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Div. Marine Second In Mr. Metropolis Contest

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This week we are republishing a story that appeared on our pages on June 20th from the 1963 edition. We hope it will give you an appreciation for our Corps' history. Today's article is a column written about a Marine with 2d Marine Division in Mr. Metropolis Contest.
Pfc. Carlos J. Rodriquez one of America's top musclemen and the chief body building instructor at the 2nd Marines' gymnasium, captured second place in the "Mr. Metropolis" contest held June 7, in New York City.
Rodriquez, a 20 year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, entered the contest at his own expense as a representative of the Marine Corps. In addition to his second-place finish, the sharply-portioned 2nd Marines' strongman took four individual first place trophies. He won the best back, best legs, and best arms contests, and was voted the most muscular competitor at the meet.
The 5'6", 175-lb., Rodriquez enlisted in the Marine Corps in September, 1961 and has entered numerous physique contests since that time. His program of weight-lifting body-building started at the age of 16, when his family physician advised exercises to combat persistent illness.
Now a resident of Hoboken, N.J., Rodriquez neither drinks nor smokes. He works out on an average of six times per week, and is able to expand his chest to 47 inches. His biceps measure 16-1/2 inches and his broad shoulders taper down to a 28-inch waist.


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