Joe Abbenda

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Joe Abbenda (born July 4, 1939) is an American former professional bodybuilder during the early to mid-1960s.[1] He competed in the tall man competitions, and as an amateur won the Teen Mr. America in 1959, AAU Mr. America and the amateur Mr. Universe competition in 1962, and the professional winner a year later, in the 1963 NABBA Mr. Universe.[1][2]

He is of Italian descent, and at the time of competing in championships, was one of only two Italian-Americans to have done so.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Joe Abbenda". Muscle Memory. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "NABBA International Hall of Fame". World Fitness Federation. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Tinerino, Dennis (22 June 2017). "Supersize Your Faith: Tapping Into God's Miracle Power". Destiny Image Publishers – via Google Books.