Jules Strongbow

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This article is about the 1980s-era pro wrestler. There was another Jules Strongbow, who wrestled in the 1930s and promoted in California through the 1950s.
Jules Strongbow
Birth name Francis Huntington[1]
Born (1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 63)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Residence Springfield, Missouri, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bruce Huntington
Chief Frank Hill
Chief Jules Strongbow[1]
Chief Running Hill
Frank Hill
Frankie Hill
Frank Running Hill
Jules Strongbow[1]
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg)
Debut 1973
Retired 2001[1]

Francis Huntington is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s under the ring name Jules Strongbow, where he held the WWF World Tag Team Championship on two occasions with his kayfabe brother, Chief Jay Strongbow.[1][2][3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (1973-1982)[edit]

Huntington debuted in 1973 as "Frank Hill", wrestling for professional wrestling promotions such as the American Wrestling Association.

In late 1979, he teamed with Wahoo McDaniel in the All Japan Pro Wrestling World's Strongest Tag Determination League tournament.

World Wrestling Federation (1982-1983)[edit]

In 1982, Huntington was hired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He was renamed "Jules Strongbow" and placed into a tag team with Chief Jay Strongbow, who was billed as his brother.[3] They formed a noted tag team, known as The Strongbows.[3] On June 28, 1982, Strongbows defeated the team of Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito for their first WWF Tag Team Championship.[4] On July 13 edition of Championship Wrestling, Strongbows lost the belts back to Fuji and Saito.[4] On October 26 edition of Championship Wrestling, Strongbows defeated Fuji and Saito for their second tag title reign.[4] They were defeated for the belts in Allentown, Pennsylvania on March 8, 1983 edition of Championship Wrestling by The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika).[4] Shortly after losing the titles, Jules left the WWF.

Independent circuit (1983-2001)[edit]

After leaving the WWF, Jules later competed on the independent circuit for several years (most notably in top indy promotions like the Pennsylvania-based National Wrestling Federation and Ohio's International Wrestling Alliance). He retired in 2001.

Personal life[edit]

Huntington is Native American. Following his retirement from professional wrestling, he volunteered with the Native American Students Association at Missouri State University.[1]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • International Wrestling Association
    • IWA United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[5]
  • National Wrestling Federation
    • NWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[5]
    • NWF Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Al Bold Eagle (1 time) and Navajo Warrior (1 time)
  • NWA Tri-State
    • NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Terry Orndorff (1 time) and Eric Embry (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Federation
  • WWWA
    • WWWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Al Bold Eagle


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Davidson, Jennifer (April 24, 2009). "Former Pro-Wrestler Reflects on Career, Film "The Wrestler"". KSMU. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wrestler Profiles: Jules Strongbow". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chief Jay Strongbow's WWE Hall of Fame Profile". WWE. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "World Tag Team Championship official title history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  5. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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