Translation - "Tom Zenk : future champion of Québec (Merci Christian!)
Tom Zenk has everything he needs to become Québec champion.
Tom Zenk, born of German parents, comes from a family of four children. He has two brothers and one sister. But he was the only one to choose wrestling. Born a Sagittarian, he loves to travel, to dance and to listen to music. But he spends most of his time training.
Tom Zenk was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He has been a professional wrestler for two years. Like many others, he practised wrestling as an amateur but from the age of 8 he wanted to be become a professional wrestler. Now, he has made it!
Formerly a United-States Northwest champion, Zenk has just lost the title to Bobby Jaggers. He hopes that here in Québec, the promoters will offer him a shot at a championship, maybe in tag team with Dino Bravo or Rick Martel. This is one of his ambitions for his Québec tour.
Tom Zenk tells us he loves Québec. "Everything is great here! When I'm not working I 've been checking out the local attractions. Food is much better here than in the United States. In fact I'd quite like to live here" said the young wrestler. "And in Quebec, everyone is so friendly. I want to thank everyone for their support. It's made it so pleasant to work here."
1981 Mr. Minnesota
1981 Mr. Twin Cities
1982 Mr. North Country
Before becoming a professional wrestler, Tom Zenk was a bodybuilder and won these three titles. You can see why - he has an incredible body.
To keep in shape Zenk trains everyday, often with Dino Bravo and Rick Martel. Tom considers it very important for a wrestler to be in great shape as you can see when he enters the ring. "A wrestler who isn't in great shape runs out of steam very quickly."
Tom Zenk is 6'2" and weighs 230lb. He has dark hair. His favourite move is the sleeper. His most difficult bout has been against Nick Bockwinkel at the Paul Sauve Center.
He doesn't speak French but is trying to learn. Martel helps out. He also helps Zenk with some wrestling tips . When I say "You look like Martel..." he answers "Thanks. I take that as a compliment".
Tom owns a Buick but would like to buy a Corvette or a Cadillac.
Finally, thanking his supporters Tom Zenk says : "If you ever want an autograph, please don't be shy, it is always a pleasure."
Thankyou Tom and good luck. I hope you get that championship bout.
Tom Zenk practices a wrestler's bridge ....
and other neck strengthening exercises
.... with Rick Martel and Dino Bravo.