Harold “Chief Iron Bear” Collins
A Native American Hero
Harold Collins: a man of distinction;
achievements obtained through hard work and dedication.
Known as Chief Iron Bear worldwide;
Openly displaying his Native Indian pride.
Competing in events near and far;
Not intimidated to reach for the stars.
Recently honored with the Jim Thorpe Award;
National acclaim his just reward.
Strongman records held by the chief;
Bench Press and Powerlifting, no mere feats.
Born a child on a rural county road;
Raised humble, taught to carry his load.
Encouraged early to follow his dream;
Weightlifting became his path to fame.
Numerous awards and world acclaim;
Surpassing all challenges to make his name.
A rare accomplishment for any athlete;
Certainly Harold is one of the elite.
He receives respect from coast to coast;
At home is where he deserves it most.
Respect his hard work and devotion;
Even competitors appreciate his reputation.
The path chosen is not for everyone;
Congratulate the chief for what he has done.
A man of modest means;
Brave enough to chase his dreams.
By: Weda B.