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 Posted: Thu Jul 24th, 2008 12:31 am
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Papa Voo wrote: I just saw some footage of Lars Anderson, and he was wrestling in the IWA under his real name of Larry Heinemi.  I did not know he began wrestling in 1965!  I thought he was younger than that.   What did you think of him?

 Larry/Lars wrestled under both names in the AWA. I thought he was o.k.. He did most of his work in tag teams. He had a good look for a wrestler of his day. He was a very good heel in the ring, but I thought sometimes on the mic, he would lose his train of thought.

 He went to school at St. Cloud U. in Minnesota. He wrestled and was captain of the football team his senior year. In the conference wrestling tournament he didn't place, but a few months later he moved up in weight and took 3rd place in the national AAU tournament.

 Larry debut in August of 1965 and one of his first matches was against a soon to be brother, Gene Anderson.

Nov. 13, 1965 Minneapolis

Larry Heiniemi pinned Gene Anderson (Match between the Anderson brothers)