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Welcome to our news and archives.  Please note that all test results are posted for the current year, but may not appear in the archives.  Full records are kept at our main office.  In addition, photographs and news releases prior to 1997 are kept in our school library at our main location dating back to the 1960s.

Bodybuilding Competition 2023 Coverage

The following is a summary of some of the television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and internet coverage of Grandmaster Crandall's body building competition coverage. This post will be where any future coverage that is released is added so that it is in one place.

Watertown Daily Times features Grandmaster Crandall

NNY 360 (Watertown Daily Times and Northern New York Newspapers) recently featured Grandmaster Crandall in and article by Chris Brock titled: Former NNY teacher, 76, ‘builds’ on his reputation of encouraging others.

You can read the entire article online by clicking the link below:

WIBX950 Features Grandmaster Crandall on their Website Posted an article about Grandmaster Crandall following his recent interview with Bill Keeler.

The article, "Lets Just Talk About Grandmaster Cliff Crandall for a Moment" can be read below or visit their website for the orginal posting at: 

955 The Heat Interview with Grandmaster Crandall

On Monday after, November 20, Grandmaster Crandall stopped by the the studios at 955 The Heat for an interview with Utica Phoenix owner and CEO Cassandra Harris-Lockwood. The interview covered a range of topics from Grandmaster Crandall''s recent body buidling competition to some of the classes and programs offered at the American Martial Arts Institute. It was a great interview.

Thank you to Utica Phoenix! 955TheHeat.Com

Grandmaster Crandall on WKTV News Channel 2

Grandmaster Crandall was interviewed for a 2-part feature on WKTV News Channel 2 today as a follow up to his body buidling competition. Part 1 is about the preparation for competion. Part 2 is about the competition and post-competition. Part One can be seen below, on and on our Facebook Page @AmericanMartialArtsInstitute


Musical Bodybuilding Performance [VIDEO]

We have had a lot of requests for a video of Grandmaster Crandall's musical body building performance from the OCB NYS Natural Amateur Open Pro / Masters Qualifier last Saturday, November 4. For those who have been asking...

Grandmaster Crandall on Spectrum News 1 (Video)


Training for a body building event at 76

Grandmaster Crandall takes 1st in Men's Classic Physique Masters 60+ at OCB NYS

Photos and information from the competition:

WIBX 950 Interview with Bill Keeler

Grandmaster Crandall stopped by the WIBX 950 studio for an interview on the Bill Keeler Show on October 19th. He spoke about preparing for the upcoming OCB NYS body building competition he has been train for and will be competing in on Nov 4. Also discusses fitness and staying active.

Grandmaster Crandall on Talk 100.7 FM

On Monday, October 30, Grandmaster Crandall stopped by the Talk 100.7 FM studios in Utica, NY for an interview about his preparation to compete in the 2023 OCB NYS Natural Amateur Open/Masters Pro Qualifier.Grandmaster Crandall spoke about physical fitness and staying active as a life-long pursuit.

Thank you to hosts Jason Aiello, Rocco LaDuca, and Mark Wolber, Talk of the Town co-hosts for helping promote fitness and health in the community through the segment.

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