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Chin-up champ

As 13-year-old Samuel Clemens, hero of the Wilmington, N.C. Community Boys Club, sees it, chinning oneself is more than just good exercise—it's good fun as well. Thanks in part to this happy attitude, the lithe 70-pound youngster, shown here having his fun in company with a group of fellow clubmen, helped lead his Wilmington team to a nationwide chinning title in the Boys' Clubs of America national pull-up championships. Sam explained his skill with a grin as wide as a chinning bar: "I like it. It makes me feel good." Sam's club director, Walter Bess, had a further explanation: "Pull-ups can help develop pretty strong personalities, too."