A bona fide powerlifting legend from Brownwood Texas, Doug Young did some of his best lifting as a 242 and 275 lber during the late 1970's. He was particularly renowned for his upper body strength and had a physique to match his lifts. He was profiled in Terry Todd's Inside Powerlifting (1978) and was a Powerlifting USA coverman as well. A partial resume of his best lifting achievements include:
1975 Sr. National Champion @ 242: 705-534-688=1929
1975 IPF World Champion @ 242: 699-529-699=1929
1976 Sr. National Champion @ 242: 710-555-735=2000
1976 IPF World Champion @ 242: 705-562-738=2005
1977 Sr. National Champion @ 242: 722-556-738=2017
1977 IPF World Champion @ 242: 699-545-710=1956
Doug Young also made a 612 lb bench press record in 1978.