1981- Founding of Titan

Posted by in on July 16, 1981 Comments off
  • Irma Alaniz makes her first suits for Pete and partners. The craftsmanship is superior to commercial models. Innovative design prevents blowouts. State Records are broken.
  • Rick Gaugler and three other local lifters enter the USPF Nationals and use suits made by Mrs. Alaniz. Rick Gaugler surpasses Mike Bridges World Record squat twice but is called on depth. Gaugler breaks Bridges World Record total to become the undisputed best 165 lb lifter on the planet.
  • Pete proposes the idea for creating a gear company to his parents. Titan is registered at the county courthouse in October. Both parents, Pete and his girlfriend Cynthia (future wife) all work together in his parents garage after work and college classes.