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Weldon takes a belt

Updated: August 13, 2008, 1:06 PM ET
By Steve Wright, Pete Robbins, Lynn Burkhead and Sam Eifling | ESPNOutdoors.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — With the Olympic Games opening in Beijing, China, it was only fitting that BASS honor the greatest weightlifter in its history Friday night.

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Trip Weldon's skinny body belies the fact he has the strength to lift 5 tons of bass. But the 18-year BASS Tournament Director did just that in Zapata, Texas, this year, in becoming the bass fishing equivalent of the Soviet Union's famed lifter, ...

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