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Torio's gym closes after more than 50 years

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Dick Torio in a wrestling pose in this 1950s photo.

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In this undated photo, Dick Torio has a headlock on his opponent. Torio, who attended the University of Toledo, wrestled in the AAU and compiled an impressive record.

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In this undated photo Dick Torio stands in his wrestling finery as he prepares to begin his match.

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Toledo wrestler Dick Torio poses in this photo from Dec. 3, 1954. It appeared in an issue of the Northwest Wrestling weekly publican.

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Longtime Toledo fitness leader and wrestling official Dick Torio goes through scrapbooks from his years of weight training men in this June 1999 photo.

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Dick Torio at his Torio Health Club in July 2012.

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Weight belts are lined up at Torio Health Club.

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A sign indicating the closing of Torio Health Club.

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A painting of Dick Torio in front of a Roman coliseum at his Torio Health Club.

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Cards of a young Dick Torio that the Toledo wrestler and bodybuilder would hand out in the early 1950.

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Vintage workout machines were on display at Torio Health Club.

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Weights line a wall at Torio Health Club.

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Boxes of photo albums show before and after photos of members of the Torio Health Club.

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Photos and news clippings adorn a bulletin board at Torio Health Club.

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