Friends of "Old Navy"
Dave Gallahan Jr.
Old Navy's First Training Partner
2006 NPC Atlantic USA Bodybuilding Championships Contest Photos by DyeCustoms.comReturn to Top
22, College Student, Old Navy's Daughter
Chrissy, my oldest daughter, is a big supporter of her dad. She always calls me before a competition to wish me luck and always wants to know how I placed after a show. Chrissy, a senior, is studying Art at Auburn University. I'm proud to call her my Friend. I love you, Baby. My younger daughter, Danielle, 21, attends Long Beach State University in California. She is sending me a few photos that I will add here soon.Return to Top
Canada, Co-President of FAME
- Personal Growth through introspection, experience, reading, studying and listening.
- Meeting and getting to know our athletes on a personal level.
- Socializing, fitness, yoga, meditation.
- Mindy wants to introduce the FAME World Tour to as many countries as possible and will strive to continually improve and add to the organization so the events are always fun and exciting for the athletes. Mindy, I'm confident you will do this and much more.
- Celebrating 10 years of WNSO and the FAME World Tour.
- Successfully working with my husband, Jeffrey Kippel to build the World Natural Sports Organization from scratch.
- Completing my first photo shoot to help me better understand our athletes needs.
- Hosting events which actually help change people's lives and allow them to experience new confidence, better health and overall personal growth, while providing them the opportunity to accept new challenges and reach new goals.
Dr. Charles Allen, USMC (Ret.)
The illusion of good health almost cost me my life.
By Dr. Charles Allen, USMC (Ret.)
The illusion that I was in good health came to an end September of 2005 when I suffered a heart attack while jogging.
In reality I did not have a healthy diet as I would on many occasions eat the foods that I know I should not have. The jogging was not consistent. I jogged when ever I could.
On this day, it all came to a head when I found myself being rushed to the hospital for triple bypass surgery.
There I was. A retired Marine with over 20 yeas of active duty service thinking I was in the best of health. I neglected to follow-up on annual physical exams, blood pressure checks and other much needed health exams. I felt those things were not for me and besides I was too busy. Well, I’m not too busy now.
As I lay there in the recovery ward with the other patients that had similar operations I cried from want of compassion and hope. I did not want to be here.
I wanted to get better. I wanted to get better now.
When the nurses told me it was safe to get out of bed I got out of bed. I astounded my doctors at how fast I started to recover. It was less than two weeks after surgery when I was allowed to go home.
I did everything my doctors told me to do from my diet right on through to any and all medical exams and appointments. I was never too busy. In four weeks after surgery I was back at work. I had lost 30 pounds. I got a membership at World Gym.
I started lifting weights to help get my strength back. One day a member at the gym noticed what he called “bumps” on my legs, abdomen and arms. He was kidding, of course, but what he was referring to were my new found muscles. I was 61 years old.
The encouragement from members of the gym, the owner and members of my family gave me the confidence I needed to want to stay with the gym and continue the workouts. I was never too busy. There always seemed to be time to take care of myself.
On 5 March 2011, at the age of 64 I participated in the NGA 5th Annual NGA Natural Muscle Figure Bikini Male Model Showdown and won 1st Place Grand Masters as well as 2nd Place in the Light Weight category.
It’s never too late to begin taking care of your self. Just don’t let the illusion of good health blind you from the truth. Take care of yourself. Return to Top
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49, Martial Arts Student, Birmingham, Alabama
Michael is my training partner. This 6' 6" tall, 258 pounds martial arts student is a hard worker. We push each other to lift heavier and do more during our workouts. I enjoy being on the gym floor with this fine athlete. Michael passed his test for Senior Blue Belt in January 2008.Return to Top
Augusta, Georgia, won his Pro Card at the INBF GABB Championships in Augusta on October 21, 2006.Return to Top
Sean "Sully" Sullivan
Old Navy's Coach
Sean "Sully" Sullivan, has won more than 60 bodybuilding titles since 1993. Here are a few from the last two years: 2005 OCB Yorton Cup Masters and Light Weight Champion 2006 USBF Nationals Masters and Class champion 2006 NBI Pro USA 2nd Place 2006 USBF Pro/Am 3rd PlaceReturn to Top
Russ is my Posing Coach and Friend. Because of his excellent choreography and one-on-one coaching instruction, I have won three Best Poser trophies. Thank you, Russ.
33, Pro Figure Champion, Co-owner of T-Wild Fitness, Figure Coaching and Online Training, Orlando, Florida
- 2007 N.G.A. Pro Natural Night of Champions: 1st Tall Class & Overall
- 2007 I.F.P.A. Pro Yorton Cup: 5th
- 2007 N.G.A. Pro World Figure Championships: 1st
- 2006 N.G.A. American Internationals: 1st Open Figure, N.G.A. Pro-Card
- 2006 I.F.P.A. Gaspari Nutrition Pro Figure: 6th
- 2005 W.N.B.F. Pro Ms. Exercise World's: 4th
- 2005 I.N.B.F. Northern States: 1st: W.N.B.F. Pro-Card
- 2004 I.N.B.F. Texas Shredder: 2nd Figure Tall
- 2002 W.T.F. World Challenge: 9th Overall, 5th Dual, 2nd Fitness Skills, 1st Bench
- 2002 Body for LIFE Challenge Finalist: Women 25 - 29
Nicole is a true sports woman. She is passionate about and is engaged in all aspects of physical fitness. And, she is a good friend. We have judged and guest posed at several bodybuilding and figure shows together.Return to Top
Brian Cressman, M.D.
Walker Wellness Center Jasper, Alabama
- 2006 NPC Vulcan Classic, Birmingham, AL - 2nd Place Novice
- 2006 NPC Heart of Dixie, Foley, Alabama - 1st Place Masters, 1st Place Juniors and Junior Overall Winner
- 2006 NPC All South, Miami, FL - 1st Place Masters
25, Canada, International Events Operations, Figure Competitor
Shannon is the Manager of International Event Operations for the WNSO and for the FAME World Tour. She is also the Athlete Liaison with the WNSO and FAME World tour. Shannon is a Certified Personal Trainer and show promoter. Her next event is the 2008 FAME CAN/AM Championships in September.
Competition History: 2004 OPA Figure
2006 - Total Gym Makeover - FAME Experience in FAME Magazine
Goals: "I am currently training to get into competition shape so I can feel more confident when I am backstage running shows for FAME. I am leaning out and gaining muscle mass so I can represent WNSO and FAME on a higher level! I also dabble in photography and have launched my own website www.ShannonLucier.com I would like to meet many positive, enthusiastic people who share my interest in Competing." Return to Top
Mike "Iron Mike" Williams
58, Retired USMC Colonel, serving as a Civilian in Baghdad, Iraq
Mike is training in Baghdad to compete in his first bodybuilding competition as a Grand Master and Novice next year when he returns to the US. He has a great gym to use in the Compound, but we are being very creative with his diet. Iron Mike, nearly six feet tall, will compete at around 180 pounds as a natural athlete.
Mike "Iron Mike" Williams - Team Old Navy Return to Top
27, Figure Pro, Prattville, Alabama
Dana Bennett - Team Old Navy Return to Top
Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal
Musician, Good FriendReturn to Top
Tommy Jeffers, aka "Sporto"
2007 OCB Midwest States Overall Champion - Won his IFPA Pro Card
Mr. Natural Indiana Return to Top
29, Endurance Athlete, Category 3 (soon to be Cat 4) Cyclist, Birmingham, ALReturn to Top
46, Personal Trainer, FAME Master Pro Fitness Model, Guelph, Ontario
Marla owns her own studio, Frameworks Fitness in Guelph, Ontario. She has been married 24 years and is the mother of three teenage boys.
She placed First in the Masters Fitness Model Class in her first contest, the Ian Walling Classic in March, 2007. She also placed 4th in her class in the FAME Nationals in Toronto in June.
Marla planed to continue her journey in fitness model competitions and competed in her first FAME Master Pro show in Miami on November 4th. Her future plans call for her to train other women her age to compete at the masters level. She is a goal oriented person and loves the feeling of setting a goal, working towards it and accomplishing what she set out to do. For example, Marla wanted one day to run a marathon....at first she couldn't even run a mile....with persistence...smart training....she increased her mileage and ran her first marathon in 2000! Marla Amdt is a FAME Master Pro and she is a Warrior.
58, Doctor and Marathoner, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Meng Szeto is the member of Team Old Navy who lives the farthest from his Distance Personal Trainer. My friend lives with his wife in Hong Kong, where he is a physician. Ming-leung has been bodybuilding for a few years and is an accomplished marathon runner. His goal is to look better and to be healthy.Return to Top
42, Tech Sepecialist, Bodybuilding Champion
Jill is a Lady Warrior. Working in the volatile Tech Industry while training for bodybuilding competitions would challenge the best of us. This lady has done well in both endeavors.
Jill's goals are to maintain a leaner frame off-season and then go after some national shows in the summer of 2008. Her target shows are the NPC Jr. Nationals, NPC USAs and possibly the NPC Masters Nationals. Beyond that, she wants to expand her training and recovery approach to support and help minimize the various aches and pains she has as well as continually improve her conditioning on-season and off. Great goals, Jill.
She also new to the Bay Area and wants to work on maintaining a balance in her life between work, training and enjoying her free time experiencing all the amazing sites and people in California.
Jill's Competition Record
- 2000 - NPC Coast to Coast (Tampa, FL) - 2nd place middleweight novice
- 2000 - NPC Gold Cup (Riviera Beach, FL)
- 2005 - NPC Eastern Seaboard (Atlanta, GA) - 2nd place heavy weight Open, 1st place Masters, Best Female Poser
- 2007 - NPC San Francisco (Hayward, CA) - 1st place heavyweight Open, Overall Champion
55, Insurance General Agent, Open and Master Class Bodybuilder, Florida
Dave played minor league hockey as a young man. He played college football and holds a B.Sc. degree in Human Kinetics and a B.Ed and a M.Ed. degree. He began competing in his 20's until he encountered the bodybuilding drug culture and was turned off on the sport. In the 90's, Dave resumed competing in the A.N.B.C., winning several titles, including the 1996 Florida Masters Championship. In August of 2000, our Warrior had a total right hip replacement. He came back in 2002 and won the NPC Master's Space Coast and the FAME WNSO Grand Masters. In 2003 and 2004, Dave continued his winning ways with victories in the Space Coast and NPC Southern States. In 2005 and 2006, he posted victories in NPC and WNSO events. 2007 has been a little tough for this Champion. He tore his right tricep tendon and is currently in rehab. Dave has pledged to come back strong in 2008.Return to Top
LCDR (Sel) Pat Sollitto
United States Navy, Operations Officer USS Cleveland (LPD-7)
Pat Sollitto is a Warrior in the true sense of the word.
She is the Operations Officer on board the USS Cleveland (LPH-7), an Amphibious Forces ship home ported in San Diego, California. She was recently selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Lieutenant Commander (Select) Sollitto is training to enter her first bodybuilding competition later this year.
Welcome to Team Old Navy, Pat.
43, Senior Electrical Engineer, Champion Bodybuilder, Nutritionist
Eric Brugh is a large man. He is also a gentleman of the Sport of Bodybuilding. Eric lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his beautiful wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical
Engineering and is studying for his Masters Degree.
He is a student of the Sport he has embraced for more than 15 years. As a Nutritionist, Eric knows how to prepare for a contest and has shared his knowledge with countless competitors who have gone one to win championships. I consider Eric a good Friend of Old Navy.
- 1989 - NPC Upper Ohio Valley, Overall novice winner. Light heavyweight open 1st
- 1989 - NPC West Virginia Cup - Heavyweight and overall
- 1989 - NPC Mr. Pittsburgh - 2nd place heavyweight
- 1990 - NPC Washington Cup - Heavyweight and overall
- 1994 - NPC Mr. Pittsburgh - 2nd place heavyweight
- 1994 - NPC Jr. USA 6th Heavyweight
- 1997 - NPC Upper Ohio Valley - Heavyweight and overall
- 1997 - NPC Mr. Pittsburgh - 2nd place Heavyweight
- 2004 - NPC Upper Ohio Valley - Heavyweight and overall
- 2004 - NPC Mr. Pittsburgh - Overall Masters winner
- 2004 - NPC Masters Nationals 4th place Heavyweight
- 2005 - NPC Bodyrock 2nd place Super Heavyweight
- 2005 - NABBA Nationals - Masters Tall Class 1st. Most Muscular award, 2nd open-medium tall class. Invite to Mr. Universe in England
- 2006 - NABBA Jr. Nationals - 3rd place Medium Class
- 2006 - NABBA Nationals - Masters Tall class 1st. Masters Overall Winner.
- Most Muscular award, 2nd open-medium tall class. Invite to Mr. Universe in England
2007 NABBA Masters National Champion 2007 NABBA Open Overall National ChampionReturn to Top
Keith is a 48 year-old Champion Master Bodybuilder. The Elementary School Guidance Counselor attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship and graduated with a Master’s in Educational Psychology in 1984.
His hobbies include coaching football, working with handicapped children in a Special Populations Recreation Program, reading, swimming in his pool with the kids, landscaping----"I LOVE to work in the yard."
Keith says bodybuilding is not a hobby...its more like a passion! Some Passion!
- 1992 Palm Coast Novice Lightweight Winner, Overall Novice Winner, Open Lightweight Winner
- 1993 Intracoastal BB Championships Open Lightweight Winner
- 1994 Sunshine Classic Open Lightweight Winner
- 1995 South Fla BB Championships Open Middleweight winner
- 1996 Sunshine Classic Open Middleweight 2nd Place
- 1996 West Palm Beach Beach Championships Open Middleweight winner, Over 35 Middleweight winner, Over 35 Overall winner
- 1998 Sunshine Classic Open Middleweight 2nd Place (AGAIN!!)
- 2000 West Palm Beach BB Championships Over 40 Middleweight winner, Over 40 Overall winner
- 2003 Sunshine Classic Over 40 Middleweight winner, Over 40 Overall Winner
Gentleman and Champion
Neal is one of the sport's outstanding athletes. He regularly wins both Open Bantam Weight and Men's Masters titles. He is an NGA and USBF Pro. These shots of Neal are from the 2006 USBF ProAm in Baltimore.Return to Top
Laura J. Tourtellot
MS - Contest Promoter, Athlete & Specialized Personal Trainer
Laura, known as "Turtle" was a fellow judge at the 2007 OCB Spirit of America Bodybuilding and Figure Championship on April 21 in Culver, Massachusetts. She is a long-time show promoter for the NGA and promoted her 13th Annual NGA Granite State Open Bodybuilding and Figure Championship on October 27th in Dover, New Hampshire. She is one neat Lady.Return to Top
Bruce and his wife Eva vacationing in Hawaii.Return to Top
Will competed in the NPC for 16 years and still Judges for that Federation. He was my first Personal Trainer and took this Novice to his first "natural" win at the 2005 SNBF Georgia Open.Return to Top
26, Fitness Model, Toronto, Canada
Céline is an outstanding athlete. She is 5' 6" tall and competes in the Fitness Model Tall Class. She placed 2nd in her class at the 2006 FAME Mayhem in Hamilton, Ontario. Go, Lady!Return to Top
28, Marketing Advisor WNSO Canadian Pro Bodybuilder
I met Maurice at the 2006 FAME World Championships in Toronto. He competed in the Pro event. Maurice and I spent a lot of time backstage just talking about our sport. He is as passionate about bodybuilding as I am. He has competed in over 10 events. Good luck in 2008, Warrior.Partial Contest Record:
- 2004 WNSO FAME East - 1st in Light Heavyweight
- 2005 WNSO FAME East - 2nd in Light Heavyweight, 2nd Pairs
- 2006 WNSO FAME Central - 1st Overall - Pro Card, 1st in Pairs
- 2006 FAME World Pro Championship - 8th Overall and 3rd in Pairs
Ilesha "CoCo" Graham
Vice Principal, College Instructor, Figure Competitor
Ilesha "CoCo" Graham is an educator, public speaker and consultant. Her "main" profession is as a public school Vice Principal in Sacramento, CA. She also "moonlights" as a faculty member for the University of Phoenix and conducts workshops and keynote speeches on such subjects as: diversity, educational equity, strategies for success, personal empowerment and leadership. She and her husband are also involved in outreach ministry.
Most recently, CoCo has developed a passion for weight training and figure competitions. In her first competition in March 2007, she placed 3rd in the Figure Tall Class (NPC Fresno Classic Championship). She competed in several more shows during the 2007 season such as, California Natural Muscle (WNBF), Grand Prix of Natural Bodybuilding Champions (ABA), and Flex Wheeler Classic (NPC).
Captain Dana Fitzpatrick
Kentucky National Guard
Dana, known on the DB.com board as NAV, is a Warrior in the true sense of the word. A superb athlete and U.S. Navy Academy Graduate, NAV flies combat helos for the U.S. Army.Return to Top
43, Police Officer, Swat Team Member,
Personal Trainer, Champion
Teresa works as a police officer for the Hamilton County Park District in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a member of the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT team. Teresa personal trains part time with an emphasis on contest preparation. She is an outstanding Competitor and Champion.
Oct. 2006 NPC Monster Mash - First Place
Apr. 2006 NPC Cincinnati Bodybuilding Championship - First Place
Apr. 2006 NPC Ohio Natural Northern - First Place
Sep. 2005 NPC Mid-Atlantic GP - First Place
Sep. 2005 NPC Ohio State Championship - Second Place
Sep. 2004 NPC Ohio State Championship - Second Place
Apr. 2004 NPC Cincinnati Bodybuilding Championship - First Place
Mar. 2004 NPC Northern Kentucky BB Championship - Third Place
Oct. 2003 NPC Monster Mash - Second Place
Apr. 2003 NPC Cincinnati Bodybuilding Championship - Third Place
Mar. 2003 NPC Northern Kentucky BB Championship - Third Place
Masters Champion, Gym Owner
Paul and I traveled together to Toronto in 2005 to compete in the FAME WNSO World Bodybuilding Championship. He is an outstanding athlete, who has competed for more than 20 years and has won several titles in his more than 60 events, including:
1997 - ANBC Tampa Bay Natural - Master's Champion
1997 - AAU Southern America - Overall Champion
1997 - AAU Mr. America - 3rd Lightweight Division
1997 - Competed in the Mr. Universe in Taranto, Italy
1999 - NPC Atlantic USA - 1st Middleweight Division
2002 - SNBF Atlanta Championships - Overall and Master's Champion
2002,2004 - SNBF National Master's Champion
2002 - SNBF Male Athlete of the Year
2004 - SNBF Gulf Coast - Master's Champion
2005 - SNBF Capital Classic - Master's Champion
2005 - Georgia NPC Championship - 2nd Master's Middleweight
2005 - NGA Mt. Rogers Championship - Open and Master's Lightweight Champion
2005 - NPC Palmetto Cup - Master's Champion
Paul's Grand Opening party for his new Gym is scheduled for Monday evening, January 8, 2007. The next time you are in Atlanta, drop in and tell Paul, "Old Navy sent me." http://www.ybfitness.com/
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Six-Time Professional - Contest Promoter
Will Usher is an extraordinary bodybuilder. He is also a gentleman. He promotes the KashWil.e (pronounced Casually) International Bodybulding and Figure event in Kingston, Jamaica.
The annual show is a smashing success.
I don't know of any athlete who holds as many Pro Cards as does my friend, Will.
Muscle Mania Pro
"Difficult takes a day, Impossible takes a week" Will Usher
John competed in a few bodybuilding contests in the early 80's. He never placed higher than 4th. As he reaches his 50th year, John has decided to enter the fray again, this time as a Natural Athlete, and competed in his first Masters Competition in 2007. He is a member of Team Old Navy.Return to Top
Professional Photographer, Sailor, Marathoner
Greg sailing with his family during Fleet Week 2006 in San Francisco Bay. (Photo by Joe Naughten)
California based photo journalist Greg Tarczynski specializes in social, spiritual, and lifestyle photography. Greg recently completed documentary photo assignments in Vatican City, Guatemala, Jordan and Mexico. He regularly sails with his wife and children on San Francisco Bay and is training for the Death Valley Trail Marathon.
|Jeff Hall - Retired U.S. Navy Warrant Officer|
| Jeff and his beautiful wife, June, on a motorcycle ride in Colorado.
Jeff lives in Florida and is a member of Team Old Navy.
|Dawn Melanie Clay, 34 - CPA, Personal Trainer, Pro Figure Competitor, Living With MS|
| This beautiful lady is a champion. Not only is she a successful Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Personal Trainer, Dawn is a Professional Figure Competitor who is battling Multiple Sclerosis. Go On, Dawn!
National Physique Committee (NPC) Figure Competitor
* 2006 USA Championships, Figure Class D - 6th Place
7/29/2006, Las Vegas, NM
* 2006 West Texas, Figure, Short Class ? 1st Place, Overall Winner
4/08/2006, Lubbock, TX
* 2005 Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Class B - 1st Place
4/25/2005, Grapevine, TX
* 2003 Southwest, Figure Medium Class ? 1st Place, Overall Winner
9/27/2003, Arlington, TX
* 2003 Greater Gulf States, Figure Class B - 2nd Place
6/19/203, New Orleans, LA
* 2003 Lone Star Classic, Figure Class B - 3rd Place
6/6/2003, Plano, TX
* 2003 Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Class B - 3rd Place
4/23/2003, Grapevine, TX
Fitness America Pageant (FAP) Competitor
* 2005 Ms. Bikini America, Delta Region - Overall Winner
Dawn's Web Site:
|Marc David - Author, Expert, Teacher, Web Site Guru|
|Marc owns and operates several high-traffic bodybuilding web sites, including DiscussBodybuilding.com, FreedomFly.net, Beginning-Bodybuilding.com and JustAskMarc.com. He has written articles for some of the top fitness sites on the Internet and is also the author of "The Beginner's Guide To Bodybuilding And Fitness," an in depth step-by-step guide designed specifically for bodybuilding "newbies." When I began training for my first bodybuilding competition, DB.com was the first site I joined and Marc and I quickly became friends.|
|Laura Bissonette - Figure Competitor, Barrie, Ontario|
| 2006 IDFA Toronto Classic, Masters Figure Short - 6th
2006 OPA, Masters Figure - 5th
Laura says, "I'm really enjoying this hobby. Whether or not there's another competition in my future, for me, I'll be Pumping Iron 'til the Day I Die!"
|Michele Salimbeni - “Georgia Peach”|
| Michele, known on the OCB Board as "Biker Chick" is a true competitor. She is a tough warrior and at the same time, she's very sweet, like a "Georgia Peach."
2004 NPC Northern Natural 4th in Women's Open, 4th in Women's Masters
2005 NGA East Coast Natural 1st in Women's Open Heavyweight, 1st in Women's Novice
2005 OCB Battle for the Swords 3rd in Women's Masters, 5th in Women's Open
2006 OCB Southern Atlantic States 3rd in Women's Open
|Lisa Peakes - Radio Personality, Athlete|
|Lisa works for National Public Radio in New Hampshire. She is a sportswoman and a fine athlete. Lisa's interests include weight training, yoga, art, music, dance, substance abuse recovery and broadcasting.|
|Ty Jones, 21- Student, Personal Trainer, Firefighter|
|Ty Jones is my hero. His motto is, "I Fight What People Fear...Fires." Ty competes in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, which, according to ESPN, is the "Toughest Two Minutes in Sports."|
|Jenni Whip at the 2006 OCB Midwest states in DeKalb IL. 2nd place Novice & 2nd place Open|
| Dunya Price at the OCB Yorton Cup II in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
3rd place in Figure Novice and 3rd place in Figure 35+.
| SUPER Stay-at-Home mom / Retired Teacher
wife to Elton (12 years), mother to Tyler (10), Brooke (8), and Dalton (5)
"Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is my BLESSING in disguise and will never stop me!"
|Edward A. Bednar III|
| 2000 NABF Mid-Eastern States, 1st Place
2004 ONBF Tri-State All-Natural Bodybuilding (OH,PA,WV)
- Novice under 170lb, 1st
- Open Lightweight, 1st & Best Poser
2004 ONBF Natural Mr. Ohio Lightweights, 1st & Best Poser
2006 OCB Chet Yorton Cup III - 1st Place Bantamweights
|Bobbi Miller - Age 19|
Bobbi is training to play in the WPFL for the Toledo Reign, an all women's professional football team.
My Two "Deer" Friends
Dr. Maureen (Mo) Muecke stands ready to defend her Second Amendment rights (including the right to enjoy venison chili). Dr. Muecke is a proud sponsor and longtime advocate of drug-free fitness and natural bodybuilding. Maureen is a double board certified plastic surgeon who performs Smart Lipo laser body sculpting in Birmingham, Alabama. She recently put her laser sharp aim to work on an exciting hunting trip to the Nooner Ranch near Hondo, Texas. Seven days of patience and persistence eventually paid off when this massive 14 point giant finally appeared at 160 yards down a narrow cendero. This 197 Boone & Crockett monster buck (24 inches wide, 40 inches of mass) eclipsed all other women’s entries in the Open Class of the World’s Largest Deer Contest.
In an effort to keep pace, Michel Wilty, an aspiring natural bodybuilder who now lives in Birmingham, bagged a South Texas trophy of his own. Michel, a recent cancer survivor, likewise had his patience and marksmanship put to the test. After 11 consecutive hours of intense hunting and untold eyestrain (for the sixth straight day) Michel’s .338 Lapua found its mark, 200 yards away.
In an uncanny coincidence, scorers at the Los Cazadores Deer Contest in Pearsall, Texas, measured Michel’s 13 point buck at an identical Boone & Crockett 197 (25 inches wide, 38 inches of mass). Although this pair of 197 bucks may have sparked a competitive arms race for these happy hunters looking forward to the Fall of 2010, Michel insists that his deer chili always wins first prize. And after 19 years a together, “the beat goes on.” Congratulations to Mike and Mo, my two ”Deer" Friends.
Tena Cirel, 45, Natural Master Figure Competitor
Tena Cirel is an awesome athlete and a friend. I was her personal trainer and coach as she prepared to compete in the 2010 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio on March 4. Tena and I worked together for several months, training three days-a-week to get her ready. She worked very hard to build a competitive physique. Her abs, quads, calves, shoulders, back and biceps all hit their peak just before she walked out on stage. This Beautiful Lady Rocks!