IFBB WORLD CLASSIC BODYBUILDER
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Monterey, California, USA
September 16, 1978
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2017 RPS Powerlifting Competition - Ottawa, ON - 1st Place Squat, 1st Place Bench, 1st Place Deadlift, and 1st Place Overall Total
2016 IFBB – World Classic Bodybuilding Championships, Spain, Classic Tall - could not compete due to injury.
2016 CBBF - International Events Qualifier, 2nd Classic Tall
2015 OPA Regional Powerlifting Competition - Ottawa, ON - 105 kg - 3rd Place
2014 IFBB – World Classic Bodybuilding Championships, Spain, 16th Classic Tall
2014 IFBB International Events Qualifier, (CBBF Nationals),Manitoba, 2nd Classic Tall
2012 IFBB – World Classic Bodybuilding Championships, Bulgaria, 16th Classic Tall
2012 OCB – New York State Championships, 5th Heavyweight
2012 Physique Canada – Canadian Championships, 1st Heavyweight
2012 UFE Chaos, 2nd Light Heavyweight
2012 IDFA National Classic, 4th Open Bodybuilding
2012 CBBF Natural Physique Championships – World Qualifier, 8th Light Heavyweight, CBBF error for Classic Tall, qualified and invited to IFBB World Classic
2011 OPA Provincial — National Qualifier, 1st Classic Tall, 3rd Middleweight
2011 OPA Regional - Provincial Qualifier, 1st Classic Open, 1st Middleweight
2010 IDFA Ottawa/Gatineau Classic, 2nd place Heavyweight
2009 OPA Eastern Ontario Championships, 5th Classic Open, 8th Heavyweight
2009 OPA Western Ontario Championships, 6th place Light Heavyweight
The person I most wanted to be when I started was...
Arnold Schwarzenegger, but then it quickly changed to Jay Cutler. Now I simply want to be a role model and a great representative of the sport.
The person I owe the most to is...
Jesus. Placing my faith and prayers with God through any challenge definitely helps. He is always with me and I’m truly thankful I’ve come to know that.
The supplements I can’t live without are...
Multivitamins, probiotics, ZEUS, SUB•Q, whey protein isolate, PURPLE•K, OMEGA•OIL, AGENT•M, SHUT•EYE.
The best thing about training is...
The incredible feeling I get from it – the releasing of stress, feeling tight and pumped and being in a focused state of well-being.
Two things I would change about bodybuilding are...
I would put more emphasis on natural bodybuilding. Too many people want to be mass monsters and are willing to sacrifice their health to achieve it. The other would be respect. It takes a lot of dedication, education and knowledge to achieve a great physique – not just brawn but brains too.
My ultimate goal is...
To help others achieve their fitness goals, and to someday get my pro card as a natural bodybuilder.
One thing every gym rat should know is...
You can always learn from others. Just because you work out a lot, that doesn’t mean you know everything. Keep an open mind.
Years I’ve been training...
About 20 years.
Last new bodybuilding thing I learned...
That a contest-prep-specific, ketogenic diet does work with my body type, although a carb cycle diet works the best for me!
The one question I’d ask a pro is...
With all the sacrifices you’ve made, has it all been worth it?
The thing I hate most about stepping up onstage is...
Wearing those posing trunks. Don’t like it at all.