5 Questions With Marcus Haley:
NPC North American Champion 2005
[ Q ] You have chosen the Colorado Pro Show for your pro debut, what is the significance of that?
A: Well Shawn was the first pro to take me under his wing and I thought it would be fitting to pay him respect and do his show.
A: Yes and no. I was lucky to get picked up by World Wide and that made it nice as I get ready for what will be my all time best showing yet. The weight has been lifted off my shoulder; I have reached a goal that many thought I wouldn't.
[ Q ] The Prize Money available is $25,000.00 for 1st place - is that a motivating factor for you to win or is this just another contest for you?
A: Prize money helps but I want to make an impact on my first time out. I know I can be a force in this sport - I just have to be consistent.
[ Q ] What will be the most important difference for you as an athlete and person competing as a pro rather than an amateur?
A: During my off season practices I have to realize that I am a pro and with that comes responsibility and dedication. I have a good handle on things right now.
[ Q ] You will have a lot of new pros thrown in with some cagey veteran pros in this show - does competing against guys you know motivate you and where do you think you will land when the dust settles?
A: I have the ability to get real hard and I have yet to really diet hard so with that being said my combo of hard muscle and good shape will put me in the top 3.