An Interview With William J. Owens!

Check out a little more on Mr. Tall Man. I've had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know William and he is a fun, upbeat, class act. Be sure to watch is routine at this year's Nationals - he gets the crowd groove'n.
Military Officer William Owens currently residing in Colorado is going for his pro card at this year's Nationals in Miami, Florida will be feeling the heat when Wil rolls in harder and bigger then ever. Check out a little more on Mr. Tall Man. I've had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know William and he is a fun, upbeat, class act. Be sure to watch is routine at this year's Nationals - he gets the crowd groove'n.

Name:
William J. Owens.

Nickname?
Wil, Bill, Mr Tall Man.

Born/Grew up in:
Ft. Dix, NJ - Military brat so I grew up everywhere.

Current Residence:
US Air Force Academy.

What do you like the most about living in CO?
The mountains.

Current Occupation:
Military Officer.

How long have you been in the Air Force:
15 years.

Best part of being part of the military:
Different people you meet day to day and coming realize they know the same people.

Most Challenging part of being in the military and competing:
Getting the military to support me and the shift work.

What age did you get started in bodybuilding and what made you do so?
The young age of 19 -- Peer pressure is a good one.

Coolest place you've traveled to with the Air Force:
Hong Kong... talk about a different world.

Most interesting person you've met:
Tough question...the list is too long to pin point just one.

Competition History/Results:

2003 - NPC USAs Championship 6th Lt Hvy
2002 - NPC USAs Championship 4th Lt Hvy
2000 - NPC Jr USAs Championships 3rd LtHvy
1999 - NPC All Armed Forces Championships 1st Mdl Weight and Overall men's
1998 - NPC Mr North Dakota Championships 1st LtHvy and Overall men's
1998 - North American IFBB/NPC Championships 3rd LtHvy
1998 - NPC Rocky Mtn Championships 1st Lt Hvy and Overall men's
1997 - NGA (National Gym Association) Western America Natural {AZ} 1st Middle-weight (PRO-QUALIFIER)
1995 - NPC Natural Team Universe {IL} 5th Middleweight
1994 - Natural Heartland Classic & Natural Nebraska {NE} 1st Short Class & Men's Overall Winner (both shows)
1994 - NPC Naturally Ironman {MI} 2nd Middleweight
1994 - NPC Team Universe {IL} 5th Middleweight
1993 - NPC Central States Bodybuilding {NE} 5th Light-heavyweight
1991 - National Physique Committee (NPC) {NH} New Hampshire State Bodybuilding Championships 1st Middleweight
1991 - CAN-AM Physique Bodybuilding {NY} 1st Middle-weight & Men's Overall winner
1991 - NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding {NJ} 1st Middle-weight & Men's Overall winner
1991 - NPC USAs Championships 12th LtHvy

JAPAN/GUAM

1992 Mr. & Ms Kadena Bodybuilding 1st Middle-weight & Men's Overall winner
1992 Guam Nationals 1st Middleweight

Career Highlight?
Winning the All Armed Forces in 1999 as a Middleweight.

What's in your CD player right now?
Home mix -- R&B and Country.

What motivates you in the gym?
The young bucks and buckettes giving a 100% to see results in their bodies.

What do you do in your spare time?
Mess with my horse and just laughing.

Favorite Cheat food?
Pizza.

Biggest Pet Peeve:
Saying you can't do something even after failing - always try again.

Training Advise for others:
Traing hard and safe, eat right, and give 100%+ in all you do.

Favorite bodypart:
Legs.

One thing people may not know about you:
Insecure about myself.

What would you tell guys getting into bodybuilding with hopes of turning pro?
Be ready to work more then the next person.

Nationals are right around the corner. What can we expect to see from you?
Well, I hope to be tighter then I was at the USA's and I may be in the heavy weight class as of right now (15 Oct 03), I'm 220 @ 4.5% bodyfat... Better hoping for a pro card.

Anything else you'd like to share with the viewers of Bodybuilding.com?
Nothing in life is free, and you can't get to point B with traveling from point A -- the road is never straight or easy and you will be bucked off the question you have ask yourself is this : Are you going to lay there bleeding or are you going to Cowboy up?

Thanks Wil! William has continued to improve his physique and will be a force to be reckoned with in Miami come November. Rock on!

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