2004 Junior National Womens Preview!

The 2004 NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Champions will kick off on Friday, June 18, 2004. With over 200 competitors, it is going to be a great show!
"Fabulous Female Friday"

The 2004 NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Champions will kick off on Friday, June 18, 2004. The show is a pro-qualifier for the Figure division and this has women from across the country flocking to Chi town. When asked how things are going, NPC promotion queen, Pam Betz replied, "it will be the largest Jr. Nationals ever".


"The largest Junior Nationals ever!"

As of June 11th there were around 210 female competitors. 210 competitors? You got it skippy, that news comes straight from the queen. Don't worry your little carb-depleted heads though ladies, that number includes women's bodybuilding, fitness and figure competitors.

As the officials continue to check entries and wrap up preparations, several women are coming to the end of dieting, double cardio sessions and competing on the national level. The dream of competing on the Olympia stage will get one step closer for a few.

Lift Studios & Bodybuilding.com invite you to take a look at some of the hottest fitness, figure and bodybuilding competitors in the nation?


Stephanie Collins

Name: Stephanie Collins
Current Residence: Florida
Web Site: www.stephanie-collins.com
Sponsors: Accepting sponsorships
I've Been Published In: June 2004 issue, Oxygen Magazine
My Suits Are Made By: Jagware and CJ
Years Competing: 2

Competition History:

  • 2003 NPC Sunshine Classic and Wheel Chair Championship WPB, FL 2nd place Figure Tall Division
  • 2003 NPC Jr. Nationals 15th place Figure Tall Division

This Will Be My 2nd Time Competing At Jr. Nationals.

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel very good going into this year's Jr. Nationals... I have worked with a great coach this year and I plan to go into the show at my all time best!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Anything Chocolate!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I just want to say that I am very excited to compete at this year's Jr. Nationals. Over the past year I have gotten to know a lot of great girls? and I look forward to stepping on stage with all of them. It is going to be such a good time and a lot of fun this year! That's what its all about... having fun and winning of course? hehe! I also want to thank Magnum and Tom for everything you guys have done for me the past few months!


Nikki Warner

Name: Nikki Warner
Current Residence: Indiana
Web Site: http://www.missnikki.com
Sponsors: Twinlab Sports Nutrition
I've Been Published In: Ironman magazine; Muscle and Fitness; and NPC News
My Suits Are Made By: Merry Christine
Years Competing: 7 years

Competition History:

Bodybuilding:

  • 1997 All-Natural Central USA (1st)
  • 2002 Ms. Ball State University (1st and overall)
  • 2003 Ms. BSU (1st/overall)
  • 2003 Collegiate national overall champ
  • 2004 Ms. BSU Guest Poser

Figure:

  • March 2002 Hoosier Muscle Classic-Natl. Qualifier (1st)
  • April 2002 Jr. USA (3rd);
  • June 2002 Indianapolis show-Natl. Qualifier (1st and overall);
  • July 2002 Midwestern-Natl. Qualifier (2nd)
  • August 2002: Team Universe Figure Nationals (Pro Qualifier)
  • June 2003: Jr. Natl. (10th/26);
  • Indiana championships (1st and overall)
  • July 2003: Collegiate natl. overall figure champ

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I'm not expecting too much because I don't want to get disappointed and have a lousy time! A lot of women pay a lot of money to compete in this show? go in with high expectations only to get let down and never compete again.

I've put a lot of hard work into prep for this show, which has been done after many years not just in a couple months. I started building my base 10 years ago, therefore, I feel like I do have an advantage over a lot of the girls. Mature bodies are simply hard to beat!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Definitely something sweet? ice cream would be nice!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? If I don't do well this year... I WILL BE BACK? hee hee? just had to say that? big fan of Arnold!


Lorraine Rosa

Name: Lorraine Rosa
Current Residence: Lake Mary, Fl
Web Site: www.LorraineRosa.com
Sponsors: None at this time. Any offers?
I've Been Published In: Oxygen - Future of Fitness (Oct 2001), NPC News
My Suits Are Made By: Merry Christine, Hardrive, Tamara Oakley, CJ
Years Competing: 4

Competition History:

  • NPC 2004 Emerald Cup
    Seattle, Washington
    7th Place Fitness Division

  • NPC 2003 Jr. Nationals Fitness/Figure Championships
    Chicago, Illinois
    7th Place Fitness Division
    13th Place Figure Division

  • NPC 2003 Pinnacle Pittsburgh Fitness and Figure Championships
    Pittsburgh, PA
    1st Place Fitness Division
    2nd Place Figure Division

  • NPC 2003 Jr. USA
    Charleston, SC
    3rd Place Figure Division
    6th Place Fitness Division

  • NPC 2003 NY Metropolitan Fitness Championship
    New York City, NY
    3rd Place Fitness Division

  • NPC 2002 Body Rock - Monica Brant Fitness Classic
    Fairfax, Virginia
    6th Place Fitness Division

  • NPC 2002 Mid-Florida Classic Fitness/Figure Championships
    Orlando, Florida
    2nd Place Fitness Division
    4th Place Figure Division

  • NPC 2001 Southeastern Figure Championships
    Kissimmee, Florida
    6th Place Figure Division

  • NPC 2001 Mid-Florida Classic Bodybuilding Championship
    Orlando, Florida
    2nd Place Women's Open - Light Weight

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel much better than I did last year. Last year I had competed in 3 shows prior to Jr. Nationals and was very exhausted by the time Jr. Nationals rolled around. Also, I feel my routine is a lot better than last year.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Probably Hershey's Kisses. It's one of the rare times I eat chocolate. I'm really not big on sweets. What I will be craving is French fries, pizza and Mexican food.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Not at this time.


Jodi Miller

Name: Jodi Miller
Current Residence: Dallas, Texas
Website: www.jodileigh.com
Sponsors: NuBody Gym, CytoSport
I've Been Published In: Flex Magazine
My Suits Are Made By: Genie Stallings, local seamstress
Years Competing: In NPC - 4 years

Competition History:

NPC

  • 2004 Emerald Cup: 2nd place, 5'3" and under figure division
  • 2004 Jr. USA's: 5th place, 5'2" and under figure division
  • 2003 Figure Nationals: 5th place, 5'2" and under figure division
  • 2003 Junior Nationals: 6th place, 5'2" and under figure division
  • 2003 NPC Pittsburgh: 4th place, 5'3" and under figure division
  • 2003 Jr. USA's: 7th place, 5'2" and under figure division
  • 2002 Figure Nationals: 21st place (out of 36 competitors), 5'3" and under figure division
  • 2002 Junior Nationals: 17th place (out of 21 competitors), 5'4" and under figure division
  • 2002 Lone Star Classic: 4th place, short figure division
  • 2001 Red River Classic: 2nd place, short figure division
  • 2001 Heart of Texas: 3rd place, figure division
  • 2001 Heart of Texas: 2nd place, open bodybuilding division
  • 2001 Texas State Championships: 4th place, figure division
  • 2001 Texas State Championships: 1st place, novice bodybuilding division

Galaxy Nova

  • 2001 Nova USA Championship: 12th place, physique round
  • 2000 Internationals: 15th place, physique round
  • 2000 Texas Grand Prix: 18th place, physique round

Powerlifting

  • USA Powerlifting Federation, 1996 Texas State Championships: 1st place, 111 lb. weight class.
  • ADFPA Powerlifting Federation, 1994 Longhorn Open: 1st place, 104 lb. weight class.

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. This will be my third time competing at the Junior Nationals.

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Do you remember the last couple of weeks before the end of a high school class or a college course? You still had a few more chapters to read, another logarithm to learn, more dates to memorize, a few scientific equations to set to memory?

You had done everything you could up to this point and you were just waiting for the last scraps of information that the teacher would try to tattoo into your brain before the final exam would arrive on your desk. The unknown lurked behind every page of every textbook. Test day would soon arrive. It's an anxious feeling, a nervous bit of energy that sits in the back of the mind. I feel like this.

I've done what I can since the Emerald Cup, made improvements to the best of my ability within the time allotted, and now I have to wait for the final test: the stage. I still have less than two weeks, so there is more to accomplish, and I know that my body will make the necessary changes. But the unknown still looms before me. I know the information, but not the grade.

The interesting part is that I'm actually at my happiest going into this show that I've ever been in my four-year history of competing in the NPC. I'm satisfied with my work. I can't wait to show it off. Even if the grade comes back differently than what I would normally hope for, I'm pleased with the product I've sculpted. I'll walk onto and off of that stage with pride.

My parents always taught me that if you did your best and you learned the material, the grade was insignificant. I think that lesson is finally beginning to sink in.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Well, I have a ton of photo shoots scheduled for the weekend of Junior Nationals, so I can't go too crazy, but once those are over with, some deep dish, Chicago-style pizza is in order, my own homemade oatmeal raisin cookies will be munched on, and some Reese's peanut butter cups nestled in ice cream sounds heavenly!

Although, a bacon cheeseburger and fries and a huge slice of carrot cake cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory seem pretty divine too! So many choices, so few days before my training for Figure Nationals commences.+

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I once thought I had to hold a trophy in my hands in order to achieve self-confidence. I thought winning determined self worth. I've had to hit the bottom in the shows and rise up like a phoenix in order to stop allowing my insecurities to burn my efforts to ashes and to learn that there are some trophies you just can't physically hold.

Compete for yourself, and you will reach your goals. I also have my soul mate by side, holding my hand, cheering me on every step of the way, telling me he's proud no matter the result. I wish that for everyone; it brings rays of sun where the rain once fell.

And my Tigger slippers seem to be my good luck charm, even if all they do is make me smile on nights when the cardio and diet seem the hardest and when nerves are ready to attack before a show!

Photography credits: Gene X. Hwang, Gene Carangal


Pam Franklin

Name: Pam Franklin
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Web Site: www.pamfranklin.com
Sponsors: Amazon Fitness
I've Been Published In: Andy's Muscle Goddesses
My Suits Are Made By: Bodybuilding Bikinis
Years Competing: 6

Competition History:

  • 2003 Texas Heavyweight Winner
  • 2004 Ronnie Coleman Classic Light-Heavyweight and Overall Winner

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel excited and anxious about the show! I've been preparing for this show for 18 weeks and feel focused and ready. My trainer thinks I'm ready. My husband thinks I'm ready. I hope the judges do to!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Since I'll be in Chicago I'd like some authentic Chicago pizza. I also have a sweet tooth so definitely something sweet, preferably chocolate!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I love bodybuilding and the way it can shape my body. Even with two children and owning a personal training business, I make my priorities such that I can keep my body in top shape.

Competing provides me the goal necessary to make the sacrifices needed to achieve the desired look. I love my workouts, but I'll admit that I can't wait to stop the cardio and go on my planned cruise vacation the week after the contest!


Jeanette Freed

Name: Jeanette Freed
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Sponsors: Dolphin Fitness Gym
My Suits Are Made By: Merry Christine/Karen
Years Competing: 2nd year

Competition History:

  • 2004 jr. USA 2nd place med/short class
  • 2004 NY Mets - 1st place
  • 2003 NY Easterns - 2nd place
  • 2003 NY Atlantic States - 1st place
  • 2003 NY Mets - 2nd place.

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Excited, confident, and ready to have a great time

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Entermann's Cinnamon Rolls

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I feel extremely blessed to be a part of this competition. It's so rewarding to participate and accomplish your goals. Hard work, dedication and faith will always get you through.


Amy Peters

Name: Amy Peters
Current Residence: Lewisville, TX
Website: www.amypeters.net
Sponsors: Flexstar Nutritional Supplements
I've Been Published In: Ironman Magazine, NPC News, Oxygen, Health & Fitness Magazine
My Suits Are Made By: Jan Blake
Years Competing: This is my 3rd year

Competition History:

  • 2002: NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Short 2nd place
  • NPC Heart of Texas, Figure Short 1st place and overall winner
  • 2003: NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Short 1st place
  • NPC Texas State Championship, Figure Short 2nd place
  • NPC Figure Nationals, Figure Class A, 10th place

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Confident and excited. I'm very happy with my condition!

Whats The First Think You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Chicago style pizza and a yummy dessert.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Wish me luck!


Michelle Troll

Name: Michelle Troll
Current Residence: Seattle, Washington
Sponsors: Prolab, Max Muscle of Bellevue
I've Been Published In: Iron Man Magazine (March 2004 and July 2004 - Hardcore Training section pages 318-319), Max Muscle Sports & Fitness (June 2004 issue)
My Suits Are Made By: Hardwear of Seattle
Years Competing: 1 year

Competition History:

  • Emerald Cup Bellevue, WA April/03 7th Place
  • Oregon St. Championships Portland, OR June/03 1st Place & Overall
  • Team Universe New York, NY August/03 18th Place (Nationals)
  • Washington St. Championships Auburn, WA October/03 1st Place & Overall
  • Excalibur Culver City, CA December/03 1st Place
  • Ironman Pasadena, CA February/04 1st Place
  • Junior USA New Haven, CT April/04 2nd Place (Nationals)

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Although, I have not felt well for the past week, I feel that I will be coming into this show looking my best ever.

I have gained a lot of solid muscle over the past year since my first contest and, yet, have managed to stay lean and hard. I am hoping to earn my pro card this year and feel that I have a good chance of doing so either at the Junior Nationals or at Team Universe in August.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Well, that's a hard one because I always end up feeling like something different than I think I will want prior to the contest.

In addition, I have a few photo shoots scheduled for the next day so I don't think I will be able to indulge too much. However, if I put all that aside, I will most likely want to eat nachos or pizza. I can't seem to get enough salty, greasy food following a contest!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Hmmm, do you mean anything that does not sound too corny or cliché¿  I have made many sacrifices to come so far in such a short time.

People constantly remind me of how far I have come and that it was not that long ago since I started. The reality is that I have worked extremely hard and persevered through some difficult circumstances.

I have not given up even at times when I felt that I could not go on - just one more set of lunges or one more chicken breast to choke down. Denial has become a way of life! Deny myself a piece of my daughter's birthday cake, deny myself a piece of my daughter's graduation cake or even deny that I have a chronic, incurable disease.

Yet, on the flip side, I have the reward of knowing that I feel better than I have in years and that I am extremely good at what I am doing. I have given my daughter a legacy - to live out your dreams and to realize that sometimes, the only limitations that we have are the ones that we put on ourselves!


Courtney Shiflett

Name: Courtney Shiflett
Current Residence: Philadelphia
Web Site: Courtneyshiflett.com
My Suits Are Made By: Lillian Starr, Jagwear
Years Competing: 3

Competition History:

  • 1999 Maryland 3rd Heavyweight
  • 2003 Bodyrock 1st middleweight
  • 2004 Pittsburgh 1st middleweight and overall

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? More excited than nervous, I'm looking forward to the experience and the competition

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Triple cheese burger from Wendy's


Deb Widdis

Name: Deb Widdis
Current Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Web Site: www.debwiddis.com
Sponsors: GNC and Private sponsors. Looking for more sponsors for Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. Both sports are extremely expensive.
I've Been Published In: Flex and several online websites... Would like to be published in more magazines.
My Suits Are Made By: Christine Marsh
Years Competing: 2 years for National Shows and 5 years for Regional shows.

Competition History:

  • 8/10/02 Nebraska/Iowa Bodybuilding (Overall Nebraska)
  • 11/9/02 Rocky Mountain in Denver Colorado ( 1st Masters, 1st Open, and Overall)
  • 06/03 JR Nationals in Chicago (12th Place)
  • 07/03 USA's in Las Vegas (16th Place)

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I began powerlifting last year after the USAs in order to enhance my physique. I felt that I needed more mass and width in my back and more mass in my shoulders.

I can definitely see an improvement in those 2 areas over last year. I am happy with the changes and my progression for the competition at this point. Let's just hope the judges like what they see!!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Not sure yet what the first thing will be because I have to eat a meal but I know I can't wait to have a HUGE Ice Cream Sundae and some jelly beans.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I appreciate all the fan mail I receive with all the positive comments about my physique, this is what keeps me going. Of course I want to win these shows but I also know that it is up to the judge's opinions and that there are other factors that may influence placings.

The biggest win overall for me will be the in my heart I know I came in as I had planned and did not let myself down and also the support and praise I get from the fans. This is where I feel like I really win and this only pushes me more.


Kim Seeley

Name: Kim Seeley
Current Residence: Kansas City, MO
Web Site: www.kimseeley.com
Sponsors: Molecular Nutrition
I've Been Published In: Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness Hers
My Suits Are Made By: Merry Christine and Jagware
Years Competing: 5 years

Competition History:

  • 2003 NPC National Fitness Championship 6th Place Medium Class
  • 2003 NPC USA National Fitness Championship 8th Place Medium Class
  • 2002 NPC Rocky Mountain/Carol Semple Figure Classic 1st Place Over 30 Class 2002 NPC Rocky Mountain/Carol Semple Fitness Classic 1st Place Tall Class
  • 2002 NPC USA National Fitness Championship 9th Place Medium Class
  • 2002 NPC Ozark Fitness Championship 1st Place Tall Class & Overall
  • 2002 Ms Fitness Midwestern 1st Place
  • 2002 NPC Iron Maiden Fitness Championship 1st Place Tall Class & Overall
  • 2001 Ms Fitness USA National Competition 10th Place
  • 2001 Ms Fitness Rocky Mountain States 1st Place
  • 2000 Ms Fitness USA National Competition 24th Place
  • 2000 Ms Fitness Midwest 2nd Place

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel good about the competition as of right now. Nerves always set in and it becomes a mental thing more than the rest. I have made some changes since past shows and am pleased with my progress. I am the leanest/ hardest I have ever been. We will see if they like it or not... you never know.

I have a new routine that is a personal best. That's all that counts right? Everyone wants to win but only one person is going to... knowing that this sport is so subjective... in the end you have to walk away loving yourself.

I am often reminded by my fitness friends that I have come a long way. Sometimes I get preoccupied with placement instead of progress. I'm working on that.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Pizza or mexican food

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? There are a lot of women out there that would love to compete in fitness but because of the gymnastics obstacle they often pass on the opportunity.

There are many top routines out there these days that do not have a focus on flips... are gymnasts fun to watch? Well, of course they are... but there are some creative strength move girls out there too. We all have gifts... discover your gifts and use them in the routine. No excuses.


Kristina Henn

Name: Kristina Henn
Current Residence: Michigan
Web Site: fitsights.com, bodybuilders.com
My Suits Are Made By: A local seamstress
Years Competing: 3
Competition History:

  • 2002 Central States (Detroit, MI): 2nd Fitness, 3rd Figure
  • 2003 NPC Michigan (Detroit, MI): 2nd Fitness, 4th Figure
  • 2003 FAP Motor City (Dearborn, MI): 3rd Fitness
  • 2003 NPC Jr. Nationals: 4th Fitness Tall, 11th Figure D
  • 2003 NPC Team Universe: 2nd Fitness Tall, competed in Figure D
  • 2004 NPC Pittsburgh: 3rd Fitness Tall, 3rd Figure D

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel pretty good. I'm looking forward to performing my new routine and showing the fitness world how much I've improved since last year.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Pizza and chocolate!


Chrissy Duminske-Garcia

Name: Chrissy Duminske-Garcia
Current Residence: Union City, CA
Sponsors: Jagware, Love's Silicon Valley Productions & Santa Clara County Dept of Correction
My Suits Are Made By: Jagware
Years Competing: 3
Competition History:I compete at 5'1" in Figure Short Class

  • 2004 - Jr. USA, New Haven CT 4th Short class, California State Championships, Culver City, CA 2nd Short Class.
  • 2003 - San Francisco Championships, SFO,CA 1st Short class
  • San Jose Championships, San Jose, CA 1st/overall Short class
  • Central Valley Championships, Modesto, CA 1st/overall short class
  • Fire and Police Games, Sacramento, CA 1st lightweight
  • Contra Costa Championships, Hayward, CA 8th short class

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Confident

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Pizza with bacon, onions, salami & white creamy garlic sauce and Ben & Jerry's Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Have fun at all times. When the sport isn't fun anymore, you really need to stop and reevaluate yourself and why you're doing it in the first place.


Traci Redding

Name: Traci Redding
Current Residence: Euless, Texas
Web Site: www.traciredding.com
Sponsors: Body Dynamics, Extreme Fitness, Gym I Fitness, Palm Beach Tan, Smoothie Factory
I've Been Published In: Oxygen Magazine
My Suits Are Made By: 2 piece by Cee Jay at Unique Physique Bodywear, 1 piece by Merry Christine
Years Competing: 2nd year in the NPC
Competition History:

  • Lonestar Classic 2003 4th place
  • Texas State 2003 1st place
  • Team Universe Nationals
  • Lonestar Classic 2004 1st place.

You can also refer to my website for previous contest with the INFF.

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I am very excited and ready for the show to be here! I have trained very hard this year and I feel that I am ready to compete at the National Level. Mentally I am definitely prepared and cannot wait for the challenge!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? I am not sure, but it will probably be a steak with a loaded bake potato and a dinner salad with real dressing!! And we must not forget the dessert, definitely a very rich dessert with lots of chocolate!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I want the people who read about me or watch me at the shows to be inspired and encouraged by me. I want to always set a positive example for the woman of the fitness industry.

I want people to realize the importance of health and nutrition and the powerful effect that is has on the quality of our lives. I know that God has blessed me with this passion and I can only continue to pray that I may touch the lives of others and that I may make a difference in peoples lives through fitness.

Do not ever be afraid to go after something you think is unattainable, because the reward is so sweet when you finally accomplish what you set out for!


Laura Lewis

Name: Laura Lewis
Current Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
Web Site: www.TeamLewisMuscle.com
Sponsors: 2004 (and 2003) Met'Rx Endorsed Athlete (Team Met'Rx), Worldwide Sports Nutrition, Dr Michael Granberry (Lasik Surgeon), House of Fitness AZ
I've Been Published In: Oxygen, FLEX (twice), Women's Physique World (twice), Ms Fitness, SWEAT Magazine (AZ publication, about 10 times, including Cover)
My Suits Are Made By: A wonderful lady, Yvonne, at Nu-Parr of AZ
Years Competing: 10
Competition History:

  • 2003 Figure Nationals, Tall, 8th
  • 2003 Figure Jr Nationals, Tall, 5th
  • 2002 Bodybuilding, USAs, MW competitor
  • 2001 Bodybuilding, USAs, HW competitor
  • 2001 Bodybuilding, AZ Open, HW, 1st
  • 2001 Figure, Natural Western USA, Tall, 1st & Overall
  • 2000 Bodybuilding, Natural Western USA, HW, 1st
  • 1999 Bodybuilding, AZ Open, HW, 3rd
  • 1998 Bodybuilding, Natural Western USA, MW, 2nd
  • 1998 Bodybuilding, Natural AZ, MW, 3rd
  • 1995 Bodybuilding, AZ Open, MW competitor

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? Great, bad, tried, awesome... Depends on the day! Overall, good. This has been a fun process & I'm looking forward to getting on stage again.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Cookies from Home (just ordered them today to be shipped to Chicago. My brother is going to bring them to the show on Saturday!

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Yes! My husband and I have always believed that a contest is a journey, "Enjoy the process."


Raqual Oliver

Name: Raquel Oliver
Current Residence: Duncanville, TX (Suburb of Dallas)
Web Site: Working on it...
Sponsors: I WISH... Friends and Family send me funds to offset the expenses
I've Been Published In: Don't know if we can call it "published" but have had PICS in Muscle and Fitness, Oxygen (Future of Fitness Section), MuscleMag. Nothing as far as a feature article.
My Suits Are Made By: CJ
Years Competing: 2 years in Fitness, and this is the 4th year in BB

Competition History:

  • 1999 Champion Nutrition Jr Nationals - Fitness 2nd Place Tall Class
  • 2000 Southern States Fitness and BB- 2nd Place Tall Class
  • Switched to BB
  • 2001 Lone Star Classic Fitness and BB- 1st Place Novice Heavy Wt
  • 2002 Lone Star Classic Fitness and BB (Nat Qualifier)- 3rd Place Open Heavy WT
  • 2002 Red River Classic Fitness and BB (Nat Qualifier)- 2nd Place Open Heavy
  • 2003 Hear of Texas Fitness and BB- 2nd Place Open Heavy
  • 2003 Red River Classic Fitness and BB (National Qualifier)- 2nd Place Open Hvy

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I am feeling really good about my progress. I have steadily improved on my physique each year and finally enlisted some help from Dre Dillard and Bonny Priest.

I appreciate the support encouragement and knowledge of the sport. I am excited about being on stage, I love the stage and excited about meeting up with great competitors. I have never turned away from a challenge, I thrive on it and enjoy the eagerness leading to that time in the spotlight.

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Chips and Salsa... Does anyone know a great place in Chicago for Mexican food! I will have Pancakes the next morning.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about me... I hope to make a splash in the BB industry. Keep your eyes peeled for the up and coming! AND.. You can just call me ROC.


Abby Duncan

Name: Abby Duncan
Current Residence: LaVerne Cal.
Web Site: www.abbyduncan.com
Sponsors: His name is Raul Escamilla he owns R@R Engineering in Covina Ca.I'm always looking for more sponsors. Competing gets expensive.
I've Been Published In: IronMan Magazine Hardbody in the June issue 2004, June issue of Max Muscle featured as the Max Girl, and in Sept. will be featured in Muscular Development Magazine in Romania.
My Suits Are Made By: KnitWits in Marina Del Ray. (DeDe is awesome.)
Years Competing: 2 years

Competition History:

  • My first show was the Ironman/Ironmaiden in Dec. 2002 which I took 1st in my short class division.
  • My second show was the IronmanPro in Feb. 2003 and got runner up in the short division.
  • Third show was the Team Universe in Aug. 2003 and took 15th. (That was my first Nationals.)
  • Fourth show was the IronMan Pro 2004 and I took 1st in the short class and also overall.

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? This will be my first time at the Jr. Nationals. I am excited and feel really good about going. Every time I do a show I improve and I have been working very hard this year. I feel like this is the best I have looked. I am fortunate to be working with Kim Oddo.

He is the BEST trainer out there. He not only helps me improve my body, he also keeps it fun and keeps my head straight. I love him!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Pizza and ice cream.

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I love competing and I am blessed to be surrounded by my husband Joe, who is so supportive and all my family and friends. I hope to earn my pro card and make it to the Olympia.


Marcy Porter

Name: Marcy Porter

Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Web Site: http://www.leanladies.com/marcyporter/home.htm
I've Been Published In: Ironman Magazine
My Suits Are Made By: Jagware
Years Competing: 3

Competition History:

  • 2004 Jr.Usa's (pro qualifer) 2nd Class C
  • 2004 Ironman Pro (medium class) 1st
  • 2003 Southern USA (Level 5) 3rd
  • 2003 Ancient City Classic (Level3) Overall
  • 2003 Southern States (Level 5 ) 3rd
  • 2003 Figure Nationals(Pro Qualifier) Top half of 68
  • 2003 Southeastern (Level 5) 1st
  • 2002 Southeastern (Level 5) 2nd
  • 2001 Central Florida district(Level 3) 4th
  • 2001 Hurricane Bay(Level 4) 4th

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 1st

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I feel confident knowing I am presenting my best package ever and I am really excited about stepping to step on stage!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? Cheesecake :)

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I want to thank every one for their support, my friends, my trainer Chris Eaddy and my fellow competitors I have met this year. It is going to be a great show and I wish everyone the best of luck !


Colette Flack

Name: Colette Flack
Current Residence: Gilbert AZ
Web Site: Featured on fitsights.com.
Sponsors: NutriSport, Bilbo Baggs
I've Been Published In: IronMan, Flex, Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness
My Suits Are Made By: Bilbo Baggs
Years Competing: 3

Competition History:

  • NPC Jr. USA's, 1st Place tall, 04/17/04
  • NPC Team Universe Figure Championship, 7th Place Tall , 08/10/03
  • NPC Jr. Nationals Figure, 8th Place Tall , 6/14/03
  • NPC Team Universe Figure Championship, 5th Place Tall , 08/10/02
  • NPC Western Regional, 1st Place Tall (3/22/02)
  • NPC IronMaiden Figure, 2nd Place Tall (12/3/01)
  • NPC Figure Overall Champion, Western Regional Championships (11/3/01)
  • NABBA National Bodybuilding Championships & Ms. Figure America, 2nd Place Tall (8/16/01)

This Will Be My ___ Time Competing At Jr. Nationals. 2nd

How Do You Feel Leading Into The Show? I am hungry for that Pro Card! I've been training and dieting hard staying focused on the opportunity to one day compete with the pros!

What's The First Thing You Are Going To Eat After The Show? I'm not sure yet - but when I get back home I want to celebrate by eating a P'zookie from Oreganos! (half baked cookie in a pizza pan topped with ice cream & chocolate sauce)

Anything You Want To Share With The People Reading This? I compete because I love the thrill of competition and the satisfaction of setting goals and achieving them. I also have made so many wonderful friends through my journey in the fitness industry that I wouldn't trade the experiences for anything.


Other Competitors

Other competitors to keep an eye on will be Sheron Kestler who has made the switch from bodybuilding to figure and is coming off a win at the Ron Coleman Classic. Look Denver's Rocky Mountain/Carol Semple 2003 Figure winner, Pam Styles, who will be making to the trip.

Trainer Kim Oddo will be bringing 8 women to the show...

  • Look for Abby Duncan to be in better shape then at her Ironman win.

  • Sonia Adcock who won the California Figure short class will be a top contender.

  • At age 22, Christina Golden from Las Vegas, won the tall class at last year's Border States. Christina has a strong physique and could be a Laurie Vaniman body double, with blonde hair.

  • Twins out of Kansas City who work with Jan Tana, Kristie Harborough and Michelle Hutton - beautiful and funny.

  • Kristen Hough, won the tall Master Cal and took 3rd in the open

  • Bekki Sellers who placed the in the Cal. Medium class.

Kim tells us that he's very excited to be working with this young group of girls as they have tremendous potential and all have worked hard.

"Pam puts on a first class show and I truly enjoy seeing the girls have so much fun competing",

stated Kim when asked about his thoughts on the show.

As you can see this is going to be an outstanding show. These are only a handful of the women competing in the show. If I was a gambling man I'd loose my ass trying to make a bet on who will turn pro at this show. Best of luck to everyone competing and if you'd like more information on the show visit: http://www.npcjrnationals.com.

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