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This year's USAs is sure to be one for the record books. Several competitors will venture into Sin City in hopes of becoming one of the newest IFBB Pros. Take a gander at a few of the people sure to make an impression on the judges on July 16th.

By: Isaac Hinds

NPC USA Fitness Championships Preview

The Event:

    Pinnacle NPC USA Fitness Championships

The Date:

    July 16-17, 2004

The Place:

    Las Vegas, Nevada

The Bottom Line Up Front:

    This highly anticipated contest brings the nation' top fitness athletes together to battle it out for six pro cards. Professional status will be granted to the top two finishers in each of the following classes:

    Height Classes:

      Short - Up to and including 5'2"
      Medium - Over 5'2" up to and including 5'4 ?"
      Tall - Over 5'4 ?"

The Details:

    While the number of competitors in the fitness division has dwindled since the inception of figure, the quality of competition has not suffered. These athletes consistently show up in superb condition with superior fitness routines.

    With only two pro cards being given away in each class, expect the competition to be tough as these athletes battle it out to be the IFBB's newest pros.

The Competitors:

    The featured athletes that follow will all be vying for those six pro cards, and ultimately, for the title of 2004 NPC USA Fitness Overall Champion. Here's what these girls had to say on how they're preparing for the event and what they hope to get out of it.


Julie Lohre

Name: Julie Lohre
Location: Kentucky
Years Competing: 2

Titles Won:

  • 2004 NPC Pittsburgh Fitness Overall
  • 2004 NPC Cincinnati Figure Overall
  • 2003 Northern Kentucky Figure Overall
  • 2003 Natural Northern USA Figure 1st Place
  • 2003 Indianapolis Figure 1st Place

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? This will be my first National Show.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Growing up I was a gymnast and cheerleader and later a gymnastics and All Star cheerleading coach, so I have a great deal of background in choreography. I made up my routine and have been working on perfecting it in my gym's aerobics room for several months. I love practicing my routine - especially with the high level of difficulty. I am back to throwing tricks that I have not done since I was 10! Talk about great cardio!

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I plan to be in the best condition of my life. I specifically decided to forgo Jr. Nationals to devote all of my time and energy to preparation for the USA's. I used the off time to work on further developing my physique and hope the judges are looking for the total package, because that is what I plan to bring.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? You never know what a show will bring until you get there. I have worked very hard to be at my personal best. My goal is to place with the top competitors, but of course I am crossing my fingers for one of the coveted Pro Cards. I wouldn't mind hitting a Vegas jackpot either! After all, I am bringing my lucky charms along for the trip - my one year old son Tre and my husband (I mean trainer), Rick.


Brittany Thorsch

Name: Brittany Thorsch
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 19
Years Competing: 3

Titles Won:

  • 2003 NPC Los Angleles Fitness Overall, Figure Short - 1st Place
  • 2003 NPC USA's - 7th Place Short
  • 2002 NPC Ironman Naturally - 2nd Place
  • 2002 NPC Los Angeles Fitness - 4th Place

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? I competed in the USA's in 2003.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I choreograph all of my own routines and do a lot of mental imaging practice. I am ecstatic with my costuming and music and am ready to rock and roll. I start to choreograph skill sequences as soon as my show is done for the next one. My ideas come at all times of the day so I never leave home without my notebook!

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? As far as my physique goes, my goals for this off-season and my main focuses were simply to be consistent and bring some more muscle maturity to the stage. I am very happy with my lines and am about two weeks ahead of the game with my conditioning. I'm coming in the best I could possibly look so to me I have already achieved everything I've set out to do. You can't ask for more than your best.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Aside from coming in at my absolute best as we all know the main objective is to take home one of the 6 prestigious pro cards. I've had the best mentors throughout my career, them being my fiance and trainer Tony Dodd, Kim Oddo, John Lindsay and my family. They have all been so supportive have allowed me to succeed in all aspects of life. I really want to bring the sport of fitness back to life and am only looking up from here. Good luck to all competitors this year!


Carrie Simmons

Name: Carrie Simmons
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 32
Years Competing: 4

Titles Won:

  • 2000 NPC Europa Sports Fitness Overall

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? I've competed in the NPC Nationals from 2000-2003. This will be my first time at the USA.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I worked with a choreographer. We came up with something that showcased moves I did well and then worked on new ones. Then, it was just practice as much as I could!

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I plan to come in as tight as possible. The judges seem to like me tight. I cannot get away with a fuller/softer look. I always get marked down for that.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Just to do the best I can.


Amanda Swallow

Name: Amanda Swallow
Location: Cleveland, OH
Age: 33
Years Competing: 1

Titles Won:

  • NPC Western USA, 1st Place
  • NPC Pittsburgh Fitness, 1st Place

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes, Jr. Nationals 2004.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I have worked with my choreographers, Emily and Heather, in Columbus to perfect my routine. I also spend many hours in the gym alone practicing facial expression and personality within my routine, in addition to the skills.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I am usually too hard, so this time I am trying to come in more rounded.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? My personal goal is to do my best; hit my routine and " rock the house." I have a lot of fun performing my routine and I want the audience to have just as much fun as I am having. I want to meet new people in the industry so I can learn and grow!


Shiva Bagheri

Name: Shiva Bagheri
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Age: 30
Years Competing: 3

Titles Won:

  • 1999 Ms. Fitness Inland Empire, Northern California, California, Las Vegas
  • 1999 Ms. Fitness USA, 5th
  • 1999 Ms. Fitness World, 8th
  • 2000 Ms. Fitness USA, 6th
  • 2000 Fitness America USA, 9th
  • 2000 Fitness America ESPN Series (I and II), 1st
  • 2004 NPC California State Fitness, 1st Short Class

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Ms. Fitness USA, Ms Fitness World, Fitness America USA.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I choreographed my routine in an hour and a half. I will run my routine 10 times the week before. I work on one-arm pushups while I'm doing my weight training. I also do at least 3 press to handstands a day. I stretch during every workout.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I'm planning on winning.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? To get my Pro card.


Kristina Henn

Name: Kristina Henn
Location: Michigan
Age: 29
Years Competing: 3

Titles Won:

  • 2004 Jr. National Fitness Tall Class & Overall Winner

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)?

  • 2003 Jr. Nationals (4th Fitness Tall, 11th Figure D)
  • 2003 Team Universe (2nd Fitness Tall, Figure D)
  • 2004 Jr. Nationals (1st Fitness Tall & Overall Fitness Winner, 3rd Figure D)

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I got some great feedback from the judges at Jr. Nationals, so I'm working hard to improve my physique and my routine going into the USA's.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? My goal for the USA's is to look my best, perform my best, and have a great time! I'm working to be fuller and tighter than I was at the USA's, and I look forward to confidently executing my improved fitness routine. Also, I hope to make some good contacts in the industry for some mutually beneficial opportunities with supplement and clothing companies. I'd love to get into modeling and/or supplement representation!

What are your personal goals for the USA's? To get my Pro card.


Carla Rae Weimer

Name: Carla Rae Weimer
Location: Colorado
Age: 20
Years Competing: 1

Titles Won:

  • 2004 Colorado State Overall Fitness Champion
  • 2004 Northern Colorado Short Fitness - 1st Place
  • 2004 Colorado State Medium C Figure - 1st Place
  • 2004 Northern Colorado Medium B Figure - 2nd Place

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? No, this will be my first national show.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? With the help of my coach Carla Sanchez, I have been practicing and perfecting my routine since November. I rehearse my routine two times per week and additionally work on specific fitness routine skills one to two times per week. Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I plan to go to USA's looking the best I have ever looked! I plan for my back to be wide, legs to be tight, and to have overall great symmetry.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? My goals for the USA's are to look the best I have ever looked and to make a great first impression on the national judges. I would like to leave the stage with people remembering my routine and physique.

Special Thanks? I also would like to thank my coach Carla Sanchez and my teammates on the Performance Ready Team! They are a great support system! I would not be where I am without them! I am excited and honored to compete at USA's!


Brooke Paulin

Name: Brooke Paulin
Location: Evergreen, Colorado born and rasied in New Orleans Louisiana
Age: 25
Years Competing: 1 (first show was April 3rd 2004)

Titles Won:

  • 2004 Orange County Classic - Overall Fitness Winner
  • 2004 Orange County Classic Med. A class - 1st Place
  • 2004 Colorado State Short class fitness - 1st Place
  • 2004 Colorado State Med A class - 1st Place

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? No.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I practice my routine at gymnastics twice a week with my gymnastics coach and IFBB pro and my coach Carla Sanchez critiques my routine.

I practice it again on Sundays on the hardwood floor again with Carla. We will also have a dress rehearsal one week out. I will also train my strength moves on my arm day. I usually play my music in my car. The cars next to me always give me funny looks as I practice facial expressions in the mirror :)

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I just competed at the Colorado State June 26th and I felt great so I plan to come in a little bit leaner but try to keep my balance and shoulders.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Of course I want my pro card and to gain the stage experience at a national show. I want to have fun, meet new fitness friends and feel great about all of my hard work.

Comments I am so excited to travel to Vegas with Carla Sanchez and my teammate and great friend Carla Weimer. I love to compete and I am super excited.


Tamara Sherrill

Name: Tamara Sherrill
Location: Windsor, CO
Age: 34
Years Competing: 1

Titles Won:

  • NPC Regional 2003 - 2nd Fitness Tall, 2nd Figure over 30
  • 2003 NPC Colorado State Championships - 1st Fitness Tall, Fitness Overall
  • 2003 NPC USA's - 8th Fitness Tall
  • 2004 NPC Jr. Nationals - 2nd Fitness Tall

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes. USA's 2003 and Jr. Nationals 2004

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Tiffany Yee (http://www.bodystatement.com) and Stacia Wojhan have helped give coreography ideas and work on strength moves (Tiffany holds classes to help with strength moves for fitness routines).

I have to put the routine together myself to make it feel comfortable to perform. I end up practicing in my living room with my little boys (5 and 3) they try to do some of the strength moves with me! Once I get it down I go to my gym and practice in one of the aerobics studios.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? You never know what you'll look like until you get up on stage. But, I hope to come in lean enough and more muscular than last year's USA show.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? I'd love to earn my pro card and ultimately have a great time while on stage!

Comments I've had such a wonderful experience competing. What started out as a fitness goal has become a life changing experience! I would've never dreamed of feeling confident enough to get up on stage and do what I'm doing now. This all helped me reach my goal to have guts enough to get up and teach a regular step class!

Now, I love breaking down personal limitations and stepping out of my comfort zones. So, if you've ever thought about competing, just do it! You'll realize how capable you are to do what ever you set your sights on!


Melissa Nichol Flannery

Name: Melissa Nichol Flannery
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Age: 23
Years Competing: 2

Titles Won:

  • 2002 NPC Carol Semple/ Rocky Mountain - Overall Fitness Champion

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes. 2002 Nationals (4th Fitness- Short) and the 2003 Team Universe (3rd Fitness- Medium).

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Still working on all of that. It's never perfect!

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I don't plan on being the fat kid anymore! Kidding, just not the "softest" up there.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? To come in better conditioned and to beat my routine last year. I just want to give an awesome performance for all of my friends and family that are going out to support me! And then eat a HUGE custard filled, chocolate iced Krispy Kreme donut!

Comments Go big, or go home!


Nicole Rogers

Name: Nicole Rogers
Location: Boston, MA
Age: 24
Years Competing: 1

Titles Won:

  • 2003 Colorado State Fitness/BB Championship - 1st place short class fitness, 1st place short class figure
  • 2004 Bev Francis Atlantic States Fitness/BB Championship - 1st place short class fitness

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? No.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Practice, practice, practice! I have a new routine, and a very busy schedule, so lots of time has been spent in the gym on the weekends....

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? Lean!

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Hit my new routine, have a blast and make the top five so I can perform in the finals!

Comments I am so excited! I really want to thank Chiropractic USA and Dr. Franson for keeping me not only healthy, but in peak condition. My body could not have made it without you! THANKS!


Michelle Marciante

Name: Michelle Marciante
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 25
Years Competing: 3

Titles Won:

  • 2000 New Orleans Fitness - Overall Winner
  • 2000 Southern US Fitness - Overall Winner
  • 2001 Greater Gulf States - Overall Figure
  • 2004 Anna Level Classic - Overall Fitness

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes, 2000 & 2001 NPC Nationals and 2001 NPC USA's.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I learned my fitness routine several months ago from a choreographer in Florida. I practice my routine several times a week with another competitor Celeste Turner. We video and critique all of our practices in order to improve our performance. We also performed at a local show to perfect our stage presentation.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I plan to come in with an equal balance of leanness and muscularity, but maintain a healthy feminine appearance.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? My personal goal is to do my best in all three rounds. I would like to improve from the previous nationals and place in the top 5. However, my ultimate goal is the receive my pro card!


KellyG

Name: KellyG (spelled as is ... no space between the y & G)
Location: Marina Del Rey, CA
Years Competing: 2

Titles Won:

  • 2004 GNC NPC California State - Overall Fitness Champion

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? I've done the 2002 USA's and 2003 USA's

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? I do my own choreography so it is easy to set practice time aside to fit into my busy workout schedule.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? First and foremost, we need to be happy with our final physique for stage presentation. In my case, hopefully it will be the the physique type that the judges are looking for this year.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? My personal goals are to earn my Pro card, and also accomplish as many business ventures that I possibly can while maintaining a level head in the fitness industry, and life itself.


Safiya Johnson

Name: Safiya Johnson
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Age: 18
Years Competing: 3 years with the NPC

Titles Won:

  • 2003 South Carolina Highschool Fitness Championships - Overall
  • 2003 NPC Teen National Fitness Championships - Overall

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes, the 2003 NPC Teen National Fitness Championships.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Mon through Fri I am devoted to my weight training. I save the weekends for practicing and perfecting my fitness routine

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? Due to the fact that I am lacking the "muscle maturity" which will come in time...I plan to come in at a bodyfat of about 8-9%, which is realistic for me at this point of my development and conditioning.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Get a taste of what its like to compete on a national level (see if i can hang w/ the big girls) Gain some exposure and come in as polished as i can be. This year will not be so much about placings but more of leaving an impression for what to watch out for in the future!

Comments No matter what...this show will be a positive learning experience and a great tool for me to reflect on as I prepare for the following competitive season.


Kimberley Lynn

Name: Kimberley Lynn
Location: Bellevue, WA
Age: 31
Years Competing: First Year Competing

Titles Won:

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? No.

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? The biggest show and accomplishment so far in my last 3 shows has been placing 5th at the Emeralc Cup. I was a gymnast and dancer from age 5, so my fitness routine is so much fun for me!

I had two severe ankle sprains in 2002 that kept me from first competing, so with this years routine I"m taking my gymnastic elements very simple and clean, and just adding a lot of pizazz to my performance.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? My physique is where I'm looking to make the most improvements over the next year. I just signed on with Max Muscle to work on bringing me into shows a bit leaner.

I think I'll be pretty close to where I need to be, I have good symmetry and overall muscle mass, I just need to lean out, especially the ever challenging legs!

What are your personal goals for the USA's? My goal for USA's is just to have fun, be competitive and get some good exposure; and to see how I fare at a national level show so I can make improvements before Dallas!


Allison Daughtry

Name: Allison Daughtry
Location: Charlotte, NC
Age: 28
Years Competing: Been competing for six years

Titles Won:

  • 2003 National's - 3rd place Fitness Short class
  • 2003 Jr. USA's - 1st place Fitness Short class
  • 2002 Nationals - 13th place Fitness Short class
  • 2002 NC State - 1st place Short class and Overall winner
  • 2002 NC State - 2nd place Figure
  • 2002 Metrolina - 2nd place Fitness Short class
  • 1999 Metrolina - 4th place Fitness Short class

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes, Nationals 2002, and 2003 3 and Jr. USA's 2003

How have you structured choreographing, practicing, and perfecting your fitness routine for the USA's? Jen Hendershot was nice enough to work with me in regards to my routine. I do my cardio training in the morning and practice my routine after work during the week. I alternate between a gymnastics studio and a local Gold's Gym aerobics room.

On the weekends I use those facilities as their schedule allows. When having a job that runs 9-6, it is hard to find time to practice, you just have to make time.

In regards to physique, how do you plan to come in for the USA's? I learned a lot about my body last year and will apply that knowledge to come in 1-2% leaner than last year. I had good callouts last year based off my physique.

After speaking with the judges post show, I improved on the area's they mentioned. By doing that I can only hope for better callouts this year.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? In 2002 I placed 13th at Nationals. In 2003 I placed 3rd at Nationals and placed 1st at Jr. USA's. In 2004 I'm hoping to earn my pro card. All the girls put in a lot of time in effort in preparing for a show of this caliber.

Like them, I will go out and do my best. As long as I perform to the best of my ability, then I can't be upset with myself. Hopefully on the night of July 17th, that hard work will be rewarded with an IFBB pro card.

Comments Best of Luck to all the competitors? see you in Vegas! :)


Celeste Tuner

Name: Celeste Tuner

Titles Won:

  • 2003 Nationals - 3rd Fitness Tall


Bodybuilding

Sure to be another great showing of the female side of bodybuilding. A few familiar faces will be taking the stage?


Deb Widdis

Name: Deb Widdis
Location: Papillion, Nebraska
Projected Weight Class: Heavyweight
Years Competing: 2 Nationally

Titles Won:

  • 2003 Nebraska/Iowa Bodybuilding - Overall
  • 2002 Womens Open & Master AND Overall Rocky Mtn Bodybuilding - 1st
  • 2004 Jr Nationals - 3rd

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Jr Nationals last year and the USA's last year.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? I would be extremely thrilled to make the top 5. Hopefully my luck will continue from the JR Nationals just a month ago.

Comments I am really thrilled to be a contestant at the USA's in Las Vegas again this year. I have worked really hard in my offseason trying to better my physique by doing Powerlifting workouts and meets. I obtained the World Record in the Squat this year and will also be attending the Worlds in Fresno in October for that.

I believe that this change contributed to my 3rd place ranking at the JR Nats a month ago, last year I placed 11th. I hope this luck continues to the USA's with a high placing. Last year I placed 16th.


Carri Ledford

Name: Carri Ledford
Location: Yukon, Oklahoma
Projected Weight Class: Heavyweight
Years Competing: 9

Titles Won:

  • 1995 Ms. Oklahoma
  • 2001 Ms. Red River
  • 1999 Jr. Nationals Middleweight Champion

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes, 2002 Nationals, 8th Middleweight; 2003 USA 6th Heavyweight.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? To Get a Pro Card! Actually, I would just like to be top 5 of the Heavyweights and get noticed right now, top 3 I faint, its a great class.

Comments My training partner Sherry Smith will also be at the USA this year. We have been training together for 7 years now. We are very excited about being together on stage. The last time was 1999 Jr. Nationals, for the overall!

I would like to thank my trainer, Howie Huddleston of Bodytech, and my boyfriend Bren, who has cooked all my chicken the past few months!


Carolyn Bryant

Name: Carolyn Bryant aka Sunshine
Location: Houston, TX... but a bonafide Cali girl
Projected Weight Class: Heavy
Years Competing: 8

Titles Won:

  • 2002 Team Universe Champ
  • 2002 Texas State champ
  • 1999 Mississippi Athlete of the Year
  • 1996-1997 Mississippi State Powerlifting champ
  • 1996-99 Bench Press champ

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? 2000 Jr. Nats, 2nd place MW, 2001 USA 9th place MW, 2002 USA 8th MW, 2003 USA 14th MW, 2003 Team Universe, 2nd HW.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Break top 5.


Christine Sabo

Name: Christine Sabo
Location: Arizona
Projected Weight Class: Light-Heavyweight
Years Competing: 10

Titles Won:

  • 1994 NPC Illinois State - 1st middleweight/overall
  • 2000 NPC Ironmaiden - 1st middleweight
  • 2003 NPC Arizona State - 1st heavyweight/overall
  • 2004 NPC Junior Nationals - 1st light-heavyweight/overall

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Top three finish.


Mary Elizabeth Hobbs

Name: Mary Elizabeth Hobbs
Location: Houston, TX
Projected Weight Class: Heavyweight
Years Competing: 1 &1/2 yrs. (since Nov. 2002)

Titles Won:

  • 2002 Lackland Classic Novice Heavyweight - 1st
  • 2003 Mid-USA Championship Open Heavyweight - 2nd
  • 2003 TX State Championship Open Heavyweight - 2nd
  • 2004 Jr. Nationals Heavyweight - 6th
  • 2004 TX State Championship Open Heavyweight - 1st

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? 2003 USA's, 2004 Jr. Nationals.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? Break the Top 15.

Other Women Competitor's Include:

    Other competitors taking to the women's bodybuilding stage?

The men's show will certainly be one that will be debating months after the show is over. Last year's winner Richard Jones is making his mark in the pro ranks as are many other past USAs winners. A favorite amongst the fans this year is Super-Heavyweight Chris Cook. Chris is a genuine nice guy and is good for the sport of bodybuilding.

I wish him the best. I attempted to preview a few of the men competing in this year's USAs however, the lone male bodybuilder who wished to participate in this article was Darin Dudash. Thanks Darin and best of luck to you!


Darin Dudash

Name: Darin Dudash
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Projected Weight Class: Light Heavyweight
Years Competing: 4

Titles Won:

  • 2002 1st place Light Heavy
  • 2002 Mr Trenton and Physique
  • 2003 Suburban/NJ State Bodybuilding Championships - 1st place and overall Light heavy

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes. I took 8th place in the Light heavies at the 2004 Jr Nationals.

What are your personal goals for the USA's? I would just like to come in better than I was 3 weeks ago at the Jr Nationals and hopefully take a top 15 placing. I'll be very happy to be able to make it out on stage for the night show.

Comments I'm very much looking forward to competing at the 2004 USA's. I'm really hoping to make a good impression on alot of people and hopefully turn a few heads. I'm really giving it my all and busting my butt to come in the best I can.


Jason Dayberry

Name: Jason Dayberry
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Projected Weight Class: Super Heavyweight
Years Competing: 8

Titles Won:

  • 1997 Bodyrock 185 3rd teen class
  • 1997 Atlantic City Natural 185 1st teen class
  • 1998 Mr. Annapolis 190 8th men tall
  • 2000 Penn State Natural 201 1st juniors and 1st mens tall
  • 2000 Silver cup natural 199 1st mens heavy and overall
  • 2002 Jan Tana Classic 220 1st mens heavyweight (NQ)
  • 2003 Bodyrock 223 2nd mens heavyweight (NQ)
  • 2003 NPC USA's 221 16th mens heavyweight
  • 2004 Bodyrock 238 2nd Place Super Heavy

Have you competed in a National show before? If so, which one(s)? Yes. I took 16th place in the heavy weights at the 2003 NPC USA's.


Conclusion

I'll be in Vegas reporting on the show and will be taking photos. Best of luck to all the competitors and I'm looking forward to seeing another awesome show. Anyone who has been to USAs knows that this is clearly one of the best shows of the year.

Fitness competitors work extremely hard to come in for these national level shows with a well-conditioned, symmetrical, muscular yet feminine physique, as well as to perform a high-energy fitness routine that showcases astounding feats of strength and flexibility, choreographed and practiced to perfection. We congratulate all of these girls and wish them and all USA competitors the best of luck at this esteemed event.

For More Information on the NPC USA Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships, visit John Lindsay's website at http://www.lindsayproductions.com/2004USA.htm#general.

Click here for Lonnie Teper's review of the show!

About Alissa Carpio

Alissa is the current NPC Virginia/DC State Fitness Champion and is the Owner and Webmaster of Fit Figures and www.fitfigures.net. Her site highlights female physique athletes by featuring interviews, profiles, and articles, as well as contest coverage.

The site also contains a huge bodybuilding and fitness directory of over 400 links and competitor resources. Fit Figures offers full website design and administration services to female physique competitors and models.

Author's Note

Isaac Hinds and I share the same desire to help female physique competitors gain the exposure and opportunities they deserve as elite athletes. Therefore, we chose to combine our skills and efforts in co-authoring this feature to better promote the athletes and the sport as a whole.

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