In Segment 1, hosts John Hansen and Mike Neumann discuss (among other things…) the controversy over Cleveland Thomas’ disqualification from the Cronus Competition in which he was originally crowned Champion.
In Segment 2, you’ll hear Mike’s interview with Cleveland recorded before the news of his disqualification was made public.
Championship couple Anthony and Karen Walsh Monetti are our special guests today on Natural Bodybuilding Radio.
With over 30 competitions under her belt, Katrina Roundtree broke-out in 2004 as a bikini competitor. A Special-Ed Teacher, Mom, Trainer and figure Pro, Katrina climbed up the ranks to become a Yorton-Cup Pro-Champion in 2005.
Here’s what Katrina has to say about her start in Natural Bodybuilding:
I have always enjoyed competing in sports and I am blessed to have a lot of support from family, friends, and all of the positive people in my life. I have been running since elementary school and still enjoy the sport. I was a competitive Cross Country and Track and Field athlete at George Mason University for four years. I was a walk-on during my first year as a George Mason Patriot. Through hard work and determination I earned an athletic scholarship.
After college I wanted to remain active in sports, but due to a disappointing senior year in college plagued by hamstring injuries, I knew that running competitively had to take a back seat. I decided to run distance races to stay in shape and to support different foundations.
In 2004, I decided to compete in my first bikini show. I have always been shy, so it was a challenge for me to step on stage with six inch heels and “strut” my stuff in front of a lot of people. Now I am hooked!!
Special guests, young champion Jason Janov and Super-Trainer Cliff Wilson. First up is an interview with Jason, followed by an in-depth Q&A with Cliff Wilson on his best tips in preparing for a contest.
This is from Jason’s page on BodyBuilding.com: When I was a young kid growing up I was very active I was either out side building tree houses in the woods or playing what ever sport was in season for me. Whatever I was doing during that time I would put 100% of my effort into the activity. I was the type of kid who would get a goal or idea in my mind and let it be in my thought process 24/7, and do what ever it takes to achieve it. My father got me into playing football and signed me up to play going into the 4th grade. During that time football was my passion I loved every second of it. Read more on Jason’s page on BodyBuilding.com.
From Cliff Wilson’s website, TeamWilsonBB.com: What does being an all natural team mean to us? We work only with athletes in drug tested shows, in strictly tested federations. These federations are the NANBF, OCB, NGA, INBF and their pro counterparts [IFPA, WNBF]. Often people ask us what the difference is between tested and nontested shows, or if there is any at all. Indeed there is. The work it takes both on our part as well as our athletes’ is far different than the non-tested route. In order to thoroughly prepare for the stage and ensure you are both as lean and as big as possible, there are certain biological and metabolic processes that need to be understood. And many of those will vary from athlete to athlete because of genetics and conditioning. Taking any of the substances banned in our federations means altering those processes and following a different set of rules, bending and sometimes breaking what your genetics would otherwise limit or dictate.
This week on Natural Bodybuilding Radio, hosts John Hansen and Mike Neuman interview INBA President Denny Kakos about the upcoming Natural Olympia Championships taking place on November 11-13th, 2011 in Reno, Nevada as well as a increased professional line-up for the 2012 season.
In the opening of the show, 2010 Yorton Cup Champion Philip Ricardo Jr. talks to John and Mike about the placings at this year’s Yorton Cup Championships where he served as a judge.