Residence: Solana Beach, CA, USA
Height: 5' 7 "
Competition Weight: 217 lbs
Garrett Downing Bio
Originally from New York, Garrett, an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, has trained as a bodybuilder or powerlifter since college. A Desert Storm Veteran, his background includes five years' service in the United States Marine Corps.
Applying his military organization and discipline to bodybuilding training and contest preparation, Garrett’s daily routine can include a minimum of three hours of weight training and cardiovascular training per day, together with a strict nutritional regime all of which is juggled into a full-time career and appearance schedule!
When he isn’t training himself or others, Garrett is dedicated to helping both young people and the elderly. Prior to his current position as a specialist on a Senior Behavioral Health team for the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, he was the program director of a group home for troubled youths.
Garrett’s affinity for encouraging young people extends into volunteer roles with the Governor’s Fitness Council and the Inner City Games, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acclaimed program that targets underprivileged high school students to instill the value of education and sports. In addition to inspiring adolescents, Garrett’s gentle personality and awe-inspiring physique have a tremendous effect on younger children at hospitals, schools and as a volunteer instructor for the children’s fitness program at Frog’s Gym in Encinitas, CA.
In the bodybuilding industry, Garrett’s resume grows continually as spokesperson with guest appearances, seminars, endorsements, modeling and guest posings. With his background in counseling, experience in public speaking and physique that is clear evidence of training and nutrition knowledge, he is a successful representative for products and related concepts in large and small settings.
Known for his model looks and symmetrical physique, Garrett’s complete presentation of sweeping, poised muscularity epitomizes bodybuilding’s ideal healthy role model.
Since making his pro debut at the 2000 IFBB Toronto Pro show, Garrett has competed in over 13 IFBB pro bodybuilding shows with placings to include the top 6. In 2002 Garrett sustained a significant hamstring injury, requiring extensive surgery and rehab. He successfully made his comeback at the 2004 Orlando Pro Show and the Night of Champions. Proving that he could recover from something that was thought to be career ending, Garrett has fully resumed his pro competitive career, and will be hitting the stage again this June at the 2005 IFBB Toronto Pro Cup.
Whether attending to an elderly hospital patient, counseling a wayward teen, or displaying his intense package of muscularity, IFBB Professional Bodybuilder Garrett Downing is a class act found in a sport of iron and sweat.
Bodybuilding Titles Won
2002 AUSTRALIA PRO INVITATIONAL - 6th
2002 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX - 9th
2002 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX - 7th
2002 IFBB Arnold Classic - 14th
2002 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL - 7th
2001 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - 8th
2001 European Pro Championships - 9th
2001 Arnold Classic - 10th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX - 6th
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL - 6th
2000 Toronto Pro - IFBB -- 8th
2000 Night of Champions - IFBB -- 13th
1999 NPC USA Heavyweight 1st Place and Overall Runner-up
1998 USA Championships - NPC, HeavyWeight, 3rd
1998 IFBB North American, Heavyweight,3rd
1997 Nationals - NPC, HeavyWeight, 3rd
1997 USA Championships - NPC, HeavyWeight, 7th
1996 North American Championships - IFBB,
1996 HeavyWeight, 2nd
1996 USA Championships - NPC, HeavyWeight, 5th