Ever since I was young, around 11-12 yrs. old, I loved to look at the fitness magazines. My mother would buy me the magazines each month and I would dream of being a bodybuilder come day, never thinking that my dreams would ever come true. I workout out a little here and there throughout the next 10 years, but had no real plan or guidance. It wasn't until I met my husband in 1996, that I really started training hard. He saw the potential that I had and helped me to achieve where I am today. He's extremely supportive and patient even when I'm dieting. And, my mother is just as supportive now as she was back when I first began dreaming of the sport. She and my step-dad never miss a show! I have to say that without them, I would not be where I am today!
May 1997 NPC Heart of Texas - 1st heavyweight & overall
May 1998 WABDL Powerlifting Contest - 1st 165lbs. class & overall Bench Press World Record - 303lbs.
August 1998 NPC Texas State BB Championships - 1st heavyweight & overall
June 1999 NPC Junior Nationals - 3rd heavyweight (I dieted way to long and came in extremely lean and stringy. I lost a lot of muscle.)
June 2000 USPF Powerlifting Contest - 1st 181lbs. class & overall Bench Press American Record - 352lbs. Deadlift TX State Record - 501lbs. Squat - 451lbs. (personal record w/ a close attempt at 475lbs.) TX State Total Record - 1306lbs.
2001 I didn't compete this year because we were opening our gym. I lost my national qualification, so I had to requalify as soon as possible.
May 2002 NPC Southwest USA - 1st heavyweight & overall (National Qualifier)
Nov. 2002 NPC Nationals - 7th heavyweight
July 2003 NPC USA - 1st heavyweight & overall (won my pro card)
March 2004 Ms. International - 7th place (heavyweight)
August 2004 SW Pro Cup - 1st place (heavyweight & overall) *qualified for the Ms. O
October 2004 Ms. Olympia - 7th place (heavyweight)
I'm planning on taking several months off from competition. My next show will be the 2005 Europa Super Show in Arlington, TX on Sept. 16-17th. Depending on the outcome of that show, we'll see what happens after that.
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