Still trying to recover

/ Posted 05.14.2009

Marivel Fortenberry and Ronald Strahan are the champions!

I seem to need more recovery than I thought!  I would swear that when I originally posted this blog I had written some text.  Whatever the case, I still haven’t fully recovered from the Texas Shredder Classic.  My bodyweight is still down,  my joints are really sore and my strength is lacking right now.

Marivel Fortenberry and Ronald Strahan are the champions!


On May 2nd I lifted in the Hyde Park Gym Push/Pull Meet trying to defend my title from last year.  Unfortunately with the loss of weight the previous week (about 6 lbs) I was still weak and didn’t lift well.  I was able to deadlift a little more than last year (455 lbs), but I got buried by 295 in the bench press.  I was much stronger several weeks prior to the meet when I benched 285 lbs and deadlift 465 lbs in workouts.

Massive Ronald Strahan took the men’s title and the women’s champion was none other than my gorgeous training partner, Marivel Fortenberry!  Surprisingly both were lifting in their first competition ever!

Filed Under: Photos, Powerlifting

Best Shredder Classic Ever!

/ Posted 05.07.2009

Kene Most MuscularBeverly Williams-HawkinsThe 2009 Nutrishop Austin NPC Texas Shredder Classic was the best Shredder Classic ever!

Pictured are the overall champions from top to bottom. Kene Chinweze, Open Champ (6’4″ 238 lbs!); Holly Barber, Figure Champ; Rebekah Gregory, Bikini Champ; Mary Moran-Parker Open Women’s Champ (2-time overall), Jake Oszcaiewitz, Novice Men’s Champ; and Beverly Williams-Hawkins, Novice Women’s Champ.

The show was absolutely amazing in every respect from the athlete turnout (over 150 total entries), to the audience turnout (sold out 900 seat auditorium, plus standing room only tickets), as well as great judging and not a single glitch at the night show! The depth and quality of the drug-free athletes was incredible! My contest staff and NPC staff did a superb job! And, the audience came through with lots of noise for all of the competitors! Thank you to everyone invovled with the 2009 Shredder Classic!!!

Figure overall

Rebekah Gregory

Mary Moran-Parker


Filed Under: Coaching, Contest, Photos