Tracy Mason capped a long NPC career last Saturday night, July 18, with a double-pro-card victory at the Masters Nationals, which was held in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 125-pound flexer from Marquette, Michigan, took the overall in the 35-and-over and 45-and-over divisions, after getting the top score in the middleweight and lightweight classes, respectively.
Mason, who won the 45-and-over lightweights and took second in the 35-and-over middles in 2008, came back to the ‘Burgh with her eye on finishing the job—and she did. She defeated heavyweight winner Michelle Ivers-Brent to earn the overall in the 45-and-over division, then took on lightweight winner Margaret Negrete, light-heavy victor Kris Clark and Ivers-Brent to triumph in the 35-and-overs. Thanks to the NPC’s recent policy of awarding a second pro card to the winner of the 45-and-over masters battle at this show, she hit the jackpot.
Congrats to Tracy, who’s been on the national-level scene since 2000, with more top-five finishes than you can count. It must feel fabulous.