Two Griffith bodybuilders have come out on top of their divisions following the ICN NSW Regional Physique and Fitness Championships held recently.
Adrian Vico won the open division and a $4500 fitness scholarship while Brittany Pilon won the open bikini division and a $5500 scholarship.
On top of those successes Phil Jahn finished third in the open division and father of Brittany, James Pilon, finished second in his division.
Their coach, Jason Grogan, was thrilled with the performances from his competitors, especially Jahn who was competing with contestants almost twice his height.
The difference his training partners is also quite substantial with the weight difference between Jahn and Vico being around 34 kilograms.
For both Jahn and Vico it was their first contest in some years.
“It was my first competition in eight years, so I was pretty nervous and because it had been so long I was sort of second-guessing myself a lot,” Vico said.
“Thanks to Jas who sort of trained me and held my hand the whole way leading up to it.
“I wasn't certain in myself that I was where I wanted to be to do well because I wanted to get up there and be at my best.”
For Jahn, it was his first competition in a couple of years and was pretty nervous about the whole event.
“It is pretty daunting when you are next to this big boy and they were all double my size,” he said.
“When you have been up on stage for a little while you get that confidence and it actually psychs me up to see these boys.”
Grogan was thrilled for his four competitors and congratulated them on a great performance.
“I am wrapped with their performance because when you go to a competition, you are up against other coaches,” Grogan said.
“So even though these guys have done all the hard work up on stage as a coach you want to see what other coaches have done with their guys and see what has worked for them and what hasn't.”
The contestants are judged on conditioning which focuses separations between different muscles.
“These guys’ posing was professional and their separation was above everyone else so as a coach I couldn’t be happier,” Grogan said.
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