Muscling up

BODY­BUILD­ING

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - by PAUL MIL­TON BUT­LER

PORT Dou­glas’s very own man of steel Teri Wil­son came third in the male fit­ness model class as part of the North Pa­cific Body Build­ing Ti­tles held at the Broth­ers Leagues Club on Sun­day.

This was the first time that Wil­son had en­tered such an event and the first time a con­tes­tant from the Dou­glas re­gion had en­tered the con­test.

Wil­son ad­mits he only two weeks to learn all of the moves and poses and to train for the event and was de­lighted with the re­sult. “I had no idea what I was do­ing,” Wil­son said. “But when I was told I had won third place, the judge hand­ing me the tro­phy said that I was ’too ripped and looked too much like a body builder’ and so that was a big learn­ing curve for me.”

He said that even though the com­pe­ti­tion was tough his im­me­di­ate com­peti­tors were fan­tas­tic to­wards him and showed a “great deal of show­man­ship” when they of­fered to help him.

“One lady who was bril­liant was do­ing the spray tans for ev­ery­one and when she saw that I had no sup­port per­son she sprayed me with the tan and helped me to pre­pare for my event,” Wil­son said.

“As part of my rou­tine I had to do a T-walk, which is to walk on stage and up to the front of the stage and do a pose and hold it for the judges and turn my back on the judges.

“I was on stage for about 10 min­utes and it was fairly gru­elling and I was pretty ner­vous too.”

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