Smith over­all cham­pion

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

Team Transta­tion flexed their muscle at the 2018 NABBA Christchurch Clas­sic Body Build­ing Champs.

Mike Smith not only won his open weight di­vi­sion, he went all the way, win­ning the over­all ti­tle of cham­pion of cham­pi­ons.

“It was great re­turn­ing to Christchurch where I man­aged a break­through over­all WFF win in 2016,” said Smith. “To again pull off an­other over­all vic­tory in a dif­fer­ent class felt amaz­ing.

“I was stoked that I man­aged to hold on to the ex­act same con­di­tion­ing as for the Pro Show one month ago — it was the real chal­lenge.”

With the win came an invite for Smith to com­pete at the Uni­verse show in Sin­ga­pore.

He un­for­tu­nately had to de­cline the invite due to a lack of funds.

Rachel Jane ex­celled com­pet­ing in her first WFF show and sec­ond show in to­tal. Jane brushed away the nerves, im­prov­ing each round en­route to tak­ing sec­ond place in the NABBA masters. She said she has come away with a ton of en­thu­si­asm and is look­ing for­ward to her next out­ing, likely to be the Wellington show in Septem­ber.

“Jane is a nat­u­ral for the sport and has the right work ethic to match,” said Smith. “In my opin­ion, she will be a strong can­di­date for higher hon­ours by the end of the year.”

Team TS would like to thank lo­cal busi­ness Westend Au­tos, Mar­shalls Phar­macy and Sta­tion 32 for their on­go­ing sup­port.

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Mike Smith with his tro­phy.

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