Women Sponsored Athletes
Occupation: Registered ICU Nurse
Hobbies/Interest: competing, traveling, swimming.
Lin Romano is apart of Team Planetary Nutrition. Lin is currently training for her first Competition in the Bikini Division at the 2014 NC State Championships. She is a mother of four children and a great example for any moms wanting to acheive a healthy body. Lins Contest Prep is prepared by Wendy Bray of Southern Barbelles in Raleigh, NC.
Quinn is a California native who received her Bachelors degrees in Exercise Science at PLNU located in San Diego, CA. Following graduation Quinn moved to North Carolina to attend Duke University, receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. She has since returned to UNC to specialize in Orthopedics and is currently working as the UNC DPT Orthopedic Resident. When asked what sparked her interest in body building she explained "Every New Year I write goals for the upcoming months; one of my 2013 goals was inspired by strangers at the gym, friends of friends via facebook and even close friends who encouraged me to “Train for a figure competition.” I've been an athlete all my life, starting with U-6 soccer, 4 varsity high school sports, thru intercollegiate cross-country and track. Bodybuilding is brand new territory, I was introduced to a demanding sport that challenged me physically, mentally, and emotionally." She will be making her NPC figure debut in April 2014 at the North Carolina State Championships representing Southern Barbelles, under the skilled guidance of Wendy Bray.
Lavonda Harrison- Lavonda is an all natural womens physique competitor and IFPA Pro. Lavonda earned her pro card at this years No Gear Classic 2014. Congratulations to Lavonda and we look for great things to come.
Jennifer Masterson is a part of Team Planetary Nutrition. Jen competed in her first figure natural bodybuilding show in June 2013 at the OCB No Gear Classic in Greensboro where she won the Masters age 40+ winning an IFPA pro card. She also took home the Novice Short and Novice overall titles .
Contest prep is prepared by Wendy Bray of Southern Barbelles and training is by Jeff Piercy at GI Gym/Capital Combat Academy both in Raleigh, NC.
Jennifer is a NJ native, married and a mother of two boys.
Men Sponsored Athletes
Justin Horrell - Justin grew up playing sports such as baseball, swimming, and basketball. He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he earned his BA in business management and played NCAA DII Baseball. Soon after graduation, he found himself to be very out of shape and then was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After two surguries and radiation treatment, he was determined to get healthy and gain his strength back. He began training for 5 and 10k's while moving up to a triathlon and soon qualified for the USAT Olympic Distance National Championships in 2012. After that, Justin met his wife, an IFBB Figure Pro, who inspired him to compete in NPC men's physique. Justin is currently 27 years old, coming up on 3 years of cancer remission, and going to start to prep for a show at the end of summer!
Julian Suarez - Julian will be competing in Mens Physique in 2014 and is currently preparing for his first show.