Juneau to host first drug-tested bodybuilding championship

Organizers hope to attract, publicize 'natural' competitors

Posted: Friday, November 09, 2007

Pavitt Health & Fitness will hold Alaska's first drug-tested bodybuilding state championships on Saturday at Centennial Hall.

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Organizers hope the event will publicize and attract "natural" bodybuilders, who may be frustrated at competing in tournaments against artificially enhanced athletes.

"I just really felt strongly that we need to have a level playing field to be able to compete against other natural athletes," show organizer Corey Pavitt said.

"I feel strongly about the fact that it's a healthy lifestyle when you do it naturally," he said. "When you use performance-enhancing drugs, you're kind of negating the original intent of bodybuilding."

The 2007 NPC Alaska Ironman Championships start with prejudging at 11 a.m. at Centennial Hall.


• What: 2007 NPC Alaska Ironman Championships

• Where: Centennial Hall.

• When: Prejudging, 11 a.m. seminar, 1 p.m.; finals, 7 p.m Saturday.

• Admissions: $35 VIP, $30 reserved, $25 open. Tickets at Pavitt Health and Fitness or Hearthside Books.

• Web links: www.davegoodwin.com; www.nicolefitness.com

There's competition in open men and women's bodybuilding; junior men and master's men and women; novice men and women; fitness and figure.

The main show begins at 7 p.m. At least 14 competitors are registered so far. Approximately half are from Juneau.

Admission is $35 for VIP, $30 for reserved and $25 for open. Tickets are available at Pavitt Health and Fitness and Hearthside Books.

World Natural Bodybuilding Federation and National Physique Committee champion Dave "Texas Shredder" Goodin and Fitness American Pageant 2000 champion Nicole Rollolazo will lead a 1 p.m. question-and-answer seminar.

Goodin has spent 24 years as a coach, powerlifter and professional bodybuilder. He's won nine international titles in natural bodybuilding and is the first man to win two WNBF Pro World championships. Rollolazo, a model and a competitor, has been a pro since 2000.

International Federation of Bodybuilders fitness professional Tanji Johnson was scheduled to speak as well. But at the last minute, she was hired by NBC for its new version of "American Gladiators."

For more information, call Pavitt Health and Fitness at789-5556.

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