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09-23-2009, 12:41 PM
I had a chance to go on NBR yesterday and talk about the INBF & WNBF. I was nervous as 1) I hate public speaking and 2) I have never been interviewed before, so please forgive me if I ramble, mumble or screw up a name or two. My apologies to Luis Santiago (I was thinking Jose Guzman), who I mention as a Worlds contender.
09-23-2009, 02:14 PM
I do a lot of public speaking and media work and to be honest I thought you were great. Articulate, well thought out, grounded and interesting to listen to. You should do more of this kind of stuff.
09-24-2009, 12:07 AM
excellent interview, and I really like the idea of the natural pro free mag...you guys are doing some good things, moving in the right direction...I really hope to see some more positive, less restrictive changes that would help the whole sport more. Keep it up.
09-29-2009, 05:52 AM
Thanks. After the interview, I spent the next few days running it through my head, trying to figure out if I could have said anything clearer or more explicitly.
One of the goals I have set for myself is to increase the communication between the INBF/WNBF and the athletes, regardless of affiliation. In the past, I don't think this was one of our strong points, which led to some misunderstandings. Not everyone will agree with our rules, but I would hope that by explaining why we they are what they are, at least there will be a better understanding.
I truly believe that given the commitment of our promoters, our drug-testing policies, depth of competition and quality of competitors, the INBF/WNBF is the premier drug-free organization. This is not meant to disrespect any other organization or its competitors, but simply my opinion based on the reasons I mentioned.
I also wanted to touch on my thoughts on the Worlds. The question has been raised in several forums of who the best natty in the world is.
My own opinion and this goes along with the question I was asked in the interview is that on any given day, any number of athletes can be the best. This is the nature of the sport, where peaking at exactly the right time comes into play. It also goes to show you how far natural bodybuilding has come, given the number of contenders that are out there and the constant improvements everyone is making. I probably could have named a few more contenders - I know i should have mentioned Leroy Perry, Clarence McGill and Kurt Weidner. I am not sure if Clement Yearwood is competing or Jim Cordova or Jon Harris, to name some others. The competition is just so good, there are too many to name.
As the Worlds gets closer, I will post a list of the men and women who will be participating. It should be a great show and hopefully we will see even more athletes coming in to challenge for the title. As the saying goes: On any given day......