Henry leads quartet to CAC Bodybuilding Champs
THE Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (JABBFA) will send four competitors to the 40th Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which gets underway today with the weighing in.
Veteran heavyweight Henry Graham, absent from the sport for six years when he competed in the International Federation of Physique Association, returns in what he calls "the best form of his life" in the heavyweight division.
The others are Dwayne Collins of Tropical Fitness, Mario Gonvalev of Ibero Stars and Delmar Graham of Caribbean Estate Fitness Centre, who will enter in the Under-21 category.
Collins and Gonvalev will take part in the welterweight and light middleweight, respectively divisions, which will be determined at the weigh in.
The 45-year-old Henry, from Get Active Gym and who won the heavyweight title at the CAC Championships in 2006 when it was held here, cites timing, nutrition, and experience as contributing to his superb body.
A personal trainer and competing since 1986 to become Mr Jamaica five times and seven times national champion, Henry is widely expected to win a pro card.
For the first time Graham will have a sponsor, Training Camp based in Manor Park, who finances his nutrition and outfit him for the September 20-22 championships which include pre-judging on Friday and the finals on the last night.
JABBFA vice-president Troy Gauntlett said: "The chances are very good for the guys, especially for Henry Graham, who is entering the heavyweight. I'm expecting him to win his weight category."