After posing and flexing his chiseled physique to earn a bronze medal at the CAC Championships and the top honours at Guyana’s premier bodybuilding event, The Hugh Ross Classic last year, muscleman Kerwin ‘Chisel’ Clarke is aspiring to secure a pro card in 2013.
“I am looking to take my physique to a whole other level this year,” proclaimed the well sculpted bodybuilder during an interview with Stabroek Sport on Friday.
“The aim is to venture into competitions where I can acquire my pro card”.” Earning a pro card is my main focus this year, I will be seeking out events where I can compete and put my best foot forward and get that card”.
The 26-year old who pushes his mass of striated muscles to the limits at the Buddy’s Gym four days each week, stated that he has his sights set on two overseas competitions as well as winning the senior national bodybuilding title.
“There is an international show in July in Barbados that I will aim to peak at to do myself and my country proud and hopefully get my professional card, I would also like to get a gold medal this year at the CAC Championships and win the senior title”
Last year’s welterweight and overall King of the third biennial Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Show intimated that he plans on bulking up to reign in the light heavyweight division.
“I am looking to take my body to a whole other level like I said before, so another goal is to step up into the light heavyweight category which would not be an easy task but I will push myself to earn my goals” Clarke declared.
Clarke, who burst onto the bodybuilding scene in 2011 by winning the overall Novices title, said he was inspired by mentors like 2010 Mr. Universe Masters’ Champion and former Sportsman-of-the- Year, Hugh Ross, CAC gold medalist and Fitness Trainer at Buddy’s Gym, Sylvan Gardner, Bruce Whatley, and powerlifter Mervyn ‘Spongy’ Moses.
The East Ruimveldt Secondary School graduate who is currently employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and studying for the CAT (Chartered Accountant Technician) exam opined that every household should adopt a healthy lifestyle.
“Bodybuilding is a very interesting sport and it aids in a healthy lifestyle. It is a lifestyle that everyone should adopt, if not bodybuilding, fitness as a whole, each household should get involved in fitness,” Clarke reiterated.
Clarke also stated that bodybuilders invest a lot to showcase a well sculpted physique and stated that more needs to be done in terms of sponsorship to reward the musclemen and women for their hard work and dedication to the sport.