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James and Bianca Purtell - NGA Promoters
James and Bianca Purtell

James and Bianca Purtell - NGA Promoters

Personal: Married, Children: Heather, Michael, Grand kids: Korbin, Khloe, Max, Kali, Lydia, Mason, and Caleb



State (residence): Utah

Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: No.

Occupation: Governmant, Retired United States Air Force Police Officer, Currently a Civilian Police Officer (James)

Hobbies: Bodybuilding, marathon running, outdoor activities, yard work, travelling

Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz

Favorite Actor: Jim Nabors

Favorite Band: Queen

Favorite Performer: Freddie Mercury

Food: Anything healthy

Favorite TV Show: Gomer Pyle

Promoter Since: 2001

NGA Promoter Since: 2001

Judge Since: 2000

NGA Judge Since: 2000

NGA Pro Athlete: Male Bodybuilder, Female Bodybuilder

Years of Pro Athlete Training: since 1988

Year Turned PRO: 2007

Stats: Height: 5' 10""
Weight: Preshow:180 lbs.
Weight: Show: 172 lbs.

2008 Utah Pro Gold Champion (James)
1996 NGA Natural Ms Utah (Bianca)
1995 NGA Natural Mr Utah (James)

Certificates: National Council for Certified Personal Trainers

Education: College Graduate and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice through the Community College of the Air Force.

Years of Personal Training:Since 1988

Best Body Part: Abs and Legs

Most Challenging Body Part: Calves

Favorite Exercise: Bench and curls

Traits You Admire Most In Others: Positivity

Traits You Admire Most In Yourself: Strong minded and drive to succeed

BIO: James and Bianca have been involved in the Natural Bodybuilding scene since 1983. They competed in bodybuilding events until they retired in 2008 to pursue their dreams of running marathons and promoting NGA competitions. Both have promoted the Utah Championships and Northern States Pro Qualifier in Utah since taking over the shows from NGA Utah Chairman Blaire Dean in 2005. James retired from the United States Air Force Security Forces in 2003 and currently is a Police Officer with the Department of the Air Force Police at Hill AFB, Utah. James, a former 1995 NGA Natural Mr. Utah trains with his wife Bianca, who held the 1996 NGA Natural MS Utah. Both have transitioned to running marathons and push each other in and out of the gym. James and Bianca have completed over 20+ marathons between the two of them. James has qualified for and ran the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2011 and most recently this year's 2014 race. James and Bianca have been married 32 years and have two children, Michael and Heather, and seven grandchildren, Korbin, Khloe, Max, Kali, Lydia, Mason, and Caleb. You can contact James and Bianca about the Utah shows which now include Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, Women's Fitness and Men's Physique at or go to their website:

James and Bianca Purtell

James and Bianca Purtell

James and Bianca Purtell