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Mark Smith - Pro Bodybuilder
State (residence): North Carolina
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: No
Occupation: Network Systems Engineer
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles and exercise
Pro Athlete Training since: 2004
Year Turned PRO: 2012
Stats: Height: 6' 0"; Weight: Preshow 252, Weight: Show 193
2012 NGA Heart of America Pro Classic - 1st Men's Novice Heavyweight
2012 NGA Heart of America Pro Classic -1st Men's Open Heavyweight
2012 ABA Natural Illinois Champion - 1st Place Novice Men's
2012 ABA Natural Illinois Champion - 2nd Place Men's Open
2012 WNBF Wisconsin International - 5th Place Men's Open
2012 Mr. EIU - 1st Place Heavyweight - Overall Winner
2010 ABA Natural Illinois Bodybuilding Championships - 1st Place Teen
2010 ABA Natural Illinois Bodybuilding Championships - 4th Place Open Mens
2010 NPC Mid-Illinois - 2nd Place Teen Division
2010 Mr. EIU - 1st Place Heavyweight - Overall Winner
BIO: I have been lifting since 13 years old and started getting serious about competing in 2008 with shows every few years since then. Over time, I have found that slow and steady wins the race. Bodybuilding is an example of a lot of small things done well, greatness. Chad Dolan is my programming coach/diet advisor. One must be objective about theeir methods and the effectiveness of them and seek out what is not working and find something that does. I cannot stress this enough!