FOCUSED: Ethan Shaw trains before taking to the stage today.
FOCUSED: Ethan Shaw trains before taking to the stage today. Renee Albrecht

Suns out, guns out as bodies take to stage

BODY BUILDING: Some of the best local and regional body building competitors will take to the stage today at the second annual Gympie Muscle Muster.

The James Nash State High School auditorium will play host to the event with competitors from as far away as the Gold Coast and Brisbane peddling their wares in the hope of taking home top prize.

A unique event for the Gympie region, the Muscle Muster provides the opportunity for up and coming athletes to prepare for competition, an avenue that is not often available in most regional towns.

Event organiser Mac Hosking said the competition is gaining momentum and is held at this time of year because athletes are still in competition condition.

"We are getting a solid calibre of body builder,” Hosking said.

"Some of the competitors have just come out of comps, everybody is still pumped and still lean.

"The word is getting out there that this is a comp to be reckoned with.”

Around 20 athletes are expected to flaunt their figure, but Hosking said that number will increase next year.

The men's and women's overall category will again be hotly contested as will the men's and women's physique.

Competition starts at 10am with all proceeds donated to Cancer Council Queensland.

Gympie Times


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