bodybuilders came home with top honors from a state-wide competition this
The man known as "Alaskan legend" Lindsay Knight, and
newcomer Valene Wilde, both made impressive showings at the Anchorage event. Knight is owner of the
Kodiak Athletic club where the two have been training for the competition.
(champs 1 "It was an ... year in a
On Saturday, Knight was crowned "Mr. Alaska Grandmaster." Last year he
was recognized as the only person to win that title four years running. This
year, of course, he's surpassed that record. In 2009 Knight was inducted into the
bodybuilding hall of fame. He's accumulated more points in his career than any
other competitor in the state.
As successful as he's been in
bodybuilding competitions, its Wilde's success that he's ...well... really wild
-- (champs 2 "I
am. I ... show with her.")
Wilde started working out four
years ago when she entered and won the transformation contest at the Kodiak
Athletic Club. The Anchorage
Bodybuilding championship was Wilde's first-ever competition.
-- (champs 3 "It turn out ... going for
While Knight enjoyed helping
Wilde train for the competition, he says he also gets a lot of enjoyment by
helping non-competitors get stronger through weight training.
-- (champs 4 "No, in fact ... see some
Kodiak champions hope to build on their success
when they travel to Boise
to compete early next month. Wilde's originally from Idaho and is thrilled that she'll have
family and friends on hand to share in the excitement of her new success.