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Will Dutra is bodybuilding champ, goes pro

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 | Posted by | 5 responses

Cotati bodybuilder Will Dutra.

Native son Will Dutra, 22, won his division (Open Tall) and the overall 2012 California Natural Bodybuilding Championship Aug. 4 at Windsor High School in Windsor. He also earned his professional bodybuilding card with the Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association.

Dutra began competing in the drug-free diet-and-workout program in 2008, when he won teen male at the 2008-2009 California Natural. Other career highlights include first place at the 2009 Silver and Black Muscle Classic in Oakland and a silver medal at the 2009-2010 Natural Universe competition in Hollywood, where the judges moved him from the teen to junior adult class.

Local sports fans may remember Dutra as a young baseball tyro. A brief move to Hawaii in 2006 introduced him to success in weightlifting. Upon his return to Cotati, he continued training with Chris Jantz and Chris Barbour in preparation for bodybuilding competition at age 18.

The three now comprise the professional training team TriadBodybuilding.com. Dutra is also a personal trainer with Todd Gilchrist at Old School Strength in Petaluma and looks forward to building his training business this year and to more competition in 2013.

Pictures courtesy Will and Terry Dutra.


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