Erin Stern a Champion in Many Ways
For me Erin Stern is example of the kind of woman that bodybuilding was meant to have. From the beginning she has fought to be the best. As a young girl Erin loved to ride horses, but she didn’t just ride she would run next to them and jump fences with them. Athletic from the beginning her parents suggested she try out for the high school track team.
Track definitely did not stop for Erin at high school; she went on to college at The University of Florida where she continued on in her track career becoming a stronger athlete every day. There she came to compete in the high jump, pentathlon, and the heptathlon earning herself the coveted titles of Jr-All American and Co-Captain.
In 2008 her goals were still set on track, and she always knew she wanted to be an elite level athlete so she tried out for the Olympic team for high jump but sadly missed the Olympic Qualifying Standard by 3cm. This made her rethink the particular sport she was shooting for that elite level in and she turned her focus to another sport: Figure.
Erin is a shining star of athleticism and charisma in many aspects. Her personality and ability to have fun at everything she does has made her an icon in this amazing and competitive industry. I know he has been a major influence on me in many ways. From the pictures I use to keep me focused and give me something to aspire to, to the plentiful tidbits just by following her over the years. For example in Oxygen about 6 months ago she did an interview in which she stated that she had read the book “Psychology of Winning” 5 times already inspired me to do the same. I love anything that can make me a better person overall and I soaked that book up! I read while I was prepping for my second figure competition and it was amazing how focused it kept me and I recommend it to anyone trying to take on a life improving task like that.