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Shawn Crump - Pro Bodybuilder
Personal: Married, children
Facebook: Shaun Crump
State (residence): Goergia
Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes
Occupation: Biotechnology Immunotherapy Supervisor
Hobbies: Relaxing on my days off with my family. I truly love watching my daughter dance and my son play baseball. I have two amazing dogs; My huge Italian Mastiff Sarge and my over weight puggle Flex. Both are very interesting in their own special way. I love my lunch dates with my beautiful supporting wife.....also my college sweet heart.
NGA Pro Athlete: Pro Bodybuilder
Years of Pro Athlete Training since : 1986
Year Turned PRO: 2001
Stats: Height: 5' 7" Weight: Preshow 222 Weight: Show 205
2001 NPC Metrolina Jr. - 1st Place
2001 NC Mountaineer - 1st Place
2002 Jr. NC State - 1st Place
2002 NC State Championship - 1st Place
2003 Jr. USA's - 2ndPlace
2003 Mr. NC - 2nd Place
2004 MR. NC State Champion 1st Place
2005 NPC Nationals - 7th Place
2006 NPC Nationals - 5th Place
2007 NPC Nationals - 8th Place
2008 NPC Nationals - 6th Place
2009 NPC USA's - 4th Place
2014 NGA Pro - 1st Place (Pro Card)
Years of Personal Training: 12
NGA Personal Trainer: Certified Personal Trainer
NGA Certified Personal Trainer: 25 years
Education: College Graduate
BIO: My dream of becoming a professional bodybuilder started when I was just eight years old. It began watching my father in the gym, reading his fitness magazines and idolizing some of the greats; Lee Haney, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray, Arnold and Lou Ferrigno. I started setting personal goals and reaching them.
In 2001, after the birth of my daughter, I committed to my first bodybuilding show. Although the diet and preparation was the most difficult task of my young life, I won my first show at the age of 23. Using the momentum and motivation from this show, I began training harder than ever before. I was gaining momentum and progressing each time I stepped on stage. This lead to my 2004 Mr. North Carolina title and cracking the top 5 at NPC pro qualifiers.
Along the way, I was blessed to pick up a sponsor and to represent Muscle Asylum, a division of Muscle Tech. I traveled to some of bodybuilding’s biggest shows, signing autographs, representing Muscle Asylum, and standing beside some of my favorite pros. I even got to guest pose on stage with 4 time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler.
I was on top of the world, the bodybuilding world, that is. In 2007, after the birth of my son, I suffered a severe pec tear. Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed with an osteochondral defect in my knee and underwent an extensive bone repair transplant, leaving me immobile for three months. Once I was healed, I accepted a job with a new company; a biotechnology immunotherapy company, treating Stage IV prostate cancer patients. Soon after relocating to the southeast, I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. This news came with no warning and caught us all off guard.
During this struggle, I found myself really digging deep to find strength. Some days it seemed like my efforts were worthless; as I was battling one injury after the next. I thought I knew how to pray but I never knew how to listen and comprehend God’s signs. After soul searching my desires and dreams for my family, God gave me the courage, knowledge and stability to continue my passion. I strive off one of my favorite scriptures: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
In 2014, I committed to my first bodybuilding show in 5 years. The same doctors who said I would never compete again, were on my side and monitoring my progress along the way. I stepped on the stage at 36 years old, unsure of what the outcome would be. I had the full support of my family and friends, win or lose. My performance at this show was like none before and God was surely with me on that stage. That night, one of my biggest dreams became a reality as I became an NGA Pro. I carry my title proudly each day and continue to set goals for my bodybuilding career.