World transgender bodybuilding competition comes to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s been twenty years since Charles Bennett took the stage to compete in bodybuilding. But at age 63 he’s now done something he’s never done before — compete as a man for the first time in what’s billed as the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition.

Bennett and seven fellow competitors preformed Saturday night in the annual International Association of Trans Bodybuilders competition at a theater in Atlanta.

The competition first started in 2014 and has since drawn competitors from across the country and one from Russia, according to executive director and head judge Bucky Motter. Competitors are judged in the categories of lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight and masters for age 60 and over. There are five disciplines on which they’re judged: mass, definition, proportion, symmetry and stage presence.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
52°
Menomonie
Chetek
Durand
54°
Ladysmith
51°
Neillsville
48°
Rice Lake
52°
New Richmond
53°
Black River Falls
Medford
49°
River Falls
54°
Duluth
42°
Green Bay
49°
La Crosse
51°
Madison
49°
Milwaukee
52°
Twin Cities
54°
Weather: A strong breeze today will take down some leaves

Weather: A strong breeze today will take down some leaves

Wind gusts around 30 mph are expected in the late morning and afternoon.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content