Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) student Tony Botelho, OT, ’11, took first place at the 2009 NPC Arizona Bodybuilding Championships on July 18 at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Ariz.
Botelho’s desire to compete was aided by one of his A.T. Still University (ATSU) professors, Sue Hillman, M.S., M.A., human anatomy director. Hillman introduced Botelho to a bodybuilding coach who helped him with his diet and muscle display techniques.
“Botelho’s knowledge of human anatomy has been enhanced by his body building experience,” said Hillman. “His knowledge of kinesiology and anatomy were instrumental in obtaining the stunning look he achieved. His ability to do this intense training during his graduate education is a credit to his determination and intelligence.”
By placing first in the lightweight class (143-154 pounds), Botelho has now qualified to compete at the national level.