Area bodybuilder wins title, turning pro - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

Area bodybuilder wins title, turning pro

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Emily Ingram Courtesy: Emily Ingram
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For Albany bodybuilder Emily Ingram, being called a professional is still new to her.

"I was at the store yesterday, and a woman asked, me 'Wow, you look so great. How do you look like that?'" she says. "It was really fun to say I'm a professional bodybuilder. It's sinking in a little bit better now."

Ingram is fresh off winning the Women's Heavyweight Class and Women's Overall Championships at last weekend's 2013 INBF Iron Eagle Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Classic in Savannah.

The win earned Ingram her pro card, and she will begin competing in professional competitions.

She says she's proud of accomplishing her goals. Now she's ready to reach higher.

"The next step obviously is doing well on a pro stage," Ingram says. "The pro stage is a lot different than the amateur stage. Everybody you're up against looks amazing, so I'll be up against some really hard competition."

Her pro debut is just 8 weeks away in Massachusetts.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Gruden, RGIII talk read option, return to field

    Gruden, RGIII talk read option, return to field

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:33:31 GMT
    The Redskins returned to the field Wednesday after a day off and got right to work with two practices.  Head coach Jay Gruden said he was very encouraged by what he saw on the field. Both the offenseMore >>
    The Redskins returned to the field Wednesday after a day off and got right to work with two practices.More >>
  • Redskins remind fans of standby lines

    Redskins remind fans of standby lines

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:27:25 GMT
    The Washington Redskins are reminding fans that a standby line will be available for fans who did not receive tickets through the team's ticket lottery to the Redskins' annual Fan Appreciation Day on AugustMore >>
    The Washington Redskins are reminding fans that a standby line will be available for fans who did not receive tickets through the team's ticket lottery to the Redskins' annual Fan Appreciation Day on August 2 and Redskins' joint practice sessions with the New England Patriots on August 4-6.More >>
  • Redskins' Young tries hand at sports reporting

    Redskins' Young tries hand at sports reporting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:23:35 GMT
    Redskins' fullback Darrel Young is one of the more energetic players on the roster. He's often seen having fun with his teammates prior to practice, and Wednesday he tried his hand in the broadcastingMore >>
    Darrel Young gave sports reporting a shot after Wednesday's morning workout.More >>
Powered by WorldNow