Following a four-year hiatus from competing, top bodybuilder Tiger Wilson is busy preparing to make a comeback to competition.
After winning the 2003 WNBF Pro. Natural Mr. Universe Bodybuilding Championships in New York City, Tiger made the decision to work at improving the sport of natural bodybuilding and fitness in the Cayman Islands by helping other athletes to reach their personal goals, give them international exposure and the option of having the freedom to compete anywhere in the world where International Natural Bodybuilding Federation (INBF) and World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) events are held. Because of Tiger’s efforts, local athletes have received worldwide exposure in various magazines and on websites.
In 2004 Tiger made a further decision to stop training and competing and, together with his wife, Susan, formed the Cayman Island Natural Bodybuilding Association (CINBA) so that they could better assist the local athletes. Tiger has spent most of his spare time during the last four years teaching athletes the ‘tricks and trades’ of the sport and so far CINBA has earned respect and recognition on the natural bodybuilding circuit, both locally and internationally. Within the WNBF and INBF the Cayman Islands team currently ranks as #2 and they are working hard toward being ranked #1.
Tiger and Susan made another step towards strengthening the sport by receiving the sanction to promote and host international bodybuilding championships here in the Cayman Islands. These championships attract many natural bodybuilders and tourists from around the world and give the island’s athletes another great goal to work towards. Tiger is grateful for all the sponsors who have assisted him to make these championships a success over the past 5 years.
The next international championships that will be hosted in Cayman take place on April 19, 2008. They say it is projected to be bigger and better than any before. Anyone interested in sponsoring these championships can call 916-5662 or e-mail [email protected] for more info.
Over the past four years Tiger has been repeatedly questioned as to whether he was now officially retired from competition and his response has always been: ‘I’m not done yet!’ Indeed, those who had begun to think that he was in fact done were wrong as he will be stepping on stage once again at the WNBF Natural World Bodybuilding Championships in New York City on Saturday, November 10, 2007.
Tiger tells us that he has been hard at work for the past three months, working to achieve his goal of winning another title. He trains at home in his private gym which his family calls ‘The Tiger’s Den’. He stated that although three months is a very short period over which to prepare for this type of top class championship, he feels that with his vast knowledge and many years of experience he knows what to do to achieve his goals. He said that he feels that ‘experience is the key to all success in life’.
‘My game plan is very simple’ said Tiger. ‘My first goal is to reach the finals and then it will be no surrender, no retreat.’
Tiger Wilson is the Cayman Islands’ first Professional Natural Bodybuilder and he has been involved in the sport for over 20 years. A few of the many titles that he has archived over the years include:
Overall Winner – 2003 WNBF Pro Natural Universe
Overall Winner – 2002 INBF Naturalmania Nationals
1st Place – INBF Natural Atlantic Coast Classic
Gold and Silver medals at the World Police & Fire Games
Overall winner – Mr. Universal Physique
Overall winner – Mr. Powerline Physique
Overall winner – Mr. Cayman
5x Mr. Jamaica Middleweight
2x Overall winner – Mr. Jamaica
2nd place – Caribbean & Central American Championships
Tiger thanked the C.I. Olympic Committee for their partial sponsorship to enable him to compete at the World Championships.