Mel’s so pumped up

Bodybuilding veteran Melanie Tydrich is another of the sport’s top names competing in Cayman this weekend.

The Universe Muscle Classic at the Lions Centre on Saturday is going to be another huge event. Pre-judging starts at 10am and the Finals start at 7pm.

Tydrich, 44, is a marketing manager from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She was last here three years ago to compete in the Pro Universe.

She has a multitude of titles, incluidng Musclemania World Champion at lightweight in 1999, the 2000 INBA Natural Olympia- 1st place tall class and third place in the 2006 WNBF Pro Universe.

‘The natural bodybuilding lifestyle has made me stronger and healthier both physically and mentally,’ Tydrich said. ‘I’ve met some of the nicest and most interesting friends from all over the world at bodybuilding competitions.’

Promoted by Tiger Wilson, a former world champion, he said: ‘We wish to thank our sponsors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department of Tourism, The Ministry of Sports, Chris Johnson Associates Ltd., Island Paving, Webster’s Tours, Western Union, Hot 104fm, Radio Cayman and Vibe 98.9fm. As well as all others who have assisted in any way.