March 30, 2019 Shawn Ray Maui classic
2nd place novice classic physique
5th place open classic physique
I was born on June 20, 1995 in Wailuku, Maui. I wasn’t much of an athletic person growing up, not until high school when I joined the Baldwin high school wrestling team. This was when lifting and fitness really caught my attention. Bodybuilding wasn’t really on my mind at that time, it was just about trying to get stronger for my sport. My Junior year of high school is when I met my teacher, Travis Toda. He was known as the “Hulk” in school. I knew from the first time I met him that I wanted to be big like him. That’s really what inspired me to body build.
Once I graduated, I joined the U.S. Navy and that’s when I became consistent with my fitness journey always striving to grow and become stronger.
My girlfriend, Cheynice Ruidas was the one to push me to start competing. I decided to ask Travis Toda to be my coach which led me to my first bodybuilding show. I’m excited to grow in this sport and can’t wait to see what the future has in store.