Will Staub Awarded First In Two Classes At 2017 NPC Natural Eastern USA Championships (05/06/17)
On Saturday, April 15 Kenneth “Will” Staub competed in the Olympia Tan 2017 NPC Natural Eastern USA Championships. This Easter weekend bodybuilding show, held in Munhall at the Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall, was the second time in the past five months the former Clarion Bobcat football player has taken a National Physique Committee (NPC) stage. Like at his first show in November 2016, Will was named winner of the Teenage Division for competitors 16-19 years of age. Additionally, he was also awarded first place in the Collegiate Division for those 25 and younger who are enrolled in college courses.
Will’s Coach, Ryan Stankovic of TC Muscle, commented: “This being his second go around at shows, we knew we wanted to push the limits a little harder. We really kicked it up a notch to bring even better conditioning while maintaining some size. Will has done just that. He continues to work hard each and every day. We are three weeks out from his next show, and without a doubt he will bring his best once again!”
Will believes that he brought a better physique to this show as compared to last November, noting improvements in muscle size, shape, and overall proportion. He also, remarked, however, on needing to improve overall conditioning (muscle definition) prior to his next competition in mid-May.
Following the show Will had plenty of people to thank including his coach, Ryan Stankovic; Dr. Tony Vega for assistance with posing; lifting partners Zach DeLuca and Andrew DeNardo; the shows promoter, Gary Udit; his grandparents, Bill and Kathy O’Neill, of North Huntingdon, PA; and his parents, Kenn and Suzie Staub of Clarion. Will, a 2016 graduate of Clarion Area High School, is a freshman at Clarion University majoring in Liberal Arts with a Library Science Concentration and minor in Fitness and Nutrition.