In highschool, Frank was ranked in the top ten biggest and strongest football players in the nation. After graduation, and many college offers, he accepted an offer from a top name college, and it was expected that he would someday play pro football after making a name for himself at the collegate level. Unfortunately just like in so many movies, his plan was abruptly changed. Two weeks before he was due to leave, he was is a car accident at over 85mph and never played football again. After the accident, many at the impound yard believed that the passenger must have died. When they were told that Frank had survived the crash and was in the hospital, the guard said, “The only person that could live through a crash like that would be Superman.” A title Frank felt he would have to work for to accept.
After over 6 years of operations and a severly slowed metabolism, Franks muscle had atrophied and he had gained ALOT of unhealthy weight and fat. He had gone from being a top level athlete to being obese and depressed. He was always a fan of bodybuilding, and although he was advised by his doctors not to lift weights, he would attend bodybuilding competitions as a spectator. Cheering on his favorites such as Paul Dillett, Kevin Levrone, Lee Priest, Chris Cormier, Markus Ruhl, Nasser ElSonbaty, and many others. At one of the competitions he saw a man who just seemed larger than life to him. He introduced himself to Pro Trainer Scott Abel, and made the decision to defy doctor orders and begin training with weights under the guidance of his new trainer.
After losing over 100lbs. of fat and completely restructuring his body, learning from one of the best in the world, Frank took his goal a step further and decided to compete in bodybuilding competitions. He started by taking first runner up in the Muscle-tech body transformation contest, and then it was time to hit the stage. Staying covered up during most of his transformation, people did not know what to expect when Frank walked onto the stage. Shocking all, he took first place at that competition, and after that, kept improving under his trainers watchful eye for years until achieving his lifelong dream by accepting Professional status with the WBFF.
Frank is proud and excited to represent the WBFF as a Pro, and has found a true home in an organization that appreciates individuality, as his dimensions are not ordinary at 6’4″ and around 300lbs. Many would say he doesn’t fit the COOKIE CUTTER ideal of what some other organizations believe a bodybuilder should look like. He feels that bodybuilders should be judged on how that look suits THEM! The individual. Not a preconceived notion that the bodybuilder should be a certain height, weight, etc. That simply creates a lineup of competitors who all look the same. He has found that the WBFF shares his opinion. And what better an organization to belong to than one run by a bodybuilder rather than just a businessman?
In addition to being a competitor, Frank has also become a trainer himself after receiving three training certifications and more importantly learning from one of the best in the world. He has specialized in taking those, like him, who have been overlooked, underestimated, doubted, or called a dreamers, and making them champions. Those he has helped compete in many different organizations in many different catagories, and some compete at both the professional and amateur level in the WBFF.
Franks next goal is to comeback after a career related accident as a Custody Officer caused him to have knee surgery. His plan is to bring a new package to the WBFF Pro stage and help to spread the word of the WBFF. Reaching as many competitors around the world as he can, who are fed up with the federations they belong to, and showing them that there IS an alternative! That no longer is the the top of the Bodybuilding and Figure world monopolized by federations who do not support, encourage, or promote their athletes. That the WBFF is the answer many of us have waited for.
Adopting the famous words of Friedrich Nietzsche… “He turns his injuries into strengths. That which does not kill him makes him stronger. He is SUPERMAN”. Frank has shown that through adversity, greatness can be achieved if you want it and work hard enough for it. And finally under the moniker of Superman, he hopes to inspire others to reach for their dreams and realize their fullest potential.