Elijah Owens and I’m from Orange County, California. I grew up playing sports from soccer, basketball, football, and track. Throughout my football years, I battled through knee injuries which made me hang up the pads and pick up the weights. In 2019, I injured my left knee which caused me to have knee reconstruction surgery. This took me out for 6+ months from everything, but I was determined to not give up. After the healing process, I immediately went on prep for my first show in 2020. I placed 3rd but came back the next week for my second show winning the Overall in Novice and placed 2nd in open for Mens Physique. Since then, I’ve competed on 2 national stages and a total of about 7 shows. Placed Top 4 at the 2022 USA’s and still determined to get my pro card. My goal is to be an example of what hard work, dedication, consistency, and never giving up looks like. My ultimate goal is to encourage, inspire, and motivate others to never give up.