Sacramento Figure Champ Jami DeBernard Debuts
An updated version of my earlier post on Jami revised with new pictures from her shoot posted this weekend.
Time to catch up with figure star Jami DeBernard, winner of both the open and masters figure divisions at the NPC Sacramento Championships in her hometown. Over fifty figure competitors took the stage at this show held last November.
As she details on her website, Jami’s passion for health & fitness began in her early teens, driven to compete and motivated by icons like Rachel McLish. During high school, when she was seemingly the only girl in the gym, the isolation didn’t faze her. In fact, she welcomed the challenge of lifting weights alongside the boys, eventually developing enough skill and strength to win a state title in powerlifting.
Now a successful teacher, certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and mother of two, Jami is beginning to make serious waves on the figure stage. Her latest win in California’s capital comes on the heels of an impressive top-five finish in class-D at 2010 Nationals.
After such a strong finish to her season, Jami has earned a spot in the discussion of pro card contenders this year.