Plover native becomes bodybuilding pro
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — A Plover native has become an official International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) pro.
After winning a regional show in Waukesha (Wisconsin State Championships), 25-year-old Taylor Gordon earned her pro card, which means she is now able to compete on the national level. Gordon just completed a show in Teaneck, N.J. called “NPC Universe”.
For Gordon, this means more opportunity, and even more money.
“This means I compete at the pro level, which is just a higher league and offers more opportunities for money, sponsorships, and things like magazines and photo shoots.” Gordon said.
Gordon ended up cutting for the competition, becoming a bit leaner.
“I dieted down longer and tried to maintain my non exercise activity (like walking everywhere).” said Gordon. “In January I moved to Milwaukee for grad school so I’ve been walking more back and forth to class and work.”
As for now, it’s game on for the up-and-coming bodybuilder.
“My plans are to grow, and take an off-season. Then make my pro debut in Chicago.” Gordon said.
Gordon herself is from Plover, and plans to return to the area. She is currently working on a Masters in Kinesiology at UW-Milwaukee, leading to an eventual PhD in Health Science. She plans to return home to teach at UW-Stevens Point.