I have never seen anyone so close to a pro card so many times in one year
Rachel Baker has competed in the physique short class at 4 pro qualifiers this year and each time placed next to women who turned pro.
2011 NPC Jr USAs - 2nd place (class winners turn pro)
2011 NPC Jr Nationals - 2nd place (class winners turn pro)
2011 NPC Team Universe - 3rd place (class winners & runner ups turn pro)
2011 NPC Nationals - tied with Kim Bell for 3rd place (class winners & runner ups turn pro)
She'll continue her quest for a pro card in 2012...
Originally Posted by Rachel Baker
Thanks Jason! You've always been very supportive and its much appreciated. I just missed it again (4th place) but it's ok because I'll be back! I had a blast at Nationals and am so excited at the interest that WPD has generated. It's good for the division and great for the sport.
She didn't know at the time when she wrote the above that she tied with Kim Bell for third place.
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Thanks everyone for your supportive comments. I do (strongly) agree that I need to work on my posing and my lat spread. I've got a laundry list of things I want to improve on and address before I get on stage again in 2012. It is disappointing to keep missing the pro card but, my cup being half full, my placings have remained consistant and I'm grateful for that. I'll continue to work on my physique and presentation and we'll see what 2012 holds!
National NPC Physique Competitor