THEY’VE come a long way jointly, now the two friends are out to muscle their way to bodybuilding magnificence this weekend.
Previous junior-heavyweight 2008 champion Everitt Hand and Louis Bessinger will be struggling for top honours in their personal weight divisions at the yearly Border Bodybuilding provincial championships at the Guild Theatre on Sunday afternoon.
Hand and Bessinger, who will be rival for the last time in the junior division, are hot favourites to win titles in a rivalry that will be as challenging as it will be dangerous.
Hand has toned his muscles tremendously well since his hard to believe victory in 2008, while Bessinger has the construct of a seasoned supporter.
They both became conscious that they will face unbendable competition against a number of enthusiastic contenders in what will be a charming intercontinental Federation of Border Bodybuilding argument.
Current champions – 2009 overall winner Lwasi Buso and 2008 winner and Mr South Africa, Ed Weyer – come with great family background and will force down their aggression to the eventual.
Weyer’s muscle size can be an standoffish factor, but Hand is unfazed by his opponent’s reputation.
“If you’ve got no confidence, then you’re not supposed to be in this game,” said Hand. “I am confident I would win, I am looking forward to the overall title as well, and it will all go down to who brings the best package.”
Bessinger also gives off confidence. “I don’t want to come across as big-headed but winning the juniors is not a hard thing to do, I am planning to make an blow on the ‘overalls’ as well,” he said. The pair met when they were relatively thin and shared a fervor for bodybuilding five years ago. They are hoping to make the provincial team which will be named after the event.
Hand, who says his attention in bodybuilding was flashed following surgery added that he has just started stimulating his craving for the sport.