Welcome to My Bio page

Home:  Dallas, Texas
Age:
  41
Height:  5’ 4”
Weight:  (Off Season): 124 lbs +/-
Weight:  (Contest): 113 lbs +/-
Email:  dmelanie@dawnmelanie.com

HOW & WHY I STARTED

In university, I started lifting weights to improve my racquetball game. Before fulfilling this mandatory P.E. requirement (racquetball class), I did not participate in any sports. I loved it immediately, and have never stopped.

WHY I LOVE IT

Management of Stress and a sense of control over my body. Since diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis over 13 yrs. ago, it is imperative that I avoid/manage stessful situations to mitigate any potential adverse effects upon my body. Favorable aesthetics enable me to be a viable competitor but the health benefits are priceless.  I like to set an example for others to "focus on your ABILITIES, not on any diagnosed disability."

Please visit my Bodyspace.com page if you'd like to learn more, and to see a larger gallery of photos.

COMPETITIONS

National Physique Committee (NPC) Figure Competitor

Please visit musculardevelopment.com if you'd like to see more competition photos of me.

2012 Lone Star Classic, Masters Class, Physique – 1st Place, Figure – 2nd Place 6/16/2012, Dallas, TX (Please see my Contest Gallery page for photos)

2008 USA Championships, Figure Class C – 16th Place 7/26/2008, Las Vegas, NV http://pics.musculardevelopment.com/index.php?mode=browse&id=13381

http://www.hardfitness.com/competitions/usavegas2008/npcfigure/figurec/dawnmelanie/onepiece/index.html

2008 Jr. USA Championships, Figure Class C – 5/17/2008, Charleston, SC http://pics.musculardevelopment.com/index.php?mode=browse&id=13381&eventcode=1246

2007 North American Classic, Figure Class B – 14th Place 8/31/2007, Cleveland, OH http://pics.musculardevelopment.com/index.php?mode=browse&id=13381&eventcode=1176

2007 John Sherman Classic, Figure Class B – 3rd Place, 7/21/2007, Houston, TX

2006 USA Championships, Figure Class D – 6th Place, 7/29/2006, Las Vegas, NV

2006 West Texas Classic, Figure, Short Class – 1st Place, Overall Winner, 4/08/2006, Lubbock, TX

2005 Jr. Nationals, Figure Class C – 7/29/2005, Rosemont, IL
http://www.hardfitness.com/competitions/chicagojrnats2005/npcfigure/figureb/dawnwashington/twopiece/index.html

2005 Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Class B – 1st Place, 4/25/2005, Grapevine, TX

2005 Ms. Bikini America, Delta Region – Overall Winner, 8/2005

2003 Southwest, Figure Medium Class – 1st Place, Overall Winner, 9/23/2003, Arlington, TX

2003 Greater Gulf States, Figure Class B – 2nd Place, 6/19/2003, New Orleans, LA

2003 Lone Star Classic, Figure Class B – 3rd Place, 6/6/2003, Plano, TX

2003 Ronnie Coleman Classic, Figure Class B – 3rd Place, 4/23/2003, Grapevine, TX

2002 Heart O’ Texas, Figure Class Tall – 9/22/2002, Plano, TX