*****ON STAGE FILM JUST UPLOADED FROM THIS GREAT SHOW*****
John Quinlan - 2013 NPC Vermont Men’s Physique Overall Champion
I would like to thank God for allowing me to sweep all 3 Men’s Physique classes winning the Open Men’s Physique class, the Master’s Men’s Physique class and the Overall Men’s Physique Championship title at the 2013 NPC Vermont Bodybuilding Championships on April 27th. As a male model it felt great being up on stage in front of such an incredible crowd. It was truly one of the greatest nights of my life. I would like to personally thank promoter Mike Feulner for giving me the opportunity to compete in this great event. Mike is one of the greatest promoters in the world and it was great to see him again. After the show I was able to speak with Mike. Among other things I told Mike how much I respected him as a promoter, human being and personal friend of mine. Just amazing! I would like to thank the judging panel for believing in me. It was an honor standing before you in 3 separate line ups. I would like to thank IFBB Pro Jose Raymond. Jose is one of the best bodybuilders in the world. The kindness and words of encouragement you have shown me will forever be appreciated. “You’re an amazing athlete and friend Jose, proud of you for everything you have done in the bodybuilding and fitness world…..honored to call you my friend.” IFBB Figure Pro Amy Puglise, it was honor to meet you in person. You are truly a credit to the fitness industry. Thank you so much for all the kind words you said to me while I was waiting to walk onto the stage. You are a beautiful person inside and out! God Bless you always Amy. Special thanks to the man, my friend, police officer and go to guy Larry Cuzzi. Thank you my brother for going on the journey with me, I couldn’t have done it without you and all of the inspiration and motivation you gave me to stay mentally tough and keep going. As I told people before this show I felt in my heart there was something special about it. It was exactly 1 month to the day my grandfather died. He was like my father. One month to the day I was at his bedside as the very last person to tell him how much he was loved before God called him home. I told people if I won my class I would dedicate it to him but to win all 3 classes and take the Overall Men’s Physique Championship it was like something out of a movie. I told people if won the overall title I would get emotional. It didn’t happen on stage but I did speak after the event on camera and I thanked a few special people about my win. I did get very emotional on film when I said that I dedicate this night, “to the greatest man I have ever known…..my grandfather, Bill Hafner.” When I gave my thank you speech after this event it really came from my heart. I wanted those special people to know how much I appreciate them and how thankful I am to God for granting me this moment. I did work very hard and I am honored as I will forever look back on this night as one of my life’s greatest.