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Shannon Chartier Illch

Figure Athlete

Shannon Chartier Illch NPC Figure Athlete Florida Fitness Photography Featured Athlete

1. After you competed in the NPC Champion Harbor Classic what did you think of the experience?
The NPC Champion Harbor Classic was such a well put on show. There is nothing worse then spending months preparing for a show and walking on stage to an empty auditorium. Mel Chancey and Tim Gardner really made the show an event worth attending.

2. Did you accomplish the goals you had set out for that prep?
My goal going into the NPC Champion Harbor Classic was to take my critiques and advice from the Tampa Classic in June and use them to get a qualification for nationals. I ended up taking 1st in my height class and 3rd in a very tough masters class. Every show is a learning experience. I think my goal for every show is to always improve and learn from the last one.

3. Please share a little about your competition history in overview and plans for the future?
I have been competing for two years now. I started my first bikini prep on a whim with the idea that I didn't stand a chance in hell of placing because of my tattoos. My first show was the NPC Hurricane Bay in 2014. I took 1st in my height and 2nd in masters. I was so blown away that I had won out of a huge class that I immediately entered into another show a few weeks away. I took 4th at the NPC All South Championships. At this point I was completely hooked and loved everything about the sport. On a roll I decided I would try my hand at NPC Europa Orlando and then NPC JR USA. Europa was a complete bomb for me. I came in second to last, but went on to place 9th at JR USA. I decided to switch to figure this past year. I believe its been the right move. I entered the NPC Tampa Bay Classic this past summer and ended up taking 1st in masters, overall masters and 2nd in my height class. After getting 1st at the NPC Champion Harbor Classic I'm looking at possibly doing NPC JR Nationals or JR USA again this coming year.

4. Plans to do another show? If so which one and what division if you currently know?
I would really love to do another national level show in the coming year, this time as figure instead of bikini.

5. Can we share a point of contact for fans and if so what would that be? Maybe a social media account?
People can follow my personal pages on Facebook: Shannon Illch - Npc Competitor, on Instagram: shannon_illch.
Or if anyone is in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area they can follow my business page on Instagram: cornerstone_nutrition

Shannon Chartier Illch Featured NPC Figure Athlete
Shannon Chartier Illch Featured NPC Figure Athlete
Shannon Chartier Illch Featured NPC Figure Athlete
Shannon Chartier Illch Featured NPC Figure Athlete

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