.

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN

AN invitation to the world’s largest sports festival has further boosted the meteoric rise of Highton bodybuilder Calum Von Moger.
Calum left this week for Columbus, Ohio, his second trip to the US this year, to attend Arnold Sports Festival, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The organisers have asked Calum to present an award in the bodybuilding section of the festival, which includes 50 sports, events and a major fitness expo.
While packing this week Calum said he was exciting about suddenly being in-demand in the Mecca of bodybuilding, America.
“It’s good as long as I can manage it well – it’s a bit of a balancing act and it takes a little getting used to,” the 23-year-old admitted.
“My last trip to the states went really well and I made a lot of connections and it’s given me the opportunity to go back again.”
Calum is preparing a visa application to live and work for the next three years in the US where he will compete in bodybuilding shows, undertake photo shoots and seek acting work.
“My aim is that by the end of the year I have some work lined up because breaking into the American market is not easy,” he said.
“All you can do is be prepared as best you can so you’re ready to handle any situation when it comes up.”
Calum is also training for a Mr Universe competition in South Korea in June. His fifth placing in last year’s Mr Universe in Austria as a relative newcomer made the bodybuilding world sit up and take notice.
He has already been signed by two major sports and leisure agencies and has lined up photo and video shoots with bodybuilding.com.

Comments are closed.

Or post a comment using your email

More News

Global tech company Tribal Group has announced a $1.17 million investment to establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Geelong, which will ...

Racists forced an unlicensed Dandenong man to drink-drive his way out of Geelong, a court has heard. Eric Kanyi fled ...

And who’s the self-important lady about town who tried jumping a queue at Ocean Grove’s post office? She ...

Drysdale had an exclusive sneak peek at the iconic Mark Holden’s new concert, The Greatest Show on Earth, on ...

The dispute between Kane Constructions and the CMFEU is unlikely to affect Geelong’s first home game, according to Cats ...

Waurn Ponds residents have likely failed to secure extended counter hours at their police station following a public forum on ...

Latest Sport

A $30,000 feature race will highlight a Christmas party-like atmosphere at Geelong Harness Racing Club on Saturday night. The club had ...

Local Cricket, by Jim Timberlake In a repeat of the previous weekend’s Twenty20 double header, the Geelong Cricket Club ...

On the Bite, by Chris Pitman The arrival of summer has turned local anglers’ attention to one of the region’...

Entertainment

Drysdale had an exclusive sneak peek at the iconic Mark Holden’s new concert, The Greatest Show on Earth, on ...

The National Wool Museum will transform into a festive wonderland of local art during its 12 Days of Christmas market starting ...

Victoria’s heavenly voices will come to Geelong for the Windfire Choir and Musical Ensemble’s Christmas concert next Friday. ...