Charlene Rink

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Charlene Rink
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born (1972-02-11) February 11, 1972 (age 45)
Garden Grove, California
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight (In Season) 126-135 lb.[1]
(Off-Season) 136-140 lb.
Professional career
Pro-debut NPC Fitness USA, 1999
Best win NPC Fitness USA (1st), 1999
Active Retired 2000

Charlene Rink (born February 11, 1972) is a former professional fitness competitor, wrestler and competitive female bodybuilder. In 1999, she won first place in the Fitness tall class at the National Physique Committee Fitness USA Championships.[2][3][4]

Personal background[edit]

Charlene Rink, (née Virginia Charlene Thompson) was born on February 11, 1972 in Garden Grove, California. She was married August 21, 1993 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has one daughter, Zara Olivia Rink, born September 20, 2004.[citation needed]

Rink attended Arizona Western College on a cheerleading scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition from San Diego State University, and has earned vocational certifications as an emergency medical technician, fitness Instructor, and aerobics instructor. Rink is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Institute of Food Technologists.[5]

On September 24, 2010, Jeffrey Marr honored Rink for her dedication to the health and wellness of others by setting honorary bookplates on six biomedicine volumes at the UCLA Library.[6]

Competitive background[edit]

Rink competed in both fitness and bodybuilding across multiple sanctions in the industry. She entered her first fitness competition at the Wally Boyko Productions (NFSB) 1994 Ms. Fitness San Diego competition and placed first. She then competed in the Fitness Universe sanction to achieve the title of Ms. Internationally Fit.[7] In 1996 Rink competed in her first competitive bodybuilding competition, taking the woman's open bodybuilding at the National Physique Committee (NPC) Paradise Cup and becoming a permanent member of the Paradise Cup Hall of Fame.[8] In 1999, Rink won the Fitness tall class at the National Physique Committee (NPC) Fitness USA Championships and earned the status of International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) Professional.[2][3][4]

Wrestling[edit]

Rink competed successfully as a submission style wrestler for several female wrestling video organisations including Premier and Utopia [ match vs Karen Konyha ]. She wrestled both women and men, her matches including a victory over fellow IFBB rival Pavla Brantalova from the Czech Republic.

Tournaments[edit]

1994
  • 1994 NFSB Ms. Fitness San Diego, 1st [9][10]
  • 1994 NFSB Ms. Fitness Arizona, 2nd [11]
  • 1994 NFSB Ms. Fitness Inland Empire, 1st [10]
  • 1994 NFSB Ms. Fitness Western, 1st[9][10][12]
1995
  • 1995 NFSB Ms. Fitness Western, 2nd [13]
  • 1995 Fitness America Pageant ESPN2 Series, 2nd [11]
1996
  • 1996 NPC Paradise Cup, 1st [8]
  • 1996 Fitness Universe Ms. Internationally Fit, 1st [7][10]
  • 1996 Fitness America Pageant National Championships, 9th [1][10][14][15]
1997
  • 1997 NPC Fitness USA, 6th [3]
  • 1997 NPC Fitness West Coast Jubilee, 2nd [3]
  • 1997 NPC Fitness Nationals, 15th [3]
1998
  • 1998 NPC Fitness California, 1st [3]
  • 1998 NPC Fitness USA, 3rd [3]
1999
2000
  • 2000 IFBB Atlantic City Pro, 12th [3][16]

Media and press[edit]

  • "Fun and Sun" Muscle Mag International 2000, November, issue 221, pg. 156
  • "Fitness Perspective" NutriMag 2000, issue 6, pg. 30
  • "Hot Shots" Iron Man Magazine 2000, October pg. 60–62
  • "Triple Triumph" Oxygen Women's Fitness Magazine 2000, March/April pg. 174
  • "Westside Story" Iron Man Magazine 1999, December pg. 175-184, 200 [4]
  • "Miss Fitness" IN Magazine, March 1995[12]
Modeling background
  • Alpha Sport BodyCraft software & supplement, 1995-96[17][18]
  • SunSkinz swimwear, San Diego, California, August–December 1995 [9]
  • Glyn Jones Productions digital design & photography, 1994–95

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charlene Rink 1996 FAP bikini" on YouTube
  2. ^ a b c Hwang, Gene. "1999 NPC USAs Contest Report". 1999 NPC USA Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships. GeneX magazine. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Avidan, Ron. "Almanac of Women's Fitness". GetBig.com. GetBig.com/Avidan. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Teper, Lonnie (December 1999). "Westside Story". IronMan Magazine. Real Bodybuilding Training, Nutrition & Supplementation: 175–184, 200. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "LinkedIn Charlene Rink". LinkedIn. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Marr, Jeffrey (September 24, 2010). UCLA Library. 11334 Charles E. Young Research Library Box 951575 Los Angeles, CA 90095. In honor of Charlene Rink for her dedication to the health and wellness of others. 
  7. ^ a b "Ms Internationally Fit 1996 Results" (PDF). Honolulu, HI: Fitness Universe, Inc. July 27–28, 1996. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Paradise Cup Hall of Fame". paradisecup.com. The Paradise Cup. 1996. p. 5. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c SunSkinz SwimWear (September 1996). "SunSkinz SwimWear 1996" (PDF). 9360 Activity Road, Suite G, San Diego, CA 92126: Action Sports: 2. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Erotiqus Fitness Models". erotiqus.com. RPJ Enterprises. 1996. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "CharleneRink.com Competitive History". CharleneRink.com. Charlene Rink. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Miller, Lynn (March 1995). Dunn, Jim, ed. "Miss Fitness; Miss Fitness Western winner measures up in so many ways". IN Magazine. PO Box 1524, Bonita, CA 99108: RWG: 12. 
  13. ^ "Ms Fitness 1995 past competitors". Ms Fitness. Wally Boyko Productions, Inc. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Avidan, Ron (November 23, 1996). "Fitness America Pageant Results". GetBig.com. Redondo Beach, California: GetBig.com. Archived from the original on "23 November 1996". Retrieved 5 June 2011.  Check date values in: |archive-date= (help)
  15. ^ "Charlene Rink 1996 FAP routine" on YouTube
  16. ^ "bodybuilding.com bio". bodybuilding.com. BodyBuilding.com, LLC 2026 S Silverstone Way, Meridian, ID 83642 USA. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Alpha Sport (October 1995-1996). "AlphaSport BodyCraft Ad FIT76" (PDF). AlphaSport. Retrieved 7 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ Alpha Sport (October 1995-1996). "AlphaSport BodyCraft Ad HGF86" (PDF). AlphaSport. Retrieved 7 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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