Ironman Results!

Well, wouldn’t you know it?  My son Takeshi took THREE 1st Place awards, including an “Overall” trophy at L.A.’s “Ironman Naturally” competition today.  I’m really proud of him.  He really put his heart and soul into it.  I’m sure he had the jitters as this was his first competition.

Just a pictorial of his accomplishments today.  His “first” 1st Place in Physique Class A:


His “second” 1st Place in Physique Class B:


And his Overall 1st Place for Physique Class A/B:


Some shots from on stage; the guy in the center took the trophy for this mixed class:



And after the competition – a chance for a photo-op with the champ!


And yes, for those who are wondering, my physique surpasses that of my son.  I’m just being modest and hiding my ripped body with my Green Bay Packers sweatshirt – which is too big now with all the weight I had lost.

And some of his friends and supporters were there, of course.


My oldest daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Emi were also there for the morning half of the competition.  You should have seen the winding line of thousands who were trying to get in when the doors opened!


The kid done good, yes?!  Congratulations, Takeshi!


(Oh… A qualification.  All of these photos had to be taken with my cellphone as they disallowed cameras. 😦 )

28 thoughts on “Ironman Results!”

  1. Remarkable sculpturing, Koji. Has Takeshi been body building since he was very young? Please give him my very best wishes and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    Good looking family all-around, Koji – you, your daughter and Emi shine!

    1. Thank you very much, gpcox. My boy’s been in and out of body building for a while now. He was also a “legendary” wrestler and team captain of his varsity wrestling team and was ranked in the state. 🙂

      1. Is that a proud Papa I hear talking?! Well, you have every right to be puffing out your chest (especially since you lost all that weight too!).

  2. Fantastic! I know how proud you must be. It’s obvious how committed Takeshi has been. You look great, too, Koji. Congratulations on your weight loss. That took commitment too! 😊

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