Vincentian Garret Cyrus earned himself an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro Card, making him eligible to compete as a professional.
He achieved the status by winning the Men’s Physique Open Class B of the Canada Physique Alliance Natural Canada Pro Qualifier, held 6th August at the Delta Hotel Toronto Airport and Conference Centre.
Cyrus, 30, beat fourteen other competitors finishing with a score of 3. Accordingly, the lower the score, the higher the placing.
For him, it is a dream come true; he has finally achieved his goal.
Cyrus, who hails from Prospect here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, has tried, since his migration to Canada, to earn the pro card but had missed out on the previous attempts.
In November last year, he placed second in the Natural Pro Qualifier, and first in the 2019 Ben Weider Natural Pro Qualifier, but did not make the grade to receive the pro card.
Speaking to the VINCENTIAN, Cyrus said that his perseverance has been the hallmark of his journey in the sport thus far.
“I want this to motivate young men back home (St. Vincent and the Grenadines),” Cyrus said.
He noted that his entry into the sport began after his attempt to enroll in the British Army proved unsuccessful.
He took a more serious approach to the sport once he settled in Canada, never anticipating that he would have progressed through the many rungs of the sport.
Cyrus admitted that he is hooked on the many attributes of body building and fitness since they aid in his personal development and provide opportunities for his advancement.