Connor McJury from SUNY Brockport has been crowned the Fit Man on Campus Champion!
Get to Know the Champion, Connor McJury:
Campus: SUNY Brockport
Class of: 2015
Campus Affiliations: None
A Special Thanks from Connor McJury:
I’d like to thank Muscle & Fitness and Men’s Fitness, and the Fit Man on Campus team for this amazing opportunity. It is truly incredible that with some hard work and the support of so many, that I could achieve something I only once dreamed of. The idea of sharing the pages of the men I’ve seen in these magazines was once just a distant vision, but I have been fortunate enough to make it a reality. The support of my family and friends was unparalleled, and kept me motivated throughout the entire competition. Their unwavering support pushed me to continue to work hard, and so much good has come out of it. I would also like to thank Dr. Petersen and John Follaco, as well as the leadership at SUNY Brockport for their incredible support, as it was a huge part in my success. Brockport’s outstanding facilities, education, dining services, and overall support of me throughout the competition are really testaments to the quality of the staff and collective atmosphere at the college, and a place where I attribute much of my success. Furthermore, I would like to thank Push Fitness Center and Faust’s USA Karate for laying the foundation on which I have achieved these dreams. Thanks again to everyone who has helped make this happen!
Connor McJury Preliminary Essay:
First off, I would like to thank Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, and all other sponsors of the “Fit Man on Campus” competition. It provides a great opportunity to me and other fitness enthusiasts alike to achieve a goal and be recognized for our hard work and dedication to physical fitness.
I have been an avid reader of Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness for roughly three years now, and I give a tremendous amount of credit to both of these magazines in helping me push myself and achieve the level of physical fitness I currently possess. Ever since I picked up my first magazine, I admired the men in the articles and advertisements for their impressive physiques and dedication to their craft. I have always aspired to be one of these men, at my physical peak, pushing beyond my genetic gifts. I am constantly reading these magazines, always looking for tips and advice to keep me motivated, and to keep my training and nutrition as up-to-date, informed, and strong as possible.
I would be honored and thrilled to be named America’s Fit Man on Campus, because i would feel like all of the hard work I have put into the gym would be verified. I believe that I deserve to be named Fit Man on Campus because I feel I exemplify what the award reflects. I am a hard-working college student who has found time to maintain a GPA above 3.2, while still wholeheartedly dedicating to the fitness lifestyle. I go to the gym 6 times a week, and give 100% percent every time I walk through the door. I feel that I am as passionate as anyone about working out and staying healthy, and I believe that is reflected in my work ethic, training knowledge, and attitude.
Getting my own photo shoot in Men’s Fitness would be a dream come true. For years I have admired the men in these magazines, and to even share the pages with them would be beyond my wildest visions. I cannot even begin to explain how honored I would be to have my own photo shoot, evidence of my hard work on display for the world to see. In addition to the inspiration these magazines have provided me, I would hope that, if I were lucky enough to win this contest, I would inspire others to commit to a healthy lifestyle as well, and to work hard enough in the gym and out to achieve their goals.
Thank you once again for this incredible chance to make my dream of being in Men’s Fitness magazine a reality! I truly appreciate what a spectacular opportunity this is!