"David Turk (born 1987) is a professional NGA natural bodybuilder from Pittsburgh, Pa. Turk, an open homosexual, began bodybuilding under the tutelage of his partner Joseph (aka. "Flex) in 2006. The two met in the sauna of the gym at Slippery Rock University (where both were students) one afternoon, and Joseph immediately recognized the potential that David's physique had.
Turk first competed in the 2008 Mr. Slippery Rock university show where he won first place in the heavyweight division, though finished second to a controversial decision in the Overall division. Not to be deterred, Turk trained for a year and again competed in the 2009 Mr. Slippery Rock, again winning the Heavyweight division and the Overall division as well. Turk followed this up with an impressive performance one week later at the NPC (National Physique Committee) Natural Ohio Championships, winning the Junior division and again coming second place in a controversial loss in the light-heavyweight division by a single point. Nevertheless, Turk's impressive showing was highlighted by coverage on the Muscular Development website.
2 weeks later, Turk earned his Natural Professional Bodybuilding Pro Card by winning the Heavyweight and Overall classes in the NGA Natural Pittsburgh, despite being only 21 years old.
Turk's childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon and luge lessons. In the spring, he'd make meat helmets. When he was insolent he was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds — pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, he received his first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically shaved his testicles. He is presently a student at Slippery Rock University.
Turk is also an avid poster on the popular bodybuilding and softcore pornographic site Musclemecca, where he is a 'respected member'."
On topic...congrats Dave, that's awesome!
hahahaha ohhhh jeeze whats up with that wikipedia article?!?! haha.......I'm gonna take a shot here and say.......Rob???!!!!
neways! Thanks everyone, I truly appreciate all of your support, this is obviously unbelievable news, whenever they called me I was actually heading to the gym to crush legs for the 2nd time in a week and I just could not believe it!!! I had to sit in my car for about 10 min. to calm myself down before I could go into the gym focused! haha
awesome news turk! im not even surprised, ure a huge inspiration bro, keep pounding it out and living ur dream man!:D
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.