Take a look at these Oakmont graduates now
Kortne Greene and Jereme Scott grew up together in Roseville — two houses apart. They ran around and hung out together, friends the whole time.
They went to the same Roseville schools — Sierra Gardens Elementary, Warren T. Eich Middle and then Oakmont High, graduating in 2006.
Now in their early 20s, Greene and Scott are still walking down the same path, one each hopes will lead to a professional career in bodybuilding. On top of that, it’s more than bodybuilding.
“I want to be a pro athlete,” Greene says during a break at 24 Hour Fitness in Roseville, where each works out and Scott works as a certified trainer.
They’re off to a good start. Scott placed first in the men’s overall physique class and Greene was second in the figure tall open class at the National Gym Association Natural Mr. & Ms. California Extravaganza on June 9 in Folsom.
Note the word “natural.” Greene, Scott and their fellow competitors on the NGA circuit are steroid-free and subject to testing through a polygraph system.
Neither is bulging at the seams, but they’re fit, trim, and yes, they look good. Tank tops were invented with good reason: to show off Scott’s arms.
Scott actually began bodybuilding after attending one of Greene's competitions.
“I was just inspired,” he says. “It’s amazing. I saw the other competitors, and I admired that.”
Scott’s award came in his first competition. Greene is in her second year of competition. She played softball at Oakmont and wanted to stay involved in sports after undergoing surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“I wanted to do something competitive,” she says.
Greene came across a picture of Ava Cowan — that’s 2007 Ms. Figure America, 2005 Ms. Bikini University first runner-up and magazine cover girl Ava Cowan.
“That’s when I came across bodybuilding,” says Greene, who finished last in her first competition and second in her next competition.
Both are now putting in six days a week at the fitness center. They eat right and stay clean. They inspire others at the center with their training regimen.
“To actually excel in bodybuilding takes a lot of hard work,” says Greene, who plans to compete next in The Fit Expo in San Jose on July 14, the same day Scott will compete in Muscle Mania in Sacramento.
Scott played football and basketball at Oakmont. Like Greene, Scott wants to become a pro.
“I want to be first. I want to be the best,” Scott says. “Everyone has their own way of getting there. If you have the patience and the time and the hard work you put in, you can get anywhere you want to be.”