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Was it gymnastics, love for training, or just simply her father grooming her to be a figure competitor ever since she was little? The question has many answers. Clarrisa Evans seems to have been born to compete. She was finally confident enough that she decided to compete at the Oregon State Championships in July 2012 and she walked away with a class win. Then, as the momentum kicked into gear, her trainer convinced her to step onstage at the 2012 Seven Feathers Championships. Not only did she win her class, but she also won the overall in a very tough lineup!

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I have always been in the gym lifting whether at school or with family and friends. I was active in gymnastics and cheerleading growing up. My dad has told me since I was a little girl that I would be competing one day and January 2012 was when I finally decided to discipline myself in training for my first show. In march I joined Team iPhysique and started training with Dan Simpson out of HD Training who I continue to train with throughout my first offseason preparing for nationals next year.

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
After reaching my goal of winning first place in Open Figure Class C at the Oregon State Championships, I have a much greater passion for this sport. I have set higher goals and have dreams of obtaining my pro card. My addiction to fitness landed me as the Overall Figure Champion at the Seven Feathers Classic and now searching to grow 3-5 pounds of muscle before my national shows next year. I continue to strive towards being a positive roll model to women and to represent the younger generation who do not waste away the years of their early twenties at the bars.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
Both contest prep and off season I lift 5 times a week. Hitting back twice a week, shoulders twice, and one leg day while focusing on connecting the mind to the muscle. Dan implements a lot of drop sets, up sets, 7 sets of 12 and short rests for building.HD Training changes my program depending on how my body grows/tones to present my best package. I lift heavier with less reps during offseason and alternate hitting abs and glutes every other day. Cardio time varies just about every month doing it 5-6 days a week.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
My favorite dieting meals are egg whites/oatmeal and chicken/brocolli topped with green salsa :] Cheat meals I enjoy are just about anything sugary and sweet! Burgers are always a favorite as well. 

5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
My biggest thank you goes out to my trainer, coach, and good friend Dan Simpson out of HD Training. He pushes me to be the absolute best I can be and always remind me of the journey I have made to help reach my future goals. My younger brother, David Evans helps motivate and keep me accountable as we both train and prepare meals for our upcoming shows together. I wouldn't have been able to do any of this without the support and love from my amazing parents, Robon and Nola Evans. The inspiration from my teammates on iPhysique and coach Kristi Tauti help me stay dedicated as well.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
IFBB Figure Pros Kristi Tauti and Victoria Adelus are who I have looked up to throughout my competitive season. Being awarded the Overall at Seven Feathers by the two of them was a dream come true! I am also inspired by Nicole Wilkins and Erin Stern.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
During my first off season, I plan on building 3-5 pounds of muscle for stepping onto my first national stage for 2013. Governors Cup and Emerald Cup will be shows I compete in before hitting Junior Nationals and the USA's next year!

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?

Becoming the Figure Overall Champion at my second figure show, the Seven Feathers Classic was an unforgettable experience. Before stepping on stage I always think about the journey I had to get there and know that I couldn't have put in any extra work in my physique. When starting my Seven Feathers journey, it took me a little longer to refocus as I had just finished dieting down for the Oregon State Championship. This was my first time ever depleting and getting into the single digit body fat percentage. I was not used to the "after show" effect of gaining my water and getting back to my normal body fat percentage and weight so quickly. After getting back on track I was focused and determined in staying perfectly strict to my program. Quarter turning with many of my teammates up on that stage was an amazing memory. Seeing the look on my coaches, family and friends faces after stepping off that stage with my overall award was priceless.

9. Any website you would like to plug, facebook, twitter, personal site, etc...
Facebook | Twitter | Check out my trainers Facebook additional motivation

10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?
Stay focused. I never thought I would have been able to accomplish everything I have so far. If I can do it, so can you! Please follow my journey through my websites as I will post progress pics, training videos, various blogs, and motivation!




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