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Jay Bednar was born and raised in Canton, Ohio.  He attended GlenOak High School and was involved in Football, baseball, and the National Honor Society.  Having had weights introduced to him at a young age by his father, John Bednar, he began hitting the iron intensely with his brother in law, Jeff Begue. He quickly fell in love with the challenge and reward of bodybuilding .  After High School, he played one year of College football at Mount Union University before transferring to Walsh University to complete his education.  While at Walsh, he began competing in bodybuilding, eventually winning the 2008 NPC Collegiate National Bodybuilding Championships.  He graduated Cum Laude in 3 years with a B.A. in Psychology.  After graduating from Walsh University, he moved to Los Angeles with his (then) Fiance Dana Dickerhoof, where they both attended graduate school.   Jay and Dana are now involved in Real Estate, Jay as a Realtor and Investor, and Dana as a Mortgage manager.  Jay is still an active competitor in the NPCRic Drasin, former Pro Wrestler (The Equalizer) owner of Ric Drasin’s Pro Wrestling School, Bodybuilder and designer of the famous Gold’s Gym and World Gym Logos, former training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Demi Hulk (middle hulk) on The Incredible Hulk TV Series.  Ric has an Internet show with over 10 million viewers Ricscorner.com which has interviews with bodybuilders of the Golden Era (the 70’s) at Gold’s Gym along with celebrities and guests talking about fitness, bodybuilding, health and gym situations today.  Ric also writes articles for Muscle&Fitness.com, Bodybuilding.com, Universal Nutrition on training, diet and how to maintain shape well into the senior years.  Along with that Ric hosts other shows, Actorsentertainment.com,  Ric Drasin Live on Empowerme.tv, and Tuff and Tender (on relationships) also on Empowerme.tv. Ric designed the Gold’s Gym logo on a napkin in a deli in 1973 and the World Gym Gorilla for Joe Gold in 1976.  He also had a t shirt line following those. It doesn’t end there, as he also has books out that he has written, Bodybuilding for Dumbbells and The Time of My Life, the Golden Era of Bodybuilding on his website, www.ricdrasin.com   Ric has also designed more shirts that are on his site as well as on anabolicoutlaws.com  

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