Dec 9, 2009

Day 16: Branden Ray

Former CNN Washington Assignment Editor Branden Ray (he was recently "let go" from his well reported day job) and one of the most talked about light heavies on the NPC amateur circuit. 5'7" 28 year old Branden was a favourite to get his pro card at the Nationals, but ultimately lost to Seth Feroce and then came in 4th behind Al Auguste and Tamer El-Guindy.

Ray came to prominence at the 2007 NPC Junior National Championships when he won his class, was runner up at the 2008 and 2009 USA, and was signed to a contract at MD. Will he be able to live up to the hype and his fulfill his potential in 2010? We'll see!