Hey Nolan Ritter here from a small but historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. I am 20 years young and currently a junior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I surround myself with two older sisters and an older brother. If it wasn’t for my family and friends I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am an Exercise Science major with plans to go on to Physical Therapy school. I am also the secretary of the (C.M.O) Constantly Making Other’s FIT club at Southeast Missouri State University. I am a firm believer of how you are raised when you were little and who you surround yourself with as you grow older will determine your future endeavors. I first started to realize that I wanted to do something in the fitness industry when my brother who is currently in the United States Navy started to take me to the local gym when I was 15. I started to figure out I needed to put some mass on my bones to be successful in high school sports. Throughout my years I have played: traveling soccer, baseball, football, traveling basketball, gym hockey, and taught myself how to play tennis. When it comes to sports I am most the most competitive person out there on the field and I won’t quit until the final whistle blows. Coming from a family who loves the outdoors and surrounding myself with friends that have pushed me to beyond my limits. I moved away to college in August of 2011 and started a new hobby. I helped start a health and fitness club at the University and began to help others get fit and answer any questions that one may have. April 12th, I began my fitness modeling career as I shot my first professional shoot in Springfield, MO. I joined the (NPC) National Physique Committee and took all my research and knowledge over the years to the stage for my first time May 11 at the Mike Francois Classic in Columbus, Ohio. With it being the biggest show in Ohio and a National Qualifier, I finished 11th out of 18 competitors in the Men’s Physique Class A. My future goals are to compete at the NPC Midwest Classic Men’s Physique in St. Louis, Missouri August 24th. Also have a photo shoot lined up with Luis Rafael in Miami, Florida in July. I have big plans in the future for the fitness industry as I try to become the number one fitness model in the world. Being mentally prepared for the long marathon will help you power your way thru those tough times that lie in front of you. I woke up today knowing I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I will do what others can’t. I thank God every night for giving me the drive and dedication to help others live a long and healthy life.