June 22, 2004 > Local Talent Mixes Brains and Brawn
Local Talent Mixes Brains and Brawn
by Ceri Hitchcock-Hodgson
Gregory Adler, a life-long resident of Union City, was recently awarded 1st place along with $50,000 in the Met-Rx National Bodybuilding Competition for 2004. His title was announced at the Contra Costa Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships held at Chabot College on May 8th.
At the event, Adler competed against numerous quality bodybuilders, emerging as the top contestant. The title enables him to be a Met-Rx endorsed athlete and an official spokesperson for the company and its products. He will also participate in various trade shows and photo shoots exhibiting his award-winning physique.
"Winning this competition has been a dream come true for Greg as he has been competing for a few years," states his mother, Pamela Adler.
Adler was raised in Union City where he attended James Logan High School. While at Logan, he was a top athlete who competed in track and field as well as soccer. Not one to be satisfied with school sports alone, Greg also participated in the Junior Olympics for three years, excelling in the Decathlon.
There are brains to go with Adler's brawn and the proof was evident even in high school. He graduated magna cum laude from Logan in 1996 and was awarded seven block letters in sports. He then went on to UC Berkeley where he also graduated with honors.
His academic success continued as Adler recently received a degree from the UC Davis School of Law on May 22nd, his mother's birthday. "It's quite a present to have your oldest child graduate from Law school on your birthday," says Greg's proud father and Pamela's husband, George Alder.
Now living in Sacramento, Greg is taking part in an intense immersion program to prepare for the California BAR exam. The notoriously difficult exam should prove to be no trouble for the talented Adler.
"Greg has never shied away from any challenge. He has a lot of perseverance, integrity and a strong moral fabric," boasts his rightfully proud father. "He has worked very hard for everything he has."