Vegan bodybuilder’s year of trophies

Pro bodybuilder Zack Belknap is reflecting on an enjoyable season with some great achievements.

11 January 2023

First he competed in NPC PAC Coast in Oregon where he took 2nd in Light Heavy bodybuilding and 1st place in classic physique.

At the WNBF Columbia Classic in Auburn, WA Zack took 1st in pro Men’s bodybuilding.

Next was the NPC Oregon Open in Salem, OR. Zack took 1st in Light Heavy bodybuilding and 1st in Classic Physique as well as winning the classic physique overall.

“Maddie McConnel also won the overall in figure at that show” Zack said. “She’s my good friend and fellow vegan athlete.”

Zack ended his competitive season at the WNBF Muscle Mayhem in Sacramento where he won pro Men’s bodybuilding unopposed. He was then invited as a guest to the INBF Cecil Phillips Classic in Eugene, OR.

“Now I’ll be relaxing until 2025 when I go for the world championship myself!” he says.

Zack has been vegan since February 2016 following watching the environmental film ‘Cowspiracy’.

“I ultimately switched my diet because of the environmental toll of animal agriculture. As time has gone on I have become more and more aligned with animal rights and my compassion has continued to grow the entire time.”