JACKSON, NEW JERSEY – Teen bodybuilder, Anthony Mantello is breaking records in the bodybuilding industry. Earlier in the month, Mantello, at just 19-years-old competed in the NPC Atlantic States Champions bodybuilding show in Teaneck, NJ. Anthony competed in both categories, Mens Physique and his first-ever time competing in Men’s Classic Physique. The 19-year-old stunned judges and the audience with his impressive genetics by breaking records for being the youngest person to win Men’s Classic Physique Overall at the Atlantic States Championships, youngest person to win Overall in Men’s Physique at Atlantic States, as well as the youngest person to ever win both categories of Men’s Classic Physique and Men’s Physique at the same show – on the same day.
Though Anthony took home both overall titles from two different categories, this is not the first time Anthony has broken a record at a Teaneck, NJ bodybuilding competition. In November 2019, after 12 weeks of competitive training and dieting, Anthony competed in his very first bodybuilding competition at just 17-years-old. Anthony won a record-breaking 1st place in the NPC Eastern Championships Teen Physique, and even took the title for Overall in Men’s Physique, which is a shared category of all ages.
The motivation Anthony has to push towards becoming one of the youngest professional bodybuilders is nothing less than impressive. The 19-year-old has been training and practicing a strict diet since early February, and is that much closer to tasting victory. Anthony, now holding two Overall titles for Men’s Bodybuilding, is eligible to compete in a Pro-Qualifier bodybuilding show to compete for his “procard,” or professional bodybuilding status.
With Anthony earning two overall winning titles on June 5th, he decided it was fair game to push further towards his dream of becoming the youngest bodybuilder to date. Anthony will be heading to Charleston, South Carolina this weekend to compete in NPC Universe on July 3rd, 2021. As this 19-year-old continues to follow his dreams and impress the bodybuilding community with his physique, Anthony will be patiently waiting to see how much of his 5-months-training has paid off at NPC Universe.