Bodybuilding and Fitness Woman
- University of Minnesota at Duluth - B.A.A. Exercise Physiology, B.A.A. Health/Nutrition.
- PERSONAL INFORMATION
Height: 5'7" D.O.B. 06/18/65 Weight: 155-160 Marital Status: Married and mother of a 7-yr old Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde Hobbies: scuba diving, drawing, reading.
- SELF DESCRIPTION
- "I am a very easy going, empathetic, warm, caring person. Others find me trustworthy, and affable. I enjoy being with people and I love experiencing everything life has to offer".
- Ericca was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1965. As the middle of three children, Ericca was often playfully 'tormented' by her siblings and was nicknamed "Bones" in obvious reference to her very thin framework. Though sleight of size in her childhood, Ericca always maintained an eager athleticism. However, due to her family's frequent moves, she was not able to play organized sports until finally settling in Hermantown Minnesota in 1975.
It was there, in Hermantown, where Ericca built the athletic and muscular foundation for her current bodybuilding success as track, basketball, cross country and volleyball became an integral part of her life. In 1983, she graduated from Hermantown high school and went on to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
After tasting competition and success in highschool athletics and finding it quite palatable, Ericca continued her involvment at UMD. Here she found the lighter side of athletics and engaged in intramural broomball, field hockey, and football. But, at 18 years of age, what she also found was an eating disorder, albeit minor, it was nontheless quite unhealthy. Even though Ericca was rather thin (110-125 lbs) she convinced herself she was fat and would literally starve herself for days and, all the while, run 10 miles per day. She would then binge on ice cream and pizza and then run twice that day. Food was controlling her life. All that changed in 1985 when she found the tiny weight room at the University. Suddenly, she realized it was O.K. to eat and gained 35 pounds of mostly muscle in six months. It was at this time that she picked up her first bodybuilding magazine and was bitten by the bodybuilding bug..
Bodybuilding was put on hold temporarily in 1987 as Ericca married for the first time, graduated from UMD and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1988.
After a divorce in 1992, Ericca met her current husband and begain training for her first bodybuilding show that she won in grand fashion. After a string of bodybuilding competition successes locally, in Minnesota, and at the national level Ericca and family moved to Irvine, California in January of 1995. And most recently, at the 1995 North American Championships, Ericca won the overall title and earned her Pro card.
- CONTEST HISTORY
1992 Gopher State 1st Heavyweight and Overall Champ 1992 Minnesota State 1st Heavyweight 1994 Jr. USA 1st Heavyweight 1994 NPC Nationals 5th Heavyweight 1995 USA 4th Heavyweight 1995 NorthAmerican 1st Heavyweight and Overall Champ.
1991 American Gladiators Television show 1994 Montel Williams talk show 1995 TN 2000 Television training and fitness show with Jeff Everson 1995 The Tonight Show, October 1995 1993-1996 Magazines running features, and photo spreads:
Women's Physique World
Muscle and Fitness
1995 Power Films- MTV video with The Toadies 1994-1996 ESPN, ESPN2 1995-1996 American Muscle Magazine 1996 TN 2000 television show. 2nd season. Scheduled to film Jan. 1996 1996 Current Affair scheduled for Jan. 1996
Co-Promoter of Ericca Kern's NPC Pacific USA Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships. To be held in Culver City, CA. June 1996 and 1997.
Currently working with nationally recognized stuntperson Bob Yurkes on stuntwork and trapeze act for a benefit held in New York 11/95 for domestic abuse.
- "She kind of resembles a combination of Cory Everson, Tonya Knight, Penny Price, and Raye Hollit. She's got a tiny waist, wicked back and crazy freaky delts..." MUSCLEMAG NOV. 1995.
"...The 1995 edition of Ericca Kern is no joke. In fact, you could say she's functionally fabulous..." FLEX OCT. 1995.
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