This weekend, bodybuilders from around the region will gather at South Burlington High School to strike a pose, strut their stuff, and try to overpower the competition.
One of the contenders is Omar Ahmed, a young Somali refugee who now lives in Vermont.
Ahmed is hoping this contest will propel him into the big time. He wants to do more than build his own body. He also wants to help build his community. Omar dreams of becoming a professional bodybuilder, and he believes that will propel his career and his community.