About Jennifer Sargent Byrd

Jennifer placed 5th in the NPC National Bodybuilding Competition

About Jennifer Sargent Byrd:

Certified Personal Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association

Writer and Blogger for International Sports Sciences Association Trainers.


International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

RED CROSS First Aid / CPR / AED Certified



Published Author for Natural Body and Fitness Magazine (Monthly column)

Personal Story published in Runner’s World Magazine.

Personal Story published in Tidewater Physique Magazine.

Personal Story published in Muscle Digest Magazine.


1982 Ms. Virginia

1982 Virginia Pairs Champion

1982 Ms. North Atlantic Champion, CT

1983 East Coast Championships (5th), NY

1983 New Jersey Open Champion

1984 South East Regional Champion, MD

1985 North Carolina State Championships (2nd)

1986 NPC Nationals Lightweight (7th place out of 54 competitors), Miami, FL

1987 Ms America Overall Champion, PA

1987 World Amateur Championship (3rd place), Atlantic City, NJ

1987 World Professional Championships (5th), Vienna, Austria

2007 NPC Mountaineer Championship (2nd Lwt) Qualified for Nationals Open class!

2007 NPC Carolina Clash (1st) Qualified for Nationals Open class!

Power Lifting:

North Carolina State Champion 1986 (SET 3 STATE RECORDS)

Best lifter 1986.


SC State Championships (Slalom) 2nd Place


3 Marathons qualifying for Boston with a 3:12 time.

Many running trophies since 1979 to today.

NC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE Coach Hendersonville High (2001 and 2002) Womens and Mens’ X-Country (Runner up Champion in Mens 1998).

5 State Champions since coaching with 2 Runner Up Champions.

Coach of the year 2000 through 2004 (NC)


Current competitive road cyclist. Recently finished the Assault on Mt. Mitchell (12,000 feet of climbing) and 108 miles.

Masters Champion 20K Paris Mtn road race (Toughest Race in SC)


Catie Byrd wins NCHSAA 2009 State Championship trohpy for Women's Cross Country Individual. Her
proud dad and mom (who is also her coach) at her side.