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June 26, 2013

Chips off the quinquagenarian

PLATTSBURGH — Eating ice cream is one of Scott Rivers’ favorite pastimes, and now he can indulge since the U.S. Bodybuilding Federation’s North American Bodybuilding Championship is behind him.

In May, he competed with his sons, Adam and Corey, 27 and 23, respectively, in the Schenectady competition.

After months of dialing it in, their efforts paid off.

“I entered the Men’s Masters 50-plus, and I got first in that,” said Scott, who works with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

“In the Division Men’s Open Lightweight, I took second place in that one. Whenever you enter an open division, you’re competing against guys of all ages. I was still happy.”

For Corey, the competition was his first attempt. He is a reservist in the Vermont Air National Guard and enrolled in the nursing program at Clinton Community College.

“Corey did very well,” Scott said. “He took first place in the Debut and also first place in the Junior Competition. He also entered the Men’s Lightweight Open. He took fourth place in that. Daddy was also in that same division. I took second place. I got edged out by another gentleman.”

Adam, a training instructor at the New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, entered two divisions.

“The Novice Competition — he took first place in that,” Scott said. “He also entered the Men’s Open Heavyweight Division, and he took first place. He did very well. Subsequently, because he took first place in the Men’s Open Heavyweight and (because of) the other guy who edged me out, they had to go against each other in the Overall Open Division.”

As a perk for Adam’s first place in the Men’s Overall, he received his pro card, which has proved elusive for his father.

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