About Denise Rutkowski...
Denise Lynn Rutkowski
Weight: 140-155 lbs
Born: Reading, Pennsylvania
- 1988 NPC South Texas, middleweight
- 1988 NPC Spring City Classic, heavyweight
- 1990 World Gym Classic
- 1991 NPC Orange County Muscle Classic, heavyweight & overall
- 1991 California State Championships, heavyweight & overall
- 1991 NPC USA Championships, heavyweight
- 1993 NPC USA Championships, heavyweight & overall
- 1993 IFBB Jan Tana Classic
- 1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia -- 2nd place
Favorite activities: Hanging out with the 8 kids from her Venice
neighborhood that she has informally 'adopted' via her own Big Sister program
Ask any person off the street and they'll tell you without a blink of an eye
that all bodybuilders are egocentric, emotionally unstable monsters who live
only to lift weights and eat as much as they can. Of course, these people
have never met a bodybuilder so they don't know what the hell they are talking
about, but when has that ever stopped someone from stating their expert
opinion? Denise Rutkowski has used her money and influence to make the
lives of eight Venice kids aged 8-14 a little better. Denise feels that
these kids are really having a hard time growing up in the crime-ridden
Venice area and she tried to take them with her whenever she makes an
out-of-state appearance. People have, in general, been very supportive
of Denise and have donated tickets for special outings like a WWF tournament,
Magic Mountain, and Disneyland. Since the NBC affiliate in LA did a story
on them, they've received even more attention. Just recently, Denise moved
out of the violent Venice neighborhood where she met 'her kids'. This move
was as a result of her accidently stumbing onto a shooting in progress.
When the gang members saw that she had witnessed the scene, they reloaded
and took aim at her. Denise, however, still continues her work with the kids and the mother of one of the children
has even granted Denise custody of her son, stating that he will be safer with
Denise than at home.
Denise loves kids and feels that they have helped her become a more well-
rounded person. Her idea of a perfect holiday is
to take the kids far away from the city.
Denise says that the thing she likes most about pro bodybuilding is the
opportunity to travel all over the country and meet so many different people.
Her professional goals are to be known as an exceptional guest-poser and
to become Ms. Olympia. Her personal admition is to get married and have a
child of her own while still being a foster parent to other children.
P.O. Box 330-215
Fort Worth, TX 76163
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