Gene Bergeron

Gene Bergeron


Hi my name is Gene Bergeron.B.K.A. Geno Van Damn.

I was born in 1970.As a child I loved wrestling,martial arts and musclemen.In high school I started lifting weights.As the years went on I got bigger and stronger.

I then followed my dream and became a Pro Wrestler.On January 18,1997 I broke my neck inside the wrestling ring.This left me as a c5/c6 incomplete.I was crushhed.

Later in November of 97 I married my wife.We had our little girl in 2007.As a family we have grown in every way.

In January of ’08 I decided to be a wheelchair-bodybuilder.It gave me an outlet.I since have gotten a lot of return that I didn’t have.I hope to show others that being in a chair isn’t the end.You have to live liife to it’s fullest.As a WCBB I look forward to competing and hopefully get others to join in on the fun.


  • What happened? Why are you in the Wheelchair?

    Broke my neck in a wrestling ring.

  • Why did you get started?

    To be in better shape.

  • What made you want to become a Wheelchair Bodybuilder?

    I was asked and thought I could help the sport grow.

  • How did you go about doing it?

    Nick Scott gave me the information about a competition near my home.

  • What motivates you?

    Wife and daughters

  • What is your training?

    Whatever my body allows me to do.

  • Do you have any suggestions or tips for others?

    Do it for yourself and not for a trophy.Being the best you is all that matters.