Born a twin, Stephen Tezanos-Pinto has always been competitive. This natural drive fueled a life-long passion of sports and competition. After graduating valedictorian of his high school and playing three sports—basketball, football and track—he decided to pursue athletics at the next level. During college, Stephen made the California State University, Sacramento football team as running back. He then would go on to graduate CSUS with a degree in economics.
After college, he was introduced to the competitive world of bodybuilding through former IFBB bodybuilder trainer Kris Dim. And it would change his life. In 2013, he entered his first show in Tahoe, CA and finished first in the Novice Heavyweight and the Novice Overall divisions. Not done yet, Stephen would then switch to the WBFF and earn his Pro Card in 2014. Today, his newest goal is to become a pro in the new IFBB Classic Physique division. If you ask Stephen, this is just another challenge he is seeking to dominate.