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The Road To Mr. America  A four-episode limited series on CBS Sports Network.  Mr. America followed 6 professional natural bodybuilders from 5 different pro divisions.  Starting at the Mr. America Training Center, Gold's Gym in Crofton Maryland we watched our athletes start to prep for the new season and were also put through a timed circuit course race, Men v Men and Women v Women.  The Mr. America crew followed them from coast to coast as they showed us what it takes to be a natural bodybuilder.  The journey ended in Venice California at the "Mecca of Bodybuilding" where we ran into Mike O'Hearn, Tony Pearson, Danny Hester and were trained by the legendary bodybuilding Godfather, Charles Glass.  Mr. America host Eric The Trainer dropped by Muscle Beach to talk to and inspire our 6 natural pro athletes. 

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CREDITS for:  The Road To Mr. America


Created By Executive Producer

Marc Tauriello, Mr. America Promoter

Executive Producer / Director

Jonathan Budine, JOSUBU Productions


Supervising Producer

Evan Frushtick, Dryspell Productions

Director of Photography, Producer

Bud Hayman


Sammy Jo Feenburg

Muscle Beach Host

Eric “The Trainer” Fleishman


Jenna Bidoglio

Bronwyn Kraus

Joe LaCerra

Brandon Wadas

Johnny Dotson, Jr.

Marissa Dare 

Charles Glass 

Mike O'Hearn

Marc Tauriello 

Tony Pearson 

Danny Hester 

T.R. Goodman 

Robert Kraus

Delaney Kraus

Nicole LaCerra

Julie Tees

Catherine Wadas

Charlie Dare

Renee Dare

Matt Niebling

Andrew Budine as Waldo

Field Crew: NJ, VA, TX, IN

Jonathan Budine, Director, Ronin 

Evan Frushtick, Producer

Bud Hayman, DP

Andrew Budine, Ronin, Audio, DIT

Field Crew: Crofton Maryland

Jonathan Budine, Director

Evan Frushtick, Producer

Bud Hayman, DP

Matt Hamm, Ronin

Rich Davis, Camera


Matt Hamm


Brian Garfield

Ivan Basauri 

Grip/Assistant to Director

Andrew Budine

Production Assistants

Justin Park

Evan Werner

Hair & Makeup

Morgan Monkou

Field Crew: Venice, California

Jonathan Budine, Director

Evan Frushtick, Producer

Matt Bockelman, DP

Dave Sorafine, Camera

Andrew Budine, Ronin 

Silver Sound

Patrick Birk 

Michael Martin

Location Scout

Jennie Ciminelli

Production Assistant

Jeremy Urann


Chris Viglone

Field Crew:  Nutley, New Jersey

Bud Hayman, DP

Andrew Budine Audio, Ronin

Jonathan Budine, Director


Jonathan Budine

JOSUBU Productions


Title Graphics

Jonathan Budine

Andrew Budine

Motion Graphics

Jonathan Budine

Audio Mix / Sound Design

JRise Productions


Larry Rhodes

Fort Bliss, El Paso Texas                    

Mr. Guy Volb

Stephanie Santos

Voice Over

Sammy Jo Feenburg

Secondary Interviewers  

Thresa Richardson

Gold's Gym, Venice CA  

Julia Eckhardt

Silke Hensel

Matt Radmanovich


Marc Tauriello

Jonathan Budine

Sammy Jo Feenburg

Evan Frushtik

Opening Theme

“My Glory” by Ashes

Co-wrote, Produced by Matt Beilis

North Star Media


Special Thanks

Bruce Ebel, Freeplay

Grant Roberts

Gold's Gym, Crofton Maryland

Gold's Gym, Venice California

The U.S. Department of Defense

Hometown Fitness, Mays Landing, NJ

The Shop Gym, Ashburn Virginia

Sho-Offz, El Paso, Texas

Iron Rails Training Facility, Merrillville Indiana

Soto Gym, Fort Bliss Texas

Reign Total Body Fuel

City of Atlantic City, NJ

City of Nutley, NJ

City of El Paso, Texas

City of Los Angeles, California

Extreme Gym Nutley, NJ

Extreme Gym Stanhope, NJ

Bud Hayman Images

Cory Choy, Silver Sound

Hotel Erwin

Helle Trevino

Susie Budine, JOSUBU Productions

Cooperating Organizations

LA County Film Commission

Department of Recreation and Parks, Venice Beach, CA

Mr. America is an Olympic-level tested event with both targeted and random testing.

All State COVID-19 restrictions were followed.

A Production of

East Coast Fitness Concepts &

JOSUBU Productions

Copyright 2021.  All Rights Reserved.

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