Evansville’s Collin Clarke Appears on A&E Documentary ‘Born This Way’
"Collination” was created from the dreams of a 22 year-old Collin Clarke. Like many young men, he enjoys pumping iron and following the WWE and various wrestlers and bodybuilders. As a result Collin began to contemplate his journey to become a bodybuilder and perform on stage.
Although Collin has Down Syndrome, he has never been afraid to take on challenges as they came his way.
His dream became a reality in November of 2015 on a stage in Louisville, KY thanks to a lot of hard work and support from his team. Collin had transformed his body from obese to competition ready with unwavering dedication, a very strict diet, and intense training. Collin was awarded 5th Place and The Most Inspirational award.
Words from Jody Clark, Collins mom:
Collin has spoken at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference for the past three years. The first in Orlando, second in Sacramento and this past July in Dallas. We met the cast the first year and became friends with Rocco’s family. The producer of the show approached us last year and asked if Collin would guest appear on the show for season 4 (the season beginning Wednesday) Collin and I flew to LA in February and he filmed for two days. He showed the cast Collination’s 5 for 5 exercise program and encouraged the cast to start making healthy choices. He has followed up via FaceTime. We offer the 5 for 5 program to our community in partnership with UE’s Ace Buddies. We have offered two rounds so far and our next will be in October. There are so many great aspects of the program and it is led by Collin.