Last updated on: 8/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Nathan Jendrick Biography

Title:
Fitness writer
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Steroids are bad for the future of baseball, basketball, football, and other sports. Steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are bad for most sports in general, except perhaps bodybuilding… if the steroid mess in professional athletics isn’t remedied in one way or another, the future of not just the Big Three sports, but all sports, looks very bleak. The only caveat is that one day, more likely sooner than later, steroids will be but an afterthought.”

Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Fitness writer
  • Freelance photographer
  • Personal trainer
  • Columnist, Swimnetwork.com, 2007-2008
  • Host, DeckPass.com, 2007-2008
  • Contributor, TimedFinals.com
  • His book titled Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics was a finalist in the USA Book News 2006 Sports: Reference category
  • Some of his photographic work appears in the Seattle Times and Digital Sports Photography: Winning Shots Every Time
  • His articles have been published in American Health & Fitness, USA Swimming, and Swimming World
Education:
  • Attended Pierce College
  • Attended Emerald Ridge High School
Other:
  • Married to Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in swimming, Megan Jendrick, 2004
Quoted in:
  1. Are Existing Testing Efforts Effective in Detecting the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs?