HELLO, I AM TONY!
Born on September 22, 1984 as the second child, from early age on my father always brought me into the hockey stadium to watch the games of our local Ice-Hockey team. From the beginning on I realized that I love this crackdown, but especially fast and tactical game. This was the reason why I started my athlete’s career at the tender age of five years as an ice hockey player. Thanks to my ambition and fighting spirit, I quickly established under my older team colleagues. As a reward I got nominated for the boy’s championships in Innsbruck, Austria, where I got awarded as youngest player. Sport has always been a major part in my life and so I integrated it into my future plans. After graduating from compulsory school a question raised: WHAT’S NEXT?
At the age of 14 I moved to Villach. After one year I got nominated for the Austrian U16 (under 16) national ice hockey team. Together with the team I joined a 10 day tournament in Edmonton, CA, which we finished with the 4th place. Of my award as player of the day, I am proud until today. But the last years of my ice hockey career got accompanied by violations. 15 years old I was plagued by growth disorders, which have been followed by the chronic disease “Morbus Scheuermann”. There I realized that my ice hockey career might come to an abrupt end because of these injuries. Supported by Chi-Gong and weight lifting I continued playing ice hockey until I got convened for the military service. 2004 I stopped playing ice hockey because of ongoing meniscus problems.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
At the age of 19 I first attended and won the Styrian bench-press championship. During this championship, I was scouted by Mr. Stueckler Walter, the vice-president of the Austrian weightlifting and bodybuilding association. Finishing one year of preparation I attended my first bodybuilding contest, sponsored by Ultimate Nutrition. On stage, weighing 201 lbs I won the junior class. On April 23rd, 2005, I won the Austrian junior championship in Vienna. A few days later I got contacted by IFBB Austria. November 2005 I once again finished 1st place a Bodybuilding contest in Wels, Austria. 2007, part of my preparation was a 3 months residence in Los Angeles, California. September 2008, was my return on stage, at the Austrian Men Bodybuilding Championship. This was my first occurs in the men’s class and I won my weight class, and got 1st in the overall class. During this contest I qualified for the European championship, where I finished 10th in the class up to 220 lbs.
Since beginning of 2010, I have been holding an IFBB Pro Card.
UP TO BUSINESSMAN
Up until now I didn’t stop my bodybuilding career, quite the contrary, I made my passion a business. But bodybuilding isn’t the only thing I focus on. I become a big and hardworking businessman by now and I am trying to get higher and higher every day. Since June you can see me on TV as Drei’s current advertising character, an Austrian mobil provider. But that’s not enough: also investing in real estate became an important business for me, which I have started to concentrate on since 2016.
By now, I am employed at Beacon Invest GmbH, an investment company based in Austria. Beacon Invest was established with one goal in mind: connecting investors with companies that are seeking capital. My responsibilities in this company are related to the field of international business development. This means that I am constantly working on the further development of topics like company investments or real estate investments.