Hi, my name is Jay "Byrd" Bryant.

I am a proud 26-year Air Force Public Affairs retired veteran. I faithfully and willfully served my country from August 1981 until September 2007. There is no greater honor than to know that during my service, I protected my country, my family and our way of life here in the United States. Being in the military, no matter what branch is a privilege and commitment shared by each man and woman who wear the uniform. There is a brother-sisterhood bond that transcends the boundaries of race, color and religion; it is one common goal - to keep America free!

My bodybuilding contests are dedicated to the brave men and women who continue to keep our shores and borders - and us - safe. I salute my brothers and sisters in arms -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Reserves!


I've been competing in amateur bodybuilding in the DC, MD and VA area since 1999. Bodybuilding and healthy living is my passion -- what's yours?

If you don't have one -- get one! Because a person without passion is a person without a life!

The Greatest risk in life ...
is not taking one!

I aspire to be an anchorman for CNN News and also plan to pursue trial law after I retire from the Air Force. My hobbies include reading, writing and arithmetic! I am also a skilled photographer on the side. I specialize in weddings, receptions, family portraits and personal portfolios.


March 25, 2017 - Garden State Tang Soo Do/Tae Kwon Do Championships, Thorofare, New Jersey

Organization of Natural Bodybuilders (OCB)
Nationals Budybuilding Championships, Upper Marlboro, MD - October 29, 2016

Martial Arts: 1st degree Black Belt.
Battle of the Bayou, Shreveport, LA.
1st Place - Sparring - February 2007

Fellow bodybuilders and friends, check out my "15-minutes of fame"!
Yongsan Bodybuilding Championships, Seoul, Korea.
Source: Armed Forces Television Network, Seoul Korea - May 2006.

ChinHae Navy Base Bodybuilding Championships, ChinHae, Korea.
Source: Member video, ChinHae, Korea - June 3, 2006.