Tina Durkin grew up in Ohio in the mid-70’s. In high school she ran track and played basketball and softball. When she went to college at Wright State, she was a cheerleader. She started lifting weights when she joined the Air Force. She stands 5’3″ tall and usually weighs about 125 lbs in the off-season. She placed 1st in the 2007 NPC Fitness Nationals.