The 2012 Kentucky Muscle Pro is the second to last Pro Figure show of the year. Currently, there are 17 women looking to leave Louisville with an Olympia qualification. Only one will do so and four others will collect points in the Olympia Point Series. The show doesn’t have many “big names” so to speak which will make it a bit more interesting for fans to follow. There are a few likely favorites heading into the show and ones to watch in the mix for a top spot.
Look for Alicia Harris to be the one to beat if she’s in the condition we know she’s capable of achieving. She’s coming off a 4th place finish at the Ft. Lauderdale Cup and has the tendency to do better at the end of the year. She’ll likely be challenged by Ann Titone for the top spot. Ann is coming off a 12th place finish at the Olympia, one spot behind… you guessed it Alicia Harris. Aside from the Olympia, Ann finished in the top five in each of the shows she competed in this year. She took home her first win at the Tampa Pro and if she brings that look to the stage in Kentucky, she could leave the winner. Look for Dana Ambrose to hang in the top spots again after her pro debut in Houston where she finished in third. Krista Dunn will look to move up into the top five after a respectable 9th place finish at her debut in Florida earlier this month. Jessie Hilgenberg will be making her pro debut after achieving pro status at the 2012 NPC USAs. Simone Mack was 15th at the Ft. Lauderdale Cup but look for her to move up at this show and make a run for the top five. Another likely contender for the top spots is Chikondi Mseka. She was fifth at this show last year and has the potential to be in the mix once again.
My dark horse pick to shake things up in the top five is Monica Labriola. She put together an impressive run in the NPC before turning pro at the 2012 North Americans. She’ll be one of the shorter competitors on stage but has tremendous shape and could be in the top spots her first time out. Keep an eye on her to be in the mix.
2012 IFBB Kentucky Pro Muscle Figure:
1. Dana Ambrose
2. Elisha Archibold
3. Daphne Bascom
4. Tivisay Briceno
5. Vicki Counts
6. Krista Dunn
7. Paula Frega
8. Alicia Harris
9. Jessica Hlgenberg
10. Tara Hollingsworth
11. Monica Labriola
12. Simone Mack
13. Chikondi Mseka
14. Tiffany Procopio
15. Bernita Stuckey
16. Ann Titone
17. Rosalind Vanterpool
This show is held in conjunction with the NPC Kentucky Muscle, which tends to have a large turn out. In years past this show runs long and it could be a tiring day depending on how the show is scheduled. Those of you contributing via twitter use #KentuckyMuscle as the hashtag for show coverage.
WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2012
WHERE: Kentucky International Convention Center
TIME: Prejudging – 10am – Finals- 7pm
For more information visit: kentuckymuscle.com