The 2013 St. Louis Pro will feature the women of the Figure and Bikini division this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. The competitive pro show will be held in conjunction with a NPC show promoted by Jack and Ann Titone. The pre-judging begins at 11am on Saturday, March 16th and the finals kick off at 6pm. The line-ups feature a few familiar names and a number of newbies to the stage.
Look for Aleisha Hart and Alea Suarez to be the odds-on favorites for the top two spots. Alea looked on the money at the Figure International despite placing lower than she would have liked. Aleisha is also coming off competing at the Figure International where she placed 12th. Angela Coleman will be making her pro debut this weekend and doing so in her hometown. She could be the dark horse to make her presence know in the pro ranks. Natalie Waples will also be one to watch in the top call out. She’s coming off an appearance at the 2013 Figure International and will look to get back in the mix. Another rookie to the stage and one who could be in the hunt is Victoria Adelus. Victoria was second at the 2012 Team Universe and if she can bring in slightly tighter glutes and hamstrings than that show she could find herself in the top five. Monica Labriola packs a lot of muscle on her little frame and will need to be a bit downsized from her December showing at the Pro World competition. Tanya Weinle will be making her pro debut after achieving pro status at the 2012 NPC Nationals where she finished second in her class.
2013 St. Louis Pro Figure
Maria Garcia Sanchez
The Bikini division has a variety of physiques and one that will leave the judges with their hands full. Two-time champ, Jennifer Andrews is back looking to make it three in a row. She has to be the favorite coming into this show and the one to beat. Look for Crystal Green to be in the mix with her in the first call-out. Crystal made her presence known at the 2012 Iowa Pro shortly after turning pro at the NPC Nationals. Noy Alexander is a fan favorite but may have a bit more muscle than the judges a liking. Cristina Liberatore may also have this problem but if she brings improved posing she could be in the hunt. Jessica Arevalo continues to refine her physique and gain more confidence on stage. Namin Assria is one of the smallest competitors in the pro bikini ranks and will look to get back in the top five after missing it in Cali last weekend. Monique Gantt continues to refine her physique and one you’ll likely see in the top five here. Angela Skeels made her pro debut at the MuscleContest last week where she finished tied for 16th. She’ll look to get her groove back here in her second pro show. Crystal Matthews is coming off a third place finish at the MuscleContest and will look to keep her momentum going.
2013 St. Louis Pro Bikini
For more information on the show and how to purchase tickets visit npcmidwest.com.