The inaugural IFBB Mile High Women’s Physique Pro event will take place this Saturday in Denver, Colorado. Fifteen women have enlisted in the event to date and it will be a competitive show. A third of the roster is from Colorado with another third of the women coming in from nearby states. There’s a few familiar names along with a few rookies.
Sara Hurrle made the switch from Figure to Physique last year with success. She notched two pro victories to her credit and a runner-up finish last year. She has to be considered the one to beat and on her home turf. Karin Hobbs will look to give her a run for her money as she too had success in the division last year. She hasn’t found her groove just yet this year but should be in the mix. Nicole Berg competed as a bodybuilder and making the transition into a physique competitor. Nicole achieved pro status at the 2009 NPC Nationals. Valerie Gangi made the switch from Figure to Physique and finished in seventh at this year’s Governor’s Cup.
Colorado’s Chris Kramer will be making her pro debut and could hold her own against the veterans. She’ll need to have her tanning on point as she tends to be appear a bit light on stage. Toni Perdikakis will look to get back into the top spots and will need to bring a more conditioned physique than New York if she hopes to do so. Alecia Rankovic was 16th at the New York Pro but has a physique that could be in the top five. Jillian Reville undoubtedly will be one of the competitors having the most fun on stage and a contender for the top spot. She has long, lean muscles and can appear flat if she’s not carbed up enough. She could be the one to challenge for the top spot though. Carrie Simmons and Jacklyn Abrams will both be making the move from Fitness to Physique as will Paula Williams. Jacklyn’s move to fitness is a bit surprising as she had one of the most entertaining routines and energetic new-comers to the circuit last year. This is just her second year as a pro after turning pro at the 2012 NPC JR USA in Fitness.
The event will be held in conjunction with the 2013 NPC Max Muscle Mile High Championships.
2013 IFBB Mile High Women’s Physique Pro Competitors
Kari Ann Heitzman
Anne Marie Kam
Jacklyn Sutton Abrams
Paula Williams Gulman
Colorado Heights University Theater
3001 S. Federal Blvd.
June 1, 2013
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