The second annual IFBB Omaha Pro Figure contest will be held this weekend in Omaha, Nebraska. Seventeen women are slated to compete in hopes of heading to the Olympia. The competition will be very competitive and the judges will have their hands full on deciding the top spots in this line-up.
THE HARDBODY 411:
On paper you have to go with Candice Lewis as the one to beat. She won this show last year and it helped launch her into the discussion as one of the industry’s top figure competitors. She has brought down her legs and has incredible symmetry. If she brings a similar look with spot on conditioning she’ll be the two-time champ. New to the Figure discussion is Camala Rodriquez. Camala made the switch from Fitness to Figure and is coming off a win in California. She’ll look to upset the defending champ in this one.
Maria Luisa Baeza Diaz has steadily improved her physique and positioned herself as one of the women on the rise in the division. Allison Frahn can’t be left out of the discussion as a top five contender here. Kim Sheappard is coming off her best finish at the Cal Pro an will look to be in the mix again here. Aleisha Hart makes the trek down from Canada looking to shake things up in the top spots. Victoria Adelus also made the move from Fitness to Figure and if she comes in with a full physique she’ll hold her own.
Samantha Maycock is wasting no time jumping into the pro ranks after turning pro last month at the NPC JR USAs. She’ll test the waters against a competitive lineup. Also making her pro debut is Lauren Lessnau from Denver. She made a splash in the Women’s Physique Division last year as an amateur but has decided to try her hand at the Figure division. She won’t be the biggest or most muscular competitor on stage so she’ll have to shine with her shape and conditioning.
Bernita Stuckey is coming off a third place finish at the Kentucky Muscle but will have her work cut out for her in this line-up. Krista Dunn continues to improve her physique and presentation. If she can open up her back a bit more when she poses from behind she’ll showcase her hard work a bit better. Ginette Delhaes has also refined her physique and look to move into the top ten here. Dawn Fernandez will look to get back into the top ten after the Cal Pro. Elizabeth Jenkins will have the advantage of sleeping in her own bed and competing in own backyard of Omaha. She’s improved her physique with each show and will look to be in the top callouts this time around.
2013 IFBB Omaha Pro Figure Competitors
1. Victoria Adelus – Bend, Oregon
2. Maria Luisa Baeza Diaz – Chile
3. Nancy Bowlin – Castle Rock, Colorado
4. Ginette Delhaes – Quebec, Canada
5. Krista Dunn – Broomfield, Colorado
6. Dawn Fernandez – Peoria, Arizona
7. Allison Frahn – Dallas, Texas
8. Aleisha Hart – Ontario, Canada
9. Elizabeth Jenkins – Omaha, Nebraska
10. Lauren Lessnau – Englewood, Colorado
11. Candice Lewis – Chandler, Arizona
12. Samantha Maycock – Dallas, Georgia
13. Linda McKown – Wichita, Kansas
14. Cinderella Richardson – Stockbridge, Georgia
15. Camala Rodriguez – Morrison, Colorado
16. Kim Sheppard – Katy, Texas
17. Bernita Stuckey – Columbia, South Carolina
Schedule of Events:
PROS: 5:00 pm
AMATEURS: 6:00 pm
Prejudging – 10am
Finals – 6pm
Holland Performance Center
1200 Douglas St
Omaha NE 68102
Marriot Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
Hotel is 1/2 block from venue.