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Ronda Rousey & JJ Watt Star in New Reebok Commercial


rousey jj watt reebok

A new Reebok commercial with NFL standout J.J. Watt and UFC Champion Ronda Rousey launched today. “Before Ronda Rousey and J.J. Watt begin punishing their workouts, they get locked in with the ZPump Fusion from Reebok.” Check it out.


Ronda Rousey & JJ Watt Star in New Reebok Commercia



Jen Welter – NFL’s First Female Coach


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking position for a men’s professional sports league.

“I am honored to be a part of this amazing team,” Welter said on Twitter on Monday night.

Welter coached linebackers and special teams for the Revolution last season, becoming the first woman to coach in a men’s pro football league. Her general manager with the Revolution was 2015 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown.

Welter played linebacker for more than 14 seasons in the Women’s Football Alliance, mostly with the Dallas Diamonds, where she helped the team win four championships. Welter holds a master’s degree in sports psychology. A rugby player at Boston College, she also earned two gold medals on Team USA at the International Federation of Football Women’s World Championships in 2009 and 2013.

A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday to introduce Welter and Levon Kirkland, a former Pro Bowl linebacker who is the inaugural participant in the Bill Bidwill Coaching Fellowship established to give recently retired NFL players a chance to coach in the league. He will work with outside linebackers for the next two seasons.

Four months ago at the NFL meetings, Arizona coach Bruce Arians was asked about the possibility of a woman coaching in the NFL.

“The minute they can prove they can make a player better, they’ll be hired,” Arians said.

Speaking to azcardinals.com on Monday, Arians said: “Coaching is nothing more than teaching. One thing I have learned from players is ‘How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’t care if you’re the Green Hornet, I’ll listen.'”

“I really believe she’ll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her,” Arians said.

It’s the second such barrier to be broken in the NFL this year. The league announced in April that Sarah Thomas would be the first woman to be a full-time NFL official.

In the NBA, Becky Hammon is an assistant coach with San Antonio and served as the head coach for the Spurs’ team that won the Las Vegas Summer League championship.

Via AP



Ronda Rousey Appears in New Budweiser Brazil Commercial


Ronda Rousey Budweiser
UFC champion, Ronda Rousey appears in a new Budweiser Brazil commercial in front of her title defense against Brazilian Bethe Correria on August 1st. The commercial doesn’t really have anything to do with Budweiser and could be an ad for pretty much anything minus the occasional Budweiser sign. It’s still a well done commercial, as you might expect from Budweiser.

Ronda is shown training solo throughout the 60 second spot with a voice over…

You have to have fear in order to have courage.

You’re not just training to be the best in the world… You’re training to be the best in the world on your worst day.

Nobody is easy until after you defeat them.

I work hard to make the fight easy.

I always perform above myself when the pressure is the highest.

I’m scared of failure all the time… but I’m not scared enough to stop trying.

Never forget where you came from.



Boston Bails on 2024 Olympic Summer Games Bid


boston bails on olympics

The United Stats Olympic Committee (USOC) and Boston 2024 Partnership announced that they have “jointly ended the campaign for Boston to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.” Boston was selected in January as a potential host for the Olympic Games. They put together an impressive website, social media and marketing campaign but ultimately the pulled the plug.

In a statement released today, United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun shared, “we have not been able to get a majority of the citizens of Boston to support hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Therefore, the USOC does not think that the level of support enjoyed by Boston’s bid would allow it to prevail over great bids from Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Budapest or Toronto.”

The USOC isn’t ruling out another American City bidding on the game and have begun exploring other potential cities.

Steve Pagliuca, Boston 2024 Partnership chairman added, “Boston 2024 Partnership will offer our support and the extensive knowledge we have gained in developing our Bid 2.0 to any American city that may choose to participate in the 2024 bidding process going forward.”

Read the full statement here.



Remaining IFBB Pro Shows Before The 2015 Olympia


The 2015 Olympia is less than 8 weeks away and while many IFBB pros are currently preparing for the big show in Vegas, others will be looking to qualify. The winner of each IFBB Pro show earns a spot in the Olympia lineup for their respective division. The top five in the Olympia Point Series will also punch their ticket to the O.

The remaining shows to qualify for the 2015 Olympia:

IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA PRO
When: August 6-8, 2015
Where: Tampa, Florida
Divisions: Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s 212, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Women’s Physqiue

IFBB ORANGE COUNTY MUSCLE CLASSIC PRO
When: August 8, 2015
Where: Culver City, CA
Divisions: Bikini

IFBB DALLAS PRO
When: August 15, 2015
Where: Dallas, Texas
Divisions: Men’s Physique, Bikini

IFBB COASTAL USA PRO
When: August 15, 2015
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Divisions: Men’s Physique, Bikini

IFBB GOLDEN STATE GRAND PRIX
When: August 15, 2015
Where: Sacramento, CA
Divisions: Men’s Open Bodybuilding

IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH TEXAS PRO
When: August 20-22, 2015
Where: San Antonio, Texas
Divisions: Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s 212, Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique

IFBB TAHOE PRO
When: August 22, 2015
Where: Tahoe, Nevada
Divisions: Figure

IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY
When: August 28-29, 20915
Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Divisions: Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Figure, Women’s Physique

IFBB SOUTHWEST MUSCLE
When: August 29, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Divisions: Men’s Physique

IFBB NAPLES BIKINI
When: August 29, 2015
Where: Naples, Florida
Divisions: Bikini

This is subject to change, visit IFBBpro.com for schedule updates. 



Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir Wins the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games


2015 CrossFit Games Winner
The third time was a charm for Iceland’s Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir. Katrin proved that persistence pays off. In 2012 she finished in 30th, in 2013 she moved up to 24th but in 2014 she failed to qualify for the Games. Today, she finished forty point ahead of her nearest competitor and was crowned “The Fittest Woman on Earth.” Along with that prestigious title she also collected $275,000 with the win. The same amount her male counter part, Ben Smith collected for his victory.

Rounding out the Women’s top five were Tia-Clair Toomey in second, Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir in third, Sam Briggs was fourth and Kara Webb finished in fifth.

2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Women’s Results
1 (790) Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
2 (750) Tia-Clair Toomey
3 (743) Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir
4 (735) Samantha Briggs
5 (703) Kara Webb
6 (661) Chyna Cho
7 (636) Lindsey Valenzuela
8 (623) Emily Abbott
9 (620) Margaux Alvarez
10 (616) Amanda Goodman
11 (606) Stacie Tovar
12 (590) Sammy Wood
13 (586) Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
14 (582) Brooke Ence
15 (575) Nicole Holcomb
16 (572) Brooke Wells
17 (566) Kristin Holte
18 (562) Michele Letendre
19 (560) Whitney Gelin
20 (556) Alethea Boon

2015 CrossFit Games Prize Money for the Top 20 at the Games
1st – $275,000
2nd – $90,000
3rd – $60,000
4th – $30,000
5th – $20,000
6th – $18,000
7th – $16,000
8th – $14,000
9th – $13,000
10th – $12,000
11th – $11,000
12th – $10,000
13th – $9,000
14th – $8,000
15th – $7,000
16th – $6,000
17th – $5,000
18th – $4,000
19th – $3,000
20th – $2,000

Visit games.crossfit.com for more information.
Photo via CrossFitGames.



2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Results


2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Results

PREJUDGING REPORT:
The IFBB men’s open and men’s 212 Bodybuilding prejudging and finals took place today in Vancouver, Canada.  Things went as most expected in the Men’s bodybuilding division with Fouad Abiad and Jon Delarosa being the top two in the prejudging round. Fouad out-sized Delarosa and it will likely be an unanimous victory for the Canadian. Delarosa was coming off a win at the Chicago Pro held earlier this month.  In the Men’s 212 it came down to Shaun Clarida and Derek Farnsworth for the win. The class didn’t have much depth with just six competitors but Clarida was clearly head and shoulders above the field.

FINALS:
Congratulations to Fouad Abiad, winner of the open Men’s Bodybuilding at the 2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro. Shaun Clarida took home the top spot and an Olympia qualification in the Men’s 212. Eren Legend was victorious in the Men’s Physique competition and Leah Johnson was the winner in the Women’s Physique. Tanji Johnson’ Fitness routine propelled her to another victory and in Bikini it was newcomer Alla Semenova with the win. Last but certainly not least Candice John returned to top form and will head back to the Olympia with her win in the Figure division.

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Results

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Fouad Abiad
2. Jon Delarosa
3. Renaldo Gairy
4. Stefan Havlik
5. Paola Almeida
6. Santana Anderson
7. Ron Partlow

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Shaun Clarida
2. Derik Farnsworth
3. Patrick Bernard
4. Mike Lynds
5. John Meadows
6. Carlos Rabiei
7. Rafel Diaz Drechiger

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s Physique Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Eren Legend
2. Aj Shukoori
3. Mirko Maras
4. Erik Bywater
5. Sentanta Carroll
6. Matt Pattison
7. Chris Pylypchuk
8. Chris Johnson
DNF – Chris Griffin

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Women’s Physique Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Leah Johnson
2. Jodi Boam
3. Krtistina Dybdahl-Farnsworth
4. Yeonwoo Ji
5. Athena Siganakis
6. Tamara Qureshi
7. Jeni Briscoe
DNF – Silvia Fraga Alves

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Bikini Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Alla Semenova
2. Francesca Lauren
3. Sofiia Tandilian
4. Liana Moroz
5. Leigh Brandt
6. Lindsey Waters
7. Anette DeLaRosa
8. Ebony Chipman
9. Vladimira Krasova
10. Anne Marie Caravalho
11. Nicole Virnig
12. Julian Andrade
13. Melissa Chanthaseng
14. Cassandra Marshall
15. Diana Graham
16. Valerie Cantin
16. Anna Lee McKill
16. Nikki Preston

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Figure Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Candice John
2. Janaina Ferreira
3. Swann Delarosa
4. Jennifer Brown
5. Azaria Glaim
6. Erin Harding
7. Leah Berti
8. Tanya Chartrand
9. Agnese Russo
10. Jessica MacMillan
11. Shelly Paton
12. Marie Natalie Janik
13. Laura Davies
DNF – Maria Scotland

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Fitness Results
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
1. Tanji Johnson
2. Whitney Jones
3. Chika Aluka
4. Brittany Kanne
5. Dominique Matthews
6. Caitlin Bailie
7. Debbie Fowler
8. Natalie Graziano
9. Sherry Boudreau



2015 NPC USA Women’s Results


2015 NPC USA Results
The women of the NPC were on stage in Las Vegas this weekend for the NPC USA Championships. All competitors were introduced on stage at the finals and the top five in each class were awarded trophies. All seven of the Men’s Bodybuilding classes are eligible for IFBB Pro status. The top two in the overall female bodybuilding champions are also eligible for IFBB Pro status. The top 2 in Figure, Bikini, Men and Women’s Physique are eligible for IFBB Pro status. A total of 53 pro cards were awarded. The class winners and overall winners get a little help with the $300 entry fee ($600 if it was late). Per the entry form, “Class winners will receive up to $100 toward travel expenses. Overall winners will receive up to $300 toward travel expenses.”

See who finished in the top spots and left Vegas with pro status.

*Pro Card

BIKINI
BIKINI A
1. Lauren Irick*
2. Sarah Storrs*
3. Katherine Alcantara
4. Valorie Annunziata
5. Sondra Blockman

BIKINI B
1. Lexa Mendenhall*
2. Jessica Wilson*
3. Alexandra Frias
4. Stefany Orama
5. Sarah Pearce

BIKINI C
1. Amber Callahan*
2. Ashley Kiyonaga*
3. Angie Majeed
4. Heidi Patterson
5. Alyssa Germeroth

BIKINI D
1. Tifanny Urrea**
2. Samantha Grimes*
3. Emily Hayden
4. Rachel Shimon
5. Na’Iyma Thompson

BIKINI E
1. Taylor Rhodenbaugh*
2. Heather Quinn*
3. Naomi Ogden
4. Jaclyn Polimeni
5. Samantha Skolkin

BIKINI F
1. Ashley Puida*
2. Elizabeth Martinez*
3. Rachel Fisher
4. Sofia Rodriguez
5. Jamie Collins

**BIKINI OVERALL WINNER – Tifanny Urrea

FIGURE
FIGURE A
1. Rosa Alanis*
2. Kaylie Klitzing*
3. Traci Draizin
4. Michelle Lindsay
5. Alexandra Wilcox

FIGURE B
1. Kayce Gorman**
2. Karla Lopez Ocasio*
3. Betzaida “Betzy” Baldger
4. Irina Kiselev
5. Christine Cecilione

FIGURE C
1. Krystal Ricci*
2. Victoria Marie Jenks*
3. Desiree Alferes
4. Topaz Good
5. Merissa Pough

FIGURE D
1. Malorie Scherf*
2. Monique Terry*
3. Joanna Cometa
4. Nikki Webb
5. Brittany Bull

FIGURE E
1. Valarie Pequeno*
2. Sherry Homan*
3. Heather Weber
4. Patricia Malagrino
5. Veronica Paul

FIGURE F
1. Sara Ard*
2. Michelle Maier*
3. Svetlana Schchavinska
4. Deanna Patterson
5. Courtney Bureau

**FIGURE OVERALL WINNER – Kayce Gorman

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE A
1. Michaela Aycock*
2. Erika Kikuchi*
3. Marcelina Rivera-Chambers
4. Wendy Graack
5. Yesenia Garzoria

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE C
1. Chelsey Coleman*
2. Kimberly Anthony*
3. Tina Mauer Guadarrama
4. Natalie Bush
5. Lisa Mendoza

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE C
1. Billie Cavalier**
2. Sierra Mangus*
3. Kat Secor
4. Lindsay Bradley
5. Kortne Greene

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE D
1. Hailey McGrath*
2. Brienne Eubanks*
3. Jamie Tirabasso
4. Kimberly Rieck
5. Morisa Conner

**WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE OVERALL CHAMPION – Billie Cavalier

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING
WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING LIGHTWEIGHT
1. Heather Osborne
2. Carla Krodinger

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING MIDDLEWEIGHT
1. Tram Nguyen
2. Orlany Perez

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Tarna Alderman*
2. Jacqueline Horan
3. Rachael Pecoraro
4. Yvette Bova

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Mary Cain**
2. Joella Bernard
3. Wendy Watson

**WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING OVERALL CHAMPION – Mary Cain

For complete scores and results visit npcnewsonline.com.



FDA Proposes Additional Revisions to the Nutrition Facts Label


July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing additional revisions to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The supplemental proposal would, among other things, require declaration of the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars. The proposed rule is a supplement to the March 3, 2014 proposed rule on updating the Nutrition Facts label. The percent daily value indicates how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet and would help consumers make informed choices for themselves and their families.

The percent daily value would be based on the recommendation that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10 percent of total calories.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recently summarized scientific data related to added sugars. The FDA considered the scientific evidence that the DGAC used, which showed that it is difficult to meet nutrient needs while staying within calorie requirements if one exceeds 10 percent of total calories from added sugar, and has determined that this information supports this daily value for added sugars. The DGAC also recommended that Americans limit their added sugars intake to less than 10 percent of total calories. This and other recommendations from the DGAC, which is an independent advisory committee, will be considered in the development of the final 2015 Dietary Guidelines.

The FDA’s initial proposal to include the amount of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label is now further supported by newly reviewed studies suggesting healthy dietary patterns, including lower amounts of sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, are strongly associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

The FDA is also proposing to change the current footnote on the Nutrition Facts label to help consumers understand the percent daily value concept. In addition, the FDA is releasing results of its consumer studies on the declaration of added sugars and the footnote.

The FDA is seeking public comment on the proposal for 75 days. The agency continues to review comments received on the 2014 proposed rule and is reopening the comment period on its March 2014 proposal for 60 days to invite public comment on two consumer studies related to label formats. The agency will consider comments on the original and this supplemental proposed rule before issuing a final rule.

The FDA is accepting public comments starting July 27, 2015.

To electronically submit comments to the docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov.

To submit comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include docket number FDA-2012-N-1210 on each page of your written comments.

Division of Dockets Management HFA-305 Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852



New Chucks From Converse


2015 Chuck Allstars

The diehards of Hardbody Nation know that Chucks are great. Many meatheads from the casual to the serious love squatting or doing deadlifts in Chuck Taylor shoes. Will the new Chuck Taylor All Star shoes be a hit with the weightlifting world? We’ll keep you posted. Check out the video preview on our Facebook page.

CONVERSE USHERS IN NEW ERA WITH GROUND-BREAKING CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Sneaker is built for more with innovative comfort technology and premium materials.

Today, CONVERSE Inc. debuts the all new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, a contemporary adaptation of the exemplary Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, for the first time overflowing with innovative Nike Lunarlon technology to support the always-on creative lifestyle. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is ready for more, boasting the most recognizable exterior attributes of the original Chuck Taylor All Star. Details include the unique white foxing, rubber toe-cap and statement All Star patch, while dialing up consumer-led features and benefits to deliver a comfortable and versatile premium sneaker for Chuck Taylor lovers everywhere.

“The Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the most legendary and iconic sneakers of all time,” said Jim Calhoun, Converse President and CEO. “The launch of Chuck II is a ground-breaking moment for Converse as we continue to move the brand forward through creativity and innovation, ushering in not just a new sneaker, but a completely new way of thinking.”

Since its debut in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star has become one of the world’s most celebrated sneakers, with fans, artists and musicians adopting the brand as a badge of creativity and self-expression. In creating the Chuck II, Converse obsessed over creative spirits around the world joining them on tour, in concert halls and art studios, on sidewalks and at all-night parties, and realized they wanted more. The Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative lifestyle and is built for the next generation of self-expression. Now, this beloved classic receives an innovative refresh, with product enhancements that stay true to the time-honored aesthetic while also providing modern comfort solutions in a premium execution.

“The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is a sneaker that started with one simple notion: obsession,” said Richard Copcutt, Vice President/General Manager of Converse All Star. “We listened and took it to heart that people love their Chucks and want sneakers that are built to enable them to do more. The Chuck II is the full expression of this consumer obsession, staying true to the DNA of the original.”

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II delivers:

  • Innovative features
    • Nike Lunarlon sockliner for superior full foot cushioning and arch support
    • Foam padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for 360-degree comfort
    • A perforated micro suede liner, for breathability during extended periods of wear.
  • Premium details

Constructed from durable premium canvas, the exterior of the Chuck Taylor All Star II elevates the sneaker’s most recognizable features with premium details including:

  • A fully embroidered All Star patch
  • On-trend high foxing
  • Monochrome matte eyelets

The new Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker makes its debut on Tuesday, July 28, for a suggested retail price of $70 USD (ox) and $75 USD (hi-top) at Converse retail stores, select retailers and online at Converse.com, in the following colors: Black, White, Red and Blue.


ABOUT CONVERSE

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 92 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, please visit Converse online at media.converse.com.



Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games


2020 Olympic Emblems

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Symbolising the Power of the World Coming Together as One

24 Jul. 2015 – Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Symbolising the Power of the World Coming Together as One

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today held an event to unveil the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020’s Games Vision was further manifested as the emblems capture its core essence.

When the world comes together for Tokyo 2020, we will experience the joy of uniting as one team. By accepting everyone in the world as equals, we will learn the full meaning of coming together as one.

The Tokyo 2020 emblems were created to symbolise the power of this unity.

The black colour of the central column represents diversity, the combination of all colours. The shape of the circle represents an inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other. The red of the circle represents the power of every beating heart.

These elements combine to create the emblems of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem is inspired by the T in
TOKYO
TOMORROW
TEAM

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic emblem is inspired by = the universal sign of equality.

2020 is almost here.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic - Paralympic

Let’s unite in the spirit of these emblems to stage an Olympic and Paralympic Games for a better world and a brighter future.

Tokyo 2020 President Mori remarked, “The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. The Tokyo 2020 Games emblems are a wonderful work of art that represent the aspirations and the ultimate goal that athletes around the world aim to achieve – taking part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The emblems are also symbols behind which the whole of Japan can unite as a single integrated body and join the collective endeavours of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the national government, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee, the Japanese business community, as well as the Games volunteers and everyone who is assisting with the preparations for the 2020 Games. Let us all unite our efforts under the new Games emblems and work together as one to ensure the realisation of a truly inspirational Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.”

IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates said, “The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem is a powerful symbol of Tokyo’s Games vision. By embracing the concept of unity in diversity, it shows the unique ability of the Olympic Games to bring together people from all over the world in peace and harmony. Its inclusiveness and its representation of the power of the human heart is testament to the spirit in which the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are being prepared. They will be a global celebration that we can all be a part of and enjoy.” He continued, “Most importantly, this emblem represents Tokyo and its people. It reflects the vibrant nature of the city and the welcoming spirit of its citizens – two elements that the Olympic athletes in 2020 will fully appreciate. I congratulate the Tokyo 2020 team on their work and believe that this emblem will have an important influence on the future of Olympic design.”

Andrew Parsons, Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee said: “I would like to thank and congratulate the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for developing this wonderful emblem. When the Paralympic Games return here for the second time they will do so with a growing reputation for being the world’s number one sporting spectacle for driving societal change. The performances of the para-athletes will not just inspire and excite the world, but act as a catalyst for a more inclusive society, here in Japan, across Asia and the whole world. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will create a brighter tomorrow for millions of people around the world. This emblem, whilst paying testament to Japan’s rich heritage, will represent that brighter future and will become globally synonymous with sporting excellence and the incredible achievements of Paralympians.”

The designer of the emblems is Kenjiro Sano. Born in Tokyo in 1972, Sano is an art designer, who graduated from the Department of Graphic Design at Tama Art University. He is the founder of MR_DESIGN Inc., and is active in the fields of logo mark design, character design, graphic design, package design and advertising art direction. Sano has won numerous awards including the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award, the Mainichi Design Prize, the New York ADC Gold Award, the Cannes Lions Gold, the London D&AD Black Pencil, the One Show Design Gold Pencil, the Tokyo Art Directors Club Members’ Award, the Japan Package Association Gold Prize, and the Traffic Advertisement Grand Prize. Sano’s works are also featured in the permanent collection at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.



2015 NPC USA Championships in Las Vegas


2015 NPC USA

Hundreds of National Physique Committee (NPC) competitors will hit the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada in hopes of reaching the big league. When the lights go out on July 25th, there will be 53 new IFBB Pros. This two-day event will feature Men and Women’s Bodybuilding, Men and Women’s Physique, Bikini and Figure. The action gets starts at 12pm(PST) on Friday with the Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique and Bikini prejudging. Saturday’s prejudging begins at 9am (PST) with Women’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique & Figure. All division finals get underway at 5pm (pst) at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.

WHEN:
July 24 – 25, 2015

WHERE:
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, Nevada

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY – July 24, 2015
10:45am – Men’s Bodybuilding Meeting
12:00pm – Men’s Bodybuilding Prejudging
12:00pm – Women’s Physique Meeting followed by Women’s Physique Prejudging
2:30pm – Bikini Meeting followed by Bikini Prejuding

SATURDAY – July 25, 2015
8:00am – Women’s Bodybuilding Meeting
8:30am – Men’s Physique Meeting
9:00am – Women’s Bodybuilding Prejudging
9:00am – Men’s Physique Prejudging
10:00am – Figure Meeting followed by Figure Prejudging
3:45pm – ALL COMPETITORS MEETING
5:00pm – FINALS ALL DIVISIONS

TICKET PRICES:
PREJUDGING: Men BB/Bikini/Women’s Physique – $50 – Open Seating
Women’s BB/Figure/Men’s Physique – $50 – Open Seating ALL
FINALS: $100 – $75 – $55 – All Seats Reserved



Lindsey Valenzuela Partners with HumanX by Harbinger


lindsey valenzuela

HumanX by Harbinger Proudly Signs Professional CrossFit Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela as Brand Ambassador
An elite level CrossFitter, Lindsey brings strength, power, and spirit to the HumanX team
FAIRFIELD, CALIF. – HumanX by Harbinger, makers of specialized functional training gear, is proud to announce the addition of CrossFit champ Lindsey Valenzuela to their growing team of sponsored athletes.

Lindsey is an accomplished Olympic lifter and elite level CrossFit competitor, making her a perfect addition to the HumanX team. Her superwoman strength, competitive drive and determination, and easy-going demeanor have made her a favorite among CrossFit fans everywhere.

“Lindsey’s talents and accomplishments are only part of the package,“ says Chanin Cook, HumanX’s Director of Marketing. “She is truly “the peoples’ champion” – extremely down-to-earth, personable and the embodiment of strength and power. These are the qualities we look for in our athlete ambassadors to best represent the HumanX by Harbinger brand.”

A competitive CrossFitter for the last 5 years, Lindsey’s accomplishments include:
• 2nd place – 2014 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships
• 1st place – 2014 OC Throwdown
• Team USA – 2013 CrossFit Invitational
• 2nd place finish at the CrossFit Games in 2013
Most recently she placed 2nd in Reebok CrossFit California Regional, and will compete for the podium at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games next week in Carson, Calif.

“I discovered Olympic weightlifting while playing collegiate volleyball. I used the lifts as my off-season strength program. When I finished college, I became a competitive Olympic weightlifter and through that, discovered the sport of CrossFit,” says Lindsey. “I now use CrossFit to satisfy my competitive spirit, and am very thankful to be an elite athlete partnering with companies like HumanX by Harbinger. The motto I swear by is simple, BELIEVE and that’s what I’m taking to the Games next week!”

About HumanX by Harbinger
HumanX by Harbinger is a line of high performance gear from Harbinger, the fitness company known as the “go to” brand for weightlifting and conditioning gear for over 25 years. HumanX products meet the demand for functional training tools in today’s evolved fitness market, with a focus on high intensity, multi-discipline programming.

The HumanX product line includes Speed Ropes, Kettlebell Arm Guards, Red Line Wrist Wraps, 20# Weight Vest, Gloves, GRIPS, AbX and Foam Core Belts. HumanX gear is found in gyms and sporting goods retailers worldwide. For more information, visit www.humanxgear.com.

Photo Courtesy HumanX.



Under Armour Partners with USA Boxing


Under Armour Announces Official Partnership with USA Boxing through 2020 Olympic Games
Innovation Leader to Outfit All USA Boxing Divisions with Customized Apparel and Footwear
BALTIMORE, MD (July 21, 2015) – Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and USA Boxing announced today that the Baltimore, MD-based leader in athletic performance and innovation has been named the official performance partner of USA Boxing and will provide athletes at all levels of competition – Youth, Junior Olympic and Elite – with head-to-toe apparel and footwear. Under Armour will outfit the entire team with training and competition gear for the next six years, including the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, respectively.

In an effort to help elevate USA Boxing’s performance in training and competition, Under Armour has developed a custom collection of boxing gear featuring Armourvent® technology that has been rigorously tested for high intensity action to maximize effectiveness in the ring. Under Armour has also developed the UA ClutchFit™ Title Hunter boxing boot which utilises UA ClutchFit technology to give each boxer a flexible feel with locked-in support enabling every movement.

“This partnership reflects the multitude of core values that Under Armour shares with USA Boxing, including Passion, Integrity and Will. Both our organizations exist to make all athletes better,” said Peter Murray, Vice President, Global Brand & Sports Marketing at Under Armour. “We are honored to support USA Boxing’s incredible legacy of building champions on the Olympic stage and beyond, as we work together to help strengthen the sport in the U.S. grassroots to elite levels.”

“USA Boxing is proud to partner with Under Armour, who has demonstrated a relentless commitment to supporting young athletes by providing them with the world’s most innovative performance gear. We look forward to many shared successes through the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Mike Martino, Executive Director, USA Boxing.

USA Boxing team members first appeared in Under Armour® uniforms and footwear at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada this past weekend. Additionally, Under Armour’s hometown of Baltimore will host USA Boxing’s second Trials Qualifying event September 7-12.

In addition to USA Boxing, Under Armour supports the Olympic pursuits of over 100 athletes from over 12 countries including USA Gymnastics, US Speedskating, Canada Rugby, Michael Phelps, Lindsey Vonn, Stephen Curry, Andy Murray and Jordan Spieth.

About Under Armour, Inc
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

About USA Boxing
USA Boxing’s mission is to enable United States’ athletes and coaches to achieve sustained competitive excellence, develop character, support the sport of boxing, and promote and grow Olympic style boxing in the United States. The responsibility of USA Boxing is not only to produce Olympic gold, but also oversee and govern every aspect of Olympic-style boxing in the United States. For more information on USA Boxing, go to www.usaboxing.org.



Women of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games


2015 Women of the CrossFit Games

This week the 2015 Reebok CrossFit® Games kick off in Carson, California and the women’s field is as strong as ever. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is back to defend her title but she has some fierce competition. Camille has competed in the Games five times and finished in the top 10 four times. Two-time champ Annie Thorisdottir will be back after a second place finish to Leblanc last year. The 2013 champ, Sam Briggs will look to return to the podium but has been battling injuries throughout the year. Emily Bridgers showed tremendous potential in the Regionals and you can’t overlook rookie Brooke Ence. The three women who could shake things up on the podium are Margaux Alvarez, Lindsey Valenzuela and Dani Horan.

Women’s Open CrossFit® Games Winners:
2007 – Jolie Gentry
2008 – Caity Matter
2009 – Tanya Wagner
2010 – Kristan Clever
2011 – Annie Thorisdottir
2012 – Annie Thorisdottir
2013 – Samantha Briggs
2014 – Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

The Women of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games:
Annie Thorisdottir
Samantha Briggs
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Emily Bridgers
Brooke Ence
Michele Letendre
Kara Webb
Emily Abbott
Brooke Wells
Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdottir
Margaux Alvarez
Lindsey Valenzuela
Dani Horan
Alethea Boon
Carleen Mathews
Nicole Holcomb
Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
Amanda Goodman
Anna Tunnicliffe
Chyna Cho
Kari Pearce
Tia-Clair Toomey
Jessica Core
Stacie Tovar
Jenn Jones
Cassidy Lance
Alessandra Pichelli
Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
Denae Brown
Regan Huckaby
Elisabeth Akinwale
Kristin Holte
Maddy Myers
Whitney Gelin
Rebecca Voigt
Kelley Jackson
Sammy Wood
Alex Parker
Lindy Barber
Thuridur Erla Helgadottir

ESPN will air the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games highlight shows this Fall. Schedule details will be released at a later date. ESPN Inc. is in its fifth year of presenting the CrossFit Games.

2015 Reebok CrossFit Games schedule: 

Date Time (ET) Event Networks  
Tues, July 21 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers ESPN3 Live
Wed, July 22 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 10:40 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN3 Live
  12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers  ESPN3 Live
Thurs, July 23 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Masters and Teenagers ESPN3 Live
Fri, July 24 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN3 Live
 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN, WatchESPN Live
Sat, July 25  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN2, WatchESPN Tape
  12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN, WatchESPN Tape
   3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN, WatchESPN Live
  12 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN3 Live
Sun, July 26 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN2, WatchESPN Tape
  12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual and Teams ESPN3 Live
  3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Team Finals and Individual ESPN2, WatchESPN Live
  7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games: Individual Finals ESPN2, WatchESPN Live

*Schedule subject to change.



2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Competitors


2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Competitors
The 2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro/Am will take place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Center. The IFBB Pro competition will feature Men and Women’s Physique, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, Men’s Open Bodybuilding and Men’s 212 Bodybuilding. Fans will get a chance to attend the expo on July 25 & 26th with an opportunity to meet the likes of Flex Lewis and Dana Linn Bailey.

UPDATE – RESULTS

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Competitors

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Foud Abiad
Paola Almeida
Santana Anderson
Jon DeLarosa
Renaldo Gairy
Stefan Havlik
Kevin Jordan
Ron Partlow

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Patrick Bernard
Shaun Clarida
Derick Farnsworth
Mike Lynds
John Meadows
Carlos Rabiei

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Setana Carroll
Chris Griffin
Mirko Maras
Chris Johnson
Eren Legend
Matt Pattison
Chris Pylypchuk
Aj Shukoori

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Fitness Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Chika Aluka
Caitlin Bailie
Sherry Boudreau
Debbie Fowler
Natalie Graziano
Tanji Johnson
Whitney Jones
Brittany Kanne
Dominique Matthews

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Figure Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Leah Berti
Jennifer Brown
Tanya Chartrand
Laura Davies
Swann Delarosa
Janaina Ferreira
Azaria Glaim
Erin Harding
Marie Natalie Janik
Candice John
Jessica MacMillan
Shelly Paton
Agnese Russo
Maria Scotland

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Bikini Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Juliane Andrade
Leigh Brandt
Valerie Cantin
Anne Marie Caravalho
Melissa Chanthaseng
Ebony Chipman
Anette DeLaRosa
Diana Grahm
Vladmira Krasova
Francesca Lauren
Cassandra Marshall
Anna Lee McKill
Nikki Preston
Alla Semenova
Sofia Tandilian
Nicole Vernig
Lindsey Waters

2015 IFBB Vancouver Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Vancouver, Canada – July 25-26, 2015
Jodi Boam
Jeni Briscoe
Kristina Dybdahl-Farnsworth
Silvia Fraga Alves
Leah Johnson
Athena Signakis

EXPO HOURS:
SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015 – 9:00am – 10:00pm
SUNDAY JULY 26, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

SATURDAY JULY 25TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9am – IFBB PRO PREJUDGING: IFBB MEN’S 212 BODYBUILDING, IFBB MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING
5pm – IFBB PRO FINALS: IFBB MEN’S 212 BODYBUILDING & IFBB MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING
IFBB PRO PREJUDGING: WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE, MEN’S PHYSIQUE, FIGURE, BIKINI, FITNESS

SUNDAY JULY 25TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am – IFBB PRO FINALS: WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE ROUTINES & AWARDS, MEN’S PHYSIQUE AWARDS, FITNESS ROUTINES, FIGURE AWARDS, BIKINI AWARDS, FITNESS AWARDS

Visit: www.vancouverproshow.com for more information.



2015 IFBB LA Pro Figure Results


LA PRO Figure ResultsThe 2015 IFBB LA Pro Figure results are in and Karina Grau won in unanimous fashion. Coming in second was Shalako Bradberry and rounding out the top three was Karen Noorlun. Dana Amrbose from Houston, Texas was fourth and Bojana Vasiljevic finished in fifth. The surprise of the night was Heather Dees finishing in eigth.

In the Masters’ competition Karen Noorlun took home the win.

 

2015 IFBB LA Pro Figure Open and Masters Results

2015 IFBB LA Pro Figure Results
Culver City, California – July 18, 2015
1. Karina Grau
2. Shalako Bradberry
3. Karen Noorlun
4. Dana Ambros
5. Bojana Vasiljevic
6. Arian Elizabeth
7. Carolyn Hudson Harris
8. Heather Dees
9. Kim Jones
10. Jill Dunn
11. Dawn Hinz Pugh
12. Linda Crossley
13. Candice John
14. Kassie Kemmis
15. Jennifer Taylor
16. Shianne Behan
16. Nancy Bowlin
16. Rachelle Carter
16. Clarissa Castaneda
16. Amber Crowder
16. Jessica Curry
16. Darcy DeFrees
16. Laura Donegan
16. Dawn Fernandez
16. Chrissy Garcia
16. Rhonda Jones
16. Olga Karavayeva
16. Jennifer Palazzo
16. Anissa Payne
16. Cinderella Richardson
16. May Strickland

2015 IFBB LA Pro Masters Figure Results
Culver City, California – July 18, 2015
1. Karen Noorlun
2. Carolyn Hudson Harris
3. Jennifer Taylor
4. Cinderella Richardson
5. Ginette Delhaus
6. Laura Donegan
7. Dawn Fernandez
8. Jessica Curry
9. Nancy Bowlin
10. May Strickland
11. Rhonda Jones
12. Chrissy Garcia
13. Anissa Payne

2015 IFBB LA PRO FIGURE PREJUDGING CALLOUTS:
IFBB LA Pro Figure Open First Callout:
Karina Grau
Dana Ambrose
Salako Bradberry
Heather Dees
Arian Elizabeth
Cryolyn Hudson Harris
Karen Noorlun
Bojana Vasiljevic

IFBB LA Pro Figure Open Second Callout:
Shianne Behan
Linda Crossley
Jill Dunn
Dawn Hinz Pugh
Candice John
Kim Jones
Olga Karavayeva

IFBB LA Pro Figure Open Final Callout:
Dana Ambrose
Karina Grau
Shalako Bradberry
Karen Noorlun
Bojana Vasiljevic

IFBB Los Angeles Figure Masters First Callout:
Jennifer Taylor
Cinderella Richardson
Carolyn Hudson Harris
Karen Noorlun
Ginette Delhaus

The top spot looks to be between Carolyn Hudson Harris and Karen Noorlun.

Prejudging Report via Ron Avidan



2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Results


IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup
Congratulations to Adriana Hill on winning the 2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro. Noy Alexander finished in second and added more points towards an Olympia qualification. Rounding out the top three was Nina Ross from the United Kingdom. Kira Neuman scored her second victory in a row. She has positioned herself as one of the rising stars in the division and could be a threat for the top spots in the Women’s Physique Showdown. Brazil’s Diogo Ferreira Montenegro locked in his first pro victory in the Men’s Physique Division.

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Results

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Bikini Results
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
1. Adriana Hill
2. Noy Alexander
3. Nina Ross
4. Romina Basualdo
5. Vladimira Krasova
6. Jessica Renee
7. Bianca Berry
8. Nikola Weiterova
9. Adrienne Crenshaw
10. Ali Garcia
11. Amanda Otero
12. Liana Moroz
13. Meghan Duncan
14. Sandra Jokic
15. Angeles Burke
16. Jazmeen Hernandez
16. Samantha Maycock
16. Samantha Morris
16. Casey Samsel
16. Lisa Schimkat
16. Danielle Sereluca
16. Sofia Tandillian
16. Lindsey Waters

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Women’s Physique Results
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
1. Kira Neuman
2. Eva Pogacnik
3. Silvia Alves Fraga
4. Jillian Reville
5. Andrea Holliday
6. Rosela Joseph
7. Elizabeth Bradshaw
8. Jill Dearmin
9. Jennifer Hernandez
10. Lisa Stark
11. Michele Horan
12. Carrie Simmons
13. Petra Mertl
14. Lisa Grasso
15. Karen Yoakam
16. Antoinette Downie
16. Roxanne Edwards
16. Sherri Gray
16. Rocio Guillen
16. Lisa Horrigan
16. Alicia Alfaro Mesa
16. Rikki Snead

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Men’s Physique Results
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
1. Diogo Ferreira Montenegro
2. Mike Balan
3. Geobanny Paula
4. Michael Bevins
5. Greg Brant
6. Stephen Mass
7. Frank Griffin
8. David Gonzalez
9. Charles Chester
10. William Kitchen
11. Pierre Vuala
12. David Kampfe
13. David Dela Cruz
14. Chris Griffin
15. Setanta Carroll
16. Antoine Williams



2015 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Figure Competitors


2015 IFBB LA PRO Figure
UPDATE: SHOW RESULTS HERE
The 2015 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Figure competitor list has been released and it’s a stacked line up. Over 30 IFBB Figure Pros are slated to compete this weekend in Culver City, California. The winner earns a spot in the Figure Olympia line up. See who is slated to compete in July 18th show!

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA
PREJUDGING: 10am
FINALS: 5pm

2015 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Figure Competitors
Culver City, CA – July 18, 2015
Dana Ambrose
Shianne Behan
Nancy Bowlin
Shalako Bradberry
Rachelle Carter
Clarissa Castaneda
Linda Crossley
Amber Crowder
Jessica Curry
Heather Dees
Darcy DeFrees
Ginette Delhaes
Laura Donegan
Jill Dunn
Arian Elizabeth
Dawn Fernandez
Chrissy Garcia
Karina Grau
Dawn Hinz Pugh
Carolyn Hudson Harris
Candice John
Kim Jones
Rhonda Jones
Olga Karavayeva
Kassie Kemmis
Karen Noorlun
Jennifer Palazzo
Anissa Payne
Cinderella Richardson
May Strickland
Jennifer Taylor
Bojana Vasiljevic

2015 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Masters Figure Competitors
Culver City, CA – July 18, 2015
Nancy Bowlin
Jessica Curry
Laura Donegan
Arian Elizabeth
Dawn Fernandez
Chrissy Garcia
Carolyn Hudson Harris
Rhonda Jones
Karen Noorlun
Anissa Payne
Cinderella Richardson
May Strickland

Visit for more information.



2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Competitors


IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup
UPDATE: Show Results
The 2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro will be held on Saturday, July 18th in Boca Raton, Florida. The prejudging starts at 9:30am with the finals kicking off at 6pm. The IFBB Pro event will be held in conjunction with a NPC event at the Lynn University of Performing Arts.

This show has a stacked line up in the bikini and Women’s Physique divisions. A number of women are looking to earn points in the Olympia Point Series race and of course the win to automatically qualify them for the Olympia in September. Kira Neuman will look to make it two wins in a row in the Women’s Physique division and if she shows up like she did in Chicago, she has a great chance at doing so.

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Competitors

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Bikini Competitors
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
Noy Alexander
Romina Basualdo
Bianca Berry
Angeles Burke
Adrienne Crenshaw
Meghan Duncan
Alison Garcia
Jazmeen Hernandez
Adriana Hill
Sandra Jokic
Vladimira Krasova
Samantha Maycock
Liana Moroz
Samantha Morris
Amanda Otero
Jessica Renee
Nina Ross
Casey Samsel
Lisa Schimkat
Danielle Sereluca
Sofia Tandilian
Lindsey Waters
Nikola Weiterova

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Competitors
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
Silvia Alves Fraga
Elizabeth Bradshaw
Jill Dearmin
Antoinette Downie
Roxanne Edwards
Lisa Grasso
Sherri Gray
Rocio Guillen
Jennifer Hernandez
Andrea Holliday
Michel Horan
Lisa Horrigan
Rosela Joseph
Petra Mertl
Alicia Alfaro Mesa
Kira Neuman
Eva Pogacnik
Jillian Reville
Carrie Simmons
Lisa Stark
Karen Yoakum

2015 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Boca Raton, Florida – July 18, 2015
Mike Balan
Michael Bevins
Greg Brant
Setanta Carroll
Charles Chester
David Dela Cruz
Diogo Ferreira Montenegro
David Gonzaliz
Chris Griffin
Frank Griffin
David Kampfe
William Kitchen
Stephen Mass
Geobanny Paula
Pierre Vuala
Antoine Williams

Visit prestigecrystalcup.com for more information.



Reebok and UFC partner with DraftKings for UFC 189


Reebok Fight Kit
Reebok and UFC partner with DraftKings for UFC 189 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

Reebok, the official athletic footwear and apparel partner of the UFC, will also be partnering with DraftKings to run a fantasy UFC game for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor on the night of July 11th.

This highly anticipated fight will debut Reebok’s UFC Fight Kit from their new Fight Shop.

DraftKings is a major online fantasy gaming site with brand partnerships including UFC, MLB, and other US pro sports leagues and teams. Prize for the game will include:

• Cash prize contributed by Draft Kings
• Shopping spree or gear pack from Reebok’s online Fight Shop

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Paige Reebok

Images via Reebok.com



2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results


IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results

The IFBB Patriots Pro Prejudging took place this morning at the Orleans hotel and convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges had their hands full with a tough line-up in both the open and Masters Pro Bikini competition. After prejudging it looked to be Rachelle DeJean, Angela Marquez, Justine Munro and Noy Alexander in the top spots.

When the final results were announced it was Justine Munro with the win. The judges gave Tamara Haddad and Noy Alexander an extra long look at the finals but ultimately Tamara prevailed for the second place spot.

Iveth Carreon of El Paso, Texas won the Masters Bikini competition.

2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 4, 2015
1. Justine Munro
2. Tamara Haddad
3. Noy Alexander
4. Angela Marquez
5. Rachelle DeJean
6. Amanda Otero
7. Nina Simone Ross
8. Crystal Rose Matthews
9. Lisa Asuncion
10. Iveth Carreon
11. Harriet Davis
12. Michelle Mein
13. Liana Moroz
14. Caryn Paolini
15. Vicki Counts
16. Emma Fernandez
16. Michon Leddy
16. Anna Lee McKill
16. Lori Micheff
16. Angelika Perez
16. Lisa Roy
16. Sofia Tandilian
16. Nikola Weiterova

2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Masters Bikini Results
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 4, 2015
1. Iveth Carreon
2. Harriet Davis
3. Michelle Mein
4. Vicki Counts
5. Ann Lee McKill
6. Lori Micheff
7. Emma Fernandez
8. Michon Leddy
9. Lisa Roy



DAY 2: IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results


2015 IFBB Chicago ProDay two at the IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro featured Women’s Physique, Fitness and Men’s Open Bodybuilding. In the Fitness Division it looked like defending champ, Fiona Harris was in the driver’s seat for a repeat win. When the scores were released she not only won the 2-piece round but also the routine round (both in unanimous fashion).

Kia Neuman brought a streamlined physique to the Women’s Physique division and dominated on the judges’ scorecard with a unanimous victory. Mikaela Soto finished fifth in the open and won the Women’s Physique Masters competition.

Jon DeLaRosa and Michael Lockett were a lock for the top two spots after prejudging. The internet weighed in with their votes on who would win with the keyboard judges split on the decision. When the IFBB Pro League judges tallied their scores it was Jon Delarosa who was crowned the victor. Michael Lockett was second and Akim Williams rounded out the top three.

Women’s Bodybuilding and Men’s 212 results. 2015 IFBB Chicago Pro Figure Results.

DAY 2: IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Fitness Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
PLACE – NAME – 2piece Score – Routine Score – Total
1. Fiona Harris 5 – 10 – 15
2. Kristine Duba 10 – 22 – 32
3. Marta Agular 15 – 30 – 45
4. Danielle Chikeles 20 – 70 – 90
5. Yanina Terragni 37 – 54 – 91
6. Shannon Siemer 25 – 70 – 95
7. Stacy Dawn 30 – 72 – 102
8. Holly Semanoff 50 – 64 – 114
9. Natalie Graziano 45 – 70 – 115
10. Maria Laura Cerbelli 40 – 80 – 120
11. Susana Cacavieli 53 – 108 – 161

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Physique Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
1. Kira Nieuman
2. Sheronica Henton
3. Mindi O’Brien
4. Kristina Dybdahl-Farnsworth
5. Mikaila Soto
6. Melissa DiBernadro
7. Margarita Charaim
8. La’Drissa Bonivel
9. Mica Schneider
10. Miava Nelson
11. Geri Villalona
12. Andrea Holliday
13. Raquel Ramos
14. Pamela Slemmons
15. Marcia Simmons
16. Rose Brunner
16. Laura Foster
16. Caroline Gaume
16. Asha Hadley
16. Tracy Hess
16. Melissa Lasage
16. Jen Louwagie
16. Tracy Mason
16. Nikechi Nwafor-Robinson
16. Lisa Marie Sanders
16. Nathalie Thompson
16. Roxanne Edwards

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Masters Physique Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
1. Mikaila Soto
2. La’Drissa Bonivel
3. Mica Schneider
4. Pamela Slemmons
5. Andrea Holliday
6. Nathalee Thompson
7. Rose Brunner
8. Nikechi Nwafor-Robinson
9. Tracy Hess
10. Caroline Gaume
11. Roxanne Edwards
12. Lisa Sanders
13. Tracy Mason

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
1. Jon DeLaRosa
2. Michael Lockett
3. Akim Williams
4. Kevin Jordan
5. Renaldo Gairy
6. Brad Rowe
7. Jeff Long
8. Marshel Herman
9. Mike Dragna
10. Timmy Gaillard
11. Keith Williams
12. Brad Davis
13. Eboni Wilson
14. Michael Ely



2015 IFBB Chicago Pro Figure Results – Cydney Gillon Wins!


IFBB Chicago Pro Results
2015 IFBB Chicago Pro Figure Results – Cydney Gillon Wins! Congratulations to Cydney Gillon on winning her second IFBB Chicago Figure Pro title. She was the unanimous choice on the judges’ scorecard and with the win heads back to the Figure Olympia stage in Las Vegas. Cydney is one of the brightest new stars of the IFBB Figure Pro division with a tiny waist and round shoulders. She has incredible shape and look for her to be a threat to the top six at the Olympia. Coming in second, for the second time, was California’s Wendy Fortino. Wendy was the bridesmaid in this contest last year. Rounding out the top spots were Jessica Morgan in third, Bojana Vasilijevic in fourth and Maggy Cambronero in fifth.

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Figure Results
Chicago, IL – July 3, 2015
1. Cydney Gillon
2. Wendy Fortino
3. Jessica Morgan Canty
4. Bojana Vasilijevic
5. Maggy Cambronero
6. Laurelle Martineau
7. Chaya Boone
8. Christina Watson
9. Swann De La Rosa
10. Tissilli Rogers
11. Kimberly Jones
12. Linda Andrew
13. Holly Mitchell
14. Agnes Russo
15. Andrea Paynter
16. Maria Carlone
16. Kim Clark
16. Jolene Fonseca
16. Jennifer Freeman
16. Angie Garcia
16. Dawn Hinz Pugh
16. Vanessa Jacobs
16. Nicole Kupser
16. Jessica MacMillan
16. Jennifer Palazzo
16. Rachel Payne
16. Melanise Pettee
16. Tara Ramos
16. Dawn Reichley
16. Danielle Schemm
16. Nadia Wyatt

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Masters Figure Results
Chicago, IL – July 3, 2015
1. Linda Andrew
2. Agnes Russo
3. Kim Clark
4. Dawn Reichley
5. Vanessa Jacobs
6. Melanise Pettee
7. Jennifer Freeman
8. Rachel Payne
9. Maria Carlone



2015 NPC Universe & National Fitness Championships


2015 NPC Universe

This weekend in Teaneck, New Jersey over 80 new IFBB Pro cards will be awarded. The 2015 NPC Universe competition will feature Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Men and Women’s Physique. The show also plays host to the 2015 NPC National Fitness Championships. The action starts at 2pm EST on Friday, July 3rd with the finals taking place on Saturday at 5pm on July 4th.

2015 NPC Universe & National Fitness Championships Schedule of Events

Women’s Prejudging – FRIDAY – 2pm
Fitness Routines

Masters Women’s Physique over 40
Masters Women’s Physique over 35
Women’s Physique Open

Masters Figure over 50
Masters Figure over 40
Masters Figure over 35
Figure Open

Fitness 2-piece

Masters Bikini over 40
Masters Bikini over 35
Bikini Open

Men’s Prejudging – Saturday – 9am
Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 50
Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 40
Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 35
Open Men’s Bodybuilding

Masters Men’s Physique Over 40
Masters Men’s Physique Over 35
Men’s Physique Open

FINALS – Saturday 5pm
Fitness Routines
Master Women’s Physique over 40
Masters Women’s Physique over 35
Women’s Physique Open

Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 50
Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 40
Masters Men’s Bodybuilding over 35
Open Men’s Bodybuilding

Fitness 2-piece

Masters Figure over 50
Masters Figure over 40
Masters Figure over 35
Open Figure

Masters Men’s Physique over 40
Masters Men’s Physique over 35
Open Men’s Physique

Masters Bikini Over 40
Masters Bikini Over 35
Open Bikini

CONTEST VENUE & HOST HOTEL:
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666

2015 NPC Universe & National Fitness Championships Pro Cards Awarded:

FIGURE
OPEN FIGURE: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)-
MASTERS OVER-35 FIGURE: Winner of Each Height Class
MASTERS OVER-40 FIGURE: Winner of Each Height Class
MASTERS OVER-50 FIGURE: Class winner (one class)

BIKINI
OPEN BIKINI: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
MASTERS OVER-35 BIKINI: Winner of Each Height Class
MASTERS OVER-40 BIKINI: Winner of Each Height Class

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE: Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
MASTERS OVER-35 WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE: Winner of Each Height Class
MASTERS OVER-40 WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE: Winner of Each Height Class

MEN’S PHYSIQUE
OPEN MEN’S PHYSIQUE: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
MASTERS OVER-35 MEN’S PHYSIQUE: Winner of Each Height Class
MASTERS OVER-40 MEN’S PHYSIQUE: Winner of Each Height Class

MEN’S BODYBUILDING
OPEN MEN’S BODYBUILDING: Overall Winner– IFBB drug testing rules are in effect, as the Men’s Open Bodybuilding class winners will join the Team representing the USA at the IFBB World Championships.
MASTERS OVER-35 MEN’S BODYBUILDING: Winner of Each Weight Class*
MASTERS OVER-40 MEN’S BODYBUILDING: Winner of Each Weight Class*
MASTERS OVER-50 MEN’S BODYBUILDING: Overall Winner
*Number of classes will be determined according to number of competitors

FITNESS (NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS)
OPEN FITNESS: Top 2 in each Height Class (3 Height Classes)

Visit: bevfrancis.com/npcnortheast/npc-universe for more information and to purchase tickets.



2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Competitor List


IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Competitors
The 2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini will be held this weekend (July 4th) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The competition starts at 10am with prejudging and the finals kick off at 5pm at The Orleans Hotel. This is the same venue that one lucky lady will return to in September for the Olympia. The winner of the open division qualifies for the Bikini Olympia and second through fifth collect points towards the Olympia Point Series.

Last year’s winner, Stacey Alexander will not be in the lineup but runner-up Angela Marquez will be. Angela is coming off a win at the Greater Gulf States Pro and has to be consider as one of the favorites. Look for Canadian Justine Munro to give her a run for the top spot though.

2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Competitor List
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 4, 2015
Noy Alexander
Lisa Asuncion
Iveth Carreon
Vicki Counts
Rachelle DeJean
Emma Fernandez
Tamara Haddad
Michon Leddy
Crystal Rose Matthews
Anna Lee McKill
Michelle Mein
Lori Micheff
Liana Moroz
Justine Munro
Amanda Otero
Caryn Paolini
Angelika Perez
Nina Simone Ross
Lisa Roy
Sofia Tandilian
Nikola Weiterova

2015 IFBB Patriots Pro Masters Bikini Competitor List
Las Vegas, Nevada – July 4, 2015
Iveth Carreon
Vicki Counts
Harriet Davis
Michon Leddy
Anna Lee McKill
Michelle Mein
Lori Micheff
Lisa Roy

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2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Competitors


IFBB Chicago Pro Competitors
The 2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Competitor list have a been announced for this weekend. The 2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro will featured Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women Bodybuilding, Women Physique and Figure divisions.

SCHEDULE:
July 2 – 4pm
IFBB Athlete Check-in and Media Conference

July 3 – 12pm Prejudging – 6pm Finals
Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Female Bodybuilding, Masters Figure

July 4 – 12pm IFBB Prejudging – 4:30pm Finals
Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Masters Women’s Physique, Fitness

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Competitors UPDATED July 2nd

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Jon DeLaRosa
Mike Dragna
Michael Ely
Timmy Gaillard
Renaldo Gairy
Marshel Herman
Kevin Jordan
Michael Lockett
Jeff Long
Brad Rowe
Akim Williams
Keith Williams
Eboni Wilson

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Oliver Adzievski
Brad Davis
Guy Ducasse
Michael Ergas
Derik Farnsworth
Hunni Glanville
Darron Glenn
Tricky Jackson
Craig Licker
Freddie McCray
Kevin Ofurum
Craig Richardson
Shelby Starnes
Quincy Winklaar

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Irene Anderson
Rita Bello
Judy Gaillard
Margie Martin
Lora Ottenad
Angela Rayburn
Virginia Sanchez Macias
Helle Trevino
Isabel Turell

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Fitness Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Marta Aguiar
Susana Cacavieli
Maria Laura Cerbelli
Danielle Chikeles
Stacy Dawn
Kristine Duba
Natalie Graziano
Fiona Harris
Holly Semanoff
Shannon Siemer
Yanina Terragni

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Figure Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Linda Andrew
Chaya Boone
Maggy Cambronero
Jessia Morgan Canty
Kim Clark
Swann DeLaRosa
Jolene Fonseca
Wendy Fortino
Jennifer Freeman
Angie Garcia
Cydney Gillon
Dawn Hinz Pugh
Vanessa Jacobs
Kimberly Jones
Nicole Kupser
Jessica MacMillan
Laurelle Martineau
Holly Mitchell
Jennifer Palazzo
Rachel Payne
Andrea Paynter
Melanise Pettee
Tara Ramos
Dawn Reichley
Tissilli Rogers
Agnese Russo
Danielle Schemm
Samantha Dawn Smitchko
Bojana Vasiljevic
Christina Watson
Nadia Wyatt

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Masters Figure Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
Linda Andrew
Kim Clark
Vanessa Jacobs
Rachel Payne
Melanise Pettee
Dawn Reichley
Agnes Russo
Christina Watson

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
La’Drissa Bonivel
Rose Brunner
Margarita Charaim
Melissa DiBernardo
Kristina Dybdahl-Farnsworth
Laura Foster
Caroline Gaume
Asha Hadley
Sheronica Henton
Tracy Hess
Andrea Holliday
Melissa Lasage
Jen Louwagie
Tracy Mason
Miava Nelson
Kira Neuman
Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson
Mindi O’Brien
Raquel Ramos
Lisa Marie Sanders
Mica Schneider
Marcia Simmons
Pamela Slemmons
Mikaila Soto
Nathalie Thompson
Geri Villalona

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Masters Women’s Physique Competitors
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
La’Drissa Bonivel
Rose Brunner
Tracy Hess
Andrea Holliday
Tracy Mason
Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson
Mica Schneider
Pamela Slemmons
Mikaila Soto
Nathalee Thompson

IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO PRO
Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women Bodybuilding, Women Physique & Figure

DATE:
JULY 2-4, 2015

LOCATION:
CHICAGO, IL

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Muscle & Fitness Hers Online Moves to Muscle & Fitness


Muscle And Fitness Hers
Muscle & Fitness Hers online has moved to MuscleandFitness.com. When typing in MuscleAndFitnessHers.com visitors are redirected to a section on MuscleAndFitness.com. The M&F HERS logo appears on the top navigation of the site with five main sub-categories; Workouts, Nutrition, Supplements, Athletes & Celebrities and Features.

The move is described as “creating a single site for both male and female fitness enthusiasts to find the M&F brand content they have grown to know and trust.”

The Muscle & Fitness HERS social media handles will remain the same and the magazine will continue to be printed six times a year.

If you visited the HERS site in recent months you probably noticed it had become a bit stale and felt dated. Change was necessary and a complete overhaul of the site would have required a fair amount of work and a decent budget. The move will likely help the site’s traffic but the M&F template doesn’t provide much of a feminine touch.

Nearly a year ago, Muscle & Fitness HERS came under fire for plagiarism. Former Editor-In-Chief, Mona Muresan dismissed the plagiarism as the work of a freelancer.

No word if the consolidation resulted in trimming staff.

Visit the new site and read the announcement on MuscleandFitness.com.



2015 IFBB San Jose Pro Results


IFBB San Jose Pro
The IFBB Pro Women’s Physique and Men’s Physique divisions were on display today in San Jose, California. Nearly forty competitors made the trip to San Jose but only the winner (in each division) would punch their ticket to the Olympia

La’Drissa Bonivel edged out Erica Bockman by one point for the Women’s Physique crown. Claire O’Connell and Akane Nigro-Ismeal tied for third but Claire won the tie breaker. Rounding out the top five was Tonya Hooker from Fresno, California.

Hometown favorite, James Hurst took home a unanimous victory in the Men’s Physique competition and will head to the Men’s Physique Olympia Showdown in Las Vegas.

2015 IFBB San Jose Pro Results

June 27, 2015 – San Jose, California

2015 IFBB San Jose Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. La’Drissa Bonivel
2. Erica Blockman
3. Claire O’Connell*
4. Akane Nigro-Ismeal*
5. Tonya Hooker
6. Katrinka Chapek
7. Venus Nguyen
8. Trish Wood
9. Lisa Stark
10. Lengre Kaiser-Gregson
11. Caroline Gaume
12. Jodi Marchuck
13. Keri Ann Heitzman
14. Loan Lenard
15. Frances Perkins
16. Robin Gizzi
*Tie

2015 IFBB San Jose Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. James Hurst
2. Jake Alvarez
3. Jeremy Potvin
4. Pradeep Freddy Naidu
5. Felipe Franco
6. Darnell Ferguson
7. John Nguyen
8. Nick Adams*
9. Chad Crouse*
10. James Furlow
11. Adam Schafer
12. Kameron Bailey
13. Matt Ramseier
14. Courtney Mayfield
15. Eric Hedelberg
16. Craig Capurso
16. Stanislas de Longeaux
16. Matt DuBois
16. Robert Giles
16. Chris Kakouras
*Tie



2015 ESPYs Nominees Announced


2015 ESPYs
The 2015 ESPYs Nominees were announced today and leading the way with two nominees each are UFC champ Ronda Rousey, Tennis star Serena Williams and Skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn. The three of them face each other in the “Best Female Athlete” category. Ronda is also up for an ESPY in the “Best Fighter” category. Serena Williams is nominated for “Best Female Tennis Player” and Lindsey Vonn is up for “Best Comeback Athlete.” Little League Baseball’s star Mo’Ne Davis has been nominated for “Best Breakthrough Athlete”. Scroll down for a complete list female nominees and cast your vote at ESPYs.com.
WHAT:
Initial list of nominees for The 2015 ESPYS presented by Capital One, are revealed today and voting has begun.

Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will host The ESPY Nomination Special on Wednesday, July 1, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

WHERE:
A current list of The 2015 ESPYS nominees is available at ESPYS.com. Additional nomination categories will be released before the show.

WHEN:
Voting is underway and all categories will close when the live show starts Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

HOW:
Fans will determine the winners in most ESPYS categories by voting online at ESPYS.com up to the start of The 2015 ESPYS.

2015 ESPYS FACTS & FIGU
RES:
• For the first time since 2000, none of the nominees for Best Male Athlete are returning from the previous year. 2015’s fresh slate includes NBA MVP Stephen Curry, NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt, and two-time Best Male Athlete-winner LeBron James.

• UFC-champion Ronda Rousey is in pursuit of a 2nd-straight “Best Female Athlete” honor. She faces stiff competition from 2-time winners Serena Williams and Lindsey Vonn, as well as returning nominee Breanna Stewart.

• LeBron James is the only returning nominee for “Best NBA Player,” gracing the category for an 11th-straight year. He is joined by first-timers Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.

• Serena Williams is after her 7th “Best Female Tennis Player” award. She will have to top returning winner, Maria Sharapova, who is after her 6th.

• Peyton Manning is in contention to repeat as “Best Record-Breaking Performance.” While the Denver signal caller was honored at the 2014 awards for single-season passing records, this year the attention is on a career accomplishment–the most passing touchdowns ever thrown by an NFL quarterback.

• Rory McIlroy is chasing his second “Best Male Golfer” award. He faces stiff competition from Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth and FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel.

• Little League standout Mo’ne Davis is looking to become the youngest athlete ever to win the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” Award.

• The “Best Male College Athlete” nominees stretch the category’s age range in both directions. 18-year-old BU hockey star Jack Eichel would be the youngest player ever to win the award, while 24-year-old OSU wrestling champ Logan Stieber would be the oldest.

• Fresh off winning the Triple Crown, American Pharoah is the first horse ever to be nominated in the “Best Championship Performance” category. He is up against MLB World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, Women’s College World Series MVP Lauren Haeger, and NBA Finals leading-scorer LeBron James.

2015 FEMALE ATHLETE NOMINEES:

Best Female Athlete:
Ronda Rousey – MMA
Breanna Stewart – UConn Basketball
Lindsey Vonn – Skiing
Serena Williams – Tennis

Best Female Action Sports Athlete:
Paige Aims – Surfing
Kelly Clark – Snowboarding
Stephanie Gilmore – Surfing
Laia Sanz – Enduro / Motorbike

Best Female Golfer:
Lydia Ko
Stacy Lewis
Inbee Park

Best Female Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams
Petra Kvitova
Simona Halep

Best Breakthrough Athlete:
Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants
Mo’ne Davis – Little League Baseball
Cardale Jones – Ohio State Buckeyes
Jordan Spieth – PGA

Best Championship Performance:
Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants
Lauren Haeger – Florida Softball
LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers
American Pharoah – Race Horse

Best Fighter
Floyd Mayweather, Jr – Boxing
Ronda Rousey – MMA
Donald Serrone – MMA
Terrence Crawford – Boxing
Gennady Golovkin – Boxing

Best Record-Breaking Performance:
Lauren Chamberlain hits 91st Home Run – Oklahoma Softball
Devin Hester scores 20th punt return TD – Atlanta Falcons
Peyton Manning throws record 509th touchdown pass – Denver Broncos
Klay Thompson most points in a quarter – Golden State Warriors

Best International Athlete:
Lionel Messi – Soccer
Lydia Ko – Women’s Golf
Cristiano Ronaldo – Soccer
Novak Djokovic – Tennis
Lewis Hamilton – Forumla One

Best College Female Athlete:
Taylor Cummings – Maryland Lacrosse
Missy Franklin – Cal Swimming
Lauren Haeger – Florida Softball
Micha Hancock – Penn State Volleyball
Breanna Stewart – UConn Basketball

Best WNBA Player:
Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx
Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury
Skylar Diggins – Tulsa Shock
Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks

Best Female Athlete with a Disability:
Kendall Gretsch – Triathlete
Oksana Masters – Sit-Skier
Tatyana McFadden – Sit-Skier / Wheelchair Racer
Becca Meyers – Swimming
Greta Neimanas – Cyclist

Best Comeback Athlete:
Rob Gronkowski – NFL
Alex Rodriguez – MLB
Derrick Rose – NBA
Lindsey Vonn – Skiing

About:
The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by comedian, actor and television host Joel McHale, most widely known for hosting The Soup on E! as well as playing Jeff Winger on Community. The ESPYS will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

The award show gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The ESPYS honor ESPN’s commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYS in 1993. Follow The 2015ESPYS on Twitter @ESPYS.



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