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Sam “Sweet Feet” Gordon Dominates… Again

sweet feet

Sam Gordon didn’t let being the smallest player in her league stop her. She didn’t let being the only girl in her age division stop her. The phenom football player made national news two years ago and even appeared on a Wheaties box. Sam took a pass on competing in football during 2013 to focus on her soccer but came back this year and made her presence known. She scored 15 touchdowns and averaged 13 yards per carry. Pretty impressive! Oh and she played defensive too where she snatch 3 interception, recovered a fumble and recorded 59 tackles.

Check out Sam’s highlight reel and be sure to subscribe to her youtube channel. She’s a breathe of fresh air and reminds us all to have fun. GREAT JOB SAM! Keep up the good work! You’re a HARDBODY!


2014 NPC Nationals in Miami

2014 NPC Nationals

The last pro qualifying event in the NPC takes place this weekend in Miami, Florida at the 2014 NPC National Championships. Expect to see close to 1,000 competitors compete at this year’s event. Over 60 pro cards are up for grabs in the men’s and women’s bodybuilding, women’s physique, bikini, figure and men’s physique divisions. Check-ins take place on Thursday, November 20th and the prejudging kicks things off on Friday at 1pm. For more information and tickets visit Follow all weekend long for photos, videos, results and more.


Thursday – November 20, 2014
9am – 9pm – NPC/Promoter’s Office – Hyatt Regency
3pm – 4pm – NPC Trustees Meeting – James L. Knight
4pm – 6pm – NPC Board of Governors Meeting – James L. Knight
1pm – 8pm – Weigh-in/Check-in – All Athletes – James L. Knight
24 Hours Microwave Room Hyatt Regency
24 Hours by appointment – ProTan Spray Tanning

Friday – November 21, 2014
11:45am – Men’s BB Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
1pm – Men’s BB Prejudging – James L. Knight
1pm – Women’s Physique Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Women’s Physique Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Bikini Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Bikini Prejudging – James L. Knight
24 Hours Microwave Room Hyatt Regency
24 Hours by appointment – ProTan Spray Tanning

Saturday – November 22, 2014
8am – Women’s Bodybuilding Meeting – James L. Knight
9am – Women’s Bodybuilding Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Men’s Physique Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Men’s Physique Prejudging – James L. Knight
Time tbd Figure Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
Time tbd Figure Prejudging – James L. Knight

4pm – All Competitors Mandatory Meeting – James L. Knight
5pm – Finals James L. Knight

AD WATCH: Choose Your Winter

choose your winter

It’s easy to come up with a million excuses to stay inside during the cold, winter months and not venture outside for a workout. In their newest ad Nike asks, “WHAT KIND OF WINTER WILL YOU CHOOSE?”

With falling temperatures and expected sub-freezing conditions on the horizon, it’s easy for some to sit back and let the weather dictate their workout. However, when equipped with the right baselayer it’s just another challenge to overcome. Athletes know that if they succumb to the elements, then someone else will take their spot.

When training in the winter months, athletes have a choice to make – take the easy road and sit it out on the sidelines, or stay in the game and take on the weather while using it to their advantage.

Nike’s latest cold weather campaign takes a playful approach to tackling the elements and “choosing your winter.” The film is the first in a multi-part series, debunking the myth that just because it’s cold outside, you have to stay inside. By wearing Nike Hyperwarm baselayer, Nike athletes can lock in their performance while simultaneously locking out the elements.

The initial film features football athletes Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, soccer players Clint Dempsey and Brad Evans, distance runner Mary Cain, figure skater Gracie Gold, snowboarder Johnnie Paxson and actor Chris O’Dowd as a weatherman.

Hockey’s Dion Phaneuf and Baseball star Yasiel Puig will also be featured later in the campaign.

What kind of winter will you choose?

news via nike

2015 ESPN Winter X Games Invited Athletes

2015 x games

The ESPN Winter X Games return to Aspen, Colorado on January 22-25, 2015. This will be the 14th consecutive year for the winter games in Aspen. The snowboarding, freeskiing, and snowmobiling competitions will be free and open to the public. The event will also play host to concerts, sports and more. Expect to see some of the top Winter Olympic athletes competing in the 2015 Winter X Games. Olympic Gold Medalist, Jamie Anderson leads the pack in the Women’s Snowboard slopestyle and other top female athletes like Torah Bright, Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington, Arielle Gold and Maddie Bowman. The rising star in the Women’s Snowboarding Superpipe is Chloe Kim. Kim was too young to be part of the Olympic team but don’t let her age fool you. She’ll be one to watch in the years to come.

Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
Torah Bright
Kelly Clark
Kaitlyn Farrington
Arielle Gold
Chloe Kim
Rana Okada

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson
Isabel Derungs
Silje Norendal
Spencer O’Brien
Sarka Pancochova
Enni Rukajärvi

Women’s Snowboarder X
Carle Brenneman
Raffaella Brutto
Yuka Fujimori
Faye Gulini
Lindsey Jacobellis
Alexandra Jekova
Dominique Maltais
Nelly Moenne Loccoz
Helene Olafsen
Eva Samkova
Chloe Trespeuch

Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Dara Howell
Kim Lamarre
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voisin

Women’s Ski Superpipe
Maddie Bowman
Roz Groenewoud
Marie Martinod
Brita Sigourney

Competition Schedule:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination
• Mono Skier X Final
• Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final
• Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination & Final
• Snowmobile Speed & Style Finals

Friday, January 23, 2015
• Snowboarder X Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Elimination
• Snowboard Big Air Final
• Snowmobile Long Jump Final

Saturday, January 24, 2015
• Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
• Snowmobile Hillcross Final
• Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
• Ski Big Air Final

Sunday, January 25, 2015
• Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
• Snowmobile SnoCross & SnoCross Adaptive Finals
• Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final

The X Games in Aspen will also feature concerts by Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo and Snoop Dogg , Jan. 22-25, 2015. For the complete list and more information on the X Games visit

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Results

The 2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Figure Pro was the final stop for the women in the Figure division. The next IFBB Pro Figure show will be the Figure International in Columbus, Ohio next March. The show drew a number of competitors but no “big names” which makes it interesting for those who enter as there’s no odds-on favorite heading into the show. Who could have predicted that Brasil’s Renata Guaraciaba would go from 16th place at the Kentucky Pro to winning in Arizona just one week later? Not this cat. She not only won but did so with in unamious fashion on the judges’ scorecards. Renata is now qualified to compete in the 2015 Figure Olympia. Coming in second was Brittany Campbell from Killeen, Texas and rounding out the top three was Megan Wyble from Lafayette, Louisiana. Jennifer Brown who finished in second at the Kentucky Pro slipped to seventh at this contest.

The Men’s Physique Pro was won by Rodney Razor.

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Figure Results
Mesa, AZ – November 15, 2014
1. Renata Guaraciaba
2. Brittany Campbell
3. Megan Wyble
4. Myra Rogers
5. Tara Ramos
6. Danielle Kifer
7. Jennifer Brown
8. Andrea Cantone
9. Ivana Ivusic
10. Krista Dunn
11. Olga Karavayeva
12. Agnes Russo
13. Emily Zelinka
14. Nancy Bowlin
15. Karen Noorlun
16. Maggie Cambronero
16. Natasha Davis
16. Sarah Dominguez
16. Robynn Europe
16. Dawn Fernandez
16. Trisha Fleischer
16. Maria Garcia
16. Samantha Maycock
16. Melanie Oberg
16. Andy Page
16. Linda Potter
16. Cinderella Richardson
16. Tamara Sedlack
16. Liane Seiwald
16. Kavvy Sonhos
16. Nicole Sturtze
16. Bojana Vasiljevic

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Men’s Physique Results
Mesa, AZ – November 15, 2014
1. Rodney Razor
2. Joseph Lee
3. Axel Alvarez
4. Otto Montgomery
5. David Gonzalez
6. Chris Griffin
7. Michael Bevins
8. Matt Christianer
9. Joe Cantu
10. Denis Gusev
11. Greg Jones
12. Nick Adams
13. Nick Olsen
14. Jake Alvarez
15. Jake Phippen
16. Eric Heidelberg
17. Matthew Wold
18. Harold Allen
18. Mariusz Czeniewicz
18. Chad Demchlk
18. Stephen Fiore
18. Roderick Gaines
18. Evan Gryka
18. Steve Moussharbash
18. Tonnell Rodrigue
18. Collin Wasiak

Give Up. That’s What They Want You To Do.

Cam Newton Beats
Hitting the gym is becoming quite the fashion statement as of late. That and wearing a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. In the a new commercial we see NFL Quarterback, Cam Newtown doing both. It’s the third commercial Beats has shown a professional athlete working out with their wireless headphones. Serena Williams was featured in September and followed by Lebron James last month.

Tough workouts are the key to Cam Newton’s performance. The wins and the losses inspire his passion. The praise and the scrutiny fuels his motivation. Cam carries all aspects of the game with him and takes them “Straight to the Gym.” Get a close-up look at his quest for greatness in the newest film in the Powerbeats2 Wireless series. – youtube

Give Up. That’s what they want you to do.
Stop. That’s what they want you to do.
You’re not the best. That’s what they say.
Come on, let’s be great.

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Competitor Lists

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro

This marks the final IFBB Pro Figure show of the 2014 calendar year. The 2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pr will feature the Pro Figure and Pro Men’s Physique. The event is held in conjunction with a NPC National Qualifier in Mesa, Arizona. Prejudging takes place on November 14, 2014 at 7pm and the Finals will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 6pm. The even will be held at the Mesa Arts Center – 1 East Main Street.

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Competitor Lists (Updated November 10th – 5pm MST)
Mesa, Arizona – November 14-15, 2014

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Figure Competitors
Nancy Bowlin
Jennifer Brown
Maggie Cambronero
Brittany Campbell
Andrea Cantone
Natasha Davis
Sarah Dominguez
Krista Dunn
Robynn Europe
Dawn Fernandez
Trisha Fleischer
Maria Garcia
Renata Guaraciaba
Ivana Ivusic
Olga Karavayeva
Danielle Kifer
Samantha Maycock
Karen Noorlun
Melanie Oberg
Andy Page
Lidna Potter
Tara Ramos
Cinderella Richardson
Myra Rogers
Agnes Russo
Tamara Sedlack
Liane Seiwald
Kavvy Sanhos
Nicole Sturtze
Bojana Vasiljevic
Megan Wyble
Emily Zelinka

2014 IFBB Felicia Romero Pro Men’s Pyhsique Competitors
Nick Adams
Harold Allen
Axel Alvarez
Jacke Alvarez
Michael Bevins
Joe Cantu
Matt Christianer
Mariusz Czeniewicz
Stephen Fiore
Roderick Gaines
David Gonzalez
Evan Gryka
Denis Gusev
Eric Heidelberg
Greg Jones
Joseph Lee
otto Montgomery
Steve Moussharbash
Nick Olsen
Jacke Phippen
Rodney Razor
Tonnell Rodrigue
Matthew Wold

2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Results

Congratulations to California’s Janelle Saitone-McGuire on her first IFBB Pro win. She took top honors at the 2014 IFBB Iron Games Pro Bikini in Culver City, California. The win qualifies Janelle for the 2015 Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas, Nevada. The blonde beauty beat out the favorite, at least on paper before the show, Christie Marquez. Coming on strong in her second pro show in the Bikini division was Tatiana Koshman. This was her second top five finish in as many shows. Rounding out the top five were Ivete Carreon and Michelle Mein. Iveth took top honors in the Masters show with Michelle in second.

2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Results
Culver City, California – November 8, 2014
1. Janelle Saitone-McGuire
2. Christie Marquez
3. Tatiana Koshman
4. Iveth Carreon
5. Michelle Mein
6. Annie Parker
7. Yarishna Ayala
8. Lisa Asuncion
9. Jessica James
10. Jaclyn Wilson
11.Queenie Pe Benito
12. Lisandra McGrath
13. Kristen Moffett
14. Harriet Davis
15. Emily Nicholson
16. Lisa Roy
16. Christina Williams
16. Emma Fernandez

2014 IFBB IRON GAMES Pro Bikini Master Results
Culver City, California – November 8, 2014
1. Iveth Carreon
2. Michelle Mein
3. Lisandra McGrath
4. Kristen Moffett
5. Harriet Davis
6. Emma Fernandez
7. Emily Nicholson
8. Lisa Roy

Narmin Assria Retains Iowa Pro Crown – Complete Results

iowa pro bikini results

California’s Narmin Assria successfully defended her Iowa Pro Bikini title on Saturday, November 9th in Davenport Iowa. In one of the bigger fields of the year, the IFBB Iowa Pro attracted twenty five pros to the stage. Narmin might be one of the smallest competitors in the division but she unanimously stood tall on the judges’ scoresheet. Coming in second was Katherine Ampolini from New York, New York. Georgia’s Kena Yancey was right behind her in third place and rounding out the top five was Breena Martinez and Sheen Jayne Anderson. Narmin is now qualified to compete in the 2015 Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014 IFBB Iowa Pro Bikini Results
Davenport, Iowa – November 8, 2014
1. Narmin Assria
2. Katherine Ampolini
3. Kenea Yancey
4. Breena Martinez
5. Sheena Jayne Anderton
6. Denita Clark
7. Catherine Radulic
8. Jessica Lynn
9. Andienne Grenshaw
10. Lindsey Wells
11. Summer Bernard
12. Katherine Williams
13. Sarah James Brown
14. Karey Grabrow
15. Solmay Hernandez
16. Melissa Brizic
16. Alexa Hotaling
16. Michelle Trasey Hutton
16. Anna Kiseleva
16. Michon Leddy
16. Jeri Rease
16. Nina Silic
16. Jen Stevens
16. Beth Transue
16. Kristie Trasey Winter

2014 NPC Music City Muscle Results

2014 Music City Muscle

The 2014 NPC Music City Muscle was the biggest show in Tennessee EVER. Promoters Brandy Leaver and Brandon Curry did a tremendous job with the show and always treat everyone with respect and class. That goes for the last place competitor to the staff, judges and fans. The show was not a national qualifier however that didn’t keep the numbers down. Over 400 competitors registered for the event featuring figure, bikini, women and men’s physique along with men and women’s bodybuilding. Congratulations to all the competitors who met their goals.

All stage photos from the event can be found here.

2014 Music City Muscle Winners

Jennifer Duncan – Women’s Physique
Hannah Barnes – Novice Bikini
Angela Diaz – Open Bikini
Desirie Crowe – Masters Bikini
Destiny Martinez – Novice Figure
Wally Gravett – Open Figure

overall men winners

Blaze Long – Novice Men’s Physique
Ali Abuhassan – Open Men’s Physique
Jerry Brenneman – Novice Bodybuilding
John Manning – Junior Bodybuilding
Jeramy Buchanan – Open Bodybuilding


2 Carolyn Rudin 1
1 Jetaun Quarles 2
3 Jan Aughenbaugh 1
# Up to & incl. 5’4″ PLACE
5 Jennifer Duncan 1
6 Dawn Minkley* 2
7 Samantha Sanders 3
4 Melody Watson 4
# Over 5’4″ PLACE
8 Alyse Masserano* 1
10 Jessica Wood 2
9 Layla Hannah* 3
# Age 35-45 PLACE
11 Dawn Jones 1
12 Alyse Masserano* 2
13 Layla Hannah* 3
# Age 45-50 PLACE
14 Dawn Minkley* 1
# Age 50+ PLACE
15 Sherri Doyle 1
# Up to & incl. 5’4″ PLACE
22 Brittany Mims 1
17 Felicia Negron 2
32 Jennifer Murphy 3
30 Lauren Ingram 4
36 Jenny Goforth 5
25 Alie Rountree 6
20 Michelee Bechthold* 7
33 Jodi Grieshop 8
23 Hannah Bagwell 9
29 Ashley Tripp 10
27 Angela Elliott 11
21 Mallory Blake 12
34 Carrie Garner* 13
18 Maria Tarum* 14
38 Sarah Moore 15
39 Angela Davis* 16
24 Kayla Mihalinec 16
35 Lindsey Cauthen 16
37 Kristen Ashford 16
19 Hannah Sommers 16
28 Pam Bixenman 16
26 Montaqua Austin* 16
16 Olivia Hart 16
31 Hailey Stewart 16
# Over 5’4″ up to 5’6″ PLACE
48 Julianna Hackworth 1
50 Miranda Morrow 2
41 Tatum Merbitz 3
43 Lauren Bowling 4
46 Una Smith* 5
40 Candice Cherry 6
45 Ashley Brown 7
44 Michelle Leachman 8
47 Heidi Smith 9
42 Jillian Russell 10
49 Chanda Beach* 11
# Over 5’6″ PLACE
63 Hannah Barnes 1
53 Chelsey Burke 2
58 Christine Kanuch 3
54 Demetris Chaney* 4
52 Kristina Wiest* 5
60 Lindsay Lavigne 6
65 Cayla Stroud 7
57 Jessica Hausberger* 8
55 Jennifer Moore* 9
61 Jill Mullen 10
64 Kim Collins 11
62 Nakima Dixon 12
56 Kimberly Walter* 13
59 Tara Sargent 14
51 Stephanie Richardson 15
# Up to & incl. 5’2″ PLACE
70 Angela Diaz 1
66 Desirie Crowe* 2
69 Wendy Hyde* 3
67 Leah Wolfe* 4
68 Kimberly Predmore* 5
# Over 5’2″ up to 5’4″ PLACE
74 Taylor Bergen 1
75 Carla Fort 2
84 Kaylin Porter 3
81 Allie Chatham 4
77 Wendy Reuter 5
85 Tiffany Smith 6
89 Carole-Denise Greenway 7
87 Shauna Green 8
82 Jessica Driskell 9
80 Karlie Wright 10
90 Carly Kubanyi* 11
86 Kristyna Valjaskova 12
79 Joy Tacadena 13
78 Marybeth Rice 14
71 Judi Godwin* 15
88 Heather Stachel 16
72 Stephanie Baswell 16
76 Madison Leibach 16
83 Carleigh Hayes 16
73 Rachel Barnett* 16
# Over 5’4″ up to 5’6″ PLACE
105 Kim Jinhee 1
93 Ashley Mosier 2
102 Casey Horton 3
96 Alecia Drake* 4
99 Jesse Pittman* 5
91 Carman Charland 6
101 Kim Carter* 7
104 Cynthia Howell 8
98 Kyungri Mason 9
95 Maral Darakhshanian 10
100 Jenna Stafford 11
97 Melissa King 12
103 Monica Cummings 13
94 Jenica Coleman 14
92 Jessica Hiltenbrand 15
# Over 5’6″ PLACE
115 Katie Kimmitt 1
112 Ace Cross Crook 2
110 Jennifer Galloway 3
114 Mara Poole 4
111 LaToya Wilkerson 5
109 Justine Tyler 6
113 Tonia O’Neill* 7
108 Ginz Pisut* 8
107 Chanel McGee 9
106 Amanda Krumnow 10
# Age 16-19 PLACE
116 Jesse Pittman* 1
117 Haley Thompson 2
# Age 35-45 Class A Up to 5’4″ PLACE
119 Desirie Crowe* 1
128 Wendy Hyde* 2
126 Carly Kubanyi* 3
122 Leah Wolfe* 4
120 Michelee Bechthold* 5
124 Lesley Murray 6
121 Angela Davis* 7
129 Carrie Garner* 8
130 Alicia Smith 9
123 Rachel Barnett* 10
118 Maria Tarum* 11
125 Montaqua Austin* 12
127 Shirley Gadde 13
# Age 35-45 Class B Over to 5’4″ PLACE
142 Dietre Ffrench 1
136 Demetris Chaney* 2
137 Jennifer Moore* 3
133 Una Smith* 4
132 Alecia Drake* 5
140 Kim Carter* 6
139 Jessica Hausberger* 7
135 Kristina Wiest* 8
141 Tonia O’Neill* 9
134 Ginz Pisut* 10
138 Kimberly Walter* 11
131 Chanda Beach* 12
# Age 45+ PLACE
144 Judi Godwin* 1
145 Kimberly Predmore* 2
143 Pam Bixenman 3
# Up to & incl. 5’4″ PLACE
151 Destitny Martinez 1
146 Shameka Freeman 2
150 Brittany Bradey 3
152 Ahsley Bowman 4
148 Kim Roek* 5
147 Sonya Ewing* 6
149 Leslie Will* 7
# Over 5’4″ up to 5’6″ PLACE
154 Christy Huff* 1
157 April Fuqua* 2
156 AJ Harrison 3
153 Kelley Paige 4
158 Michelle Murphy 5
155 Olga Bernaz* 6
# Over 5’6″ PLACE
160 Sloan Ashworth 1
159 Leks Stanic 2
161 Wanda Charland* 3
# Up to & incl. 5’2″ PLACE
165 Wally Gravett* 1
162 Elsa Brassel* 2
164 Nina Cook 3
163 Cheri Potter 4
# Over 5’2″ up to 5’4″ PLACE
169 Nicol Wicker 1
167 Lyndsey Cole 2
168 Jennifer Toney* 3
170 Anita Royka* 4
166 Whitney Bertsch 5
# Over 5’4″ up to 5’6″ PLACE
174 Melissa Jones 1
173 Kelly Gray  2
175 Shelly Southerland* 3
176 Siris Carrasco 4
172 Latasha Ellenburg 5
171 Misty Collins* 6
# Over 5’6″ PLACE
179 Heather Swallows 1
186 Lauren Lovelday 2
185 Janice Hayden* 3
184 Wendy Newbegin* 4
178 Lisa Moredock* 5
183 Meryam Chumley* 6
177 Janie Jackson 7
181 April Bostick* 8
182 Doreen Richardson* 9
180 Tracy Leffel 10
# Age 35-45 PLACE
189 Wally Gravett* 1
198 Christy Huff* 2
193 Anita Royka* 3
187 Elsa Brassel* 4
202 Shelly Southerland* 5
195 Janice Hayden* 6
203 Meryam Chumley* 7
201 April Fuqua* 8
197 Wendy Newbegin* 9
191 Jennifer Toney* 10
190 Kim Roek* 11
199 Lisa Moredock* 12
196 Wanda Charland* 13
200 April Bostick* 14
194 Misty Collins* 15
192 Leslie Will* 16
188 Sonya Ewing* 16
# Age 45+ PLACE
206 Doreen Richardson* 1
204 Terrilynn Walston 2
205 Olga Bernaz* 3
# Age 16-19 PLACE
209 Michael Johnson* 1
208 Zach Beech 2
210 Mitchell Barrett 3
211 Justen Pollock 4
207 Hal Fisher 5
212 Victor Putala 6
# Age 35-45 PLACE
224 Marlo Buttler 1
221 Aaron Blair* 2
213 James Harris* 3
215 Sean McCallister* 4
217 Jeff Jolley* 5
220 Frank Baskerville* 6
222 Steven Bond 7
219 Mike Williams* 8
216 Roberto Blackmon* 9
218 Cory Wells* 10
223 Jason Fults 11
214 Jeremy Hargrove 12
# Age 45-50 PLACE
228 Dewayne Holifield 1
231 James Yates* 2
227 Eric Snyder* 3
229 Billy Miller* 4
230 Robert Fontaine 5
226 Rob Higgins 6
225 Gary Hollister 7
# Age 50+ PLACE
233 Ronald Cartmell* 1
232 Mark Rhoades* 2
234 Alvin Hardemon 3
235 Lonny Bickley 4
237 Stephone Duncan 5
238 Chuck Thompson* 6
236 Ronnie Neff 7
 Novice MEN’S
# Up to & incl. 5’8″ PLACE
246 Nyahuma Fort 1
240 Jonathan Gwaltney 2
242 Eric Holford 3
243 James Harris* 4
241 Joseph McKenna 5
245 Drew Zortman 6
239 Quran Rich 7
244 Chuck Thompson* 8
# Over 5’8″ PLACE
252 Blaze Long 1
249 Jeff Jolley* 2
256 Jason Norris 3
251 Eric Drake 4
258 Richard Beach 5
257 Corey Nieto 6
309 Nick Lasater 7
259 Trevor Patton 8
254 Eric Snyder* 9
247 Roberto Blackmon* 10
250 Joseph Buchanan 11
253 Dustin Evans 12
255 Christopher MacDonald 13
248 Clyde Barrett 14
# Up to & incl. 5’6″ PLACE
263 Rene Payong 1
260 EJ Williams 2
261 Dai-Hai Phan 3
262 Jeffrey Boyd 4
# Over 5’6″ up to 5’8″ PLACE
277 Tommy Anderson Jr. 1
266 Copernicus Johnson 2
264 Nathan Boswell 3
269 Sean McCallister* 4
268 Curtiss Carr 5
272 Robert Macri 6
270 Markus Norris 7
267 Paul Smith 8
276 Derick Parker 9
271 Mark Rhoades* 10
274 Charles McDowell 11
273 Chad Boyd 12
275 Jacob Smith 13
278 Brandon Holloway 14
265 Daniel Forero 15
# Over 5’8″ up to 5’10” PLACE
293 Ali Abuhassan 1
292 Michael Johnson* 2
283 Rakeem Gayle 3
280 Chris Dorn 4
281 Zerian Williams 5
285 Dwight Wilson 6
284 Kyle Winters 7
286 Stephen Pullen 8
279 Ronald Cartmell* 9
288 David La Rosa 10
290 Billy Miller* 11
291 Justin Jacobes 12
282 Cody Caruthers 13
289 Stevie Jones 14
287 Thad Davenport 15
# Over 5’10” PLACE
304 Hakeem Abdul-Saboor 1
307 Michael McConnell 2
298 William Franklin 3
310 Jonathan Zydel 4
306 Delbrieo Slaughter 5
303 Aaron Blair* 6
296 Frank Baskerville* 7
302 James Yates* 8
297 Kevin Greene 9
308 Will Akins 10
301 Michael Roura 11
311 Matt Corson 12
295 Mike Williams* 13
294 Cory Wells* 14
305 Phillip Kitchens 15
299 Jacob Wagoner 16
300 Christopher Baxter 16
NOVICE BB: Lightweight
# Up to & incl. 165.25 PLACE
312 Seth Buch 1
316 Steven Anderson 2
313 Chevy Estas 3
314 Christopher Ashley 4
315 Tim Blair* 5
317 Mitsunori Misawa 6
NOVICE BB: Middleweight
# Over 165.25 up to 187.25 PLACE
318 Jerry Brenneman 1
319 Matthew Jordan 2
323 Josh Scott 3
324 Ryan Sulikowski 4
320 Troy Zanko* 5
321 Jonathan Defago 6
322 Tony Pollard 7
325 Joe Bostick 8
NOVICE BB: Heavyweight
# Over 187.25 PLACE
326 Jeremy Goforth 1
332 Dacota Echols 2
331 Taylor Wangrud 3
327 Chris Hicks 4
330 Austin Stratton 5
329 Scott Rymer 6
328 Zac Roberts 7
JUNIOR BB: Lightweight
# Up to & incl. 165.25 PLACE
334 Jeffrey Pulford* 1
333 Andrew Cina* 2
JUNIOR BB: Middleweight
# Over 165.25 up to 187.25 PLACE
340 John Manning 1
336 Matt Altheim 2
337 James Johnson* 3
335 Sean Nanney* 4
338 Terrence Jones 5
339 George Brown* 6
JUNIOR BB: Heavyweight
# Over 187.25 PLACE
342 Chris Dichiara 1
341 Jamal Shakeenab* 2
343 Eric Tidmore 3
# Age 16-19 PLACE
348 Sean Nanney* 1
344 Nick Hill 2
349 Andrew Cina* 3
346 Branston Carnahan 4
345 Nathan Eckerson 5
347 Kody Gray 6
350 Rick Lanzilotta* 1
352 Jamal Shakeenab* 2
353 Jeffrey Pulford* 3
351 Terrence Jones 4
# Age 40-49 PLACE
359 Brian Strock* 1
356 James Johnson* 2
354 John Titus 3
357 Louis Vick 4
355 Troy Zanko* 5
358 Jack Roek* 6
361 Steve Murphy  7
360 Tim Blair* 8
362 Eric Tidmore 9
# Age 50-59 PLACE
364 Ronnie Aldrich* 1
367 David Cox*  2
363 R.D. Noren II* 3
365 Billy McDonald 4
368 Frank Daniels 5
366 George Woods 6
369 Donald Wolf* 7
# Age 60-69 PLACE
372 George Brown* 1
371 Mitch Spence 2
370 James Howarth 3
OPEN BB: Lightweight
# Over 143.25 up to 154.25 PLACE
373 R.D. Noren II* 1
OPEN BB: Middleweight
# Over 154.25 up to 176.25 PLACE
376 Jeramy Buchanan 1
378 Zach Martin 2
379 Stanley Blair 3
374 Ronnie Aldrich* 4
377 Rick Lanzilotta* 5
380 Adam Wicker 6
381 Qasim Alsetri 7
375 Cameron Harmon 8
OPEN BB: Light-Heavyweight
# Over 176.25 up to 198.25 PLACE
391 William Benny Blair 1
382 Brad Mabry 2
387 Evan Revoir 3
388 Brian Strock* 4
389 David Cox*  5
383 DeQuan Adams 6
390 Mitch Rutherford 7
386 Jarvis Johnson 8
385 Michael Sparkman 9
384 Jack Roek* 10
OPEN BB: Heavyweight
# Over 198.25 PLACE
395 Paul Glissen 1
392 Reed Stevenson 2
393 Austin Jones 3
394 Antoine Anderson 4
396 Donald Wolf* 5


2014 IFBB Irongames Pro Bikini Competitors

2014 irongames bikini

Culver City, California will play host to another pro bikini competition this weekend. The winner will qualify for the 2015 Olympia and the second through fifth place finishers will earn points towards the Olympia Point Series. There isn’t a clear cut favorite in this line up and it’s anyone’s show to win. Nicole Ankney could be considered the favorite after her win at the Sacramento Pro and will look to make it two in a row. Christie Marquez is one to watch as she’s coming off a top five finish last weekend in Sacramento. It will be interesting to see how Tatiana Koshman fairs in this line up. She was fifth in her Bikini debut at the Phoenix Pro but carries more muscle than the other women in this lineup.

2014 IFBB Irongames Pro Bikini Competitors UPDATED November 3, 2014 – 530pm MST
Culver City, California – November 8, 2014
Nicole Ankney
Lisa Asuncion
Yarishna Ayala Otero
Iveth Carreon
Queenie Pe Benito
Harriet Davis
Emjoli Enriquez
Tatiana Koshman
Jessica James
Christie Marquez
Lisandra McGrath
Michelle Mein
Kristen Moffet
Emily Nicholson
Annie Parker
Lisa Roy
Janelle Saitone-McGuire
Christina Williams
Jacklyn Wilson

2014 IFBB Iowa Pro Bikini Competitors

iowa pro bikini

This weekend, November 8th, over twenty women will compete for the coveted Olympia Bikini qualification. Narmin Assria will be back to defend her title and if you were to bet on who will be in the top callout she’d be one of them. The show will be healed in conjunction with the NPC Battle of Champions with guest poser Dexter Jackson in attendance.

2014 IFBB Iowa Pro Bikini Competitor List UPDATED November 8th – 5:30pm
Davenport, Iowa
Katherine Ampolini
Sheena Jayne Anderton
Narmin Assria
Summer Bernard
Melissa Brizic
Denita Clark
Adrienne Grenshaw
Karey Grabow
Solmay Hernandez
Alexa Hotaling
Michelle Trasey Hutton
Sarah James Brown
Anna Kiseleva
Michon Leddy
Catherine Radulic
Jeri Rease
Nina Silic
Jen Stevens
Lindsey Wells
Katherine Williams
Beth Transue
Kristie Trasey Winter
Kenea Yancey

For more information visit:

2014 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Competitor Lists

2014 Kentucky Muscle

The 2014 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro will feature the Women’s Figure division and the Men’s Physique competition. The Figure show always draws large numbers and this year is no different with over 30 women slated to compete. The competition takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on November 8, 2014.

2014 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Competitor Lists
Louisville, Kentucky – November 8, 2014

2014 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure Competitors
Yolanda Anthony
Corinna Booth
Tatum Bounds
Jennifer Brown
Kim Clark
Jen Cordovez
Cheryl Davis
Sarah Dominguez
Krista Dunn
Maria Garcia
Renata Guaraciaba
Ivan Ivusic
Charmayne Jackson
Vanessa Jacobs
Olga Karavayeva
Kamla Macko
Bernadette Matassa
Samantha Maycock
Alina McCabe
Andy Page
Tara Ramos
DJ Rengert
Cinderella Richardson
Myra Rogers
Agnes Russo
Liane Seiwald
Carly Starling Horrell
Bernita Stuckey
Suni Sweeney
Jerrica Thomas
Teela Thompson
Chioma Uwasomba
Christina Watson
Christina Woodward
Megan Wyble
Emily Zelinka

2014 IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Andrea Adams
Michael Anderson
John Arterberry
Paul Batrony
Michael Blevins
George Brown
Duane Brickhouse
Marcellus Campbell
Jacques Dalce, Jr.
Damir Delic
Brian Upstein
David Gonzalez
Denis Gusev
Eric Heidelberg
David Herskovitz
Deverell Maxwell
Chris Mosher
Lance Phillips
Rodney Razor
Derrick Wade
Matthew Wold
Alp Yurteri

Schedule of Events:

November 7, 2014:
IFBB Pro Figure & Pro Men’s Physique
7:00pm Checkin ( At the Galt House – Host Hotel)

November 8, 2014
Kentucky International Convention Center
8am – IFBB Pro Competitor Checkin / Meeting
9am – Prejudging IFBB Pro Figure & IFBB Pro Men’s Physique
6pm – Finals IFBB Pro Figure & IFBB Pro Men’s Physique

Host Hotel:
The Galt House Hotel and Suites
140 North 4th Street
Louisville KY, 40202

For more info visit:

IFBB Ultimate Warriors Pro Results

Heather Grace from Denver, Colorado took home top honors at the IFBB Ultimate Warriors Pro held in San Diego, California. Heather is now qualified to compete in the 2015 Women’s Physique Olympia. Coming in second was Candrea Judd Adams and rounding out the top three was Leonie Rose.

IFBB Ultimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Heather Grace
2. Candrea Judd Adams
3. Leonie Rose
4. Marnie Holley
5. Jodi Marchuck
6. Lona Paula Muttoni
7. Katerina Kyptova
8. Claire O’Connell
9. Vicki Diaz
10. Gillian Ward

2014 Ultimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique Competitors

Ten women are slated to compete this weekend at the 2014 Ulimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique competition in San Diego, California. A quick look at the list, the smart bet would be on Heather Grace for the win. There are only ten women slated to compete but the event should be competitive.

2014 Ultimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
San Diego, California – November 1, 2014

Vicki Diaz
Heather Grace
Marnie Holley
Candrea Judd Adams
Katerina Kyptova
Jodi Marchuck
Loana Paula Muttoni
Claire O’Connell
Leonie Ross
Gillian Ward

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Results

europa phoenix results

Complete results for the 2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro event which featured over 160 competitors in Phoenix, Arizona.

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Results
Phoenix, AZ – October 25-26, 2014

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Fitness Results
1. Sarah Kovach
2. Whitney Jones
3. Ryall Graber
4. Chika Aluka
5. Kelcie Gahley
6. Allison Ethier
7. Nita Marquez
8. Amanda Hatfield
9. Hollie Stewart
10. Kimberly Stroup
11. Holly Semanoff
12. Shelly Paton
13. Tanis Tzavaras
14. Susana Cacavieli
15. Irene Nunn
16. Sherry Boudreau
16. Babette Mulford
16. Debbie Sizemore
16. Shannon Siemer

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Figure Results
1. Vera Mallett
2. Ivana Ivusic
3. Josie Zamora
4. Brittany Campbell
5. Tamara Sedlack
6. Beckie Boddie
7. Olga Karavayeva
8. Carly Sparling Horrell
9. Dawn Fernandez
10. Melissa Spiegel
11. Susana Ramirez
12. Shalako Bradberry
13. Amber Crowder
14. Bruna Miyagui
15. Kimberly Jones
16. Agnese Russo
16. Beckie Boddie
17. Denise Rose
18. Shianne Behan
18. Jennifer Brown
18. Kim Clark
18. Virginia Coffman
18. Sarah Dominguez
18. Elizabeth Jenkins
18. Danielle Kiffer
18. Linda Potter
18. Viviana Baca Servin
18. Lacy Smith
18. Melissa Smith
18. Karly Woodle

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Bikini Results
1. Sarah LeBlanc
2. Francesca Lauren
3. Lindsey Waters
4. Bianca Berry
5. Tatiana Koshman
6. Alexa Hotaling
7. Yarishna Ayala
8. Breena Martinez
9. Janelle Saitone-McGuire
10. Iveth Carreon
11. Edna Olivas
12. Lorena Bucio
13. Lisa Asuncion
14. Krissy Chin
15. Jessica James
16. Jennifer Stevens
17. Cindy Villalobos
18. Michelle Brannan
18. Karey A Grabow
18. Jessica Gutierrez
18. Solmay Hernandez
18. Lisette Howard
18. Jessica Lynn
18. Lisa Kelly
18. Camile Periat
18. Cecile Palacios
18. Cristina Mendivil
18. Joni Lyn Ortiz
18. Lisa Roy
18. Lindsey Wells
DNF – Sheena Jayne Anderton

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Teresita Morales
2. Heather Grace
3. Tamee Marie
4. Jamie Postill
5. La’Drissa Bonivel
6. Susan Salazar
7. Natalia Batova
8. Asha Hadley
9. Nekole Hamrick
10. Antoinette Downie
11. Margarita Charalm
12. Shannon Byers
13. Jennifer Robinson
14. Loana Paula Muttoni
15. Erin Lawson
16. Katerina Kyptova
17. Laura Boisacq
17. Andrea Ferreira
17. Cassandra Floyd
17. Marnie Holley
17. Hannah Hallman
17. Marina Lopez
17. Dawniel King
17. Jayla McDermott
17. Jodi Marchuck
17. Tannaz Malek Nasta
17. Rita Rae
17. Kelli Schrader
17. Rebecca Schubeck
17. Casie Shepherd
17. Shelly Yakimchuk
17. Tracy Weller

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Mohamed Bannout
2. Johnnie Jackson
3. Brad Rowe
4. Ben White
5. Fred Smalls
6. Grigori Atoyan
7. Pablo Ayala Zayas
8. An Nguyen
9. Franklin Roberson
10. Lloyd Dollar
11. Mike Johnson
12. Nikitas Manolakas
13. Alden Gamet

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
1. Jose Raymond
2. Mark Dugdale
3. Ahmad Ahmad
4. Tricky Jackson
5. Marvin Ward
6. John Sherman
7. Gamal Al Maadawy
8. Troy Tate
9. Leonardo Pacheco
10. Wendell Floyd
11. Peter Ciccone
12. Bola Ojex
13. Jose Bustamante
14. Marcos Cardona
15. Breon Ansley
16. Lyndon Belgrave
16. Shavis Higa
16. Lorenzo Jones
16. Hennie Kotze
16. Daron Lytle
16. Richie Langit
16. Luis Santa

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. Jason Poston
2. Michael Ferguson
3. Xavisus Gayden
4. Ryan Hinton
5. David Gonzalez
6. Damir Delic
7. Nick Adams
8. Frank Griffin
9. Matt Christianer
10. Edgar Julian Gonzalez
11. Qaadir Majeed
12. Mariusz Czerniewicz
13. Murat Demir
14. Darnell Moss
15. Chris Williamson
16. Greg Jones
17. Evan Gryka
17. Freddy Naidu
17. Pierre Vuala

Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano booked for Feb. 28th – UFC 184

UPDATE: UFC President Dana White announced today (October 29th) that Rousey Vs Zingano will be held in Los Angeles on February 28, 2015. The event will take place as the co-main event at the Staples Center.

The Women’s UFC Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano face off at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on UFC Tonight. The women will be the co-main event along side the Light-Heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

Both women are undefeated in the octagon. Before Cat’s last fight the champ shared this on instagram.

Been waiting a long time for this fight to happen… Best of luck to @CatZingano tonight 👊😼

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

There’s a mutual respect between the two women and don’t expect too much shit talking leading into the fight. Rousey is coming off a 16 second routing over Alexis Davis in 175 and Zingano won via TKO over Amanda Nunes at 178. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy to kick the new year off with one helluva show.

Lead photo via instagram

Marathoners are a Different Breed

marathoners are a different breed
The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon is quickly approaching (November 2nd) and if you’ve ever ran a marathon you know how challenging they are. Shoe maker Asics shared, “Marathoners are a different breed. We know the strength, commitment and dedication it takes to be one of the 541,000 – less than 1% of the population – who complete marathons every year. Our world is full of meticulous planning; getting up before the sun; of personal sacrifice and gasping as we struggle to finish that last mile. But there’s more to it. We do it because we love it, and because it’s fun. Most of all, we run because we can’t live without it.”


marathoners infographic


Check out the infographic by Asics.

Mikaela Shiffrin & Reusch to Develop Signature Glove

Mikaela Shiffrin signature glove

Professional alpine athlete keeps on trusting in Reusch

American Mikaela Shiffrin and German glove specialist Reusch will extend their close partnership and moreover announce a special signature glove model for the next winter season 2015/2016.

Reusch is proud to state the extension of the agreement with Mikaela Shiffrin, present and future star in professional alpine ski racing. Beside this partnership, Mikaela will participate in developing a piste skiing glove for ladies. A young and fresh glove with lots of dynamic is what we can expect.

Reusch CEO Erich Weitzmann says: “We are proud to have the chance to develop a special signature glove with Mikaela. She has already reached so much at her early age, being Olympic champion, World Champion, and winner of World Cups. All these achievements are incredibly inspiring to all of us at Reusch and we will keep on working hard to prove her and also all our athletes, our retailers and end consumers out there that all our products will benefit from this positive energy.”

And it is not only the Reusch team that is celebrating the partnership and the fruitful exchange with professional athletes.

“I feel honored and excited to soon create my own signature glove with Reusch for my free skiing time out there! It will be a glove that my family, friends and all my fans can wear and have some fun with on the slopes. All I have been winning I won with Reusch. They just develop the best products in terms of fit and protection. For me there haven’t been any doubts that Reusch and their gloves will accompany me for many more years. I have to concentrate on so many things during my job; so knowing that Reusch takes care of my hands is a relief I am thankful for!” replies Mikaela Shiffrin.

To Mikaela and all our partner athletes we wish the best of luck for the upcoming World Cup season! Thanks you for trusting in Reusch!

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2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Results

2014 Titans Grand Prix

Tamee Marie can head into the new year a bit more relaxed now that’s she’s qualified for the 2015 Olympia. She beat out a competitive field at the 2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro for her third Women’s Physique win of the year. The win qualifies her for next year’s Olympia. Coming in second was Katerina Kyptova and rounding out the top three was Desunka Dawson from Dallas, Texas. The men’s physique competition was won by Xavius Gayden.

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Results
Culver City, California – October 18, 2014

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Tamee Marie
2. Katerina Kyptova
3. Desunka Dawson
3. Leonie Rose
5. Loana Paula Muttoni
6. Jodi Marchuk
7. Erin Lawson
8. Candrea Judd-Adams
9. Twana Barnett-Ferguson
10. Marnee Winn
11. Andrea Ferreira
12. Shannon Byers
13. Marina Lopez
14. Robin Connell
15. Natalia Batova
16. Kelli Schrader

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. Xavius Gayden
2. Jake Alvarez
3. Arya Saffaie
4. Joseph Lee
5. Dean Balabis
6. Nick Adams
7. Kyle Moore
8. Michael Saffaie
9. Donte Tanner
10. Jonny Bernstein
11. Tyler Anderson
12. Greg Jones
13. Carlos Ferrer
14. T.A. Martin
15. Darnell Moss
16. Todd Abrams
16. Ronald Alexander
16. Kameron Bailey
16. Tracy Burr
16. Mariusz Czerniewicz
16. Murat Demir
16. Rodney Razor
16. Robert Simpson
16. Tony Tirado

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Competitor Lists

The 2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro will feature the Bikini and Men’s Physique divisions. The odds-on favs heading into the show have to be Stephanie Mahoe and Bianca Berry. Stephanie is coming off an appearance at the Olympia and Bianca has been on a roll since her return to competition this summer.

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Competitor Lists
Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 18, 2014

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Bikini
Gigi Amurao
Stefanie Bambrough
Bianca Berry
Denita Clark
Elia Fernandez
Jazmeen Hernandez
Jessica James
Ruth Jean
Michelle Johnson
Anna Kiseleva
Stephanie Mahoe
Shandy Ortiz
Catherine Radulic
Jessica Renee
Sana Shah
Michelle Sylvia

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Men’s Physique
Matthew Acton
Andre Adams
Anton Anitpov
Emmanuel Banks
Justin Busiere
Joe Cantu
Jacques Dalce, Jr
Brian Epstein
Michael Ferguson
Daniel Garcia
Denis Gusev
Sheridan Hause
David Herskovitz
Ron Knighton
Muhsin Nasir
Aaron O’Connell
Butch Rolle
Pierre Vuala
Jermaine Ward

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Competitor Lists

The IFBB Titans Grand Prix Competitor lists have been announced for the October 18th competition in Culver City, California. The men and women’s physique will be held in conjunction with a NPC event.

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Women’s Physique:
Twana Barnett
Natalia Batova
Shannon Byers
Robin Connell
Andrea de Carvalho Ferreira
Candrea Judd Adams
Katerina Kyptova
Erin Lawson
Marina Lopez
Jodi Marchuck
Tamee Marie
Loana Paula Muttoni
Leonie Rose
Kelli Schrader
Marnee Winn

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Men’s Physique:
Todd Abrams
Nick Adams
Ron Alexander
Jake Alvarez
Tyler Anderson
Kameron Bailey
Dean Balabis
Jonny Bernstein
Tracy Burr
Mariusz Czerniewicz
Murat Demir
Carlos Ferrer
Xavisus Gayden
Greg Jones
Joseph Lee
T.A. Martin
Kyle Moors
Darnell Moss
Rodney Razor
Arya Safaie
Michael Saffaie
Robert Simpson
Donte Tanner
Tony Tirado

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Men’s Masters Physique:
Todd Abrams
Ron Alexander
Tracy Burr
Murat Demir
Greg Jones
James Pante
Robert Simpson
Donte Tanner
Tony Tirado

US Wins First Major Women’s Volleyball Title

US wins first major women’s volleyball title
MILAN (AP) – Kimberly Hill led the United States to its first major women’s volleyball title, scoring 20 points in a 3-1 victory over China on Sunday in the world championships.

Hill had the final kill, and captain Christa Dietzen added 15 points in the Americans’ 27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24 victory before 12,600 fans at the Mediolanum Forum.

“We came here to make history and we made it,” said U.S. coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympic champion. “It was a tough battle, but we made it.”

The U.S. women had never won the world championships, World Cup or Olympics. The Americans finished second in the world championships in 1967 and 2002.

“It’s the first time for the USA and we made it,” said Dietzen, the Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, player who had knee surgery in December. “We represented present and future volleyball programs, but most importantly we did it together.”

The 6-foot-4 Hill, from Portland, Oregon, was selected the tournament’s most valuable player and best spiker. She was 19 of 31 with only one fault and had 13 digs and 25 excellent receptions on 39 attempts.

“I feel ecstatic and happy and just cannot believe it is real,” Hill said. “The award was a surprise and I still cannot believe it either, it is just amazing. Tonight it is everything. Eating, drinking and we are just going to celebrate being together.”

Alisha Glass of Leland, Michigan, was honored as the best setter. She had 36 running sets, 53 still sets and four faults.

“I can’t find the words,” Glass said. “I am incredibly proud of this team, of the USA Volleyball organization, everybody that played a part. It was such a team win. We did something that’s never been done. This is only the beginning. We’re going to get better and better.”

Zeng Chunlei led China with 20 points.

“I would like to congratulate Lang Ping and her team,” Kiraly said. “They played a marvelous tournament. After we got a 2-0 lead we knew China would never give up. It was a battle to the end and they have some great young players, as do we.

“I hope that we will be playing against each other in the future. It is just good for the sport to have teams with such history performing at a high level.”

In Saturday’s semifinals, the U.S. stunned top-ranked Olympic champion Brazil 3-0.

Brazil beat Italy 25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 15-7 in the bronze-medal match.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


The Vladar Company announces the world television premiere of GENERATION IRON, the 2013 documentary that serves as the first-ever contemporary update in the classic bodybuilding film series, on Friday, October 10th at 11pm ET on ESPN.

The latest installment in the popular franchise that dates back to 1977’s PUMPING IRON featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, GENERATION IRON examines the sport of professional bodybuilding as it is today and looks at the lives, attitudes and dedication of the latest generation of top bodybuilders on their journey to achieve the ultimate goal – to be crowned Mr. Olympia. The Academy Award® nominated actor Mickey Rourke narrates the film, which also features appearances by Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.

“We’re thrilled to have GENERATION IRON make its debut on ESPN, the finest TV outlet for sports programming,” said Vlad Yudin, co-founder and principal of The Vladar Company and the writer/director of the film. “GENERATION IRON has been rolling out across the world for the past year and its television premiere will bring its remarkable story to an even larger audience,” said Edwin Mejia, Producer and principal at The Vladar Company.

GENERATION IRON was released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada in September, 2013, coinciding with the 2013 Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, ringing up an opening box office total of $245,000, which made it the biggest documentary opening of 2013. The film held its position as the #1 documentary in the US at the box office for three consecutive weeks and has since grossed more than $1,000,000.00 at the worldwide box office. GENERATION IRON’s commercial success is matched by its critical acclaim, with the film scoring an 80% critics’ approval rating and an 86% audience approval rating at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The film’s success continues to grow as it debuts overseas this month as GENERATION IRON is available worldwide on iTunes as of September 9, 2014. Additionally, an Extended Director’s Cut of GENERATION IRON, which delves deeper in the lives of bodybuilding’s biggest stars and their quest to for the Mr. Olympia crown, made its iTunes debut in the U.S. on Sept 9, 2014.

More information on GENERATION IRON can be found at the film’s official website at

About The Vladar Company:
The Vladar Company is a media and entertainment company, led by Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia. Since its inception in 2008, the company has catered to the market’s growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms. The company focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood and International production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in US and international markets.

Vladar will continue to develop, finance and release projects in different formats as well as create and build brands with partners and investors around the world. Vladar will also focus on creating and developing new distribution models and contribute to the success of independent film and TV production. Its sales and operations will expand nationally and internationally.

espnW Announces Sponsors for its Fifth Annual Women + Sports Summit


espnW Announces Sponsors for its Fifth Annual Women + Sports Summit
Today espnW announced the roster of sponsors for its fifth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota. This year’s Summit, held October 8-10 in Dana Point, Calif., is themed “Making an Impact” and will again gather thought leaders and influencers from the sports industry and beyond to focus on creating greater opportunity for women in sports. Toyota returns as the presenting sponsor, along with returning sponsors CoverGirl, Gatorade, JBL and Under Armour. The latest blue-chip company to join the roster is EY.

In addition to branding and on-site integrations, the sponsorships feature digital and social activations across espnW’s platforms. As presenting sponsor, Toyota will again recognize and honor three “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports.
Beauty and cosmetics partner CoverGirl will showcase its #GirlsCan campaign through print and digital quote tiles featuring female athletes who have broken barriers throughout history. The brand will also gift guests with products at the Summit’s gifting suite.

Gatorade, the sports nutrition sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, will provide guests with Gatorade products at all “points of sweat” throughout the venue, including morning runs, core training, surfing, yoga and cycling. James Carter from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute will participate in the Summit’s performance panel, “Human Potential and Pushing Beyond Our Limits.”

JBL, the official sound partner, will gift guests with their latest JBL Reflect BT Wireless Sport headphones, a product developed with key insights and feedback provided by 2013 Summit attendees. JBL will also present Surf Camp at the Summit, with hands-on surf instructions in and out of the water during the Summit sport activities sessions.

Under Armour, the Summit’s official training partner, will gift all attendees with innovative apparel, footwear and accessories from their elevated women’s collection. The brand will also present Todd Durkin’s I.M.P.A.C.T Challenge, as well as yoga classes with international instructor Kathryn Budig, as part of the Summit’s sports activities.

The Summit’s newest partner, EY, will be featuring its Women Athletes Business Network, a program focused on harnessing the untapped leadership potential of female athletes after their retirement from sport. Athletes and executives will have an opportunity to sign up for the program in the gifting suite.

The Summit will be held for the second straight year at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. For more information about The espnW: Women + Sports Summit and to see the complete agenda visit or follow on Twitter with @espnW and #espnWsummit.

About espnW
espnW serves women who love sports. provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW.

2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Competitors & Hardbody Preview

2014 Nordic Pro

The IFBB PROS will be back in action this weekend at the 2014 Nordic Pro. The competition will feature the men’s bodybuilding and women’s pro bikini. Anna Virmajoki took top honors last year and one to watch again this year. Although she beat a number of the women on the list last year, she’ll have a much tougher road to the top this time around. Tawna Eubanks has won two shows already this year and would be a likely candidate for number three. I like the look that Margret Gnarr and Christina Strom Fjaere bring to the stage. They have more a more athlete look to their bikini bodies than some of the other women. Noemi Olah will be one to watch in this lineup as she’s coming off a second place finish last week at the Prague Pro. Michelle Lewin is a fan favorite and this will be her first test as a pro in the International competition. She was on the outside of the Olympia Point Series by a single point and depending on which look she brings could be one to watch. She often carries too much muscle in her legs for the judges’ liking. Sara Back will be making her IFBB Pro debut and one of Finland’s finest. She took top honors at the 2013 Arnold Europe competition.

2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Bikini Competitors
Valeria Ammirato, Germany
Sara Back, Finland
Lacey DeLuca, USA
Tawna Eubanks, USA
Christina Strom Fjaere, Norway
Aly Garcia, USA
Margret Gnarr, Iceland
Anna Larsson, Sweden
Michelle Lewin, Venezuela
Noemi Olah, Hungary
Jessica Renee, USA
Anna Virmajoki, Finland

2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Bodybuilding Competitors
Vladimir Agrinskiy, Russia
Dainius Barzinskas, Lithuania
Robert Burneika, USA
Oleg Emelianov, Russia
Timo Honkala, Finland
Johnnie Jackson, USA
Jeno Kiss, Hungary
Alexey Lesukov, Russia
Steve Kuclo, USA
Alexandre Nataf, France
Robert Piotrkowicz, Poland
Rudy Richards, USA
Ronny Rockell, Germany
Nikitas Sotirios Manolakas, Greece
Alex Shabunia, Belarus
Mario Van Steenberghe, Belgium
Roelly Winklaar, Curacao

The show will take place on October 11, 2014 and held in conjunction with the Nicole Wilkins Amateur Championships. Visit for more information.

IKEA asks “Have you been working out?”

ikea motivational mirror

Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA is taking the kill people with kindness and flattery approach with their new “motivational mirror”. Their Youtube channel featured the video below with the message, “With well over two-thirds of Britons claiming image insecurity and self-doubt, IKEA have today announced the launch of the ‘Motivational Mirror’ – bestowing personalised compliments to provide the nation with a much needed morale boost.”

Who doesn’t enjoy a compliment?

According to IKEA, they discovered…
• 49% of Brits receive no compliments in an average week
• 43.6 million people in the UK are self-critical about their appearance
• 33% of the nation feel they look their worst before 9am on a Monday morning
• IKEA trials ‘Motivational Mirror’ to raise the nation’s egos

Myriam Ruffo, Head of Bedrooms and Bathrooms, IKEA UK & Ireland said:

“We all know how that first look in the bathroom or bedroom mirror can determine whether we have a good or bad day. That’s why we thought – wouldn’t it be great if the mirror actually told you something positive for a change!

“It’s often the small things that make the biggest difference – something that became evident in our recently published Life at Home report which studied how Britons feel in the morning. We believe that starting the day positively, by having a good night’s sleep, quality time with loved ones, or a boost to our self-esteem, will have knock-on effects that shape not only the mood of the individual, but that of the nation.”

2014 IFBB Border States Pro Figure Results

2014 Border States Pro Figure
The IFBB Border States Pro Figure was held in San Diego, California and it was the first chance for the women in the division to qualify for the 2015 Olympia. Those who finish in second through fifth collected points towards the Olympia Point Series. Allison Frahn won her first pro show and did so in unanimous fashion on the judges’ scoresheet. Coming in second was Colorado’s Karen Noorlun and in third was Julie Mayey. There was also a Master’s Figure competition where Karen Noorlun took home top honors.

2014 IFBB Border States Pro Figure Results
1. Allison Frahn
2. Karen Noorlun
3. Julie Mayer
4. Shalako Bradberry
5. Kimberly Jones
6. Josie Zamora
7. Krista Dunn
8. Nancy Bowlin
9. Dawn Fernandez
10. Jill Dunn
11. Zsuzsanna Toldi
12. Sherlyn Roy
13. Kim Clark
14. Tamara Sedlack
15. Sidibe Khoudiedji
16. Marci Colliau
16. Darcy DeFrees
16. Jennifer DeJoya
16. Vanessa Jacobs

2014 IFBB Border States Pro Masters Figure Results
1. Karen Noorlun
2. Josie Zamora
3. Krista Dunn
4. Nancy Bowlin
5. Dawn Fernandez
6. Kim Clark
7. Sherlyn Roy
8. Tamara Sedlack
9. Marci Colliau
10. Jennifer DeJoya
11. Vanessa Jacobs

See contest photos here.

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results

2014 Prague Pro
The IFBB Pro circuit continues this weekend with the 2014 Prague Pro. The competition featured Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding and the Bikini division. There were no real surprises to those who follow the Bikini division with India Paulino the highest ranking competitor in the line-up taking home the win. The alleviates the stress from having to qualify for the 2015 Bikini Olympia for her. Noemi Olah jumped back into a top spot finishing in second. Moving up from her 16th place Olympia finish into third was Christina Strøm Fjære from Norway. This was just her third pro show and she’s one to keep an eye on in the future.

Flex Lewis defended his 212 title & Dennis Wolf wins the open bodybuilding. The big story in the men’s division was Kai Greene dropping out after prejudging citing undisclosed medical issues.

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results Bikini
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. India Paulino – $7,000
2. Noemi Olah – $4,000
3. Christina Strøm Fjære – $2,500
4. Vladimira Krasova – $2,000
5. Sofiia Tandilian – $1,500
6. Lacey Deluca – $1,000
7. Michelle Brannan – $500
8. Margret Gnarr – $500
9. Valeria Ammirato – $500
10. Aly Garcia – $500

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results 212 Bodybuilding
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. Flex Lewis – $10,000
2. Baito Abbaspour – $5,500
3. Jose Raymond – $3,000
4. Guy Cisternino – $2,000
5. Ahmad Ahmad – $1,500
6. Lee Powell – $1,000
7. Andre Regestein – $500
8. Pierre Chamoun – $500
9. Vicente Santamaria – $500
10. Terzo Mirsad – $500

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results Men’s Open Bodybuilding
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. Dennis Wolf – $60,000
2. Dexter Jackson – $30,000
3. Shawn Rhoden – $20,000
4. Roelly Winklaar – $20,000
5. Steve Kuclo – $10,000
6. Juan Morel – $5,000
7. Victor Martinez – $1,000
8. William Bonac – $1,000
9. Johnnie Jackson – $1,000
10. Ronnie Rockel – $1,000

IFBB Bikini Pro Stacey Alexander Joins Formulation One Nutrition

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Stacey Alexander has positioned herself as one of the top IFBB Bikini Pros in the world and she’s parlayed that success into a new endorsement deal. Formulation One, a growing supplement company, has announced the addition of Stacey to their expanding team of athletes. Stacey runs A-Team Training Center in Las Vegas, NV and was named Trainer of the Month earlier this year.

Congratulations Stacey and props to Formulation One for showing their support to the women’s side of the fitness industry.


Stacey Alexander Joins Formulation One Nutrition
Bikini Olympia 3rd Place Finisher Signs Exclusive Deal

Emerging supplement company Formulation One Nutrition continues its momentum with the announcement of a new addition to its Performance Team. IFBB Pro Bikini Star Stacey Alexander, a 3rd place finisher at last month’s Bikini Olympia, has signed an exclusive deal to represent the brand.

In addition to her current standing as one of the most dynamic bikini “personalities” in the world, Alexander is regarded as one of the most diverse achievers in the industry, with an extensive background in kickboxing, CrossFit and nutrition. Formulation One CEO Dan Solomon explains, “Stacey’s passion is infectious. She’s a high energy, multi-dimensional, world-class athlete, who lives each day in pursuit of peak performance. We’re very excited to welcome Stacey to our team.”

“Formulation One is a great fit for me.” says Alexander. “Not only are the products great, but the brand is well positioned to do some pretty amazing things. I’m excited to be a part of it.”

J.M. Manion, Alexander’s manager at FMG adds, “Stacey Alexander and Formulation One are a perfect match. Their combination of creative energy should translate to great things for everyone involved.”

Makers of the popular Cherry-Lemonade and Watermelon Pre-Workout, along with the All-In-One Men’s Performance Formula, Formulation One recently announced U.S. distribution with Europa Sports Products.

When Hardbody reached out to Solomon for comment, he responded, “She’s not only one of the top bikini stars in the world, but she also has enough energy to power a small country!” Hard to argue with that.

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