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2014 IFBB San Jose Pro Competitor Lists

2014 IFBB San Jose Pro Competitor Lists for the July 12th show have been released. The winner will qualify for the Olympia held in September. This weekend’s event will feature the Men and Women’s Physique divisions in conjunction with a NPC event in San Jose, California.

2014 IFBB San Jose Pro Competitor Lists:

2014 IFBB San Jose Pro Women’s Physique:
• La’Drissa Bonivel
• Margarita Charaim
• Jennifer Jacques Conn
• Gloria Faulls
• Heather Grace
• CeaAnna Kerr
• Loan Leonard
• Akane Nigro Ismeal
• Marga Lee Overby
• Carrie Simmons
• Patricia Wood

2014 IFBB San Jose Pro Men’s Physique:
• Kameron Bailey
• Jeremy Buendia
• Thomas Canepa
• Demetrious Clemons
• Chad Crouse
• Matt Dubois
• Vincent Fiore
• Felipe Franco
• Tonnell Rdrique
• Tory Woodward

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Prejudging: 9:00 am
Finals: 6:00 pm

San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos Blvd.
San Jose, CA. 95113

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Opportunity Knocks at The 2014 Figure Olympia

Figure Olympia

The 2014 Figure Olympia presents a huge opportunity for the women qualified and entering the event. This will be the 11th year the IFBB Pro Figure competition has been held during the Olympia Weekend. The final competitor list has yet to be finalized but with three shows to go it’s getting close. Three of the women who finished in last year’s top six will not be returning. Last month, Heather Dees announced she was sitting out this year’s event. Heather placed fourth at the 2012 and 2013 Figure Olympia.

Two-time Figure Olympia champion, Erin Stern made her official announcement regarding this year’s competition. She made the following post in conjunction with Oxygen magazine’s “exclusive announcement”.

“It’s official – I won’t be competing in the 2014 Figure Olympia. For the last 5 years, I’ve done upwards of 6 shows a year. I have always trained/prepped myself for shows, which can make it difficult to know when to take time off. But, I want to focus more on helping others achieve their goals, do more seminars, and finish my book. I’m also looking forward to just training! As we all know, quality improvements to the physique can’t be made overnight! The stage will be there next year Thank you….and train hard, y’all!!!”

In the Oxygen story Erin shared, “It’s not that I feel that my body won’t respond, it’s just that my bones ache!” Despite the aching bones Stern shared, “I’m toying with the idea of doing some powerlifting competitions.”

Erin had finished in the top six in each of her five Olympia appearances. Her first Olympia, in 2009 she finished in sixth and after that it was a battle between her and Nicole Wilkins for the top spot. The two went head to head with Erin winning two times and Nicole winning three.

Fitness Management Group (FMG), Mallory’s management has exclusively confirmed that Mallory Haldeman will be sitting out the Olympia. She’s finished in fifth place in 2012 and 2013. In 2012 she was awarded “rookie of the year” by Flex Magazine. Mallory skipped the Figure International the and struggled at the California’s Governor’s Cup earlier his year. She finished in sixth at the 2014 Governor’s Cup, the lowest finish of her pro figure career. FMG shared that she will look at competing later this Fall and hopes to be invited back to the 2015 Figure International.

It looks like this year’s competition could spark a new rivalry between three-time champ Nicole Wilkins and Candice Keene. Keene has yet to finish higher than third at the Olympia but you have to figure (like that unintentional pun?) this is her opportunity to move up and make a run for the top spot. Candice did beat Nicole at the 2013 New York Pro but that wasn’t the best version of Wilkins we’ve seen. Nicole was off at that show and bounced back to win her third Olympia title. If you’re gambling in Vegas this September the smart money is on the 2014 Figure Olympia title going to one of these two women.

No one is unbeatable and with half of last year’s top six sitting out, opportunity knocks for those who are qualified. If there were an Olympia Figure pecking order we could look to Ann Titone, Camala Rodriquez, Genn Strobo and Candice Lewis to be the most likely candidates to finish in the top spots. You can rule out Alicia Coates who will be competing in her first Olympia and the other women who have earned their spot in this year’s competition.

Nicole Wilkins
Candice Keene
Erin Stern
Heather Dees
Mallory Haldeman

Camala Rodriguez
Alicia Coates
Candice Lewis
Jessica Graham
Dana Ambrose
Natalia Revajova Lenartova
Ann Titone
Zsuzsanna Toldi
Gennifer Strobo
Cydney Gillon

Read more on who is in the hunt for a qualifying spot via the Olympia Point Series.

STORY UPDATED on July 9th to reflect FMG’s exclusive statement.

2014 Olympia Qualification Series By The Numbers

The IFBB Pro League introduced the Olympia Qualification Series, a points-based system in 2012. The system was designed to help determine who would qualify for the Olympia in each of the IFBB Pro League divisions. The way it works is pretty simple. The winner of each contest is qualified for the Olympia and no points are rewarded. The competitors who finish in second through fifth place receive points for their placings. The points are accumulated throughout the year and after the final qualifying event, the five competitors with the most points are qualified to compete in the Olympia.



Some divisions are a little more interesting to follow than others and in many cases will come down to the final show to determine who gets in or not. There are only a few shows remaining on the schedule before this year’s Olympia and there are a few divisions and competitors who are a lock for a qualification based on point totals and remaining shows. Let’s break each of the women’s division down by the numbers.

The following women are already qualified to compete. This doesn’t mean that each woman WILL compete, but rather they are QUALIFIED to compete.

Adela Garcia
Oksana Grishinaa
Tanji Johnson
Myriam Capes
Bethany Cisternino
Marta Aquiar
Fiona Harris

The Pro Fitness is pretty close to being determined. There’s just one pro show remaining on the schedule (Tampa Pro) for the women to qualify. The winner gets in which means we’ll likely see one more woman added by way of a victory. That is unless one of the above women already qualified competes and wins. I can’t see any of the women listed about entering the show simply because they’ll be focused on the Olympia. Mathematically four women are a lock for the Olympia based on their point totals.

Regiane Da Silva from Germany will take top honors in the point series with 18. No one can come close to knocking her out of a spot. She’s in. Next up is Danielle Ruban from Canada. She too is in after a second place finish at the Chicago Pro. While technically she could drop out of the second place spot she wouldn’t fall out of the top five. She’s a lock with 12 points. Currently sitting in third place with 9 points, Arizona’s Whitney Jones is in. She too could drop from the third place spot but not enough to be bumped out of the top five. Veteran Trish Warren is also mathematically in with 8 points. Only one person could drop her down in points but that would still give her a high enough total to be in the top five.

Amanda Hatfield is currently in the fifth, and final, spot but her five points aren’t a lock for a qualification. There’s a few scenarios that could play out where she gets bumped out of the top five or ties for fifth. Somkina Liudmila could snag a qualification if she places in the top three at the Tampa Pro, fourth would tie her with Amanda. Ryall Graber who was in last year’s Olympia is on the bubble with two points. She’ll need to win or get second to qualify. Third place would tie her with Hatfield, assuming Hatfield didn’t pick up any points in Tampa. The same scenario plays out for Kizzy Vaines as she sits with two points as well. Long shots but not impossible are Ashley Sebera, Vanda Hadarean and Tiffany Chandler, each with one point.

Regiane Da Silva – 18
Danielle Ruban – 12
Whitney Jones – 9
Trish Warren – 8
Amanda Hatfield – 5
Somkina Liudmila – 3
Ryall Graber – 2
Kizzy Vaines – 2
Ashley Sebera – 1
Vanda Hadarean – 1
Tiffany Chandler – 1

The following women are already qualified to compete. This doesn’t mean that each woman WILL compete, but rather they are QUALIFIED to compete.

Iris Kyle
Alina Popa
Debi Laszewski
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
Brigita Brezovac
Simone Oliveira
Anne Freitas
Rita Bello

There’s one remaining opportunity for the female bodybuilders to qualify. The last show on the schedule before the Olympia is the Tampa Pro held on August 8-9, 2014. The point totals are too close to call a Point Series winner but mathematically Margie Martin and Christine Envall will both be in with six points. Even if they don’t collect any more points in Tampa, the six points will be enough to keep them in the top five. After that it’s a dog fight to make it in. Alana Shipp and Lisa Giesbrecht both have five points and while it should be enough to keep them in the top five, it’s not a guarantee. Virgina Sanchez is right on the bubble in the fifth spot with three points. Tonia Moore, Juanita Blaino are currently on the outside looking in with two points and Emery Miller has one point. Tampa will be one to watch to see who ends up in the top spots.

Margie Martin – 6
Christine Envall – 6
Alana Shipp – 5
Lisa Giesbrecht – 5
Virginia Sanchez – 3
Tonia Moore – 2
Juanita Blaino – 2
Emery Miller – 1

The following women are already qualified to compete. This doesn’t mean that each woman WILL compete, but rather they are QUALIFIED to compete.

Nicole Wilkins
Erin Stern
Candice Keene
Heather Dees
Mallory Haldeman
Camala Rodrigues
Alicia Coates
Candice Lewis
Jessica Graham
Dana Ambrose
Natalia Revajova Lenartova
Ann Titone
Zsuzsanna Toldi
Gennifer Strobo
Cydney Gillon

There are three shows left for the IFBB Figure pros and there are too many scenarios that could play out. The Tournament of Champions, Tampa Pro and the Tahoe Pro are the three remaining qualifying shows. Allison Frahn has a comfortable lead but not a lock. She’ll likely be in the Olympia via points but look for her to compete in one of the remaining shows, likely the Tahoe Pro. Krista Dunn and Andrea Calhoun are in the top three with ten points each. They are in a good spot but again not a sure thing they will get in given the point totals.

Allison Frahn – 15
Krista Dunn – 10
Andrea Calhoun – 10
Sasha Brown – 8
Julie Mayer – 7
Laurie Green – 7
Monica Labriola – 6
Amanda Doherty – 6
Brooke Erickson – 4
Andrea Cantone – 4
Kati Alander – 4
Wendy Fortino – 4
Francine Sablan – 3
Ava Cowan – 3
Natalie Waples – 3
Jessica Canty – 3
Louise Rogers – 3
Beckie Boddie – 3
Latorya Watts – 3
Bojana Vasiljevic – 3

The following women are already qualified to compete. This doesn’t mean that each woman WILL compete, but rather they are QUALIFIED to compete.

Ashley Kaltwasser
Yeshaira Robles
Stacey Alexander
Nathalia Melo
India Paulino
Lacey DeLuca
Vladmiria Krasova
Jennifer Andrews
Narmin Assria
Amanda Latona
Taylor Methany Bentson
Crystal Matthews
Christie Marquez
Sarah LeBlanc
Noy Alexander
Janet Layug
Sandi Forsythe
Christina Strom Fjaere
Jenee Leger
Angela Marquez

There are five more qualifying events for the Pro Bikini division. That makes things far too complicated to call at this point. As we’ve seen the placings with bikini shows are anything but predictable. If the Olympia were next week we’d see Stephanie Mahoe, Jessica Arevalo, Dayna Maleton, Kelsie Clark & Nicola Weiterova in the show. If I was a gambler, I’d bet the top five changes from this. It will be tough for anyone to finish ahead of Stephanie Mahoe and Jessica Arevalo but mathematically possible.

Stephanie Mahoe – 19
Jessica Arevalo – 17
Dayna Maleton – 13
Kelsie Clark – 12
Nicola Weiterova – 11
Tawna Eubanks – 8
Anna Virmajoki – 7
Callie Bundy – 5

The following women are already qualified to compete. This doesn’t mean that each woman WILL compete, but rather they are QUALIFIED to compete.

Dana Linn Bailey
Tycie Coppett
Sara Hurrle
Toni West
Patricia Mello
Sabrina Taylor
Jennifer Robinson
Frances Mendez
Nathalie Falk
Juliana Malacarne
Samantha Hill
Mindi O’Brien
Tamee Marie
Leila Thompson

There are three qualifying events remaining for the IFBB Pro Women’s Physique competitors. The San Jose Pro, Golden State Pro and the Tampa Pro will determine who finishes in the top spots. Currently sitting in the top five spots are Rachel Baker, Olga Beliakova, Roxie Beckles, Jackyln Sutton-Abrams and Sandra Lombardo. Several more women could move up into the top five after the next events. This division’s top spots will likely come down to the final show in Tampa.

Rachel Baker – 11
Olga Beliakova – 8
Roxie Beckles – 7
Jacklyn Sutton-Abrams – 7
Sandra Lombardo – 7
Danielle Reardon – 6
Shawna Pringle – 6
Karin Nascimento – 6
Venus Nguyen – 5
Ericka Blockman – 5
Fabiola Boulanger – 5
Leonie Rose – 5
Mascha Tieken – 5


Division point totals provided by

2014 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results – Las Vegas, NV

vegas pro bikiniThe scores are in and Vegas’ own IFBB Bikini Pro, Stacey Alexander is your unanimous winner at the 2014 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results. The win puts Stacey back in the driver’s seat heading into the Olympia this September. The victory put Angela Marquez’s winning streak to an end. Marquez had won her last three shows but finished in the money here with a second place finish. Coming in third was Kelsie Clark and bouncing back into the top spots in fourth was Liana Hamilton. Rounding out the top five was Rachelle DeJean. Thought to be a threat for one of the top spots, Canada’s Justin Munro came in seventh.

In the Master’s Pro Bikini Iveth Carreon beat out five other women for the win.

2014 IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini Results
July 5, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV

1. Stacey Alexander
2. Angela Marquez
3. Kelsie Clark
4. Liana Hamilton
5. Rachelle DeJean
6. Lisa Asuncion
7. Justine Munro
8. Yarishna Ayala
9. Iveth Carreon
10. Jacklyn Wilson
11. Michelle Mein
12. Lisa Roy
13. Jennifer Dietrick
14. Lorena Bucio
15. Marcela Cabral
16. Mary Dent
16. Sandie Knight
16. Maysa Quy
16. Lynn Sambuco
16. Nissan Weaver
16. Lindsey Wells

2014 IFBB Patriots Masters Pro Bikini Results
July 5, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV

1. Iveth Carreon
2. Lynn Sambuco
3. Lisa Roy
4. Diana Harbot
5. Mary Dent
6. Sandie Knight

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Competitor Lists – UPDATED

chicago pro

The 2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro is one of the few remaining shows on the schedule before the Olympia. This weekend in Chicago, Illionios the IFBB Pros will be competing for that coveted spot in the Olympia. The winner of each division punches their ticket to the big show. The event is held in conjunction with a NPC show in Tinley Park, Illinois.

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Competitor Lists – UPDATED July 2, 2014
Tinley Park Convention Center – July 4-5, 2014

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Bodybuilding
1. Rita Bello
2. Juanita Blaino
3. Kim Buck
4. Maria del Carmen Gomez Segura
5. Nancy Clark
6. Christine Envall
7. Judy Gaillard
8. Mirian Gerard
9. Lisa Giesbrecht
10. Alevtina Goroshinskaya
11. Gillian Kovack
12. Janeen Lankowski
13. Zoa Linsey
14. Tananarive McGowan
15. Emery Miller
16. Emery Miller
17. Kim Perez
18. Nicole Pfuetzenreuter
19. Virginia Sanchez

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Fitness
1. Chika Aluka
2. Tiffany Chandler
3. Danielle Chikeles
4. Fiona Harris
5. Amanda Hatfield
6. Somkina Liudmila
7. Diana Monteiro
8. Danielle Ruban
9. Shannon Siemer
10. Mary Stockbridge
11. Autumn Swansen
12. Darrian Tissenbaum
13. Aurika Tyrgale
14. Eileen Wells

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Figure
1. MayLa Ash
2. Meredith Berthelson
3. Beckie Boddie
4.Chaya Boone
5. Jessica Canty
6. Jennifer Cordovez
7.Vicki Counts
8. Linda Crossley
9. Laurie Davies
10. Wendy Fortino
11. Cydney Gillon
12. Laurie Green
13. Shawn Hektor Lewis
14. Dawn Hinz-Pugh
15. Ivana Ivusic
16. Elizabeth Jenkins
17. Eleni Kritikopoulou
18. Katharine Lane
19. Julie Mayer
20. Annette Mendez
21. Bruna Miyagui
22. Heather Nappi
23. Melanise Pettee
24. Dona Pohl
25. Asher Prior
26. Roshanda Schmitt
27. Katrina Tarbox
28. Jennifer Taylor
29. Teela Thompson
30. Jacqueline Timberlake
31. Bojana Vasiljevic
32. Amy Villa Nelson
33. Rebekah Willich
34. Pamela York Slemmons

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Physique
1. Kim Baum
2. Olga Beliakova
3. La’Drissa Bonivel
4. Cassandra Floyd
5. Tracy Mason
6. Tammy Patnode
7. Jamie Pinder
8. Tish Shelton
9. Mikalia Soto
10. Jessica Bowman
11. Margarita Charaim
12. Tiffany Justice
13. Jen Louwagie
14. LaDwan McDay
15. Leila Thompson
16. Nola Trimble

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s Bodybuilding
1. Dan Decker
2. Contantinos Demertriou
3. Michael Ely
4. Timmy Gaillard
5. Marshel Herman
6. Jeff Long
7. An Nguyen
8. Jojo Ntiforo
9. Frank Roberson
10. Jonathan Rowe
11. Akim Williams
12. Keith Williams
13. Bill Wilmore
14. Eboni Wilson
15. Roelly Winklaar
16. Brian Yerskey
17. Maor Zaradez

2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding
1. Thomas Anderson
2. Carlos Ascensio
3. Lyndon Belgrave
4. Curtis Bryant
5. Marco Cardona
6. Brad Davis
7. Charles Dixon
8. Guy Ducasse
9. Mboya Edwards
10. Abiu Feliz
11. Wendell Floyd
12. Tricky Jackson
13. Rod Ketchens
14. Abbas Khtami
15. Tim McGuire
16. Fernando Noronha Almeida
17. Essa Obiad
18. Shelby Starnes
19. Petr Vanis
20. Quincy Winklaar
21. Hidetada Yamagishi

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Arnold Sports Festival Adds Pro Physique to 2015 Lineup

The Arnold Sports Festival will feature the IFBB Pro Women’s and Men’s Physique divisions for the first time in 2015. The announcement was made on Facebook and noted the first Women’s Physique Olympia winner, Dana Linn Bailey would be competing. As you might expect from a few online keyboard warriors, not every comment about the addition was positive. The Arnold Facebook page boasts over 2 million fans and with that you have to expect varied opinions on pretty much everything.

2015 arnold

When the Olympia added Physique to the 2014 event the division was validated. The announcement from the Arnold Sports Fesitval reinforces it. Competitors now have two major titles to strive for and it will ultimately help increase the numbers in the amateur ranks. If you look at the big picture, the IFBB Pro women’s physique division is still in its infancy. This year’s pro competitions have been attracting more entrants but are we seeing more ticket buying fans? As of yet, I’d guess no but like anything new time will ultimately be the deciding factor.

The challenge will be HOW to make the division appealing to fans. It’s a challenge that should be, at least in my opinion, a shared responsibility by everyone in the industry. The Pro League is helping do their part by providing competitors a stage to compete on and at the biggest events. The division has to gain more traction within the bodybuilding industry before it can gain popularity outside of it. The bodybuilding and fitness media has yet to do much on the division and you rarely see women physique competitors in any of the magazines. Men’s Physique competitors are getting more exposure in the magazines because it’s a more “mainstream look”. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing “mainstream” about the Women’s Physique division and that’s okay. The same could be said for other divisions as well, with maybe the exception of Bikini when it comes to mass appeal. It’s not a look most people can related to and that too is not a bad thing. Instead of trying to gain “mainstream” acceptance better time may be spent sharing the benefits of eating healthy, training and goal setting. Many of the pro physique competitors are doing a bang up job of promoting themselves but are missing the big picture. They share a responsibility in promoting the division as well. As Dana Linn Bailey’s husband pointed out in his Facebook comment after the announcement.

dlb comment

The 2015 Arnold Sports Fesitval will be held on March 5-8, in Columbus, Ohio. Visit for tickets and more information on next year’s events.

Heather Dees Sits Out 2014 Figure Olympia

Salt Lake City’s brightest IFBB Pro Heather Dees has been one of the most consistent Figure competitors over the past three years. That was the case until the 2014 tNew York Pro where she finished a career low, 14th.

heather dees olympia

Heather turned pro at the 2010 NPC Nationals and since then has competed in 17 pro shows. She’s been the runner-up in seven of those shows and been in the winner’s circle twice. She’s finished second at the 2013 and 2014 Figure International in Columbus, Ohio and was the runner-up at this year’s Australian Pro. The past two year’s Heather has finished in fourth place at the Olympia. You get the point, she’s a viable threat to the top five in every competition she enters. Until the 2014 New York Pro.

At last month’s New York Pro she wasn’t just off her best by a little. She was way off. Clearly something didn’t go right with her prep and she knew it. You could tell from the moment she stepped on stage this wasn’t the look the judges and fans have come to expect from her. It was obvious it wasn’t a look she was comfortable presenting.

Last weekend, Heather announced in an interview that she will be sitting out the 2014 Figure Olympia. Heather cited her health as a main concern and went on to share this will be her first offseason in four years. When it came to sitting out the Olympia she says, “It was definitely a hard decision.” Heather appears relieved by the upcoming break and understandably so. In the interview, she addressed being off the mark in New York and took ownership of not being at her best. Something many competitors fail to do and typically blame everyone but themselves.

Heather sitting out the Olympia definitely changes the landscape of this year’s Figure competition. While not confirmed, she’s likely the third woman from last year’s top six who will not be back this year. Two-time Olympia champ Erin Stern appears to be unofficially retired and fifth place finisher Mallory Haldeman will not be competing.

Keep up with Heather Dees on Facebook and Twitter to see what she’s up to in her offseason.

2014 IFBB Greater Gulf Prejudging Report

The prejudging portion of the 2014 IFBB Greater Gulf States has concluded and it looks like the competition is close in both the Women’s Physique and Bikini divisions.

prejudging new orleans

Karina Nascimento looks poised for her first win of the year in the women’s physique division. She’s currently not qualified for the Olympia and has 3 points in the Olympia Point Series. If she should finish in second she would receive four points and would be tied for third in the series. Based on how things looked at the prejudging though she is your likely champion. Tamee Marie is fresh off a win at the Omaha Pro and is giving Karina a run for her money. It looks like the judges may put her in the runner-up position. There’s no pressure but certainly bragging rights on the line. Tamee’s win in Omaha qualified her for the Olympia in September. Rounding out the top three will most likely be Leila Thompson. She was the 2013 overall NPC JR USA winner and has yet to crack the top 10 as a pro. Her last appearance was the Optimum Classic earlier this year where she finished 16th. A third place finish would be a huge improvement for her.

women's physique

The Bikini division shaped up to be the defending champ, Amanda Latona versus Sarah LeBlanc. Sarah looks to be Amanda’s biggest threat for the top spot as the two were compared next to each other and smack dab in the middle of the stage. That doesn’t always mean they are your winners but in this case it’s highly likely they are your top two. They presented similar looks today. They both have dark brown hair and were wearing a red suit. So who will win it? We’ll find out later tonight.

Two newcomers shook things up in the top spots. Jenee Leger in just her second pro show should finish in the top spots and rightfully so. Fresh off her win at the 2014 NPC JR NATIONALS, Brittany Taylor made an immediate impact. She wasn’t on the original competitors’ list and someone many may have overlooked the rookie. She appears poised to finish in the top four in her pro debut, just one week after turning pro.

bikini greater gulf

The finals take place tonight at 6:30pm. Thanks to Mark Mason for the photos.

2014 Olympia Will Be Televised on NBC Sports

Great news for Bodybuilding and Fitness fans! The 2014 Olympia contest will be shown on television. Something that hasn’t happened in THIRTY YEARS! American Media, Inc. and NBC Sports Group announced plans for two 90-minute televised features of the 50th Olympia. The specials will air on October 18 at 1:30pm EST and the second will be shown on October 25 at 5:30pm EST. The Olympia will be webcast live online at and will not air live on NBC Sports. The telecast will highlight a variety of aspects from the Olympia weekend and the main focus will likely be on the Mr. Olympia competition.

Olympia on TV

American Media, Inc. (AMI) and NBC Sports Group today announced a partnership to televise the 2014 Mr. Olympia contest on NBCSN. The partnership will feature two 90-minute telecasts of the 50th annual Mr. Olympia where three-time champion Phil Heath will defend his title at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

“We are pleased to partner with NBC Sports Group to bring the excitement of the 2014 Mr. Olympia, and all of the events of Olympia Weekend, to a national television audience,” said AMI Chairman, President, and CEO David J. Pecker. “The Olympia Weekend is an extraordinary event that underscores the passion and commitment that every competitor brings to the stage, and the exhilaration of the more than forty thousand spectators that will attend this year’s event.”

The partnership brings the Mr. Olympia back to TV for the first time since 1984, when Lee Haney won his first of eight titles. NBCSN will televise two 90-minute specials around the event, the first on October 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET and the second on October 25 at 5:30 pm ET.

“We look forward to bringing the bodybuilding world’s most prestigious event back to television for its 50th annual contest,” said Lou Ferrer, Director, Programming Acquisitions, NBC Sports Group.

Each telecast will highlight various aspects of the Mr. Olympia competition, featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars including Kai Greene, Dennis Wolf, Branch Warren, and Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay as they attempt to wrest the coveted title from defending champion Phil Heath. One of the most notable winners of the contest was a young Austrian bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger who was named Mr. Olympia in 1970 at 23 years-old. Schwarzenegger was the youngest competitor to claim the title, and went on to win seven titles in total (1970-1975, 1980).

“It is a great opportunity to have this year’s Olympia Weekend broadcast on NBCSN, exposing the sport to an even broader audience who will see what bodybuilding and fitness are all about and getting an up-close view of the larger-than-life personalities,” said Jim Manion IFBB Professional League President. “Not only will this help raise the sport to new heights by showcasing the hard work and passion of today’s superstars like reigning and three-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, number one challenger Kai Greene, Dennis Wolf, and Shawn Rhoden, it may even inspire a future Mr. Olympia.”

In addition to crowning Mr. Olympia, the telecasts will also showcase how the Mr. Olympia competition has grown from its humble beginnings in 1965 into a four-day exposition featuring the Fitness, Figure, and Bikini Olympia contests, men’s and women’s physique contests, and several other activities and events. Last year, more than 40,000 people passed through the doors for The Mr. Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend.

The 2014 Mr. Olympia Fitness and Performance weekend takes place September 18-21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are available now at or by calling 888-234-2334.

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2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Competitor Lists

2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Competitor lists have been released for this weekend’s competition. The show will take place in Omaha, Nebraska and will feature pro women’s bodybuilding in addition to women and men’s physique. The IFBB pro show is held in conjunction with a national qualifying NPC event.

omaha pro

2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Competitor Lists

2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Women’s Bodybuilding:
1. Nancy Clark
2. Christine Envall
3. Paula Francis
4. Anne Freitas
5. Judy Gaillard
6. Margie Martin
7. Rene Marvin
8. Wendy McCready
9. Emery Miller
10. Tonia Moore
11. Simone Oliveira
12. Alana Shipp

2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Women’s Physique:
1. Beni Bueno Lopez
2. Dominique Furuta
3. Aurelia Grozajova
4. Cathy Jackson
5. Anne Marie Kam
6. Jen Louwagie
7. Marina Lopez
8. Tamee Marie
9. Marcy McCaskey
10. Antonia Perdikakis
11. Danielle Reardon
12. Jill Rudison
13. Mascha Tieken
14. Nola Trimble

2014 IFBB Omaha Pro Men’s Physique:
1. David Breaux
2. Negus Ferguson
3. Sean Harley
4. Stephen Mass
5. Chris Mosher
6. German Pacheco
7. Tyler Stines
8. William Sullivan
9. Derrick Wade

455 North 10th ST, Omaha, NE 68102

Prejudging: 10am
Finals: 6pm

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2014 IFBB Dennis James Pro Bikini Competitor List

The inaugural IFBB Dennis James Pro Bikini competitor lists are out and it’s definitely not the strongest line up. So far there are only 9 women entered for the event and one of them will qualify for the Olympia. If no one else jumps in the show one of these women will have her first pro victory as well.

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The IFBB Pro show will be held in conjunction with the NPC event. The NPC show will be a huge event for Phoenix and the numbers are strong there. Look for the evening show to be a sold-out event with top bodybuilders Dennis Wolf and Big Ramy guest posing.

2014 IFBB Dennis James Pro Bikini Competitor List
UPDATED May 27, 2014
1. Sandy Avelar
2. Krissy Chin
3. Kelsie Clark
4. My Coustels
5. Lacey DeLuca
6. Deborah Goodman
7. Karey Grabow
8. Lisa Kelly
9. Angela Marquez
10. Stacey Naito
11. Caryn Paolini
12. Nikola Weiterova
13. Amy Updike

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2014 IFBB MILE HIGH PRO Competitor Lists

The second annual IFBB Mile High Pro will take place this Saturday (May 31st) in Denver, Colorado. New this year is the Men’s Physique Pro division and back for a second time is the Women’s Pro Physique competition. Sara Hurrle won the show last year and while she won’t be on stage competing (she’s expecting her first child) she will be handling the emcee duties for the pro show.

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2014 IFBB MILE HIGH PRO Women’s Physique
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Rachel Baker
2. Roxie Beckles
3. Rose Brunner
4. Cinzia Clapp
5. Jill Dearmin
6. Jessica Gaines
7. Susan Graham
8. Samantha Jo Hill
9. Cathy Jackson
10. Candrea Judd Adams
11. Anna Marie Kam
12. Marina Lopez
13. Jen Louwagie
14. Meredith Mack
15. Delia McNeil
16. Marga Lee Overby
17. Antonia Perdikakis
18. Rita Rae
19. Drorit Silverman
20. Carrie Simmons
21. Stacy Simons McDowell
22. Jacklyn Sutton Abrams
23. Shelly Yamchuck

2014 IFBB MILE HIGH PRO Men’s Physique
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Ron Alexander
2. Michael Anderson
2. Michael Bevins
4. David Breaux
5. Joe Cantu
6. Alex Carneiro
7. Artemus Dolgin
8. Earnest Flowers
9. Xavisus Gayden
10. David Gonzalez
11. Sheridan Hause
12. Brandon Hendrickson
13. Greg Jones
14. Ian Lauer
15. Guy Marquardt
16. Stephen Mass
17. Matt Pattison
18. Reynaldo Pickwoad
19. Rodney Razor
20. Jason Robinson
21. Greg Romero
22. Arya Saffaie
23. Jonathan Sebastian
24. Willie Spencer
25. Jason Tessler

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2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Competitor Lists

The IFBB Toronto Pro, one of the biggest competitions of the year, will take place in Toronto, Canada on May 31 – June 1, 2014. The show continues to grow and is held in conjunction with a variety of other events. Fans can pick up some free stuff at the expo, watch arm wrestling, participate in a model search and more.

Toronto Pro Competitors

2014 Toronto Pro Competitor Lists
This list is not final so check back for updated lists. It’s one of the few shows that has every IFBB Pro division as part of the weekend.

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Nancy Clark
2. Roxanne Edwards
3. Christine Envall
4. Lisa Giesbrecht
5. Sherri Gray
6. Aurelia Grozajova
7. Margie Martin
8. Wendy McCready
9. Tananarive McGowan
10. Emery Miller
11. Tonia Moore
12. Simone Oliveria
13. Virginia Sanchez
14. Alana Shipp
15. Melody Spetko
16. Joanne Williams

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Fitness Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Marta Aguiar
2. Ryall Graber
3. Natalie Graziano
4. Vanda Hadarean
5. Amanda Hatfield
6. Nita Marquez
7. Dominique Matthews
8. Diana Monteiro
9. Kary Odiatu
10. Shelly Paton
11. Danielle Ruban
12. Shannon Siemer
13. Lovena Stamatiou-Tuley
14. Darrian Tissenbaum
15. Kizzy Vaines
16. Trish Warren

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Figure Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Leah Berti
2. Chaya Boone
3. Jennifer Brown
4. Andrea Calhoun
5. Maggy Cambronero
6. Linda Crossley
7. Laura Davies
8. Angela Doucette
9. Jolene Fonseca
10. Cydney Gillon
11. Erin Harding
12. Shawn Hecktor Lewis
13. Vera Mallet
14. Elissa Martis
15. Christina Mehling
16. Annette Mendez
17. Emi Perez Custodio
18. Samantha Rioux
19. Jill St. Laurent
20. Roshanda Schmitt
21. Giada Simari
22. Gennifer Strobo
23. Katerina Tarbox
24. Ann Titone
25. Zsuzsanna Toldi
26. Madgalena Wilk
27. Emily Zelinka

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Bikini Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Gigi Amurao
2. Maria Annunziata
3. Yarisna Ayala
4. Cynthia Benoit
5. Callie Bundy
6. Valerie Cantin
7. Danielle Carr
8. Denita Clark
9. Becky Clawson
10. Jennifer Dawn
11. Dana French
12. Breanne Hensman
13. Joanne Holden
14. Ashley Kaltwasser
15. Belinda Kiriakou
16. Natalie Mack
17. Stephanie Mahoe
18. Jana Majernikova
19. Nathalie Mur
20. Sabrina Nicole
21. Noemi Olah
22. Marissa Rivero
23. Francine Slobodnik
24. Anna Starodubtseva
25. Natalie Waples
26. Nissan Weaver

2014 Toronto Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Olandina Balan
2. Fabiola Boulanger
3. Jessica Bowman
4. Nathalie Foreau
5. Amie Francisco
6. Aurelia Grozajova
7. Leah Johnson
8. CeaAnna Kerr
9. Michelle Krack
10. Sandra Lombardo
11. Terista Morales
12. Colette Nelson
13. Nkechi Nwafor Robinson
14. Mindi O’Brien
15. Jill Rudison
16. Ida Sefland
17. Lise Thexton
18. Tracy Weller

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Santana Anderson
2. Henri Peirre Ano
3. Lionel Beyeke
4. Fedel Clarke
5. Jonathan Delarosa
6. Clarence DeVis
7. Toney Freeman
8. Hunnington Glanville
9. Marshell Herman
10. Johnnie Jackson
11. Saiid Tejan-Kamara
12. Jeff Long
13. Juan Morel
14. Zaher Moukahal

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Men’s 212 Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Oliver Adzievski
2. Anthony Bailes
3. Robert Belisle
4. Thomas Benagli
5. Marian Cambal
6. Rual Carrasco
7. Guy Cisternino
8. Shaun Clarida
9. James Darling
10. Guy Ducasse
11. Mark Dugdale
12. Mboya Edwards
13. Anwar Elsayed
14. Darron Glenn
15. Mehdi Hatami
16. Jocelyn Jean
17. Rod Ketchens
18. Fernando Noronha Almeida
19. Lukas Osladil
20. Brian Pazdzierz
21. Panexce Pierre
22. Carlos Rabiei
23. Sandro Ramirez
24. Vicente Santamaria
25. Amit Sapir
26. Gregory Ulysse
27. Marvin Ward
28. Zane Watson
29. Christopher White
30. Quincy Winklaar

2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
UPDATED – MAY 27, 2014
1. Matt Acton
2. Anton Antipov
3. Nathan Baumbick
4. Anthony Brigman
5. Sentanta Carroll
6. Wayne Chambers
8. Chad Demchik
9. Michael Ferguson
10. Vincent Fiore
11. Craig Franczak
12. Chris Gurunlian
13. Sean Harley
14. Brandon Hendrickson
15. Jim Holcomb
16. Michael Johnson
17. Cory Lagasse
18. Javier Martinez
19. German Pacheco
20. Aj Shukoori
21. William Sullivan
22. Derrick Wade

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2014 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Competitor Lists

The 2014 IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Competitor Lists have been announced and it looks like 20 women will be competing for the coveted Olympia qualification. The favorite on paper has to be Karina Nascimento however this will be her first time on stage this year. The show takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 24, 2014. The pro prejudging will start at 9:15 am (CST) followed by the NPC competition.

IFBB Optimum Classic Pro Women’s Physique Competitor Lists
1. Rachel Baker
2. Evangeline Belton
3. Beni Bueno Lopez
4. Jessica Gaines
5. Susan Graham
6. Asha Hadley
7. Joy Hendersen
8. Samantha Hill
9. Candrea Judd Adams
10. Sandra Lombardo
11. Marina Lopez
12. Karina Nascimento
13. Frida Palmell
14. Eva Pogacnik
15. Leonie Rose
16. Jill Rudison
17. Ida Sefland
18. Tish Shelton
19, Stacy Simons McDowell
20. Leila Thompson

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2014 IFBB California Pro Figure Competitor List

The 2014 IFBB California Pro Figure contest will be held this Saturday in Culver City, California. The May 24th contest features IFBB Pro Figure and Masters IFBB Pro Figure in conjunction with the NPC California Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships. Currently, 27 women are on the competitor list for this weekend’s competition.

California Pro

2014 IFBB California Pro Figure Competitor List:
1. Victoria Adelus
2. Shalako Bradberry
3. Sasha Brown
4. Angela Coleman
5. Jessica Curry
6. Kimberly Dickson
7. Dawn Fernandez
8. Erin Harding
9. Jennifer Iritano
10. Sandie Kight
11. Meg Kruse
12. Nicole Kupser
13. Monica Labriola
14. Gretchen Lichtenstein
15. Julie Mayer
16. Lisandra McGrath
17. Michelle Mein
18. Alissa Parker
19. Alessandra Pinheiro
20. Camala Rodriguez
21. Jill St. Laurent
22. Tamara Sedlack
23. Melissa Smith
24. Zsuzsanna Toldi
25. Latorya Watts
26. Bojana Vasiljevic
27. Betty Vasquez

2014 IFBB California Pro Masters Figure Competitor List:
1. Ginete Delhaes
2. Kimberly Dickson
3. Dawn Fernandez
4. Sandie Kight
5. Meg Kruse
6. Monica Labriola
7. Gretchen Lichtenstein
8. Lisandra McGrath
9. Michelle Mein
10. Jill St. Laurent
11. Tamara Sedlack
12. Melissa Smith
13. Betty Vasquez

WHEN: Saturday, May 24, 2014
WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA
TIME: Prejudging – 10am / Finals – 6pm

2014 Arnold Classic Brazil Fitness Results & Review

The second annual Arnold Classic Brasil took place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Rio de Janiero. Eleven IFB Fitness pros made the trip to Rio in hopes of qualifying for the Fitness Olympia and shaking Arnold’s hand. The competition had no clear cut favorite heading into the show which made for an exciting competition.

2014 Arnold Fitness Brasil

2014 Arnold Classic Brazil Fitness Results & Review

The first round of competition was the two-piece swimsuit held during the prejudging portion of the show, directly after the men’s competition. It was clear that Bethany Cisternino would be your winner with the most balanced physique and just the right amount of conditioning. Second in the physique round was Whitney Jones who was one of the most muscular competitors in the show and drastically more conditioned than Cisternino. Whitney was tighter from the backside than she has been in previous competitions. She definitely doesn’t need to add any more muscle to her frame. An argument could have been made for Danielle Ruban or Marta Aguilar to be in the second place spot as they weren’t as muscular as Whitney. It was close on the judges score sheets for the first round with Marta in third, Danielle fourth and Regiane da Silva in fifth. A distant sixth was defending champion Ryall Graber who wasn’t as sharp as she needed to be with her conditioning.


ROUTINE ROUND / Final Placings
Bethany Cisternino took top honors on the judges’ score sheets in the routine round. While it wasn’t her cleanest routine but she demonstrated great strength and conditioning throughout the routine. Bethany’s gymnastic background shines when she performs and the consistent routine combined with an on point physique earned her the victory. I had no problem with this decision and how I saw it from the front row as well. It was a well deserved win. Bethany shared with me after the show that she will not be competing again until the Olympia and despite having a few challenges while in Brazil, she was pleased with the outcome.

Regiane Da Silva‘s high energy and high flying routine moved her up into the runner-up position. If she was a bit closer to Bethany in the physique round she may have pushed her for the win but a solid showing in second place. Regiane continues to refine her physique and her routines are always action packed.

Danielle Ruban finished in third after a solid routine. She performs with a smile and always seems like she is having fun. It’s something other competitors should take note on. No one wants to see an angry poser and Danielle is definitely not that. She had a number of strength moves and demonstrated great endurance from start to finish. This was one of Danielle’s best showings and arguably her best as a pro competitor.

Whitney Jones was in a solid second place heading into the routine round however had to settle for fourth. No shame in fourth at the second annual Arnold Classic Brasil. Whitney’s routine didn’t flow quite as well as some of the others but she did have a number of strength moves throughout. If she ditches some of the dancing in the routine and adds a bit more flow to it she should move up. A solid showing from her though.

Ryall Graber had a good routine which helped move her up into 5th. It wasn’t repeat performance she had last year but she still performed a good routine. Missing seemed to be the energy we’ve seen from Ryall in the past and she didn’t appear quite as amped up as usual in her routine round. She has a number of strength moves but they didn’t quite have the snap and crispness she’s capable of. The judges scored her routine the third best in the lineup.

Rounding out the money spots, in sixth place was Marta Aguiar from Uruguay. Marta has the potential to be one of the top competitors in the division. When she refines her physique just a bit and adds a few more strength moves to her routine you’ll see her move up into the top three. I like the look she brought to the stage and the potential she has. An impressive pro debut for Marta after competing as an amateur in this year’s Arnold in Columbus, Ohio.

Another competitor to keep your eye on in the future is Melinda Szabo. She needs a bit of refining on her physique and just a few minor tweaks to her routine’s flow but overall she stands out. I would have had Melinda in the top 6 but she finished in 8th. I like her look, great energy on stage and she has fun.

2014 Arnold Classic Brasil Fitness Results
1. Bethany Cisternino
2. Regiane Da Silva
3. Danielle Ruban
4. Whitney Jones
5. Ryall Graber
6. Marta Aguiar
7. Diana Monteiro
8. Melinda Szabo
9. Amanda Hatfield
10. Tiffany Chandler
11. Babbette Mulford

2014 IFBB Emerald Cup Competitor Lists

The IFBB Pro Figure and Physique women will be back in action this weekend. The event will be held in conjunction with the wildly successful NPC Emerald Cup in Bellevue, Washington. Over 20 Figure Pros and a dozen Physique pros are slated to compete. The winner in each division will qualify for the Olympia in September.

2014 IFBB Emerald Cup Figure:
1. Victoria Adelus
2. Dana Ambrose
3. Mayla Ash
4. Meredith Berthelson
5. Leah Berti
6. Tammy Bravomalo
7. Tara Chandler
8. Rosalyn Dudding
9. Krista Dunn
10. Dawn Fernandez
11. Wendy Fortino
12. Erin Harding
13. Rose Hendricks
14. Monica Labriola
15. Francesca Lauren
16. Amber Leon
17. Michelle Mayberry
18. Erin Oakie
19. Kiana Phi
20. Nicole Sims
21. Bojana Vasijevic

2014 IFBB Emerald Cup Women’s Physique:
1. Roxie Beckles
2. Erica Blockman
3. Valentina Chepiga
4. Cinzia Clapp
5. Ann Gannon
6. Susan Graham
7. Tanji Johnson
8. Kimberley Kosmas
9. Michelle Krack
10. Venus Nguyen
11. Tammy Ross
12. Jacklyn Sutton Abrams
13. Sabrina Taylor
14. Staphanie Willes

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2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Competitors’ List

The 2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini competitors’ list has been announced and thirteen women are scheduled to compete. The winner of the Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini will qualify for the Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas later this year. The event will take place on April 12, 2014 in conjunction with a NPC contest in Austin, Texas.

2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Competitors
1. Yasmin Ali
2. Kelsie Burgin
3. Marcela Cabral
4. Sandi Forsythe
5. Joanne Holden
6. Francesca Lauren
7. Samantha Morris
8. Ashriel Osgood
9. Lindsay Oxford
10. Camile Periat
11. Kamilah Powell
12. Sana Shah
13. Shernika Speights

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2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Competitors

The 2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Competitors’ lists have been released. The show will take place on April 12, 2014 in Culver City, California. The pro show will be held in conjunction with the amateur competition. This event will showcase the Men and Women’s Physique division. See below for the 2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix competitors slated to enter the show.

2014 Grand prix

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Women’s Physique
1. Roxie Beckles
2. Nathalie Falk
3. Candrea Judd Adams
4. Katerina Kyptova
5. Loan Leonard
6. Venus Nguyen
7. Dona Pohl
8. Jill Rudison
9. Sabrina Taylor
10. Stephanie Willes

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Men’s Physique
1. Ronald Alexander
2. Tyler Anderson
3. Michael Bevins
4. Alberto Bistocchi
5. Thomas Canepa
6. Alex Carneiro
7. Matt Christianer
8. Demetrius Clemons
9. Chad Crouse
10. Matt DuBois
11. Brian Epstein
12. Shane Esalahi
13. Stephen Fiore
14. Xavisus Gayden
15. Denis Gusev
16. Greg Jones
17. Trevor Larsen
18. Robert Ortiz
19. Matt Pattison
20. Jake Phippen
21. Rodney Razor
22. Jacob Roberson
23. Arya Saffaie
24. Sean Sapera
25. Jonathan Sebastian
26. Willie Spencer
27. Donta Tanner
28. Ryan Terry
29. Derrick Yuvienco

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Men’s Physique Masters
1. Matt DuBois
2. Brian Epstein
3. Stephen Fiore

April 12, 2014

Prejudging: 10am PST
Finals: 6pm PST

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Culver City, CA 90230

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Competitor Lists

The IFBB Pros are back in action this weekend in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 IFBB Orlando Pro Europa Show of Champions will showcase a competitive group of women in the Bikini and Women’s Physique divisions. There will also be an open Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique competition. Ed and Betty Pariso continue to produce great events throughout the year that have grown to include more than an IFBB pro show and an expo. There are health and wellness seminars, powerlifting, grappling, obstacle courses and more over the span of two days.

2014 europa competitor lists

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Bikini:
1. Jessica Arevalo
2. Yarishna Ayala
3. Stefanie Bambrough
4. Taylor Jade Carroll
5. Nicole Coleman
6. Jennifer Dawn
7. Lacey Deluca
8. Taylor Gallagher
9. Candyce Graham
10. Lisette Howard
11. Sarah LeBlanc
12. Michelle Lewin
13. Stephanie Mahoe
14. Dayna Maleton
15. Bernadett Matassa
16. Ashley Pfaff
18. Jessica Renee

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Women’s Physique:
1. Danielle Balbino
2. Jessica Bowman
3. Jennea Burritt
4. Rose Duvigneaud
5. Gloria Faulls
6. Lisa Grasso
7. Sherri Gray
8. Hannah Hallman
9. Catherin Hernon-Schaumleffel
10. Frances Mendez
11. Leonie Rose
12. Joele Smith
13. Tracy Weller

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Men’s Physique:
1. Andre Adams
2. Michael Anderson
3. Anton Antipov
4. John Arterberry
5. Travales Blount
6. Josh Bowmar
7. David Breaux
8. Duane Brickhouse
9. Anthony Brigman
10. George Brown
11. Justin Busiere
12. Victor Clark
13. Victor Ricardo Delgado Ruiz
14. Murat Demir
15. Deniz Duygulu
16. Michael Ferguson
17. Reuben Gordon
18. Sheridan hause
19. Brian Hay
20. Jim Holcomb
21. Burton Hughes
22. Stephen Mass
23. Steve Mousharbash
24. Aaron O’Connell
25. Geobanny Paula
26. Douglas Peaney
27. Kevin Perod
28. Reynoldo Pickwoad
29. Jason Poston
30. Jeff Seid
31. Ken Settepani
32. William Sullivan
33. David Valazquez
34. Jermaine Ward

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Men’s Bodybuilding:
1. Justin Compton
2. Clarence Devis
3. Jon Delarosa
4. Lloyd Dollar
5. Malcolm Marshall
6. Capriese Murray
7. An Nguyen
8. Fred Smalls
9. Saiid Tejan Kamara
10. Daniel Toth
11. Keith Williams
12. Eddy Wilson
13. Nathan Wonsley

Updated 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB Competitor Invitation Lists

The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival Brasil will be held April 25-27, 2014 in Rio de Janerio. After a wildly successful event in 2013, the expo and events are moving to a bigger venue. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the Arnold Fitness Brazil and Arnold Classic Brazil. Ryall Graber will be back to defend her title in the fitness division and three’s been a few changes to the lineup since they were originally announced.

2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB Competitor Invitation Lists

Updated 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB Competitor Invitation Lists
Myriam Capes is still nursing an injury that forced her to withdraw from the Fitness International last month in Columbus, Ohio. Michelle Blank suffered a broken foot during her Arnold routine and is on the road to recovery which will keep her out of this show. Fiona Harris was also on the original list but will no longer be competing. Added to the Fitness line-up was Tiffany Chandler.

Bethany Cisternino and Regiane DaSilva are the highest ranking fitness competitors in the line-up and will be the biggest threat to Ryall’s title. Don’t sleep on Melinda Szabo after an impressive performance in Columbus.

2014 Arnold Fitness Brasil Competitors
Marta Aguiar
Tiffany Chandler
Bethany Cisternino
Regiane DaSilva
Ryall Graber
Amanda Hatfield
Whitney Jones
Babette Mulford
Diana Monteiro
Danielle Ruban
Melinda Szabo

The Men’s lineup has a few changes as well. Baito Abbaspour, Julio Balestrin and William Bonac have been added to the list since it was announced in February. Roelly Winklaar and Hidetada Yamagishi have been removed from 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB competitor lists. Roelly suffered a motor cycle accident which forced him out of the Arnold Classic in Columbus and Hidetada made the move down to the 212 division.

2014 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors
Baito Abbaspour
Julio Balestrin
Lionel Beyeke
William Bonac
Jonathan De LaRosa
Marius Dohne
Toney Freeman
Michael Kefalianos
Martin Kjellstrom
Steve Kuclo
Juan Diesel Morel
Ed Nunn
Ben Pakulski
Robert Piotrkowicz
Fred Smalls

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Bob Lorimer
Arnold Sports Festival

Brent LaLonde

2014 IFBB Australia Pro Figure Results & Scores

Candice Keene continued her winning ways down under at the 2014 Australia Pro Figure competition. She made the trip from the U.S. after winning her second Figure International title. Candice was the unanimous winner on the judges scoresheets and coasted to another victory.

candice keene australia

Heather Dees finished in second, matching her placing from last week at the Figure International. Moving back up into the top spots was Ava Cowan with a solid third place score. Amanda Doherty jumped up to 4th place and Larissa Reis rounded out the top five.

The surprise of the show has to be two-time Figure Olympia Champ Erin Stern not being in the top callout or second callout for that matter. She was not as hard or conditioned as the other competitors however those who follow the Figure division have seen Erin in fairly similar condition and still finish in the top five. She opted to skip the Arnold after a second place finish at the 2013 Olympia and make this her first show of the year. Erin finished in sixth, her lowest finish since as a pro since her debut in 2009.

2014 IFBB Australia Pro Figure Results & Scores:
1. Candice Keene – 5
2. Heather Dees – 10
3. Ava Cowan – 15
4. Amanda Doherty – 22
5. Larissa Reis – 23
6. Erin Stern – 35
7. Asher Prior – 40*
8. Ekaterina Gamagina – 40*
9. Eli-Yan Lobez – 40*
10. Rinnah Schmid – 47

2014 Australia Pro Bikini Prejudging Callouts & Video

It looks like Ashley Kaltwasser and Stacey Alexander will be your top two in the 2014 Australia Pro Bikini competition. Look for India Paulino to finish in third and Amy Wright in fourth. The top five will get points towards the Olympia Point Series.

australia pro bikini

1st callout
Ashley Kaltwasser
Stacey Alexander
India Paulino
Amy Wright

2nd callout:
Jade MacKinnon
Ann-Marie Caravalho
Leigh Brandt
Barbie Heng

3rd Callout:
Ebony Quince
Rhiannon Harris
Elyse Inglis
Gemmalyn Crosby
Amy Broek

4th callout
Ashley Kaltwasser
Stacey Alexander
India Paulino
Amy Wright

Ebony Quince from Australia and Amy Van Den Broek (spelling?) from New Zealand both won IFBB Pro status in the qualifier held before the pro show.

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2014 St. Louis Pro Competitor Lists & Show Preview

The 2014 St. Louis Pro takes place on Saturday, March 8th and it has a very competitive line-up in every division. The IFBB Pro portion will feature Bikini, Figure and Women’s Physique. The event is held in conjunction with a NPC competition that is sure to highlight some up-and-coming competitors in the amateur ranks. Jack and Ann Titone always put their heart and soul into promoting this event and look for the athletes to be well taken care of throughout the weekend.

st louis pro

Twenty four women are signed up to compete in the Figure division. Candice Lewis has to be the one to beat in this line-up coming off from her fifth place finish at the Figure International. Look for Dana Ambrose, Victoria Adelus, Krista Dunn, Allison Frahn, Natalia Waples and Monica Lebriola to be in the mix for the top spots. This is a very deep line-up in just the second pro figure show of the year.

2014 IFBB St. Louis Pro Figure
1. Victoria Adelus
2. Dana Ambrose
3. Leah Berti
4. Kim Clark
5. Angela Coleman
6. Vicki Counts
7. Jill Dearmin
8. Krista Dunn
9. Allison Frahn
10. Maria Garcia Sanchez
11. Dawn Hinz-Pugh
12. Jennifer Iratano
13. Monica Labriola
14. Candice Lewis
15. Gretchen Lichtenstein
16. Very Mallet
17. Samantha Maycock
18. Julie Mayer
19. Linda Potter
20. Christina Reed
21. Marcee Renee
22. Agnese Russo
23. Kim Seely
24. Natalie Waples

The IFBB Bikini competition will also be very competitive. Look for Jessica Arevalo, Sarah LeBlanc, Ashriel Osgood and Sandi Fortsythe to be your top contenders. There’s no clear cut favorite so the top five could be anyone’s game. The winner qualifies for the Olympia while the remaining top five collect Olympia Points in the ongoing Point Series, where the leader at the end of the year gets a ticket to compete at the big show. Jennifer Andrews is not slated to compete and defend her title.

2014 IFBB St. Louis Pro Bikini
1. Jessica Arevalo
2. Alexis Burke
3. Sandi Forsythe
4. Dana French
5. Janet Harding
6. Terri Krevitz
7. Jessica Landry
8. Sara LeBlanc
9. Linda McKown
10. Raphaela Milagres
11. Ashriel Osgood
12. Caryn Paolini
13. Kamilah Powell
14. Kristie Trasey
15. Michelle Trasey
16. Katherine Williams

The Women’s Physique competition get started with a solid turn out for 2014. The winner will head to the Olympia Showdown and the top four will collect points towards the Olympia series. There’s no odds-on favorite to win the show and the top five could go a number of ways. There’s a mix of physiques and depending on what look is presented, the judges could have their hands full with deciphering this line-up. Great to see a good turn out for the division to kick things off.

2014 IFBB St. Louis Pro Women’s Physique
1. Lisette Acevedo
2. Misty Ali
3. Shannon Byers
4. Ana Paula Da Silva
5. Danielle Deck
6. Marnie Holley
7. Anna Marie Kam
8. Anne Marie Lasserre
9. Jayla McDermott
10. Delia McNeil
11. Frida Palmell
12. Danielle Reardon
13. Jennifer Robinson
14. Leonie Rose
15. Lise Thexton
16. Tracy Weller

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2014 Australia Pro Competitor Lists

The 2014 Australia Pro is quickly approaching and it will feature some of the top IFBB Pros this year. The figure division will showcase Candice Keene, Heather Dees and Erin Stern along with local favorite Amanda Doherty. Fan favorites Larissa Reis and Ava Cowan will also make the trip down under to compete. In Bikini, the reigning Olympia champ and newly crowned Bikini International champ Ashley Kaltwasser will be the one to beat. Looking to give her a run for her money will be India Paulino, Stacey Alexander and a trio of Aussie competitors.

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2014 Australia Pro Competitors:
Men’s Open:
1. William Bonac (Holland)
2. Evan Centopani (USA)
3. Mike Debenham (Australia)
4. Abraham Elzibak (Australia)
5. David Henry (USA)
6. Abbas Khatami (USA)
7. Ed Nunn (USA)
8. Shawn Rhoden (USA)
9. Fred Smalls (USA)
10. Luke Timms (USA)
11. Branch Warren (USA)

16. Ava Cowan (USA)
17. Heather Dees (USA)
18. Amanda Doherty (USA)
19. Ekaterina Gamagina (Russia)
20. Candice Keene (USA)
21. Asher Prior (Australia)
22. Larissa Reis (USA)
23. Rinnah Schmid (Australia)
24. Erin Stern (USA)

27. Stacey Alexander (USA)
28. Leigh Brandt (Canada)
29. Anne-Marie Carvalho (USA)
30. Gemmalyn Crosby (Philippines)
31. Rhiannon Harris (Australia)
32. Barbi Heng (Australia)
33. Elyse Inglis (New Zealand)
34. Ashley Kaltwasser (USA)
35. Jade MacKinnon (New Zealand)
36. India Paulino (USA)
37. Amy Wright (Australia)

2014 IFBB Australian Pro
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Prejudging starts 4PM
Finals start 7PM
Finals are reserved seating.
Date: Saturday 8th March 2014
Venue: The Plenary – Melbourne Convention Center

2014 Bikini International Results & Scores

2014 Bikini International results are in and Ashley Kaltwasser took home the victory. This was Ashley’s second major win, the first being the 2013 Bikini Olympia.


COLUMBUS, OH – Ashley Kaltwasser of Akron, Ohio won the 2014 Bikini International competition at the Arnold Sports Festival 2014. Contestants were judged on attractiveness and presentation of their curvier, less muscular physiques.

Kaltwasser received a prize of $7,000 from Jeff Compton of Europa, a trophy from Jason Birney of Hollywood Casino and a Tony Nowak jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

top six in bikiniTop six at the 2014 Bikini International.

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Other major prizes awarded in the Bikini International were:
• 2nd place: Yeshaira Robles from the Bronx, NY received $3,000 presented by Kevin DeHaven of BPI and a trophy from Cory Gregory of MusclePharm.
• 3rd place: Amanda Latona of Las Vegas, NV received $2,000 presented by Rich Gaspari of Gaspari Nutrition and a trophy from Mick Skinner of
• 4th place: Nathalia Melo of Ft. Lauderdale, FL received $1,000, presented by Jay Jacobsen of Optimum Nutrition and a trophy from Mark Garces of MuscleTech.
• 5th place: Stacey Alexander of Las Vegas, NV received $1,000, presented by Truman Leuing of ALLMAX Nutrition and a trophy from Gera Rivkin of 6 Pack Fitness.
• 6th place: India Paulino of Pembrook Pines, FL received $1,000 presented by Edwin Yang of The Columbus Dispatch and a trophy Jay Jacobsen of ABB.

Presenting Sponsor: Europa Sports Products.

Diamond Sponsors: Hollywood Casino Columbus, MHP, Muscle Pharm.

Gold Sponsors: Animal,, bpi Sports, BSN, EAS Abbott Nutrition, Gaspari Nutrition, Gasp & Better Bodies, Optimum Nutrition.

Silver Sponsors: 4 Dimension Nutrition, 6 Pack Fitness, ABB, AEP, ALLMAX Nutrition, American Airlines, BEAST, Body Fortress, Cellucor, Cytosport,, GAT/World Health Products, Jan Tana, MET-RX, MuscleTech, Nutrex Research, Oh Yeah! Nutrition, ProMera Sports, Pure Protein, Quest Nutrition,, Rogue Fitness,VPX.

Bronze Sponsors: Active Interest Media, Badass, Blender Bottle, Champion Energy, Fitmark, Gear, Gold’s Gym, GT Energy, iSatori, Inc., Liftag Sport, Lone Star Distribution, MRI, MRM, Mutant, N.V.E. Pharmaceuticals, Nationwide Realty, PH9 Generator Bottles, Power Crunch, Probiotica Lab, Rivalus Inc., Scivation, Smartshake, The Columbus Dispatch.

Bikini Score Sheet


2014 Bikini International Results & Scores
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Yeshaira Robles
3. Amanda Latona
4. Nathalia Melo
5. Stacey Alexander
6. India Paulino
7. Courtney King
8. Janet Layug
9. Margret Gnarr
10. Justine Munro
11. Anna Virmajoki
12. Jennifer Andrews
13. Juliana Daniell
14. Jessica Mone
15. Noy Alexander
16. Anna Starodubtseva

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2014 Fitness International Results & Scores

2014 Fitness International Results from Columbus, Ohio. Oksana Grishina of North Hollywood, California is the winner of the Fitness International competition at the Arnold Sports Festival. She received $25,000 presented by Jon De La Rosa of MHP, a trophy presented by Jeff Compton of Europa, congratulations and Tony Nowak jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Other prizes in the Fitness International were:
• 2nd place: Regiane DaSilva of Gudensberg, Germany received $13,000 presented by Gasp & Better Bodies and a trophy from Hollywood Casino.
• 3rd place: Tanji Johnson of Renton,WA received $8,000 presented by Cytosport and a trophy from
• 4th place: Bethany Cisternino of Bridgewater, NJ received $5,000 presented by GAT/World Health Products and a trophy from Nutrex Nutrition.
• 5th place: Trish Warren of Copper Canyon, TX received $3,000 presented by Pure Protein and a trophy from Oh Yeah! Nutrition.
• 6th place: Ryall Graber of St. Thomas, Barbados received $2,000 presented by VPX and a trophy from BPI.

View photos from the show here.

2014 Fitness International Results
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Regiane DaSilva
3. Tanji Johnson
4. Bethany Cisternino
5. Trish Warren
6. Ryall Graber-Vasani
7. Melinda Szabo
8. Whitney Jones
9. Michelle Blank
10. Kizzy Vaines
11. Allison Ethier
12. Danielle Ruban
13. Amanda Hatfield
14. Babette Mulford

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2014 Figure International Results & Scores

The 2014 Figure International Results from Columbus, Ohio. Candice Keene of Maitland, Florida won the Figure International for the 2nd year in a row. She received $16,000 from Jason Birney of Hollywood Casino, a trophy from Jeff Compton of Europa, and a Tony Nowak jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

2014 Figure International

Other prizes in the Figure International were:
• 2nd place: Heather Dees of Lehi, UT received $10,000 presented by BPI and a trophy from Gaspari.
• 3rd place:Camala Rodriguez McClure of Morrison, CO received $8,000 presented by Jan Tana and a trophy from Optimum Nutrition.
• 4th place: Ann Titone of St. Louis, MO received $5,000 presented by Body Fortress and a trophy from 6 Pack Fitness.
• 5th place: Candice Lewis of Aurora, CO received $3,000 presented by MuscleTech and a trophy from ALLMAX Nutrition.
• 6th place: Gennifer Strobo, of Lake Mary, FL received $2,000 presented by American Airlines and a trophy from The Columbus Dispatch.

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2014 Figure International Results
1. Candice Keene
2. Heather Dees
3. Camala Rodriguez
4. Ann Titone
5. Candice Lewis
6. Gennifer Strobo
7. Alicia Coates
8. Ava Cowan
9. Allison Frahn
10. Amanda Doherty
11. Dana Ambrose
12. Elissa Martis
13. Larissa Reis
14. Karina Grau
15. Giada Simari
16. Natalie Waples
17. Kati Alander

2014 Figure International Scoresheet:

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2014 Figure & Fitness International Prejudging Report

The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival is underway in Columbus, Ohio and the IFBB pro women kicked things off this morning. The Figure and Fitness International prejudging took place this morning and the finals will be held at 7pm this evening. You can watch the finals LIVE on’s Free webcast.


The judges have it between defending champion, Candice Keene and last year’s runner-up Heather Dees. Personally, I have Candice Lewis for the win. Candice Keene looked good and since she is the defending champion, I don’t think too many people will baulk at her winning. I’ll be shocked if she’s not crowned the champ for the second year in a row. She presented herself with confidence and had all the details right. Heather Dees came in a bit fuller than last year with a little added size however when she posed she was shaking like a leaf in the Columbus win. I think Heather is a beautiful woman but I wouldn’t have her in the second place spot. Nothing personal, just other physiques that structurally are better and when the little details count, posing should be one.

I am often overly critical of Candice Lewis and it’s because she has so much potential that despite winning numerous shows in 2012 and 2013, it wasn’t until this show that she nailed it. Candice has nice shape, her legs were streamlined and presented a polished look from head to toe. The judges might say her legs are overpowering but I’d disagree on it today. It looks like the judges have her in 4th but it will be close. Camala Rodriquez brought a balance physique and she is strongest from the back. I would have liked to seen her next to Candice Keene for a comparison from behind. It looks like she’ll be in the third place spot. Ann Titone looks good when she stands alone on stage however when you put her next to the other women she starts to fade. She has improved her physique over the years and continues to improve however I think she’ll be in the 5th place spot but could sneak into 4th if the judges favor her to the look Candice Lewis brought.

Gen Strobo brought one of her better physiques to date and I could see her locking in the 6th place spot. She has great delts but her lower body still lacks a bit behind her upper body. Still one of her best showings though and if she snags sixth it would be a score for her.

The rest of the pack. I would have put Elissa Martis a bit higher. I like her look and with a little more stage time she’ll be a contender. Alicia Coates was off her best but will still likely end up in the top ten. Her posing was a bit off, make-up/face didn’t match her physique color and her legs were off from her previous shows. Beautiful girl but not her best showing to date. Ava Cowan will likely be in the 8-10th place range. She’s overcome a lot over the past year and physique wise she was too lean, too muscular and too ripped compared to the other women. It was more of a women’s physique. Look for Allison Frahn, Dana Ambrose and Amanda Doherty to be in the hunt to round out the top ten.

I think the judges will go:
1. Candice Keene
2. Heather Dees
3. Camala Rodriquez
4. Candice Lewis
5. Ann Titone
6. Gen Strobo

I’d have Candice Lewis, Candice Keene and Camala Rodriquez as my top three but it looks like it’s all Candice Keene and then Heather Dees. The tighter race is between Rodiquez, Lewis and Titone for 3-5.

Check out prejudging photos here.

Bethany Cisternino looks poised to win the two-piece round with Tanji in second. This could flip flop but ultimately it will come down to the routine round. Tanji looks like she’s in the driver’s seat to repeat as the champ if she nails her routine. In the third and fourth place spots you have Trish Warren and Regiane DaSilva. Regiane typically doesn’t end up this high in the two-piece and I was a bit surprised to see her in the first callout. I would have liked to see Danielle Ruban and Oksana Grishina in the mix for the top three. Oksana didn’t come in as hard as previous years and downsized her muscle a bit however the judges didn’t seem to favor it to be in the top four. She could be fifth but also 6 or 7th based on comparisons. I like the shape Danielle Ruban presented she could have been a tad tighter but overall I thought it was a top five look. The judges didn’t see it that but she’ll be one to watch in upcoming shows.

A stand-out to me was Michelle Blank. It’s the best presentation she’s put together from her hair to makeup, presentation and her physique. She wasn’t as conditioned as the other women and faded just a bit but overall it was her best look to date and would have her in the top five. She could sneak in there but likely on the bubble and could end up 6-8th. Whitney Jones might be in the top five and will likely be in the 6-8th spot as well. I’d like to see her work on her posing a bit, especially from the back.

Ryall is scratching to get into that mix as well. Her tan was a little light and yellow looking. She had some issues with her posing suit riding up a bit too high and showed some under boob.

Heading into the routine round I think it looks like this…
1. Bethany Cisternino
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Trish Warren
4. Regiane DaSilva
5. Whitney Jones
6. Oksana Grishina
7. Michelle Blank
8. Ryall Graber

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