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Arnold Women’s Physique International Poll, Preview & Predictions


Arnold Physique International

This year the Arnold Sports Festival has added the IFBB Pro Women’s Physique division. Many of the women are familiar names to those who follow the division. The inaugural Women’s Physique International will likely be a repeat of what we saw at the 2014 Women’s Physique Olympia. You’ll likely see fan favorite, Dana Linn Bailey standing next to the genetic wonder girl Juliana Malacarne. Dana Linn Bailey, or DLB as she’s known to her thousands of fans, won the first-ever Women’s Physique Olympia. She finished in the runner-up position to Juliana Malacarne last year. In 2013, Juliana was too big and too muscular for what the judges were going for. Last year, she brought a smaller and more streamlined look and the judges rewarded her for it.

While those two women will likely be the last two standing, don’t count out Tycie Coppett. Tycie is one of the taller women in the division and with that has to enter the show with more muscle than the other women to fill out her tall frame. I like the look she brings to the stage and wouldn’t argue with her taking the top spot. She’s that good. I don’t see anyone shaking up the top three but you never know what will happen until show time.

Cast your vote for who you think will win the the Arnold Women’s Physique International. You can read a full preview on all the competitors on Bodybuilding.com. If you’re unable to attend the Arnold you can watch a replay of the action on bodybuilding.com. There will be no live webcast of the event but there will be video footage provided after the show.

IFBB Pro League Women’s Physique will be held at the Arnold Sports Festival for the first time in 2015. Prejudging and finals will be held on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage at Noon, Friday, March 6.

2015 Arnold Women’s Physique International Payout:
1st: $5,000
2nd: $2,000
3rd: $1,500
4th: $1,000
5th: $1,000
6th: $500

MY 2015 WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE INTERNATIONAL PREDICTIONS
1st: Juliana Malacarne
2nd: Dana Linn Bailey
3rd: Tycie Coppett
4th: Karina Nascimento
5th: Sabrina Taylor
6th: Jillian Reville

Schedule of events for Arnold Women’s Physique International
WHEN: Friday, March 6, 2015
WHERE: COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage
TIME: Prejudging & Finals / Noon-1:30 p.m.

2015 Arnold Women’s Physique International Competitor List
Dana Linn Bailey
LaDrissa Bonivel
Tycie Coppett
Nathalie Falk
Heather Grace
Juliana Malacarne
Karina Nascimento
Mindi O’Brien
Jillian Reville
Jennifer Robinson
Sabrina Taylor

For more information visit arnoldsportsfestival.com and follow @arnoldsports on twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #asf2015 for all your Arnold related tweets.



2015 Arnold: Bikini International Preview, Poll & Predictions


2015 Bikini International

The 2015 Arnold Bikini International is just days away and he only returning competitor from last year’s top five is the champ, Ashley Kaltwasser. Ashley has been on a win streak since she last Spring but you have to keep your eye on the up-and-coming threat, Janet Layug. When the dust settles on Saturday night you’ll likely see one of them shaking Arnold’s hand and accepting the Bikini International trophy. Janet has the stage presence and stunning good looks to take the top spot and there’s never been a repeat champion in the history of the division, at least at this contest. Ashley has a more athletic physique and seems to be what the judges are looking for lately.

The field is stacked with first time Arnold competitors. Look for Stephanie Mahoe and Sarah LeBlanc to make an impact on the top 10. If I was judging, which I am not, I’d roll the dice on Justine Munro, Christina Strom Fjaere and Sara Back. The three of them have incredible bikini bodies and if they are at their best belong in the top spots. You can’t rule out former Bikini International Champ, India Paulino either. The judges will have their work cut out for them next Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

Cast your vote for who YOU think will win the 2015 Arnold – Bikini International. Get a complete breakdown and preview of all the competitors on bodybuilding.com. If you’re unable to attend the Arnold Sports Festival you can watch the bodybuilding.com webcast free next weekend.

 

If everyone is at their best, I’d have the top six as…
1. Janet Layug
2. Ashley Kaltwasser
3. Sarah LeBlanc
4. Justine Munro
5. Christina Strom Fjaere
6. Sara Back

I’m predicting it goes more like…
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Janet Layug
3. Stephanie Mahoe
4. India Paulino
5. Sarah LeBlanc
6. Narmin Assria

JUDGING:
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2015
WHERE: COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Battelle Grand
TIME: Prejudging: 2pm – 4pm / Finals:7 pm

2015 Arnold Bikini International Payout:
1st: $7,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $2,000
4th: $1,000
5th: $1,000
6th: $1,000
Total: $15,000

PAST WINNERS
2014 – Ashley Kaltwasser
2013 – India Paulino
2012 – Sonia Gonzales
2011 – Nicole Nagrani

2015 Bikini International Competitor List:
Noy Alexander
Nicole Ankney
Narmin Assria
Sara Back
Bianca Berry
Christina Strom Fjaere
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Sarah Elizabeth LeBlanc
Stephanie Mahoe
Justine Munro
Noemi Olah
India Paulino
Anna Starodubteseva
Kenea Yancy

For more information visit arnoldsportsfestival.com.



Support Your Favorite Arnold Sports Competitor


Arnold Sports competitors

We’re under two weeks out from the annual Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The IFBB Pro women will be competing in the Figure International, Fitness International, Bikini International and the inaugural Women’s Physique International on March 6 & 7, 2015. You can help show your support by sharing and tagging your favorite competitor with one of the graphics below. Post to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with your favorite competitor and use the hashtag with their team name. The official Arnold Sports Festival tag is #ASF2015. These women work hard and your support will be greatly appreciated.

FITNESS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

BIKINI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS


Follow along as we cover the women’s events live from Columbus. Be sure to use the hashtag #ASF2015 and follow @ArnoldSports on twitter for official coverage.

 



2014 Olympia DVDs


Olympia DVDsIf you missed the 50th Anniversary of the Olympia weekend don’t worry. You can no order the events on DVD. In an email the creators shared, “Despite the incredibly long delay, the 2014 Olympia DVDs will be shipping very soon to bodybuilding fans worldwide. This year’s discs are by far the very best production ever – and you get DOUBLE DVDs with over SIX HOURS of content for either the Men’s Olympia or the Women’s Olympia sets. More content, more clarity – you can join the sold-out arena with a front-row seat at the Greatest Muscle Shows on Earth!”

The Women’s portion is described as, “Ms. Olympia, Physique Olympia, Figure Olympia, Fitness Olympia and Bikini Olympia. NINETY-FIVE fabulous female athletes appear and you get every introduction, every comparison, every pose, the dazzling Fitness routines … you get it all! 10-time Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle ends her reign with a sensational victory, and 9-time Fitness Olympia returns to make her emotional retirement speech.”

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For the first time ever, you will receive TWO discs with over 6 hours of complete contest coverage! Catch all the action including the five women’s Olympia divisions.

Ms. Olympia Results: Iris Kyle (1 – and don’t miss her 10-time champion celebration and sadly, her retirement announcement!), Alina Popa (2), Debi Laszewski (3), Alana Shipp (4), Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia (5), Anne Freitas (6), Sheila Bleck (7), Jennifer Sedia (8), Rita Bello (9), Margie Martinn (10), Christine Envall (11), Lisa Giesbrecht (12), Simone Oliveira (13). Fitness Olympia Results: Oksana Grishina (1), Regiane Da Silva (2), Tanji Johnson (3), Bethany Cisterino (4), Myriam Capes (5), Fiona Harris (6), Trish Warren (7), Whitney Jones (8), Danielle Ruban (9), Marta Aguiar (10), Amanda Hatfield (11), Somkina Lludmilla (12) – and the emotional retirement speech of nine-time Fitness Olympia Adela Garcia! Figure Olympia Results: Nicole Wilkins (1), Candice Keene (2), Candice Lewis (3), Ann Titone (4), Latonya Watts (5), Gennifer Strobo (6), Julie Mayer (7), Dana Ambrose (8), Cydney Gillon (9), Allison Frahn (10), Alicia Coates (11), Jessica Graham (12), Camala Rodriguez (13), Wendy Fortino (14), Andrea Calhoun (15), Sasha Brown (16), Krista Dunn (16), Karina Grau (16), Nathalia Lemartova (16), Zsuzsanna Toldi (16). Physique Olympia Results: Juliana Malacarne (1), Dana Linn Bailey (2), Tycie Coppett (3), Karina Nascimento (4), Sabrina Taylor (5), Mindi O’Brien (6), La’Drissa Bonivel (7), Jillian Reville (8), Jennifer Robinson (9), Frances Mendez (10), Karin Hobbs (11), Jacklyn Abrams (12), Patricia Mello (13), HJeather Grace (14), Tamee Marie (15), Rachel Baker (16), Roxie Beckles (16), Olga Bellakova (16), Nathalie Falk (16), Samantha Hill (16), Sandra Lombardo (16), Leila Thompson (16), Toni West (16). Bikini Olympia Results: Ashley Kaltwasser (1), Janet Layug (2), Stacey Alexander (3), Yeshaira Robles (4), Amanda Latona (5), India Paulino (6), Sarah LeBlanc (7), Tawna Eubanks (8), Noemi Olah (9), Stephanie Mahoe (10), Candice Conroy (11), Narmin Assria (12), Vladmira Krasova (13), Lacey DeLuca (14), Christie Marquez (15), Noy Alexander (16), Jessica Arrevalo (16), Taylor Bentson (16), Kelsie Clark (16), Christina Fjaere (16), Sandi Forsythe (16), Jenee Leger (16), Dayna Maleton (16), Angela Marquez (16), Crystal Matthews (16), Brittany Taylor (16), Nikola Welterova (16).

The Mr. Olympia is also available along with a combo pack. The individual DVDs are priced at $39.95 and the combo pack for the men and women will set you back $75.00. Get your Olympia DVDs here.



2015 Arnold Amateur Competitor Lists


Arnold AmateurThe 2015 Arnold Amateur Competitor Lists have been announced. The Amateur event coincides with the Arnold Sports Festival held in Columbus, Ohio on March 5-7th. Some of today’s leading ladies have competed in this event before they went on to the professional ranks. India Paulino finished in second at the 2011 Arnold Amateur and went on to be a top Bikini pro. In the same show (and same class) was an unknown bikini competitor by the name of Ashley Kaltwasser. Ashley finished in 14th in the 2011 event. The next year she won the overall amateur bikini title. Last year Ashley shook Arnold’s hand as the 2014 Bikini International champion. It’s a great reminder that ever pro was once an amateur and you have to start somewhere.

Which of these Arnold Amateur competitors could be the next top pro? We’ll find out in a just over two weeks.

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE

Women’s Physique Short
Nicole Berube (Canada)
Paola Jaira Sanchez Bonetti (Dominica Republic)
Priscila Cristiane Cavilha (Brasil)
Jennifer Duncan (Indianpolis, Ind.)
Nicky Foord (Australia)
Teresa Heron (Canada)
Jenaya Hofer (Canada)
Amy Kozie (Brighton, Mich.)
De Franciscis Loredana (Italy)
Roberta Gomes (Brasil)
Tiana Holtzhausen (South Africa)
Indira Yunuem Dominguez Lopez (Mexico)
Fino Mara (Italy)
Daniele Oazen (Brasil)
Maria Ortiz (Reading, Pa.)
Claudia Gabriela de Leon Pardo (Mexico)
Rocha Grou Patricia (Italy)
Lada Plihalova (Czech Republic)
Jenna Reid (Canada)
Thea Renee Schuler (Canada)
Brianna Smith (San Antonio, Texas)
Georgianna Spybey (Pataskala, Ohio)
Indrell Thomas (Greenacres, Fla.)
Petra Urbánková  (Czech Republic)
Tammy Wallace (El Paso, Texas)

Women’s Physique Tall
Stacy Always (El Dorado, Calif.)
Julia Axford (Canada)
Marjorie Beck (Brasil)
Tina Chinchic (Warren, Ohio)
Dana Connell (Clarence Center, N.Y.)
Robin Eve (Canada)
Lydia Fernandes (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Julia Föry
Alessandra Grimaldi (Brasil)
Carrie Grissinger (Ozarks, Mo.)
Kathy Hornbuckle (Copake, Texas)
Arie Gail Humphrey (Idledale, Colo.)
Linda Jensen (Norway)
Debbie Marcy (Rochester, N.Y.)
Caló Maria Melania (Italy)
Claire McGee (United Kingdom)
Adele Moyton (Round Rock, Texas)
Ryzhikova Natalia (Russia)
Piari Oksana (Russia)
Susan Ormiston (Canada)
Imane Russchen (Netherlands)
Karma Schopp (Canada)
Dana Shemesh (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Chelsea Staedter (Oceanside, Calif.)
Fralova Tatsiana (Belarus)
Joan Liew Lee Ting (Singapore)

FITNESS

Fitness Short
Elva Concepcion Gonzalez Luna (Mexico)
Shelby Maynard (Bargersville, Ind.)
Emma Paveley (United Kingdom)
Sandra Grajales Romero (Mexico)
Julia H. Luz Sanchez (Mexico)
Dominika Multanova (Slovakia)
Kim Scoffins (Canada)
Shesterikova Svetlana (Russia)
Toni Wheeler (Morehead, Ky.)
Brittany White (Lousiville, Ohio)

Fitness Tall
Kelley Durbin-Williams (Missoula, Mont.)
Foroni Giorgia (Italy)
Narandzic Milica (Serbia)
Toni Naramone (Maumee, Ark.)
Venus Ramos (Long Beach, Calif.)

FIGURE

Figure A
Milly Cowan (Miami, Fla.)
Krista Easto Johnson (Canada)
Sara Huxter (Canada)
Sharonda Lowe (Southgate, Mich.)
Stephanie Onorato (Kingwood, Texas)
Angela Robinson (Canada)
Brenly Rosenblatt (Canada)
Dusty Smith (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Chie Terui (Homewood, Ill.)

Figure B
Michelle Bailey (Trinidad & Tobago)
Emily DeSalle (Springfield, Ohio)
Janaina Ferreira (Brasil)
Ihona Gonzalez (Riviera Beach, Fla.)
Francesca Hartman (Buckeye, Ariz.)
Leidy Hernandez (Spain)
Pam Leather (Canada)
Melanie Noel (Canada)
Visintainer Roberta (Italy)
Kathleen Shreve (Erie, Pa.)
Mercedes Sousa (Brasil)
Finsas Kristine Terese (Hong Kong)

Figure C
Amie Adcock (Woodbury Heights, N.J.)
Ally Chargualaf (Redmond, Wash.)
Jaime Coughlan (Marion, N.Y.)
Menini Cristina (Italy)
Alejandra Diaz Mercado Chavez (Canada)
Ann-Marie Flinn (Canada)
Ariadna Fontelio (Panama)
Amber Forrest (Canada)
Nikolaeva Iaroslava (Russia)
Donya Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio)
Kaitlyn Kollar (Canfield, Ohio)
Jaclyn Lefebvre (Canada)
Amani Moss (Seattle, Wash.)
Donna Murphy (United Kingdom)
Molly Musselman (Camp Hill, Pa.)
Rachel O’Connor (Pembroke, Mass.)
Morgan Oiler (Elkhart, Ind.)
Carolina Solano Peralta (Dominican Republic)
Michele da Silva Pinto (Brasil)
Rita Singh (India)
Karla Plott (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Jeannette Post (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Vanessa Rogers (Canada)
Wagna Vargas Savietto (Brasil)
Leticia Vecchi (Brasil)
Nicole Walters (Findlay, Ohio)
Aimee Welu (Winnetka, Ill.)
Jenna Marie Wilcox (Canada)
Li Yi-Ming (Chinese Tapei)

Figure D
Mabel Alvarez Alvarez (Dominican Republic)
Oksana Balanyuk (Lakewood, Wash.)
Navarrskaya Daria (Russia)
Ashley Garcia (Marshall, Ill.)
Dezio Giusy (Italy)
Carly Gregson (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mariia Gubanova (Ukraine)
Mimi Macias (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Ilic Marsela (Serbia)
Catherine O’Guin (Bloomfield Hillis, Mich.)
Julie Peterson (Canada)
Helen Petras (Canada)
Zuleica Resende (Deerield Beach, Fla.)
Amanda Schmidt (Canada)
Yulia Shumakova Catron (North Las Vegas, Nev.)
Chantal Swart (South Africa)
Carli Terepka (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Agnes Tüske (Hungary)
Jena Weiss (Ardmore, Okla.)
Denise Wortheim (Lake Park, Fla.)

Figure E
Kalugina Anna (Russia)
Avril Belanger (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Yvette Brown (Australia)
Egorova Ekaterina (Russia)
Charlene Gilbert (Canada)
Rachel Killam (Canada)
Kelly King (Canada)
Alisa Kron (Birmingham, Ala.)
Shamaine McVay (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Paula Miller (Rochester, N.Y.)
Barbara Moyneaux (Canada)
Morennah Camila S. Nascimento (Brasil)
Marcia Olsen (Canada)
Viridiana Sanchez (Mexico)
Rachel Solano (Hewitt, Texas)
Chephirah Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.)
Sara Willis (Barbourville, Ky.)

Figure F
Denean Arntson (Canada)
Robyn Askew (Canada)
Delyse Botes (South Africa)
Rebecca Broadwater (Owings Mills, Md.)
Azusena Cardenas (Mexico)
Lauren Connell (Columbus, Ohio)
Ramona Curiel (Netherlands)
Teri Donald (Canada)
Jennifer Gordon (Shelby Township, Mich.)
Monika Kaczmarski (Canada)
Khady Malombe Toure (Canada)
Jennifer Ozari (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)

FIGURE MASTERS

Figure Masters Short
Milly Cowan (Miami, Fla.)
Ann-Marie Flinn (Canada)
Jill Frew (New York, N.Y.)
Claudinea Gentil (Brasil)
Britney Gonzalez (Birmingham, Ala.)
Beatriz Vazquez Heredia (Mexico)
Jennifer Hill (Sumter, S.C.)
Donya Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio)
Shrell Krawczyk (Williamsville, N.Y.)
Sharonda Lowe (Southgate, Mich.)
Melanie Noel (Canada)
Roseli Perfoll (Brasil)
Edna Alessandra Piu (Brasil)
Lada Plihalová (Czech Republic)
Jeannette Post (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Dusty Smith (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Patricia Spezia (Brasil)
Chie Terui (Homewood, Ill.)
Nicole Walters (Findlay, Ohio)
Mel Warrington (Canada)
Aimee Welu (Winnetka, Ill.)
Li Yi-Ming (Chinese Tapei)

Figure Masters Medium
Oksana Belanyuk (Lakewood, Wash.)
Lisa Brown (United Kingdom)
Lea Deonarain (Richardson, Texas)
Judy Doughty (Canada)
Esmeralda Higareda Gonzalez (Mexico)
Carol Grayer (Canada)
Cindy Lee (Waco, Texas)
Ilic Marsela (Serbia)
Hege Mathisen (Norway)
Catherine O-Guin (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Zuleica Rezende (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Leigh Rumball (Canada)
Liese Scott (Round Rock, Texas)
Yulia Shumakova-Catron (North Las Vegas, Nev.)
Mende Todd (Secretary, Md.)

Figure Masters Tall
Denean Arntson (Canada)
Donna Boyd (Australia)
Dana Connell (Clarence Center, N.Y.)
Teri Donald (Canada)
Cindy Gregoire (Canada)
Monica Kaczmarski (Canada)
Barbara Molyneaux (Canada)
Marcia Olsen (Canada)
Jennifer Ozari (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)
Brenda Whitehead (Canada)

BIKINI

Bikini A
Lori Alix (Montgomery, Ala.)
Elisangela Angell (Allex, Texas)
Svetlana Berman-Majeau (Canada)
Ninoshka Cano (Hamburg, N.Y.)
Karolina Fierlej (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
Renee Freeman (Canada)
Bishop Green (Laurel, Md.)
Stephania Fabiola Andrade Jimenez (Mexico)
Heather Krause (Columbus, Ohio)
Deanna Demay Lee (Canada)
Sheyla José Rodriguez Molina (Dominican Republic)
Ericka Jeannette Morales Morgan (Guatamala)
Kozlova Oxana (Russia)
Karen Pham (Canada)
Phananya Powell (Lowell, Va.)
Sierra Roach (Sylvania, Ohio)
Jessica Suarez (Miami, Fla.)
Hyacinthe Tamayo (Canada)
Denis Mireles Torres (Mexico)
Jen Trotman (Canada)

Bikini B
Tumeko Allen (Snenville, Ga.)
Mandi Ashley (Effingham, Ill.)
Caroline Aspenskog (Sweden)
Heather Cobb (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Nicole David (Ewa Beach, Hawaii)
Lauren Elizabeth David (Canada)
Julenoy Dias (Brasil)
Sherry Mae Junsay Espera (Phillipines)
Danitza Alejandra Espino de Dios (Mexico)
Ana Doljuejra (Redmond, Wash.)
Anya Ellis (Canada)
Maria Ferrari (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Larissa Evidente Francisco (Philippines)
Lauren Hagwood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Lauren Hardaway (Coppell, Texas)
Elizabeth Hwangbo (Canada)
Danika Johnson (Fairfax, Vt.)
Virág Kiss (Hungary)
Vanessa Kurtzman (Beachwood, Ohio)
Ashley Lemos (Hurricane, W. Va.)
Amanda Lima (Brasil)
Paige Lodge (Canada)
Jaana Malytcheva (Finland)
Ekaterina Rozemborskaya (Ukraine)
Nancy Rodriquez Martinez (Mexico)
Jenna Parente (Olmsted Township, Ohio)
Sabina Plevakova (Slovakia)
Oemil Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas)
Flor Maria Moran Romero (El Salvador)
Nahed Abdul Sater (Lebanon)
Sachie Sonkin (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Finessi Stefania (Italy)
Lisa Traugott (Pflugerville, Texas)
Alyssa Vance (London, Ohio)
Lauren Wheeler (Mount Morris, N.Y.)

Bikini C
Kaufman Alena (Russia)
Erin Joanna Augis (New York, N.Y.)
Samantha Barnes (Galena, Ohio)
Karen De Beer (South Africa)
Silvie Beránková (Czech Republic)
Nicolene Booysen (South Africa)
Marina Borodyanskiy (Columbus, Ohio)
Tamkia Bullock (Fishers, Ind.)
Carly Byron (Chicago, Ill.)
Burova Elena (Russia)
Katrina Freds (Hamilton, Ind.)
Marina Gatica (Argentina)
Victoria Gill (United Kingdom)
Keishawna Griffin (Mitchellville, Md.)
Giovana Guido (Brasil)
Lindsay Honaker (Grove City, Ohio)
Alexi Rae Irvine (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Stefanini Jessica (Italy)
Thais Urbam Jorge (Brasil)
Jordan Judd (Hanover, Md.)
Pudovikova Julia (Russia)
Sherstneva Karina (Kazakhstan)
Lucy Kim (Canada)
Amanda Kurt (Maumee, Ohio)
Melissa Lefebvre (Sudbury, Calif.)
Chandelle Lombard (South Africa)
Chelsea Louik Peterson (Davison, Mich.)
Shumakova Marina (Kazakhstan)
Renee Mazza (Toms River, N.J.)
Shelbi Neumann (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Maidê Salles Nogueira (Brasil)
Andrea Ortiz (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Shelagh Paton (Canada)
Sauyuri Paula Torres (Brasil)
Denise Trindade Real (Portugal)
Krystal Ricci (Lincoln, Calif.)
Andrea Romero-Munoz (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Julie Royer (Canada)
Crystal Rutherford (Westerville, Ohio)
Natalie Saul (Columbus, Ohio)
Kelly Shamrock (Warren, Ohio)
Cassidy Shell (Winfield, W. Va.)
Nathasha Simpson (Port Sanilac, Mich.)
Jill Smetlz-Klinker (Attica, Ohio)
Tasha Star (Canada)
Joana Talim (Brasil)
Tizana Temple (Canada)
Sabine van Pelt (Netherlands)
Danielle Watkins (Keller, Texas)
Brittaney Weyand (New Albany, Ohio)

Bikini D
Melissa Allen (Tampa, Fla.)
Raven Barnes-Harrington (Pasadena, Calif.)
Olivia Cambalova (Slovakia)
Nora Prado Carvajal (Mexico)
Diane Chazelle (France)
Nora Denno (San Antonio, Texas)
Cara Dukes (Milford, Mich.)
Krasavina Ekaterina (Russia)
Sandee Estes (Reynoldsburg, Ohio)
Gobbetti Fedrica (Italy)
Iordanova Galia (Italy)
Siliana Chanel Gaspard (Houston, Texas)
Chantelle Harvey-Houghton (Canada)
Vanessa Hill (Trinidad & Tobago)
Angela Howden (South Africa)
Nicole Hubertu (West Bend, Wis.)
Tiffany Inboden (Logan, Ohio)
Alysha Jamal (Canada)
Kerri Keller (Canada)
Raquel Long (Birmingham, Mich.)
Kaori Matsumoto (Lafayette, Calif.)
Briana Neumann (Clinton Township, Mich.)
Katya Nosova (New Zealand)
Diem Nugyen (Canada)
Mana Noda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Anessa Norman (Canada)
Jamie-lee Phillips (Trinidad & Tobago)
Tiffany Roy (Canada)
Diana Salamon (Hungary)
Brandie Sharp (Columbus, Ohio)
Naomi Sonek (St. Louis, Mo.)
Sierra Steinback (Canada)
Sheila Tague (Pollock Pines, Calif.)
Diana Hilda Alvarez Trejo (Mexico)
Desma Triplett (Columbus, Ohio)
Jennifer Weintz (Canada)
Joanna Wolosz (United Kingdom)

Bikini E
Elma Adanalic (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
Alina Alexeahu (Canada)
Zubkova Anna (Russia)
Jade Atkinson (Canada)
Olivia Caldareri (Canada)
Madeleine Conti (Atlanta, Ga.)
Brittany Fendikevich (Rochester, N.Y.)
Christy Float (Pickerington, Ohio)
Marcia Cristiane Goncalves (Brasil)
Jacqueline Groleau (Canada)
Vasilyeva Irina (Russia)
Julie Johnson (Fairhope, Ala.)
Jaime Kurgan (Lowell, Ind.)
Jennifer Lee (Columbus, Ohio)
Darlene Lizotte (Oakland, Calif.)
Pellegrino Mariella (Italy)
Whitney Matthews (Canada)
Jessica Maxon (Chandler, Ariz.)
Shelia McCarthy (Eugene, Ore.)
Kalugina Nataliya (Russia)
Elis Naumanis (Estonia)
Lisa Netherly (Columbus, Ohio)
Mariana Maria Pereira De Oliveira (Brasil)
Elizabeth Perez (Spain)
Abby Pollock (Canada)
Laura Prerost (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Sara Reis (Brasil)
Ayazhan Seitkazina (Mountain View, Calif.)
Karina Skowronska (United Kingdom)
Frida Paulsen Stern (Sweden)
Danielle H. Vaughn (Canada)
Susanne Zavelle (Florence, S.C.)

Bikini F
Shellie Andrews (Miami, Fla.)
Stephanie Blackburn (Waukesha, Wis.)
Brittany Brinkman (Columbus, Ohio)
Jill Bunny (Canada)
Rebecca Burger (France)
Lotten Daberno (Denmark)
Oksana Davydova (Ukraine)
Anne Everett (Hampstead, N.C.)
Luciana Del Giudice (United Kingdom)
Melissa Hardesty (Ashland, Ky.)
Kayla Harrington (Palm Desert, Calif.)
Sarah Harrison (Canada)
Lauren Henley (Groveport, Ohio)
Amanda Insalaco (Jackson, Tenn.)
Anna Jaworska (Poland)
Nadia Kovacova (Alexandria, Va.)
Kate Linehan (Dublin, Ohio)
Olya Lomakina (New Zealand)
Traisha Martin (Garland, Texas)
Maria Carolina Meyer Martins (Brasil)
Lyndsay Maynard (Shadyside, Ohio)
Valerie Mazza (Chicago, Ill.)
Leanne McFarland (Canada)
Nicole Muller (Brasil)
Kristen Olson (Ira Township, Mich.)
Jennifer Amari Peña (Dominican Republic)
Angela Palumbo (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
Jasmi Qvick (Finland)
Gabriella Rákóczi (Hungary)
Maggie Resztake (Canada)
Whitney Scurlock (Chicago, Ill.)
Mileane Silva (Danbury, Conn.)
Nataly Castanheira Da Silva (Brasil)
Maria Stamer (Tempe, Ariz.)
Heather Stump (Adrian, Mich.)
Olga Svyrdova (Wayne, Pa.)
Alicia Sweet (East Aurora, N.Y.)
Brooke Tabor (Alburquerque, N.M.)
Cherise Taylor (Chicago, Ill.)
Miranda Van Orden (Lake Ariel, Pa.)
Josiane Weber (Brasil)
Courtney Wicks (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Haley Young (Ames, Iowa)
Rebecca Zirkle (Noblesville, Ind.)

For more information and men’s competitor lists visit ArnoldAmateur.com.

2011 BIKINI OVERALL: Ingrid Romero (USA)
2012 BIKINI OVERALL: Ashley Kaltwasser (Akron, Ohio)
2013 BIKINI OVERALL: Anna Starodubtseva (Russia)
2014 BIKINI OVERALL: Kenea Yancey (USA)



2015 Arnold Kids Fitness Expo Schedule & Events


The Arnold Sports Festival continues to expand and new events. This year multi-day event in Columbus, Ohio has added an Arnold Kids Fitness Expo. Children ages 6-16 (and their parents) will be able to watch various demonstrations and participate in a variety of activities. Children 10 and under get in FREE.

Arnold kids expo

Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO Stage Schedule
Bricker Building, Ohio Expo Center

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will be open from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. The event will feature a variety of sport demonstrations and a stage with two days of entertainment.

Saturday, March 7, 9:00am-5:30pm
9:15 am Cyril Scott Pipe Band and Scottish Highland Dancers
9:45 am Hooping Ninja
10:00 am Extreme Table Tennis
10:30 am Comedy & Juggling of Matt Jergens
11:00 am Richens Timm Academy of Irish Dance
12 Noon Father & Son Jugglers – Rejean & Sebastian
12:30 pm Hula Hoops & More
1:00 pm Arnold’s Quest For Talent! FINALS
2:45 pm OSU Cheerleaders
3:00 pm Chess: Arnold vs. Emma Chang
3:30 pm Jedi Fencing
3:45 pm Arnold’s Quest For Talent! Awards
4:00 pm Self Defense / Karate Seminar with Ashley Hill
4:15 pm World Jump Rope
4:30 pm Straub Dance

Sunday, March 8, 10am-4pm
10:00 am World Jump Rope-Double Dutch U.S. Championship
12:30 am Father & Son Jugglers – Rejean & Sebastian
1:00 pm Richens Timm Academy of Irish Dance
2:00 pm Hula Hoops & More
2:30 pm Extreme Table Tennis
3:00 pm Pinnell Dance

Admission to the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO and the sports and events at the Ohio Expo Center is included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). Children 10 and under are FREE.

Parking at the Ohio Expo Center will be $6 and FREE shuttles will run between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center from…
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 6
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8

FREE Shuttles will transport attendees between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday , Saturday and Sunday.

Ohio Expo Center-Greater Columbus Convention Center Shuttle Hours
Friday, March 6: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO to Energize Columbus Youth
PARENTS AND KIDS CAN EXPERIENCE 28 SPORTS, ACTIVITIES IN ONE PLACE!
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The newest B-I-G thing at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2015 is a focus on kids ages 6 to 16 (and their parents) by providing a smorgasbord of 28 sports and activities at the Ohio Expo Center. And those age 10 and under will get in FREE.

“Each year we try to present a variety of sports and events to accommodate the many ways people choose to express their physicality,” said Jim Lorimer, who has partnered with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to present the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989.

“We created the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO to give parents a great way to let their children experience literally dozens of sports and activities, hopefully helping them find one they wish to pursue.”

The activities and demonstrations available at the Ohio Expo Center during the Arnold Sports Festival and new Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO include: archery, ballroom dance, baseball, chess, Crossfit Endeavor, disc golf, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, hula hoop, Irish dance, jump rope, juggling, karate, lacrosse, pickleball, power and speed training, rowing, Scottish dance and bagpipes, soccer, table tennis, talent show, tennis, unicycle and zip line.

The relocation of several competitions to the Ohio Expo Center and the debut of several new events is the result of the closing of Franklin County Veterans Memorial, which hosted the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989. Arnold Sports Festival events, including the popular 900-booth Arnold Fitness EXPO, will continue to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will be held on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Bricker Building. The event will feature demonstrations by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew, Ohio Machine, Royal Arts Fencing Academy, Cyclone Gymnastics, Ohio State Chess Club, the United States Tennis Association and others. The non-profit Buck-Icon will offer football demonstrations featuring former Ohio State University football players.

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will also feature a stage with two days of entertainment, highlighted by the by the Arnold’s Quest For Talent! Finals presented by Columbus Children’s Theatre from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Chris Kirkpatrick, of the band *NSYNC, will emcee the talent show. At 3 p.m. Saturday, a Chess Challenge Featuring Arnold vs. 8-year-old Emma Chang of Dublin, Ohio will be featured on the stage. (See Page 2 for complete Kids Fitness EXPO Stage Schedule).

In addition to the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO, a variety of sports will be held in other buildings at the Ohio Expo Center, including Archery, Cheerleading & Dance, CrossFit Endeavor, Disc Golf, Equestrian, Pickleball, Table Tennis, XPC Powerlifting, and POWER X.



Arnold Webcast to Stream Live On Bodybuilding.com


Arnold Webcast

If you’re unable to attend the Arnold Sports Festival don’t lose too much sleep over it. You’ll be able to watch the Arnold Webcast stream LIVE and FREE on bodybuilding.com. The webcast will kick off with the Arnold Amateur championship on Friday, March 6, 2015. The Friday night webcast will feature the finals for the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure International. The prejudging for those events will be held earlier and not on the live web stream. Following the conclusion of the pro events, the webcast will switch gears and feature the 2nd Annual National Pole Fitness Championships. If you’ve never seen pole fitness, you’ll want to check it out. It’s incredible to watch and props for it moving to the big stage this year.

Saturday will feature the Bikini International and the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding. No word on the newly added Men’s and Women’s Physique competitions being aired or recorded. The events will have their prejudging and finals on the expo stage, like at the Olympia.

Bodybuilding.com Announces Exclusive 2015 Arnold Webcast
Boise, ID – February 9, 2015 – Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s most-visited fitness website and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, will offer a free worldwide webcast of select portions of the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival, presented by BPI, BSN, and MuscleTech.

The 2015 Arnold Classic is a must-see event for all fans of physique competition. Thanks to this live webcast, everyone can tune in—for free! The live HD webcast, as well as post-event video-on-demand replays, will stream on the Bodybuilding.com website and via the Livestream mobile app.

The webcast will commence with the live Arnold Amateur championship early Friday morning, March 6, from the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. Pacific).

The Friday night webcast will feature the finals for the Men’s 212 division (men weighing 212 pounds or less), as well as the beautiful women of the Fitness International and Figure International competitions, starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific) with a preshow commentary segment.

A new addition to the webcast lineup this year is the inclusion of the 2nd Annual PCS Championship (Pole Fitness National Championship), immediately following the IFBB Friday night show. The Pole Fitness webcast segment starts at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. Pacific).

On Saturday, March 7, the webcast coverage continues at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (10:30 a.m. Pacific) and culminates with the Saturday IFBB night show events at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific). Saturday coverage features the men’s Arnold Classic competition, as well as the fan favorite Bikini International, and plenty of preshow discussion and post-show analysis and interviews.

The webcast also includes the annual Arnold Webcast Fan’s Choice Award, where fans get to vote for their favorite athlete. As always, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself will be on hand to congratulate the winners and interview them after their victories.

Each live segment will kick off with an insightful pre-show discussion hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Dave Farra (SyFy, Fox Sports, NBC), who will also provide play-by-play coverage of the competition. Farra will be joined by a panel of leading experts including Bodybuilding.com team athletes IFBB Physique Pro Steve Cook and IFBB Figure Pro Kathleen Tesori, along with reigning Ms. Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins. Each will provide valuable insights into the streamed competitions as they happen.

Pole Fitness experts Fawnia Dietrich and Annemarie Davies round out the expert panel, and will provide play-by-play commentary during the pole fitness webcast segment.

Stay tuned for details and more 2015 Arnold Sports Festival coverage available soon at Bodybuilding.com!

Be sure to check out all of Bodybuilding.com’s 2015 Arnold Sports Festival coverage at:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/arnold



2015 IFBB Legends Pro Bikini Competitors


Legends Pro Bikini
The first IFBB Pro Bikini competition kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will take place at the Riviera Hotel on Saturday, January 31st. Prejudging starts at 10am with the finals slated to begin at 5pm. Twenty women have sent in their contracts to compete.

Christie Marquez could be the one to beat in this line-up. A name we haven’t seen on a competitor list in quite some time is Alicia Marie. Alicia has been a popular model and turned pro in the Figure division, before there was a bikini division. It’s no surprise that most of the competitors are coming from California buy Florida will be representing as well.

2015 IFBB Legends Pro Bikini Competitors
Las Vegas, Nevada – January 31, 2015

Cynthia Benoit
Melissa Brizic
Jade Carroll
Canndice Chamberland
Kat Ciresi
Ruth Dales
Harriet Davis
Jamie Del Angel
Emma Fernandez
Tamara Haddad
Jessica James
Nana Kim
Alicia Marie
Nicole Markovic
Christie Marquez
Lisandra McGrath
Michelle Mein
Ashley Pfaff
Satrice Rigsby
Chassidy Smothers



2015 Arnold Prize Money Climbs to Over 1/2 a Million Dollars


arnold prize money

The Arnold Sports Festival is one of the few invite only competitions in the IFBB Pro League. New to the 2015 pro lineups are the men and women’s physique divisions. The two new divisions will have an equal payout for both the men and women. The biggest payout goes to the Arnold Classic Men’s bodybuilding winner. The payday for one lucky lad will be $130,000, which is more than the entire women’s payouts combined. The total prize payout for the women’s divisions will be $126,000 with the Fitness champion taking home the biggest pay check. The Fitness women will also take home more than the Men’s 212. Figure is nearly equal to the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding division. See how the entire 2015 Arnold prize money pays out with a total of over 1/2 a million dollars.

Women’s Prize Payout by Division:

2015 Arnold Fitness International Payout:
1st: $25,000
2nd: $13,000
3rd: $8,000
4th: $5,000
5th: $3,000
6th: $2,000
Total: $56,000

2015 Arnold Figure International Payout:
1st: $16,000
2nd: $10,000
3rd: $8,000
4th: $5,000
5th: $3,000
6th: $2,000
Total: $44,000

2015 Arnold Bikini International Payout:
1st: $7,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $2,000
4th: $1,000
5th: $1,000
6th: $1,000
Total: $15,000

2015 Arnold Classic Women’s Physique Payout:
1st: $5,000
2nd: $2,000
3rd: $1,500
4th: $1,000
5th: $1,000
6th: $500
Total: $11,000

TOTAL WOMEN’S PRIZE MONEY: $126,000

2015 Arnold Classic Men’s Bodybuilding Payout:
1st: $130,000
2nd: $75,000
3rd: $50,000
4th: $30,000
5th: $15,000
6th: $10,000
7th: $2,000
8th: $2,000
9th: $2,000
10th: $2,000
11th: $1,000
12th: $1,000
13th: $1,000
Total: $326,000

2015 Arnold Classic 212 Men’s Bodybuilding Payout:
1st: $22,000
2nd: $10,000
3rd: $6,000
4th: $4,000
5th: $2,000
6th: $1,000
Total: $45,000

2015 Arnold Classic Men’s Physique Payout:
1st: $5,000
2nd: $2,000
3rd: $1,500
4th: $1,000
5th: $1,000
6th: $500
Total: $11,000

TOTAL MEN’S PRIZE MONEY: $379,000

TOTAL ARNOLD PRIZE PAYOUT $505,000



Who is Qualified for the 2015 Olympia?


2015 Olympia
The 2015 IFBB Pro League season is set to begin next week and with that continues the Olympia Point Series. See who is already qualified for the big show and who is leading the Point Series as the new season gets started. Currently, there is no Ms. Olympia bodybuilding on the schedule but that could change.

Who is Qualified for the 2015 Olympia?

2015 MS OLYMPIA
Iris Kyle
Alina Popa
Debi Laszewski
Alana Shipp
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia


2015 FITNESS OLYMPIA
Oksana Grishina
Regiane Da Silva
Tanji Johnson
Bethany Cisternino
Myriam Capes
Sara Kovach

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Danielle Ruban – 4
Whitney Jones – 4
Ryall Graber – 3
Chika Aluka – 2
Kelcie Gahley – 1


2015 FIGURE OLYMPIA
Nicole Wilkins
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Ann Titone
Latorya Watts
Allison Frahn
Vera Mallet
Kamla Macko
Renata Guaraciaba

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Brittany Campbell – 6
Karen Noorlun – 4
Ivana Ivusic – 4
Jennifer Brown – 4
Julie Mayer – 3
Josie Zamora – 3
Carly Starling Horrell – 3
Megan Wyble – 3


2015 BIKINI OLYMPIA
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Stacey Alexander
Yeshaira Robles
Amanda Latona
India Paulino
Tawna Eubanks
Stephanie Mahoe
Sarah LeBlanc
Nicole Ankney
Narmin Assria
Janelle Saitone-McGuire

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Christina Fjaere – 11
Noemi Olah – 8
Christie Marquez – 7
Bianca Berry (USA), 6
Tatiana Koshman (USA), 6
Lindsey Waters (USA), 6
Vladimira Krasova – 5
Breena Martinez – 5
Francesca Lauren – 4
Jessica Arevalo – 4
Katherine Ampolini – 4
Jade Carroll – 4


2015 OLYMPIA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Juliana Malacarne
Dana Linn Bailey
Tycie Coppett
Karina Nascimento
Sabrina Taylor
Tamee Marie
Teresita Morales
Heather Grace
Jamie Postill

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Candrea Judd Adams – 8
Leonie Rose – 5
Katerina Kyptova – 4
Loana Paula Muttoni – 4
Desunka Dawson – 3
Marnie Holley – 2
Jane Santos – 2


2015 MR. OLYMPIA
Phil Heath
Kai Greene
Shawn Rhoden
Dennis Wolf
Dexter Jackson
Roelly Winklaar
Essa Obaid
Mo Bannout
William Bona
Ronny Rockel
Abdelaziz Jellali (Overall Winner Amateur Olympia)

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Steve Kuclo – 11
Johnnie Jackson – 7
Robert Piotrkowicz – 7
Brad Rowe – 7
Victor Martinez – 5
Dalibor Hajek – 5
Juan Morel – 3
Daniel Toth – 3


2015 OLYMPIA 212 SHOWDOWN
Flex Lewis
Eduardo Correa
Jose Raymond
Hidetada Yamagishi
Baito Abbaspour

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Ahmad Ahmad – 9
Guy Cisternino – 6
Mark Dugdale – 4
Sami Al Haddad – 2
Tricky Jackson – 2


2015 OLYMPIA MEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Jeremy Buendia
Sadik Hadzovic
Jason Poston
Matthew Acton
Steve Cook
Xavisus Gayden
Anton Antipov
Dean Balabis
Michael Anderson
Rodney Razor
Andre Adams

OLYMPIA POINT SERIES LEADERS:
Michael Ferguson – 8
Jake Alvarez – 8
Joseph Lee – 6
James Hurst – 5
Emmanuel Banks – 4
Arya Saffaie – 4
Paul Batrony – 4
John Nguyen – 4

The next IFBB pro show will be held on January 10, 2015 in California.



Inaugural Arnold Australia Competitor Lists Announced


2014 Arnold Australia
The inaugural Arnold Classic Australia will be held in Melbourne, Australia on March 13-15, 2015. The official list of invited athletes was announced today and the first Arnold Australia looks to be a star-studded event. The IFBB Pro League event will feature the Men’s Open bodybuilding, Women’s Figure and Bikini divisions. There will be a number of other events held in conjunction with the pro show along with an expo. Get your tickets and more information at www.arnoldclassic.com.au.

2015 Arnold Australia Competitor Lists

FIGURE 411:
Many of the competitors will be on stage at the Arnold in Columbus the week prior to this event. Look for Candice Keene and Candice Lewis to lead the Figure competition with Bethany Wagner-Cisternino potentially shaking things up. Anne Titone is sure to be a top six contender and if Camala nails her conditioning she should be in the mix for a top spot. Latorya Watts is also one who could sneak up into the top spots as she showed tremendous potential throughout the 2014 season. Add in Coates, Cowan and Dees and the top spots will be highly competitive at this show. Keene will be tough to beat but it’s anyone’s show when a long flight is involved.

FIGURE PRO
Alicia Coates
Ava Cowan
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Maria Garcia
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Eliyan Lobez
Asher Prior
Tara Ramos
Larissa Reis
Carmala Rodriguez-McClure
Myra Rogers
Rinnah Schmid
Anne Titone
Bethany Wagner-Cisternino
Latorya Watts

BIKINI 411:
You have to figure it will be a bikini battle between Janet Layug and Ashley Kaltwasser for the top spot. After that look for Paulino and Mahoe to be in the top spots. Again, a long flight can throw a competitor’s game off so you never know who will benefit and who won’t from it.

BIKINI PRO
Narmin Assria
Pollianna Batista-Moss
Summer Bernard
Lacey Deluca
Barbie Heng
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Stephanie Mahoe
Jade MacKinnon
Sheena Martin
India Paulino
Anna Starodubtseva
Whitney Wiser
Amy Wright

MEN’S PRO BODYBUILDING 411:
The Men’s show is pretty close to the Arnold Classic line up in Columbus. Watch how things play out there and look for them to be pretty close to the same in Australia. The smart money is on the seasoned vet, Dexter Jackson but young bucks like Compton and a hungry Curry could be nipping at his heels.

MEN’S PRO BODYBUILDING
Evan Centopani
Justin Compton
Brandon Curry
Toney Freeman
Dexter Jackson
Michael Kefalianos
Josh Lenartowicz
Cedric McMillan
Sam Mohammad
Ben Pakulski
Luke Schembri
Branch Warren
Roelly Winklaar

Get your tickets and more information at www.arnoldclassic.com.au.

 

Arnold Australia 2015



2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Contest Schedule


women's bodybuilding
The 2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding contest schedule has been released and there’s a couple of changes. In 2014, Women’s Pro Bodybuilding was dropped from the Arnold Sports Festival which many felt was a sign of things to come. Meaning women’s bodybuilding was on its last lifeline as part of the IFBB Pro League. The division isn’t dead… yet. There are six pro shows on the 2015 schedule however the Ms. Olympia is missing. Will there be an Olympia for the Women’s Bodybuilders? As of now, no but don’t rule it out. I’m told by reliable sources that the Ms. Olympia could be put back on the schedule but when and where has not yet been determined.

If it weren’t for Wings of Strength sponsoring the majority of these shows there would be no women’s bodybuilding. They’ve added another show to the lineup for the women at the Houston Pro, which is the only new event for the Women’s Bodybuilding division.

There’s an attempt online to save women’s bodybuilding but it’s received very little response. You can read the “petition” www.change.org.

2015 IFBB Women’s Bodybuilding Schedule

IFBB OMAHA PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
www.npcmidwest.com


TORONTO PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO PRO
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843  0 tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 –  tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 –  tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION
Over 35/Over 45/Over 55
Date: September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com

2015 IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Contest Schedule is updated at ifbbpro.com.



2015 Contests – IFBB Women’s Physique Schedule


2015 IFBB Women's Phyisque
There are currently 21 contests on the 2015 IFBB Women’s Physique contest schedule and the prize money ranges from $3,500 on up. A number of shows have decreased their prize money from 2014. Four shows that took place in California have been removed with one addition. Canadians will be happy to see two new pro events added to the schedule and are the lone shows outside of the USA for Women’s Physique. There will be new shows in Atlantic City, Houston and Little Rock in 2015. The biggest addition for the Women’s Physique division is the first ever Women’s Physique International that will be part of the Arnold Sports Festival.

Note the dates on the shows below. There are a few that are on the same day/weekend.

NEW SHOWS / NOTES:
• Women’s Physique International – see who got invited.
• IFBB SPARTAN’S WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – San Diego
• IFBB EDMONTON PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB VANCOUVER PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB ARKANSAS PRO
• IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
• IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE

• New York Pro is in Teaneck, NJ and on Sunday
• Dallas Europa moved to June
• San Jose moves from July to June

REMOVED SHOWS from 2014
• IFBB PRO GRAND PRIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Culver City
• IFBB EMERALD CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Washington
• IFBB GOLDEN STATE GRAND PRIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Northern California
• IFBB TITANS GRAND PRIX PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – Culver City
• IFBB FERRIGNO LEGACY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – California

2015 Contests – IFBB Women’s Physique Schedule

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB ST. LOUIS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  April 4, 2015
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB EUROPA SHOW OF CHAMPIONS WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 1-2, 2015
Location: Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB SPARTAN’S WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 2, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB OPTIMUM CLASSIC PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 9, 2015
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Promoter: Robert Blount – 318-347-2208 – info@optimumclassic.com
Prize Money: $3,500


IFBB NEW YORK PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 10, 2015
Location: New York, New York
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB MILE HIGH PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 30, 2015
Location: Denver, Colorado
Promoter: Jeff Taylor – 303‐668‐8578 – jtnpc@comcast.net
Prize Money: $3,500.00


IFBB OMAHA PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB TORONTO PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB EUROPA DALLAS WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 19-20, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB GREATER GULF STATES PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 19-20, 2015
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Promoter: Luke Tesvich – 504‐439‐6224 – NPCLAoffice@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcggs.com


IFBB SAN JOSE PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  June 26-27, 2015
Location: San Jose, California
Promoter: Steve O’Brien and George Jackson – 408‐384‐9039
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclesportproductions.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO
Date:  July 2-5, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Promoter: QC‐BB Promotions – Andres Miller –  561‐376‐9849 – qcbbpromotions@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,000.00
MORE INFO: www.prestigecrystalcup.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267 – info@vancouverproshow.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB ARKANSAS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  August 22, 2015
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over 35/Over 45
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION 
Date:September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: August 28-29, 2015
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso –  BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


OLYMPIA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE SHOWDOWN
Date: September 17-20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 8666762007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date:  October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB ULTIMATE WARRIORS PRO WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE
Date: November 7, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter:
Jon Lindsay 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com

Check back as the shows change throughout the year. More info at ifbbpro.com.



2015 Arnold Athlete Invite List Announced


2015 Arnold Invite
The 2015 Arnold Athlete invite list has been released courtsey of Arnoldsportsfestival.com. New to the Arnold Classic Festival this year are the Men and Women’s Physique divisions. Oksana Grishina will be back to defend her Fitness International Title as will Ashley Kaltwasser in Bikini and Candice Keene in Figure. We’ll see the first two Women’s Physique Olympia champs face off once again with Dana Linn Bailey and Juliana Malacarne both on the invited list.

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UPDATED LISTS – DECEMBER 18, 2014
Felipe de Franco was added to Men’s Physique and Nathalie Falk added to Women’s Physique.

2015 Fitness International (14)
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Bethany Cisternino
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Oksana Grishina
Fiona Harris
Tanji Johnson
Whitney Jones
Sara Kovach
Ashley Sebera
Melinda Szabo
Aurika Tyrgale
Trish Warren

2015 Fitness International


2015 Figure International (15)

Dana Ambrose
Ava Cowan
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Cydney Gillon
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Vera Mallet
Julie Mayer
Andressa Ribeiro
Camala Rodriguez-McClure
Myra Rogers
Gennifer Strobo
Ann Titone
Latorya Watts

2015 Figure Internationals

2015 Bikini International (15)
Noy Alexander
Nicole Ankney
Narmin Assria
Sara Back
Bianca Berry
Christina Strom Fjaere
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Sarah Elizabeth LeBlanc
Stephanie Mahoe
Justine Munro
Noemi Olah
India Paulino
Anna Starodubteseva
Kenea Yancy

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2015 Women’s Physique International (11)
Dana Linn Bailey
LaDrissa Bonivel
Tycie Coppett
Nathalie Falk
Heather Grace
Juliana Malacarne
Karina Nascimento
Mindi O’Brien
Jillian Reville
Jennifer Robinson
Sabrina Taylor

2015 Women's Physique Arnold

2015 Arnold Classic (14)
Mohamad Ali Bannout
Lionel Beyeke
Evan Centopani
Justin Compton
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Vitaley Fateev
Toney Freeman
Dexter Jackson
Michael Kefalianos
Cedric McMillan
Ben Pakulski
Branch Warren
Roelly Winklaar

2015 Arnold Classic 212 (10)

Aaron Clark
Eduardo Correa
Charles Dixon
Eduard Duque
Shawn Joseph-Tavernier
Cory Mathews
Jose Raymond
Marco Rivera
Angel Manuel Rangel Vargas
Hidetada Yamagishi

2015 Arnold Men’s Physique (11)
Mathew Acton
Andre Adams
Michael Anderson
Mark Anthony
Anton Antipov
George Brown
Felipe de Franco
Xavisus Gayden
Sadik Hadzovic
Jason Poston
Rodney Razor



2015 IFBB Pro Fitness Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Fitness Schedule

The 2015 IFBB Pro Fitness contest schedule has been released and things are looking up for the division. No shows were dropped from the 2014 schedule and four new shows were added. The Orlando, Vancouver, Houston and Nordic Pro have all added the IFBB Pro Fitness division to their schedules. The only unfortunate timing, as it currently stands, is the Nordic and Phoenix Europa are on the same days.

 

2015 IFBB Pro Fitness Contest Schedule

FITNESS INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $56,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB EUROPA ORLANDO PRO FITNESS
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Orlando, Florida
Promoter: Betty & Ed Pariso – 8174983631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL
Date: May 29-30, 2014
Location: Rio deJaneiro, Brasil
Promoter: Rafael Santonja and Robert Lorimer
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com


IFBB TORONTO PROSHOW WOMEN’S FITNESS
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 7055610775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO PRO
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO FITNESS
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner  – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, Texas
Promoter: Tim Gardner  – 8139087843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


FITNESS OLYMPIA
Date: September 17-20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 8666762007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mr.olympia.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC EUROPE
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Promoter: Celia de La Rosa -(0034) 915352819 – info@ifbbevents.com
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassiceurope.es


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX PRO FITNESS
Date: October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Betty & Ed Pariso – 8174983631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $10,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB NORDIC PRO FITNESS
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter: K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com



2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Pro Figure
The 2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule has been released and there are a number of changes from the 2014 schedule. A number of events have moved dates and venues so be sure to note this when planning contest events to compete in or attend. The Dallas Pro Figure moves to June from May. There are a few new shows added to the 2015 schedule. Canada will see two new events added to the calendar and the IFBB returns to Atlantic City. Houston will play host to a new Wings of Strength show and it will be on the same day as the Tahoe Pro. Promoter Jack Titone has brought the Figure division back to his Omaha Pro show in May. There will be a new pro Figure show in Los Angeles, but the Cal Pro and Tournament of Champions Figure are no longer on the contest schedule. The Europa Phoenix Figure, St. Louis Pro, Mozolani and Emerald Cup are also absent from the 2015 schedule. The prize money increased for the new Arnold Australia Pro but dropped at the Southern California shows by nearly half.  The New York Pro will move from the Tribecca Center to Teaneck, New Jersey and will be held on Sunday.

NEW SHOWS/NOTES:
Edmonton Pro
Vancouver Pro
Houston Pro
Atlantic City Pro
Los Angeles Pro
Nordic Pro

Dallas Pro moves from May to June
New York Pro on Sunday and in Teaneck, NJ

REMOVED/NOTES:
St Louis Pro Figure
Emerald Cup
Mozolani – Slovakia
Cal Pro
Tournament of Champions
Phoenix Europa

2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest Schedule

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $44,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


IFBB ARNOLD CLASSIC AUSTRALIA PRO FIGURE
Date: March 13-15, 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Tony Doherty – 613‐9388‐0866 – tony@arnoldclassic.com.au
Prize Money: $15,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassic.com.au


IFBB CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS CUP PRO FIGURE
Date: March 20-21, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson – tedwm@aol.com/ John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00

Masters Figure
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO FIGURE
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO FIGURE
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Jim Manion – 412‐276‐5027 – npcfirst@aol.com


IFBB NEW YORK PRO FIGURE
Date: May 10, 2015
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB BODYPOWER PRO FIGURE
Date: May 15‐16, 2015
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Promoter: Ollie Upton – o.upton@bodypower.tv – 01926 485423 /  Neil Hill – neilhill69@btinternet.com
MORE INFO: www.bodypowerexpo.co.uk


IFBB OMAHA PRO FIGURE
Date:
 May 30, 2015
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: Jack Titone –  314‐686‐3828 – titonej@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: npcmidwest.com


IFBB TORONTO PRO FIGURE
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB EUROPA DALLAS PRO FIGURE
Date
: June 19-20, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH CHICAGO FIGURE
Date: July 2-4, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO:  www.chiocagoproshow.com


IFBB LOS ANGELES PRO FIGURE
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay  866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Figure Over 40
Prize Money: $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO FIGURE
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW PRO FIGURE
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com

Masters Pro Figure
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB TAHOE PRO FIGURE
Date: August 22, 2015
Location: Tahoe, Nevada
Promoter: Steve Karr – 775‐375‐5438 – info@TahoeShow.com
MORE INFO: www.TahoeShow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PRO FIGURE
Date: August 21-22, 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐908‐7843 – tgflex@aol.com

Masters Pro Figure
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY PRO FIGURE
Date: August 28-29, 2015
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso –  BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION
Over 35/Over 45/Over 55
Date:  September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


FIGURE OLYMPIA
Date: September 17‐20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 866‐676‐2007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB BORDER STATES PRO FIGURE
Date: October 3, 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Figure Over 40
Prize Money: $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB NORDIC PRO FIGURE
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter: K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com


IFBB KENTUCKY MUSCLE PRO FIGURE
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Promoter: Brent Jones – 502‐387‐3808 – lbrentjones@kentuckymuscle.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: www.kentuckymuscle.com


IFBB FELICIA ROMERO PRO FIGURE CLASSIC
Date: November 13-14, 2015
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Promoter: Felicia Romero – 480‐363‐1723 – feliciaromeroclassic@gmail.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00

Check back for updates to the 2015 IFBB Pro Figure Contest schedule as there are often new shows added, dates changed or events removed throughout the year.



2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule


2015 IFBB Pro Bikini

The 2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule has been released and there are a few changes from last year. Gone are the Europa Orlando and Dallas Pro Bikini shows. The Shredder Built, St Louis Pro (August Pro), Prague, Tijuana, Russia and Ferrigno Legacy Classic have also been removed from the schedule. New to the schedule are two shows in Canada, the Alberta Pro which has the highest prize money at $20,000 and the Vancouver Pro Bikini. Two new shows have been added to the Florida schedule as well, the Miami Muscle Beach and the Florida Grand Prix. The Puerto Rico Pro is also a new addition to the pro bikini contest schedule. The Australia Pro has become the Arnold Classic Australia and with that the prize money has more than doubled. The prize money varies from show to show but the minimum prize total for an open event is $3,500 which is typically split amongst the top three. Some shows will feature a Masters Bikini Pro division where the payout is $1,750 which is typically split amongst the top three. Check back as this schedule often changes with shows being added and occasionally dropped.

ADDITIONS/NOTES
• The Australia Pro bemuse the Arnold Australia and Prize Money increases from $6k-15k.
• St Louis Moved from March to April.
• Edmonton Pro in Alberta, Canada
• Miami Muscle Beach
• Puerto Rico
• Vancouver Pro Bikini
• Florida Grand Prix

REMOVED
• Europa Orlando
• Europa Dallas
• Shredder Built
• St. Louis Pro – August
• Prague Pro
• Tijuana
• Russia Pro
• Ferrigno Classic

2015 IFBB Pro Bikini Contest Schedule

IFBB LEGENDS PRO BIKINI CLASSIC
Date: January 31, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


BIKINI INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 5-8, , 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Jim Lorimer – 614‐431‐2600 – lgreen@arnoldexpo.com
Prize Money: $13, 00.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com


ARNOLD CLASSIC AUSTRALIA PRO BIKINI
Date: March 13-15, 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Promoter: Tony Doherty – 613‐9388‐0866 – tony@arnoldclassic.com.au
Prize Money:  $15,000.00
MORE INFO: www.arnoldclassic.com.au


IFBB MUSCLECONTEST.COM PRO BIKINI
Date: March 14 , 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money:  $3,500.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com


IFBB NEW ZEALAND PRO BIKINI
Date: March 21, 2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Promoter: Moes Elmoussawi – moesmuscle@yahoo.com – 6421567212


IFBB BATTLE ON THE BEACH PRO BIKINI
Date: March 28, 2015
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Promoter: Shannon Dey –  sales.npcflorida@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.npcbattleonthebeach.com


IFBB ST. LOUIS PRO BIKINI
Date: April 4, 2015
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB EDMONTON PRO BIKINI
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Promoter: Rick Knight
Prize Money: $20,000.00
MORE INFO: www.edmontonproshow.com


IFBB MIAMI MUSCLE BEACH PRO BIKINI
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Promoter: Geobanny Paula –  786‐217‐2110 – geobannypaula@me.com
Prize Money: $6,000.00
MORE INFO: miamimusclebeachpro.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO BIKINI
Date: May 1-2, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Jim Manion – 412‐276‐5027 – npcfirst@aol.com


IFBB NEW YORK PRO BIKINI
Date: May 10 2015
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Promoter: Steve Weinberger – 516‐933‐1111 – info@bevfrancis.com


IFBB NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRO BIKINI
Date: May 30, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson  – tedwm@aol.com – 951‐687‐9366 / John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com  – 209‐480‐1798
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB PUERTO RICO PRO BIKINI (open and Masters)
Date: May 28-30, 2015
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Tim Gardner –813‐281‐4696 – tgflex@aol.com / Bubby Lupo – 540‐330‐4784


IFBB DENNIS JAMES CLASSIC PRO BIKINI
Date: May 23, 2015
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Promoter: Dennis James – 602‐363‐0149


IFBB TORONTO PRO BIKINI
Date: June 6-7, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Promoter: Ron Hache – 705‐561‐0775 – ronhache@unitz.ca
MORE INFO: www.TorontoProSupershow.com


IFBB GREATER GULF STATES PRO BIKINI
Date: June 19-20, 2015
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Promoter: Luke Tesvich – 504‐439‐6224 – NPCLAoffice@aol.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcggs.com


IFBB PATRIOTS PRO BIKINI
Date: July 4, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Jon Lindsay 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO BIKINI
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Promoter: QC‐BB Promotions – Andres Miller –  561‐376‐9849 – qcbbpromotions@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.prestigecrystalcup.com


IFBB VANCOUVER PRO BIKINI
Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Promoter: Michelle Krack – 778‐878‐2267
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO: vancouverproshow.com


IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA PRO BIKINI (and Masters)
Date: August 6-8, 2015
Location: Tampa, Florida
Promoter: Tim Gardner – 813‐281‐4696– tgflex@aol.com
MORE INFO: www.pbwproshow.com


IFBB ORANGE COUNTY MUSCLE CLASSIC PRO BIKINI
Date: August 8, 2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.musclecontest.com


IFBB DALLAS PRO BIKINI
Date: August 15, 2015
Location: Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Lee Thompson – 281‐435‐8804 – lee@tltinc.org
Prize Money: $3,500.00


IFBB FLORIDA GRAND PRIX BIKINI
Date: August 22, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promoter: Serge Saric – 561‐460‐6000 – ProBodyOutlet@gmail.com
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.probodyoutlet.com


IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PRO BIKINI
PLEASE CONTACT THE PROMOTER FOR ALL INFORMATION Over 35
Date: September 3, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Gary Udit – 412‐377‐1438 – gudit@comcast.net
MORE INFO: www.garyudit.com


BIKINI OLYMPIA
Date: September 17‐20, 2015
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Robin Chang – 866‐676‐2007 – rchang@weiderpub.com
MORE INFO: www.mrolympia.com


IFBB KOREAN GRAND PRIX PRO BIKINI
Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Seoul, Korea
Promoter:  Alex Hong – cubeintl@gmail.com
Prize Money: $10,000.00


IFBB NORDIC PRO BIKINI
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Lahti, Finland
Promoter:  K.P. Ourama – kp.ourama@kpfitness.fi
MORE INFO: www.nordicfitnessexpo.com


IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX PRO BIKINI
Date: October 10-11, 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso – 817‐498‐3631 – BettyPariso@aol.com
Prize Money: $4,000.00
MORE INFO:  www.europagamesexpo.com


IFBB FORT LAUDERDALE CUP PRO BIKINI
Date: October 17, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promoter: Shannon Dey – sales.npcflorida@gmail.com
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.npcftlauderdalecup.com


IFBB SACRAMENTO PRO BIKINI
Date: November 7, 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Promoter: Ted Williamson  – tedwm@aol.com – 951‐687‐9366 / John Tuman – bbspy@aol.com  – 209‐480‐1798
Prize Money:$3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO: www.spectrumfitnessproductions.com


IFBB IOWA PRO BIKINI
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Promoter: Jack Titone – 314‐686‐3828
Prize Money: $3,500.00
MORE INFO: www.npcmidwest.com


IFBB IRONGAMES PRO BIKINI
Date: November 14,  2015
Location: Culver City, California
Promoter: Jon Lindsay – 866‐370‐3011
Prize Money: $3,500.00

Masters Bikini
Prize Money:  $1,750.00
MORE INFO:  www.musclecontest.com

See the 2014 schedule to compare events / dates. Check back as the schedule often changes throughout the year.



2015 Arnold Sports Festival Expands


2015 Arnold

The 2015 Arnold Sports Festival will expand to the Ohio Expo Center and all bodybuilding events will relocate to the convention center. The professional and amateur bodybuilding events are relocating to the Greater Columbus Convention Center due to the Veterans Memorial closure. There are a number of new events slated for 2015 including the addition of Men and Women’s Pro Physique.

2015 Arnold Sports Festival Expands To Ohio Expo Center & Bodybuilding Events Relocated to Convention Center
18,000 athletes compete in 50 sports and events before 175,000 attendees

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the nation, will move several competitions to the Ohio Expo Center in 2015, including the NEW Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO. All professional and amateur bodybuilding shows will be relocated to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, due to the closing of Franklin County Veterans Memorial.

Sports and events to be held at the Ohio Expo Center in 2015 include Archery, Cheerleading & Dance, CrossFit Endeavor, Disc Golf, Pickleball, Table Tennis and XPC Powerlifting.

The new Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will feature demonstrations and clinics in baseball, chess, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer and tennis, among others. The Kids Fitness EXPO will feature nonstop stage entertainment, a new Arnold’s Got Talent show, and vendor booths. It will be held Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue.

The Arnold Sports Festival’s professional bodybuilding shows that have traditionally been held at Veterans Memorial, will be held at Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Pole Fitness National Championships, returning for its second year, will be held at Battelle Grand on Friday, March 7 at 9:30pm, immediately following Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International Finals.

The Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships that were held at Veterans Memorial on Thursday and Friday in the past will also move to Battelle Grand.

Other new events in 2015 include IFBB Pro Men’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Physique, Model Search, WWE, Chess, America’s Next Great Trainer, Soccer, MAS Wrestling and Rowing.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer have co-produced the Arnold Sports Festival since 1989, when it debuted as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Sports Festival has grown over the years and is now a four-day festival that features a variety of sports, including professional and amateur bodybuilding, strongman, weightlifting, and powerlifting. Youth sports include gymnastics, cheerleading and dance, fencing, martial arts and many others.

Admission to the Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO and the sports and events at the Ohio Expo Center is included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). Children 10 and under are FREE. Parking at the Ohio Expo Center will be $6. FREE shuttles will run from the Ohio Expo Center to the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, March 6-Sunday, March 8.

The 2015 Arnold Fitness EXPO will be held March 6-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and feature more than 900 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and a stage that hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment that combine to make the Arnold Fitness EXPO the heart of the Arnold Sports Festival.

“A Daily EXPO ticket affords a great entertainment value and allows our attendees to experience a great variety of sports and events,” co-promoter Jim Lorimer said. “We are very proud to provide the opportunity for athletes, a majority of them youth, to compete at the largest multi-sport festival in the U.S.”

A daily ticket to the EXPO includes admission to most of the 50 sports and events. For a complete list of events visit the website’s Ticket Information page.

Separate tickets are required for the following events:
• Arnold Amateur Classic Bodybuilding Prejudging & Finals, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Prejudging 4pm Thursday, March 5, Battelle Grand $25.
• Meet & Greet with IFBB Pros, 8pm Thursday, March 5, Hilton Columbus Downtown $25.
• Amateur Bodybuilding Prejudging, Physique & Figure Masters Prejudging & Finals, 9am Friday, March 6, Battelle Grand $25.
• Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International, Figure International Finals and Pole Fitness National Championships, 7pm Friday, March 6, Battelle Grand $50-75.
• Amateur MMA Festival, 7pm Friday, March 6, Lifestyles Communities Pavilion $30-$75 (not included in VIP package).
• 27th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini International Prejudging, 2pm Saturday, March 7, Battelle Grand $50.
• 27th Annual Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Strongman Classic Finals, 7pm Saturday, March 7, Battelle Grand $50-$100.
• Arnold Party With The Pros, 9pm Saturday, March 7, Hollywood Casino $25.
• Arnold Pro Boxing, 7pm Saturday, March 7, L.C. Pavilion (not included in VIP package).
• Arnold, Sunday Showcase Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 11am Sunday, March 8, Hilton Columbus Downtown $50 ($25 for students with ID).

VIP Ticket Packages and individual event tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or 800-745-3000. Daily EXPO tickets are available for $10 in advance (plus service charge) or $15 at the door of all Arnold Sports Festival venues. Children 10 and under free.

Presenting Sponsor: Europa Sports Products.

Diamond Sponsors: EAS Abbott Nutrition, Hollywood Casino Columbus, MHP, MusclePharm, Quest Nutrition.

Gold Sponsors: 6 Pack Fitness, Animal, BPI, BSN, CytoSport, Gasp & Better Bodies, Gymshark, Jan Tana, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Optimum Nutrition, ProMera Sports.

Silver Sponsors: 4 Dimension Nutrition, AEP, ABB Performance, Allmax Nutrition, Beast Sports, Bodybuilding.com, Gaspari Nutrition, GAT / World Health Products, GEAR, Inc., Gifted Nutrition, Kiosk Kings Champion Energy, Liftag Sport, Lone Star Distribution, MuscleTech, Nutrex Research, Oh Yeah! Nutrition, Ricart.com, Rivalus, Rogue Fitness, SAN Nutrition, USN, VPX.

Bronze Sponsors: 1 Up Nutrition, Active Interest Media, BioRhythm, Blender Bottle, Cellucor, Flexicus.com, FUEL, Gold’s Gym, Grow Dietary Supplements, GT Nutrition USA, Infitnitude, iSatori, Inc., Mutant, MRI, MRM, Muscle Egg, N.V.E. Pharmaceuticals, Scivation, Skechers, SmartShake, Twinlab.
For more information, including schedules, locations and hours, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.



2015 Arnold Model Search


2015 Arnold Model Search
The Arnold Sports Festival is always a weekend of non-stop activities and events. There are a variety of new events taking place in Columbus, Ohio (March 5-8th) and one of them will be the Arnold Model Search. The model search kicks off online and the Top 10 in the first-annual Arnold Model Search will be invited to compete in the Arnold Model Search Finals during the Arnold Sports Festival. The registration is open and all entries must be submitted by January 30, 2015. You’ll want to get your entry in early because voting begins on January 1, 2015 and closes on January 31, 2015.

We’re proud to join the Arnold Sports Festival in this first annual event. We’ll see you in Columbus!

The Arnold Model Search strives to discover and reward aspiring “fitness models” through an online contest that will identify finalists that will compete in finals at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival.

For more information and to register, visit www.arnoldmodelsearch.com.

Overview
The Arnold Fitness Model Search (“Model Search”) strives to discover and reward aspiring “fitness models” through an online contest that will identify finalists that will compete in finals at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival. Sponsors for the 2015 Arnold Model Search include, but are not limited to, Maximum Human Performance (MHP), Muscular Development Magazine and Hardbody News. The “Model Search” is owned and operated by the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and the Fitness Factory. (“Operators”).

Registration
Registration for the first-annual Arnold Model Search will close on January 30, 2015

Finals
The Top 10 in the first-annual Arnold Model Search will be invited to compete in the Arnold Model Search Finals during the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival. Finals will be held on Friday, March 6 during the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships at the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Voting
Once a contestant’s entry is approved, her name, hometown and three photographs will be posted on the MHP Web site at http://mhpstrong.com/arnold-model-search/. At that point, the contestant should encourage family, friends and others to visit the MHP Web site link to vote.

The top ten (10) vote getters plus two at-large finalists (chosen by event organizers) will be invited to the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival to compete for the title of “2015 Arnold Fitness Model Search Winner.”

Winners will be announced via e-mail. Winners are responsible for all travel and hotel expenses incurred to travel to the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival to compete in the finals.

Prizes
The winner of the 2015 Arnold Model Search will win a prize package that includes a Sponsorship Package totaling over $4000 from MHP, feature photo spread in Muscular Development Magazine, a feature on Hardbody News and a photo shoot with Lift Studios, and the opportunity to be the cover girl and participate in a variety of promotional opportunities for the 2016 Arnold Model Search.

2015 Arnold Classic Model Search Prize Package
First Place:
• 1 Year Sponsorship by MHP
• Joining MHP Booth Staff at Arnold Expo and Olympia
• $300 in MHP Gear
• $400 in 2015 Contest Reimbursements from MHP
• Feature photo spread in Muscular Development Magazine
• Feature on Hardbody News including a photoshoot with Lift Studios
• Two tickets to the Fitness International, Figure International and Arnold Classic 212 Finals on Friday, March 6
• Two tickets to the Party With The Pros (Official After Party Of The Arnold Classic) on Saturday, March 7 at Hollywood Casino
• Lunch and photograph with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, March 8
• The opportunity to be the cover girl and participate in a variety of promotional opportunities for the 2016 Arnold Model Search.

Second Place:
• $500 MHP Supplement Prize Pack
Plus consideration for additional MHP Sponsorship package

Third Place:
• $300 MHP Supplement Prize Pack
Plus consideration for additional MHP Sponsorship package

ENTER THE MODEL SEARCH and find out more at arnoldmodelsearch.com. Looking for more information on the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival? Check out arnoldsportsfestival.com.



2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini


The final show of the year for the IFBB Bikini Pros will take place in Moscow, Russia this weekend. Only 8 competitors are signed up to compete but it’s a competitive group with 2x Bikini Olympia champ, Ashley Kaltwasser leading the way. Keep an eye on Christina Fjaere as one of the top contenders in this group as well. For more information visit powerproshow.com.

2014 IFBB Russia Pro Bikini Competitors
November 29, 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Christina Fjaere
Ashley Kaltwasser
Olga Korchaka
Vladimira Krajova
Stephanie Mahoe
Nina Ross
Anna Starodubtseva
Sofia Tandilian



2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Competitor Lists


2014 Ferrigno Pro

The final IFBB Pro show of 2014 will take place this weekend in Santa Barbara, California. The IFBB Ferrigno Legacy show will host Open Men’s Bodybuilding, Bikini, Men and Women’s Physique. The IFBB portion will be held on Friday, November 28th at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. If you’re wondering why the show would be held on a the day after Thanksgiving, you’re not alone. It will require competitors, fans and media to travel on Thanksgiving Day in order to arrive in time for the show. Santa Barbara isn’t exactly easy to get to whether driving or flying. One look at the lineups and you can see the timing of this show didn’t exactly bring out the A-list competitors but none-the-less the show must go on. There will be a free webcast of the event on bodybuilding.com which usually only happens with the Arnold and Olympia, so fans can tune in to see the show from the comfort of their own home. The NPC portion of the show will take place on Saturday. No word on whether Lou will be charging for photos and autographs for those in attendance.

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Competitor Lists
Santa Barbra, California – November 28-29, 2014

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Bikini Competitors
Jade Carroll
My Coustels
Barbie Heng
Jazmeen Hernandez
Titiana Koshman
Sarah LeBlanc
Angela Marquez
Breena Marquez
Cristina Mendivil
Edna Olivas
Camile Periat
Lindsey Waters
Katherine Williams

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
Misty Ali
Natalia Batova
Evageline Belton
Holly Chambliss
Jill Dearmin
Dominique Furuta
Jennifer Jacques Conn
Candrea Judd Adams
Eleni Kavva
Marlene Koekemoer
Marina Lopez
Danielle Mastromatteo
Moria McCormack
Amber McElreath
Leona Paula Muttoni
Jamie Postill
Marie Ripert
Jill Rudison
Jane Santos
Ida Sefland
Casie Shephard
Jill Vadala
Marnee Winn

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Pedro Barron
Lionel Brown
Omar Deckard
Constantinos Demetriou
Marius Dohne
Michael Ely
Jerome Ferguson
Will Harris
Dalibor Havek
Stefan Havlik
Rafael Jaramillo
Kiss Jeno
Bola Ojex
Ryan Peteracki
Robert Piotrkowicz
Ronny Rockel
Brad Rowe
Varingh Singh Ghuman
Vladimar Sizov

2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Andre Adams
Joe Cantu
Chad Crouse
Mariusz Czerniewicz
Tim deGroot
Damir Delic
Chad Demchik
Timothy Feuling
Frank Griffin
James Hurst
David Kampfe
Tyler Larson
Ian Lauer
T.A. Martin
John Nguyen
Jake Routt
Adam Schafer
Willie Spencer

Friday, November 28, 2014
IFBB Check In at Granada Theatre – 8:30 AM
IFBB Pre-Judging – 11:00 AM
IFBB Night Show Finals – 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 29, 2014
NPC Pre-Judging – 9:30 AM
NPC Night Show Finals – 6:30 PM

For more info visit ferrignolegacy.com.



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 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: http://npcmidwest.com



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
502.589.5200

For more info visit: http://www.kentuckymuscle.com/KMIFBBPro.aspx



2014 IFBB Sacramento Pro Results


2014 Sacramento Pro

Nicole Ankney took home her first pro victory tonight in Sacramento, California. She beat out Jessica Arevalo and Christie Marquez, who many felt were the favorites heading into the show. Jessica finished in second and Christie third. Coming in fourth was Breena Martinez and rounding out the top five was Leah Brandt.

Nicole won not only the open bikini but also the master’s pro competition. Pretty cool accomplishment for her considering her first show was on the same stage, just one year ago as an amateur. She turned pro at the 2014 Master’s Nationals and showed great improvement from her 16th place finish at the 2014 Tampa Pro. She’s now qualified to compete at the 2015 Olympia.

2014 IFBB Sacramento Pro Results
Sacramento, California – October 31 – November 1, 2014

2014 IFBB Sacramento Pro Bikini Results
1. Nicole Ankney
2. Jessica Arevalo
3. Christie Marquez*
4. Breena Martinez*
5. Leah Brandt
6. Janelle Saitone-McGuire
7. Camille Periate
8. Krissy Chin
9. Queenie Pe Benito
10. Lisette Howard
11. Annie Parker
12. Jessica James
13. Summer Bernard
14. Enjoli Enriquez
15. Michelle Mein
16. Lisa Asuncion
17. Sheena Jayne Anderton
17. Valerie Cantin
17. Anna Lee McKill
17. Nina Sillic
17. Jen Stevens
17. Brie Tawhal
17. Christina Williams
*tie breaker determined placing

2014 IFBB Sacramento Pro Masters Bikini Results
1. Nicole Ankney
2. Camile Periat
3. Krissy Chin
4. Michelle Mein
5. Valerie Cantin
6. Anna Lee McKill
7. Christina Williams



2015 Olympia Qualification Point Series


2014 Olympia Point Series

The IFBB Professional League announced the 2015 Olympia Qualification Series and the point breakdown. Not much has changed from 2014 with the exception of a few shows being added and a couple of shows dropped. The Qualification Series has morphed a bit since it started in 2011 but the current formula seems to be working. The simplest way to explain it is, win and you’re in the Olympia. If you don’t win, then you accumulate points. The top five people at the end of the competition season (Olympia to Olympia) are qualified to compete. The top five competitors in the Olympia are automatically qualified for the following year’s Olympia.

2015 Olympia Qualification Series
Pittsburgh, PA – October 28, 2014 – The IFBB Professional League, in conjunction with Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, announces the 2014 Olympia Qualification Series, a point-based system that determines qualifiers for all Olympia divisions.

The Olympia Qualification Series awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th at IFBB Pro League competitions. At the end of the Olympia Qualification season, the five competitors with the highest point totals in the Olympia Qualification Series qualify to compete at the Olympia.

Since the winner of each competition automatically qualifies, no points are awarded for first place. Additionally, competitors placing in the TOP FIVE AT THE OLYMPIA automatically qualify for the following year.

Points and qualifications int he 2015 Olympia Qualification Series are awarded as follows:

TIER 1: Arnold Classic USA
2nd – 8 points
3rd – 7 points
4th – 6 points
5th – 5 points

TIER 2: Arnold Classic (Spain), New York Pro, Prague Pro
2nd – 6 points
3rd – 5 points
4th – 4 points
5th – 3 points

TIER 3: Arnold Classic Brazil & Australia, Pittsburgh Pro, China Pro
2nd – 5 points
3rd – 4 points
4th – 3 points
5th – 2 points

TEIR 4: All Other Competitions
2nd – 4 points
3rd – 3 points
4th – 2 points
5th – 1 points

The points are accumulated throughout the year with the first contest points beginning with the first show after the Olympia. There have been competitors who tie in points and so far those who tie end up going to the Olympia without a tie breaker being determined.

Announcement via IFBBPro.com



2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Competitor Lists


2014 Phoenix Pro

The 2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro is shaping up to be a jam packed event with nearly every pro division being part of the weekend’s events. The show will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on October 25 and 26th. One thing to note is this is a Saturday and Sunday event. Most shows are Friday and Saturday so plan accordingly if you plan to attend the show or are competing in the event.

These are the initial lists but are not final. Check back closer to the event to get the final list. As you can see it looks to be a huge show with over 150 competitors.

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Competitor Lists (UPDATED ON OCTOBER 22, 2014)
Phoenix, AZ

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Fitness
Chika Aluka
Sherry Boudreau
Susana Cacavieli
Allions Ethier
Kelcie Gahley
Ryall Graber
Natalie Graziano
Amanda Hatfield
Whitney Jones
Sara Kovach
Nita Marquez
Babette Mulford
Irene Nunn
Shelly Paton
Shannon Siemer
Holly Semanoff
Debbie Sizemore
Hollie Stewart
Kimberly Stroup
Tanis Tzavaras

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Figure
Viviana Baca Servin
Shianne Behan
Beckie Boddie
Shalako Bradberry
Jennifer Brown
Brittany Campbell
Kim Clark
Virginia Coffman
Amber Crowder
Sarah Dominquez
Dawn Fernandez
Ivana Ivusic
Elizabeth Jenkins
Kimberly Jones
Olga Karavayeva
Danielle Kifer
Vera Mallet
Linda Potter
Susana Ramirez
Denise Rose
Agness Russo
Tamara Sedlack
Lacy Smith
Melissa Smith
Melissa Spiegel
Carly Starling Horrell
Karly Woodle
Josie Zamora

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Bikini
Sheena Jayne Anderton
Jessica Arevalo
Lisa Asuncion
Yarishan Ayala
Bianca Berry
Michelle Brannan
Lorena Bucio
Iveth Carreon
Krissy Chin
Karey Grabow
Jessica Gutierrez
Solmay Hernandez
Alexa Hotaling
Lisette Howard
Jessica James
Lisa Kelly
Tatiana Koshman
Francesca Lauren
Sarah LeBlanc
Jessica Lynn
Breena Martinez
Cristina Mendivil
Bruna Miyagui
Edna Olivas
Joni Lyn Ortiz
Cecile Palacios
Camile Periat
Lisa Roy
Janelle Saitone-McGuire
Jen Stevens
Cindy Villalobos
Lindsey Waters
Lindsey Wells

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Women’s Physique
Natalia Batova
Laura Boisacq
La’Drissa Bonivel
Shannon Byers
Andrea de Carvalho Ferreira
Margarita Charaim
Desunka Dawson
Antoinette Downie
Cassandra Floyd
Heather Grace
Asha Hadley
Hannah Hallman
NeKole Hamrick
Marnie Holley
Katerina Kyptova
Erin Lawson
Marina Lopez
Tannaz Malek Nasta
Jodi Marchuck
Tamee Marie
Jayla McDermott
Teresita Morales
Loana Paula Muttoni
Jamie Postill
Rita Rae
Jennifer Robinson
Susan Salazar
Kelli Schrader
Rebecca Schubeck
Casie Shepherd
Tracy Weller
Shelly Yakimchuk

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Bodybuilding
Grigori Atoyan
Pablo Ayaia Zayas
Mohamed Ali Bannout
Lloyd Dollar
Alden Gamet
Johnnie Jackson
Mike Johnson
Richie Langit
Nikitas Manolakas
An Nguyen
Frank Roberson
Brad Rowe
John Sherman
Fred Smalls
Ben White

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding
Ahmad Ahmad
Gamal Al Maadway
Breon Ansley
Lyndon Belgrave
Jose Bustamante
Marco Cardona
Pete Ciccone
Mark Dugdale
Wendell Floyd
Shavis Higa
Tricky Jackson
Lorenzo Jones
Hennie Kotze
Daron Lytle
Bola Ojex
Leonardo Pacheco
Jose Raymond
Luis Santa
Troy Tate
Marvin Ward

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Physique
Nick Adams
Matt Christianer
Mariusz Czerniewicz
Damir Delic
Murat Demir
Scott Do
Michael Ferguson
Xavisus Gayden
David Gonzalez
Edgar Julian Gonzalez
Frank Griffin
Evan Gryka
Ryan Hinton
Greg Jones
Qaardir Majeed
Darnell Moss
Freddy Naidu
Jason Poston
Pierre Vuala
Chris Williamson

For more information on the event visit www.europaexpo.com.



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



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