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2015 Arnold Classic Europe Competitors


The 2015 Arnold Classic Europe will take place on September 25-27, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The men’s bodybuilding invites have been announced and it will be a competitive field. Many of these competitors will be top contenders in the 2015 Olympia.

2015 Arnold Classic Europe Competitors
William Bonac
Brandon Curry
Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay
Alex Fedorov
Dexter Jackson
Aziz Jelali
Steve Kuclo
Alex Lesukov
Juan Diesel
Shawn Rhoden
Fred Smalls
Roelly Winklaar
Dennis Wolf

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RESULTS: Big Ramy & Bethany Wagner Win at the 2015 Arnold Brazil


2015 Arnold Brazil Results
RESULTS: Big Ramy Wins 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil & Bethany Wagner Fitness International Brazil

Things played out like we thought they would for the most part in the 3rd annual Arnold Classic Brazil and Arnold Fitness International Brazil. In the Fitness competition it was all Bethany. She won the physique round and the routine round to successfully defend her title. She becomes the first two-time Arnold Fitness International Brazil champion. Regiane was a distant third and rounding out the top three was Tanji Johnson.

2015 ARNOLD FITNESS INTERNATIONAL BRAZIL RESULTS
Placing – Name – 2-Piece Swimsuit Score – Fitness Routine – Total Score
1. Bethany Wagner 6 12 18
2. Regiane Da Silva 7 18 42
3. Tanji Johnson 17 30 47
4. Marta Aguiar 21 38 59
5. Michelle Blank 24 36 60
6. Ryall Graber 31 40 71
7. Ashley Sebera 33 70 103

2015 ARNOLD BRAZIL PRIZE MONEY: Fitness ($16,000)
1st Place – $6,000
2nd Place – $3,500
3rd Place – $2,000
4th Place – $1,500
5th Place – $1,000
6th Place – $1,000
7th Place – $1,000

Big Ramy went home with his first Arnold Classic Cup and won in unanimous fashion. The win has ignited the chatter on can he stand toe to toe with Phil Heath in September at the Olympia? He’s gaining ground but I wouldn’t put him in that conversation just yet. He needs to show consistency in his ability to bring a conditioned physique in more than just one show a year. He has time and tremendous potential though. The win was well deserved as he was the biggest and best on stage today. Cedric McMillan brought arguably his best look and it paid off with a second place finish. Just a few points behind him was Juan Morel who finished second in 2014 at this show but had to settle for third this time around. Victor Martinez was in fourth and the placings for fifth and sixth are still up in the air. Brandon Curry was announced in fifth but on the score cards (which were not added correctly) Toney Freeman was in fifth and not sixth. It’s a four thousand dollar difference between fifth and sixth place. Toney should have 52 points and not 58 as the scoresheet reflects. *An updated scorecard on IFBBPro.com reflects the correct scores – May 31, 2015.

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL MEN’S BODYBUILDING RESULTS
Placing – Name – Rnd 1 Score – Rnd 2 Score – Final Score
1. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay 5 5 10
2. Cedric McMillan 11 11 22
3. Juan Morel 13 13 26
4. Victor Martinez 24 24 48
5. Toney Freeman 26 26 52
6. Brandon Curry 27 27 54
7. Fred Smalls 38 38 76
8. Lionel Beyeke 39 39 78
9. Jose Luis Rodriguez 42 42 84
10. Marius Dohne 49 49 98

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL MEN’S BODYBUILDING PRIZE MONEY: ($65,000) total
1st Place – $22,500
2nd Place – $15,000
3rd Place – $10,000
4th Place – $7,500
5th Place – $5,000
6th Place – $1,000
7th Place – $1,000
8th Place – $1,000
9th Place – $1,000
10th Place – $1,000

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2015 Arnold Brazil Bodybuilding & Fitness Preview Plus Prize Money


2015 Arnold Classic Brazil
The 3rd annual Arnold Classic Brazil will take place on Saturday May 30th in Rio de Janiero. The IFBB Pro portion of the weekend is an invite only competition and it has shaped up to be one the best line-ups of the year. The IFBB Pro League event features Men’s Open Bodybuilding and Fitness. Bethany Wagner, the defending champ, and Ryall Graber the inaugural champ are both in the line up looking to become the first 2x winner in Pro Fitness. The buzz is around Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay in the men’s competition but there are a number of competitors who could take the top spot.

2015 ARNOLD FITNESS INTERNATIONAL BRAZIL PREVIEW
Tanji Johnson will be making her first appearance in Brazil and could shake things up in the top spots. It will largely come down to how conditioned she is and be in the top spots for the physique round. Bethany can repeat if she brings a solid routine to the stage. Look for her to go back to the Hot for Teacher routine instead of the Wicked Witch she did at the Arnold in Columbus. It will likely be Bethany, Michelle, Tanji and Ryall to be in the top spots for the physique round if they are all on the A-Game. Regiane has been placing higher in the physique rounds lately but I don’t see it other than she brings better conditioning than most. Ryall has to bring a conditioned physique if she wants to be in the top spots. She’ll likely be in the 3-4 range with her routine score. Regiane Da Silva has shown she’s a threat for a top spot in every show she enters. She will likely score high in the routine round and don’t be shocked if you see her finish in the top three. Marta Aguair has a great routine and if she can move up a bit in the physique portion of the show she could be in the top spots. Michelle Blank is coming off a win and will look to make it two in a row. She’s improved her physique presentation and routine so she could be up in the mix. Ashley Sebera will have her work cut out for her in this line up and may be have to settle with being happy to be there.

2015 ARNOLD FITNESS INTERNATIONAL BRAZIL COMPETITORS
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Tanji Johnson
Ashley Sebera
Bethany Wagner

2015 ARNOLD BRAZIL PRIZE MONEY: Fitness ($16,000)
1st Place – $6,000
2nd Place – $3,500
3rd Place – $2,000
4th Place – $1,500
5th Place – $1,000
6th Place – $1,000
7th Place – $1,000

My Predictions:
1. Bethany Wagner
2. Regiane Da Silva
3. Tanji Johnson
4. Michelle Blank
5. Ryalla Graber
6. Marta Aguiar
7. Ashley Sebera

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL MEN’S BODYBUILDING PREVIEW
This show is stacked! The only show with a better line up this year will be the Olympia. While there are only 10 guys in the show, they are ten top notch competitors. It’s not like the 10 we saw in California earlier this month where you’re wondering who was who. These are familiar names that will have the fans following along to see who comes out on top. It’s no secret that Arnold loves Cedric’s physique but Rio hasn’t been the kindest place for McMillan to compete. In the inaugural Arnold Brazil he was disqualified for missing showing up late to the competitor’s meeting and ended up not competing after a bizarre string of events. He’ll be looking for a bit of redemption but will have some tough competition. The biggest guy in the line-up and the one with the most buzz in the industry is Big Ramy. The question that remains for the big guy is will he bring the conditioning it takes to win. He’s working with a new “guru” and that leaves people wondering if they’ll have the right plan the first time working together. We’ve seen Ramy go from a giant water ballon in preview pics before to ripped on stage. He’ll need to be on point to win his first Arnold title. Lionel Beyeke will be looking for a top spot and arguably could have been much higher than his fourth place finish last year at this show. Brandon Curry won the inaugural Arnold Classic Brazil and will look to add another win to his resume. He’ll have a tough time overcoming most guys in this lineup due to their sheer size. Victor Martinez will be the x-factor in this lineup and if he’s conditioning could be the winner, if he’s slightly off you could see him in a 3-5 place spot. One of the seasoned veterans to the stage, Toney Freeman likely won’t be the winner but he’ll show that he can still hang with the younger cats. Last year, Juan Morel was second to Steve Kuclo and is coming off a win at the New York Pro. Look for him to be in the top spots when the dust settles at the finals. Jose Luis Rodriguez won the Arnold Amateur Brazil overall title last year and this will be his pro debut. It’ll be a tough show to make a debut at but he should be able hold his own. Marius Dohne needs to bring an entirely different look than he did to Columbus or he’ll be at the bottom of the pack. He’ll be outsized in this lineup so his only hope will be conditioning to keep him in the top five. Fred Smalls continues to improve his physique but has become known for his smooth moves in his routine. He’ll entertain the crowd at the night show but will need a miracle to be in the top five of this lineup.

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL MEN’S BODYBUILDING COMPETITORS
Lionel Beyeke
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay
Toney Freeman
Victor Martinez
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Jose Luis Rodriguez
Fred Smalls

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC BRAZIL MEN’S BODYBUILDING PRIZE MONEY: ($65,000) total
1st Place – $22,500
2nd Place – $15,000
3rd Place – $10,000
4th Place – $7,500
5th Place – $5,000
6th Place – $1,000
7th Place – $1,000
8th Place – $1,000
9th Place – $1,000
10th Place – $1,000

My Predictions:
1. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay
2. Victor Martinez
3. Juan Morel
4. Cedric McMillan
5. Brandon Curry
6. Lionel Beyeke
7. Toney Freeman
8. Fred Smalls
9. Marius Dohne
10. Jose Luis Rodriguez

Visit arnoldclassicbrasil.com.br for more information and follow Arnold Rio on Facebook. The main Arnold Sports Facebook page will also be sharing information throughout the weekend on this event. There will not be a live webcast of the show.



2015 Arnold Australia Results


2015 Arnold Australia
2015 Arnold Australia Pro Results: Camala Rodriquez continued her winning ways with the Arnold Australia Figure title and Janey Layug won the first-ever Pro Bikini at the 2015 Arnold Australia Pro. This event was previously called the Australian Pro but switched to the Arnold Australia. Dexter Jackson won the men’s open and nearly didn’t make the trip down under due to VISA issues.

FIGURE 411:
Camala Rodriquez was coming off a win at the Figure International in Columbus, Ohio and with this victory puts her in a top contender spot heading into the Olympia later this year. The only other leading lady in Figure who was absent from this lineup was Nicole Wilkins. Candice Keene improved by one placing from her Columbus showing and Candice Lewis dropped to third. Keene hasn’t been 100% on the money yet this year and it’s kept her out of the winner’s circle. Camala has improved and while her conditioning is there she could continue to bring up her quads a bit. Candice Lewis has cartoon like features with a tiny waist and boulder shoulders. She’s improved the conditioning in her legs and arguably looked her best ever at this contest. Just two points separated Keene and Lewis. Strobo moved up into the fourth place spot with Watts slipping to fifth. Latoyra continues to be a consistent contender for the top five in every show she enters. Rounding out the top six was Dana Ambrose who also continues to bring an improved look to the stage. Ann Titone did not make the trip to Australia.

Figure Prejudging:


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2015 Arnold Australia Pro Figure Results:
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Camala Rodriquez – 5
2. Candice Keene – 11
3. Candice Lewis – 13
4. Genn Strobo – 22
5. Latoyra Watts – 24
6. Dana Ambrose – 29
7. Heather Dees – 36
8. Myra Rogers – 40
9. Amanda Doherty – 44
10. Larissa Reis – 51
11. Eliyan Lobez – 56
12. Asher Prior – 59
13. Rinnah Schmid – 64
14. Maria Garcia – 70
15. Tara Ramos – 75

BIKINI BREAKDOWN:
Many thought it would happen in Columbus but it took one more week for Janet Layug to upset Ashley Kaltwasser for the win. Janet took the top spot at the Arnold Australia and you’ll have a tough time finding anyone arguing with that call. Don’t be surprised if you see Janet run the table from here on out this year in every show she wins. She has the body, presentation and looks to win every show she enters. Ashley brought what Ashley always brings to the stage. Ashley needs to improve her stage presence, namely walking in heels. If you watch Janet and then watch Ashley it’s like night and day. Just one point separated the two for first and second though. Rounding out the top spots were India Paulino, Stephanie Mahoe and Narmin Assria.

2015 Arnold Australia Pro Bikini Results:
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Janet Layug – 7
2. Ashley Kaltwasser – 8
3. India Paulino – 16
4. Stephanie Mahoe – 19
5. Narmin Assria – 24
6. Summer Bernard – 32
7. Pollianna Moss – 33
8. Sheena Anderton – 42
9. Barbie Heng – 45
10. Jade MacKinnon – 49
11. Whitney Wiser – 56
12. Ebony Quince – 61
13. Amy Wright – 63
DNC – Jessica Arevalo

Arnold with the winner, Janet Layug…


The results from the men’s show were pretty much like we saw in Columbus. Brandon Curry moved up into the top five and Roelly Winklaar ended up in sixth where it could have gone either way in the earlier comparisons. Dexter continues to defy the odds at age 45 and shows the young bucks how being smart with your training can lead to a long-term, profitable career.

2015 Arnold Australia Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results:
1. Dexter Jackson – 10
2. Branch Warren – 20
3. Justin Compton – 30
4. Evan Centopani – 43
5. Brandon Curry – 52
6. Roelly Winklaar – 56
7. Ben Pakulski – 69
8. Toney Freeman – 84
9. Josh Lenartowicz – 87
10. Cory Mathews – 104
11. Luke Schembri – 110
12. Saman Mohammad – 117

See more from the Arnold Australia show on https://instagram.com/arnoldclassicau.



2015 Arnold Amateur Results


2015 Arnold Amateur
The ninth annual Arnold Amateur took place during the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbu, Ohio. This was the largest Arnold Amateur to date with over 800 competitors in the event from across the world. Congratulations to all the competitors who to the stage!

9th Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bodyfitness/Figure,
Bikini & Physique Championships

March 4-8 2015, Columbus, Ohio

International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Men’s Physique up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 494 Caio Pannain Brazil – 5
2 493 Bóas Viera Oliveira Brazil – 10
3 475 Benjamin Chimoski USA / Walled Lake – 15
4 497 Ismael Martinez Rodriguez Mexico – 20
5 479 Dustin Rhoads USA / Fort Worth – 25
6 470 Vinicius Soares Brazil – 22
7 490 Alireza Rasa USA – 41
8 498 Jimmy Norius Bahamas – 44
9 465 Sabej Mohamed Egypt – 47
10 495 Cesar Rodriguez Rosabal Costa Rica – 47
11 485 Jonathan Harvey USA / Mississauga – 67
12 474 Anthony Roberto USA / Sunbury – 78
13 484 John Kmetz USA / University Heights – 86
14 487 Josh Daien USA / West Bloomfield – 90
14 491 Abed Jamaleddine Lebanon – 90
16 481 German Rojas USA / Corona – 113
17 483 James Harris USA / Clarksville – 113
18 477 Charles Cohen III USA / Westerville – 170
19 466 Jorge Guerra Cerda Chile – 170
19 467 Kenlexis Mackey Bahamas – 170
19 468 Ragyth Gomez Fuentes Mexico – 170
19 469 Sérvulo Júnior Brazil – 170
19 471 Zac Willis USA / Dallas – 170
19 472 Adam Hawryliw Canada / Edmonton – 170
19 473 Allan Campos USA / Whitby – 170
19 476 Brian Duaqui Canada / Winnipeg – 170
19 478 Cosimo Agostino Canada / Concord – 170
19 480 Eugene Ambler USA / Mount Gilead – 170
19 482 Hasan Banks USA / Clearwater – 170
19 486 Jordan Moore USA / Alburquerque – 170
19 488 Taras Derzhko USA / Park Ridge – 170
19 489 Saber Mohamed Saberatia Egypt – 170
19 492 Antonino Leone Italy – 170
19 496 Daniel Kielgast Denmark – 170

Men’s Physique up to 172 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 504 Miguel Gallegos Mexico – 6
2 505 Renato Barbosa Brazil – 15
3 506 Alexey Turchenko USA / Las Vegas – 16
4 500 Nathanial Werner USA / Abbotsford – 20
5 501 Ryan Curtis USA / Geismar – 26
6 515 Dennis Johansen Norway – 31
7 517 Hussin Almutawa Kuwait – 37
8 510 Jonathan Scribner USA / Pflugerville – 42
9 512 Kevin Haramis USA / Norton – 44
10 514 Carrara Gabriele Italy – 48
11 507 Collin Mayne USA / Barrie – 58
12 503 Luiz Kokufu Brazil – 65
13 499 Luis Labra USA / Hilliard – 68
14 502 Tyler Johnson Canada / St. Catherines – 70
15 513 Maurice Belec USA / Timmins – 78
16 508 Curtis Haney USA / Goodyear – 87
17 509 Frank Balsamo USA / Macomb – 100
17 511 Janie Fowler USA – 100
17 518 Chris Cavallini USA – 100
20 516 Gregory Mondor France – 100

Men’s Physique up to 175 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 537 Abel Sousa Spain – 8
2 527 Omar Alkhalaf Kuwait – 10
3 536 Marco Fuso Italy – 17
4 521 Raphael Luca Tavares USA / Miami – 18
5 523 Ryan Mears USA / Pocomoke – 22
6 535 Bernard Opoku Bermuda – 31
7 Marco Antônio Nascimento de Carvalho Brazil – 40
8 528 Aaron Schnepp USA / Royal Oak – 43
9 532 Jacob Chapman USA / Lennon – 45
10 525 Thad Tragen USA / Altoona – 49
11 524 Terrence DuPree USA / Westland – 52
12 531 Danniel Hernandez USA / Mesquite – 67
13 529 Barrie Mayers USA / Delta – 71
14 520 Josh Ruano USA / Wyoming – 72
15 522 Robert Quinn USA / Crown Point – 75
16 534 Justin Flynn Ireland – 76
17 533 Jacob White USA / Rio Grande – 80
18 526 Tremel Guilkay USA / Corapolis – 84

Men’s Physique up to 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 548 Julio Gamez Venezuela – 8
2 582 Andrea Mosti Italy – 14
3 590 George Luis Estrella Dominican Republic – 15
4 551 Marwan Alkandery Kuwait – 23
5 558 Chris McGowan USA / Elmira – 26
6 547 Felipe Kokudai Brazil – 28
7 570 Steven Todd Germany – 33
8 544 Stanleigh Mitchell Canada / Ajax – 44
9 552 Petter Gronningsaether Norway – 47
10 546 Trevor Opalewski USA / St. Clair Shores – 51
11 563 Elliott Samartano USA / Naperville – 52
12 553 Soufian Ahankour Morocco – 55
13 549 Kim Falk Norway – 62
14 566 Gunnar Mikula USA / Strongsivlle – 70
15 577 Gabriel Sey United Kingdom – 195
16 556 Wilfredo Lopez Venezuela – 228
17 587 Eduardo Monteiro Brazil – 231
18 585 Daniel Mazzola New Zealand – 232
19 584 Dániel Dengi Hungary – 233
20 572 Jorge Mojica USA / Perthambox – 270
21 554 Stanislas Delongeaux Nigeria – 270
22 561 David Key USA / Columbus – 270
22 574 Josh Bryan USA / Fairborn – 270
22 576 Zachary Davis USA / Graceton – 270
22 578 Kurt Dell New Zealand – 270
26 539 Michael Grayer USA / Burlington – 270
26 540 Michael Stokes USA / Mount Pleasant – 270
26 541 Oreste Leone USA / Sanrnia – 270
26 542 Patrick Jones USA / Pleasant Prairie – 270
26 543 Reginald Weaver USA / Miamisburg – 270
26 545 Tim Moreland USA / Crown City – 270
26 550 Luis Orlando Panama – 270
26 555 Vladimir Korsunskii Russia – 270
26 557 Adam Nagy Hungary – 270
26 559 Chris Papasauuas USA / Astoria – 270
26 560 Daniel Stevenson USA / Delaware – 270
26 562 Donell Hawkins USA / New York – 270
26 564 Evan Storts USA / Columbus – 270
26 565 Garret McCarty USA / Chesterfield – 270
26 567 Ivory Wilcox USA / Terre Haute – 270
26 568 James Frith USA / Concord – 270
26 569 Jeff Davis USA / Moraine – 270
26 571 John Quinlan USA / Peabody – 270
26 573 Joseph Fradelakis USA / Manasses – 270
26 575 Tyler Sandell USA / Republic – 270
26 579 Aleksander Prikhodko Russia – 270
26 580 Alexandru Ceobanu Romania – 270
26 581 Ali Omar Salman Iraq – 270
26 583 Anthomy Amar France – 270
26 586 Domenico Graziuso Italy – 270
26 588 Emil Empacher Denmark – 270
26 589 Filip Šteflovic Czech Republic – 270
26 591 Jelani Ask Norway – 270
26 592 John Albert Estrella Dominican Republic – 270

Men’s Physique up to 182 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 608 Benyamin Jahrami USA – 7
2 601 Darnell Willliams Canada / Ajax – 15
3 609 Mahmoud Alnajjar Kuwait – 17
4 610 David Kolo France – 18
5 604 Ivan Voineac USA / Penfield – 25
6 602 Erique Dozier USA / Akron – 29
7 597 Lucas Malta Ferrara Brazil – 40
8 603 Hong Kim USA / Elkton – 46
9 612 47
10 606 Josh Miller USA / Lexington – 53
11 592 John Albert Estrella Dominican Republic – 65
12 595 Kosta Velissariou USA / Durham – 66
13 591 – 81
13 600 Connery Wheaton USA / Penfield – 81
15 607 Benji Kil USA – 90
16 605 Joe Arena USA / Columbia Station – 95
17 573 – 111
18 611 Jiyue Fei China – 114
19 639 – 117
20 599 Byron Moody USA / Takoma Park – 120
21 594 Ken Harleyken-Alcocet USA / Alburquerque – 120
22 402 – 120
23 596 Nathan Loden USA / Columbus – 120
23 598 Bradley Walker USA / Stone Mountain – 120

Men’s Physique over 182 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 613 Joshua Self USA / Las Vegas – 9
2 626 Juan Herrera Ramirez Mexico – 13
3 625 Shawn Phillips USA / San Antonio – 19
4 623 Ryan G. Rosengren Canada / Edmonton – 21
5 798 Ethan Arendt USA / Peotone – 24
6 630 Aaron Harvey USA / Brooklyn – 28
7 624 Scott Oros USA / West Sacramento – 31
8 621 Robert Timms USA / Goodyear – 46
9 616 Matt Froese USA / Abbotsford – 47
10 618 Neal Cash USA / Miamisburg – 52
11 632 Alireza Azarbus Canada / Vancouver – 53
12 649 Jirí Procházka Czech Republic – 55
13 642 Jeff Chmielewski Canada / Calgary – 62
14 614 Justin Turner USA / Sterling Heights – 63
15 645 Deon Brangman Bermuda – 101
16 634 Anthony Clyde Gibson USA / Queens – 127
17 647 Anthony Rufus Australia – 151
18 628 Maximiliano Ferres Chile – 180
19 615 Marcus Raney USA / Gahanna – 205
20 638 Dalton Goetz USA / Riga – 205
20 643 John Piedrahita Canada / Toronto – 205
22 428 Konur Denli Switzerland – 205
22 455 – 205
22 488 – 205
22 617 Matthew Coyne USA / Columbus – 205
22 619 Nicholas Thomas USA / Austin – 205
22 620 Peter Stepkowski USA / Harwood Heights – 205
22 622 Ryan Brooks USA / Vanlue – 205
22 629 Vadim Kazeyko Russia – 205
22 631 Aaron Robey USA / Jonesboro – 205
22 633 Andy Just USA / Grand Forks – 205
22 635 Artiom Skvorcov USA / Las Vegas – 205
22 636 Benjamin Humphrey USA / West Chester – 205
22 637 Braxton Wright USA / Mansfield – 205
22 639 Donnie Anderson USA / Federal Way – 205
22 640 Felix Adeye USA / Gahanna – 205
22 641 Jason Spencer USA / Lewis Center – 205
22 644 Arnbor Sverrir Sigurdarson Iceland – 205
22 646 Ethan Quant Bahamas – 205
22 648 Daniel Minarský Czech Republic – 205
22 799 Elliott Allen USA / Channahon – 205

Men’s Physique OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 608 Benyamin Jahrami USA – 10
2 548 Julio Gamez Venezuela – 16
3 504 Miguel Gallegos Mexico – 17
4 537 Abel Sousa Spain – 19
5 494 Caio Pannain Brazil – 22
6 613 Joshua Self USA – 27

Women’s Physique up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 669 Claudia de Leon Pardo Mexico – 27
2 657 Petra Urbánková Czech Republic – 35
3 658 Priscila Cavilha Brazil – 37
4 670 Daniele Oazen Brazil – 55
5 654 Mara Fino Italy – 72
6 664 Jenaya Hofer Canada / Winnipeg – 25
7 655 Nicky Foord Australia – 32
8 665 Jenna Reid Canada / Belleville – 42
9 656 Patricia Rocha Grou Italy – 49
10 668 Loredana De Franciscis Italy – 52
11 660 Brianna Smith USA / San Antonio – 55
12 659 Roberta Gomes Brazil – 58
13 652 Teresa Heron USA / Etobicoke – 59
14 663 Indrell Thomas USA / Greenacres – 70
15 651 Tammy Wallace USA / El Paso – 86
16 661 Saundra Griffin Germany – 88
17 666 Julia Axford Canada / Ottawa – 93
18 667 Susan Rebello Bermuda – 95
19 653 Lada Plíhalová Czech Republic – 105
20 662 Georgianna Spybey USA / Pataskala – 107
21 671 Indira Dominguez Lopez Mexico – 110
22 57 – 110
22 672 Jennifer Amari Dominican Republic – 110

Women’s Physique over 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 680 Susan Ormiston Canada / Winnipeg – 21
2 686 Paola Sanchez Dominican Republic – 37
3 694 Joan Liew Singapore – 44
4 677 Nicole Berube Canada / Edmonton – 61
5 683 Marjorie Beck Brazil – 62
6 675 Kathy Hornbuckle USA / Copake – 36
7 691 Meghan Taylor USA – 39
8 681 Tina Chinchic USA / Warren – 39
9 687 Ariel Gail Humphrey USA / Idledale – 43
10 690 Debbie Marcy USA / Rochester – 48
11 676 Lydia Fernandes USA / Albuquerque – 55
12 682 Julia Föry Switzerland – 63
13 684 Melania Calo’ Italy – 66
14 695 Linda Rambo Norway – 68
15 679 Stacy Always USA / El Dorado – 72
16 688 Carrie Grissinger USA / Ozark – 85
17 678 Robin Eve Canada / Windsor – 88
18 693 Claire McGee United Kingdom – 103
19 685 Oksana Piari Russia – 104
20 692 Alessandra Grimaldi Brazil – 106
21 689 Dana Shemesh USA / Fort Lauderdale – 109
22 674 Karma Schopp USA / Calgary – 110

Women’s Physique OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 669 Claudia de Leon Pardo Mexico – 6
2 680 Susan Ormiston Canada – 9

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 5 Manoj Majumder India – 23
2 4 Gianluca Fiorenti Italy – 26
3 2 Stefano Paniccia’ Italy – 44
4 1 Sengee Otgontsend Mongolia – 62
5 3 Dwight Buckles USA / Hagerstown – 73

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 8 Aleksei Shaev Russia – 26
2 7 Rodrigo Coelho Brazil – 30
3 18 Gergely Arnold Hungary – 37
4 16 Igor Rashoiants Ukraine – 63
5 14 Gabor Mitja Slovenia – 73
6 11 Marcello Rafaeli Brazil – 27
7 17 Austin Williams United Kingdom – 36
8 9 Eduardo Biolchi Brazil – 39
9 12 Alberto Maiorana Italy – 45
10 10 Wayne Sutherland USA / Brantford – 50
DNC 13 Darin Johnson USA / Chattanooga
DQ* 15 Mahdi Zatparvar USA
Disqualification

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 25 Svetozar Milenkovic Serbia – 17
2 23 Majid Ghamari USA / Reseda – 34
3 24 Renko Bostjan Slovenia – 51
4 26 Michael O’Connor USA / Pembroke – 53
5 28 Jan Toušek Czech Republic – 69
6 29 Robin A. Johnson Jr. USA / Round Rock – 30
7 27 Ning Wang China – 33

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 8 Aleksei Shaev Russia – 7
2 25 Svetozar Milenkovic Serbia – 8

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding over 40
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 33 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 23
2 39 Jicheng Qian China – 33
3 42 Mikhail Iusev Russia – 52
4 34 Ashraf Mohamad Hussein Egypt – 72
5 36 Didier Espinosa Panama – 74
6 43 Carlos Alamilla Mexico – 32
7 31 Issa Krinbe Lebanon – 68
8 37 Flavio Passerini Italy – 76
9 44 Michael Nelson USA / Battle Creek – 79
10 32 Larry Ray Jr. USA / Randallstown – 80
11 38 Omar Holt USA / Richland – 81
12 45 Sergei Udalev Russia – 81
13 40 Jeff Bolton USA / Battle Creek – 82
14 41 Rick Lindsey USA / Marion – 83
15 46 Zak Pallikaros United Kingdom – 84
16 35 Larry Schwandt USA / Cleveland – 85
17 47 – 85
DNC 30 Amir Amin Ismail Meabed Egypt

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding over 50
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 64 Nortom James Murayama Brazil 82.7 – 5
2 55 Geronimo Risso Peru 89.9 – 11
3 61 José Carlos Rebolo Portugal 92.5 – 19
4 59 Xinmin Yang China 74.9 – 21
5 63 Allan Graham USA / Whitby – 24
6 62 Eduardo da Motta Brazil – 25
7 53 Lee Kirkwood USA / Michigan City – 58
8 54 John Carr USA / Palm Desert – 58
9 56 Rinze F. Bustra USA / Cape May Court House – 59
10 58 Scott Canatsey USA / Union – 60
11 60 Terry Walker USA / Adrian – 60
DNC 57 Luiz Carlos Sarmento Brazil

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 64 Nortom James Murayama Brazil – 7
2 33 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 8

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 422 Melanie Noel Canada / Bois-des-filion – 6
2 438 Cristina Menini Italy – 10
3 444 Roberta Visintainer Italy – 16
4 435 Julia Luz Sanchez Mexico – 20
5 423 Milly Cowan USA / Miami – 23
6 436 Josefina Monsivais USA – 27
7 429 Ann-Marie Flinn USA / Dartmouth – 38
8 441 Claudinea Gentil Brazil – 41
9 419 Judy Doughty USA / Selwyn – 49
10 427 Yi-Ming Li Chinese Taipei – 56
11 425 Shrell Krawczyk USA / Williamsvillle – 59
12 442 Edna Piu Brazil – 59
13 421 Mel Warrington USA / Guelph – 62
14 433 Jeannette Post USA / Delray Beach – 64
15 440 Beatriz Vazquez Mexico – 109
16 443 Elva Gonzalez Mexico – 110
17 437 Yulia Shumakova-Catron USA / North Las Vegas – 116
18 431 Chie Terui USA / Homewood – 118
19 434 Jennifer Hill USA / Sumter – 119
20 426 Roseli Perfoll Brazil – 123
21 420 Liese Scott USA / Round Rock – 125
22 430 Britney Gonzalez USA / Birmingham – 126
23 424 Nicole Walters USA / Findlay – 127
24 428 Aimee Welu USA / Winnetka – 128
25 439 Samantha Barnes USA – 128
26 432 Dusty Smith USA / Palm Beach Gardens – 129
27 445 – 130

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 168 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 452 Donya Jackson USA – 12
2 453 Zuleica Rezende USA / Deerfield Beach – 12
3 446 Mende Todd USA / Secsetasy – 13
4 454 Giusy Dezio Italy – 13
5 456 Hege Mathisen Norway – 25
6 447 Oksana Balanyuk USA / Lakewood – 29
7 450 Carol Grayer USA / Burlington – 37
8 449 Brenda Whitehead USA / Langley – 38
9 448 Marsela Ilic Serbia – 47
10 451 Catherine O’Guin USA / Bloomfield Hills – 47
11 455 Esmeralda Higareda Mexico – 55

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) over 168 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 461 Barbara Molyneaux Canada / Ottawa – 5
2 458 Marcia Olsen USA / Dartmouth – 12
3 821 Jennifer Ozari USA / Carlsbad – 15
4 463 Denean Arntson USA / Fort St. John – 21
5 459 Teri Donald Canada / Fredericton – 27
6 819 Monika Kaczmarski Canada – 31
7 464 Donna Boyd Australia – 32
8 462 Dana Connell USA / Clarence Center – 36
9 460 Rosemarie Roodenburg Netherlands – 45

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) Overall
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 422 Melanie Noel Canada – 7
2 461 Barbara Molyneaux Canada – 10
3 452 Donya Jackson USA – 13

Women’s Fitness up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 68 Dominika Multanova Slovakia – 16
2 70 Emma Paveley United Kingdom – 23
3 67 Kim Scoffins USA / Mission – 36
4 72 Brittany White USA / Louisville – 36
5 69 Shelby Maynard USA / Bargersville – 46
6 71 Toni Wheeler USA / Morehead – 54

Women’s Fitness over 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 76 Giorgia Foroni Italy – 12
2 75 Svetlana Shesterikova Russia – 18
3 74 Kelley Durbin-Williams USA / Missoula – 30

Women’s Fitness OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 76 Giorgia Foroni Italy – 7
2 68 Dominika Multanova Slovakia – 8

Women’s Bikini up to 155 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 87 Sherry Junsay Espera Philippines – 6
2 91 Mary Carriedo Canada – 13
3 94 Stephania Andrade Mexico – 21
4 81 Karen Pham USA / Winnepeg – 22
5 92 Jessica Suarez USA / Miami – 22
6 85 Oxana Kozlova Russia – 24
7 93 Svetlana Berman-Majeau USA / Edmonton – 38
8 83 Larissa Evidente Francisco Philippines – 42
9 89 Itzel Marquez Pineda Mexico – 46
10 88 Renee Freeman USA / London – 50
11 90 Sierra Roach USA / Sylvania – 53
12 84 Karolina Fierlej USA / Boynton Beach – 56
13 82 Heather Krause USA / Columbus – 66
14 86 Ninoshka Cano USA / Hamburg – 68

Women’s Bikini up to 159 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 103 Anya Ellis USA / Toronto – 6
2 109 Danitza Espino Mexico – 12
3 117 Julenoy Dias Brazil – 12
4 129 Renee Mazza USA / Toms River – 26
5 137 Flor Maria Romero El Salvador – 27
6 132 Thais Urbam Jorge Brazil – 28
7 111 Elisangela Angell USA / Allex – 43
8 115 Jaana Malytcheva Finland – 43
9 110 Diane Chazelle France – 49
10 105 Brittaney Weyand USA / New Albany – 55
11 102 Ana Doliveira USA / Redmond – 75
12 136 Virág Kiss Hungary – 109
13 134 Tumeko Allen USA / Snellville – 119
14 135 Vanessa Kurtzman USA / Beachwood – 137
15 116 Jenna Parente USA / Olmsted Twp. – 160
16 128 Oemil Rodriguez USA / San Antonio – 165
17 133 Tizana Temple Canada / Toronto – 166
18 125 Maria Ferrari USA / Boca Raton – 166
19 127 Nancy Rodriguez Mexico – 167
20 123 Lisa Traugott USA / Pflugerville – 190
21 113 Heather Cobb USA / Grand Rapids – 190
21 120 Lauren Hardaway USA / Coppell – 190
23 104 Bishop Green USA / Laurel – 190
23 107 Chandelle Lombard South Africa – 190
23 118 Karen De Beer South Africa – 190
23 124 Mandi Ashley USA / Effingham – 190
27 100 Alena Kaufman Russia – 190
27 101 Alyx Fleshman USA – 190
27 106 Caroline Aspenskog Sweden – 190
27 108 Danika Johnson USA / Fairfax – 190
27 112 Ericka Morales Guatemala – 190
27 114 Hyacinthe Tamayo USA / St. Albert – 190
27 119 Lauren Elizabeth David USA / Montreal – 190
27 121 Lauren Wheeler USA / Mount Morris – 190
27 122 Lindsay Honaker USA / Grove City – 190
27 126 Melissa Lefebvre USA / Sudbury – 190
27 130 Sabine van Pelt Netherlands – 190
27 131 Stefania Finessi Italy – 190

Women’s Bikini up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 165 Sabina Plevakova Slovakia – 6
2 179 Katrina Freds USA / Hamilton – 11
3 178 Julie Royek USA / St Jerome – 15
4 168 Alexi Rae Irvine USA / Las Vegas – 22
5 152 Phananya Powell USA / Lorton – 23
6 154 Sandee Estes USA / Reynoldsburg – 26
7 172 Cassidy Shell USA / Winfield – 46
8 156 Shelbi Neumann USA / Clinton Township – 46
9 181 Jessica Stefanini Italy – 47
10 174 Chelsea Louik Peterson USA / Davison – 49
11 166 Sayuri Paula Torres Brazil – 49
12 157 Tamika Bullock USA / Fishers – 60
13 176 Emily DeSalle USA / Springfield – 73
14 147 Lucy Kim USA / Richmond Hill – 82
15 171 Carly Byron USA / Chicago – 97
16 162 Maide Salles Nogueira Brazil – 118
17 175 Crystal Rutherford USA / Westerville – 121
18 163 Marina Gatica Argentina – 168
19 160 Julia Pudovikova Russia – 171
20 148 Marina Borodyanskiy USA / Columbus – 190
20 177 Erin Joanna Augis USA / New York – 190
22 145 Kelly Shamrock USA / Warren – 190
22 146 Krystal Ricci USA / Lincoln – 190
22 149 Naomi Sonnek USA / St. Louis – 190
22 150 Natalie Saul USA / Columbus – 190
22 151 Paige Lodge USA / Abbotsford – 190
22 155 Shelagh Paton USA / Edmonton – 190
22 158 Tasha Star USA / Woodbridge – 190
22 159 Livia Serpo Melo Brazil – 190
22 161 Kin Gutierrez Kuruz Chile – 190
22 164 Nicolene Booysen South Africa – 190
22 167 Silvie Beránková Czech Republic – 190
22 169 Alyssa Vance USA / London – 190
22 170 Ashley Lemos USA / Hurricane – 190
22 173 Chantelle Harvey-Houghton USA / Winnipeg – 190
22 180 Giovana Guido Brazil – 190
22 182 Natasha Simpson USA – 190

Women’s Bikini up to 167 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 199 Katya Nosova New Zealand – 8
2 204 Vanessa Hill Trinidad & Tobago – 14
3 200 Márcia Gonçalves Brazil – 18
4 203 Olivia Cambalova Slovakia – 23
5 217 Diana Salamon Hungary – 28
6 211 Desma Triplett USA / Columbus – 29
7 216 Celia Guadarrama Soto Mexico – 30
8 228 Madeleine Conti USA / Atlanta – 44
9 196 Siliana Chanel Gaspard USA / Houston – 45
10 230 Melissa Allen USA / Tampa – 46
11 213 Jennifer Weintz USA / Vancouver – 53
12 210 Deanna Demay Lee USA / Tononto – 55
13 218 Ekaterina Rozemborskaya Ukraine – 64
14 224 Joanna Wolosz United Kingdom – 148
15 222 Irina Vasilyeva Russia – 150
15 231 Nicole Hubertu USA / West Bend – 150
17 197 Tiffany Inboden USA / Logan – 174
17 202 Nora Prado Mexico – 174
19 221 Galia Iordanova Italy – 200
20 215 Olivia Caldareri Canada / Montreal – 200
20 220 Federica Gobbetti Italy – 200
20 225 Yin Chuhui China – 200
23 193 Shaila McCarthy USA / Eugene – 200
23 194 Sheila Tague USA / Pollock Pines – 200
23 195 Sierra Steinback USA / Calagary – 200
23 198 Tiffany Roy USA / Kelowna – 200
23 201 Marina Shumakova Kazakhstan – 200
23 205 Anessa Norman Canada / Calgary – 200
23 206 Brandie Sharp USA / Columbus – 200
23 207 Briana Neumann USA / Clinton Township – 200
23 208 Cara Dukes USA / Milford – 200
23 209 Christy Float USA / Pickerington – 200
23 212 Diem Nguyen USA / Montreal – 200
23 214 Jill Smeltz-Klinker USA / Attica – 200
23 219 Elizabeth Perez Spain – 200
23 223 Jamie-Lee Phillips Trinidad & Tobago – 200
23 226 Kaori Matsumoto USA / Lafayette – 200
23 227 Laura Prerost USA / Downers Grove – 200
23 229 Mana Noda USA / Los Angeles – 200
23 232 Raquel Long USA / Birmingham – 200

Women’s Bikini up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 269 Mimi Macias USA / Las Vegas – 8
2 255 Heather Stump USA / Adrian – 12
3 247 Sarah Reis Brazil – 17
4 244 Mariella Pellegrino Italy – 19
5 243 Mariana Pereira De Oliveira Brazil – 27
6 246 Nataly Castanheira Da Silva Brazil – 37
7 254 Elma Adanalic USA / Sterling Heights – 38
8 252 Danielle H. Vaughan USA / Edmonton – 41
9 238 Kate Linehan USA / Dublin – 45
10 265 Anna Zubkova Russia – 46
11 242 Karina Skowronska United Kingdom – 47
12 248 Abby Pollock USA / Mississauga – 56
13 268 Gabriella Rákóczi Hungary – 67
14 263 Helga Stibi Ireland – 108
15 253 Darlene Lizotte USA / Oakland – 115
16 261 Nicole Tovey Bermuda – 126
17 262 Whitney Matthews USA / Mount Pearl – 127
18 256 Jade Atkinson Canada / London – 147
19 258 Jennifer Lee USA / Columbus – 147
20 260 Lisa Netherly USA / Columbus – 165
20 264 Anna Jaworska Poland – 165
20 267 Frida Paulsen Stern Sweden – 165
23 237 Julie Johnson USA / Fairhope – 165
23 239 Kerri Keller USA / Edmonton – 165
23 240 Lauren Henley USA / Groveport – 165
23 241 Susanne Zavelle USA / Florence – 165
23 245 Nataliya Kalugina Russia – 165
23 249 Anne Everett USA / Hampstead – 165
23 250 Ayazhan Seitkazina USA / Mountain View – 165
23 251 Brittany Fendikevich USA / Rochester – 165
23 257 Jaime Kurgan USA / Lowell – 165
23 259 Jessica Maxon USA / Chandler – 165
23 266 Diana Alvarez Mexico – 165

Women’s Bikini over 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 292 Jill Bunny USA / Oakville – 8
2 294 Olya Lomakina New Zealand – 9
3 287 Brittany Brinkman USA / Columbus – 19
4 285 Luciana Del Giudice United Kingdom – 21
5 275 Nadia Kovacova USA / Alexandria – 22
6 301 Alina Alexeahu USA / Thornhill – 28
7 277 Rebecca Zirkle USA / Noblesville – 42
8 295 Rebecca Burger France – 51
9 279 Shellie Andrews USA / Miami – 54
10 282 Josiane Weber Brazil – 65
11 290 Courtney Wicks USA / Cincinnati – 72
12 286 Maria Meyer Martins Brazil – 76
13 300 Jasmi Qvick Finland – 81
14 293 Oksana Davydova Ukraine – 85
15 278 Sarah Harrison Canada / Toronto – 108
16 299 Denise Trindade Real Portugal – 123
17 272 Maggie Resztak Canada / Vancouver – 146
18 297 Angela Howden South Africa – 147
19 284 Lotten Danemo Denmark – 147
20 298 Camila Zaror Guereau Chile – 147
21 296 Lindsay Maynard USA – 147
22 283 Karina Sherstneva Kazakhstan – 165
23 273 Melissa Hardesty USA / Ashland – 165
24 302 Amanda Insalas USA / Jackson – 165
25 288 Brooke Tabor USA / Alburquerque – 165
26 271 Leanne McFarland Canada / Fort St. John – 165
27 274 Mileane Silva USA / Danbury – 165
28 276 Olga Svyrdova USA / Wayne – 165
28 280 Stephanie Blackburn USA / Waukesha – 165
28 281 Traisha Martin USA / Garland – 165
28 289 Cherise Taylor USA / Chicago – 165
28 291 Haley Young USA / Ames – 165
28 303 Jennifer Pena Dominican Republic – 165

Women’s Bikini OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 103 Anya Ellis USA – 6
2 165 Sabina Plevakova Slovakia – 15
3 292 Jill Bunny USA – 15
4 199 Katya Nosova New Zealand – 20
5 87 Sherry Junsay Espera Philippines – 24
6 269 Mimi Macias USA – 27

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 155 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 319 Sandra Grajales Mexico – 8
2 318 Stephanie Onorato USA / Kingwood – 9
3 317 Sara Huxter Canada / Bowmanville – 14
4 315 Krista Easto Johnson USA / Peterborough – 24
5 316 Milly Cowan USA / Miami – 24
6 320 Brenley Rosenblatt Canada / Surrey – 27
7 321 Chie Terui USA / Homewood – 40
8 322 Josefina Monsivais USA – 40

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 159 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 336 Janaina Ferreira Brazil – 13
2 337 Melanie Noel Canada / Bois-des-filion – 16
3 339 Susana Alegre Argentina – 17
4 326 Roberta Visintainer Italy – 18
5 335 Cristina Menini Italy – 20
6 331 Jeannette Post USA / Delray Beach – 27
7 325 Patrícia Spezia Brazil – 41
8 333 Hafdis Bjorg Kristjansdottir Iceland – 43
9 330 Ihona Gonzalez USA / Riviera Beach – 47
10 340 Leidy Hernandez Spain – 54
11 338 Pam Leather USA / Courtice – 54
12 329 Francesca Hartman USA / Buckeye – 54
13 332 Yi-Ming Li Chinese Taipei – 70
14 327 Angela Robinson USA / Stoney Plain – 73
15 324 Michelle Bailey Trinidad & Tobago – 74
16 328 Dusty Smith USA / Palm Beach Gardens – 79

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 859 Wagna Vargas Savietto Brazil – 9
2 851 Amie Adcock USA / Woodbury Heights – 13
3 349 Michele da Silva Pinto Brazil – 16
4 861 Alejandra Diaz Mercado Chavez USA / Burlington – 19
5 348 Leticia Vecchi Brazil – 24
6 858 Yulia Shumakova Catron USA / North Las Vegas – 37
7 863 Daria Navarrskaya Russia – 37
8 852 Ann-Marie Flinn USA / Dartmouth – 46
9 865 Samantha Barnes USA / Galena – 47
10 864 Iaroslava Nikolaeva Russia – 47
11 856 Jenna Marie Wilcox Canada / Brooklin – 48
12 342 Kaitlyn Kollar USA / Canfield – 55
13 854 Jaclyn Lefebvre USA / Edmonton – 65
14 347 Julia Luz Sanchez Mexico – 74
15 350 Amber Forrest USA / Edmonton – 82
16 343 Kathleen Shreve USA / Erie – 113
17 346 Rachel O’Connor USA / Pembroke – 113
18 855 Jaime Coughlan USA / Marion – 114
19 345 Nicole Walters USA / Findlay – 114
20 344 Morgan Oiler USA / Elkhart – 115
21 857 Vanessa Rogers USA / Edmonton – 117
22 860 Aimee Welu USA / Winnetka – 119
23 853 Helen Petras USA / Toronto – 120
23 862 Ally Chargualaf USA / Redmond – 120

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 167 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 879 Julie Peterson Canada / Durham Bridge – 9
2 886 Zuleica Rezende USA / Deerfield Beach – 12
3 889 Christelle Zarovska Saint Maarten – 15
4 875 Carli Terepka USA / Fayetteville – 20
5 883 Donya Jackson USA / Cleveland – 20
6 878 Chephirah Williams USA / Jamaica – 30
7 876 Carly Gregson USA / Los Angeles – 40
8 884 Giusy Dezio Italy – 42
9 885 Jena Weiss USA / Ardmore – 48
10 880 Oksana Balanyuk USA / Lakewood – 51
11 874 Ashley Garcia USA / Marshall – 59
12 882 Kristine Finsas Hong Kong – 64
13 881 Rachel Solano USA / Hewitt – 68
14 887 Ágnes Tüske Hungary – 72
15 872 Marsela Ilic Serbia – 80
16 888 Chantal Swart South Africa – 81
17 334 Carolina Solano Dominican Republic – 82
18 877 Catherine O’Guin USA / Bloomfield Hills – 89

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 898 Barbara Molyneaux Canada / Ottawa – 9
2 900 Anna Kalugina Russia – 17
3 873 Amanda Schmidt USA / Barrie – 18
4 893 Sara Willis USA / Barbourville – 19
5 890 Marcia Olsen USA / Dartmouth – 20
6 896 Yvette Brown Australia – 22
7 891 Paula Miller USA / Rochester – 39
8 895 Morennah Nascimento Brazil – 39
9 892 Rachel Killam Canada / Surrey – 41
10 894 Shamaine McVay USA / Clinton Township – 49
11 897 Alisa Korn USA / Birmingham – 51
DNC 899 Charlene Gilbert Canada / Red Deer – 168

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) over 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 417 Azusena Cardenas Mexico – 5
2 413 Denean Arntson USA / Fort St. John – 12
3 411 Teri Donald Canada / Fredericton – 13
4 415 Jennifer Ozari USA / Carlsbad – 22
5 22 Caroline Solano Dominican Republic – 26
6 409 Rebecca Broadwater USA / Owings Mills – 28
7 414 Jennifer Gordon USA / Shelby Township – 34
8 410 Robyn Askew Canada / Red Deer – 45
9 418 Ekaterina Egorova Russia – 47
10 408 Lauren Connell USA / Columbus – 48
11 416 Monika Kaczmarski Canada / Burlington – 52
12 412 Rosemarie Roodenburg Netherlands – 54

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 336 Janaina Ferreira Brazil – 10
2 319 Sandra Grajales Mexico – 14
3 898 Barbara Molyneaux Canada – 16
4 859 Wagna Vargas Savietto Brazi – 19
5 879 Julie Peterson USA – 20
6 417 Azusena Cardenas Mexico – 26

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 70 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 703 Zhonghua Zhuo China – 5
2 705 Eduardo Corona Mexico – 10
3 706 Francisco de Assis Brazil – 19
4 702 Uelinton Aragao Brazil – 22
5 701 Makoto Tashiro Japan – 24
6 700 Lobo Daligdig Hong Kong – 25
7 707 Gordon Singh United Kingdom – 36
8 704 Nazer Al-Jassas Saudi Arabia – 40
9 699 Kelton Thomas Trinidad & Tobago – 46
10 698 Sonny Weiss USA / Ardmore – 50
DNC 697 Matthew Large USA / Marion – 69.4

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 75 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 716 Jicheng Qian China – 8
2 719 Hamad Alshatti Kuwait – 11
3 711 Tien-Chin Lin Chinese Taipei – 18
4 714 Mauricio Velazquez Mexico – 19
5 718 Antonio Bellaroba Switzerland – 24
6 710 Peiqu Lin China – 26
7 717 Xinmin Yang China – 37
8 713 Leandro Chen Brazil – 41
9 712 Torre Washington USA / Odenville – 44
10 720 Jean Michel Bosch France – 51
11 709 Lance Porter USA / New Albany – 52
12 715 Duncan King USA / Leesburg – 58

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 735 Adya Novali Singapore – 13
2 401 Yilberto Vázquez Dominican Republic – 14
3 738 Isaquiel Balbi Brazil – 15
4 729 Reynold Domalsin Philippines – 19
5 737 Harrinson Bermudez Venezuela – 19
6 734 Abdulla Boudastour Kuwait – 24
7 733 Aaron Polites Australia – 41
8 726 Masashi Suzuki Japan – 43
9 723 Florian Zankl Germany – 43
10 727 Mirco Caselli Italy – 47
11 724 Katsuaki Suzuki Philippines – 56
12 725 Luc Chabot Netherlands – 58
13 736 Aleksei Denisov Russia – 62
14 732 Flavio Passerini Italy – 72
15 730 William Ochoa El Salvador – 76
16 728 Pablo Eggle Argentina – 79
17 731 Larry Ray Jr. USA / Randallstown – 83
18 722 Joshua Leo USA / Toronto – 87

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 85 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 742 Michael Adonis South Africa – 9
2 751 Ahmad Ashkanani Kuwait – 10
3 743 Mohammad Alhawaj Kuwait – 14
4 756 Luiz Carlos Sarmento Brazil – 17
5 741 Luis Perez Hernandez Mexico – 25
6 750 Ricardo Sotelo USA / Fort Lauderdale – 28
7 749 Darnell Griffin USA / Indianapolis – 42
8 745 Antonio Cummings USA / Meadville – 44
9 754 David Rosas Mexico – 46
10 755 David Ekpe Nigeria – 46
11 744 Anthony Marmon USA / Tracy – 49
12 752 Aneesh Raj India63
13 753 Cengizhan Igdir Greece – 67
14 748 Daniel Antonopoulous USA / Cranston – 70
15 746 Bobby Smith USA / Crowley – 72
16 747 Curtis L. Griffin USA / Tipp City – 79
17 740 Phil Williams USA / Marion – 85

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 762 Ahmed Elzaiat USA / East Elmhurst – 11
2 767 Chakib Bouhlal Italy – 13
3 761 Redha Alqabandi Kuwait – 14
4 765 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 17
5 758 Jorlan Nascimento Brazil – 20
6 760 Mario van Biljon South Africa – 30
7 759 Jose Luis Fernandez Colombia – 38
8 763 Joey Decaminada USA / Lewis Center – 40
9 766 Ashraf Mohamad Hussein Egypt – 43
10 764 Joseph Weiss USA / St. Michaels – 49
11 757 Nicholas Wagner USA / Harrisburg – 54

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 100 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 776 Mustafa Naseem Egypt – 6
2 773 Anthony Searle Canada / Ottawa – 11
3 770 Ludovic Bogaert France – 17
4 774 Mohsen Ghorannevis USA – 20
5 780 Ivan Kochetkov Russia – 22
6 778 Camilo Diaz Colombia – 39
7 781 Carlos Alamilla Mexico – 41
8 777 Bernardo Heredia Mexico – 41
9 771 Roberto Neder Rocha Brazil – 45
10 779 Denis Maleev Russia – 46
11 769 Mehdi Larijani USA / Norfolk – 48
12 775 Isi Enaiko USA – 55
13 772 Simon Decubber Belgium – 57

Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 784 Lukas Wyler Switzerland – 7
2 791 Sergey Kulaev Russia – 11
3 790 Sayed Alrefaei Kuwait – 15
4 788 Ossama Ashour Egypt – 19
5 787 Miroslav Kalich Czech Republic – 22
6 786 Mikhail Kornilov Russia – 29
7 792 Gerald L. Aikens Jr. USA / Wilmington – 38
8 785 Mikhail Iusev Russia – 38
9 795 Alexander Robles Dominican Republic – 46
10 793 Gui Annou USA – 48
11 783 Michael Symkoviak USA / Holladay – 60
12 796 Antti Halmo Finland – 61
13 794 Mustafa Jaber Khater – 62
14 789 Rodrigo Piriz Uruguay – 65

Men’s Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 784 Lukas Wyler Switzerland – 5
2 776 Mustafa Naseem Egypt – 10
3 762 Ahmed Elzaiat USA – 23
4 742 Michael Adonis South Africa – 23
5 703 Zhonghua Zhuo China – 24
6 735 Adya Novali Singapore – 24
7 716 Jicheng Qian China – 30

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2015 Arnold Fitness International Results


Fitness International Results
The results in the Fitness International played out as most who follow the division thought they would go. Despite the somewhat expected results, that didn’t change the excitement of watching the routines.

The defending chap, Oksana Grishina brought another new performance to Columbus and demonstrated new ballet skills in her routine. She noted in a post-show interview that she was inspired by the movie Black Swann three years ago but held off on doing the routine. Adela Garcia, the all-time fitness winner, encouraged Oksana to perform the routine. She taught herself ballet and the hours of hard work paid off. Her routine wasn’t the biggest surprise. She moved all the way up to win the physique round and not just win but did so with a unanimous score. The pair of perfect scores earned her the title for the second year in a row.

Tanji Johnson had a great showing and finished in second. She was in third going into the routine rounds and actually finished fourth in the routine round. Coming third, which was a bit higher than I thought she’d finish, was Regiane Da Silva. Regiane was fourth in the physique round and tied for second in the routine round. Bethany Cisternino struggled a bit with her routine and I think it cost her at least one spot. She was in second heading into the night show but had to settle for fourth. She was sixth in the routine round. Michelle Blank brought her best physique to the stage and nailed a solid routine to put her in fifth. An impressive comeback after she injured her foot last year at the Arnold. Myriam Capes moved up in the standings with her routine round but it was just enough to put her into 6th place.

2015 Oksana Wins

Oksana Grishina at the 2015 Arnold Fitness International. Photo by Michael Pronzato

2015 Arnold Fitness International Results
Place / Name / 2-Piece Score / Routine Score
1. Oksana Grishina – 5 – 5
2. Tanji Johnson – 15 – 21
3. Regiane Da Silva – 26 – 18
4. Bethany Cisternino – 13 – 30
5. Michelle Blank – 20 – 27
6. Myriam Capes – 39 – 18
7. Ryall Graber – 37 – 37
8. Fiona Harris – 47 – 45
9. Trish Warren – 47 – 50
10. Melinda Szabo – 55 – 50
11. Sara Kovach – 61 – 49
12. Auyrika Tyrgale – 68 – 48
13. Ashley Sebra – 66 – 64
DNF – Whitney Jones due to injury



2015 Arnold Figure International Results


Figure International
In a bit of a shock to those who follow the Figure division, we had a bit of an upset tonight. Candice Keene was going for her third title but instead finished in third place. Winning the 2015 Figure International was Colorado’s own Camala Rodriquez and not just win but did so with a perfect score. Candice Lewis, also from Colorado by way of Arizona, moved up into second. This was her best showing at a major show. Candice Keene wasn’t at her best and the judges dropped her into that third place spot because of it. Just on the outside of the top three was rising star Latoyra Watts. Ann Titone rounded out the top five. Tied for sixth was Heather Dees and Genn Strobo but ultimately Strobo won the tie-breaker.

Camala RodriquezCamala with Arnold. Photo by Michael Pronzato

2015 Arnold Figure International Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Camala Rodriquez – 5
2. Candice Lewis – 10
3. Candice Keene – 14
4. Latoyra Watts – 20
5. Ann Titone – 25
6. Genn Strobo – 33
7. Heather Dees – 33
8. Dana Ambrose – 40
9. Cydney Gillon – 45
10. Julie Mayer – 56
11. Amanda Doherty – 57
12. Vera Mallet – 59
13. Andressa Ribeiro – 63
14. Myra Rogers – 65
15. Ava Cowan – 75



2015 ARNOLD: Women’s Physique International Results


women's Physique International
Congratulations Juliana Malacarne on winning the first ever Arnold Women’s Physique International title. Coming in second was Dana Linn Bailey with Tycie Coppett in third.

Women’s Physique International Results:
Placing – Name – Score
1. Juliana Malacarne – 5
2. Dana Linn Bailey – 10
3. Tycie Coppett – 15
4. Karina Nascimento – 20
5. La’Drissa Bonivel – 25
6. Sabrina Taylor – 26
7. Jillian Reville – 35
8. Mindi O’Brien – 41
9. Heather Grace – 44
10. Jennifer Robinson – 52
11. Nathalie Falk – 53



Arnold Fitness International Preview, Predictions & Poll


Fitness International
The 2015 Arnold Fitness International will take place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The Fitness International competitors will earn the most money out of all of the female divisions and rightfully so. The women of fitness are tasked with not only being in top shape for the two-piece round but also perform a routine. Their routines aren’t just dancing around and doing a few jumping-jacks. Oh no, the women of the Arnold are some of the elite fitness competitors in the world.

The defending champ, Oksana Grishina will be back and one thing you can always count on from her is a passion filled routine. Oksana doesn’t just go through the motions when it comes to performing her routine. Key word here is performing. The hours of routine practice show in her performances. She usually fairs well in her routines but its the two-piece round that could hold her back from another title. She’ll face another Fitness International champion this week, Tanji Johnson is back and looking to regain the top spot. If Tanji is in shape, and I have no reason to believe she won’t be, she’ll be in the driver’s seat heading into the routine round. Then it will come down to Tanji performing a clean routine whether she takes the top spot again or not.

Don’t sleep on Bethany Wagner-Cisternino. Bethany has the best physique in Fitness and look for her to take the top spot in the two-piece round. If she nails her routine she could also give the champ a run for her money. Of course you can’t rule out Regiane Da Silva who leaped into the third place spot at the 2014 Olympia. Regina’s routines will leave you exhausted just watching. Those are my top four competitors and then after that it gets dicey.

Read the full Fitness International preview on Bodybuilding.com. Cast your vote for who your think will take the top spot in the 2015 Fitness International. If you can’t make it to the finals to see these incredible routines you can watch it live and FREE on bodybuilding.com.

2015 Arnold Fitness International Predictions
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Bethany Cisternino
4. Regiane DaSilva
5. Myriam Capes
6. Trish Warren

2015 Arnold Fitness International Payout:
1. $25,000
2. $13,000
3. $8,000
4. $5,000
5. $3,000
6. $2,000

SCHEDULE:
Friday, March 6, 2015

Prejudging – 11 am – Noon
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

Finals – 7 pm
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Battelle Grand

Fitness International Champions
1994: Carol Semple
1995: Carol Semple
1996: Alexandra Beres
1997: Carol Semple
1998: Susie Curry
1999: Susie Curry
2000: Kelly Ryan
2001: Jenny Worth
2002: Susie Curry
2003: Susie Curry
2004: Adela Garcia
2005: Jen Hendershott
2006: Adela Garcia
2007: Kimberly Klein
2008: Kimberly Klein
2009: Jen Hendershott
2010: Adela Garcia
2011: Adela Garcia
2012: Adela Garcia
2013: Tanji Johnson
2014: Oksana Grishina



Arnold Figure International Preview, Predictions & Poll


2015 Arnold Figure International
The 2015 Arnold Figure International Preview, Predictions & Poll on hardbody. Will Candice Keene win the Figure International again or someone else dethrone the champ? Candice Keene will tie the Figure International record with three wins should she take top honors this week in Columbus, Ohio. Jenny Lynn and Nicole Wilkins both won the Figure International three times. She’s taken the top spot the last two years and is poised to collect a third title in just a few days.

It won’t be an easy win for her as she’ll have some tough competition with new-comers like Latorya Watts and Cydney Gillon. The usual suspects Camala Rodriquez, Candice Lewis and Ann Titone will look to give the champ a run for her money as well. Heather Dees took some time off at the end of last year and if I was a betting man, I’d say she’ll be back better than ever. My sleeper pick that many many not see coming is Latorya Watts. She has an incredible physique and if she looks anything like she did at the Olympia she could be standing in the first callout being compared for the top spot.

Read the preview on every competitor on Bodybuilding.com. Cast your vote for who you think will win the 2015 Figure International below. If you can’t make it to the Arnold you can catch the finals on the live webcast.

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL PREDICTIONS
1. Candice Keene
2. Candice Lewis
3. Camala Rodriquez-McClure
4. Latorya Watts
5. Ann Titone
6. Heather Dees

Schedule
Friday, March 6, 2015

Prejudging – 11am – Noon
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER / Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

Finals – 7pm
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Battelle Grand

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

PAST FIGURE INTERNATIONAL WINNERS
2003: Jenny Lynn
2004: Jenny Lynn
2005: Jenny Lynn
2006: Mary Elizabeth Lado
2007: Mary Elizabeth Lado
2008: Gina Aliotti
2009: Zivile Raudoniene
2010: Nicole Wilkins
2011: Nicole Wilkins
2012: Nicole Wilkins
2013: Candice Keene
2014: Candice Keene



2015 Arnold Australia Competitor Lists Updated


2105 Arnold Australia Competitors
According to the official Arnold Australia Facebook page, these are your confirmed competitors in the 2015 Arnold Australia. The lists have change quite a bit since they were first announced the end of last year. This will be in the inaugural Arnold Classic Australia and the action is set to take place on March 13-15, 2015. Many of these competitor will head straight to Australia from the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

The Arnold Australia page confirmed that these are the “Official Pro Lineups, all signed and ready to rock!”

2015 Arnold Australia Competitor Lists Updated
New to the lists are Dana Ambrose and Genn Strobo in Figure. Jessica Arevalo and Ebony Quince are new additions to the Bikini line up. There were no new additions to the Men’s Bodybuilding competition. A few people have been removed from the original lists. Gone are Alicia Coates, Ava Cowan and Bethany Wagner-Cisterino in the Figure division. Lacey Deluca and Anna Starodubtseva have been scratched from the Bikini competition. Michael Kefalianos and Cedric McMillan’s names have been removed from the original invite list in the Men’s Bodybuilding portion.

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA WOMEN’S FIGURE COMPETITOR LIST:
Dana Ambrose
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Maria Garcia
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis
Eliyan Lobez
Asher Prior
Tara Ramos
Larissa Reis
Camala Rodriquez-McClure
Myra Rogers
Rinnah Schmid
Gennifer Strobo
Anne Titone
Latorya Watts

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA WOMEN’S BIKINI COMEPTITOR LIST:
Jessica Arevalo
Narmin Assria
Pollianna Batista-Moss
Summer Bernard
Barbie Heng
Ashley Kaltwasser
Janet Layug
Stephanie Mahoe
Jade MacKinnon
Sheena Martin
India Paulino
Ebony Quince
Whitney Wiser
Amy Wright

2015 ARNOLD AUSTRALIA MEN’S BODYBUILDING COMEPTITOR LIST:
Evan Centopani
Justin Compton
Brandon Curry
Toney Freeman
Dexter Jackson
Josh Lenartowicz
Saman Mohammad
Ben Pakulski
Luke Schembri
Branch Warren
Roelly Winklaar

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

Read more: hardbodynews.com



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.

 



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 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



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 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 Arnold Classic Europe Results


Arnold Classic Europe

The 2014 Arnold Classic Europe is in the books and things went as expected in the women’s pro fitness division. Oksana Grishina was coming off her first Fitness Olympia win and brought all the moment with her to Madrid, Spain. She was able to perform the same routine that earned her the top spot at the Fitness International, in Columbus, Ohio to kick the year off. Oksana’s “pole routine” demonstrates not only her versatility as an athlete but also as a performer. She becomes the first woman to win the Fitness International, Olympia and Arnold Classic Europe Fitness all in the same year.

Defending Arnold Classic Europe Fitness champion, Tanji Johnson brought an improved physique to the stage but had to settle for third. Definitely no shame in that placing and Tanji continues to be one of the mainstays in the Fitness division. The third place finish matches her Olympia Fitness placing form last week. Myriam Capes suffered an accident after the 2014 Fitness Olympia that left her with an injured hand but it didn’t hold her back from a fifth place place finish. Leaping into the top five with an always beautiful routine was Canadian Fitness star, Danielle Ruban. Danielle always has a smile on her face and consistently in the hunt for a top spot in every show. The always high-flying and energetic Regiane Da Silva was coming off a second place finish at the Olympia and matched that placing in Madrid. Regiane always has to play catch up after the 2-piece round but her routines help her land a top spot due to the non-stop nature. She also makes strength moves look easy but try any one of them and you’ll likely land on your face.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Fitness Results
Madrid, Spain

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1. Oksana Grishina 8 – 10 – 18
2. Regiane Da Silva – 13 – 24 – 37
3. Tanji Johnson 9 – 32 – 41
4. Danielle Ruban 26 – 58 – 84
5. Myriam Capes 42 – 48 – 90
6. Marta Aguilar 20 – 72 – 92
7. Whitney Jones 29 – 70 – 99
8. Diana Monteiro 36 – 68 – 104
9. Amanda Hatfield 43 – 84 – 127
10. Aurika Tyrgale 49 – 88 – 137

Kai Greene and Mamdouh “Big Ramy” were slated to compete in the show but didn’t take the stage. This left the door open for the rest of the field to move up as Kai had to be the favorite heading into the show and Big Ramy a threat for the top five. An improved Dennis Wolf took top honors by his size and improved conditioning. Shawn Rhoden was able to hold onto his conditioning from last week’s Olympia and landed him in second. Rounding out the top three is the always dangerous Dexter Jackson. Dexter proves that age is just a number as he continues to be a top contender into his 40s.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Bodybuilding Competitors
1. Dennis Wolf – $40,000
2. Shawn Rhoden – $25,000
3. Dexter Jackson – $15,000
4. Victor Martinez – $12,500
5. Roelly Winklaar – $5,000
6. William Bonac – $2,500
7. Juan Morel
8. Robert Piotrkowicz
9. Michael Kelfalianos
10. Jonathan DelaRosa
11. Fred Smalls



2014 Arnold Classic Europe Competitor Lists


Arnold Europe

The 2014 Arnold Classic Europe will feature some of the biggest names in professional Fitness and Bodybuilding. Oksana will look to make it three major wins in a row. She took top honors in Columbus to kick the year off at the Fitness International and followed it up with her first Fitness Olympia title. She’ll face the defending champion, Tanji Johnson this weekend in Madrid, Spain for the Arnold Europe Fitness title.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Fitness Competitors
1. Marta Aguilar
2. Myriam Capes
3. Regiane Da Silva
4. Oksana Grishina
5. Amanda Hatfield
6. Tanji Johnson
7. Whitney Jones
8. Diana Monteiro
9. Danielle Ruban
10. Aurika Tyrgale

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Bodybuilding Competitors
1. William Bonac
2. Jonathan DelaRosa
3. Mamdouh Elsbiay
4. Kai Greene
5. Dexter Jackson
6. Michael Kelfalianos
7. Victor Martinez
8. Juan Morel
9. Robert Piotrkowicz
10. Shawn Rhoden
11. Fred Smalls
12. Roelly Winklaar
13. Dennis Wolf

For more information on the show visit http://arnoldclassiceurope.es/wp/en/



First-annual Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO Announced


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The first-annual Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will be held March 7-8, 2015 at the Ohio Expo Center.

The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will serves as the activity core for youth sports competitions and family activities at the Ohio Expo Center. The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will combine thousands of youth athletes, coaches and family members and fitness enthusiasts in an event dedicated to providing young athletes access to hours of entertainment and youth/family sports, products and services.

Located in the Bricker Building, the 2015 Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will feature sport specific demonstration areas; individual skill development clinics, hundreds of vendor booths, awards ceremonies and other activities. The Ohio Expo Center will also host a variety of youth competitions in Cheerleading, Archery, CrossFit Endeavor and Table Tennis, as well as the Arnold Survival Race. The Kids Fest will be the hub of the activity.

The Arnold Kids Fest will have more than 30,000 square feet of space dedicated to sports demonstrations and clinics in: Gymnastics, Fencing, Tennis, Table tennis, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Jump Rope, Teen Challenge and many others.

The Arnold Kids Fest will have more than 25,000 square feet dedicated to youth sports and fitness equipment, apparel and service providers to market your business to thousands of athletes and attendees.

Schedule
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

OHIO EXPO CENTER
Bricker Building

To learn more about the expo visit http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/kids-expo/. Visit https://www.facebook.com/arnoldsports for the latest updates on the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival



Arnold Sports Festival Adds Pro Physique to 2015 Lineup


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

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

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

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



2014 Arnold Classic Brazil Fitness Results & Review


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

2014 Arnold Fitness Brasil

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2014 Arnold Classic Brazil Fitness Results & Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Updated 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB Competitor Invitation Lists


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

2014 Arnold Classic Brasil IFBB Competitor Invitation Lists

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 Bikini International Results & Scores


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

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

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

top six in bikiniTop six at the 2014 Bikini International.

For photos from the 2014 Bikini International visit Bodybuilding.com.

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

Presenting Sponsor: Europa Sports Products.

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

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

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

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

Bikini Score Sheet

 

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

For photos from the 2014 Bikini International visit Bodybuilding.com.

 



2014 Fitness International Results & Scores


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

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

View photos from the show here.

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

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2014 Figure International Results & Scores


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

2014 Figure International

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

View photos here.

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

2014 Figure International Scoresheet:

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