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NPC Announces May Athletes of the Month


NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE MAY NPC ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (June 27, 2013) - The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have chose seven athletes – Kevin Rainey, Rebecca Andrades, Lindsey Waters, Vicki Dowell, Geobanny Paula, Leila Thompson and Mary Stockbridge – as NPC Athletes of the Month for the month of May.

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Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the Month in each of the organization’s seven divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique – based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country.

For complete profiles and galleries of the May NPC Athletes of the Month, go to www.npcnewsonline.com.

About the May NPC Athletes of the Month:
Men’s Bodybuilding
Kevin Rainey, 24, won the Heavyweight and Overall titles at the Junior USA Championships. Rainey is a high school math teacher.

Women’s Bodybuilding
Rebecca Andrades, 34, won the Lightweight and Overall titles at the Junior USA Championships. Andrades, who owns her own dog-grooming business, was inspired to start bodybuilding when she saw 1980 and ’82 Ms. Olympia winner Rachel McLish in a magazine.

Bikini
Lindsey Waters, 23, started competing in April at the Steve Stone New York Metropolitans. Six weeks later she won her IFBB Pro card by winning the Overall at the Junior USA Championships.

Figure
Vicki Dowell won her class and the Overall at the Junior USA Championships.

Women’s Physique

Leila Thompson, 41, is a mother of three who won her class and the Overall at the Junior USA Championships. Thompson, a former figure competitor, started competing in 2011.

Men’s Physique
Geobanny Paula, 25, competed in seven IFBB Pro qualifying events before finally earning his pro card as one of the two class winners to turn pro from the Junior USA Championships.

Fitness
Mary Stockbridge, 35, won the Overall at the Junior USA Championships. Stockbridge began competing in the Fitness division in 2007.

 



National Physique Committee November Athletes of The Month


The NPC has announced their November Athletes of The Month. See the news release below for more information on the selected competitors.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER ATHLETES OF THE MONTH


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (February 15, 2013)
– The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have announced six competitors as the November Athletes of the Month – Brian Yersky, Juanita Blaino, Angela Skeels, Nicole Sims, Toni West and Vincent Fiore. All six of the winners won Overall titles at the NPC Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia last November.

Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups.

For complete profiles and galleries of the November NPC Athletes of the month, go to www.npcnewsonline.com.

About the November Athletes of the Month:
• Men’s Bodybuilding: Brian Yersky, 30, has been competing on the national-level stage since 2006, placing in the top five seven times. The 2007 Collegiate National Super Heavyweight winner, Yersky competed in six pro qualifiers before earning his IFBB Pro card at the Nationals.

• Women’s Bodybuilding: Juanita Blaino, 43, took a 16-year break from competition before returning in 2009. A patrolwoman with the County Sheriff’s Department, Blaino finished second in the Heavyweights at the 2010 Nationals before winning the class and Overall last November

• Figure: A mother of three, Nicole Sims won her class and the Overall at the Nationals. The win was a dramatic from Sims’ first attempt at earning a pro card, when she failed to place at the 2011 USAs.

• Bikini: Angela Skeels didn’t place at the USA Championships last summer, but that didn’t little to discourage her. Skeels rebounded in a big way four months later by winning her class and the Overall at Nationals.

• Men’s Physique: A former college lacrosse player at Oneonta State in New York, 24-year-old Vincent Fiore proved to be a quick study in the Men’s Physique Division. Fiore earned his IFBB Pro card by in just his fourth competition.

• Women’s Physique: Toni West tried her hand in both the bodybuilding and figure divisions before moving over to Women’s Physique this year. West, 33, competed in just one previous physique contest before winning her class and the Overall at Nationals.



NPC Announce October Athletes of The Month


Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the Month in each of the organization’s seven divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique – based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups.

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NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE OCTOBER ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (January 30, 2013) – The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have named Michael VanLeeuwen, Rene Marven, Corinna Booth, Maura Bouchard, Gerald Pressley, Ginger Martin and Kristine Duba Athletes of the Month for the month of October.

Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the Month in each of the organization’s seven divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique – based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups.

For complete profiles and galleries of the October NPC Athletes of the month, go to www.npcnewsonline.com.

About the October Athletes of the Month:

- Men’s Bodybuilding: Michael VanLeeuwen, 32, competed in his first NPC contest as a teenager in 1999. After a 10-year break, VanLeeuwen returned to the stage this year and won two Overall titles in October at the Dexter Jackson Memphis Classic and the Music City Championships.

- Women’s Bodybuilding: Rene Marven, 26, won the Middleweight division and Overall at the New York Grand Prix, giving her three straight class wins in her first three NPC contests dating back to 2011. In November, Marven kept that streak alive by winning her class and a pro card at the NPC Nationals.

- Figure: Former military police officer Corinna Booth won her class and the Overall at the Ft. Lauderdale Championships. Booth, a single mother and full-time nursing student, also won her pro card this past November at the NPC Nationals.

- Bikini: Brazilian-born Maura Bouchard won her class and the Overall at the Ft. Lauderdale Championships. Bouchard, 25, won Overall titles in four of her six NPC contests since she started competing in 2011.

- Men’s Physique: Gerald Pressley, 32, ran track and field at the University of South Carolina and was an All-American on the Gamecocks 4×400 meter relay team in 2001. Pressley won his class and the Overall at the Texas State Championships in his second Men’s Physique competition.

- Women’s Physique: Ginger Martin’s NPC career started in 2004, and the 43-year-old mother of three competed in both Figure and Women’s Bodybuilding before finally finding a home in the Women’s Physique division last year. In October, Martin won her class and the Overall at the Texas State Championships.

- Fitness: Kristine Duba, 26, took a four-year break from fitness competitions, but returned with a vengeance this year by winning three Overall tittles in two contests, including the Fitness and Figure Overall at the Washington State Championships in October.



National Physique Committee Announces March Athletes of The Month


The National Physique Committee (NPC) has added a new section to NPCnewsonline.com that will showcase an athlete of the month from every division. NPC Chairman, Jim Manion will select an Athlete of the Month based on information provided by contest promoters. Encourage your local NPC promoters to get involved in with NPCNEWSonline.com and you will have a chance at being one of the selected athlete each month.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES MARCH ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (April 12, 2012) - George Peterson, Sheena Ohlig, Amber Leon, Amber Masino, Michael Anderson, Kelsie Bergin and Glenese Markes have been named the National Physique Committee’s Athlete’s of the Month for the month of March.

Each month, NPC Chairman Jim Manion will select an Athlete of the Month in each of the organization’s seven  divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique -  based on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups every Monday.

“It was really the first full month of the NPC contest season, and we had some great athletes to choose from,” Manion said. “I was able to see a few of these athletes in person and was very impressed with the talent level in all of the divisions. It just goes to show how much the NPC has grown and continues to grow. Congratulations to all of the athletes who were selected.

Men’s Bodybuilding: Peterson, 27, from Jamaica, Queens, won the Light Heavyweight and Overall title at the Steve Stone New York Metropolitans on March 31 after a four-year layoff from competitions.

Women’s Bodybuilding: Markes, a former figure competitor who hasn’t competed since 2008, won the Overall at the Steve Stone Metropolitans on March 31.

Bikini: Bergin, competing for the first time, won the Overall at the Ronnie Coleman Classic on March 24. Bergin is 25 years old.

Figure: Masino, 31, won the overall at the Vancouver USA Naturals on March 24.

Fitness: Leon, 28, won the Overall in Fitness at the Vancouver USA Naturals on March 24.

Men’s Physique: Anderson, 39, won the Tall Class and Overall at the Natural Ohio Championships on March 24. Anderson has now won the overall title at his last three competitions.

Women’s Physique: Ohlig, 27, from Collingswood, New Jersey, won the Overall title in Women’s Physique at the Steve Stone Metropolitans on March 31.

For complete profiles and galleries of the NPC Athletes of the Month, go to www.npcnewsonline.com.

Contact:
Allan Donnelly
Editor
NPC News Online
editor@npcnewsonline.com



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