Latorya Watts Wins the 2016 Arnold Figure International

Reigning Figure Olympia Champion, Latorya Watts won her first Arnold Figure International title on Friday night. There was no question about it in the eyes of the judges as she took home an unanimous victory. Coming in second was Camala Rodriguez and rounding out the top three was Genn Strobo.

2016 Arnold Figure International Results
1. Latorya Watts
2. Camala Rodriquez
3. Genn Strobo
4. Candice Lewis Carter
5. Cydney Gillon
6. Heather Dees
7. Amanda Doherty
8. Allison Frahn
9. Julie Mayer
10. Adela Ondrejovicova
11. Janaina Ferreira da Silva
12. Andrea Calhoun

2016 Arnold Fitness International Results – Oksana Grishina Wins!

Oksana Grishina wowed the judges and fans in Columbus, Ohio once again. Oksana won not only the routine round but also the physique round en route to another Arnold Fitness International title. Whitney Jones had her best showing to date and finished in second. Last year, Whitney was sidelined with a back injury and unable to perform her routine. Bethany Wagner’s Back to The Future routine earned her a third place finish overall.

2016 Arnold Fitness International Results
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Whitney Jones
3. Bethany Wagner
4. Myriam Capes
5. Regiane da Silva
6. Tanji Johnson
7. Ryall Graber
8. Missy Terwilliger
9. Michelle Blank
10. Giorgia Foroni
11. Piia Panunen

2016 Arnold Bikini International Results

India Paulino edged out a competitive bikini field to win the 2016 Bikini International once again. Coming in second was Justine Munro and rounding out the top three was Janet Layug.

2016 Arnold Bikini International Results
1. India Paulino
2. Justine Munro
3. Janet Layug
4. Angelica Teixeria
5. Courtney King
6. Michelle Sylvia
7. Narmin Assria
8. Margret Gnarr
9. Stephanie Mahoe
10. Anya Ells
11. Adriana Hill
12. Sara Back
13. Brandy Leaver

2016 Arnold Classic Results – Kai Greene wins

Kai Greene was losing going into the evening round and Cedric McMillan was in the lead. The two flip-flopped in the evening round and it was Kai that came out on top.

2016 Arnold Classic Results
1. Kai Greene
2. Cedric McMillan
3. Josh Lenartowicz
4. Justin Compton
5. Branch Warren
6. Juan Morel
7. Maxx Charles
8. Evan Centopani
9. Lukas Wyler
10. Cody Montgomery
11. Johnnie Jackson
12. Toney Freeman

2016 Arnold Sports Competitors – Invites Announced

The 2016 Arnold Sports Invite lists have been published and the line-ups are stacked. We’ll dive into these more in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all who made the list. Happy Dieting!

2016 Arnold Sports IFBB Pro Invite Lists

2016 Arnold Fitness International Competitors
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Regiane da Silva
Giorgia Foroni
Ryall Graber
Oksana Grishina
Tanji Johnson
Whitney Jones
Piia Pajunen
Ashley Sebera
Missy Terwilliger
Bethany Wagner

2016 Arnold Figure International Competitors
Andrea Calhoun
Heather Dees
Amanda Doherty
Janaina Ferreira da Silva
Allison Frahn
Cydney Gillon
Candice Keene
Candice Lewis-Carter
Julie Mayer
Tina Nguyen
Adela Ondrejovicova
Camala Rodriquez McClure
Gennifer Strobo
Latorya Watts

2016 Arnold Bikini International Competitors
Narmin Assria
Sara Back
Christina Fjaere
Margaret Gnarr
Adriana Hill
Courtney King
Janet Layug
Brandy Leaver
Stephanie Mahoe
Justine Munro
India Paulino
Michelle Sylvia
Angelica Teixeira

2016 Arnold Women’s Physique International Competitors (not an invite list this year)
Jacklyn Abram
Alicia Alfaro Mesa
Olga Beliakova
Star Blaylock
Ladrissa Bonivel
Roshanna Boswell
Andrea Boudreaux
Tara Brandt
Benincia Bueno Lopez
Billie Cavalier
Margarita Charaim
Valentina Cheptiga
Robin Connell
Jill Dearmin
Angela Debatin
Claudia Gabriela de Leon Pardo
Kristina Dybdahl Farnsworth
Paula Frega
Sherri Gray
Lenore Gregson
Tannaz Halekzadeh
Lisette Halpin Acevedo
Jennifer Hernandez
Tracy Hess
Tonya Hooker
Melanie Horton
Leah Johnson
Candrea Judd Adams
Anne Marie Kam
Erika Kikuchi
Alisa LaMay
Klaudia Larson
Carrie Lawyer
Dolly Lazarre
Zoa Linsey
Jehina Malik
Jody May
Donna McGinn
Tara Mitchell
Teresita Morales
Geraldine Morgan
Kira Neuman
Akane Nigro Ismeal
Mindi O’Brien
Minna Pajulahti
Jennifer Palazzo
Ester Parisi
Paloma Parra
Toni Perdikakas
Dona Pohl
Danielle Reardon
Lisa Marie Sanders
Ida Sefland
Susan Marie Smith
Mikaila Soto
Alicia Spearman
Autumn Swansen
Mascha Tieken
Nola Trimble
Tamee Marie Uphoff
Gillian Ward
Tracy Weller
Toni West
Marnee Winn
Shelly Yakimchuk

2016 Arnold Classic Competitors
Fouad Abiad
Evan Centopani
Maxx Charles
Justin Compton
Tony Freeman
Kai Greene
Johnnie O Jackson
Josh Lenartowicz
Cedric McMillan
Cody Montgomery
Juan Morel
Branch Warren
Lukas Wyler

2016 Arnold Classic 212 Competitors
Guy Cisternino
Charles Dixon
David Henry
Kyung Won Kang
Cory Mathews
Angel Manual Rangel Vargas
Jose Raymond
Hidetada Yamagishi

2016 Arnold Classic Men’s Physique Competitors (not an invite list this year)
William Anin
Duane Brickhouse
Anthony Brigman
George Brown
Stanislas DeLongeaux
Chad Demchik
Michael Dougherty
Raymont Edmonds
Chris Ellis
Michael Ferguson
Darnell Ferguson
Andre Ferguson
Timothy Feuling
Cameron Gardner
Xavisus Gayden
Robert Giles
Frank Griffin
Sean Harley
Shannon Haynes
Brandon Hendrickson
Michael Johnson
Chris Johnson
Andre Johnson
Brett Kahn
David Kampfe
Joseph Lee
Eren Legend
Jacques Lewis
Tone Martin
T.A. Martin
Chris Mosher
Darnell Moss
Freddy Naidu
Nick Olsen
Tonnell Rodrigue
Ani Saliasi
Ryan Terry
Shannon Thomas
Marco Achille Gandolfi Vannini
Derrick Wade
Antoine Williamson
Matthew Wold

Two-Time Champ Kai Greene To Compete In 2016 Arnold Classic

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two-time Arnold Classic champion Kai Greene will compete in Columbus for the first time since 2010 when he headlines a field of 13 of the world’s best professional men’s bodybuilders at the 2016 Arnold Classic, the Arnold Sports Festival announced today.

The Arnold Sports Festival and the IFBB Pro League today announced the invited athletes who will compete in the Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International, Figure International and Bikini International. The Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Women’s Physique International contests are open in 2016 and will feature more than 100 combined athletes. All events will be held March 4-5 at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival.

Greene won the Arnold Classic in 2009 and 2010 and finished second in Arnold Classic Europe in 2013. He also finished second in the Olympia in 2012, 2013 and 2014 but did not compete in any IFBB Pro League contests in 2014. Branch Warren, who won the Arnold Classic in 2011 and 2012, is also among the field of 13. Lukas Wyler earned an automatic invitation for winning the 2015 Arnold Amateur and Fouad Abiad earned an invitation with his win at the 2015 Europa Orlando. In the Arnold Classic 212, defending champion Jose Raymond leads a field of 8 professionals. Hidetada Yamagishi, who finished second in 2015, and Charles Dixon, who finished fifth last year, are also in the field.

In the Fitness International, two-time defending champion Oksana Grishina and 2013 winner Tanji Johnson headline a field of 12. Grishina also finished first in the Arnold Classic Europe in 2014 and 2015 and has won seven straight IFBB Pro League contests. Arnold Amateur champion Giorgia Fiorini earned an automatic invitation to her first Fitness International.

In the Figure International, defending champion Camala Rodriguez-McClure and Candice Keene, who won in Columbus in 2013 and 2014, lead a field of 14. Janaina Ferreira da Silva, who won the overall at the Arnold Amateur in 2015, earned an automatic invitation.

There will be a new champion in the Bikini International after Ashley Kaltwasser, the event’s only two-time champion, did not enter. Justine Munro, who finished second in 2015, and Janet Layug, third last year, lead a field of 13. India Paulino, who finished fourth last year, is also expected to contend.
For the first time, the Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Women’s Physique International contests are open and do not require an invitation. More than 40 will compete in Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and more than 60 will compete in Women’s Physique International. Visit for the complete competitor lists.

The Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International, Figure International and Physique International will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016; while the Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Bikini International will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 with prejudging and finals at Battelle Grand.

2016 IFBB Pro Fitness Schedule of Events

2016 IFBB Pro Fitness Schedule
The 2016 IFBB Pro Fitness Schedule of Events has been announced and there are 13 competitions slated to take place. The IFBB Pro Fitness season kicks off with the Arnold Fitness International in March.

The IFBB Pro schedule of events is subject to change and without notice.

2016 IFBB Pro Fitness Schedule of Events

March 3-6, 2016
Arnold Fitness International
Columbus, Ohio

April 1-2, 2016
IFBB Arnold Classic Brasil
Rio deJaneiro, Brasil

April 1-2, 2016
IFBB Miami Muscle Beach
Miami, Florida

May 27-29, 2016
IFBB Arnold Classic South Africa

June 4-5, 2016
IFBB Toronto Pro
Toronto, Canada

July 1-2, 2016
IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro
Chicago, Illinois

July 9-10, 2016
IFBB Europa Charolette Pro
Charolette, North Carolina

July 9, 2016
IFBB Vancovuer Pro
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

August 5-6, 2016
IFBB PBW Tampa Pro
Tampa, Florida

August 20, 2016
IFBB Arnold Classic Asia
Hong Kong

September 16-17, 2016
Figure Olympia
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 224, 2016
IFBB Arnold Classic Europe
Madrid, Spain

October 15-16, 2016
IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro
Phoenix, Arizona

For more information and updates visit

2016 IFBB Pro Bikini Schedule of Events

2016 IFBB Pro Bikini Schedule
The 2016 IFBB Pro Bikini Schedule of events has been released. The IFBB Pro Bikini division continues to grow in popularity and as a result we’re seeing more and more events added. The IFBB Pro schedule of events is subject to change and without notice. The first IFBB Pro Bikini competition of 2016 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 31st.

2016 IFBB Pro Bikini Schedule of Events

January 31, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
March 3-6, 2016
Arnold Bikini International
Columbus, Ohio

March 12, 2016
IFBB Pro Bikini
Culver City, California

March 12, 2016
IFBB Orlando Pro Bikini (Open and Masters)
Orlando, Florida

March 12, 2016
IFBB Phil Heath Pro Bikini
Houston, Texas

March 18-20, 2016
Arnold Bikini Australia
Melbourne, Australia

March 25-26, 2016
IFBB St. Louis Pro
St. Louis, Missouri

April 1-2, 2016
IFBB Miami Muscle Beach
Miami, Florida

April 29-30, 2016
IFBB Europa Orlando Pro
Orlando, Florida

May 6-7, 2016
IFBB Pittsburgh Pro
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 14, 2016
IFBB Seaboard Pro
Atlanta, Georgia

May 14, 2016
IFBB Florida Grand Prix Pro
West Palm Beach, Florida

May 21, 2016
IFBB New York Pro
Teaneck, New Jersey

May 21, 2016
IFBB Mozolani Pro
Bratslava, Slovakia

May 27-28, 2016
IFBB Puerto Rico Pro
San Juan, Puerto Rico

May 28, 2016
IFBB Optimum Classic Pro
Shreveport, Louisiana

June 4-5, 2016
IFBB Toronto Pro
Toronto, Canada

June 4, 2016
IFBB Northern California (Open and Masters)
Sacramento, California

June 4, 2016
IFBB Muscle Mayhem Pro
Overland Park, Kansas

June 11, 2016
IFBB Omaha Pro
Omaha, Nebraska

June 25, 2016
IFBB Greater Gulf States Pro
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 25, 2016
IFBB South Carolina Grand Prix Pro

July 1-2, 2016
IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro
Chicago, Illinois

July 2, 2016
IFBB Patriots Pro Bikini (Open and Masters)
Las Vegas, Nevada

July 9-10, 2016
IFBB Europa Charolette Pro
Charolette, North Carolina

July 9, 2016
IFBB Vancovuer Pro
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

July 23, 2016
IFBB Grand Prix of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

August 5-6, 2016
IFBB PBW Tampa Pro
Tampa, Florida

August 12-13, 2016
IFBB San Antonio Pro
San Antonio, Texas

August 20, 2016
IFBB Orange County Pro
Culver City, California

August 20, 2016
IFBB Coastal USA Pro
Atlanta, Georgia

August 27, 2016
IFBB Naples Pro
Naples, Florida

August 31, 2016
IFBB Pittsburgh Master Pro
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 16-17, 2016
Figure Olympia
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 23-24, 2016
IFBB Hurricane Pro Classic
Tampa, Florida

September 24, 2016
IFBB Korean Grand Prix
Seoul, Korea

October 8, 2016
IFBB Nordic Pro
Lahti, Finland

October 15-16, 2016
IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro
Phoenix, Arizona

October 15, 2016
IFBB Ft. Lauderdale Cup Pro (Open and Masters
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

October 22, 2016
IFBB San Antonio Pro
San Antonio, Texas

October 22, 2016
IFBB Baltimore Classic
Baltimore, Maryland

October 22, 2016
IFBB Dayana Cadeau Pro
Coral Springs, Florida

October 28-29, 2016
IFBB Mel Chancey Pro Charolette Pro
Port Charolette, Florida

November 5, 2016
IFBB Sacramento Pro (Open and Masters)
Sacramento, California

November 12, 2016
IFBB IRON GAMES Pro (Open and Masters)
Culver City, California

November 12, 2016
IFBB San Marino Pro
Republic of San Marino, Italy

For more information and updates visit

2016 Schedule of Events: IFBB Pro Women’s Figure

2016 IFBB Figure Calendar
The 2016 IFBB Pro Figure schedule of event has been posted. Currently, there are 27 IFBB Pro Figure events on the 2016 calendar. This schedule of events is subject to change without notice so continue to check back throughout the year. The IFBB Figure season kicks off with in Columbus at the Arnold Figure International on March 3rd.

2016 Schedule of Events: IFBB Pro Women’s Figure

March 3-6, 2016
Arnold Figure International
Columbus, Ohio

March 12, 2016
IFBB Phil Heath Pro
Houston, Texas

March 12, 2016
IFBB New Zealand Pro
Aukland, New Zealand

March 26, 2016
IFBB California Governor’s Cup
Sacramento, California

April 1-2, 2016
IFBB Miami Muscle Beach
Miami, Florida

April 29-30, 2016
IFBB Europa Orlando Pro
Orlando, Florida

May 6-7, 2016
IFBB Pittsburgh Pro
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 21, 2016
IFBB New York Pro
Teaneck, New Jersey

May 28, 2016
IFBB Optimum Classic Pro
Shreveport, Louisiana

June 4-5, 2016
IFBB Toronto Pro
Toronto, Canada

June 11, 2016
IFBB Omaha Pro
Omaha, Nebraska

June 17-18, 2016
IFBB Europa Dallas Pro
Dallas, Texas

June 25, 2016
IFBB Greater Gulf States Pro
New Orleans, Louisiana

July 1-2, 2016
IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro
Chicago, Illinois

July 9, 2016
IFBB Vancouver Pro
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

July 23, 2016
IFBB Los Angeles Pro (Open and Masters)
Culver City, California

August 5-6, 2016
IFBB PBW Tampa Pro
Tampa, Florida

August 12-13, 2016
IFBB San Antonio Pro
San Antonio, Texas

August 31, 2016
IFBB Pittsburgh Master Pro
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 16-17, 2016
Figure Olympia
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 23-24, 2016
IFBB Hurricane Pro Classic
Tampa, Florida

October 1, 2016
IFBB Border States
San Diego, California

October 8, 2016
IFBB Texas Cup Pro
Houston, Texas

October 8, 2016
IFBB Arkansas Pro
Little Rock, Arkansas

October 22, 2016
IFBB Dayana Cadeau Pro
Coral Springs, Florida

October 29, 2016
IFBB Kentucky Muscle Pro
Louisville, Kentucky

November 12, 2016
IFBB San Marino Pro
Republic of San Marino, Italy

For more information and updates visit

2016 Arnold Classic Asia To Debut in Hong Kong

Asia Arnold Classic

The Arnold Sports Festival continues its global expansion by adding yet another country to their already impressive line-up. The Arnold Classic Asia will be held August 19-21, 2016 in Hong Kong. The first-annual Arnold Classic Asia will feature IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, an amateur bodybuilding event and a large health & fitness expo. This marks the second addition to the Arnold Classic series of competitions in 2016. In May, the Arnold Classic South Africa will be held for the first time.

Arnold Classic Asia To Debut in Hong Kong in August 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio USA – The Arnold Sports Festival will complete its global expansion when the first-annual Arnold Classic Asia is held in Hong Kong in August 2016, creating the largest series of multi-sport festivals in the world, the Arnold Sports Festival announced today.
Arnold Classic Asia will be held Aug. 19-21, 2016 and includes the Arnold Classic Asia men’s professional bodybuilding contest, an amateur bodybuilding contest, a large health & fitness EXPO and select amateur sports competitions and demonstrations.

“The Arnold Sports Festival is proud to continue its world-wide growth with the presentation of Arnold Classic Asia in Hong Kong in 2016,” said Jim Lorimer, who co-founded the Arnold Classic with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio USA in 1989. “The addition of Arnold Classic Asia will put the Arnold Classic on six continents in 2016 and will be the latest step in Arnold’s world-wide fitness crusade.”
The Arnold Classic Asia is a partnership between Classic Productions, Inc., Tony Doherty, promoter of Arnold Classic Australia, and Hong Kong businessman Richard Petty.

The first Arnold Classic was held in Columbus, Ohio in 1989 and featured professional men’s and women’s bodybuilding. That event, now known as the Arnold Sports Festival, now features more than 18,000 athletes competing in 55 sports and events and draws 185,000 attendees from more than 80 nations.

The Arnold Classic first expanded in 2011 with the creation of Arnold Classic Europe, held each year in Madrid, Spain. Arnold Classic Brasil debuted in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and the first Arnold Classic Australia was held in Melbourne in March 2015. Arnold Classic South Africa in Johannesburg will be held for the first time in May 2016.

For more on the Arnold Sports Festival, visit

The Arnold Sports Festival The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport festival in the United States featuring 18,000 athletes competing in 55 sports and events, including 14 Olympic sports. The Arnold Sports Festival was founded in 1989 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer of Worthington, Ohio. The Arnold Sports Festival attracted more than 185,000 attendees in 2015. The 2016 Arnold Sports Festival will be held March 3-6, 2016.

IFBB Pro League Advisory Notice on Muscle Size

IFBB Pro League Advisory Notice on Muscle Size. Jim Manion, President of the IFBB Pro League, issues the following letter to all IFBB Pro Athletes and Judges.

From: IFBB Pro League
To: IFBB Pro Athletes and Judges
Date: November 13, 2015

The popularity of the IFBB Pro League continues to grow as a result of many factors the introduction of more achievable, less muscular physiques in the Figure and Bikini and the new divisions of Women’s and Men’s Physique.

All of the athletes who have competed in these divisions have represented the IFBB Pro League well. That being said, there has been a noticeable increase in muscle size across all of these divisions.

We would like to remind all athletes and judges that muscle size is only one of the many factors in judging competitors in these divisions.

In order to preserve the criteria in which all of these divisions were based on, we would like to see less focus on muscle size and more focus on symmetry, balance, proportion, definition and overall condition which are all equally important factors contributing to an aesthetically pleasing and fit physique.

We look forward to seeing all of you during the 2016 IFBB Pro League contest season.

Jim Manion
IFBB Pro League

About 11 years ago the IFBB issued a statement to all female athletes that read…

Date:December 6, 2004
From: Office of the Vice Chairman
IFBB Professional Division
To: All IFBB Professional Female Athletes

For aesthetics and health reasons, the IFBB Professional Division requests that female athletes in Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure decrease the amount of muscularity by a factor of 20%.

This request for a 20% decrease in the amount of muscularity applies to those female athletes whose physiques require the decrease regardless of whether they compete in Bodybuilding, Fitness or Figure.

All professional judges have been advised of the proper criteria for assessing female physiques.


Jim Manion
Vice Chairman

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2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Results

The results are in from the 2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro. Brine Martinez took the top spot in the IFBB Pro Bikini and Erika Kikuchi was victorious in the Women’s Physique division. Check out the complete results from the Palm Springs event below.

2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Results

2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Bikini Results
1. Breena Martinez
2. Lauren Irick
3. Francesca Lauren
4. Marissa Rivero
5. Heather Scofield
6. Michelle Mein
7. Eli Fernandez
8. Heidi Carlsen
9. Enjoli Enriquez
10. Lucy Huang
11. Geri Berger
12. Jessica Schiefer
13. Vicki Counts
14. Christina Williams
15. Babette Mulford
16. Natalie Abrhiem
16. Lisa Kelly
16. Stella Roberts
16. Simone Maman

2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Erika Kikuchi
2. Melissa Pearo
3. Rachel Baker
4. Jennifer Jaques-Conn
5. Jaquita Person-Taylor
6. Tarah Mitchell
7. Susan Ormiston
8. Jodi Marchuck
9. Candrea Judd-Adams
10. Danielle Mastromatteo
11. Sarah Butler
12. Jill Rudison
13. Nathalie Falk
14. Susan Salazar
15. Cathy Jackson
16. Janeen Lankowski
16. Moira McCormack
16. Geraldine Morgan
16. Rhonda Lee Queresma
16. Traci Weller

2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Josh Lenartowicz
2. Ronny Rockel
3. Rafael Jaramillo
4. Manuel Lomeli
5. Branden Ray
6. Frank McGrath
7. Bola Ojex
8. Lionel Brown
9. Pedro Barron
10. Frank Roberson
11. Omar Deckard
12. Zaher Moukahal
12. Rudy Richards
14. Micheal Ely
15. Oleg Emelianov
16. Jojo Ntiforo
16. Damion Rickets
16. Luke Schembri
16. Edardo Zeoga de Oliveira
16. Steve Benthin

2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. James Hurst
2. Andre Adams
3. David Thorpe
4. T.A. Martin
5. Stanislas DeLongeaux
6. Scott Crowe
7. Daniel St. Peter
8. Tyler Larson
9. Timothy Fueling
10. Phillip Blow
11. Eduardo Seferi
12. Jonathan Ortega
13. Willie Spencer
14. Timothy DeGroot

For scorecards from the 2015 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Visit

Nike SNOW DAY Features Carli Lloyd and…

Nike Snow Day
Snow days evoke memories of snowball fights, time off from school and the urge to get outside and play, no matter how harsh the weather. Just ask pro football players Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh, who each lead a team of world-class athletes in “Snow Day,” a new film from Nike Training. In the film, an overnight blizzard entices the athletes, from an array of sports, to face off and play a fun but ferociously competitive game of tackle football in the snow.

Roads are closed. School is cancelled. The game is on. Get out here.

Featuring with Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, LeSean McCoy, Luke Kuechly, Odell Beckham Jr., Ben Roethlisberger, Paul George, Paula Findlay, Antonio Brown, Marlen Esparza, Eric Weddle, Lauren Fisher, Marcus Mariota, Sydney Leroux, Le’Veon Bell, Draymond Green, Eugenie Bouchard, Steven Stamkos, Elena Delle Donne, A. J. Green, Carli Lloyd

“Snow Day” kicks off Nike’s #GetOutHere campaign, which highlights key products (such as Nike Therma-Sphere Max and AeroReact), services and inspiration for athletes at every level who want to train and embrace winter weather. Additionally, for the first time, allows consumers to filter product searches by specific weather conditions such as Freezing, Cold, Cool and Dark.

Pro athletes featured in the film include: Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Odell Beckham Jr., Le’Veon Bell, Eugenie Bouchard, Antonio Brown, Elena Delle Donne, Marlen Esparza, Paula Findlay, Lauren Fisher, Paul George, A.J. Green, Draymond Green, Luke Kuechly, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Marcus Mariota, LeSean McCoy, Ben Roethlisberger, Eric Weddle and Steven Stamkos. In addition to the film, a behind-the-scenes video (below) features many of the cast reminiscing about their favorite snow day memories.

“Snow Day” will run October 29 on Nike digital channels and TV during Thursday Night Football, when the New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins. The film was created by Nike and Portland-based agency Wieden + Kennedy.

As as part of the #GetOutHere campaign, Nike is on an extensive search to find the 48 most weather-defying athletes to compete in the Get Out Here Challenge, the ultimate cold-weather training experience, to be held in Chicago the week of December 8, 2015.

Ronda Rousey Gets Venice Beach Mural – #RouseyRevolution

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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey has a new mural in Venice Beach, California with the hashtag #RouseyRevolution. According to Rolling Stone, the top dogs at the UFC (Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White) commissioned the painting to honor her accomplishments.

The mural was done by Brazilian artist Bicicleta Sem Freio Goiânia. See more photos of the mural at

#rouseyrevolution #venicebeach

A photo posted by Bicicleta Sem Freio (@bicicletasemfreio) on

This is the second Venice Beach Mural featuring the champ. A few weeks ago Ronda shared this image on her instagram account.

Lead photo via bicicletasemfreio.

Arnold Classic Europe – Spain Competitor Lists

Arnold Classic Spain
The 2015 Arnold Classic Europa will be held in Madrid, Spain on September 25-27, 2015. The Arnold Classic Europe feature Women’s Fitness and Men’s Open Bodybuilding. The Men’s Bodybuilding competition will be a similar line-up to the Olympia with only Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath absent from the list. Will Dexter Jackson take the top spot or will we see Shawn Rhoden or Dennis Wolf leave Spain with the win? It’ll be a great show to watch. You have to bank on Oksana Grishina and Tanji Johnson in the top spots in the Fitness competition but don’t count out Myriam Capes and Regiane da Silva for a top spot. See who is slated to compete in this year’s show.

Arnold Classic Europe – Spain Competitor Lists
2015 Arnold Classic Europe – Men’s Bodybuilding Competitors
Carlos Asensio
William Bonac
Brandon Curry
Mandouh “Ramy” Elssbiay
Alex Fedorov
Dexter Jackson
Aziz Jelali
Michael Kefalianos
Zack Khan
Steve Kuclo
Alex Lesukov
Victor Martinez
Juan Morel
Shawn Rhoden
Fred Smalls
Roelly Winklaar
Dennis Wolf

2015 Arnold Fitness Europe – Fitness Competitors
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Regiane da Silva
Giorgia Foroni
Ryall Graber
Oksana Grishina
Tanji Johnson
Whitney Jones
Alevtina Titarenko

About Arnold Classic Europe?
The Arnold Classic Europe builds on the success of the Arnold Sports Festival, which began as the Arnold Classic professional men’s bodybuilding competition in 1989 and has grown to include more than 18,000 athletes competing in more than 45 sports and events each year.

More Information

Madrid Arena
Avda. de Portugal s/n (Casa de Campo)
28011 Madrid (Spain)

Sept. 25-27, 2015

For more information on the Arnold Classic Europe, visit

Oksana Grishina Wins! 2015 Fitness Olympia Results

Oksana Grishina Wins! 2015 Fitness Olympia Results

2015 Fitness Olympia Results:
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Myriam Capes
4. Regina DaSilva
5. Bethany Wagner
6. Michelle Blank

2015 IFBB Bikini Olympia Results

2015 IFBB Bikini Olympia Results. Ashley Kaltwasser wins her third title in a row!

2015 IFBB Bikini Olympia Results
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Janet Layug
3. Courtney King
4.India Paulino
5. Stacey Alexander
6. Narmin Assria

Watch the 2015 LIVE Olympia Webcast on Flexonline

Live Olympia Webcast
The 2015 Olympia Webcast will be shown on LIVE and for FREE. The webcast powered by Amazon Sports Nutrition will air live and free on September 18 & 19, 2015. This year’s webcast will be hosted by IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Dennis James. Joining Dennis “in the booth” will be Shawn Perine from Muscle & Fitness for the men and on the women’s side of things IFBB Pro Amanda Latona will help call the action. Yes, you read it right. Amanda Latona will NOT be competing at this year’s Olympia but instead will be on the mic helping with the play by play and color commentary on the webcast.

On Friday September 18th the webcast will feature the Bikini Olympia Finals, Fitness Olympia Finals (Routines and Awards) and the Mr. Olympia Pre-judging. Don’t go too far because on Saturday September 19th, the webcast will feature the Figure Olympia Finals, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Showdown and the Mr. Olympia finals. The live stream will air on 7pm (PST) both nights. The live stream is brought to you exclusively by

Watch the 2015 LIVE Olympia Webcast on Flexonline

Those of you wanting to watch the Men and Women’s Physique will have to attend the show or hold tight for footage to air at a later date. Due to these events being held at the Convention Center Expo Hall there will not be a live webcast. There’s still time to get your Olympia tickets by visiting


2015 Olympia Prize Money – Over One Million Dollars

The total payout for the 2015 Olympia will be over one million dollars. The Olympia is looked at as “Bodybuilding’s Super Bowl” and features the best of the best in the IFBB Pro League. The annual event, held in Las Vegas, will offer an all-time high payout this year. The Mr. Olympia is still the foundation of the weekend however numerous other divisions have added to the growing popularity of the event. This year will be the biggest Olympia yet with a record number of competitors slated to take the stage.

2015 Olympia Prize Money Breakdown:
• Mr. Olympia: $805,000
• 212 Showdown: $75,000
• Fitness Olympia: $65,000
• Figure Olympia: $65,000
• Bikini Olympia: $50,000
• Men’s Physique: $27,500
• Women’s Physique: $27,500
Total: $1,115,000

2015 Olympia Prize Money

2015 Olympia Prize Money – Over One Million Dollars

For more information on the Olympia and the various events visit See the prize money breakdown from the 2013 Olympia.

Dana Linn Bailey Sits Out The Olympia – Launches New Supplement Brand

Dana Linn Bailey
Dana Linn Bailey (DLB as she’s known to her fans) is one of the most popular individuals in the IFBB Pro League. She was the first-ever Women’s Physique Pro and then went on to be crowned the inaugural Women’s Physique Olympia champion. DLB and her husband have created their own empire over in a relatively short time frame. While many “go pro” and seek to have a supplement sponsorship DLB has carved out her own path. Dana did go the traditional route for a short time working with MHP but quickly realized it would be more beneficial to build her own brand. What Dana and Rob have created is fascinating and something that arguably couldn’t be duplicated. They have their own camps, clothing line, Rob’s music, popular Youtube Videos, Road Tour, supplement line and a slew of other things in the works. Dana’s one of the few competitors who has managed to create an income on her own and the stage has little to do with it any more. Sure winning the Olympia didn’t hurt but it’s not the end all – be all for her.

Recently, Dana announced that she would be passing on competing in the Olympia due to a variety of reasons. It’s a smart move on her part and one that will certainly only help enhance the numerous projects she has going.

Dana Linn Bailey Sits Out The Olympia – Launches New Supplement Brand

So thank you all for your understanding and support, and don’t worry … DLB WILL BE BACK!!! I can’t think too far ahead to say what my next contest will be … BUT I will be back onstage, and it will only be that much more exciting!!!!!

– Dana Linn Bailey Sits Out The Olympia – Launches New Supplement Brand

It won’t “take away” any ticket sales to the Women’s Physique competition as it’s held in the Expo Hall of the convention center. Anyone who buys an expo ticket can watch the event. Fans can still see her at the Olympia as she’s recently announced they she will be launching “RUN EVERYTHING LABS“. Earlier this year she released a single supplement called “ONWARD” and now it appears the greater picture is Run Everything Labs with Onward and other products as part of it.

Are you even ready?….. Come see us at both 1249 @runeverythinglabs

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If fans are wondering what else she and her team are up to you can check out the most recent video that outlines everything the marketing machine has going on. From their clothing line, supplement line to their own line of gyms. You don’t have to be a fan of her physique to appreciate the hustle and all that the Bailey’s have created.

Follow their adventure on Youtube and Instagram for the latest. Get your ticket for the Olympia and see what RUN EVERYTHING LABS has in store.

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2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Results

IFBB Atlantic City Pro Results
The 2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro results are in and the fields are set for the 2015 Olympia. Joan Smith edged out Shanique Gant for the win in Figure and punched her ticket to her first Olympia. Mikaila Soto took home her first win in an open division of Women’s Physique and will head to the Olympia. Branch Warren’s conditioning edged out Cedric McMillan for the win in the Men’s Open bodybuilding and Andre Ferguson was victorious in Men’s Physique. This was the first year for the IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro but won’t be the last.

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Figure Results
August 29, 2015 – Atlantic City, NJ
1. Joan Smith
2. Shanique Grant
3. Swann DeLaRosa
4. Andrea Cantone
5. Brittany Campbell
6. Cydney Gillon
7. Bruna Miyagui
8. Diana Schnaidt
9. Agnese Russo
10. Aundreana Cornelissen
11. Angela Doucette
12. Linda Andrew
13. Maggie Corso
14. Vanessa Jacobs
15. Mandie Bender
16. Melanie Noel

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Women’s Physique Results
August 29, 2015 – Atlantic City, NJ
1. Mikaila Soto
2. Billie Cavalier
3. Roxanne Edwards
4. Dany Garcia
5. Klaudia Larson
6. Jessica Bowman
7. Loana Paula Muttoni
8. Jennifer Robinson
9. Jillian Reville
10. Zoa Linsey
11. Marnie Holley
12. Reshanna Boswell
13. Anne Luise Freitas
14. Marthe Sundby
15. Paloma Parra
16. Tracy Hess
16. Dolly Lazarre
16. Jill Livoti
16. Jodie May
16. Miava Nelson
16. Linda Simnick
16. Stacy Simons McDowell
16. Tina Trigeuro
16. Irina Veslova

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Men’s Physique Results
August 29, 2015 – Atlantic City, NJ
1. Andre Paula
2. Geobanny Paula
3. AJ Shukoori
4. John Nguyen
5. Mike Balan
6. Antonio Mitchell
7. Raymond Akinlosotu
8. George O’Banyoun
9. Brett Kahn
10. Mario Deluca
11. Ron Dacosta
12. David Dela Crus
13. Justin Hassan
14. Stephen Talamo
15. Chris Mosher
16. Victor Clark
16. Cameron Gardner
16. Jermichael Pratt
16. Sharid Reid
16. Tim Santiago
16. Alp Yurteri

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Branch Warren
2. Cedric McMillan
3. Drew Jemmott
4. Robert Piotrkowicz
5. Stefan Havlik
6. Nick Trigili
7. Kenneth Jackson
8. Henri Pierre Ano
9. Daniel Hawtin
10. Saiid Kamara
11. Jaime Atienza
12. Tom Jimenez
13. Malcolm Marshall

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Competitors

Atlantic City Pro Competitors
This is the final show for many of the IFBB Pro divisions which means the last chance to qualify for the 2015 Olympia. The 2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City show will feature Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men and Women’s Physique, and Figure. The action will kick off on Friday, August 28th with the finals concluding on Saturday, August 29th.

The top five in each division will receive a trophy.

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Prize Money:

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Open Men’s Bodybuilding Prize Money:
1. $10,000
2. $5,000
3. $3,000
4. $1,000
5. $1,000
Total: $20,000

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Men’s Physique Prize Money:
1. $2,000
2. $1,500
3. $500
Total: $4,000

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Women’s Physique Prize Money:
1. $2,000
2. $1,500
3. $500
Total: $4,000

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro Figure Prize Money:
1. $3,000
2. $2,000
3. $1,000
Total: $6,000

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Figure Competitors
Atlantic City, NJ – August 28-29, 2015
Linda Andrew
Mandie Bender
Brittany Campbell
Andrea Cantone
Audreana Cornelissen
Maggie Corso
Swann De LaRosa
Angela Doucette
Cydney Gillon
Shanique Grant
Vanessa Jacobs
Bruna Miyagui
Melanie Noel
Agnese Russo
Diana Schnaidt
Joan Smith

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Women’s Physique Competitors
Atlantic City, NJ – August 28-29, 2015
Jessica Bowman
Reshanna Boswell
Billie Cavalier
Roxanne Edwards
Anne Luise Freitas
Dany Garcia
Tracy Hess
Marnie Holley
Klaudia Larson
Dolly Lazarre
Zoa Linsey
Jill Livotti
Jody May
Loana Muttoni
Miava Nelson
Paloma Parra
Jillian Reville
Jennifer Robinson
Linda Simnick
Stacy Simons McDowell
Mikalia Soto
Marthe Sundby
Tina Triguero
Irina Veselova

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Men’s Open Bodybuilding Competitors
Atlantic City, NJ – August 28-29, 2015
Henri Pierre Ano
Jaime Atienza
Stefan Havlik
Daniel Hawtin
Ken Jackson
Drew Jemmott
Tom Jimenez
Saiid Tejan Kamara
Malcom Marshall
Cedric McMillan
Robert Piotrkowicz
Nick Trigili
Branch Warren

2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Men’s Physique Competitors
Atlantic City, NJ – August 28-29, 2015
Raymond Akinlosotu
Mike Balan
Victor Clark
Ron DaCosta
David DeLa Cruz
Mario DeLuca
Cameron Gardner
Justin Hassan
Brett Kahn
Antonio Mitchell
Chris Mosher
John Nguyen
George O’Banyoun
Geobanny Paula
Jermichael Pratt
Sharif Reid
Tim Santiago
A.J. Shukoori
Stephen Talamo
Alp Yuteri

WHAT: 2015 IFBB Europa Atlantic City Pro show
WHEN: August 28-29, 2015 ( Friday & Saturday EXPO)
Pro Competitor Meeting: Thursday – 7pm
Pro Pre-Judging: Friday – 2:30pm
Pro Finals: Saturday – 2:30pm
WHERE: Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Center Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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2015 Olympia Point Series Info & Leaders’ Update

2015 IFBB Olympia Point Series
The Olympia Point Series (Officially called the Olympia Qualification Series) is a point-based system that determines qualifiers for all Olympia divisions. The Series awards points to competitors placing 2nd to 5th at IFBB Pro League competitions. At the end of the Qualification season, the five (5) competitors with the highest point totals will qualify to compete at the Olympia. The winner of each competition automatically qualifies and no points are awarded for first place. The top five (5) at the Olympia automatically qualify for the following year. Previous Olympia Winners are qualified to compete as we’ll likely see in a few divisions once the line-ups are announced for the 2015 Olympia.

There are four tiers to IFBB Pro League shows where points are awarded.

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

Tier 2 – Arnold Classic Spain, New York Pro & Prague Pro
2nd place – 6 points
3rd place – 5 points
4th place – 4 points
5th place – 3 points

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

Tier 4 – All Other IFBB Pro League Competitions
2nd place – 4 points
3rd place – 3 points
4th place – 2 points
5th place – 1 points

There are only a handful of shows left for IFBB Pro League competitors to qualify for the Olympia. The Olympia Qualification Series has wrapped up for the Men’s 212 and Fitness divisions with others determined in the next two weeks.

212 Men’s Bodybuilding
Tricky Jackson locked in the top spot in the Point Series with 12 points. Aaron Clark’s second place finish at the Texas Pro put him in the second place spot. Ahmad Ahmad and Oliver Adzievski tied with nine points for the third and fourth spot and the final qualifying spot went to Khalid Alomsinawi from Kuwait. Sami Al Haddad will not return to the Olympia stage this year. He will finish in 6th place with 6 points. Thomas Anderson, Derik Farnsworth and John Meadows all narrowly missed out on qualifying as well with five points.

212 Men’s Bodybuilding Olympia Point Series Top 5:
Tricky Jackson – 12
Aaron Clark – 10
Ahmad Ahmad – 9
Oliver Adzievski – 9
Khalid Almohsinawi – 7

The Texas Pro helped finalize who would make the cut for the 2015 Fitness Olympia. Marta Aguiar’s third place finish at the Texas Pro put her at the top of the Point Series leader board. Chika Aluka’s second place finish in San Antonio put her in the runner-up point total. Kristine Duba, Danielle Ruban and Allison Either round out the top five point leaders.

Fitness Olympia Point Series Top 5:
Marta Aguiar – 12
Chika Aluka – 11
Kristine Duba – 9
Danielle Ruban – 4
Allison Ethier – 4

There are two qualifying shows remaining on the IFBB Figure schedule. The Tahoe Pro (August 22) and Europa Atlantic City Pro (August 28-29) will finalize the line-ups. It appears Julie Mayer and Wendy Fortino will get in with 12 and 11 points but with two shows remaining it’s not a lock. I don’t see them falling out of the top 5 spots though and would consider them in. Andrea Cantone looks to be safe with 10 points but with Karen Noorlun and Jennifer Brown with 7 points she could slip a bit. I look for Andrea to be in the Olympia line-up Currently Brittany Campbell, Tamara Sedlack, Chaya Boone and Shalako Berry are in a tie with six points. After the Tahoe Pro the field and the possibilities will be a bit clearer.

UPDATE:Wendy Fortino, Julie Mayer and Andrea Cantone are a lock for the Figure Olympia. There’s a four-way tie for the remaining spots with 7 points. Mathematically there are a number of women who could beat the seven points with a strong finish in Atlantic City.

Figure Olympia Point Series Top Spots: As of August 22, 2015
Wendy Fortino – 13
Julie Mayer – 12
Andrea Cantone – 10

Karen Noorlun – 7
Jennifer Brown – 7
Shalako Bradberry – 7
Megan Wyble – 7

Brittany Campbell – 6
Tamara Sedlack – 6
Chaya Boone – 6

Vivien Olah – 4
Maria Garcia – 4
Linda Andrew – 4
Tina Nguyen – 4
Jessica Morgan Canty – 4
Janaina Ferreira – 4
Azaria Glaim – 4
Joan Smith – 4
Andressa Ribeiro – 4

Josie Zamora – 3
Carly Starling Horrell – 3
Chiomba Uwasomba – 3
Louise Rogers – 3
Bruna Miyagui -3
Bojana Vasiljevic – 3
Swann Delarosa – 3
Idalia Molina – 3
Rachelle Carter – 3
Maggy Cambronero – 3
Amanda Doherty – 3

There’s one more Bikini competition remaining on the schedule (August 29th). That said, it’s safe to say Noy Alexander, Francesca Lauren and Angeles Burkeare in the Olympia. Noy currently leads with 15 points and Francesca has 13 for second place. There’s no way those two are not in. Angels Burke is gauranteed a top five spot with 12 points. Christina Fjaere looks to be safe with 11 points and will return to Vegas for her second Olympia.

Sofia Tunisian is currently holding down the fifth place spot with 9 points but that number doesn’t put her safely in the Olympia yet. Mathematically there are a number of women who could bump her out should they finish in second at the last qualifying show. Brittany Taylor and Kenea Yancey could both snag the fifth place spot with a third place or better finish. They are tied with 7 points but would need to beat Sofia’s 9 points to get in. Tatiana Koshman, Lindsey Waters, Cynthia Benoit, Vladimira Krasova, Romina Basualdo and Angelica Dejean are long shots but could potentially get in with a second place finish. Anything less than second and they’re not in. They’d also have to hope that Brittany Taylor and Kenea Yancy finish lower than third.

Bikini Olympia Point Series Top Spots: As of August 21, 2015
Noy Alexander – 15
Francesca Lauren – 13
Angeles Burke – 12
Christina Fjaere – 11
Sofiia Tandilian – 9
Shandy Ortiz – 8
Brittany Taylor – 7
Kenea Yancey – 7
Tatiana Koshman – 6
Lindsey Waters – 6
Cynthia Benoit – 6
Vladimira Krasova – 6
Romina Basualdo – 6
Angelica Teixeira – 6

Leonie Rose is a lock with 13 points at the top of the Women’s Physique Point Series. Erica Blockman also looks to be a lock with 11 points. Jennifer Hernandez is safe with 10 points. Those three will get in the Women’s Physique Olympia showdown. After that it’s a tight race for the two remaining spots. Currently, Silvia Alves Fraga and Kristina Dybahl-Farnsworth are tied for fourth. They aren’t safe with their seven points as Mikaila Soto’s second place finish at the Texas Pro puts her within striking distance of a qualification. She currently sits in sixth but don’t be shocked if she heads to Atlantic City next week and gets into the top five. Loana Pula Muttoni and Rachel Baker each have a chance to sneak into the top five as they sit tied with five points. Mathematically, nine other women could get in if they place 2nd in Atlantic City.

Women’s Physique Olympia Point Series Top Spots: As of August 21, 2015
Leonie Rose – 13
Erica Blockman – 11
Jennifer Hernandez – 10
Silvia Alves Fraga – 7
Kristina Dybdahl-Farnsworth – 7
Mikaila Soto – 6
Loana Paula Muttoni – 5
Rachel Baker – 5
Katerina Kyptova – 4
Lise Thexton – 4
Pamela Slemmons – 4
Antoinette Downie – 4
Venus Nguyen – 4
Nathalie Foreau – 4
Eva Pogacnik – 4
Jodi Boam – 4
Reshanna Boswell – 4

Jacke Alvarez and Joseph Lee are a lock for the Olympia Showdown. After that Jake Campus looks like he’ll get in with 12 points. There are two shows remaining on the schedule (both on August 29th) and that will determine the rest of the field. Right now Andre Ferguson and Michael Balan are in the top five but there are a number of competitors that could mathematically knock them out of the top five.

Men’s Physique Olympia Point Series Top Spots: As of August 21, 2015
Jake Alvarez – 16
Joseph Lee – 14
Jake Campus – 12
Andre Ferguson – 11
Michael Balan – 10
Alex Carneiro – 9
Patrick Fulgham – 9
A.J. Shukoori – 8
John Nguyen – 7
Arash Rahbar – 7
Logan Franklin – 7
Geobanny Paula – 6

There are two shows remaining and after the Texas Pro finals we’ll have a clearer picture of who could get in. It’s safe to say Victor Martinez and Johnny Jackson are in with 14 points. Branch Warren looks to be a lock with 13 points and is slated to compete at the Atlantic City show (the last remaining qualifier on August 29th). Steve Kuclo is in 4th but is competing in the Texas Pro and undoubtedly will move out of that spot after the show. Justin Compton and Brad Rowe are tied for fourth with 11 points. Compton has announced he won’t compete in the Olympia even if he does qualify. Michael Lockett could move up after Texas as could Robert Piotrkowicz, both are on the outside of the top five but in striking distance with 9 points.

UPDATED – Johnnie Jackson won the Texas Pro, Steve Kuclo finished in second and Robert Piotrkowicz’s third place finish shook things up a bit. If Lockett enters the Atlantic City show and finishes in the top five he will bump Compton and Rowe out of the final spot. If Branch wins next week he’d be out of the point series and Locket, Compton (not competing regardless) and Rowe would be in.

Men’s Bodybuilding Olympia Point Series Top Spots: As of August 22, 2015
Steve Kuclo – 15
Victor Martinez – 14
Branch Warren – 13
Robert Piotrkowicz – 12
Justin Compton – 11
Brad Rowe – 11
Michael Lockett – 11
Evan Centopani – 8
Renaldo Gairy – 8

Check back for more updates.

Free Webcast of the NPC / IFBB Tahoe Pro Show

tahoe show webcast
If you can’t make it out to the Tahoe Pro Show but still want to follow the action you can thanks to and the Tahoe promoters. The show will be web-streamed live on Saturday, August 22. You’ll be able to watch the prejudging and finals of not only the pro portion but also the amateur NPC competition. Visit or for more information.

Big news! has joined the Tahoe Show as the 2015 TITLE Sponsor. “We love all that the Tahoe Show does for the athletes and it’s positive support of bodybuilding. You can see it in all aspects of the show’s production .” said Keith Sivera, Director of Offline Marketing. will be onsite providing all kinds of goodies plus will have their famous photo booth where you can take a photo with friends and receive a free photo print and digital image in seconds!

In addition to this first time Title Sponsorship of the Tahoe Show, this will be the second year that hosts the Tahoe Show live web stream. “The web stream has become extremely popular component of our shows. The Tahoe Show received 10,000 views and the Ferrigno Legacy received over 30,000 views, each lasting over 52 minutes.” said Chris Minnes, show promoter. The stream can be watched around the world. It is also a fantastic tool for the competitors so that they can watch the show on their phones and be sure to be back stage in time for their class. Named Official Retail Sponsor of the 2015 Olympia

American Media, Inc. Announces as “Official Retail Sponsor” of 2015 Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend
NEW YORK, August 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced that would be the official retail sponsor of the world famous Olympia Fitness & Performance weekend in 2015 – which is likely to be the highest attended weekend yet.

The 2015 Olympia Weekend is ‘Presented by’ title sponsor Ultimate Nutrition and will be ‘Brought to you’ by our new official retail sponsor It consists of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition and the Fitness & Performance Expo. Mr. Olympia offers fans a chance to see the world’s greatest bodybuilders in action. At the Expo, men and women with a passion for health and fitness can discover the latest nutritional supplements and try the newest workout gear. With a record setting 55,000 in attendance and over 1,000 exhibitor booths last year, the event continues to grow as even more fans and brands are expected in 2015. The Expo and competition will be held in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Orleans Arena on September 17-20.

The Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend sponsorship will include a considerable amount of features. For the Mr. Olympia competition, will be the exclusive sponsor of the live video stream, which generated 4 million views last year. And along with Ultimate Nutrition’s logo, the logo will be positioned alongside the official Olympia logo wherever it is displayed at the Orleans Arena and LVCC, including the main stage at the Expo where popular contests such as the Bikini Model Search, Men’s Model Search, Kick Boxing and the Strongman Challenge are held.

“With Amazon being the world’s premier online retailer, we couldn’t think of a better retail sponsor for the Mr. Olympia weekend. Amazon has shown a great appreciation for the sport of bodybuilding and the culture that has grown with it,” said AMI Chairman, CEO and President David Pecker. “This is a win-win for everyone, as Amazon will surely strengthen its presence amongst the fitness community while Olympia gets the ultimate retail sponsor.”

About American Media, Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI’s titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 14 different digital sites including,, and AMI’s magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 35 million men and women each month. AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and 348 million page views monthly.

24 Hour Fitness Re-Launches Apex Product Line

24 Hour Fitness Re-Launches Apex Product Line
Simplified Ingredients, New, Clean Packaging and Bold, New Brand Image Revealed
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Apex, the exclusive supplement brand of 24 Hour Fitness, is introducing new products that align more closely with consumer desire for product ingredient transparency and straightforward formulations. Produced in the U.S. under strict USDA guidelines, the product line benefits all ages and fitness levels.

The new Apex product formulations reduce the formerly lengthy ingredient list to as few as seven identifiable ingredients. Among the products launched are two protein powder formulations: 100% whey isolate and a whey concentrate/isolate blend, as well as fitness supplements that support performance. A vegan formulation is currently in development. “We invested significant time researching the latest advancements in formulations and flavoring, then collaborated with sports nutrition experts to develop clean products with clear purpose and exceptional taste,” said Andrew Dottermusch, Senior Director, Retail, 24 Hour Fitness. Aside from its role supporting the development of lean muscle, increasing evidence links whey protein supplementation to overall health, providing support to the immune system, and aiding in management of blood pressure and stress. With proper use, a protein supplement can also help curb appetite and support metabolic function, assisting with weight loss goals.*

In addition to new formulations, Apex will launch a bold, new brand image and modern packaging. The protein powder has been redesigned in a tall, two pound jug with clean lines and a built in handle—reusable and recyclable. The product is also available in single serve multi-packs—handy when traveling or on the go. Additional supplement powders feature a similar bold, modern packaging design and easy open cap.

While the attractive, new Apex product packaging represents an evolutionary brand advancement, it leaves plenty of room to showcase the simplified ingredient list, appealing taste, and broad range of flavors (Traditional–Classic Chocolate, Gourmet Vanilla, Fruit Punch, Unflavored; New-Tiramisu, Cookie Dough, Guava Lemongrass, to name a few).

Dottermusch added, “We conducted a national member survey to determine protein powder preferences and what motivates use. As a result, these are quality products at a great value that appeal to first-time buyers as well as those more experienced in the use of supplements. We want to take the mystery out of protein powder and supplements and are investing in educational tools and staff training to further consumer understanding, confidence and product use to serve all fitness levels and everyday life.”

Apex products are available in all clubs now with additional supplements, including vitamins, scheduled to launch in clubs by year end. Apex products contain no proprietary blends, and they are manufactured in the USA to conform to strict USDA production protocols. Additional information:

*Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly 4 million members in 450 clubs across the U.S. For more than 30 years, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services, popular group exercise classes and a variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment, 24 Hour Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Acquires LG Sciences

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Acquires LG Sciences Adding to its Premium Line Up of Sports Nutrition Brands
NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (“Hi-Tech”), a leading global provider of Sports Nutrition, Weight loss products, and Contract Manufacturing services, and LG Sciences (“LG”), one of the premier Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding brands in the United States, today announced that Hi-Tech has acquired LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition products and Bodybuilding products. The transaction will continue to bolster Hi-Tech’s leading Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss arsenal and expand its position as the leader in Diet & Energy products and continues to add to its family of top tiered Sports Nutrition brands.

When LG Sciences (Legal Gear) was established about a decade ago, and over the years, LG Sciences has led the Sports Supplement industry in bodybuilding products, quality and innovation. LG Sciences is committed to introducing new, effective, and “Hardcore supplements backed by scienceâ„¢. Supplements that are backed by science and based on the concept of enhancing lean muscle mass and physical performance. LG Sciences was born out of the need for a quality, no-nonsense line of hardcore bodybuilding supplements designed for elite athletes. Unable to find products that met their standards in the mid 2000’s, the company’s founders created LG Sciences, with the goal of developing unsurpassed nutritional formulas to meet the demands of hardcore, competitive athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

LG Sciences employs a team consisting of a biochemist, chemical engineer, chemists, and many supplement experts to formulate all of our products. Innovation: LG Sciences continues to release a host of new compounds, many with patents pending, to take your training to the next level. All of our bodybuilding products are based on extensive research by well-respected experts. At LG Sciences, we have positioned ourselves for the future. We have developed a solid base of loyal customers who value the results of our products. Many of LG Sciences upcoming products were developed based on the feedback of our customers and retailers. Thanks to you, our customers. The future of LG Sciences is looking even brighter, with more great products and innovation now that we are joining the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals team.

LG Sciences has been providing high-quality sports nutrition products to professional bodybuilders, elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts for a decade. LG Sciences has helped pioneer a sports-specific approach to athletes’ and bodybuilders nutrition. The acquisition of the LG Sciences brand of Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition products accelerates Hi-Tech’s growth strategy, substantially boosts our Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition portfolio and diversifies our business stream,” stated Hi-Tech, President and CEO Jared Wheat. “We believe this strategic transaction will enhance our industry-leading innovative Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition position by expanding market opportunities. We manufacture products for many of the leading Sports nutrition brands, as well as our own family of brands, and believe we can add a lot of innovation to an already hardcore bodybuilding line.” Wheat continued, “Our strong operational structure and aggressive acquisition strategies have enabled the continued growth of our Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss business and will increase profit margins due to ability to bring the production of Innovative products to our industry-leading manufacturing facilities.”

As a leading provider of premium Bodybuilding products in the sports nutrition category, LG Sciences brands align with the company’s continued focus on Sports Supplements, while further diversifying the Hi-Tech portfolio. Innovative products such as 1-Androstenoloneâ„¢, 6-MASSâ„¢, 17-ProAndro, EpiAndroâ„¢, M-1D Androâ„¢, FORM-XTâ„¢, Natadrolâ„¢, Whey Pro , and EPICâ„¢- some of the top Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Aids in the industry, which will continue to bolster our Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding portfolio such as: Anavar®, Dianabol®, Bulasterone®, Testosterone Depot®, Estrogenex®, Jack’D UPâ„¢, NitroPro®, and Phosphagen®.

Over the years, LG Sciences has led the nutritional supplement industry in new to market ingredients, quality and is amongst the leaders with product innovation. LG Sciences has also built lasting and profitable relationships with their private label customers, which is something LG Sciences began offering a few years ago. “This will tie in nicely with Hi-Tech’s goals and growth and offer LG Sciences private label customers many more option due to our massive manufacturing platform,” said Wheat.

Brandon Schopp, Vice-President of Contract manufacturing with Hi-Tech, commented, “Hi-Tech’s impeccable reputation for pharmaceutical-grade quality, strong innovation and manufacturing expertise make it a perfect complement to LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition products. Additionally, having access to our extensive production capabilities across a variety of product formats such as Liposomal Technology, Cyclosomeâ„¢ Technology that combines cyclodextrin and liposomal delivery systems; and Time-Released Monolithic Osmotic Pump (TMOP) delivery systems. We will also be able to offer energy shots and ready-to-drink beverages, and being able to offer our customers access to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Atlanta, Georgia and Reedsville, Pennsylvania is a significant competitive advantage.” The acquisition, in combination with an expansive capital investment program, will create world-class formulation, product development and production capabilities across in excess of 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space. “Compliance and enforcement have raised the bar for manufacturers, and this merger creates a top-tiered company with an incredible manufacturing scale and capabilities in an otherwise fragmented segment of the market. Hi-Tech and its Sports Nutrition brands will be a one-stop shop for Sports Nutrition stores,” said Schopp.

“LG Sciences products will serve as a growth catalyst for our Sports Supplement segment, providing this division with another leading brand in the high-growth sports nutrition category,” said Steve Smith, Executive Vice President at Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. “The acquisition of LG Sciences expands our offerings of hardcore sports supplements, and broadens our appeal with younger consumers.” said Smith.

“Hi-Tech remains true to the principals that the company was built on – innovation, quality and consistency, and will always be dedicated to ensuring that these principals remain uncompromised. Hi-Tech will continue to provide the finest-quality, innovative, science-based Sports Nutritional supplements and Diet & Energy Aids,” says Wheat.

Other nutrition companies looking to increase scale, revenue, market share, and competitive advantage have also been active with mergers and acquisitions. Hi-Tech has been able to increase its market share in the United States through the acquisition of Florida-based Synergy Nutritional Industries in 2005, and gained a larger market share when it acquired Advanced Performance Supplements (“APS”) in 2011. Hi-Tech gained further industry dominance when it acquired Nittany Pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania and ALR Industries in California in 2012. Hi-Tech’s recent strategy has been, and according to its leaders will continue to be, growth through M&A activity. In 2015, Hi-Tech has acquired Advanced Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals, FormuTech Nutrition, Sports One®, Innovative Laboratories and with the most recent acquisition by Hi-Tech of LG Sciences it is the fifth acquisition for Hi-Tech and will not be the last of the year.

About Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals ( is a leading Sports Nutrition manufacturer. Since 1979, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its sister company, Hi-Tech Nutraceuticals, LLC. have been providing quality custom manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and beverage industries. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is a cGMP certified company that operates out of Four (4) US Production facilities and (2) Warehouses, totally over 400,000 sq. ft. The two Georgia based production facilities are both located outside Atlanta in the Norcross and Suwanee Advanced Technology areas. Hi-Tech also has Two (2) facilities located outside State College, Pennsylvania. Hi-Tech holds a Drug Manufacturing License issued by the State of Pennsylvania Food and Drug Branch and is registered as a Food and Drug Establishment with the FDA in Pennsylvania.

Hi-Tech’s acquisition of Nittany immediately doubled Hi-Tech’s solid dose and powder square footage. The former Nittany facility is a 130,000 sq. ft. modern facility and was a full-service contract manufacturer that enjoyed continuous growth over the past 36 years in the nutrition and pharmaceutical industry. Another advantage of buying Nittany Pharmaceuticals was their intimate knowledge of liquid products. In 2008 Nittany purchased a 70,000-square-foot facility, which was a former Dean Foods facility in Bellville, Pennsylvania to add to their already growing liquid dietary supplements and beverages. As industry’s leading energy drink manufacturers for nearly over a decade, Nittany had the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to create Hot & Cold fill liquid drinks from 8 ounce to 32 ounces. “Hi-Tech had never been a beverage contract manufacturing company or handled many liquid products until the acquisition of Nittany. Now with the acquisition of Nittany – Hi-Tech is able to provide a full service of beverage co-packing services, including research and development, raw material procurement, product development, bottle filling, finished packaging, warehousing, and much more,” said Wheat.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, and consumer products. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is one of the world’s leading generics and branded pharmaceutical companies, providing products to customers throughout the world. The company maintains one of the industry’s broadest and highest quality product portfolios, which is regularly bolstered by an innovative and robust product pipeline. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals has attained leading positions in key international markets through its wide array of dosage forms and delivery systems, significant manufacturing capacity, global commercial scale and a committed focus on quality and customer service. The company ranks among the top generics companies in several markets around the world and has among the largest capacity of U.S.-based manufacturers.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is an enormously successful company that creates, manufactures and sells high-quality products sold by the large, major retailers across the United States. These retailers include: GNC, Rite Aid, Albertson’s, CVS, Duane Reade, Hannaford, Cardinal Health, McKesson, Mclain, Winn-Dixie, Harmon Stores, Fred Meyer, Osco Drugs, Supervalu, Roundy’s, Sav-On Drugs, Meijer, Fruth Pharmacy, Kinney Drug, Kinray, A&P, Kmart,,, and over 5,000 independent drug stores, as well as in more than 80,000 convenience stores throughout the United States.

Ronda Rousey’s Top 5 Reddit Responses

Ronda Rousey Reddit
This afternoon “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey answered a few fan questions on The site had thousands of posts within minutes of her making the announcement. As you might imagine she was bombarded with a variety of questions ranging from her thoughts on Cyborg, Game of Thrones, Transgender athlete, music and more. Here are our top five highlights from the Ronda Rousey Reddit Q&A.

Ronda Rousey’s Top 5 Reddit Responses

Knuckledork: What is your sincere opinion about Cyborg?
Rousey: Sincere opinion about Cyborg: she’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her ass kicked (‘cuz she knows she’ll get her ass kicked). I know for a fact she can make the weight. She consulted with Mike Dolce (my current nutritionist) before I ever started working with him and after consulting with her he said he could get her in “the best shape of her life” at 135. She then started being represented by Tito Ortiz and all talk stopped. The delay is all about money, not her weight. She made 145 pumped full of steroids. She can healthily make 135 without them. Her shows that she headlines lose thousands of dollars, and the majority of the tickets are given away because no one will buy them. She needs me. So pretty much we’re waiting for her to realize that she needs to fight me before I retire or she’ll never have enough money to retire. I would like me kicking her ass be my retirement fight but whether she steps up or not I’ll walk away undefeated and happily ever after regardless.

2RINITY: What’s your go-to hype music before a fight?
Rousey: I have complete silence before I walk out before a fight. No talking in the locker room, no music, cellphones on silent. If I hear a ding from you taking a video you’re gonna get your own private Rowdy Glare.

Throwaway-to-Stay: What do you think about the pornstar calling herself “Ronda ArouseMe”?
Rousey: It’s funny I used to hear that in high school sometimes! At least some girl somewhere is paying her bills with it now.

Tenglishbee: As a guy, how do I keep from becoming a DNB?
Rousey: Well… try to be more self-sufficient and less cabana boy. 😉

trilobiting: Do you ever think ‘Finish Her!’ in a Mortal Kombat announcer voice when you’re taking down an opponent? In all seriousness, what’s your top piece of advice for young (and not so young) women looking to get into MMA or other competitive fighting oriented sports?
Rousey: Only in post.The advice: for any woman trying to break into a male-dominated career, I’d say the greatest thing you can do is always keep in mind that you always have the right to be there.

Read the entire Rousey Reddit Q&A here.

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World Flying Disc Federation Receives Recognition by the Olympic Committee

International Olympic Committee grants full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
WFDF is pleased to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today has granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation at its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the WFDF is composed of 62 national member associations on five continents. WFDF had received provisional recognition by the IOC in May 2013.

“The sport of Flying Disc has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee today and WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport today. We are very thankful to the IOC membership, the Executive Board and its administration, in particular to the IOC Sport Department and staff, for their guidance and support during the period since WFDF was provisionally recognized by the IOC Executive Board in May 2013,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.

“This is an incredible milestone in the 30 year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide. There could be no bigger anniversary present to WFDF, which was launched in August 1985, and we are looking forward to continuing to work with the IOC as our partner in promoting Flying Disc sports around the globe. Since 2013, we have successfully implemented most of the recommendations made by the IOC promulgating best practices for a sport IF,” continued Rauch. “Since 2013, we have established Continental Associations on all continents, increased number of WFDF national member associations to 62 and the number of associations recognized by the National Olympic Committees to 11, focused on the development of organized activity in Africa, modified the WFDF governance structures to increase the influence of athletes in the decision-making process, and further supported the global growth of Flying Disc sport. Today’s decision will give a further boost to our efforts to increasing the presence of Flying Disc sports in all countries and on all continents”

WFDF today represents 65 member associations in 62 countries and holds major World Championships in Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Ultimate, Guts, Disc Golf, Freestyle and Field events regularly in Open, Women`s and Mixed divisions of all age categories.

2015 Olympia Adds Amazon as a Main Sponsor

amazon olympia sponsor

When news spread that would not be attending the 2015 Olympia the internet (as you might expect) went into a tizzy. had been a major sponsor of the Olympia for years and provided a live, free webcast for the fans. It appears promoter Robin Chang and his team have not only addressed their absence but taken things to  another level.

How could anyone be bigger than in the supplement world? To the hardcore bodybuilding fans they’d say there is no one bigger however in the online retail space there’s a much larger player. Enter

Today the Amazon Sports Nutrition (yes, they really have a sports nutrition logo) was added to the Olympia as a main sponsor. What does this mean for fans? We’ll have to wait until the official announcement is released but it appears to be a very positive thing. You have to assume that they’ll be behind some type of webcast this year and have a large presence at the Olympia Expo.

olympia logo

This certainly makes things a bit more interesting in the supplement world. coming to the Olympia definitely makes a statement that they’re investing in the supplement business. How will this change the online supplement game? Only time will tell but with their distribution and buying power it could be a great thing for consumers.

2015 Olympia Sponsors


Look for an “official” announcement to be released soon.

Alicia Keys – A Revelation

A revlation

Alicia Keys shared an inspirational message today on her website… “A Revelation”. She shows a photographer of herself underwater that’s inspired by an iconic Ali photo. In her post she reveals a bit about herself and what it has felt like to be hiding from her true self.

You are allowed to be smart
You are allowed to be beautiful
You are allowed to be radical and have strong thoughts that others might not agree with
You are allowed to be tough
You are allowed to be sexy
You are allowed to be bold
You are allowed to be shapely
You are allowed to be kind
You are allowed to be yourself!!

Alicia Keys Ali Water


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