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8x Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray in Adam Sandler’s New Movie


Lenda Murray Movie
Fans of bodybuilding refer to Lenda Murray as an icon and legend. She’s an eight-time Ms. Olympia champion known for feminine muscularity and upbeat attitude. She’s often referred to as the greatest female bodybuilder of all-time despite her adversary Iris Kyle having won more titles (ten). Lenda retired from competition years ago but that hasn’t stopped her from working out and leading a healthy lifestyle.

The champ has been sharing her latest project on social media and you can sense her enthusiasm in every post. The project? A role in a movie. Adam Sandler is currently filming a new movie in New Mexico called “The Ridiculous Six”. It’s described as a spoof on “The Magnificent Seven” and bring produced for Netflix. The cast includes the Sandman himself, Terry Crews, Nick Nolte, Steve Bucemi, Vanilla Ice and may more.

According to Lenda’s social media posts, her role is the mother to Terry Crews’ character in the film. “LIGHTS….. CAMERA….. ACTION. I’m ready for my close up. This has been an awesome experience,” Lenda shared on her Facebook page.

When she finished filming Lenda posted, “What an Amazing experience! Thank you Adam Sandler for the opportunity to hang out with an Incredible cast. You treated ALL like Box Office Stars.”



On my way to Hair and Makeup for my role as a mother to one of the stars. I'm having a blast.

A photo posted by Lenda Murray (@themsolympia) on


Follow Lenda on her Facebook page and on instagram for more. Want to know how she build her incredible physique? You can read all about it in the Women’s Precontest Bible book. She details her meal prep, training regime, workout tips and more.



Dew Tour Announces 2015 Schedule


Dew Tour Announces 2015 ScheduleBurr Ridge, Ill. – April 23, 2015 –  The 11th year of the Dew Tour will bring the best of skate and BMX to Chicago, Ill., and will kick off June 20-21. First-time host Los Angeles, Calif. will provide a playground for a celebration of the sport and culture of skateboarding, spanning the downtown area from August 14-16. Concluding the season will be eight-year host Breckenridge Ski Resort with snowboard and freeski events December 10-13.

Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five year hiatus, highlighted with the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The event will take place at Grant Park Skate Plaza, and will feature skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions. Sunday of the event coincides with international Go Skate Day, and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters. In addition, Dew Tour’s return to Chicago will also be a celebration of the summer opening of the new Grant Park Skate Plaza. As part of the celebration, the Dew Tour will work with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make further improvements to the park.

Heading to downtown Los Angeles, where skateboard roots run deep, the Dew Tour will create a skateboard cultural ecosystem, inclusive of art, fashion, music, movie premieres, competitions and more. For the first time in the Tour’s 11-year history, the Ace Hotel will act as the central hub of the Dew Tour, encompassing theaters, concert venues and outdoor competition courses. Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature skateboard street, skateboard streetstyle, and additional skateboard competitions to be named at a later date. It will also host the cinematic version of “Dew Tour Push.”

“Los Angeles is the heart of the skateboard industry, and the Dew Tour has long celebrated the diverse culture that has grown from this hub. We’re shaking things up and tapping into the resources the area provides, from adding movie premieres to incorporating fashion, art and music on a grander scale. We’re ready to bring Dew Tour home to skate’s roots,” said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, Dew Tour. “This year NBC and the Dew Tour are very excited about holding events in two of the three largest cities in America.”

“Mountain Dew is devoted to driving progression within action sports, and Dew Tour 2015 signals new, groundbreaking partnerships and enhanced consumer experiences through film, music and art that will help drive this continued commitment,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Mountain Dew. “We strive to bring the culture of skateboarding to life through creativity and community, and both Chicago and Los Angeles provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate skateboarding through the deep heritage and lifestyle surrounding the sport.”

Come December, the Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the eighth year in a row, representing the winter sports of freeski and snowboarding. As one of the top winter resorts in their capacity to hold a major early-season event, Breckenridge Ski Resort will once again support the top international men and women’s snowboard and freeski athletes to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, while downtown Breckenridge will play host to streetstyle competitions, music and more.

Complete coverage of all three events will be broadcast on NBC and will be available online via DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. Further information about coverage dates and times will be announced at a later date.

2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE LOCATION
Dew Tour Chicago June 20-21 Chicago, Ill.
Dew Tour Los Angeles August 14-16 Los Angeles, Calif.
Dew Tour Breckenridge December 10-13 Breckenridge, Colo. 

Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.comand NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben, DR and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, Mike and Ike and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.



Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Partners with Extreme Athletes


Bobbi Brown Cosemetics
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has partnered with extreme athletes for their campaign #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF. The campaign utilizes user-generated content to launch the brand’s new Long-Wear Eye Collection. A press release states, “Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will partner with four decorated and GoPro-sponsored athletes with diverse specialties: American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso; halfpipe snowboarding Olympic gold and silver medalist and three-time Olympian Hannah Teter; World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Champion and professional surfer Kelia Moniz; and world record BASE jumper Roberta Mancino.”

On their youtube channel the company shares, “Finally, it’s makeup that’s as strong and beautiful as you are.” The women are definitely strong and beautiful, no question about that. There’s a bit of a disconnect between the initial video and how it ties into the Bobbi Brown line. The company feels each of the four brand ambassadors embodies strength, confidence and courage. Can’t disagree there and that part comes through in the video but the tie in to Cosmetics is lost.

Acting as brand ambassadors with a global reach in the millions, each athlete will capture raw footage of themselves in their sport wearing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Long-Wear makeup. Outfitted with a GoPro camera, the women will ski (Julia), snowboard (Hannah), surf (Kelia), and BASE jump/shark dive (Roberta) showcasing how they live life to the extreme and how–throughout it all–their Long-Wear makeup remains water-proof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, and above all, life-proof. By leveraging their unique talents, #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF intends to prove that Long-Wear makeup can push the limits just as these real women athletes do, and just as real women do in their daily lives. Moreover, in giving the athletes an opportunity and platform to share their stories, the campaign also aims to celebrate the idea that female athletes do indeed care about beauty and the role that makeup plays in further boosting their confidence.

The individual videos from each athlete do a much better job of brand integration.


As if winning an Olympic Gold Medal wasn’t enough, Julia Mancuso is also the most-decorated female alpine skier in the world. With five World Cup wins, four World Championship podium finishes and three Olympic medals, she dominates the slopes. Watch Julia tear it up downhill and put our Long-Wear collection to the test in this incredible, self-recorded GoPro footage.


Confidence, focus and unparalleled talent have earned snowboarder Hannah Teter serious success—she’s got championships, X Games medals, and an Olympic gold under her belt. She may be an extreme athlete, but Hannah still wants to look pretty when she’s shredding the slopes. She wears Bobbi’s Long-Wear Collection so she can push the limits without reapplying—take a look at her fierce GoPro footage.

Follow the campaign with #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF on social media.
Instagram – BobbiBrown
Twitter – BobbiBrown
Facebook – Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Julia Mancuso – juliamancuso
Hannah Teter hannahteter
Kelia Moniz – keliamoniz
Roberta Mancino – mancinoroberta

For more information on #LONGWEARLIFEPROOF Campaign, please visit www.BobbiBrownCosmetics.com/LongWearLifeProof.

SOURCE Bobbi Brown Cosmetics & Youtube



The ‘Perfect’ Body – Video by Casey Ho


Cassey Ho - Perfect Body
Cassey Ho, creator of Blogilates, has posted a Youtube video that will force you to think about yourself, your thoughts, comments and actions. The video has over 2 million views since it was posted one week ago. The “Perfect” Body makes quite a statement in two minutes. Casey is fit and toned but finds herself second guessing her body after reading negative social media comments. How often have you received 100 positive comments but then one negative one will stick with you? It’s likely happened to you at some point.

The video is extremely well done and worth watching.

It’s a reminder that we’re all human. We have feelings and no matter how strong we look and how hard out bodies may be, negativity can mess with your mindset. It’s a perfect reminder than being a Hardbody means more than just looking like one. Don’t let your self-worth be defined by how ripped your abs are or how round your butt is. No one is perfect and while there’s something we’d all like to change about ourselves don’t let derail you from becoming stronger and healthier… from the inside out.

VIA YOUTUBE:
CAST
Herself – Cassey Ho
Body Double – Arika Sato https://www.youtube.com/user/ArikaSato

CREW
Director – James Chen
Visual Effects – James Jou
Makeup Artist – Caroline Esparza
Hair Stylist – Kristina Gibson
Producer – Emily Conti
Director of Photography – Garrett Shannon
1st AC – Danny Neal
Key Grip – Patrick O’Keefe
Gaffer – Ed Rehr
Production Assistant – John So
Production Assistant – Nohe Roche
Talent Producer – Catherine Sawin

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Muscular Development Features Dana Linn Bailey on Cover


dana linn bailey magazine
Dana Linn Bailey is without question the most fascinating female in the IFBB Pro League. She’s gone from missing the top five in an amateur Figure competition (6th place in 2006, her first show) to making history by winning the inaugural Women’s Physique Olympia in 2013. She also notched her name in history by becoming the first ever Women’s Physique Pro at the 2011 NPC JR USA.

She’s had success competing but it’s her hustle away from stage that is making waves in the industry. Dana Linn has built a fan base that’s unlike any you’ve seen. She boasts over 1.4 million fans on Facebook and over 743,000 followers on instagram. At any given event you’ll see fans wait hours to meet and take a selfie with her. You have to admire the hustle it took to get that level of stardom in the bodybuilding world. It’s something few have ever achieved, especially as a female with muscle.

Dana (DLB as she’s known by her thousands of fans) is making history once again by gracing the cover of Muscular Development magazine. The magazine is known for being the “hardcore bodybuilding” publication. The magazine typically features a professional male bodybuilder that looks larger than life on the cover. Occasionally there will be a female featured on the cover but she’s typically in a swimsuit and paired with some bro cheese’n from ear to ear.

DLB MD Cover

Muscular Development Features Dana Linn Bailey on Cover

For the June 2015 issue the publishers of MD rolled the dice on putting DLB, a woman with muscle on the cover. They didn’t put her in a bikini, photoshop off her muscle or outer her next to an oiled up dude. It’s something that hasn’t been seen since the 90s when women’s bodybuilding was in its heyday. They were smart for featuring her on the cover and the only thing smarter would have been doing it before last year’s Olympia or before this year’s Arnold. Had they done that you can bet your high-priced food cooler that every person in her line would have a copy of the mag. No doubt DLB fans will still have a copy in their hands for her to sign. Will the cover sell? No question about it, at least in my opinion.


Dana is currently preparing for an appearance on American Ninja Warrior documenting it on her Youtube Channel.

Lead image & cover via MD



Quest Nutrition Announces New Flavored Bar


enjoymint
The most popular protein bar on the market will be adding a new member to their family on Tuesday, April 21st. Quest Nutrition has been teasing fans over the past few days about a new flavor and today they announced the new flavor. On their social media outlets Quest Nutrition asked, “Are you excited for this double dose of deliciousness?! ‪#‎Enjoymint‬”

While we haven’t tried the new bar yet but if it tastes half as good as they make it looking in their new marketing materials. Sign us up! The bars will only be available on questnutrition.com, at least for the first 30 or so days.

new quest bar

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2015 Olympia Tickets on Sale Now


2015 Olympia
The Olympia is the show of shows in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. Only the best of the best can compete in the Olympia. In order to step on “The O” stage an IFBB Pro had to win a show, place top five at the previous year’s Olympia or finish in the top five of the Point Series. While the pro competitions anchor the weekend it’s become much more than that. It’s a weekend (in Las Vegas which is always fun) loaded with a monster expo, a variety of competitions, seminars and more. The 2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend will be held on September 17-20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tickets to the big show are on sale now. If you’re an active member of the United State military there are tickets available specific for you! The Olympia website reads, “IFBB Professional League and Mr. Olympia, LLC are honored to have our Active Duty men and women in the military join us at the 2015 Olympia Weekend.”

EXPO TICKETS
Expo tickets are available ONLINE for a limited time only. EXPO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19. Please note all Expo Tickets ordered online are kept at will call. Please make sure to print out your receipt and bring it to the Las Vegas Convention Center to be able to redeem your tickets NO EXCEPTIONS. You may pick up your tickets on Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. Although you’re able to pick up your tickets at 9:00 AM, entrance to the hall starts at 10:00 AM.

Each Expo Daily Pass purchased will receive one magazine subscription and each Weekend Pass purchased will receive two magazine subscriptions for a year. Magazines available: FLEX, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness HERS and Men’s Fitness.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The Gold VIP package is already sold out however the Silver VIP package is still available. Get early access and up-close seating with the VIP package.

IFBB PRO EVENTS
2016 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Bikini Olympia Finals, Mr. Olympia Prejudging
Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Figure, 212 & Mr. Olympia Finals
Saturday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

Note: Friday Prejudging is held on the Expo Stage for the Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Women’s Physique Showdown. Saturday’s expo stage will feature the Men’s Physique Showdown Prejudging & Final, Women’s Physique Finals and the Men’s Bodybuilding 212 Showdown prejudging.

For more information on the event schedule or how to become a sponsor of the 2015 Olympia visit mrolympia.com. Follow the Olympia on Facebook and Twitter for on-going updates. Use #olympia in all your social media posts to help organize the conversation.



2015 IFBB Edmonton Pro Show Cancelled


edmonton pro show
Yesterday it was announced that the FIBO Power Pro show was cancelled and today we learn there’s yet another show removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule. The IFBB Edmonton Pro was slated to feature Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Figure and Bikini on April 17-19, 2015. A hefty undertaking to put on a show that big on top of an expo. It appears the promoter, Rick Knight bit off more than he could chew. The show has been removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule without notice or warning. Kind of a kick in the arse to competitors who were prepping and fans who were planning on attending the competition.


The show was being promoted on social media up until a couple of months ago. IFBB Pro bodybuilder Justin Compton his experience related to the show on MuscularDevelopment.com‘s forum, “I think the Edmonton show is cancelled as well. I reached out to the promoter several times before even doing the arnolds and he didn’t even respond to my emails. After Australia I even asked for a contract since it says to inquiry on the website and I still never got a response.” Others have noted they asked for contracts (required in order to compete in a pro show) but did not hear back.

When visiting the official site for the event (edmontonproshow.com) you’ll find nothing but the message below.

no go for pro show

We’ve reached out to the promoter for an official word but have yet to hear back.



2015 FIBO POWER – IFBB Pro Show Canceled


2015 FIBO POWER

The 2015 IFBB FIBO POWER Pro show has been canceled. On March 30th the promotion posted on Facebook that SCITEC Nutrition would be the new sponsor for the show and confirmed that three of their (the title sponsor) athletes would be competing. Yesterday, the promotion provided an update  that read (translated via Bing), “Not good news, many of you will be disappointed. We must unfortunately cancel the FIBO POWER night session. The reason: Some athletes can not start. Therefore the planned field not coming together. Since we make no half measures, we have decided to cancel the FIBO POWER night session completely. Because we think: where FIBO POWER is on it, should be in there also, FIBO POWER. Those who have already bought a ticket, refunded the entry of tickets.de of course. With the purchased ticket for the evening event you will receive free access to FIBO POWER continue to 2015.”

While a refunded ticket is great what about the competitors who trained weeks/months for the show? I’m not quite sure what “some athletes can not start” means but it’s horrible news for those who dieted their asses off to compete. It doesn’t matter if it was one or a hundred. If a show is on the schedule a competitor shouldn’t have to stress over if it is going to get canceled or not due to not enough people showing up. Is it the competitors’ fault that only a few people decided to compete? Not so much. Competitors should be pissed and so should fans.

The FIBO POWER Night session was slated to qualify one person for the Olympia in the Men’s Bodybuilding division. While this event didn’t feature any of the women’s pro events it is of concern when a pro show is canceled. It’s even more troubling when it’s canceled one week out from the competition.

The expo and other events will still take place.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED IN FEBRUARY
FIBO POWER 2015 – Europe’s Biggest Meeting Point for the Bodybuilding, Weight Training and Martial Arts Community
2 February 2015

Comeback: the FIBO POWER Night Session returns
It’s back! The FIBO POWER Night Session will be the highlight of FIBO POWER 2015. Once FIBO had struck a deal with main sponsor Liftag late in 2014, a decision was made rapidly. Professional, competitive bodybuilding would come back to FIBO POWER. This year’s Night Session will focus on IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding and the DBFV Amateur Bikini Cup sponsored by Olimp. The Night Session powered by Liftag will be staged on FIBO’s Saturday, 11 April 2015. Athletes interested in participating in the IFBB Pro competition should contact the IFBB Professional League to register, while female athletes interested in the Bikini Cup should get in touch directly with the DBFV.

Prejudging in the morning
IFBB Pro Men’s BB prejudging event will take place during the trade fair, on the new “Liftag Stage” in Hall 4.2 at 9:30 am on Saturday. Directly afterwards, all fans are invited to watch the Bikini women’s qualifying rounds in Hall 10.2 at 11:45 am.

Feminine aesthetics and defined muscles: see the finalists at the Kristallsaal
Starting at 6:00 pm, those who prevailed in prejudging will get a chance to triumph as the winners of the Night Session. Dennis “The Menace” James and Markus Rühl will serve as the hosts of the show at the Kristallsaal at the Exhibition Centre Cologne. During the first round of the IFBB Pro Men’s BB competition at 7:00 pm, all finalists will perform the compulsory poses and the group posedown. Starting at 7:45 pm, the victor of the DBFV Bikini Cup will be determined through individual performances and the T-walk. The evening’s highlight will follow at 8:15 pm: the final round of the IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding competition. The champion of this event will qualify for Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas.

Tickets
All visitors are welcome to watch prejudging free of charge. Tickets for the finals during the Night Session are available in a range of price categories. For those who want more, the VIP Ticket adds the option of attending the Meet the Champs autograph signing session, plus free admission to FIBO/FIBO POWER on all four days and the 30 Years of FIBO Party (after the Night Session on FIBO’s Saturday).

All tickets can be booked by visiting http://fibopower.tickets.de/de/events/5818-FIBO_POWER_Night_Session_Liftag

 



2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors Announced


2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors
The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and today we learned who has been invited to compete in the IFBB Pro portion of the weekend. The event features a large expo, amateur bodybuilding, strongman and many other events. The IFBB Pro League Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Fitness will be the center-piece of the event.

The inaugural Arnold Brasil Pro Fitness event was won by Ryall Graber in 2013 and last year Bethany Cisternino took home top honors. Both will be back again this year. Leading fitness pro Tanji Johnson is also on the list along with top contenders Regiane Da Silva and Myriam Capes. Rising stars Fiona Harris and Michelle Blank will be ones to watch a well.

Brandon Curry was the first-ever Arnold Classic Brasil champion and will look to add another trophy to his collection. He’ll have his work cut out for him as the men’s line up is a stacked one. Lionel Beyeke, Big Ramy, Victor Martinez, Juan Morel and Cedric McMillan have all shown they can win a show on any give day.

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Fitness(9)
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Fiona Harris
Tanji Johnson
Ashley Sebera
Bethany Wagner Cisternino

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Men (10)
Lionel Beyeke
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)
Toney Freeman
Victor Martinez
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Ronny Rockel
Fred Smalls

NEWS RELEASE – ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL
Arnold Classic Brasil To Return In 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in 2015.

The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and will feature IFBB Pro League men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness, a complete lineup of amateur bodybuilding events, other sports and a fitness expo.

Arnold Classic Brasil is a venture between Gov. Schwarzenegger, Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter Jim Lorimer, International Federation of Body Building president Rafael Santonja, and Savaget Promotions of Sáo Paulo, Brazil.

“We are very excited to return the Arnold Sports Festival to South America again in 2015,” Lorimer said. “The creation of the first Arnold Classic Europe in Madrid in October 2012 proved that there was great demand worldwide for the Arnold Sports Festival concept, and we have enjoyed similar great success in Rio de Janeiro the past two years.”

The Arnold Classic Brasil features professional men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness sanctioned by the IFBB Pro League and amateur contests sanctioned by the International Federation of Body Building. Additional sports are also featured.

The Arnold Classic Brasil 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. The Arnold Classic Europe debuted in October 2011 and will return in October 2012.

More Information
www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com.br

Arnold Classic Brasil Champions
Pro Bodybuilding
2013: Brandon Curry
2014: Steve Kuclo

Pro Fitness
2013: Ryall Vasani
2014: Bethany Cisternino

Visit Arnoldsportsfestival.com for more information on all the Arnold events and be sure to follow them on twitter @arnoldsports for the latest updates.



Lofty Goals with WWE’s Relaunch of TapouT


WWE & TapouT
Today Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and the WWE announced they will be relaunching the once popular MMA clothing brand, TapouT. The new partnerships has plans to reposition the clothing line as a “fitness lifestyle brand”.  Which is pretty much what every clothing company in fitness claims to do but only a few are successful at it. Given the platform the WWE has the clothing will certainly get noticed but I’ll be taking a “wait and see” approach to their fitness lifestyle claims, especially with the female audience.

“This is a powerhouse pairing given the synergy between TapouT’s brand promise to be the premier hard-body fitness brand, and WWE’s commitment to training and fitness,” says Nick Woodhouse, President and Chief Marketing Officer of ABG. Anyone who uses the word “synergy” raises a huge red flag and then to claim TapouT’s brand promise is to be the premier “hard-body fitness brand”. Thanks for the chuckle!

There was no mention of what will be the key differentiators in the new TapouT line other than a new logo. The release is mostly fluff and does little to speak to specifics.

The press release stated, “The next generation of TapouT preserves the original brand essence and drives a hard-body, fitness-centric message positioned around motivation, discipline and determination. An all new line of men’s and women’s performance apparel and accessories will launch at retail in Spring 2016. New TapouT branding and packaging will roll out in key categories throughout 2015 starting with beverages, supplements and fitness centers.”

Promoting fitness is great but simply slapping your logo on clothing and aligning with the WWE doesn’t make you a “premier hard-body fitness brand”. TapouT has attempted to be more than a clothing line before. In 2009, TapouT partnered with Champion Nutrition on a supplement line. It failed miserably.  Currently TapouT is schilling a “Lose Weight and Get Ripped in 90 Days. Extreme Home Fitness Program.” on www.tapoutxt.com. A look at the biggest online supplement retailer, Bodybuilding.com and the line no longer is for sale.

Maybe with the focus shifting away from MMA the brand will do better in their attempt to capture the beverage and supplement market but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Image and quotes Via WWE.com



UFC Champ Ronda Rousey on The View


ronda rousey the view
The Women’s UFC Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey stopped by ABC’s The View. We learn Rosie Perez is a huge Rousey fan and the rest of the hosts are pretty clueless when it comes to Ronda’s accomplishments. Thankfully they had note cards to help them out. When asked about her next fight Ronda channels her inner Jay-Z and shared, “I have 99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one” referring to her opponent Bethe Correia.

The champ then has some fun with the show’s warm-up comedian, Tom Kelly. It goes about as well as you might expect.

After going on the show Ronda shared a couple clips with her fans.


lead photo via The View video.



Don’t F with Ronda Rousey – UFC 190 Confirmed


The UFC made it official. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Bethe Correia on August 1, 2015. The champ quickly posted a message on social media, “This chick is gunna learn why I’m the last woman on earth you should fuck with on August 1st”. After the two squared off at a press promotion, Ronda told her Facebook fans… “Don’t get me wrong, I love fighting at home, but the passion for the sport here is unparalleled – whether I’m hated or loved I appreciate every ounce of passion the Brazilian fans give me looking forward to putting my heart and life on the line again in Brazil.”


Ronda enters the fight undefeated with an 11-0 record. Her opponent, Bethe “Pitbull” Correia is also undefeated with a 9-0 record. Bethe won her first two UFC fights by decision and the last one via TKO. The bad blood between Rousey and Correia began to boil when Bethe said, “I already proved to the world that the Four Horsewomen are a big joke. I just need to conclude my work getting the number one, the leader.” Now she’ll have her chance on August 1st. The “Four Horsewomen” are made up of Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey. Bethe has successfully defeated Shayna and Jessamyn en route to her fight against their fearless leader, Ronda Rousey.


First staredown for #ufc190 😈 Video via @cageofbones Styled by @alejandroperazastyle

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

The fight is set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the HSNC Area. Also on the card is Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.



Janet Layug Wins 2015 IFBB New Zealand Pro


Janet Layug continued her winning ways in the IFBB Pro Bikini division. Janet was coming off a win at the first-ever Arnold Australia and followed it up with a win at the 2015 IFBB New Zealand Pro Bikini competition. The event took place in Aukland, New Zealand. The win puts Janet in the driver’s seat heading into the 2015 Bikini Olympia where she’ll undoubtedly be the one to watch and have the best chance at dethroning Ashley Kaltwasser.




Must See Monday: Hardbody Headlines, Photos & Videos


Check out these “Must See Monday” stories, photos and videos that caught our attention over the weekend.

STORIES TO CHECK OUT:
No More Barbie Gear
“Hey, outdoor-equipment companies: Please stop ignoring women who rip”
OUTSIDE ONLINE

Saudi Girls Can Now Take Gym Class, But Not Everyone Is Happy
“Saudi Arabia has decided to introduce something new in its gender-segregated public schools – physical education for girls.” – NPR
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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.



Wings of Strength Goes Big with New Pro Show


Phoenix Pro show
Wings of Strength has been a a strong supporter of women’s bodybuilding since their inception. Wings of Strength was founded by Jake and Kristal Wood in in 2011. They describe their mission as wanting to ensure there are “meaningful stage opportunities for women to compete in bodybuilding pro shows.” Wings of Strength is a membership website that reinvests “100% of the website proceeds” back into sponsoring pro shows.

The group started by sponsoring the Tampa Pro and Chicago Pro. Last year they added their name to the Omaha Pro. They’re also a sponsor of the Toronto Pro show. Essentially any show outside of the Olympia they’re the title sponsor. The Ms. Olympia was not part of the 2015 IFBB schedule and based on the recent announcement from Wings of Strength it doesn’t appear to be coming back.

Wings of Strength announced they would be adding their sponsorship to another pro show and this one will offer big prize money for the female bodybuilders. The new pro show will be called the “IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships”. Yes, a bit of a mouthful. The winner will receive $50,000 and a new vehicle. The type of vehicle has yet to be determined but a car on top of fiddy grand is pretty legit. Second place is solid too with a $25,000 payout. The Rising Phoenix pro show will use the same point series as the IFBB Pro League uses for the Olympia.

Along with the new show announcement, Wings of Strength announced legendary bodybuilding Lenda Murray will be their official spokesperson. “We think Lenda Murray is the perfect representative for women’s bodybuilding,” says Jake Wood, co-owner of Wings of Strength.

NEWS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE 2015 IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH RISING PHOENIX WOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wings of Strength is honored to announce the “2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships” as the main stage women’s professional bodybuilding event this year. The championship show is to take place in conjunction with the Texas Pro in San Antonio on August 22, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Qualification
We will be following the IFBB Professional League qualification point system formerly used for the Ms. Olympia.
• Top 5 IFBB female bodybuilders of the 2014 Ms. Olympia.
• 1st place IFBB female bodybuilder at the Toronto Pro, Omaha Pro, Chicago Pro and Tampa Pro.
• Top 7 IFBB bodybuilder’s accumulative points implementing the IFBB Tier 4 point system.
• IFBB Tier 4 point system: 2nd – 4 points, 3rd – 3 points, 4th – 2 points and 5t – 1 point.
• These points will be earned at the 2015 IFBB Omaha Pro, Toronto Pro, Chicago Pro and Tampa Pro.
• Up to three invites from Wings of Strength as approved by the IFBB Professional League.

Prizes and Awards
• First place of the Rising Phoenix will win $50,000 plus a new vehicle (tbd).
• Second place winner: $25,000
• Third place winner: $12,500
• Fourth place winner: $7,000
• Fifth place winner: $5,000

For information on the Chicago Pro, Tampa Pro and Texas Pro visit www.timgardnerproductions.com.
For information on the Omaha Pro visit npcmidwest.com.
For information on the Rising Phoenix Pro visit wingsofastrength.net or email wingsofstrength.net@gmail.com.



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

Click here for the Official Arnold Amateur Scoresheets PDF. For competition photos contact Carl at 614-890-4450 OR BRONZEMINK@YAHOO.COM.



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



Broken Escalators… Reebok to the Rescue


reebok broken subway
Reebok took to the streets or in this case the subway to lend a helping hand. When the escalators in a Stockholm subway broke down, Reebok was there to help. As part of their new campaign encouraging people to “be more human” Reebok enlisted the help from local Crossfit athletes to do some heavy lifting. The athletes helped carry pets, children and even people up the escalators.

While I’m not so sure I need some one hoisting me over their shoulder and carrying me up the stairs, it’s a feel good gesture which coincides with being more human.

Broken Escalators… Reebok to the Rescue

There’s an escalator meltdown in the Stockholm subway, forcing people to walk. Sometimes up to 180 steps. Which is easier said than done at 8:30 in the morning. On Friday the 20th of February we decided to help men and women up the escalators together with our friends from @f4lcrossfit. #BeMoreHuman

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2015 Burton US Open in Vail


2015 Burton Us Open
The 2015 Burton US Open presented by MINI will be held in Vail, Colorado from March 4-7th. Some of the world’s top snowboarders will be competing this weekend at the 33rd annual US Open. This event features the men and women riders where they will compete for the same prize money. Yes, the women will earn as much as the men in this event. Something female athletes rarely see. Fans can watch the event in person or online for free.

PRESS RELEASE VIA BURTON
BURLINGTON, VT (February 18, 2015) – The Burton US Open presented by MINI announces a world-class field of riders slated to compete in Vail, Colorado from March 4–7th. Confirmed riders for this year’s event include 2015 X Games gold medalists Danny Davis (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Chloe Kim (USA) and Silje Norendal (NOR); four-time Olympian Kelly Clark (USA), 2015 Burton European Open slopestyle gold medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR) and halfpipe Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano (JPN). As the grand finale of the competitive snowboarding season, the legendary US Open gives riders one final chance to take home a major title, and spectators get to watch all the action for FREE.

“The US Open is one of those events that everyone respects and looks forward to,” says back-to- back defending US Open slopestyle winner Mark McMorris. “There’s such good vibes and it really wraps up the year for me.”

The 33rd annual US Open kicks off on Wednesday, March 4th with men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals featuring defending US Open champion Mark McMorris (CAN), 2015 X Games silver medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR), Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (USA), 2014 Olympic silver medalist Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) and 2015 X Games gold medalist Silje Norendal (NOR), along with Maxence Parrot (CAN), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Darcy Sharpe (CAN).

Next, the highly anticipated halfpipe semi-finals take place on Thursday, March 5th in Vail’s 22-foot superpipe featuring back-to-back X Games gold medalist Danny Davis (USA) and seven-time US Open champion Kelly Clark (USA). Brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson (USA) as well as Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Olympians Christian Haller (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Greg Bretz (USA) are also set to compete in this legendary event steeped in snowboarding history.

Kelly Clark is really looking forward to the Open and says, “The US Open is one of the best events of the season—everyone has been riding all season and they get to showcase their efforts. If there was ever was a peak in riding during the year, it’s at the Open.”

Then on Friday and Saturday, it all comes down to the finals when 10 men and 6 women compete for equal prize money in slopestyle finals on March 6th followed by halfpipe finals on March 7th.

In addition to world-class competition, there’s also plenty of action to enjoy off the hill, with three nights of live music on the Solaris Concert Stage, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros following slopestyle finals on Friday, and Girl Talk following halfpipe finals on Saturday.

And if you can’t experience the US Open in person, catch all the action online via the live webcasts at www.Burton.com/USO. And be sure to tune in to the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe competition live shows on FOX Sports 2. Here is the complete broadcast schedule.

2015 Burton US OPEN

2015 Burton US Open in Prize Money
Women’s Halfpipe & Slopestyle
1st – $45,000
2nd – $20,000
3rd – $10,000
4th – $5,000
5th – $2,500
6th – $1,500

Total Prize Purse: USD $343,000

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Halfpipe
Arielle Gold – USA
Chloe Kim – USA
Clémence Grimal – FRA
Elena Hight – USA
Hannah Teter – USA
Hikaru Oe – JPN
Holly Crawford – AUS
Kelly Clark – :: USA
Liu Jiayu – CHN
Maddie Mastro – USA
Mirabell Thivex – FRA
Queralt Castellet – ESP
Sophie Rodriqguez – FRA
Xuetong Cai – CHN
Zoe Kalapos – USA

2015 Burton US Open Women’s Slopestyle
Aimee Fuller – GBR
Anna Gasser – AUT
Cheryl Maas – NDR
Christy Prior – NZL
Cilka Sadar – SLO
Elena Koenz – SUI
Enni Rukajärvi – FIN
Hailey Langland – USA
Jamie Anderson – USA
Jessika Jenson – USA
Kjersti Buaas – NOR
Sarka Pancochova – CZE
Silje Norendal – NOR
Spencer O’Brien – CAN
Yuka Fujimori – JPN

View our coverage from the 2014 Burton US OPEN.



15 Things NOT to Ask a Competitor


15 Things NOT to Ask
This is the final week of prep for those competing in the 2015 Arnold. If you’ve ever competed you’ve likely been asked some things that make you shake your head. If you’ve never competed you may not know better. So here’s a quick list of 15 things you should NOT ask a competitor, especially in their final week of prep.

15 Things NOT to Ask a Competitor
1. Are you getting ready for a show?
2. Are you really going to eat that?
3. Why are you so skinny?
4. Why are you going to the gym again?
5. How do you feel?
6. Why are you so grumpy?
7. Why do you look so tired?
8. Can you get me an autograph from Arnold?
9. Can I try a bite of that?
10. How much more weight to you have to cut?
11. Will you flex for me?
12. What do you eat to look like that?
13. Have you lost weight?
14. How much cardio do you do?
15. Is bread bad?

If you have something we missed feel free to tweet it to @hardbodynews and use the hashtag #ThingsNOTtoAsk along with #asf2015.



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.

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Ronda Rousey is Who We Thought She is… UNSTOPPABLE


Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey’s walk out to the octagon took longer than it did for her to finish the #1 contender in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight division. Ronda made quick work of Cat Zingano in UFC 184’s main event and remains undefeated. The win puts Ronda soundly at the top of the division with an 11-0 record.

Cat charged after Ronda like a bull loose on the streets of Spain. Zingano’s aggressive takedown attempt proved to be a costly error for the Colorado contender. Rousey quickly gained control over Cat and forced her to tap in just 14 seconds.


The UFC marketed Cat as Ronda’s biggest threat yet. We were lead to believe she would be Ronda’s toughest opponent and maybe she was but we didn’t get to see much of a fight. If Cat really was Ronda’s toughest opponent then that speaks to her unmatchable dominance and leaves us to wonder who is next for the champ?

There’s only one answer and that’s Cris Cyborg Justino . Last night in INVICTA, Cyborg dismantled her opponent Charmaine Tweet in 46 seconds. Sure there are a number of things that need to happen before this fight takes place in the UFC. Cris has to cut down to 135, which UFC President Dana White doesn’t think can happen. In a press conference earlier today he noted he’d have to see her (Cris) make weight at 135 before he’d entertain bringing her to the UFC to face Ronda, or anyone else.

It was an unfortunate loss for Cat as she’s faced a number of adversities over the last few months. You couldn’t help but hope she put up a fight against Ronda but alas it wasn’t even close. Cat lost her composure in the post fight interview and dropped several F-bombs in disbelief which was also heartbreaking to watch.

Ronda didn’t even break a sweat in the octagon so don’t be surprised if you see her defending her title sooner than later. Will fans buy a Pay-Per-View knowing that it won’t make it out of the first round due to her dominance? The UFC will need to put her with a much better card than tonight if they want fans to keep shelling out 50 bucks. We’ll have to wait what to see happens with Ronda and the division she has decimated.

In the meantime you can rest assured Ronda is enjoying her post-fight meal ritual… wings.

lead photo via UFC



UFC 184 Makes History But Will it Be Memorable?


UFC 184Two undefeated fighters… Any promoter’s dream. In one corner the champion, Ronda Rousey an Olympic medalist in Judo and undefeated in her pro mixed martial arts career. Opposite her is a relatively unknown, soft-spoken bad ass name Cat Zingano, also undefeated. The two women will headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. UFC 184 (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) will make history as the first card with the main and co-main featuring women. UFC 184 is best described as OPPORTUNITY.

It wasn’t that UFC president Dana White intended it to play out this way. Chris Weidman was the headliner with his championship belt on the line but after an injury was forced to reschedule. The UFC had no choice but to attempt to play the patron saint by marketing the women as the card’s two main fights. It was an opportunity for the UFC to be more than the Rousey Hype Machine. While Rousey versus Zingano is worthy of a main card slot, the co-main event isn’t. That’s not because they’re women it’s because they’re not a draw casual fans and diehards alike. The co-main event will be Holly Holm versus Raquel Pennington. Never heard of them? You’re not alone and this is no knock on either woman.

They aren’t known to many who follow the UFC much less a casual fan. Holm is undefeated and making her UFC debut which is a great story but she needs more than great striking to be talked about as Rousey’s biggest threat. Holm has an impressive resume in boxing but it remains to be seen how well that translates to the UFC. It would make for a good prelim fight on FOX to get casual fans interested in what the new-comer has to offer. Her oppoonenet, Raquel Pennington has a record of 5-4 and while she isn’t a sacrificial lamb like Charmine Tweet was to Chris Cyborg it’s not exactly a co-main event match-up.

The UFC is banking on Rousey being the Pay-Per-View draw that former champions Georges St. Pierre and Brock Lesnar have been for them in the past. Rousey is a rockstar, there’s no questioning that but will she draw the same numbers as Lesnar and GSP? Not even close. That’s not to say she’s to blame because she’s not. The rest of the card will have some good fights but enough to shell out sixty bucks? Probably not for most people, especially when Rousey has made it a habit of making quick work of her opponents and sustaining little damage. Two unknown fighters as the co-main doesn’t do anything to sell the card when the fight would likely be on Fox Sports One or Fight Pass if held any other weekend. other cards.

Ronda sells herself, something many athletes have trouble doing. She doesn’t just talk a good game but she also backs it up. Ronda has improved her game inside the octagon and continues to shine outside the cage. She recently appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and had a role in Expendables 3. You’ll see her in ENTOURAGE the movie this summer in her second big Hollywood role. The more impressive thing about Rousey is her ability to take on the media and have sound bites for them to run with. She’s not afraid to take on controversial topics and have an opinion.

Discussing Octagon Girls (The UFC’s version of Boxing’s Ring Girl) isn’t exactly controversial but her remarks did spark a bit of a hubbub in the MMA community. When asked about her remarks towards Arianny Celeste (popular octagon girl) Rousey responded with, “I said that the fighters should get paid more than the ring girls. That doesn’t make me a bully, that makes me f-cking right.” Celeste has question Ronda as a role model and taken jabs at her in interviews and online.

What about Cat Zingano? Cat has been faced with adversity in more ways than imaginable and done so with incredible poise. In 2013, Cat defeated Miesha Tate and earned a spot to coach opposite Rousey in The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality-tv competition. Appearing on the show would also set up a title shot against Rousey once the season ended. Neither happened for Zingano. Cat was sidelined after with a knee injury that required surgery before the show began taping. The injury not only forced her off the show but put her hopes for a UFC title fight on hold. That was just the tip of the iceberg of adversity for Cat. She was faced with the suicide of her husband and left to care for her son alone. Take a few minutes and read more about her journey back in an incredibly well-written story on ESPN by Allison Glock.

This is obviously a huge opportunity for Cat rock the MMA world and derail the Rousey Train. Will it happen? The Vegas odds-makers don’t think so and most of the the Mixed Martial Arts community agrees that it’s a long shot. You can’t count her out but you also can’t ignore the dominance of Rousey. The only way UFC 184 will be memorable is if Cat defies the odds and defeats Ronda Rousey. If Ronda submits Cat with an armbar the UFC women’s bantamweight division is in big trouble. Why? Because no one currently in the UFC stands a chance at defeating Ronda.

My prediction? Ronda wins and we see her face Chris Cyborg in July. Now THAT would be a memorable fight and likely the only opportunity for someone to test Ronda’s abilities.

Photo via UFC.com



2015 Arnold: Bikini International Preview, Poll & Predictions


2015 Bikini International

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit arnoldsportsfestival.com.



Support Your Favorite Arnold Sports Competitor


Arnold Sports competitors

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

FITNESS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

BIKINI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS


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

 



2014 Olympia DVDs


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

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

women-olympia-dvd

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

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

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



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