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Nike Opens First Women’s Only Store in Europe


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NIKE KING’S ROAD OPENS, THE BRAND’S FIRST WOMEN’S ONLY STORE IN EUROPE
Nike opened its first women’s-only store in Europe today, Nike King’s Road. Located at 33 King’s Road on London’s iconic shopping street, Nike King’s Road is a 207 square metre consumer experience store that offers the best Nike’s performance products and services and is designed to inspire the women of London to reach their athletic potential. King’s Road is the third women’s only store for the brand; Nike opened locations in Shanghai, China and Newport Beach, California late last year.

Nike King’s Road offers consumers bespoke services such as pant hemming, gait analysis and bra fitting. Consumers can also get advice on the best products for individual running techniques and training programmes.

The store will create a fitness hub in the King’s Road community with free weekly Nike+ Training Club classes and a Nike+ Run Club. A booking system is housed on the digital community wall within the store allows visitors to reserve spots at all Nike running and training sessions held by Nike across London. Consumers can also access the full Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run club schedule at www.Nike.com/London, where they can book a space at any session. In addition to weekly Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Club gatherings, special events will celebrate key sports and fashion moments.

“Our new King’s Road store is yet another example of our commitment to women to bring them the very best of Nike,” said Heidi O’Neill, VP & GM Nike Stores. “Our women’s business has never been stronger and our deep connections with women at retail are helping fuel this growth.”

The store’s digital services offer convenient ways to connect with the Nike community and purchase products. Consumers can buy latest Nike collections via a “click and collect” system at www.nike.com and pick up their purchases in the store. Consumers can also showcase their personal style via www.nikeid.com by designing bespoke shoes with a NIKEiD consultant who can provide guidance on fabrics, colour palettes and the correct footwear style for all needs, including training, running and everyday use.

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Style forms a central theme of the new space and is highlighted by unique, creative installations in the store. Isamaya French, a London-based illustrator and make-up artist, produced a piece of art that communicates the synergy of sport and style in the store’s basement level. A separate map of London also pays homage to the UK capital and features Nike heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and is incorporated into the store’s design. Consumer enjoy special dimmers in the changing rooms that show outfits in three different lighting scenarios –morning, afternoon and evening.

Nike’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in the reclaimed wood used for the flooring and that the store’s LEED Platinum certification, the highest level granted in the green building program.

Nike King’s Road is located at 33 King’s Road, London, SW3 4LX. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 6pm.



Lauren Fisher’s New Nike Metcon Shoes


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LAUREN FISHER LIFTS, SPRINTS AND CLIMBS IN HER NEW NIKE METCON SHOES
FISHER IS STRONG, AND GROWING STRONGER
At this time of year, most college students are busy studying for finals, hanging out with friends and looking forward to their long summer break. That’s all true for Lauren Fisher, though she has a few other things on her agenda as well. On May 22, she will compete in the Southern California Regionals, hoping to get one step closer to her dream of one day winning the World Championships in Carson, Ca. This year, she will debut the new fall 2015 Nike MetCon training shoe in her own exclusive colorway – a shoe specifically tailored for high-intensity competitive training.

The 21-year-old athlete, known for her 250-pound clean-and-jerks and her signature loose ponytail, is training hard for the upcoming competition just as she finishes her semester at San Diego State University. As she prepares to go up against some of the strongest and most explosive athletes in the region, she maintains her process and the importance of life balance. Her formula is simple: stay dedicated and work a little harder than everyone else.

“My dad instilled a work ethic in me since I was kid,” she says. “I learned that if you want something, you have to work at it. It can be tough to manage it all – eating well, training, homework, classes. My goal for each day is to stay relaxed, have fun, and just get it all done.”

GROWN STRONG
Fisher grew up with three older brothers who always played rough and picked on her. In her younger years she would run inside to cry to her mother who would tell her to be tough and send her back out with the boys. In later years, her brothers would play sports with her – and ultimately introduce her to the world of high intensity training when she was just 14.

“That’s what grown strong means,” says Fisher, referring to a tagline and hashtag the athlete uses on everything from T-shirts to her social media posts.

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“To me, strength is not only being strong in weight lifting and training, but also having that special willpower in your daily life. Pushing through obstacles and not listening to what others say.”

At 18 years old, Fisher finished 9th in the world championships and also represented the United States in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships. After graduating from high school, she moved to San Diego for college and joined the Invictus gym under coach C.J. Martin. Since her move, she has finished ninth overall at the 2014 Nationals and represented the United States in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships.

EMBRACING THE CULTURE
Although she grew up focused on playing basketball, Fisher found her passion when she discovered professional strength training. She uncovered a community that shared her interests of fun, fast-paced and challenging workouts that changed every day. She also found a group of people that embraced working hard and living a fit lifestyle outside of the gym.

“I love being a part of the high intensity training culture,” she says. “Whether you are the last person to finish the workout or the first, we are all there cheering on one another. We are all friends in the gym and we all want to live a healthy lifestyle. People think it’s very intimidating. But anyone can do it. It’s totally scalable.”

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“I want people to know that they can work out without treadmills and machines. You can work out at home. In professional training, our bodies are the machines.”

STRENGTH & BEAUTY
Fisher is active on social media, where she shares her workouts, her daily challenges, and her drive to be better at what she does. In return, Fisher gets inspiration online, too. “There’s a big community out there with girls who are following each other and inspiring each other with workouts,” she explains. “It impacts my training because I have a huge support system behind me. It makes me put my best self out there and be who I am. I just try to be Lauren Fisher.”

“I want to show that being strong is beautiful,” she says. “That having toned arms and legs looks good on a girl.”

THE NIKE METCON: A SHOE TO FIT THE SPORT AND THE ATHLETE
Fisher will debut her exclusive colorway of the popular Nike MetCon training shoe at the Southern California Regionals. Rendered in a turquoise and black palette designed for Fisher herself, the shoe was developed with high intensity training specifically in mind.

The shoe is durable, versatile, and unlike any other in the Nike catalogue. Designed with the extensive demands of cross-training in mind, the shoe pairs a stable heel that can withstand weightlifting with a flexible, sticky forefoot that is ideal for movements like push-ups and burpees. The tough, sturdy outsole protects the shoe during intense activities like rope climbing, while abrasion-resistant mesh and Flywire cable technology on the upper offer lockdown and long-term resilience.

The exlusive Lauren Fisher colorway of the Nike MetCon will launch on Nike.com on July 9. The broader Fa15 Nike MetCon collection in three colorways will launch at select Nike retail destinations in mid July.

“What’s great about the MetCon is that it’s super comfortable as well as versatile,” says Fisher. I can wear it when I lift, rope climb, and even during running, all without having to switch out my shoes. It’s lightweight but stable enough that I can lift heavier weights too.”

Fisher helped test the shoe and chose the turquoise color scheme. “I love how it looks,” she says. “It’s sleek and clean and looks good with everything. I have routine going into competition to make sure my hair looks good and that my outfit and nails are coordinated.”

“If you feel good about how you look, you perform better.”

SOCAL REGIONALS – AND BEYOND
Fisher’s immediate goal is to place well enough at Regionals to make the cut for the 2015 World Championships. But looking ahead, she is aiming to win her sport’s biggest prize, participate in the World Weightlifting Championships, and ultimately qualify for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. “There are some people who get nervous under pressure, But I love competing,” Fisher says. “When I’m on the competition floor, I’m going to bring it.”

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Lindsey Valenzuela Inks New Partnership


CytoSport Monster Series made their presence known at the 2015 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio with a new look and a “rebirth” of their speciality brand. Until this year there was never a clear identity to the brand but rather a series of products ranging from Monster Amino, Monster Mass and the popular Monster Milk. It was obvious at the Arnold Expo that the CytoSport had regrouped and reinvested in becoming a serious player in the specialty category.

A look at the #CytoMonster Series. Look for them in stores soon. #monsterisreborn

A photo posted by CytoSport Monster (@cytomonster) on

This week the California based supplement brand reinforced their commitment to being a serious player by signing top CrossFit athlete Lindsey Valenzuela. While the terms of the sponsorship weren’t disclosed it appears she will play an active role in the brand’s marketing and advertising.

Lindsey went from being a spectator to a CrossFit Games participant in a few short years. In 2013, she solidified her position as an elite CrossFit athlete with a second place finish at the Reebok CrossFit Games. This year, she’s ranked as one of the top California Regional competitors and considered the favorite to win the Regional competition. A strong showing this weekend will put her in CrossFit Games title contention.

Lindsey Valenzuela CytosportPhoto Via Lindsey Valenzuela/Cytosport Monster Series

Lindsey shared, “I’m extremely happy to be a CytoSport Monster athlete. One of the things I paid more attention to this year was my nutrition and supplementation. It’s important to properly fuel your body and take the time to recover if you want to be an elite athlete. CytoSport Monster Series is a supplement brand I can trust and I couldn’t be happier with this partnership. I’m excited for the Regionals and thankful for their belief in me.”

You can follow Lindsey on Facebook (LiftLikeLindsey), Instagram and Twitter, or her website on www.wodshop.com. For more information on the new CytoSport Monster Series check out their Facebook, Instagram @cytomonster, Twitter, and cytosportmonster.com. The newly released products are currently available on VitaminShoppe.com and in a variety of stores.

The California Regional will begin on Friday May 22nd with the finals concluding on May 24th. The women with the top five points qualify for a trip to Carson City, CA for the 2015 CrossFit Games. For more information visit games.crossfit.com.



Ronda Rousey on HBO Real Sports


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“It makes me feel way better than is someone told me I was pretty.” That was Ronda Rousey’s response to HBO Real Sports correspondent Jon Frankel when he mentions that Sports Illustrated named her the best pound for pound fighter (man or woman) in the UFC. HBO Real Sports tackles gender stereo types and how Ronda Rousey is changing the conversation.

Real Sports premieres tonight (May 19) 10pm ET on HBO.

This wasn’t the first time Rousey was on HBO Real Sports. She appeared on the show in 2013 before



Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 Tough as Nails


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The Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 will be available to the public in June but those watching the CrossFit Regionals got a sneak peek at the new shoe. Reebok has been teasing the new shoe on their Instagram account and I’ve noticed it appearing in my twitter feed as a promoted tweet. If you’re going off from looks alone, it’s a pretty sweet looking shoe. Two 15-second videos on Instagram hint at the Nano’s toughness through exaggeration. One video shows sledge hammers smashing into the show and another fires nails at the shoe. The shoe utilizes DuPont Kevlar fiber which is known for its strength and durability.

Reebok Nano 5.0

You won’t be able to purchase the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 until June 18th (online) and a week later in stores. Visit Reebok.com for all your Reebok CrossFit apparel and other Reebok shoes.

Reebok Nano 5.0



Jen Labaw shared her experience on Instagram regarding the new CrossFit Nano 5.0.


Images via Reebok Instagram

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Reebok and DuPont Partner on New CrossFit® Collection


Reebok and DuPont Partner to create new Reebok CrossFit Collection with Kevlar®

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DuPont and Reebok Collaborate on New Reebok CrossFit® Collection
The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport.

Wilmington, Del. – DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and Reebok International (Reebok) announced the signing of a multi-year trademark license agreement for the use of the DuPont™ Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ trademarks. Launching this upcoming June, the new Spring-Summer 2015 Reebok CrossFit® collection will incorporate the DuPont advanced material and feature the DuPont trademarks.

DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber is known for its extreme strength and durability. It is used in a variety of high-performance sporting apparel, accessories and equipment. As CrossFit® workouts continue to evolve and become more challenging and the limits of fitness are pushed, the CrossFit® athlete requires apparel that can withstand the rigors of functional movements performed at high intensity. This collection was designed with distinct emphasis on the specific needs of the CrossFit® athlete.

“The science and engineering behind this advanced material enables athletes to Dare Bigger™ and push the limits of their sport,” said Marc Doyle, president of DuPont Protection Technologies. “The collaboration is a great fit between our companies and capitalizes on the synergy between our brands, allowing us to innovate and help make strong, light and durable athletic apparel and gear.”

Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts and commercial aircraft. The Kevlar® brand and science also is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, workwear and high-performance sporting apparel, shoes and equipment. This year, DuPont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discoveries that led to Kevlar® and this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear is an example of advancing the innovation legacy of Kevlar® forward.

To celebrate the collaboration of this new line of Reebok CrossFit® apparel, Reebok has created a short video that emphasizes the unique partnership of these two powerful brands. The video truly highlights the story of how Reebok and DuPont are coming together to reach new heights. Many products are featured in the video, including the Reebok CrossFit® Board Shorts built with patches made with Kevlar® fiber. This product line also will be presented at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit® Games.

“My CrossFit training regimen is constantly testing my limits. I work out multiple times a day so I need consistent, durable gear that withstands the toughest workout,” said Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, professional CrossFit® athlete and female winner of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit® Games. “Reebok CrossFit® apparel and footwear made with DuPont™ Kevlar® are an ideal combination resulting in high-performance gear that allows me to do even more than I think is possible.”

“Reebok has strategically engineered Kevlar® into key abrasion zones within its apparel and footwear so they are durable enough to withstand even the toughest workouts,” said Corinna Werkle, senior vice president, Training at Reebok. “We value our relationship with DuPont for the science behind these world-class products and for the power of the DuPont™ Kevlar® brand.”

The Reebok CrossFit® apparel collection will be available on June 1, 2015, ranging from $100 MSRP – $250 MSRP at Reebok.com, store.crossfit.com and select retailers worldwide.

 

Dupont & Reebok

 

Reebok International, headquartered in Canton, Mass., USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at http://www.reebok.com.

CrossFit Inc. is the developer and provider of the CrossFit® strength and conditioning program and a recognized worldwide leader in functional fitness. Founded by Greg Glassman and built on the foundations of constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, education and collaborative competition, CrossFit-brand workouts develop strength and fitness while cultivating community and camaraderie in each of the more than 10,000 affiliated gyms in its global network. CrossFit Inc. is a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical-training professionals worldwide and offers specialty certificate programs in addition to its core curriculum. CrossFit Inc. publishes the CrossFit Journal, promotes physical fitness and cognitive health through the CrossFit Kids Foundation, and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual competition where elite athletes compete to be named the Fittest on Earth™. To learn more, visit crossfit.com, games.crossfit.com, facebook.com/crossfit or youtube.com/CrossFitHQ.

DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies. For media information on the Kevlar 50th anniversary, please visit the DuPont™ Kevlar® Media Center.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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CrossFit, Forging Elite Fitness, The Sport of Fitness and Fittest on Earth are registered trademarks or trademarks of CrossFit Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, Kevlar® and Dare Bigger™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.



Fifth Annual Toronto SuperShow Info


2015 Toronto SuperShow

THE TORONTO PRO SUPERSHOW IS BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER.  

TORONTO, ON  – Sport fans and fitness enthusiasts alike love the Toronto Pro SuperShow. The 5th annual Toronto Pro SuperShow will be taking place on June 6th and June 7th, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Boasting an annual attendance exceeding 10,000, the Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO is Canada’s largest health and fitness exposition and sport festival of its kind held in one location. It showcases leading businesses, sports and organizations with the latest trends in the health and fitness industry.

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO will also be hosting over 900 athletes across its various sporting events including Sweat for SickKids Toronto Fitness Challenge, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Pro Wrestling, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Arm-wrestling, Strongman, RushClub Crossfit, Inside Fitness Magazine Model Searches and IFBB Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Competitions.

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO is a must see attraction at $20.00 per day is a great value for the level of sport entertainment.

Tickets are on sale now on the Toronto Pro SuperShow website www.torontoprosupershow.com.

IFBB Bodybuilding

The Toronto Pro SuperShow IFBB Championships is one of two professional IFBB sanctioned events in Canada. Check out the largest Men and Women Bodybuilders and the most fit and beautiful Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique athletes in the world. The Toronto Pro SuperShow will also be featuring all classes and divisions at the Pro level, as well for the first time on the Toronto stage, IFBB Pro Wheelchair Bodybuilding.

This year the prize purse for the professional level bodybuilding has been increased to over $80,000 US. The prize purse will be distributed to the winners of each bodybuilding division with the winner of IFBB Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilding receiving $30,000, IFBB Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding receiving $12,000, and the remaining evenly distributed to the other bodybuilding divisions – IFBB Pro Men’s Wheelchair, IFBB Pro Men’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Bodybuilding, IFBB Pro Women’s Figure, IFBB Pro Women’s Physique, IFBB Pro Women’s Bikini and IFBB Pro Women’s Fitness.

Meet IFBB Legends

Meet some of the most recognizable professional bodybuilders in the industry. Ronnie Coleman, Kai Greene, Big Ramy and Nicole Wilkins will be on-site in the Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO.

Ronnie Coleman: Former football player and police officer, 8 x Mr. Olympia and record holder for the most IFBB Professional Titles (26). Ronnie Coleman, also known as “Big Ron”, turned PRO in 1991 at the World Amateur Championships and competed until 2007. Ronnie Coleman to this day, remains one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the sport.

Kai Greene: Over the years, Kai has gained vast notoriety beyond what he could have imagined in his youth. Within the bodybuilding arena, Kai has been held as one of the most inspirational athletes of his time. With a seemingly unique, yet well -developed vocabulary, Kai has made a seemingly unconscious effort to create a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding. He has changed bodybuilding’s fans, competitors and the overall perception of a once thought of as, “pick things up and put them down” bodybuilder.

Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy): Born and raised into a family of fishermen, where “Big Ramy” worked that trade until he and his brothers arrived in Kuwait and he became a trainer at Oxygen Gym. In between his work at the fish market, “Big Ramy” would also train at the gym to stay in shape and it was there where he was first discovered. With only one IFBB Pro win, all eyes were on Ramy and this allowed for him to have a huge fan following leading up to the 2013 Olympia, where he placed in the Top 10.

Nicole Wilkins: 4 time Ms. Figure Olympia; Nicole lives and breathes this sport and lifestyle, not only with her professional career, but personal. She has gone through many ups and downs as a competitor, but has always made an effort to see the positive in everything she does. Nicole travels the world and shares her talents and knowledge with everyone she meets.

Combative Sports at the Toronto Pro SuperShow

Boxing, Muay Thai and Kickboxing; the Toronto Pro SuperShow combative area is a non-stop combative excitement on the EXPO floor. Over 200 combative athletes will be competing for Canadian and North American titles.

Model Searches

Toronto Pro SuperShow will be once again hosting the Inside Fitness Women’s Fitness Model Search, Women’s Bikini Model Search and Men’s Fitness Model Search. Over 100 fitness and bikini models will be competing for the ultimate prize of a photo feature in Inside Fitness magazine.

About the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB)

The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness was founded in 1946 in Montreal by brothers Joe and Ben Weider, whose dream was to bring the sport to international prominence. The IFBB currently has 182 affiliated National Federations as members, and organizes more than 2,500 competitions from regional to world levels each year. The organization is recognized by many world sporting organizations including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and more than 90 National Olympic Committees. Competitors participate for medals in the Pan American Games, the European Games and the IOC Regional Games, among others. The IFBB is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, and promotes fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

About the Toronto Pro SuperShow

The Toronto Pro SuperShow is an annual event held in Toronto, Ontario. Its main goal is to increase exposure to a variety of sports in an environment that encourages others to get active and involved. It showcases leading businesses and organizations with the latest trends in the health and fitness industry.

Website: www.torontoprosupershow.com
Twitter: @TOProSuperShow
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To subscribe to the online newsletter: http://www.torontoprosupershow.com/newsletter/subscriptions

Toronto Pro SuperShow Media Contact:
Carla Heins
Toronto Pro SuperShow Promotions Ltd.
Tel: 1-888-883-5766 ext. 3
Email: media@torontoprosupershow.com



GNC Shares Fall on Disappointing Results


PITTSBURGH — GNC, which has faced government scrutiny about the nutritional supplements it sells, said Thursday that its profit fell more than 9 percent during its first quarter as sales slipped. The company also lowered its earnings and revenue outlooks for the year.

Its shares fell more than 8 percent in midday trading.

The retailer reached a deal last month with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to test its herbal supplements to confirm their authenticity. The deal came after Schneiderman’s office sent letters to GNC and other retailers in February, alleging that store brand herbal supplement products weren’t what they said they were. Other attorneys general around the country have asked Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry.

On Thursday, GNC reported first-quarter profit of $63.3 million, or 72 cents per share, down from $69.9 million, or 75 cents per share, a year ago.

Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 75 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 81 cents per share.

The Pittsburgh-based company said revenue fell less than 1 percent to $670.2 million in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $695.4 million.

The company now expects full-year earnings in the range of $3 per share to $3.15 per share, compared with its previous forecast between $3.10 per share and $3.15 per share. Analysts expected earnings of $3.15 per share, according to FactSet.

It now expects full-year revenue growth in the low single digits. It previously expected a “mid single digit increase.” Analysts expected revenue to rise 4.4 percent to $2.73 billion, according to FactSet.

GNC Holdings Inc., based in Pittsburgh, operates more than 8,900 stores around the world.

Its shares fell $3.91, or 8.3 percent, to $43 in midday trading. They have fallen more than 4 percent over the past year.

Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on GNC at http://www.zacks.com/ap/GNC

Via Associated Press



2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Competitor Lists


2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro

The 2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro will feature Figure, Bikini and Men’s Physique divisions. The competition is always fierce at this event and many times it’s a preview of who will do well at the Olympia this Fall. Along with the pro competition is a huge amateur event which showcases some of the brightest NPC physiques in the country. An added bonus and always a huge hit with the fans are the guest posers. While the guys aren’t shredded it is the only place you’ll see the top male bodybuilders on one stage, outside of the Olympia.

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure Competitors
Andrea Calhoun
Andrea Cantone
Rebecca Eger
Wendy Fortino
Allison Frahn
Vanessa Jacobs
Sophie Lagace
Julie Mayer
Monique Norval
Vivien Olah
Megan Olson
Marie Ong-Allegro
Samantha Rioux
Rinnah Schmid
Diana Schnaidt
Rebecca Schubeck
Tamara Sedlack
Sun Sweeney
Christine Watson

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Bikini Competitors
Michelle Ackerman
Stacey Alexander
Katherine Ampolini
Narmin Assria
Andrea Beam
Callie Bundy
Andreanna Calhoun
Anne Marie Caravalho
Andrienne Crenshaw
Jamie Del Angel
Joanne Holden
Courtney King
Tatiana Koshman
Stephanie Mahoe
Nicole Markovic
Ashriel Osgood
Lovey Paiva
India Paulino
Jessica Pimentel
Catherine Rdulic
Satrice Rigsby
Casey Samsel
Cat Textures
Kenea Yancey

2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Men’s Physique Competitors
Matt Acton
Sunny Akhigbe
Michael Anderson
Sam Andrews
Michael Balan
Nate Baumbick
Michael Dougherty
Damon Ford
Logan Franklin
William Gregory
Frank Griffin
Brian Hay
Michael Hughes-Lewis
Joseph Lee
Jacques Lewis
Qaadir Majeed
Dev Maxwell
Martin Mester
Aarin Moore
Kyle Moore
John Nguyen
Nick Olsen
Lorenzo Orozco
Geobanny Paula
Arash Rahbar
Daniel St. Peter
Eduard Seferi
A.J. Shukoori
Stephen Talamo
Ryan Terry
Pierre Vuala
Antoine Williams

WHEN:
May 1 & 2, 2015

WHERE:
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Avenue – Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Prejudging
Friday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
IFBB Figure, Bikini, Men’s Physique and NPC Men’s Physique
Prejudging
Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 am
NPC Men’s Bodybuilding, NPC Women’s Physique, NPC Figure and NPC Bikini

Finals
Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 pm
All NPC and IFBB Divisions

For tickets and more information visit: garyudit.com



2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Competitors


2015 Europa Super Show Competitors Orlando

The 2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show competitor lists have been released and nearly 50 competitors will take the stage in Orlando, Florida. The Women’s Physique division dominates the number of entries with no clear cut winner with an Olympia qualification up for grabs. The Fitness division only drew 10 competitors. Look for Michelle Blank, Ryall Graber and Marta Aguiar to be in the mix for the top spots. Stacy Wright is back on stage after some time off and will look to shake things up in her return. The men’s bodybuilding didn’t draw any of the IFBB’s top competitors but that doesn’t mean the show won’t be competitive. Look for Fouad Abiad to be the one to beat. He’s hungry to compete after the FIBO how was cancelled. Alexander Federov will look to live up to the hype he received years ago but failed to deliver on. Look for rookie Iain Valliere from Canada to be a contender in his pro debut. It will also be interesting to see how Michael Lockett does in the big leagues.

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Women’s Physique
Rachel Baker
Kim Baum
Olga Beliakova
Tara Brandt
Ayanna Carroll
Roxanne Edwards
Heather Grace
Lisa Grasso
Aurelia Grozojova
Rocio Guillen
Michele Horan
Lisa Horrigan
Rosela Joseph
Janeen Lankowski
Donna McGinn
Frances Mendez
Petra Mertl
Loana Muttoni
Jennifer Palazzo
Dona Pohl
Angela Salvagno
Pamela Slemmons
Sabrina Sonner
Leila Thompson
Masha Tieken

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE PAYOUT
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,500
3rd – $500
Total Prize Money: $4,000

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Fitness
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Danielle Chikeles
Kristine Duba
Kelcie Gahley
Ryall Graber
Dominique Matthews
Tanis Tzavaras
Yanina Terragni
Stacy Wright

FITNESS PAYOUT
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
Total Prize Money: $6,000

2015 IFBB Orlando Europa Super Show Pro Men’s Bodybuilding
Fouad Abiad
Pablo Ayala Zayas
Alfonso Del Rio
Marius Dohne
Lloyd Dollar
Vitaly Fateev
Alexander Federov
Michael Lockett
Nikitas Manolakas
Ryan Pateracki
Feras Saied
Daniel Toth
Derek Upshaw
Iain Valliere

MEN’S BODYBUILDING PAYOUT
1st – $10,000
2nd – $5,000
3rd – $3,000
4th – $1,000
5th – $1,000
Total Prize Money: $20,000

MEETING AND EVENT SCHEDULE:
HOST HOTEL
Hyatt Hotel – 9801 International Drive

VENUE
Orange County Convention Center – West Building – Hall WA4
(DO NOT go to the Clam Sheel looking Convention Center that was used last year)

IFBB PRO MEETING
Thursday – 7pm

IFBB PRO PREJUDGING
Friday – 2:30pm Main Stage Convention Center

IFBB PRO FINALS
Saturday – 2:30pm Main Stage Convention Center

For more information on tickets, the Expo, NPC Amateur and move visit www.europaexpo.com.



Monday Morning Clicks


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Check out the some of the latest news, stories and videos from the past week. See the links below on GMO Labeling, Spanx, FLEX CAM girl, baby boxer is back and what is Jennifer Nicole Lee doing? If you have a story or news item email editor @ hardbodynews.com.

Is the GMO Labeling Movement Just a Long Con to Get You to Buy Organic?
By Kavin Senapathy
An interesting read on the hot topic of GMOs. “But whether a product contains GMOs? Not informative or relevant in the least. The term “GMO” refers to how a food ingredient was bred, not its content. Knowing whether or not a food is GMO is akin to knowing whether or not a person was conceived via in-vitro fertilization. Indeed, genetic modification is not an ingredient, it’s a breeding technique, and there’s no reason for consumers to know if their food was made using this method.”
READ THE STORY ON: gawker.com

SUPPLEMENT NEWS – LAWSUITS
A federal judge in Georgia denied a request by the U.S. government to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc., a dietary supplement manufacturer that contends FDA unlawfully detained millions of dollars in products that contained a controversial substance.
READ THE STORY ON: www.naturalproductsinsider.com

Alison Overholt celebrates her first anniversary as editor-in-chief of espnW
“We’ve made some noise this year, which is exactly what we needed to do. I think we’ve established why it’s not just valuable to have women in the sports conversation, it’s crucial.”
READ THE STORY ON: espnfrontrow.com

Spanx Tries to Loosen Up Its Image
By HIROKO TABUCHIAPRIL
An interesting New York Times article on Spanx. You remember Spanx, right? The product that makes you feel like a human sausage? Ya that. The article talks about the change in trends and how Spanx is struggling to adapt. One of the more interesting nuggets of info was that women’s activewear is a $15.9 billion industry. Yes, BILLION with a “b”. Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at the NPD Group said, “Why buy underwear that’s uncomfortable when you can buy yoga pants which has got stretch to it and can make you look a little slimmer?”
READ THE STORY ON: nytimes.com

VIRAL VIDEO OF THE WEEK
A reminder to all the dudes out there… Don’t taunt a woman to FLEX or you might just get “stoned, my brother!” Watch how one dude gets shown up on the Philadelphia Soul‘s FLEX Cam.

BOXING BABY IS BACK
Two years ago this video became an online sensation. It’s an impressive showing of skill and speed. That was nothing compared to Evnika Saadvakass’ newest video. She shows off showing off her boxing skills with her father/trainer. Now she’s back and she’s faster than fast.

Her father shared, “My friends keep telling me: ‘It would be cool if we could train like this when we were kids!’ Just imagine, how great our life could be if we had skills like Evnika? It’s every child’s right to start training when you’re under five and then use the gained skills for the rest of life. Actually, this is not a video about sports, but about our parental abilities and things we can give our children today.”

Ridiculous Item of the Week
Jennifer Nicole Lee. No words except… why? See the pics on www.egotastic.com. Four years ago JNL was in hot water over her AB CIRCLE PRO.

Jennifer Nicole Lee

Lead image via youtube



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

This video was MADE AT SMASHBOX, a social hub and creative sandbox with best-in-class resources in the heart of Culver City, California. A destination for influencers across top social media platforms — YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. — to produce content in a state of the art studio, and collaborate with other social media stars. Experience this unique service program, from shooting your basic beauty tutorials to conceptualizing outside-the-box content that you couldn’t produce on your own. Book your next studio shoot by visiting the website and signing up now: www.madeatsmashbox.com.

♥ BLOG: http://www.blogilates.com
♥ FB: http://www.facebook.com/blogilates
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♥ PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/blogilates
♥ INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/blogilates



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


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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

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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
NPR.org

VIDEOS
UFC Fighters Ronda Rousey and Jessica Eye at SXSW
“UFC’s Ronda Rousey and Jessica Eye speak candidly to USA Today about what it’s like for women to be breaking grounds in and out of the Octagon.” – USATODAY

Cindy Whitehead’s “GIRL IS NOT A 4 LETTER WORD” new skatebboard
Check out the video from Dusters California and Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word. The new board is pretty sweet!

Jedrzejczyk Dominates Esparza in UFC 185 for the Strawweight Title
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Carla Esparza by second-round TKO to win the UFC strawweight title at UFC 185.

Tori Kelly covers SEAL’s “CRAZY” on Hot 99.5.
THIS IS AWESOME!

PHOTOS

DLB in Australia
Dana Linn Bailey shows the incredible turnout she had her seminar in Australia. Dana is reaching rockstar status.


Today's seminar @arnoldclassicau #wefilledthatbitchup

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GIRLS WITH GUNS DOWN UNDER
IFBB Pros Candice Keene, Narmin Assria, Heather Dees, India Paulino and Janet Layug show off they are armed and dangerous.


MORE FUN FLEX’N
Fitness Champ, Oksana Grishina and Figure standout Candice Lewis got in the action with their own display of arms.


With @icandylewis @sannation at the #xtremeSupplements store in #Australia 💪

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Join Lolo Jones’ March Madness Bracket Challenge.
Those of you looking to get into the bracket madness can join U.S. Track star, Lolo Jones’ bracket madness.



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:


We just can't 'figure' out who's gonna take this one home, what do you think?! #arnoldclassic #arnoldclassicau

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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

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2015 Arnold Fitness International Results


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

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

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

2015 Oksana Wins

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

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



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