Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest
appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness
events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup
includes a titanic dog, a Welsh dragon, and a former NFL Eagle.
The "So What?":
Over the weekend, the man known as "Titan" on the "American Gladiators"
TV show, 4-time Natural Mr. Universe Mike O'Hearn was one of two
featured guest-posers at the NPC Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Championships.
Still nursing a broken foot, 2012 Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden had also been slated to take the
stage at the event in Bellevue, WA, which included a pro and amateur
powerlifting contest. IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver (who earned his pro card
as Overall winner at the 2012 IFBB North American Championships)
guest-posed at the NPC Bayou Muscle Championships in Metairie,
Louisiana. At the NPC Fox Cities Showdown in Wisconsin, the guest
appearances included Wales-born, 2014 Arnold Classic 212 Division Champ
IFBB Pro Flex Lewis, IFBB Pro Maxx Charles (2013 NPC USA Bodybuilding
Championships Super-Heavyweight and Overall winner) and 3-time Figure
Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins.
Rookie IFBB Pro Joel Thomas
(who earned his pro card as runner-up to Super-Heavyweight Class winner
IFBB Pro Ryan Pateracki at the 2013 NPC National Bodybuilding
Championships) had guest-posing duties at the NPC Gateway Classic and
Lake City Championships in Florida. At the NPC Charlotte Cup in North
Carolina (promoted by IFBB Pro Johnny Stewart): IFBB Pro Darron Glenn
(2012 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships Light-Heavyweight and Overall
winner), IFBB Pro Malcolm Marshall (former NFL Pro Football player, who
earn his IFBB Pro card as the Super-Heavyweight Class and Masters
Overall winner at the 2013 Team Universe Championships) and IFBB Pro
Johnny McKnight (earned IFBB Pro card at 2012 NPC National Bodybuilding
Championships). At the NPC Virginia Classic (promoted by Figure IFBB Pro
Corry Matthews), IFBB Pro Curtis Bryant guest-posed in Woodbridge, VA.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
As I previously reported, a bunch of pros (Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil
Heath, IFBB Pro Dorian Yates, IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, IFBB Pro Dexter
Jackson, IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan, IFBB Pro Mamdouh
Elssbiay [a.k.a. "Big Ramy"], IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi, IFBB Pro
Roelly Winklaar, IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan) made appearances at the IFBB
Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, where IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo won an IFBB Pro Olympia
Qualification Series spot at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend. Meanwhile,
Mike O'Hearn brought his own "special guest" to his guest-posing gig, as
his ever-present dog joined him on the Emerald Cup stage. The TV and
film personality is keeping busy on what he has dubbed "The Titan Tour,"
which includes the previous weekend's stop at the Alaska State
Bodybuilding Championships. Next up for O'Hearn, the BodyPower UK Expo
in May and the NPC Idaho Muscle Classic Bodybuilding Championships in
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