ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO CONTEST REPORT: IFBB PRO GUY CISTERNINO WINS TORONTO PRO BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS SUPERSHOW 212 CLASS
By Andrew Oye | Sunday, June 1, 2014 10:16:27 PM America/New_York
The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Gaetano Cisternino gained a victory, winning the 1st place in the 212 Division at the 2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Bodybuilding Championships. Swapping placings from last year's contest, IFBB Pro Raul Carrasco-Jimenez bumped up to 2nd place, while IFBB Pro Mark Dugdale dropped a spot to land in 3rd place. IFBB Pro Marvin Ward was finished in 4th place. Canadian IFBB Pro Mboya Edwards slipped from 4th place in 2013 to 5th place this year.
Some of the remaining field: IFBB Pro Thomas Benagli (6th), IFBB Pro Amit Sapir (8th), IFBB Pro Mehdi Hatami (9th), U.K. IFBB Pro Anthony Bailes (10th), IFBB Pro Guy Ducasse (11th), IFBB Pro Shaun Clarida (12th), making his pro debut -- CBBF Canadian National Heavyweight Champ -- IFBB Pro Zane Watson (13th), IFBB Pro Rod Ketchens (14th), IFBB Pro Robert Belisle (15th), and the remaining 16th place competitors: IFBB Pro Oliver Adzievski, IFBB Pro James Darling, IFBB Pro Darron Glenn, IFBB Pro Jocelyn Jean, IFBB Pro Fernando Almeida, IFBB Pro Brian Pazdzierz, IFBB Pro Panexce Pierre, IFBB Pro Carlos Rabiei, IFBB Pro Vicente Santamari, IFBB Pro Gregory Ulysse, and IFBB Pro Quincy Winklaar (brother of IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar).
The "So What?": As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report," the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 4 Points, 3rd - 3 Points, 4th - 2 Points, 5th - 1 Point) applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend 212 Showdown (September 18-21) in Las Vegas to face reigning Olympia 212 Showdown Champion IFBB Pro James "Flex" Lewis. The 2013 Toronto Pro SuperShow was won by IFBB Pro Jose Raymond.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: The win at the Toronto SuperShow came as IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino was still celebrating his 212 Division win just two weeks ago at the Europa SuperShow in Dallas (where IFBB Pro Branch Warren won the Open Division). Over the weekend, Canada hosted one of the largest lineups I've seen for a 212 Division contest to date, with 27 competitors. At this time last year, I was noting how the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships had yet to host a 212 Division contest. Well, IFBB Pro Flex Lewis won the inaugural contest three months ago in Columbus, Ohio. With his upward trajectory, Guy Cisternino will almost certainly receive an offer to participate in next year's edition of the invitational competition.
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