ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO CONTEST REPORT: IFBB PRO JUSTIN COMPTON WINS SHOW OF CHAMPIONS AT IFBB PRO LEAGUE ORLANDO PRO BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Admin | Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:35:54 PM America/New_York
The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Justin Compton won 1st place at the 2014 IFBB Pro Europa Show of Champions at the Europa Games 'Get Fit and Sports Expo' in Orlando, Florida, earning his first victory in his professional bodybuilding career. Fighting tooth and nail with Compton, IFBB Pro Jon Delarosa took 2nd place. IFBB Pro Fred Smalls placed 3rd, followed by IFBB Pro Daniel Toth finished in 4th place (his highest pro-contest placing so far) and IFBB Pro Eddy Wilson in 5th place.
The remaining field at the IFBB Orlando Pro Bodybuilding Championships: Powerlifter IFBB Pro Ben White (6th), IFBB Pro An Nguyen (7th), IFBB Pro Marius Dohne (8th), IFBB Pro Clarence DeVis (9th), IFBB Pro Keith Williams (10th), IFBB Pro Lloyd Dollar (11th), and IFBB Pro Malcolm Marshall, 2013 Team Universe Masters Class Winner and former NFL Pro football player signed to the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets (12th).
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 in Las Vegas to face reigning 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath. Justin Compton (who placed 5th at the 2013 Chicago Pro, won by IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar) earned his IFBB Pro card by winning the Heavyweight Class at the 2012 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships (won first in 1982 by 8-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney), and the Florida win earned him an automatic invitation to compete at the 2015 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships. The 2013 Orlando Pro Bodybuilding Championships only held a 212 Division contest, which was won by former Open Division competitor and newly retired IFBB Pro Troy Alves.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: The Show of Champions contest was billed as a showdown of bodybuilding's next generation -- devoid of the sport's older, more prominent names and leaving the fight to 25-year-old, 243-pound Justin Compton from Kentucky, and 29-year-old, 237-pound Jonathon Delarosa from New York. I had seen pre-contest photos and an arm-training video of Compton, and the dude is impressive. While Delarosa's hamstrings hang and his lat spread casts a big shadow, Compton's height and his imposing delt-pec-bicep mash-up in the Most Muscular pose have people likening him to a next-generation IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf, recent winner of the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival's Arnold Classic.
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