ANDREW OYE'S PGA, NFL, IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: GOLFER TIGER WOODS, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, FOOTBALLERS COLIN KAEPERNICK, ERIC DECKER, LARON LANDRY
By Admin | Monday, June 23, 2014 12:25:05 AM America/New_York
The Scoop: Recently Reported: PGA, NFL, and 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 athletic stars who swing iron clubs and lift and iron weights.
The "So What?": Over the weekend, 2-time Olympia 212 Showdown Champion and winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's first 212 Division IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships, IFBB Pro Flex Lewis was the featured guest-poser at the NPC/IFBB Greater Gulf States Bodybuilding Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NPC Atlantic States Bodybuilding Championships in New York featured 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler. IFBB Pro Brian Yersky was the guest performer at the NPC Minnesota State Bodybuilding Championships in Minneapolis. IFBB Pro Michal Mensik and IFBB Pro Joe DeRousie appeared at the NPC Gladiator Classic in Lynnwood, Washington.
As the last leg of the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest season ensues, athletes (whether Vegas-bound or not) are posting more training videos. Recent clips include IFBB Pro Derik Farnsworth in San Diego, IFBB Pro Justin Compton in Chicago, and -- prepping for 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in their separate corners of Texas -- 2-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Branch Warren and 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil winner IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo.
It's also the time of year that pro-promoted shows proliferate. IFBB Pro Bill Wilmore hosted and posed at the first NPC Bill Wilmore Ultimate Classic Championships in Hollywood, Florida; meanwhile, 8-time Ms. Fitness Olympia IFBB Pro Adela Garcia Classic hosted the NPC Adela Garcia Classic in Texas, where retired IFBB Pro Shawn Ray emceed and the guest-poser was Mike O'Hearn (formerly Titan of TV's "American Gladiators"). Lewis will soon stage the NPC Flex Lewis Classic in Tennessee, while Warren has the upcoming NPC Branch Warren Classic. TV's "Incredible Hulk," 2-time Mr. Universe and retired IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno launches the Ferrigno Legacy Championships later this year.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: Regular readers know I dig sports mash-ups. In pro-sports demo-merging news, putters on the green are sharing space with pumpers in the gym. Fit superstar PGA Pro Golfer Tiger Woods just signed a multi-year endorsement deal with the sports nutrition company that manufactures retired bodybuilding legend and 7-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger's line of products. The Professional Golfers' Association athlete -- who will soon return to the golf course following recovery from surgery for a pinched nerve in his back -- joins a roster that includes the UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship League of MMA fighters, as well as physique-conscious NFL Pro Football Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Wide Receiver Eric Decker, and Safety LaRon Landry.
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