Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
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 pros at the Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo, which featured the
WAKO North American Kickboxing Championships, OPA Provincial
Championships, health info, model searches, armwrestling strongman,
guest speakers, fitness challenges, pro wrestling, powerlifting,
weightlifting, boxing, Crossfit, MMA, figure and physique competitions.
The "So What?":
Over the weekend, spotted at the Toronto Expo: 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB
Pro Ronnie Coleman, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, 2008 Mr.
Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, 2012 Arnold Classic Europe Champion
IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden, 6-time World Champion Powerlifter CT Fletcher,
2-time Arnold Classic Ms. Figure International IFBB Pro Candice Keene,
IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar, IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski, IFBB Pro Amanda Latona,
IFBB Pro Belinda Kiriakou, 7-time World Wrestling Entertainment Women's
Champion and WWE Diva Trish Stratus, Pro Muay Thai Kickboxer Joseph
Valtellini, WSM World's Strongest Man competitor and 6-time Canada's
Strongest Man Hugo Girard, and MMA Fighter and WWE, WCW, TNA and ECW Pro
Wrestler David Cash (a.k.a. Kid Kash). Retired IFBB Pro Bob Cicherillo
emceed the IFBB Toronto Pro Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Juan Morel and IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino).
IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan
performed a martial arts Mortal Kombat-inspired routine at SCORE
(Sports Competition Outdoor Recreation Expo) in Malaysia, involving
crowd participation and photo ops throughout his set. IFBB Pro Tricky
Jackson guest-posed at the NPC Iron Viking of the North Bodybuilding
Championships in Duluth, Minnesota. IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay, a.k.a.
"Big Ramy" (2-time New York Pro Champion) and IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf
(winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's 2014 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding
Championships) were the featured guest-posers at the NPC Dennis James
Classic in Phoenix, Arizona, where IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler was spotted
with host IFBB Pro Dennis James.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The event in Toronto offered a lot both on and off the stage. The
contest awarded IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series points to
competitors aiming for Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend, and the expo
offered insight from top bodybuilders from both ends of the spectrum.
Repping the 212 Division perspective, IFBB Pro Jose Raymond hosted a
training, nutrition and contest-prep Q&A. For the Open Division,
reigning 3-tme Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath conducted a seminar with a
motivational message, saying to attendees, "It all started because I
chose to try. I decided to start. You can, too. I challenge you to go
after those goals because they are worth going after."
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