ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: MR. OLYMPIA JAY CUTLER, IFBB PRO FOUAD ABIAD, IFBB PRO DENNIS JAMES, IFBB PRO CEDRIC MCMILLAN, IFBB PRO EVAN CENTOPANI, IFBB PRO GUY CISTERNINO
By Andrew Oye | Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:25:28 AM America/New_York
The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
The Scoop: Recently Reported: 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 string of 2013 Olympia contenders who recently at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (a.k.a. the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding").
The "So What?": Over the weekend, following a somewhat disappointing showing at the 2013 Olympia Weekend (won by now 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath) in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he took 6th place, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler was the featured guest-poser at the NPC Mid-Atlantic Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 12th place finisher at the Olympia contest, IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan (a U.S. Army sergeant) performed guest-posing duties at an event in Budapest, Hungary.
Continuing down the 2013 Olympia lineup, the 13th place finisher, IFBB Pro Evan Centopani (the 2013 Tampa Pro Champ) guest-posed at the NPC All Star Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino (who placed 7th at the 212 Olympia Showdown, won by IFBB Pro Flex Lewis) guest-posed at the NPC Gold's Classic Championships in New Jersey.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: Canadian IFBB Pro Fouad Abiad announced he will work with contest-prep coach IFBB Pro Dennis James, whose roster has included IFBB Pro Lionel Beyeke, IFBB Pro Toney Freeman and IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson (winner of the 2009 World's Strongest Bodybuilder Powerlifting Challenge). James ushered the debut of rookie phenomenon IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay (a.k.a. "Big Ramy") to a 1st place victory at the 2013 New York Pro Championships and right into the Olympia Qualification Series after his first professional bodybuilding contest in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.
New guidance might benefit Abiad, whose career has been up and down for the past three years without a contest victory -- 10th place at the Arnold Sports Festival's 2013 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships followed by 2nd place at the 2013 Toronto Pro Championships; and, last year, 3rd place at the 2012 Flex Pro followed by 11th place at the 2012 Arnold Classic; and, before that, 3rd place at the 2011 Flex Pro followed by 12th place at the 2011 Arnold Classic.
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