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 bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" latest roundup includes two Mr. O's who are bros (a.k.a. buddies) and two Texans.

The "So What?": Over the weekend, 2013 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Europe Champion and 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath was the headlining guest-poser at the NPC Elite Muscle Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Greensboro, NC, a contest promoted by retired IFBB Pro Quincy Roberts (1996-1999 Masters Olympia competitor). Meanwhile, Heath's buddy 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler was the guest-poser at the NPC New England Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in his hometown of Boston, MA.  

Texan IFBB Pro Branch Warren (who recently placed 3rd at the IFBB Prague Pro Championships Open Division) guest-posed at the IFBB Iowa Pro and NPC Battle of Champions in Davenport, IA (where retired IFBB Pro Bob Cicherillo emceed the event). Texas firefighter and IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo guested at the NPC/IFBB Sacramento Bodybuilding Championships. Winner of the IFBB Prague Pro Championships 212 Division and 212 Olympia Showdown Champ IFBB Pro James "Flex" Lewis was a guest poser at the 30th Annual NPC Paradise Cup Bodybuilding Championships in Waikiki, Also taking the stage in Hawaii, 2011 Arnold Classic Europe Champ IFBB Pro Victor Martinez and local bodybuilder IFBB Pro Chris Faildo.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo's appearance at the Sac show kicks off his West Coast Tour, which continues this week with sports-nutrition shop stops across Cali and a store in Oregon. Younger pro bodybuilders climbing the ranks via the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series can use such opportunities to maintain industry visibility, as Kuclo seems to be doing, riding the momentum of his Olympia Weekend debut (14th place).

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