Contest Results, New IFBB Pro League Cards, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, Kevin Jordan won the Heavyweight Class and the Overall title at the 2013 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," winning athletes earn IFBB Pro cards at Nationals, which opens the door to compete in IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contests. In 2013, over 60 IFBB Pro cards were awarded across all divisions.
The "So What?":
New IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan had placed 8th in the Super-Heavyweight Class at this contest last year (won by IFBB Pro Brian Yersky). Top athletes (1st and 2nd, respectively) in each weight class also awarded IFBB Pro cards: new IFBB Pro Ryan Pateracki and Joel Thomas in the Super-Heavyweight Class. Brad Rowe, Heavyweight Class. Chris Tuttle and Lorenzo Jones, Light-Heavyweight Class. Thomas Anderson and Danny Hester, Middleweight Class. Edward Foster and Alfredo Prince, Welterweight Class. Damion Ricketts and Martae Ruelas, Lightweight Class. David Nguyen and James Shumpert, Bantamweight Class.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Notable past winners of the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships title include: the inaugural champion, 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Lee Haney; IFBB Pro Hall of Famers IFBB Pro Kevin Levrone, IFBB Pro Shawn Ray and IFBB Pro Mike Francois; as well as, IFBB Pro Mike Christian, IFBB Pro Gary Strydom and IFBB Pro Troy Zuccolotto (the latter three went on to compete in WWE's Vince McMahon's WBF World Bodybuilding Federation); vets IFBB Pro Vince Taylor, IFBB Pro Toney Freeman, IFBB Pro Victor Martinez, and IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson; retired IFBB Pro Aaron Maddron and IFBB Pro Paul Demayo; IFBB Pro Matt DuVall passed away earlier this year. More recent winners still competing on the professional bodybuilding circuit: IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan, IFBB Pro Ed Nunn, IFBB Pro Evan Centopani. IFBB Pro Todd Jewell and IFBB Pro Robert Burneika.
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