ANDREW OYE'S OLYMPIA REPORT + IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: MR. UNIVERSE LOU FERRIGNO, MR. OLYMPIAS DEXTER JACKSON, JAY CUTLER
By Admin | Monday, August 26, 2013 7:07:04 AM America/New_York
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 a mix of Olympia-related news.
The "So What?": Over the weekend, 4-time IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Champion, 2008 Mr. Olympia and 2012 Masters Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson was the featured guest-poser at the NPC Muscle Heat Bodybuilding Championships in Greensboro, NC, a contest promoted by retired IFBB Pro Quincy Roberts (also a Masters Olympia competitor from 1996-1999). Retired IFBB Pro Bob Cicherillo (a.k.a. "Voice of the Olympia") emceed the IFBB St. Louis Championships. Promoters of an upcoming large-scale fitness event for "Pumping Iron" star, 2-time Mr.Universe, TV's "Incredible Hulk" actor and retired Olympia contender and IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno also staged the IFBB/NPC Tahoe Show Championships in Nevada. Arnold Classic Bikini International Champion IFBB Pro India Paulino was a guest at an NPC competitors' contest-prep workshop for women, along with NPC District Chairman and National Head Judge Steve Weinberger. Preparing for a rematch against reigning 2-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler released a series of "countdown to Olympia Weekend" videos this month.
Andrew Oye's Verdict: While anticipation builds for the culmination of the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series with the upcoming battle for the IFBB Mr. Olympia Sandow trophy at Olympia Weekend on September 26-29, 2013, excitement is already being steered toward next year's Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, as dates were just announced for the 50th Anniversary of the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding", which is scheduled for September 18-21, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Orleans Arena.
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