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Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Gossip, Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report
By Andrew Oye | Sep 21, 2012

ANDREW OYE'S image The Item: IFBB Pro League Olympia Preview, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop:
Just Announced: Promoters of Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend just announced the Olympia Qualification Series Standings for the 212 Division competitors fighting for spots to compete in the Olympia 212 Showdown at the 2012 IFBB Olympia Bodybuilding Championships in Las Vegas, NV (September 29).

212 Showdown Olympia Qualification Series Standings
1. IFBB Pro Marco Rivera, USA, 11 points
2. IFBB Pro Raul Carrasco Jimenez, Spain, 9 points
3. IFBB Pro Shaun-Joseph Tavernier, England, 7 points
3. IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino, USA, 7 points
5. IFBB Pro Derik Farnsworth, USA, 6 points
6. IFBB Pro Sami Al Haddad, Bahrain, 5 points
7. IFBB Pro Mark Dugdale, USA, 4 points
7. IFBB Pro Mohammad Masoom, Pakistan, 4 points
9. IFBB Pro Mboya Edwards, Canada, 3 points
9. IFBB Pro Milton Holloway, Jr., USA, 3 points
9. IFBB Pro Ahmad Ahmad, Sweden, 3 points
9. IFBB Pro William Bonac, Netherlands, 3 points
9. IFBB Pro Charles Dixon, USA, 3 points
14. IFBB Pro Rusty Jeffers, USA, 2 points
14. IFBB Pro Daron Lytle, USA, 2 points
14. IFBB Pro Amit Sapir, Israel, 2 points
14. IFBB Pro Nate Wonsley, USA, 2 points
14. IFBB Pro Antonio Morales Vidal, Spain, 2 points
14. IFBB Pro Branden Ray, USA, 2 points
20. IFBB Pro Vinny Galanti, USA, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Rod Ketchens, USA, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Nana Kwasi Ofosu-Manu, UK, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Bola Ojex, Nigeria, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Marvin Ward, USA, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Oliver Adzievski, Sweden, 1 point
20. IFBB Pro Benjamin, Nunoz, USA 1 point

The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at the 2012 Olympia Weekend and face reigning Olympia 212 Showdown; however, it's been reported that injured IFBB Pro Kevin English will not defend his title.  2012 contest-circuit competition winners qualified (IFBB Pro Al Auguste, IFBB Pro Lyndon Belgrave, IFBB Pro Curtis Bryant, IFBB Pro Eduardo Correa Da Silva -- who also placed 10th in the Open Division at the 2012 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Championships, IFBB Pro Jamal Elmadawy, IFBB Pro David Henry, IFBB Pro Tricky Jackson, IFBB Pro Stan McQuay).

The Series' Top 5 qualify for the 2012 Olympia Showdown contest. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the best top five contest placings will be awarded the qualification.  2011 Olympia Showdown's Top 5 automatically qualified (IFBB Pro Flex Lewis, IFBB Pro Jose Raymond, IFBB Pro Jaroslav Horvath, Shaun-Joseph Tavernier).

Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The jury is still deciding if the new Olympia Qualification Series Point System, implemented for the first time in the 2012 contest season, served its purpose. Unless a pronouncement of retirement has been made, it's rare a reigning champ of an Olympia-level division does not return to defend his or her title. Although, as the first (in 2008) and only other athlete to win the Showdown title, David Henry's return to competition from military duty represents another recoupment opportunity.

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