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IFBB PRO LEAGUE INCREASES WEIGHT LIMIT OF FORMER 202 DIVISION TO CREATE NEW 212 POUND CLASS



Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Gossip, Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report
By Andrew Oye | May 11, 2011



IFBB PRO image The Item: IFBB Pro League News

The Scoop: Just announced: This week, the IFBB Pro League management released an Advisory Notice dated May 10, 2011, which announced that the 202 Division will see the weight limit increase from 202 pounds to 212 pounds. The change will officially take effect in November 2011 at the IFBB Sacramento Pro Bodybuilding Championships in California.

The "So What?": The IFBB Pro League reintroduced a pro-level, lighter-weight division at the 2007 Europa Super Show in Dallas Texas, with the 210 and Under Class. This class transitioned into the 202 and Under Class in 2008. Since then, the league has crowned an Olympia 202 Showdown Champion three times. IFBB Pro David Henry (2008) and IFBB Pro Kevin English (2009 and 2010). A final 202 Showdown Champion will be named at the 2011 Olympia in Las Vegas (September 16).

Andrew Oye's verdict: The timing of this announcement is interesting. Recently, several 202 Division competitors have stated interest in or plans to bump up in weight and infiltrate the Open Division, including English and Henry (who both have already competed in an Olympia Open), as well as IFBB Pro Eduardo Correa, IFBB Pro Flex Lewis, IFBB Pro Seth Feroce and IFBB Pro Jose Raymond. The 212 Division potentially opens opportunities for light Open Division competitors (built like IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel or IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi) who have, heretofore, hit a wall when trying to crack the Top 3 in modern-era Olympia contests.

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