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The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop: Just Announced: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes a titanic dog, a Welsh dragon, and a former NFL Eagle.
The "So What?": Over the weekend, the man known as "Titan" on the "American Gladiators" TV show, 4-time Natural Mr. Universe Mike O'Hearn was one of two featured guest-posers at the NPC Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Championships. Still nursing a broken foot, 2012 Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden had also been slated to take the stage at the event in Bellevue, WA, which included a pro and amateur powerlifting contest. IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver (who earned his pro card as Overall winner at the 2012 IFBB North American Championships) guest-posed at the NPC Bayou Muscle Championships in Metairie, Louisiana. At the NPC Fox Cities Showdown in Wisconsin, the guest appearances included Wales-born, 2014 Arnold Classic 212 Division Champ IFBB Pro Flex Lewis, IFBB Pro Maxx Charles (2013 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships Super-Heavyweight and Overall winner) and 3-time Figure Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins.

Rookie IFBB Pro Joel Thomas (who earned his pro card as runner-up to Super-Heavyweight Class winner IFBB Pro Ryan Pateracki at the 2013 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships) had guest-posing duties at the NPC Gateway Classic and Lake City Championships in Florida. At the NPC Charlotte Cup in North Carolina (promoted by IFBB Pro Johnny Stewart): IFBB Pro Darron Glenn (2012 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships Light-Heavyweight and Overall winner), IFBB Pro Malcolm Marshall (former NFL Pro Football player, who earn his IFBB Pro card as the Super-Heavyweight Class and Masters Overall winner at the 2013 Team Universe Championships) and IFBB Pro Johnny McKnight (earned IFBB Pro card at 2012 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships). At the NPC Virginia Classic (promoted by Figure IFBB Pro Corry Matthews), IFBB Pro Curtis Bryant guest-posed in Woodbridge, VA.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: As I previously reported, a bunch of pros (Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath, IFBB Pro Dorian Yates, IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan, IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay [a.k.a. "Big Ramy"], IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi, IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar, IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan) made appearances at the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo won an IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series spot at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend. Meanwhile, Mike O'Hearn brought his own "special guest" to his guest-posing gig, as his ever-present dog joined him on the Emerald Cup stage. The TV and film personality is keeping busy on what he has dubbed "The Titan Tour," which includes the previous weekend's stop at the Alaska State Bodybuilding Championships. Next up for O'Hearn, the BodyPower UK Expo in May and the NPC Idaho Muscle Classic Bodybuilding Championships in June.

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