The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: IFBB PRO JUSTIN COMPTON, HALL OF FAMER ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, MR. OLYMPIA JAY CUTLER, IFBB PRO NICOLE WILKINS, IFBB PRO MARK ANTHONY WINGSON, IFBB PRO JEREMY BUENDIA, IFBB PRO PETER PUTNAM, IFBB PRO FRED SMALLS, IFBB PRO LUIS SANTAThe Item:
Career Updates, Special Appearances, IFBB Pro Legends Update, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WWE Hall of FameThe Scoop:
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes and athletes from other sports 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 pros with a quartet of Olympia victories in the Bodybuilding and Figure Divisions, pros leading the charge in the Physique Division, and a pro leading the pack among rookies in the Bodybuilding Division.The "So What?":
Over the weekend, 4-time Ms. Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins and first-ever Physique Olympia Champion IFBB Pro Mark Anthony Wingson were guest attendees at the NPC Baltimore Gladiator Championships. Also spotted in Maryland: IFBB Pro Fred Smalls, IFBB Pro Luis Santa, and IFBB Pro Peter Putnam -- who recently stirred up talk about a possible comeback. Putnam earned his IFBB Pro card at the 2008 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships and last competed at the 2010 IFBB Sacramento Pro Bodybuilding Championships, taking 4th place behind winner IFBB Pro Tricky Jackson. On the opposite coast, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler and the man who unseated Wingson, 2014 Physique Olympia Champion IFBB Pro Jeremy Buendia, were special-guest invitees at the NPC/IFBB Governor's Cup in Sacramento, California, where both took the podium to share words with the audience. Across the globe, IFBB Pro Justin Compton was the headlining guest-poser at the NZ IFBB New Zealand Pro/Am Championships in St. Freemans Bay, Auckland.Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Justin Compton is definitely a star on the rise in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Since earning his IFBB Pro card by winning the Heavyweight Class at the 2012 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships, he won his second professional bodybuilding contest -- the 2014 Europa Show of Champions IFBB Orlando Pro Bodybuilding Championships, which earned him an automatic invitation to compete at the Arnold Sports Festival's 2015 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Columbus, Ohio, where the rookie took an impressive 3rd place behind record-setting 5-time Arnold Classic winner IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson (a.k.a. "The Blade") and runner-up 2-time Arnold Classic winner IFBB Pro Branch Warren (a.k.a. "Quadrasaurus").
Compton followed that with a repeat performance a week later, placing 3rd behind Jackson and Warren at the inaugural Arnold Classic Australia in Melbourne. Now Compton needs to take his experience at these IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contests and put it to the ultimate test against reigning 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath and other contenders at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (the "Super Bowl" of bodybuilding). Again, as MUSCLE INK™ Magazine reports, this week, ISHOF International Sports Hall of Fame inductee, 7-time Mr. Olympia, "Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame at World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 31.
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