Legends Update, Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: IFBB Hall of Famer and 2-time Arnold Classic Winner, IFBB Pro Kevin Levrone signs a media contract with a company whose current roster includes a stream of legends and/or champions: 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Lee Haney, 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Ronnie Coleman, 6-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dorian Yates, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, 1991 Arnold Classic Champ IFBB Pro Shawn Ray, and 4-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler.
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Kevin Levrone earned his IFBB Pro card in 1991, winning the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships. Known as the "Maryland Muscle Machine," Kevin Levrone is an actor, musician, IFBB Pro Hall of Fame member and an outspoken, popular bodybuilder often named among a trio of 90s-era "Uncrowned Mr. Olympias" that includes Ray and Wheeler. From 1992-2003, Levrone's prolific career includes Top 5 finishes in 60 of 62 pro competitions, including multiple international Grand Prix contests; the Night of Champions; Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend; and six editions of the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
While it's always cool to check-in with the elder set, currently competitive IFBB Pro League athletes will make upcoming guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. A 6-time Fitness Olympia contender, IFBB Pro Tanji Johnson hosts her event at the NPC Vancouver Natural and Tanji Johnson Classic Championships (April 2). IFBB Pro Ron Love hosts the NPC Ron Love Bodybuilding Classic, where the
guest-posers will include IFBB Pro Fouad Abiad in Detroit (April 2). The 2010 Mr. Olympia Runner-Up, IFBB Pro Phil Heath will be the guest-poser at the NPC Kalamazoo Bodybuilding Championships in Michigan (April 9). The 2011 Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Branch Warren will be the featured guest-poser at the NPC Fresno Classic Bodybuilding Championships in California (April 9) and follow that with an appearance at the NPC Grand Rapids Championships (May 21). IFBB Pro Tricky Jackson and IFBB Pro Mike Van Wyck will guest-pose at the 2011 NPC Detroit Grand Prix Bodybuilding Championships (June 11).
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