Contest Results, New IFBB Pro League Cards, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, new IFBB Pro Dallas McCarver won the Overall title at the 2012 IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. McCarver won the Super-Heavyweight Class, which earned him an IFBB Pro card. Also qualifying for professional bodybuilder status: Heavyweight Class Winner and new IFBB Pro Joe Romine, Light-Heavyweight Class Winner and new IFBB Pro Chris Przybyla, Overall 35+ Masters Winner and new IFBB Pro Dan Decker, Overall 40+ Masters Winner and new IFBB Pro Drew Jemmott, and Overall 50+ Winner and new IFBB Pro Tim Johnson.
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," last year's Super-Heavyweight winner, IFBB Pro Juan Morel, broke a consecutive four-year streak of Heavyweight Class winners taking the North American Championships Overall title. The 2012 North American Champ Dallas McCarver continues top-title claims for NPC National Physique Committee amateur bodybuilders classified as Super-Heavyweight competitors at the time they enter the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness as rookie IFBB Pro League athletes.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Dallas McCarver is just 21 years old and says he has only been training seriously for competition for about 18 months. Impressive, considering the pre-pro path of his fellow new pros: Chris Przybyla (10 contests since 2008), Dan Decker (11 contests since 2005) and Drew Jemmott (15 contests since 2001). He also has a lot to look forward to on the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest circuit, considering the professional path of 1998 IFBB North American Championships Winner IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, who went on to claim three victories at the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships and a Sandow trophy and 2008 Mr. Olympia title at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend.
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