IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro K. Greene garnered a 1st place victory in the Open Division at the 2011 New York Pro Bodybuilding Championships at the Tribeca Performing Arts Theater, with mutant-like muscle that dominated the remainder of the field. The consistent shape and symmetry of IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel gave him 2nd place. Leapfrogging over several pre-contest favorites, IFBB Pro Craig Richardson took the 3rd place position. IFBB Pro Lionel Beyeke, an impressively shaped athlete, received 4th place. Lithuanian IFBB Pro Robert Burneika landed in 5th place.
The remaining field: Greek IFBB Pro Michael Kefalianos (6th), IFBB Pro Khalid Almohsinawi (7th), IFBB Pro Jason Huh (8th), IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar (9th), IFBB Pro Brandon Curry (10th), IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan
(11th), IFBB Pro Louis Joseph (12th), IFBB Pro Alexandre Nataf
(13th), IFBB Pro David Watson (14th), IFBB Pro Grigori Atoyan (15th), IFBB Pro Milton Holloway (16th), IFBB Pro Yan Salaks (16th), followed by Czechoslovakian IFBB Pro Pavol Jablonicky and powerlifter IFBB Pro Ben White.
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," unlike most IFBB Pro League contests that qualify only the Top 3 placers, the Top 5 IFBB Pro
athletes at the New York Pro Bodybuilding Championships
earn Olympia qualifications to challenge 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay
Cutler at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas (September 16). This was native New Yorker Greene's first showing since his recent switch in contest-prep coaches. In their pro debuts, Robert Burneika fared slightly better than Jason Huh.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Two surprises of the night involved pre-contest favorites placing lower than expected, including Cedric McMillan being
relegated to 11th place. The US Army instructor has been gaining
popularity for his classic yet massive physique and recently won the Europa Show
of Champions Orlando Pro Bodybuilding Championships three weeks ago.
The first professional victory for IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar (who has competed in a total of five 2011 contests, thus far) was at the 2010 New York Pro. Instead of trying to defend the title at this year's contest, where he dropped to 9th place, perhaps he should have taken the rest of the season to prep for the 2011 Olympia, for which he had already qualified at three previous events. At least he is already among the past winners of this major event (formerly known as the Night of Champions), including Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro
Ronnie Coleman, Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Lee Haney, Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler,
IFBB Pro Kevin Levrone, IFBB Pro Lee Labrada, IFBB Pro Phil Heath, IFBB Pro Porter Cottrell, IFBB Pro Mike Francois,
IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar,
IFBB Pro Evan Centopani, IFBB Pro Paul Dillet (WBFF Founder), IFBB Pro Gary Strydom (WWE CEO Vince McMahon's World Bodybuilding Federation champion and WBF BodyStar) and
IFBB Pro Branch Warren (Arnold Sports Festival's winner of the 2011 IFBB
Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships).
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