IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WSM Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Bill Wilmore walked away with 1st place, winning the Open Division at the 2012 Toronto Pro Bodybuilding Championships. In his second pro contest, rookie IFBB Pro Jon Delarosa scored a 2nd place finish. IFBB Pro Grigori Atoyan grabbed 3rd place. IFBB Pro Vaughan E. took 4th place, and IFBB Pro Christopher White finished in the 5th place spot.
The remaining field: bumping up from the 212 Division, IFBB Pro Seth Feroce (6th), IFBB Pro Renaldo Gairy (8th), IFBB Pro Fidel Clarke (9th), IFBB
Pro Darren Toma (10th), and IFBB Pro Mike Asiedu (11th).
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System: (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 4 Points, 3rd - 3 Points, 4th - 2 Points, 5th - 1 Point) applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (September 29) in Las Vegas and face Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath. Last seen taking 3rd place and winning the "Best Comeback" Award at the 2011 IFBB Pro World Masters Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson), Bill Wilmore was presented with his 1st place trophy in Toronto by IFBB Pro Toney Freeman, who took 2nd place above Wilmore at the Masters contest last December. Retired Pro Strongman, 6-time WSM World's Strongest Man contender, and now competitive bodybuilder Hugo Girard hosted the strongman challenge at the Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The Toronto Pro Championships has been kind to 40-something IFBB Pro League athletes, crowning Bill Wilmore with the first victory of his professional bodybuilding career, after naming IFBB Pro Craig Richardson the champion last year. On another note, veteran Toney Freeman placed 9th at the Arnold Sports Festival's 2011 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Branch Warren -- an invitation-only stage Freeman has competed on at least eight times thus far, but neither Wilmore nor Richardson have stepped on yet.
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