The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S IFBIB PRO CONTEST REPORT: IFBB PRO JOHNNIE JACKSON WINS INAUGURAL TEXAS PRO BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS, POWERLIFTER+BODYBUILDER EARNS FOURTH IFBB PRO LEAGUE CAREER VICTORY IN SAN ANTONIO The Item:
IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes RoundupThe Scoop:
Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson won 1st place in the Open Division at the 2015 IFBB Texas Pro Bodybuilding Championships in San Antonio. IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo claimed 2nd place. Leaping three spots from the Tampa Pro Championships in Florida two weeks ago, Polish powerlifter/IFBB Pro Robert Piotrkowicz was the 3rd place runner-up. Swapping their placings from the Tampa Pro, IFBB Pro Michael Lockett finished in 4th place, and IFBB Pro S. Havlik took 5th place.
The remaining field of physiques: IFBB Pro Kevin Jordan (6th), IFBB Pro Henri-Pierre Ano (7th), pro wrester and pro strongman -- IFBB Pro Jon Anderson (8th), IFBB Pro Kenneth Jackson (9th), 2015 CBBF Canadian Bodybuilding Championships winner -- rookie IFBB Pro Paulo Almeida (10th), and IFBB Pro Juan Carlos Graham (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 17-20) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to take on reigning Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath. Two weeks ago, Johnnie Jackson placed 3rd at the Tampa Pro Championships (won by IFBB Pro Max Charles). At the 1st Annual Texas Pro Championships, Jackson earned the fourth victory of his professional bodybuilding career in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness – a career that began when the New Jersey-born, Texas resident earned his IFBB Pro card by winning the Light-Heavyweight Class and Overall title at the 2001 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships, and a resume that includes a win at the 2012 FIBO Power Championships in Germany.Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Between the local firefighter/paramedic Steve Kuclo (winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's 2014 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Rio, Brasil) and the local strength athlete Johnnie O. Jackson (winner of the 2009 IFBB "World's Strongest Bodybuilder" Powerlifting Challenge), there was a battle to see who would win the Texas Pro for guaranteed qualification to compete at the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding" (with Phil Heath, IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson, IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden, IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay (a.k.a. "Big Ramy"), IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel, IFBB Pro Branch Warren, IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar, and IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf) – leaving the other's Olympia quest to be determined via leaderboard rankings, where they had been matched in points. While Kuclo is blessed in the specific area (calves) where Jackson is lacking, the veteran brought his dominant upper body -- which includes monstrous back and trapezius muscle development.
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