IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, new IFBB Pro Seth Feroce was awarded the 1st place spot in the 202 Division at the 2010 Europa SuperShow in Dallas, Texas. Surprisingly, the rookie topped veteran IFBB Pro League athletes at the Dallas Pro Bodybuilding Championships, including IFBB Pro Jaroslav Horvath (2nd place) and IFBB Pro Richard "Tricky" Jackson (3rd place), who have both competed on the 202 Olympia stage before.
Some picks from the remaining field: IFBB Pro Mboya Edwards (4th), IFBB
Pro Guy Cisternino (5th), IFBB Pro Clarence DeVis (7th), IFBB Pro Carlos Rabiei (8th), IFBB Pro Pierre Chamoun
(9th), IFBB Pro Rixio Tapia (10th), IFBB Pro Frank Michel (11th), IFBB Pro Jocelyn Jean
(12th), IFBB Pro Randy Jackson, Sr.
(13th), IFBB Pro Allan Ichinose (14th), IFBB Pro Dave Goodin (15th).
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the Top-3 placing IFBB
Pro League athletes earn qualifications to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia
Weekend in September to challenge reigning Olympia 202 Showdown Champion IFBB
Pro Kevin English in Las Vegas. With youth on his side, 25-year-old Seth Feroce went toe-to-toe with Jaroslav Horvath who presented good shape and a great midsection as well at the SuperShow in Dallas. In his first time on a national amateur bodybuilding stage, Feroce earned his IFBB Pro card by winning the Light-Heavyweight Class at the 2009 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships (where fellow rookie IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan took the Overall title). IFBB Pro Tricky Jackson won the Dallas Pro contest last year.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
I'm impressed that at the SuperShow both the Open Division (won by IFBB Pro Essa Obaid, after turning pro at the 2010 Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival, host of the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships) and the 202 Division were won by athletes in their professional bodybuilding debuts -- a rare accomplishment. With his string of out-of-the-gate wins, could Seth Feroce be so lucky as to waltz in and win the Olympia 202 Showdown on his first attempt? Top 202 contenders IFBB Pro Kevin English, IFBB Pro David Henry, IFBB Pro Eduardo Correa and IFBB Pro Jose Raymond might have something to say about that. But as far as first impressions and "making an entrance" go, this kid named ferocious Feroce with the formidable physique seems to have an answer for his predecessors.
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