IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro V. Ettienne vaulted to the top of the pack to win the 202 Division at the 2011 IFBB North Carolina Pro Bodybuilding Championships, hosted by Masters Olympia contender and retired IFBB Pro Quincy Roberts. IFBB Pro Sergio Pestana Ramos finished in 2nd place. Landing in 3rd place was IFBB Marvin Ward. IFBB Pro Mike Valentino came in 4th place, with IFBB Pro Willie Vegas in 5th place. The remaining field: IFBB Pro Patrick Richardson (6th), IFBB Pro Daron Lytle (7th), IFBB Pro Charles Dixon (8th) and IFBB Pro Abiu Feliz
The "So What?":
As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the Top 3 IFBB Pro
athletes at the North Carolina Pro Championships earn Olympia qualifications to challenge Olympia 202 Showdown Champion IFBB
Pro Kevin English at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas next month. The North Carolina Pro Bodybuilding Championships in Greensboro was the final Olympia-qualifying professional bodybuilding contest to host the 202 Division in the USA. Per the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness announcement in May, after the 2011 Olympia 202 Showdown champion is crowned on September 16, the 202 Division will increase its weight limit and officially become the 212 Division.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Two weeks ago, in his pro debut at the Jacksonville Pro Bodybuilding Championships (held with the NPC Dexter Jackson Classic promoted by 3-time winner of the
Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
Bodybuilding Championships and 2008 Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson), Ettienne won his pro debut. Perhaps he will finish a strong rookie-pro year with a Top 6 placing at the Olympia 202 Showdown in Las Vegas? Charles Dixon -- who has competed at the Olympia Showdown in 2008 and 2009 -- didn't make the grade for a ticket to Vegas this year to try get his uber-dense physique above his previous 10th and 11th place finishes at the big show.
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