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The Item: IFBB Pro League Contest Results, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, several competitors at the previous weekend's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Europe Bodybuilding Championships went directly from Madrid, Spain, to the Czech Republic for the 2014 IFBB Prague Pro Bodybuilding Championships. New Arnold Classic Europe Champ IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf collected another Open-Division 1st place victory in Prague. 2008 Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson took 2nd place and IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden took 3rd place, swapping positions from their rankings at the Arnold Sports Festival contest. IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar, who was 5th in Spain, was 4th in Prague. IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo placed 5th in the competition.

The remaining field: IFBB Pro Juan Morel (6th), IFBB Pro Victor Martinez (7th), dropping from 5th place at last year's Prague contest was IFBB Pro William Bonac (8th), 2009 World's Strongest Bodybuilder Powerlifting Challenge winner IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson (9th), IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel (10th), IFBB Pro Daniel Toth (11th), taking a steep decline from 4th place last year was IFBB Pro Fred Smalls (12th), falling from 9th in 2013 was IFBB Pro Dalibor Hajek (13th), IFBB Pro Aliaksei Shabunia (14th), IFBB Pro Tomas Kaspar (15th), IFBB Pro Jeno Kiss (16th), IFBB Pro Mike Sheridan (16th).

The "So What?": As reported in "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report," the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System: (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 6 Points, 3rd - 5 Points, 4th - 4 Points, 5th - 3 Points) applies to IFBB Pro League athletes' eligibility to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend to face reigning Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. The Prague Pro Championships is a Tier 2 contest, i.e., one of few to award more points per placing than Tier 3 and Tier 4 contests. IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf won the 2012 Prague Championships, when IFBB professional bodybuilding returned to the Czech Republic after 14 years without pro competitions.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: After his 4th place finish at the 50th Anniversary Olympia, Dennis Wolf is gradually making himself the "one to watch," on the IFBB Pro league contest circuit, dominating post-Olympia competitions. From several angles, one of the most complete physiques in the IFBB Pro League appears to be that of Shawn Rhoden, Wolf's current "nemesis" (merely in the sense that Rhoden is the only athlete giving Wolf any major competition on the circuit, with some pushback from Dexter Jackson as well); yet, Wolf's presence cannot be denied...and it led to the German giant becoming the first bodybuilder to win two Arnold Classic titles (USA and Europe) in the same year.

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