Career Updates, Special Appearances, Extreme Sports, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes and pros from other sports
had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports,
bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's
Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes one of the tallest
bodybuilders in Hollywood, two of the fittest athletes on Earth, and
international news from Germany to Mexico to Canada to Australia.
The "So What?":
Over the weekend, the 2014 CrossFit Invitational in San Jose,
California, was a Showdown of the Fittest International Super Teams.
Team USA (with 4-time "Fittest on Earth" CrossFit Games Champion Rich
Froning, 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa, Emily Bridgers and
Julie Foucher) defeated Team Australia, Team Canada and Team Europe in
an extreme fitness tournament aired on ESPN2 Sports TV Network.
the bodybuilding world, 2008 Mr. Olympia, 2012 Master Olympia Champion,
and 4-time winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold
Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships, IFBB Pro Dexter
Jackson was the featured guest-poser at the IFBB Iowa Pro/NPC Battle of
Champions in Davenport, Iowa, where IFBB Pro Bob Cicherillo emceed the
show. The 2012 Arnold Classic Europe winner, IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden
guest-posed at the NPC Elite Muscle Classic in Greensboro, North
Carolina. IFBB Pro Manuel Lomeli made an appearance at a
sports-nutrition shop in Durango, Mexico. "Incredible Hulk," IFBB Pro
Lou Ferrigno is finalizing preparation for the last Open Division
contest offering IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series points for the
2015 Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend -- the first annual Ferrigno Legacy
Championships in Santa Barbara, California (November 29).
previously reported, the extensive Australia Tour continues for IFBB Pro
Mamdouh Elssbiay (a.k.a. "Big Ramy") and retired IFBB Pro Dennis James
with seminars and meet-and-greets from November 11-15. IFBB Pro Dusty
Hanshaw conducted a training seminar in Vancouver and also guest-posed
at the BCABBA Sandra Wickham Fall Classic Championships in New
Westminster, Canada, promoted by IFBB Fitness Pro Sandra Wickham. IFBB
Pro Cedric McMillan guest-posed in Germany at the IFBB Internationalen
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Speaking of Germany, one of its biggest exports pumped iron with the
"Terminator." Actor and legendary 7-time Mr. Olympia Arnold
Schwarzenegger had a Saturday workout session at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach,
California -- his stomping grounds during the bodybuilding heyday of the
Austrian-born former California Governor. Schwarzenegger posted a photo
showing that longtime friend, fellow actor and retired IFBB Pro Ralf
Moeller (sometimes Moller or Muller) was the Governator's training
partner for the day. "He was always a big inspiration," Moeller has
stated in the past.
German-born Moeller, 55, is a behemoth and
one of the tallest pro bodybuilders -- at 6'6" and about 275-285 lbs.
during his competitive career. Moeller earned his IFBB Pro card by
winning the Mr. Universe title at the 1986 World Amateur Championships.
He competed at the 1988 Mr. Olympia Championships with winner IFBB Pro
Lee Haney, as well as IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, IFBB Pro Berry DeMey, IFBB
Pro Lee Labrada and IFBB Pro Gary Strydom (champion of WWE CEO Vince
McMahon's WBF World Bodybuilding Federation). Moeller's acting career
has included roles in movies with Schwarzenegger, martial artists
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michael Jai White, action star Dolph Lundgren,
fellow German IFBB Pro Gunter Schlierkamp and WWE Superstar Pro
Wrestler "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson. Moeller also starred in the TV
series "Conan The Adventurer" (based on the character Schwarzenegger
made famous in the film "Conan The Barbarian").
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