The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S WWE+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: MR. AMERICA IFBB PRO BOYER COE, MR. OLYMPIA PHIL HEATH, MR. OLYMPIA JAY CUTLER, IFBB PRO WILLIAM BONAC, WRESTLER DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CLASSIC CHAMPIONS IFBB PRO DENNIS WOLF + IFBB PRO JOSE RAYMONDThe Item:
Career Updates, Special Appearances, IFBB Pro Legends Update, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WWE Pro Athletes RoundupThe Scoop:
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes and athletes 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 an old-school star of a "Golden Era," several current stars of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, as well as a superstar of World Wrestling Entertainment.The "So What?":
Over the weekend, reigning 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath was the headlining guest poser at the NPC Midwest Bodybuilding Championships in Saint Charles, Missouri, where WWE Wrestling Superstar Diamond Dallas Page also made a guest appearance. This National Physique Committee contest was held in conjunction with the IFBB St. Louis Pro Championships, which was won by IFBB Pro Charles Dixon and emceed by retired IFBB Pro Bob Cicherillo.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler hosted and held a meet-and-greet at the 5th Annual NPC Jay Cutler Desert Classic Bodybuilding Championships, where guest performer 8-time Ms. Fitness Olympia Adela Garcia did a stage routine. IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf (winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's 2014 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic), IFBB Pro Jose Raymond (2015 Arnold Classic 212-Division winner), and IFBB Pro William Bonac guest-posed at the Loaded Cup Championships in Ringsted, Denmark. They also participated in meet-and-greets at the expo and a panel discussion with IFBB Pro Larissa Reis during the weekend of events at the Ringsted Kongrescenter.Andrew Oye's Verdict:
The FIBO Power Pro Bodybuilding Championships, which had been slated for this coming weekend, was cancelled from the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series leading to the 2015 Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend. This gave me time to log an update on one of yesteryear's stars -- a man sometimes described as "the thinking man's bodybuilder," who became renowned for his unique biceps striations and for winning an unprecedented seven contests in a single year (1981).
In an in-depth interview, 68-year-old, retired IFBB Pro Boyer Coe (a.k.a. "The Ragin' Cajun") shared his perspective on competing during one of bodybuilding's "Golden Eras." Clocking in at 5'9" and 215 lbs., Coe was crowned the 1969 AAU Mr. America, a 3-time NABBA Mr. Universe, and a 5-time WBBG Mr. World. About his first NABBA Universe win in 1969, he said, "Of all the contests I've done, that's the one I appreciated the most." Coe competed at the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, finishing as high as 2nd place in the Lightweight Class in 1978 and in 1979, both won by 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Frank Zane (who went on to win the Overall title over Heavyweight Class winners IFBB Pro Robby Robinson in '78 and IFBB Pro Mike Mentzer in '79). Coe retired after placing 10th at the 1995 Masters Olympia (won by IFBB Pro Sonny Schmidt).
The Louisiana native says he was inspired to start bodybuilding after seeing bodybuilder and actor Steve Reeves in the "Hercules" film. After winning several local contests as a teen, Coe recalls attending his first national contest -- the 1966 AAU Junior Mr. America in San Jose, California, where he encountered (future IFBB Pro) Sergio Oliva. "I've never been impressed with a bodybuilder like I was the first time I saw Sergio Oliva. It was unbelievable." He recalled going to a hotel for a drink to calm his nerves before the pre-judging round. "Sergio happened to be in there…He was so impressive…I couldn't even think about eating, I was so nervous. My eyes were just glued to him." Afterward, waiting backstage for the contest to start, the two became friends. Coe placed 5th at that contest. Oliva won with his V-tapered, 27-inch waist and sweeping quads and eventually went on to become a 3-time Mr. Olympia champion.
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