2011 IFBB California State Pro Figure Championships

IFBB Pro Figure Competitor List includes:

Michelle Battista-McDonald, USA
Krissy Chin, USA
Meriza DeGuzman-Ciccone, USA
Monica Escalante, USA
Valerie Gangi, USA
Rachel Gichert, USA
Aleisha Hart, Canada
Jacqueline Hoppe, USA
Sara Hurrle, USA
Anna Johnson, Sweden
Christina Mehling, Canada
Emily Nicholson, USA
Shalmiero Paper, United Kingdom
Kiana Phi, USA
Ann Pratt, USA
Natalia Revajova, Slovakia
Felicia Romero, USA
Susan Salazar, USA
Kimberly Sheppard, USA
Monica Specking, USA
Jill St. Laurent, Canada
Sabrina Taylor, USA
Natalie Waples, Canada

General Information:

Event Location: Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, California 90230

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Team BSN Welcomes IFBB Breakout Star Roelly Winklaar!

BSN® is pleased to announce the latest addition to its elite roster of athletes, IFBB pro and 2010 New York Pro Champion Roelly Winklaar! 2010 saw Roelly emerge from relative anonymity to take the IFBB by storm in his rookie season, making a splash with a strong debut at the Arnold Classic before taking the top honors in New York and finishing the year with his first trip to the Olympia stage. Along the way, Roelly’s mix of size, conditioning and an undeniably freaky aesthetic made a lot of people around the sport take notice, and BSN® was no exception. With his immense promise and relentless dedication to improve and take his physique to even greater heights, Roelly will make an excellent ambassador for the world leader in nutritional supplementation for years to come.

A native of Curacao who now resides in the Netherlands, Egberton Rulove “Roelly” Etienne-Winklaar first came to national prominence in the US with his overall win at the 2009 NPC Arnold Amateur Championships, displaying a rare combination of massive size and shredded conditioning that heralded big things to come. The dominant win set him up for his big 2010, highlighted by his top-three finish at the Australia Pro Grand Prix and stunning victory at the prestigious New York Pro. With a passion for competition and some valuable Mr. Olympia experience now under his belt, the future looks very bright for Roelly in 2011.

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2010 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions competitor lists

The IFBB Tampa Pro show brought quite a few surprises in terms of competitors and placings, but on the heels of Tampa, comes another 5 IFBB Pro Contests. Here is the tentative pro lineup (not final lists) for the 2010 Europa Battle of Champions, set for July 23-24, in Hartford, Connecticut.

2010 Europa Battle of Champions Mens Open

1 – Serdar Aktolga (Turkey)
2 – Troy Alves (USA)
3 – Damaso Chacon (Venezuela)
4 – Darrem Charles (Trinidad)
5 – Oscar Dexter (Tahiti)
6 – Oleg Emelyanov (USA)
7 – Erik Fankhouser (USA)
8 – George Farah (USA)
9 – Leo Ingram Jr. (USA)
10 – Johnnie Jackson (USA)
11 – Emro Karaduzovic (Montenegro)
12 – Michael Kefalianos (Australia)
13 – Michael Liberatore (USA)
14 – Jeff Long (USA)
15 – Alexandre Nataf (France)
16 – Ed Nunn (USA)
17 – Ben White (USA)

2010 Europa Battle of Champions Mens 202lb and under

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Dennis Wolf Has More To Lose Than To Gain at the Olympia

For a guy who was on many people’s short list to unseat Jay Cutler at the 2008 Mr. Olympia, Dennis Wolf sure has come down more than a few notches. That year, he finished fourth in a decision that many felt he didn’t even deserve. He announced that same evening that he was going to compete in the next Arnold Classic but an injury prevented him from doing that.

With a full year between contests, Wolf showed up at the ’09 Olympia extremely off and did not even place. That was a total shock to not only his minions but Wolf himself. But did the big German shoot up the list too fast, only to come back to reality?

Looking over his professional career, Wolf seemed to have peaked between 2007 and 2008. He finished fifth and fourth, respectively, in those two years at the O. At the 2006 Olympia, he did not place and has won only one show overall (2007 IFBB Keystone Pro Classic). Wolf has taken third at his two New York Pro appearances (2007, 2010) and seventh at the ’06 Europa Super Show.

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