U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. David Hamptonfurr, administrative specialist, Marine Corps Base Quantico, poses for a photo on MCB Quantico, Oct. 4, 2022. Hamptonfurr competed in the 2022 Organization of Competitive Bodybuilding in Bowie, Maryland, making his professional debut. Nicolas Koeu won this division handily and has clocked his second big win cannonball leg press of the season after winning the 2022 Republic Of Texas Pro not too long ago. Koeu will try to improve his ranking at the Olympia from his 16th place finish in 2021. Each competitor must be registered with the NPC and must present a current NPC membership card, current NPC membership payment receipt or purchase an NPC card at this competition.
Earning a qualification to Olympia as a result of this victory, he placed second at the Kentucky Muscle Pro before placing 16th at 2021 Olympia. Ronnie Coleman won the Mr. Olympia competition eight consecutive times, tying the record set by Lee Haney. Coleman, nicknamed “The King”, is widely regarded as the greatest bodybuilder in Olympia history and began the mass monster era. Coleman came in fourth place and announced his retirement from competition, ending one of the biggest rivalries in the competition’s history. Fourteen Women’s Physique athletes from nine states and one competitor from China will pose side by side with Schnaidt while having the same goal she does – winning and moving on to the Olympia.
Then in 1984 Lee Haney won the first of 8 straight Mr. Olympia titles. The 1965 and 1966 Mr. Olympia were won by Larry Scott, a famous bodybuilder of the time. Scott subsequently retired after his 1966 victory, and to date is the only Mr. Olympia champion to have never lost a Mr. Olympia competition. “Tim Gardner shows, Wings of Strength shows, they definitely treat all the athletes very well. That’s why this one and the Tampa Pro are two of my favorite shows.” said the eighth-year competitor.
The top three finishers will also move on to the Olympia at the end of the season. Antoine Valliant won gold at the end of the competition, earning him an entry to the Olympics later this year. Muzi brought his greatest package to the Toronto Pro Supershow a week later and finished third. Muzi has been busy this year, finishing second at the 2022 Mr. Big Evolution show in Portugal. Muzi will almost certainly qualify for Olympia if he continues to rack up points by placing high at numerous shows. While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules, there may be some discrepancies.
Andrea Muzi, a bodybuilder, is anticipated to push Vaillant on stage. In May, he finished fourth at the 2022 California State Pro, which was won by champion Charles Griffen. Then finished fourth at the 2022 Puerto Rico Pro, which was won by Hassan Mostafa. Anticipation for the biggest show of the year continues to build. Fitness Volt would like to congratulate the winners on their major victories at the 2022 Chicago Pro.
The average time that goes into a contest prep is three months – all for three minutes of glory in front of the fans and judges. Whether they win or lose, they then walk offstage and start the process over again, or they try to take advantage of other opportunities that are ahead. With three competitions in one, this two-day show gives away over $77,000 in prize money. Competitors who are competing at the highest level of their sport are also eligible to enter. Going into the event, many fans had their eyes on Peter Castella. Castella competed at the 2021 Indy Pro and turned in an 11th place performance.
Last year she finished 11th at the Olympia so we know she’ll try to crack the top ten this year. A noteworthy show in bodybuilding, the 2022 Chicago Pro just wrapped up over the weekend. This was an Olympia qualifier where athletes in the Men’s Open, 212, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Wellness, and Women’s Physique. Mike was a true inspiration to each and every person that he knew and was a great Ambassador for Natural Bodybuilding. He used health and fitness as his platform to help others escape the lifestyle he used to be caught up in. We all knew how passionate he was about bodybuilding…but helping others was his main objective.