The 2021 version of the Tampa Professional — a qualifying party for the Olympia — took location on August 6-7 in Tampa, FL. Canada’s Iain Valerie was the very last male standing as the Men’s Open winner. He is also now formally experienced for the 2021 Mr. Olympia, which will consider position Oct. 7-10 in Orlando, FL.
In spite of Roelly Winklaar committing to this show on social media, he did not surface in the lineup, acquiring transformed his mind just before the weekend begun. No explanation for his absence was disclosed. There is also no term on if or when he will contend this year as of this producing. Even however Winklaar was not there, the demonstrate went on, and contestants introduced their very best physiques to the phase. Here’s who made the Leading 10 in this contest.
2021 Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Display Results
- Iain Valliere
- Phil Clahar
- Charles Griffin
- Maxx Charles
- Mohamed Shaaban
- Seung Chul Lee
- Joel Thomas
- Dorian Haywood
- Mohamed El Eman
- Jephte Cherenfeant
Winner — Iain Valliere
Valliere completed next in this contest to Hunter Labrada in 2020, but he received the major spot this yr with brother-in-law Chris Bumstead seeing on. He weighed in at 260 kilos on the early morning of pre-judging, which he received with excellent scores from the judges.
His shoulders seemed broader than they have in the past, and his midsection appeared smaller sized as a end result. He will search to increase on this glance at his upcoming contest — the 2021 Arnold Traditional on Sept. 25 in Columbus, OH.
2nd Place — Phil Clahar
Clahar was the massive shock of the exhibit. His existence in the 1st callout was predicted by some folks in attendance, but him and Valliere remaining the ultimate two was the shocker of the weekend. This was by significantly the finest he at any time seemed. However for him, Valliere’s density and dimension were being also a lot to triumph over.
3rd Spot — Charles Griffin
This was Griffin’s initial visual appeal on stage this time. He represented himself effectively, but two items price tag him a higher placing — top and sizing.
Valliere and Clahar were just way too significant and experienced good conditioning. His legs were extremely outlined, and his arms stood out as properly. If a man the size of Valliere was not standing future to him, he could’ve probably placed larger.
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The Clock Is Ticking to Qualify
Athletes who haven’t secured their place at the Olympia are managing out of time. There are only a few Open up displays still left in advance of Olympia qualifying is minimize off. Right here are the remaining contests on this season’s schedule.
- Texas Pro — August 13-14, Irving, TX
- Europa Pro — August 15, Alicante, Spain
- Arnold Typical — Sept. 25, Columbus, OH
Athletes that have not received contests just after the Arnold Basic will have to be in the major three on the Olympia points standings to make an invite to bodybuilding’s greatest phase.
Hunter Henderson Finishes Next in Pro Debut
Powerlifter and now professional bodybuilder Hunter Henderson made her IFBB Pro League debut in the women’s bodybuilding division at this contest. She undoubtedly made her existence identified thanks to being in the initial and past callouts of prejudging. Nevertheless, she arrived up just quick of winning.
The 2021 United states of america Winner positioned second to Mona Poursaleh. This was Henderson’s 3rd contest ever, and she’s now committed to competing again in 2022.
Other Division Winners
Qualified contests had been held in 10 divisions at this display. The other division winners are underneath, and they will all compete for their respective globe titles at the Olympia this slide.
- 212 — Kerrith Bajjo
- Classic Physique — Urs Kalecinski
- Men’s Physique — Andre Ferguson
- Women’s Physique — Lenka Ferencukova
- Health — Aurika Tyrgale
- Figure — Larhannah Robinson
- Bikini — Elisa Pecini
- Wellness — Renee Jewett
Aspect Picture: Photo by Will Wittmann