Despite being a very popular way to participate in the world of fitness, not everyone is constantly up to date on the bodybuilding competitions that take place all around the world. The New York Pro Bodybuilding Competition, which was recently conducted in Teaneck, New Jersey, is a competition in which people of various shapes and sizes compete. The tournament’s goal is to develop better athletes with an emphasis on health rather than just physical attractiveness, which means it’s a friendly competition where you don’t need any specific body type to be successful as long as you’re a bodybuilder.
Blessing Awodibu is the 2023 New York Pro Bodybuilding Show champion!
The 2022 New York Pro was place in Teaneck, New Jersey on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The nine divisions competed on stage for a spot in the forthcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia tournament included Men’s Open Bodybuilding, 212 Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Women’s Physique, and Wellness.
This year’s bodybuilding season is in full swing.
The official 2022 New York Pro results have been revealed. In total, nine bodybuilders won their classes and will now compete at the year’s biggest show. Mr. Olympia 2022 is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. from December 15th to December 18th.
2022 New York Pro Winners:
- Men’s Open Bodybuilding: Blessing Awodibu
- 212 Bodybuilding: Noel Adame
- Classic Physique: Neil Currey
- Men’s Physique: Kyron Holden
- Women’s Bodybuilding: Donna Salib
- Women’s Physique: Natalia Abraham Coelho
- Bikini: Lauralie Chapados
- Figure: Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra
- Wellness: Sunny Andrews
2022 New York Pro Results
Men’s Open Bodybuilding
Last weekend, bodybuilders competed in the 2022 Indy Pro. Going into the competition, many believed Justin Rodriguez, who placed fourth in the Arnold Classic, to be the overwhelming favorite. Blessing Awodibu, who returned to the event after finishing third in his Pro debut the year before, outconditioned him. This weekend, both bodybuilders competed in the New York Pro, and fans considered it as their round two.
Due to visa issues, Petar Klancir was unable to compete in the Indy Pro last weekend, and he also missed the NY Pro. Maxx Charles, another familiar face from the Indy Pro, returns to put his skills to the test on stage. Because of his great conditioning, he finished third at the Indy Pro last week.
- Winner — Blessing Awodibu
- Second Place — Andrea Presti
- Third Place — Maxx Charles
- Fourth Place — Theo Leguerrier
- Fifth Place — Justin Rodriguez
- Sixth Place — Emir Omeragic
- Seventh Place — Dorian Haywood
- Eighth Place — Slavoj Bednar
- Ninth Place — Douglas Fruchey
- Tenth Place — Mariusz Tomczuk
Noel Adame was hoping for redemption following a great 2021 bodybuilding season. He won the 2021 Puerto Vallarta Pro, solidifying his place among the top 212 competitors. Adame proved he wasn’t out of his depth by finishing 14th in last year’s Mr. Olympia competition.
He appeared to be on his way to winning the Indy Pro last week, but the judges had other plans and awarded Bryan Balzano instead. At the end of the show, Noel Adame won the 212 title.
- Winner — Noel Adame
- Second Place — Sung Yeop Jang
- Third Place — Abdullah Alsaif
- Fourth Place — Derik Oslan
- Fifth Place — Enmanuel Rodriguez
- Sixth Place — Steve Benthin
- Seventh Place — Peter Castella
- Eighth Place — Teddy Gray
- Ninth Place — Michael Giliotti
- Tenth Place — David Robinson
Despite being past his prime, Paul Baker’s body was one to watch following his success at the 2022 IFBB Emerald Pro in April. Baker took first place in the Masters Over 40 category. Paul will be put to the test when he competes on stage against fellow Classic Physique great Dancovea Anderson. Anderson only competed in one IFBB Pro event last year, but he came in second place at the Texas State Pro.
Without Neil Currey, a Classic Physique competition would be incomplete. His 2021 season was full of highs, and after coming third at last year’s Puerto Rico Pro, the hype about his name rose. Currey placed second at the 2021 Tampa Pro last August, one of his best performances to date.
Tommy Clark also took the stage to show off his incredible body. Clark had a busy season last year, participating in seven IFBB Pro shows. After coming second at the 2021 Milwaukee Pro, he had momentum on his side. Clark placed second at the 2021 Pro Miami Muscle Beach before winning gold the following year at the Lenda Murray Savannah Pro. After a heated competition, Neil Currey was awarded the gold medal.
- Winner — Neil Currey
- Second Place — Alexander Westermeier
- Third Place — Camilo Diaz
- Fourth Place — Ruben Stouth
- Fifth Place — Dancovea Anderson
- Sixth Place — Tommy Clark
- Seventh Place — Kenneth Silcott
- Eighth Place — Jeong Hyun Kim
- Ninth Place — Junyoung Yoon
- Tenth Place — Maurice Burgess
After taking some time away from the sport to work on his body, Men’s Physique regular Sadik Hadzovic entered the New York Pro with zeal. Sadik returns to make another statement after winning the Pittsburgh Pro earlier this month. After coming second in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kyron Holden of Las Vegas challenged Alexander Toplyn and Hadzovic on stage again. Kyron Holden was eventually victorious and invited to Olympia.
- Winner — Kyron Holden
- Second Place — Alexander Toplyn
- Third Place — Sadik Hadzovic
- Fourth Place — Jeremiah Maxey
- Fifth Place — Rames Rams
- Sixth Place — Chidube Anene
- Seventh Place — Kenny Privet
- Eighth Place — Mark Robinson
- Ninth Place — Burak King
- Tenth Place — Bryan Blackman
Stephanie Flesher made a comeback after coming second in the 2022 Indy Pro after a duel with Theresa Ivancik. Flesher had an outstanding 2021 season, beginning with a seventh-place result at the Omaha Pro. Stephanie finished third at the 2021 Chicago Pro, possibly her greatest finish last year. By the end of the program, Donna Salib had left little doubt in the judges’ minds, taking first place.
- Winner — Donna Salib
- Second Place — Stephanie Flesher
- Third Place — Michelle Jin
- Fourth Place — Keisha Oliver
- Fifth Place — Saqweta Barrino
- Sixth Place — Pauline Nelson
- Seventh Place — Wendy Sanchez
- Eighth Place — Michelle Brent
Natalia Abraham Coelho, who won the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro last month, is returning for another gold medal. She is one of the most dominant Women’s Physique bodybuilders, having won two major contests last year before placing second at the 2021 Olympia.
In addition, Ji Hye Lee, a prominent Korean bodybuilder, made her much-anticipated New York debut over the weekend. She came into the event riding high after taking second at the 2021 Monsterzym Pro. After impressing the judges, Natalia Abraham Coelho won the Women’s Physique championship.
- Winner — Natalia Abraham Coelho
- Second Place — Ji Hye Lee
- Third Place — Alex Hall
- Fourth Place — Amanda Peles
- Fifth Place — Orlandina Balan
- Sixth Place — Renee Reefschlaeger
- Seventh Place — Idaliz Alvarez
- Eighth Place — Kristyn Lia
- Ninth Place — Indrell Thomas
- Tenth Place — Angela Noury
Lauralie Chapados, the bikini juggernaut, has recently done a fantastic job of maintaining her dominance. Her Bikini division season in 2022 has been flawless. She has already been invited to Mr. Olympia later this year after taking first place in Bikini at the 2022 Arnold Classic. Chapados hasn’t slowed down yet, having recently won the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro.
Janet Layug of Florida had intended to force Lauralie onto the stage, as she had done at the Pittsburgh Pro. Janet put in a strong performance a few weeks ago, coming third behind winner Chapados and runner-up Ashley Kaltwasser. Despite a close competition, Lauralie Chapados won the Bikini title.
- Winner — Lauralie Chapados
- Second Place — Elisa Pecini
- Third Place — Janet Layug
- Fourth Place — India Paulino
- Fifth Place — Erin Stern
- Sixth Place — Liana Giannamore
- Seventh Place — Allison Testu
- Eighth Place — Sara Choi
- Ninth Place — Francesca Stoico
- Tenth Place — Lexus Redmond
Despite competing in only one IFBB Pro event in 2020, Jossie Nathal Alarcón took advantage of her opportunity by winning the 2020 NPC North American Championships. Given that she retired from IFBB Pro competitions in 2021, her figure is shrouded in mystery.
Mandy Harbin joins Jossie onstage in her quest to become a great Figure bodybuilder. Last year, she competed in one IFBB Pro event, the 2021 Chicago Pro, and finished 16th. Finally, Jossie Nathali took first place by providing an unrejectable package.
- Winner — Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra
- Second Place — Tereza Linhartova
- Third Place — Ericka M. Morgan
- Fourth Place — Courtney Jacobs
- Fifth Place — Yelena Larina
- Sixth Place — Ashley Soden
- Seventh Place — Mandy Harbin
- Eighth Place — Larissa Penaloza
- Ninth Place — Christina Rosa
- Tenth Place — Sh’Nere Mattise Deas
After winning the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro, Dr. Sunny Andrews was the obvious favorite this weekend. After finishing third at the Arnold Classic in Ohio a few months ago, Andrews made it clear that she intended to continue enhancing her physique.
Sunny gets thwarted by Kassandra Gillis, the runner-up in the Pittsburgh Pro. Given that Kassandra and Andrews were separated by only five points in their most recent event in Pittsburgh, both ladies will be eager to demonstrate who the best Wellness competitor is. Sunny Andrews took first place by making an amazing offer.
- Winner — Sunny Andrews
- Second Place — Kassandra Gillis
- Third Place — Jasmine Payne
- Fourth Place — Judian Winston
- Fifth Place — Rafaelle Zen
- Sixth Place — Madison Luna