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The Wennerstrom Report

Mendez Muscles Her Way to Europa Show of Champions Title

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian

Once again this year, promoters Ed and Betty Pariso along with Scott Templeton staged the Europa Show of Champions at the spacious Orlando Convention Center on April 12th as 14 contestants gathered to vie for the $3,500 in total prize money, an automatic qualification for the Women’s Physique Olympia later in the year, and earn valuable points towards a spot on the Olympia stage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Pose by Any Other Name… Body Magic on Stage!

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian

 

A quick perusal of dictionaries and the internet in a search for the definition of 'routine' brings forth what can be best described as predictable.  One-word descriptions such as 'habitual', 'mechanical', 'mundane' and even 'monotonous' are offered. 

 

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Here's To You Ms. Robinson...The 2014 IFBB St. Louis Pro WPD Report

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian

Promoters Jack and Ann Titone kicked off the 2014 contest season staging the St. Louis Pro Championships at the Busch Student Center on the campus of St. Louis University on March 8th.  As the first event of the year to host a women's pro Physique division competition, curiosity as well as anticipation was high in how the progress of this division would unfold in its third year of existence at the pro level.

 

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The 2013 NPC Nationals: Stuff You Did Not Know!

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In the past few years the annual NPC Nationals has become a rampaging juggernaut when it comes to the number of entries in this most prestigious of amateur events in the United States.  Most recently anywhere from 800 to 1,000 contestants have made the trip to this event in the hopes of becoming one of the sport’s next big stars.

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Victoria Dominguez: This winner takes all at the NPC Nationals!

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By: Steve Wennerstom, IFBB Women's Historian



On the weekend of November 22-23 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, promoters Steve Karel and Pam Betz along with their highly capable and experienced staff once again worked their collective magic to stage another mega NPC National Championships extravaganza.

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The IFBB Pro WPD – Building a Tradition in Year Two

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian



The 2013 competitive season for the IFBB Pro Physique division is now in the books and much can be said as to how this fledgling class of competitors has progressed. 

Since the Desert Muscle Classic event in early 2012 to the most recent Titan Grand Prix in October, twenty-five contests have offered a Pro Physique competition, and the growth and interest has been notable both internationally as well as here at home – and it only looks to be the tip of the iceberg where potential expansion is concern.

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SABRINA TAYLOR DEFENDS TITAN TITLE IN LA

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian

 

Promoter Jon Lindsay welcomed 19 contestants to the second edition of the Titan Grand Prix staged again this year at the Veteran's Auditorium in the LA suburb of Culver City on October 19th. 

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Dana Linn Bailey Wins First Physique Olympia: A FLASH REPORT

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By Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian

Las Vegas, Nevada, September 28, 2013:  The Las Vegas Convention Center once again played host to many of the activities taking place on this enormous weekend, and one of the most anticipated was the maiden voyage of the newly created Women's Physique division.

 

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