This Europa event drew a contingent of 24 contestants, several of whom were also bidding to gain additional points in the Olympia Qualification Points Series. Prize money available to the Women's Physique Division totaled $4,000, with $2,000 going to the winner.
The Texas Pro WPD held in conjunction with the Rising Phoenix contest drew a huge list of entries for the 18th WPD event of the year.
Women's Bodybuilding and the Women's Physique Division always make for an exciting bodysport duo at any IFBB pro event and when they are staged together at the PBW Tampa Pro Championships has another winning event on their hands.
In an unbroken chain, the NPC USA Championships has rolled along since the very early 80's and led by legendary competitors such as Rachel McLish and Iris Kyle, this event has been highly anticipated by aspiring contestants with high hopes of joining the ranks for the IFBB pros.
KIRA NEUMAN AND HELLE TREVINO TAKE WPD AND WBB TITLES AT CHICAGO PRO
Yasha...What's In A Name? It isn't unusual for stars of a given sport to be instantly recognizable simply by one name. Cory, Lenda, Iris, Juliana. Even initials can do the trick... everyone is familiar with DLB. So when Yasha entered this event, it was by just one name. And that was all she needed to seal the deal.
A very competitive field of 19 contestants jammed the stage with a variety of those who were making their pro debut to one competitor who had previous Physique Olympia experience.
In the first of four qualifiers for the inaugural Rising Phoenix World Championship, the Omaha Pro and Toronto Super Show served as the initial contests of 2015 for aspiring pro women bodybuilders who wish to stake their claims to be invited to an event that will likely replace the Ms. Olympia.