KYLE WINS RECORD 7TH MS. I
by Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian
With severe weather threatening the state of Ohio along with what was being called a budget-cutting financial 'sequester' looming over the rest of the nation as March approached, none of that dampened the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Arnold Classic Sports Festival, held, as it has always been, in the Buckeye State's capitol city of Columbus.
Women's Bodybuilding: Decades of Changes – Part II
As the fledgling 80's gave way to the 90's, women's bodybuilding continued to grow, and with the 90's, numbers continued to soar – in more ways than one. A fitness class within the NPC was born and by 1995 the fitness division was also introduced at the Ms. Olympia. A new breed of competitor came with this class as lean, strong, athletes – many of whom were former gymnasts - stormed the stages at amateur events.....anxious to reach the pro level.
Women’s Bodybuilding: Decades Of Change - Part 1
As it pertains to women's bodybuilding, the past three decades have flown by at breakneck speed and with those decades - and almost as quickly - has come the winds of change. For the sake of this article we'll use 1982, '92, '02, and 2012 as benchmarks of each ten years to the present, and because the most prestigious amateur contest in each of those years was the AFWB American Women's Championships which would become the NPC Nationals in 1984, the primary focus of this story will be built around the combination of those two events.
2012 NPC Nationals Bodybuilding Report: Blaino Handcuffs National Field – Wins Overall!
By: Steve Wennerstrom, IFBB Women's Historian
Atlanta, Georgia, November 10th: What do Brenda Raganot, Beth Roberts, Mimi Jabalee, Sheila Bleck and Amber Defrancesco all have in common? If you answered that they were all former NPC National overall champions, that's a good start. But if you knew they all won their respective overall crowns in Atlanta, Georgia, you're a graduate level fan of women's bodybuilding.
2012 IFBB Women's World Amateur Championships: England's Rene Campbell Wins IFBB World Amateur Overall
Bialystok, Poland, October 6-7: Now in its 30th year, the IFBB Women's World Amateur Championships has now grown to become the largest international amateur event staged annually outside the United States. And this year the contest included competition in bodybuilding, fitness, bodyfitness, bikini and men's fitness.