In about 72 hours, seven male and four female bodybuilders will have earned the right to carry a brand spanking new IFBB pro card in their wallet. This year's litter will be borne out of an arena of top national-level competitors, with physiques that continue a trend of bigger and better bodies. The weight classes will be deeper and more hotly contested than the previous year.
The 2009 Megalympia Championships seemed to be a big hit with Rx Muscle Forum Members. They read about, debated and voted on 174 of the best bodybuilders from the past seventy years. The discussion was sometimes heated, with those that posted sharing personal stories, expert critiques and strong opinions on the merits and weaknesses of the top bodybuilders of all time.
Once the contest concluded, the overwhelming popularity of the Megalympia made two things blatantly obvious: 1) We will DEFINITELY have a 2010 Megalympia, and 2) People DEMANDED a Ms. Megalympia to determine the top female bodybuilder of all time!
Trey Brewer is focused. He's not scared and he's knows he's good. Don't get it twisted, Trey ain't bragging or boasting and he's not talking shit about anyone or anything. In fact Trey isn't saying much at all. He's busting his ass, day in and day out, and in less than five weeks time, he's excited to let his physique do the talking.
The 09 Olympia is done and it'll go down in history as one of "those" Olympias. We really haven't had too many years that were remarkably outstanding. One that comes to mind is 1998, but to say it was comparable to this year is like comparing the first jet airplane to the space shuttle. Maybe because there was so much anticipation leading up to this show; maybe because there was such a deep field; there were so many unknowns; so many suppositions and predictions; and the writing off of a certain competitor....
Tonight I lost $100 on the black jack table in under 3minutes and found out that my first venture in pre-contest predications was an epic failure. Despite all my placings being off, I was dead accurate about one thing: The 2009 Figure Olympia marked an ushering in of new faces and definitive statements of figure's new look (check out the complete CONTEST PHOTO GALLERY). 2008 Fitness O Champ Jen Gates was not back to defend her crown (she's on maternity leave). Likewise, two others competitors from the '08 Top-5 were gone as well. This made 2009 the most wide open Figure "O" since the inaugural competition in 2003. Head Judge Sandy Williamson has been leading the charge for the softer, less muscular, look and tonight's champion, Nicole Wilkins-Lee is the new archetype of the modern day Figure Champ. Let's take a look at the Top 6 and see who got what tonight in Vegas.