Despite being a really popular way to compete in the world of fitness, not everyone are always caught up in the news regarding the bodybuilding competitions that are happening all over the world. The New York Pro Bodybuilding Competition, which was recently held in Teaneck, New Jersey, is a competition where people of all shapes and sizes come together to showcase their abilities. The competition’s purpose is to build better athletes with an emphasis on health and not just physical appearance, meaning it’s a friendly competition where you don’t need any particular body type in order to be successful, so long as you are a bodybuilder.
Blessing Awodibu is the champ of the 2022 New York Pro Bodybuilding Show!
On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the 2022 New York Pro was held in Teaneck, New Jersey. Men’s Open Bodybuilding, 212 Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Women’s Physique, and Wellness were among the nine classes competing on stage for a spot in the upcoming 2022 Mr. Olympia tournament.
Bodybuilding season is in full swing this year.
The official results for the 2022 New York Pro have been released. In total, nine bodybuilders won their classifications and will now have the opportunity to compete at the year’s greatest show. Mr. Olympia 2022 is planned to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. from the 15th to the 18th of December
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
Bodybuilders competed in the 2022 Indy Pro last weekend. Many considered Justin Rodriguez, who finished fourth in the Arnold Classic, to be the overwhelming favorite going into the competition. However, he was outconditioned by Blessing Awodibu, who returned to the event after finishing third in his Pro debut the year before. Both bodybuilders competed in the New York Pro this weekend, and fans regarded it as their round two.
Petar Klancir was unable to compete in the Indy Pro last weekend owing to visa concerns, and he also missed the NY Pro. Maxx Charles, another familiar figure from the Indy Pro, returned to test the limits on stage. He finished third at the Indy Pro last week thanks to his excellent conditioning.
- 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 back in action after a successful 2021 bodybuilding season, looking for redemption. He won the 2021 Puerto Vallarta Pro, establishing himself as a top 212 competitor. Adame demonstrated he wasn’t out of his depth by competing in last year’s Mr. Olympia contest, where he finished 14th.
Last week, he appeared to be on his way to winning the Indy Pro, but the judges had other ideas and rewarded Bryan Balzano instead. Noel Adame won the 212 championship at the end of the show.
- 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 a little past his prime, Paul Baker was a physique to keep an eye on after his performance at the 2022 IFBB Emerald Pro in April. Baker finished first in the Masters Over 40 class. When Paul faces fellow Classic Physique standout Dancovea Anderson on stage, he will be tested. Anderson only competed in one IFBB Pro show last year, but he finished second at the Texas State Pro.
Of course, a Classic Physique competition would be incomplete without Neil Currey. His 2021 season was packed with highs, and the buzz surrounding his name grew after finishing third at last year’s Puerto Rico Pro. Currey finished second at the 2021 Tampa Pro last August, in what turned out to be one of his best performances.
Tommy Clark also took the stage to display his remarkable body. Clark had a very active season last year, competing in seven IFBB Pro shows. Momentum was on his side after finishing second at the 2021 Milwaukee Pro. Clark finished second at the 2021 Pro Miami Muscle Beach before winning gold at the Lenda Murray Savannah Pro the following year. Neil Currey took home the gold medal after a fierce competition.
- 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 time away from the sport to develop his physique, Men’s Physique staple Sadik Hadzovic approached the New York Pro with a lot of enthusiasm. Sadik returns seeking to make another statement after taking first place at the Pittsburgh Pro earlier this month. Kyron Holden of Las Vegas battled Alexander Toplyn and Hadzovic on stage again after finishing second just a few weeks previously in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kyron Holden eventually won and was 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 returned to the track after finishing second in the 2022 Indy Pro after a battle with Theresa Ivancik. Flesher had a fantastic 2021 season in the sport, beginning with a seventh-place finish in the Omaha Pro. Stephanie finished third at the 2021 Chicago Pro in what was possibly her best performance last year. Donna Salib had left no question with the judges by the end of the show, taking first prize.
- 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 is back for another gold after winning the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro last month. She is still one of the most dominant Women’s Physique bodybuilders, having won two big competitions last year before finishing second at the 2021 Olympia.
In addition, popular Korean bodybuilder Ji Hye Lee made her much-anticipated New York debut over the weekend. She came into the event with a lot of momentum after finishing second at the 2021 Monsterzym Pro. Natalia Abraham Coelho won the Women’s Physique championship after impressing the judges.
- 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 done an excellent job of retaining her dominance recently. Her 2022 Bikini division season has been faultless. She has already won her invitation to participate in Mr. Olympia later this year after winning first place in Bikini at the 2022 Arnold Classic. Chapados hasn’t slowed down yet, having just taken first place at the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro.
Janet Layug of Florida planned to force Lauralie on stage, like she did at the Pittsburgh Pro. Janet put together a solid performance a few weeks ago, finishing third behind runner-up Ashley Kaltwasser and champion Chapados. Lauralie Chapados won the Bikini title despite a close race.
- 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 only competing at one IFBB Pro event in 2020, Jossie Nathal Alarcón made the most of her opportunity by winning the 2020 NPC North American Championships. Given that she withdrew from IFBB Pro shows in 2021, it’s safe to say her body is shrouded in mystery.
Mandy Harbin joins Jossie onstage as she strives to establish herself as a top Figure bodybuilder. She competed in one IFBB Pro show last year, the 2021 Chicago Pro, finishing 16th. Finally, Jossie Nathali won first place by presenting an impossible-to-reject 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
Dr. Sunny Andrews was the overwhelming favorite this weekend after winning the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro. Andrews made it apparent that she planned to continue improving her physique after finishing third at the Arnold Classic in Ohio a few months ago.
Kassandra Gillis, the runner-up in the Pittsburgh Pro, stands in Sunny’s way. Given that Kassandra and Andrews were separated by only five points in their most recent show together in Pittsburgh, both ladies will be anxious to prove who the best Wellness competitor is. Sunny Andrews ultimately won first place by presenting an unbeatable offer.
- Winner — Sunny Andrews
- Second Place — Kassandra Gillis
- Third Place — Jasmine Payne
- Fourth Place — Judian Winston
- Fifth Place — Rafaelle Zen
- Sixth Place — Madison Luna