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Winter 2017
Lexington, Ky - October 22, 2016
Left :
Alicia Gifford (Overall Figure Champion)
Beth Wilson (Novice Bikini Champion and Bikini Masters Champion)
Matthew Burdess (Pro Open Bodybuilding 5th place)
BY JOSH MILLER BS, NSCA, CPT
NGA KENTUCKY CHAIRMAN
NGA PRO BODYBUILDER, PRO PHYSIqUE
OWNER OF TRANSFORMATION PERSONAL TRAINING WWW.KENTUCKYNATURALBODYBUILDING.COM JOSH@TRANSFORMATIONPERSONALTRAINING.COM
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he build-up for the NGA Pro/Am Bluegrass Bodybuilding Champion- ships was unmatched! The commit-
The build-up was not a let-up!
During prejudging, class-by-class entered the stage, each competitor fought fiercely, making their case as to why they should be crowned champion. The judges had their work cut out for them as they had to decide how each competi- tor should place.
At the opening of the evening show, all competitors entered the stage together as Dar- ian Sanders brought the crowd to their feet with his amazing rendition of the national anthem. Guest poser, natural bodybuilding phenomenal, Meshack Ocheing, mesmerized the crowd as he demonstrated why he is one of the best natu- ral bodybuilders in the sport. However, before Meshack could leave the stage, he was chal- lenged by eight-year-old Noah Epperson, for a posedown. The crowd would then choose the
ffffments I was getting from competitors let me know that this was going to be a special show. The weekend of October 22 was finally here... Friday night check- in had arrived, and indeed, great energy was present.
Finally, the competition day arrived. Great anticipation filled the air! Each competitor brought their very best, and each competitor came to win. The look in each competitor’s eyes exemplified confidence. This competition was a super pro-qualifier offering junior, novice, open, masters, pro, and masters pro categories.
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