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2022 Governors Cup Results

Roger Lockridge



Karina Grau is your 2022 Governor’s Cup Figure champion. Grau was considered the best of nine physiques that competed in Sacramento, California on July 9th, and because of that, she is now qualified for the 2022 Olympia. Wendy Fortino finished as the runner-up, and Desiree Alferes rounded out the top three for this contest. The full final standings are below:

Winner – Karina Grau

This was Grau’s first contest of the 2022 season, and she finishes it by securing her sixth professional victory. The judges had her as the clear winner in the single round scored contest. She may have brought her best conditioning yet to this contest. Her confidence was obvious, and the physique backed it up. If she doesn’t compete again before the Olympia, her sights will shift to the big contest in Las Vegas, NV on Dec. 16-18.

2nd Place – Wendy Fortino

This is Fortino’s second runner-up finish of the 2022 season. She also took second at the 2022 Northern California Pro in June. Grau’s muscles appeared to be fuller, which could be why the judges gave the nod to her instead of Fortino. Nonetheless, this is the fourth time she has finished in this position at this contest. She will likely compete again this season because she has yet to officially qualify for the Olympia. The next time we see her, she will very likely rebound and come back better.

3rd Place – Desiree Alferes

This finish makes the second time that Alferes has finished in the top three in her four-year professional career. She also took the bronze position at the 2019 Chicago Pro. She may not have secured the victory at this contest, but the rest of the Figure division is now on notice that they shouldn’t sleep on her. Her symmetry is a strength, and her height helps as well. Alferes is due for a win, and it would not be a surprise if it happens in 2022.

4th – Melissa Cech

This was her second contest of the season and she placed 5th at the Toronto Pro SuperShow. She will compete next weekend at the Vancouver Pro where she hopes to further improve.

5th – Delila Alegria

Alegria scored her first top five finish as a pro at this contest.

6th – Danielle Rose

This was Rose’s third contest of 2022, and she finished 2nd in Puerto Rico in June.

7th – Kim Clark

She has had two Masters wins so far this season, and this was her 12th contest in 2022.

8th – Jessica Baltazar

This was her second pro contest in her rookie season.

9th – Annette Garcia

This was her first contest in five years. Her last contest was the 2017 Arizona Pro, where she finished 13th.

2022 Governor’s Cup Results

  1. Karina Grau
  2. Wendy Fortino
  3. Desiree Alferes
  4. Melissa Cech
  5. Delila Alegria
  6. Danielle Rose
  7. Kim Clark
  8. Jessica Baltazar
  9. Annette Garcia

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