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2022 New York Pro Report

The 2022 New York Pro is a wrap, and Blessing Awodibu is the 15th champion of this prestigious contest. Presenting him the trophy and ring was 2021 New York Pro winner Nick Walker. Once the photo ops were done, Awodibu showed that confidence, which never goes away. He told Walker that he would beat him when they face off at the Olympia this December. Walker responded in-kind by telling him what he told him one year ago at the New York Pro. “Enjoy the view from the side, bro.”

As for the rest of the top five, in a surprise performance, Andrea Presti finished as the runner-up, and Maxx Charles rounded out the top three. Theo Leguerrier and Justin Rodriguez conclude the top five finishers.

Men’s Bodybuilding

1. Blessing Awodibu

2. Andrea Presti

3. Maxx Charles

4. Theo Leguerrier

5. Justin Rodriguez


Noel Adame was looking for redemption after failing to win his second Indy Pro 212 title last weekend. He was upset in that contest by Bryan Balzano. Adame looked better in this contest, and he was rewarded with a victory. Placing second was Sung Yeop Jang of South Korea, who surprised everyone with his size and detail. Abdullah Alsaif rounded out the top three, with Derik Oslan and Enmauel Rodriguez being awarded fourth and fifth, respectively.

1. Noel Adame

2. Sung Yeop Jang

3. Abdullah Alsaif

4. Derik Oslan

5. Enmauel Rodriguez

Men’s Physique

Sadik Hadzovic had confidence and the hometown advantage at this contest, but he wasn’t in the same shape that he was at Pittsburgh when he won first place. Hadzovic actually placed third in this show. Kyron Holden claimed victory and the Olympia qualification here. Alexander Toplyn placed second.

1. Kyron Holden

2. Alexander Toplyn

3. Sadik Hadzovic

4. Jeremiah Maxey

5. Ramses Rams


The most star-studded lineup was the Bikini division. 2022 Bikini International winner and Pittsburgh Pro champ Lauralie Chapados was joined by two Olympia winners – Janet Layug and Elisa Pecini, and another Arnold winner, India Paulino. They were in the final callout at the end of the contest. Canada’s own Chapados won yet again. The other three ladies rounded out the top four with former Figure Olympia champion Erin Stern coming in fifth.

1. Lauralie Chapados

2. Elisa Pecini

3. Janet Layug

4. India Paulino

5. Erin Stern

Women’s Physique

The popular Natalia Abraham Coelho is a favorite in any contest she enters, and she lived up to that billing at the New York Pro. She won the contest in dominating fashion, and her sights are now set on winning the one title that has eluded her in her career – the Olympia. This is how the top five played out at the end of the contest.

1. Natalia Abraham Coelho

2. Ji Hye Lee

3. Alex Hall

4. Amanda Peles

5. Orlandina Balan


Sunny Andrews carried momentum from her Pittsburgh Pro win earlier this month to this show, and it paid off. She placed first out of the six entrants in this contest. It isn’t known whether she will now focus on the Olympia, or if she will keep going. The rest of the placings are below.

1. Sunny Andrews

2. Kassandra Gillis

3. Jasmine Payne

4. Judian Winston

5. Rafaelle Zen

Madison Luna

There were also Classic Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, and Figure contests held, and the final placings for those contests are below. Congratulations to all the winners in New Jersey.

Classic Physique

1. Neil Currey

2. Alexander Westormeier

3. Camilo Diaz

4. Ruben Stouth

5. Dancovea Anderson

Women’s Bodybuilding

1. Donna Salib

2. Stephanie Flesher

3. Michelle Jin

4. Keisha Oliver

5. Saqweta Barrino


1. Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra

2. Tereza Linhartova

3. Ericka M. Morgan

4. Courtney Jacobs

5. Yelena Larina

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