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2022 Vancity Showdown Results

By Roger Lockridge

On October 1st, seven IFBB Pro League 212 bodybuilders from four countries stepped onstage at the 2022 Van City Showdown, and they all had one goal: qualify for the 2022 Olympia. Unfortunately for them, only one would be able to do so. After the comparisons were made and the posedown was had, Canada occupied the top two positions on the scorecards. Here were how they placed at the end of the evening.

Winner – Romain Ramassamy

Montreal's Romain Ramassamy had never competed in the 212 prior to this contest. He made his pro debut in Classic Physique in 2021. The Canadian clearly found his new bodybuilding home because there was no doubt who the judges placed first. He won with straight first place votes, and as a result he will be making his Olympia debut at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 15-18. This is his first pro victory in either division.

Second Place – Cody Drobot

Cody Drobot was our favorite going in because of his experience and recent success. He had placed in the top four of his last two contests. Ramassamy’s structure was a great strength for him, and apparently the entire combination he brought to the stage was too much for Drobot to overcome. The good news for him is that this placing puts him in the top three on the points system, and the top three finishers in that field will also move on to the Olympia. Drobot can keep chasing the victory qualification at a future contest, or if he keeps competing and placing well, he could have a second road to Las Vegas.

Third Place  - Mahood al Durrah

This gentleman was a late entrant into the show. The head judge actually had to write his name on the scorecards. Al Durrah’s last appearance was in 2019 when he placed second at the Dallas Europa. He was a part of the 2018 Olympia as well. He finished out of the top 15. In his first appearance in three years, he finished with a top three position on the scorecards. Coming back from a three-year layoff after having back surgery, this was a great showing. While it may not have been enough for the win at this show, he could potentially ride that momentum into another contest if he’s on a mission to return to the Olympia stage. There is no word on if or when the man from Egypt will compete again.

David Robinson

Kevin Johnson


Chris Buhr

Jamie De Rego 

2022 Vancity Showdown Final Standings

  1. Romain Mamassamy
  2. Cody Drobot
  3. Mahood al Durrah
  4. David Robinson
  5. Kevin Johnson
  6. Chris Buhr
  7. Jamie De Rego

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