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Tampa Pro 2022 Predictions

The 2022 Tampa Pro is set to take place on Saturday, August 6th at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida. This contest has become a top tier contest since it debuted in 2008, and it has become a title everyone wants to add to their lists of victories. Let’s take a look at the ten contests that will be held in the Sunshine State.



The favorite going into this show would be Akim Williams, who had placed as high as 6th at the Olympia. However, the buzz has been generated by 2019 Olympia 212 winner, Kamal Elgargni, who will be making his open debut at this contest. In spite of this being his first go against the big boys, his shape and symmetry, along with a very successful offseason, will put him right into the mix. We may be bias, but we think Quinton “Beastwood” Eriya of Canada will also be in that callout, and make his way into the top three of this contest.

Akim Williams

Kamal Elgargni

Quinton Eriya

Phil Clahar

Tim Budesheim

  1. Morgan Aste
  2. Eddie Bracmontes
  3. Tim Budesheim
  4. Phil Clahar
  5. Kamal Elgargni
  6. Quinton Eriya
  7. Roman Fritz
  8. Dorian Haywood
  9. Henry Jackson III
  10. Seung Chul Lee
  11. Joseph Mackey
  12. An Nguyen
  13. Akim Williams



Keone Pearson’s return to 212 division is highly anticipated, and we expect the two-time Chicago Pro winner to add Tampa to his victory list. It won’t be easy for him, however, because former New York Pro 212 winner Nathan Epler will be right alongside him in the callouts. The hometown boy, Derik Oslan will also be in that callout, and we expect a top three finish from him.

Keone Pearson

Nathan Epler

Derik Oslan

  1. Kerrith Bajjo                             
  2. Ivan Cabrera
  3. Peter Castella
  4. Sealy Cruz
  5. Stephen Didoshak
  6. Cody Drobot
  7. Ahmed Elsandany
  8. Nathan Epler
  9. Yordon Hernandez
  10. Kevin Johnson
  11. Jason Joseph
  12. John McGovern
  13. Francisco Mercado Jr.
  14. Darius Milton
  15. Ricky Moten Jr.
  16. Derik Oslan
  17. Keone Pearson
  18. Erik Ramirez
  19. Emmanuel Rodriguez



Courage Opara was considered a threat to the Olympia title at one point in his career, but he hasn’t won a contest since 2020. He enters this contest. He’s the only man on this list who was in the 2021 Olympia, where he finished 15th. Watch for 2021 NPC Nationals winner Daniel Sullivan 2020 NPC USA Middleweight winner Matt Maldonado to make the most out of their pro debuts at this show by placing higher than expected.

Courage Opara

Matt Maldonado

Daniel Sullivan

  1. Adely Annorat
  2. Theodore Atkins Jr.
  3. Braden Bentley
  4. Felix Burgos
  5. Charles Donaldson
  6. Derek Ewing
  7. Keith Holmes
  8. Joshua Langbein
  9. Miguel G. Sanchez Lopez
  10. Matt Maldonado
  11. Courage Opara
  12. Jason Ornella
  13. Julius Page
  14. Valentin Petrov
  15. Kim Santos
  16. Kiran Shrestha
  17. Hugo Silva
  18. Aaron Sparenberg
  19. Daniel Sullivan
  20. Winston Sullivan



Josh Bridgman came close to winning in Vancouver, but Charjo Grant held him off. He will be in the mix for this title as well, but former Arnold Classic winner Andre Ferguson is a superstar and is hungry to pick up yet another win. Micah Thomas Jr. Will make the top three as well. The winner depends on the day, but we think Ferguson ultimately takes it.

Andre Ferguson

Josh Bridgman

Micah Thomas Jr.

  1. Daniel Ammons
  2. Chidube Anene
  3. Josh Bridgman
  4. Everett Davis
  5. Dennis Dogbatse
  6. Jean Pierre Fernandez
  7. Dmitri George
  8. Joshua Goforth
  9. Juan Gomez
  10. Darius Greenwood
  11. Cam Harris
  12. Jeremy Henry
  13. Xiolong Hong
  14. Joseph James
  15. Jarrett Jenkins
  16. James Johnson
  17. Burak King
  18. Mike Lawhorne
  19. Leo Mackesy
  20. David Odom
  21. Michael Otule
  22. Steven Pettis
  23. Deke Roderique-Walker
  24. Byron Ross
  25. Arya Saffaie
  26. Mitchell Spadafore
  27. Micah Thomas Jr.
  28. Rick Thomas
  29. Evan Wells



The top two ladies in this lineup could be Janeen Lankowski and Sheena Ohlig, both of which were in the Ms. Olympia last year. Ohlig finished 4th in Chicago, and hopes to make the necessary changes to take the title in Tampa. Standing in their way is Chelsea Dion, who made her pro debut in Chicago and placed third. We see her pulling off the upset in this very competitive lineup.

Chelsea Dion

Sheena Ohlig

Janeen Lankowski

  1. Chelsea Dion
  2. Victoria Dominguez
  3. Tina Mauer Guadarrama
  4. Janeen Lankowski
  5. Tamara Makar
  6. Pauline Nelson
  7. Sheena Ohlig
  8. Sherry Priami
  9. Jennifer Sweeney



Lenka Ferencukova was 13th at the 2021 Olympia, and she’s the defending champion of this contest. Once again, we see the title holder leaving with her second Tampa title, but it won’t be a cakewalk by any stretch of the imagination. Heather Grace is a veteran that has been on the Olympia stage six times, placing as high as third. That experience warrants consideration when picking a champion. Canada’s Eve Gagnon is a Masters competitor, but she finished in the top five of the open at the Toronto Pro. This is a big field, but she can represent her home country well by turning in a top three performance.

Lenka Ferencukova

Heather Grace

Eve Gagnon

  1. Rachel Aronson
  2. Orlandina Balan
  3. Racheal Brewer
  4. Suzanne Davis
  5. Luciana Esquilin
  6. Jeannie Feldman
  7. Lenka Ferencukova
  8. Sumyra Ford
  9. Eve Gagnon
  10. Heather Grace
  11. Lenore Gregson
  12. Kiera Hall
  13. Rosemary Hamilton
  14. Ana Harias
  15. Michelle Jones
  16. Dani LaMartina
  17. Robyn Mays
  18. Toni McMurtre
  19. Tembree N. Murphy
  20. Yarelis Ramos Perez
  21. Oksana Piari
  22. Cindy Reyes
  23. Ashlynn Richardson
  24. Elena Aviles Romero
  25. Diana Schnaidt



Aurika Tyrgale is the defending champion, and she is coming off a 10th place finish at the Olympia, which means she needs to win in order to qualify for the 2022 Olympia. She can and we think will go back-to-back, but Michelle Gales and Cong Mou will make it interesting. Don’t sleep on Maria Laura Cerbelli out of Canada, either. This will be her first contest of 2022, and she could spoil the party for everyone.

Aurika Tyrgale

Michelle Gales

Cong Mou

  1. Corey Brueckner
  2. Savahannah Byczek
  3. Maria Laura Cerbelli
  4. Alayne Corum
  5. Cerise deCardenas
  6. Michelle Gales
  7. Tess Mikayla
  8. Kamarae Morales
  9. Cong Mou
  10. Aurika Tyrgale



There are 32 women in the Figure lineup, and it has never disappointed when it comes to the competitiveness. The first name that jumps out is Jessica Reyes Padilla, who would be the favorite for almost everyone that knows the division. Watch for Autumn Cleveland to hold her own and stand out in this deep lineup as well. Third place could be anybody’s for the taking, but we’re going to watch Danielle Rose, who was second place at the 2022 Puerto Rico Pro in June.

Jessica Reyes Padilla

Autumn Cleveland

Danielle Rose

  1. Bethany Abeln
  2. Melissa Brodsky
  3. Lynn Centino
  4. Autumn Cleveland
  5. Madison Dinges
  6. Edith Driver
  7. Kelly Durma
  8. Joy Eve
  9. Ashley Felperin
  10. Tessa Ford
  11. Kimberly Gallop
  12. Rebecca Godwin
  13. Kim Golembiewski
  14. Donya “Dee” Jackson
  15. Constance Jones
  16. Ashley Kelsey
  17. Sarah Kornhauser
  18. Andi Lampert
  19. Taylor Mauro
  20. Taylor Meholick
  21. Sara Myles
  22. Cherish Richardson
  23. Larhannah Robinson
  24. Paula Rojo
  25. Mallory Rosado
  26. Danielle Rose
  27. Sabah Syed
  28. Maggie Watson
  29. Thais Cabrices Werner
  30. Staci Willis
  31. Jennifer Zienert



Romina Basualdo is a top ten Olympia competitor, and she is a two-time New York Pro winner. Even in a lineup this deep, that can’t be ignored. Joining her in the first and final callouts will be Jasmine Gonzalez, who also has Olympia experience. Shelby Pierce can also finish in the top three. This will be her first contest of 2022.

Romina Basualdo

Jasmine Gonzalez

Shelby Pierce

  1. Merica Abbado
  2. Susana Aramayo
  3. Iulia Baba
  4. Romina Basualdo
  5. Milena Bonio
  6. Jordan Brannon
  7. Tamekia Carter
  8. Tama Casilus
  9. Danielle Combs
  10. Ivanna Escandar
  11. Amber Foster
  12. Angie Garcia
  13. Carla Garthwaite
  14. Hope Gonzalez
  15. Jasmine Gonzalez
  16. Niccole Guggia
  17. Daraja Hill
  18. Michelle Hurst
  19. Christine O’Malley
  20. Shelby Pierce
  21. Ashley Puida
  22. Kristen Reilly
  23. Soily Rivadeneira
  24. Monica Rubio
  25. Angela Ruscili
  26. Celia Sierra
  27. Cristiane S. Silveira
  28. Whitney Spence
  29. Michelle Targonska
  30. Aimee Leann Velasquez
  31. Reba Williams



None of these athletes were in the Olympia last year, and this division is still very new. Alexis Adams just turned pro at the 2022 NPC Junior Nationals, and she’s wasting no time making her pro debut. Lili Dong turned pro at the NPC Nationals in 2021, and this would be a great platform to make a first impression. Kat Williams was in this show last year, and she placed sixth. We see her moving up to the top three. The order of finish is anyone’s guess, but here’s ours.

Alexis Adams

Kat Williams

Lili Dong

  1. Alexis Adams
  2. Nicollette Burns
  3. Diana Laura Verduzco Carreno
  4. Cinzia Massaro Clapp
  5. Bridgiamell Rodriguez Cruz
  6. Lili Dong
  7. Andrea Hrenko
  8. Alejandra La Fonseca
  9. Priscilla Lynd
  10. Valesca Macedo
  11. Celeste Morales
  12. Nerilde Garcia Strey
  13. Amanda Werner
  14. Kat Williams
  15. Ashley Youssef

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