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Arnold Amateur Competition


#1

Only a few days away.
March 3-6.
Should be amazing to see all the upcoming talent.
From what I know some of the guys look amazing.

Some to watch:
-Antoine Vaillant
-Timucin Canel
-David Hoffman
-Aleksey Lesukov - first American show!!

LIST OF COMPETITORS (courtesy of RX muscle):

Lightweight (21)
Zaid Adamo (Grand Falls, Windsor Canada)
Momodou Juldeh Bah (Gambia)
Aydin Bicen (Turkey)
Jose Bustamante (Spain)
Pedro Rosas Contreras (Mexico)
Joseph Cortez (Fort Worth, Texas)
Neil Gardner (Australia)
Bufano Giuliano (Italy)
Eric Hernandez (Puerto Rico)
Marcelo Honorio (Brazil)
Godo Koji (Japan)
Jose Vega Magana (Mexico)
Ranieri Mauro (Italy)
Antonio Lopez Meneses (Mexico)
Ihala Gamage Prasanna Pieris (Sri Lanka)
Florence van Putten (Netherlands)
Bob Reiner (Bloomington, Illinois)
Enrique Carcamo Rosas (Mexico)
Jose Carlos de Sousa Santos (Brazil)
Chris Weiss (Oxford, New York)
Azhar Zafar (Pakistan)

Welterweight (12)
Wong Kwong Sun Andy (Hong Kong)
Andrew Awak (Atlanta, Georgia)
James Bonaccorso (London, Ontario, Canada)
Masucci Filippo (Italy)
John Givens (Suffern, New York)
Omar Holt (Mansfield, Ohio)
Asuncion Alcocer Lopez (Mexico)
Vyacheslav Makogon (Ukraine)
Karol Malecki (Poland)
Nicholas Morano (North Olmsted, Ohio)
Eduardo Jimenez Rafael (Mexico)
Fabio Jose Soares Junior (Brazil)

Light Middleweight (16)
Zuccaro Alex (Italy)|
Kosimov Farruh (Uzbekistan)
Stephen Graham (United Kingdom)
So Ming Hei Jaffy (Hong Kong)
Omar Khaldi (Morocco)
Igor Losev (Russia)
Anthony Marmon (Tracy, Calif.)
Cristian Molina (Argentina)
Hansel Antonio Correa Pereda (Peru)
Seyed Yaser Hossaini Qattali (United Arab Emirates)
Sasi Zura Raush (Singapore)
Israel Renteria Salas (Mexico)
Jens Schneider (Germany)
Gilmar de Souza Silva (Brazil)
Nuo Sun (West Roxbury, Mass.)
Ismaila Trawally (Gambia)

Middleweight (16)
Amanat Ali (Pakistan)
Xavier Moura Amado (Brazil)
Jose Angel Bustamante (Venezuela)
Fasuto Caicedo Caicedo (Ecuador)
Marco Antonio Cardona Espinosa (Colombia)
Jesus Guzman Gonzales (Mexico)
Essa Saleh Ali Al Hasni (Oman)
Kubik Jan (Czech Republic)
Claudio Antonio do Monte (Brazil)
Edgar Petrosian (Sacramento, Calif.)
Roman Protsenko (Russia)
Muhammad Imran Qureshi (Pakistan)
Mohamed Safani (Morocco)
Glenn van der Veen (Netherlands)
Jordy Joan Barrios Villalobos (Mexico)
Verdiyev Vugar (Azerbaijan

Light Heavyweight (23)
Kadir Azcan (Netherlands)
Ryan Blankenship (Blacklick, Ohio)
William Kwaku Bonac (Netherlands)
Marcelo de Lemos Caldas (Brazil)
Giusto Dennis (Italy)
Billy Georgiou (Gilbertsville, Ky.)
Nathan Harewood (Austin, Texas)
Ahmad Salim Saleh Al Harthi (Oman)
Sadik Inan (Turkey)
Alexander Kodsoev (Russia)
Dean Lesiak (United Kingdom)
Osladil Lukas (Czech Republic)
Vomacka Marek (Czech Republic)
Andrew Mitchell (Westerville, Ohio)
Malik Khalid Nawar (Pakistan)
Dex NG (Singapore)
Mohamed Ouyoub (Morocco)
Foucaux Peter (France)
Andre Regestein (Germany)
Shelby Starnes (Royal Oak, Mich.)
Ulises Javier Barrea Urbina (Mexico)
Nathaniel Veeris (Curacao)
Muhamadou Waggeh (Gambia)

Heavyweight (19)
Baleegh Almohaimeed (Hong Kong)
Dudas Antal (Hungary)
Ashfaq Ahmad Butt (Pakistan)
Dobromir Delev (Hinsdale, Ill.)
Jose Leocadio Flores (Mexico)
Habib Gibba (Gambia)
Angel Higueras (Spain)
Thomas Hurd (Greenland, N.H.)
Seedy Jobe (Gambia)
Brady Johnston (Orem, Utah)
Alexey Lesukov (Russia)
Bellahcene Mohamed (France)
Walter Nicolas Paiva (Paraguay)
Roman Protsenko (Russia)
Allan Readie (Australia)
Ryan Stankovic (Bellefonte, Pa.)
Saiid Tejan-Kamara (Wilmington, Del.)
Quincy Winklaar (Curacao)

Super Heavyweight (20)
Julio Cesar Balestrin (Brazil)
Alex Michael Betts (Singapore)
Matthias Botthof (Germany)
Timucin Canal (Turkey)
James Davis (DelRay Beach, Fla.)
Daniel Eslinger (Clearwater, Fla.)
Saied Feras (Italy)
Luis Gigena (Argentina)
Marshel Herman (Curacao)
David Hoffmann (Germany)
Sami Jaaskelainen (Finland)
Aufrius Jagelevicius (Lithuania)
Arvydas Mickus (Lithuania)
Omar Moss (West Covina, Calif.)
Carlos Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.)
Richard Rosales (Curacao)
Marco Schmidt (Germany)
Bernat Scorus (Spain)
Bures Tomas (Czech Republic)
Antoine Vaillant (Quebec, Canada)

Classic Bodybuilding

Classic A Class (3)
Marcello Rafaelli Silva da Costa (Brazil)
Jesus Maria Britos Quintana (Paraquay)
Chantha Yun (Obetz, Ohio)

Classic B Class (1)
Clarence Tyler (Flint, Michigan)

Classic C Class (10)
Prikhodko Alexander (Russia)
Mriusz Balanzinski (Poland)
Ali Daliran (Iran)
Tony Dâ??Arceneaux (South Holland, Ill.)
Joel Bernini Gaspar (Brazil)
Anthony Novak (Australia)
Cherry Navarro Junior Pikeri (Netherlands)
Tony Roberts (Lorton, Va.)
Rodolfo Eduardo Rodriguez (Paraguay)
Mark Anthony Wingson (Oakville, Ontario Canada)

Classic D Class (7)
Asghar Abaei (Iran)
Murat Demir (Germany)
Luiz Vinicius Exaltacao (Brazil)
Suewendley Franciska (Netherlands)
Igor Gostiunin (Russia)
Chris Hartzler (Burbank, Ohio)
Sitter Michal (Czech Republic)

Classic E Class (2)
Roberto Andre de Meirelles (Brazil)
Jerzy Pisulski (Poland)

Thoughts?

Predictions?

Favourites?

Pics/Vids?


#2

Timucin Canel

Looks shredded to the bone.


#3


Aleksey Lesukov


#4

Antoine Vaillant


#5

Lesukov Again


#6

Hoffman V Vaillant

Good to see they have a healthy competition going against each other.


#7

Quincy


#8

Yeah, the last few years have really seen guys from the Amateur Contest go on to make a dent as pros. Very curious whose going to jump ahead of such a crowded pack of relatively 'unknowns.'

S


#9

Lesukov's lats, teres major and rear delts in that pic are UNreal!


#10

Interested to see how Lesukov and Hoffmann do.


#11

Lesukov = no weakness


#12

Lesukov is a fucking beast.

How old is he now a days ? 19, 20 ?


#13

Lesukov is 23.


#14

Lesukov has such a massive chest and lats, any idea what his bench is looking like?


#15

Those Ruskis don't fuck-around...


#16

So we finally get to see the "debut" of Lesukov, the phenom of the internet for the past few years.
He looks great, no doubt! I think he is going to blow away the competition - given that he is in a decent shape and condition. I don't think he needs to be THAT shredded to win.

PS. Vaillants shoulders look SICK!


#17

Rooting for Antoine Vaillant in the SHW here !!!

Would like to see Antoine V vs Lesukov in the open


#18

Absolutely sick delts and wheels, I want to see him battle Lesukov too.


#19

Those quads are just f-ing sick! Let's see how dry he gets for contest day.

S


#20

Wow! those guys are unreal