2018 IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH RISING PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Promoter: Tim Gardner

Event Website: www.timgardnerproductions.com

SATURDAY, September 8, 2018

Promoter: Tim Gardner Productions

6601 Memorial Highway Suite 309

Tampa, FL, 33615

813.243.7800

tgflex.florida@gmail.com

Congratulations 2018 Arizona Pro Champions!
-Women’s Bodybuilding Alina Popa!
-Fitness Ryall Graber!
-Figure Cydney Gillon!
-Masters Figure Kim Clark!
-Bikini Jennifer Ronzitti!
-Masters Bikini Elisangela Angell!
-Women’s Physique Natalia Coelho!
-Masters Women’s Physique Denise Cadenas!

Women’s Bodybuilding
1. Alina Popa
2. Margie Martin
3. Sheila Bleck
4. Nicole Chartrand
5. Helle Trevino
6. Jill Blondin
7. Virginia Sanchez
8. Tananarive Huie
9. LaDawn McDay
10. Maria Mikola
11. Jacqueline Fuchs
12. Maryse Manios
13. Susanna Jacobs
14. Wendy McCready
15. Barbara Carita
16. Angela Rayburn
16. Patty Corbett
16. Cristina Franzoso
16. Pauline Nelson
16. Isabelle Turell

Fitness
1. Ryal Graber
2. Jeanine Taddeo
3. Kristine Duba
4. Veronic Comtois
5. Carolina Frausto
6. Sally Kendall Williams
7. Rene Brosch
8. Nicole Neargarder
9. Jobie Goodro

Figure
1. Cydney Gillon
2. Carly Starling-Horrell
3. Ivana Ivusic
4. Chelsea Larson
5. Kristine Finsaas
6. Wendy Fortino
7. Karen Reyes
8. Karina Grau
9. Stacey Cummings
10. Ashley Garcia
11. Tracy Williams
12. Kim Clark
13. Dallas McCormick
14. Koko Korang
15. Krystal Ricci
16. Marisela Garcia
16. Heidi Larson
16. Bree Marsh
16. Hannah Peterson
16. Selena Pons
16. Rebecca Shubeck
16. Monique Stewart
16. May Strickland
16. Elise Verkuilen


Masters Figure
1. Kim Clark
2. Selena Pons
3. Elise Verkuilen
4. Rebecca Schubeck
5. Heidi Larson
6. May Strickland
7. Monique Stewart
8. Michelle Finn
9. Marisela Garcia

Bikini
1. Jennifer Ronzitti
2. Casey Samsel
3. Monica Ellis
4. Carla Garthwaite
5. Jessica Palmer
6. Jourdanne Lee
7. Elisangela Angell
8. Sarah DeVore
9. Karina Constantino Durzo
10. Alyssa Blessing
11. Pilar Martinez
12. Natalie Richards
13. Nicole Johnson
14. Heidi Lane Powell
15. Andi Zozel
16. Meri Abbado
16. Shammara Abdul-Khaaliq
16. Amanda Cording
16. Amber Crowder
16. Christine Ford
16. TJ Kelly
16. Remonta Khangaldy
16. Fernanda Lily Padilla
16. Gina Sardina
16. Janet Lynn West
16. Brenda Santiago

Masters Bikini
1. Elisangel Angell
2. Karina Constantino Durzo
3. Andi Zozel
4. Nicole Johnson
5. Remonta Khangaldy
6. Gina Sardina
7. Meri Abbado
8. TJ Kelly
9. Janet Lynn West
10. Amanda Cording
11. Harriet Davis
12. Brenda Santiago
13. Shammara Abdul-Khaaliq

Women’s Physique
1. Natalia Coelho
2. Jennifer Taylor
3. Michaela Aycock
4. Heather Grace
5. Carmen Tocheniuk
6. Jodi Boam
7. Denise Cadenas
8. Tannaz Malekzadeh
9. Elizabeth Bradshaw
10. Sammie Cash
11. Jodi Miller
12. Jonquil Baugh
13. Felecia Murray
14. Rita Rae
15. Reshanna Boswell
16. Rose Brunner
16. Danelle Dison
16. Marjie Loyala Fortney
16. Jennifer Grealish
16. Sarah Kornhauser
16. Gabriela Pena
16. Christine Porter
16. Mary Power
16. Amanda Ptak

Masters Women’s Physique
1. Denise Cadenas
2. Sammica Cash
3. Tannazz Malekzadeh
4. Jodi Miller
5. Jonquil Baugh
6. Felecia Murray
7. Rita Rae
8. Christine Porter
9. Marjie Loyala Fortney
10. Mary Power
11. Jennifer Grealish
12. Rose Brunner
13. Danelle Dison
14. Robin Gizzi.

Congratulations to all the ladies placing sixteenth at the 2018 IFBB Pro League Arizona Pro. While they stopped judging and awarding placings at 15 and lumped you all together as not placing regardless of your effort or potential we know you all put in a hell of a lot of blood, sweat and tears the same as those the judges placed first through 15th. We know this as at some point you earned pro status plus placings are in fact arbitrary as demonstrated by the fact that in 2018 they still use paper ballots and won't show the actual placings of each judge nor will you typically get two or more judges on the panel to state the exact same thing in their critique of your physique. One will say you need to change your hair style another more or less leg, back or breast and boob development or your posing was off. You know the game and according to their placing of you aren't playing right even though you spend thousands on it and show up at the gym early, stay late and give it all you've got in training and nutrition.
Plus, in a head judge oriented system they steer the placings with call outs to particular athletes plain and simple.
That said you aren't all the same tied at last place. Most of you ladies would be winning competitions and earning a paycheck in the IFBB Elite Pro, PCA, NABBA, GBO & NSL which are all similarly untested federations with a presence in the United States.
For natural athletes tied for last place in the Pro League what are you thinking? Sure competing against the best athletes who will literally do anything to win pushes you to be better, but to what end....a 16th place and bolstering the pressure on women to risk permanently wrecking their metabolisms and worse? As 16th in the Pro League you don't even warrant a legit distinguishing of placing as compared to the girl that we all know was actually last place in your division.
If you are actually natural consider the NGA, OCB or one of many other natural organizations like Physique America where you can actually shine and be lifted up for the champion you are.
This isn't an anti-pro-league post, but a pro athlete post. I don't encourage bad athletes to leave the IFBB Pro League, but encourage great athletes to do what it takes to get recognized for their efforts and value, which frankly isn't happening in 16th place in an subjective sport where judging is arbitrary. You've typically got between 5-10 years when as a woman you can be your absolute best. Why waste it as 16th when you can be winning and the face in other leagues making them more competitive?
Again though Congratulations as we know you deserve better! If looking for more information on opportunities with other federations message me.

#REV16

16. Angela Rayburn
16. Patty Corbett
16. Cristina Franzoso
16. Pauline Nelson
16. Isabelle Turell
16. Marisela Garcia
16. Heidi Larson
16. Bree Marsh
16. Hannah Peterson
16. Selena Pons
16. Rebecca Shubeck
16. Monique Stewart
16. May Strickland
16. Elise Verkuilen
16. Meri Abbado
16. Shammara Abdul-Khaaliq
16. Amanda Cording
16. Amber Crowder
16. Christine Ford
16. TJ Kelly
16. Remonta Khangaldy
16. Fernanda Lily Padilla
16. Gina Sardina
16. Janet Lynn West
16. Brenda Santiago
16. Rose Brunner
16. Danelle Dison
16. Marjie Loyala Fortney
16. Jennifer Grealish
16. Sarah Kornhauser
16. Gabriela Pena
16. Christine Porter
16. Mary Power
16. Amanda Ptak