Joe Pishkula; Corrupting Florida NPC Judging
Joe Pishkula hit the Florida NPC by storm becoming the head judge & district chair in the old Central District seemingly before he ever attended a local district show. For the tacit viewer that big smile held lots of promise of a new Progressive leader to replace the former chair who was seen by some as an impediment to all things new and shiny. Alas, all that glitters is not gold as one of the principal underpinnings of decades of success was "integrity in judging" that judges honestly swore by. Less than two years on the job and Pishkula has undermined that with reported doctored scoresheets and handpicked judging panels that either go-along for personal benefit or who are bending to coercion bein
g blackmailed with the threat of their contest sanctions being taken from them. What does it mean for the athletes? Nothing really as the South Florida judging staff was long criticized as corrupt and now most of the rest of the state will enjoy that same reputation. As Joe favors bikini more than any other division demonstrated by the most prize money in those gstrings one should be able to put two and two together to figure out what you need to do in order to stand out. Let it not be said that all the judges and promoters believe there is any integrity remaining after what Pishkula's leadership has ushered in on his #breakrules tour through the Florida NPC.