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Siouxcountry
08-22-2011, 03:54 AM
IFBB Sacramento Pro Bikini Grand Prix

NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships


November 5, 2011

WEBSITE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/)

VENUE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/event%20info.html)

The Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 (http://thecrest.com/)

SCHEDULE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/event%20info.html)

Siouxcountry
08-22-2011, 04:03 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c155/coconutsandapples/201/2011sacramento_poster.jpg

Siouxcountry
08-22-2011, 04:03 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c155/coconutsandapples/201/Clipboard02-16.png (http://www.npcsacshow.com/NPC%20Sacramento%20Show%20Seminar.htm)

Siouxcountry
08-22-2011, 04:04 AM
List Of Pro Competitors - November 2nd...............

BIKINI

Amanda Latona
Brittany Gaylord
Diana Fields
Mandy Henderson
MaryJo Cooke-Elliott
Narmin Assria
Natalie Pennington
Sandra Augustin
Tawna Eubanks
Talia Terese
Tiffany Marie Boydston

www.ifbbpro.com (http://www.ifbbpro.com/)

Maximum Tanning
08-23-2011, 01:13 AM
IFBB Sacramento Pro Bikini Grand Prix

NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships


November 5, 2011

WEBSITE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/)

VENUE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/event%20info.html)

The Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 (http://thecrest.com/)

SCHEDULE.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.npcsacshow.com/event%20info.html)

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Siouxcountry
10-12-2011, 02:31 PM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

Natalie Pennington

Siouxcountry
10-15-2011, 03:01 AM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

Tiffany Marie Boydston

Siouxcountry
10-21-2011, 08:45 PM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

Tawna Eubanks

Siouxcountry
10-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

Brittany Gaylord

jeff binns
10-29-2011, 03:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'll be shooting the show for MD.

Contact me if you'd like to do a shoot.

I'll have some time on Friday and Sunday.

Best of luck to all competing!

Jeff

Siouxcountry
11-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

MaryJo Cooke-Elliott
Sandra Augustin
Talia Terese

mandyjennifer
11-02-2011, 02:00 PM
Hey Siouxcountry! I'm on the list for the Sacramento Pro as well...Woohoo!

Siouxcountry
11-02-2011, 02:26 PM
Hey Siouxcountry! I'm on the list for the Sacramento Pro as well...Woohoo!

Very cool! I guess the official final list hasn't come out yet. Good luck Mandy! :waving:

Siouxcountry
11-02-2011, 04:28 PM
The pro list should be updated again before the show. Very impressive numbers for the NPC portion of the show!

From promoters John Tuman & Ted Williamson:

Good morning Jason. Hope you are doing well. Please inform your members that the IFBB pro list will be updated. There will be more names added to our 212 men and bikini list. Our NPC portion of the show is 265 athletes. We are expecting to have 300 NPC athletes on the day of the show. Ted and I want to thank NPC and IFBB for all their help and support and specially thank all the NPC/IFBB athletes. We also want to thank SIOUX COUNTRY and all ur members and u for ur help and support. Thank u Ted/John

It will be another great show in Sacramento! :awesome:

Siouxcountry
11-02-2011, 07:48 PM
Pro list has been updated.......... CLICK HERE (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?p=431140#post431140)

ADDED:

BIKINI

Amanda Latona
Diana Fields
Mandy Henderson
Narmin Assria

Ron
11-02-2011, 09:08 PM
Isaac's review of the contest, and some 'predictions'. Keep in mind that our predictions are just for fun, to keep people talking, and just our opinions. Pretty much rarely right, but whatever. We are not judges, and often what I think is my opinion of who looks good at that very moment is different than other judges. That is why there are seven judges, and many of them have their own choices too.

http://www.hardbody.com/news/2011/11/02/2011-ifbb-sacramento-pro-preview-predictions-poll/


Very cool on 300+ competitors, and the Crest Theater will sell out at night so dont hesitate to get your tickets. It was SOLD OUT last year, standing room only crowd. John and Ted always take care of me at this contest.

See quite a few of you there.

Siouxcountry
11-04-2011, 06:04 AM
Prejudging is scheduled to start this Saturday at 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 EST. Finals is 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST... http://www.npcsacshow.com/event%20info.html

LizS
11-04-2011, 06:49 PM
I love the Sac show. Had to cancel my trip there today as hubby is extremely sick and i dont wanna leave him alone. Best of luck to all competiting!

Eboney
11-05-2011, 07:47 AM
Ahhhhhh Sac Pro this should be easy AMANDA LATONA:awesome:

Ron
11-05-2011, 01:17 PM
Prejudging begins at 9:30am .... going to be a long day

11 IFBB Pro Bikini competitors - top three going to make it to the 2012 IFBB Olympia. Amanda Latona is the favorite.

The Seminar yesterday went great, standing room only, over 100+ people easily, and it was very informative. I learned that you dont have to wear clear shoes, you can wear red or black or whatever ones you want on that stage. Sandy Williamson talked quite a lot and answered any question you wanted. Nicole Wilkins and Amanda Latona also answered quite a few questions, and Amanda was kind enough to give us a preview on what NOT do to on stage in bikini posing.

Kim Oddo was there too, go over variances in lighting and different looks for different parts of the country (some leaner than others), and how every competitor has to be treated differently than on the same diet and training because of various degrees of muscularity.

Jami DeBernard was at the seminar table, and coming from an amatuer this year to winning her pro card and qualifying at the Olympia, she has gone a long way. She is from the Sacramento area.

Talia Terese, overall 2011 NPC USA winner (we did a mini photoshoot) had a lot of fun, including this fun picture of her looking at the pamphlet they gave out (What the Judges are looking for). She is competing in the IFBB Pro Bikini tomorrow (also did two weeks earlier at the Titans) and hopefully will get qualified for the Olympia.

Becca Staggs
11-05-2011, 01:19 PM
I would love to see Amanda's video of what not to do on stage lol... I'm sure she was fun with it.

I knew that clear shoes weren't mandatory, I just think the colored ones look strange - almost like a distraction. Anyway - good info. Hope you have a lot of coffee ready for the day!

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Kim Oddo was there too, go over variances in lighting and different looks for different parts of the country (some leaner than others), and how every competitor has to be treated differently than on the same diet and training because of various degrees of muscularity.

Which parts of the Country according to Kim award a harder look? Thanks for the info Ron. :)

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Some Paparazzi pics from MD........

http://pics.musculardevelopment.com/index.php?mode=viewphotos&eventcode=1492&paparazzi=yes&comparisons=&divisioncode=&page=1

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 08:23 PM
PRO BIKINI

1st call out

Amanda Latona, Natalie Pennington, Tawna Eubanks, Talia Terese

2nd call out

Talia Terese, Narmin Assria, Tiffany Marie Boydston, MaryJo Cooke-Elliott

3rd call out

Mandy Henderson, Brittany Gaylord, Diana Fields, Sandra Augustin

4th call out

Amanda Latona, Natalie Pennington, Tawna Eubanks

Call outs thanks to Ron Avidan http://twitter.com/#!/ronavidan (http://twitter.com/#%21/ronavidan)

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 11:27 PM
1st call out - Tawna Eubanks, Amanda Latona, Natalie Pennington, Talia Terese

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 11:30 PM
2nd call out - Narmin Assria, Tiffany Marie Boydston, Talia Terese, MaryJo Cooke-Elliott

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 11:32 PM
3rd call out - Diana Fields, Sandra Augustin, Brittany Gaylord, Mandy Henderson

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 11:35 PM
4th call out - Tawna Eubanks, Natalie Pennington, Amanda Latona

Siouxcountry
11-05-2011, 11:36 PM
FitnessRX's photos are up...........

http://pics.fitnessrxmag.com/index.php?mode=contest&eventcode=1491

BlessedOne402
11-06-2011, 03:49 AM
3. Natalie
2. Tawna
1. Amanda

Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 03:51 AM
3. Natalie
2. Tawna
1. Amanda

You rock! Thanks, Akane! :)

BlessedOne402
11-06-2011, 04:00 AM
You rock! Thanks, Akane! :)

No problem! This was the first time I've seen the pro bikini's from the judging table. Amanda was sporting a white bikini for the finals. I would have liked to have seen Talia at 3rd because her overall package was very similar to the top 2.

reurope
11-06-2011, 08:53 AM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

http://pics.fitnessrxmag.com/photos/transferred/JB5_2975wtmk_PITDQWCLWA.JPG
http://pics.fitnessrxmag.com/photos/transferred/JB5_2982wtmk_MHJXMHTJXL.JPG
http://pics.fitnessrxmag.com/photos/transferred/JB5_2983wtmk_EIIQKCGMZN.JPG
http://pics.fitnessrxmag.com/photos/transferred/JB5_2986wtmk_UMRPNQIXXN.JPG

Is this what we're doing in Pro Bikini these days, or is Sandra Augustin doing her Twilight routine? Maybe she is a werewolf? Is she reenacting the latest episode of Grimm? I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE PROCESSING ALL THIS.

MrsFluffyBunny
11-06-2011, 01:27 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

Is this what we're doing in Pro Bikini these days, or is Sandra Augustin doing her Twilight routine? Maybe she is a werewolf? Is she reenacting the latest episode of Grimm? I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE PROCESSING ALL THIS.

Plus 1. So confused. Is she making those faces because she isn't allowed to suck on her fingers??? :confused:

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Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 01:42 PM
No problem! This was the first time I've seen the pro bikini's from the judging table. Amanda was sporting a white bikini for the finals. I would have liked to have seen Talia at 3rd because her overall package was very similar to the top 2.

WOW I didn't know you were a judge, congratulations Akane! :respect: I love to see more women at the judges table. :) Maybe Amanda will have photos of herself in the white bikini on her Facebook Page.

Staci
11-06-2011, 01:45 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

Is this what we're doing in Pro Bikini these days, or is Sandra Augustin doing her Twilight routine? Maybe she is a werewolf? Is she reenacting the latest episode of Grimm? I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE PROCESSING ALL THIS.
My boyfriend turned to me during this and asked if that was normal and how she could possibly be a pro.

Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 01:52 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

Is this what we're doing in Pro Bikini these days, or is Sandra Augustin doing her Twilight routine? Maybe she is a werewolf? Is she reenacting the latest episode of Grimm? I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE PROCESSING ALL THIS.

That is odd. It is almost like she is mocking bikini. Sandra turned pro in fitness, and this was her first show in the IFBB Pro League. She placed last, maybe this was part of the reason, I don't know. Even in this day some competitors keep themselves isolated, and don't read discussions on message boards or Facebook, or watch Youtube or look at photos of past shows, and are kind of clueless about the industry.

Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 02:21 PM
What is being awarded in pro bikini is changing somewhat.

Last year for example Diana Fields was a top pro in bikini (3rd at one pro show, 4th in another), this year she has yet to place in the top half of a pro show.

1st & 2nd pics are from the 2010 IFBB Europa Battle Of Champions where she placed 3rd out of a 11 women. 3rd & 4th pics are from the 2011 IFBB Sacramento where she placed 8th out of a 11 women.

Ron
11-06-2011, 03:02 PM
That is odd. It is almost like she is mocking bikini. Sandra turned pro in fitness, and this was her first show in the IFBB Pro League. She placed last, maybe this was part of the reason, I don't know. Even in this day some competitors keep themselves isolated, and don't read discussions on message boards or Facebook, or watch Youtube or look at photos of past shows, and are kind of clueless about the industry.


No, it was cool, it wasnt nice on stage, and it looked like she didnt know what she was doing. She was rewarded... last place.

This was a very long show.... finals ended close to midnight. Excellent quality in the competitors, with good physique and quite a few heading to Miami for NPC Nationals.

KP DIVA
11-06-2011, 03:35 PM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?


Is this what we're doing in Pro Bikini these days, or is Sandra Augustin doing her Twilight routine? Maybe she is a werewolf? Is she reenacting the latest episode of Grimm? I'M JUST HAVING TROUBLE PROCESSING ALL THIS.

I checked out her pics from previous shows and she presented herself nicely......never made those faces. My goodness, makes you think something was definitely wrong.....I can't even begin to imagine what the audience was thinking!!!

Ron
11-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...

I met a lot of people, a lot of high quality competitors with excellent physiques, and the whole contest (albiet a very long one) was fun.




Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...


The top six

There was no question as soon as Amanda Latona got on that stage, she was going to win the contest. She was more confident than she was two weeks ago at the IFBB Titans (where she won too), and she wowed the judges and the audiences were her trademark posing that makes it looks easy and flawless in the right poses. Amanda is back, and skipping the 2011 Olympia and taking five months off has not affected her one bit. She may be more determined now to be the top (and we will see what happens at the 2012 Arnold Classic). For some how don't know, Amanda did not skip the Olympia because she wanted too. She did because she had the oppurtunity to work with the Olympia committee on co-hosting, webcasting the Olympia and much more. Two different outfits Amanda wore. The one that won her the contest for prejudging, and the daring white suit in the evening that also looked good.

Tawna Eubanks came out of nowhere, at least for this show in California. This is why you should never worry about predictions, about what people are talking about. A lot of us do that because is generates interest in the contests, and most of the time, it is just that, a prediction. Tawna came in this contest very quiet backstage, and boom - impressed the judges with a physique over a heavily favored Natalie Pennington (who is from the San Francisco area and a crod favorite). Kodus to the judges for judging an extremely tough contest, even though there were only 11 competitors.

Natalie Pennington looked great as usual, and we had a lot of fun backstage with some pretty cool pics (with Tawna and Amanda too). A dentist by trade, Natalie always come prepared for this contest, and was rewarded with an Olympia qualification. For this contest, and the last one in California, top three still go to the O.

Talia Terese, also from Northern California, came into here with the best physique since she won the 2011 NPC USAs. Many of us, including many fans, had Talia 3rd over Natalie. Her posing on stage is considerably better and she has grown more confident in the pro ranks. It was close, Natalie or Talia, but the judges gave it to Natalie. Talia did improve, beating out Tiffany Boydston, who did qualify for the Olympia two weeks ago.

Tifanny Bordston looked great as usual, but this wasnt her evening, finishing in 5th place. The physiques have improved from two weeks ago, but she should be happy with everything, as she had an incredible 2011! Time to rest (unless, of course, she gets an Arnold invite).

Narmin Assria. She looked incredible, and she enjoys having fun backstage, and is full of energy. While others are resting, she is up and ready to go, taking fun pics and enjoying the contest. She is petite, 95 pounds, which can make her just lean enough sometimes. I wonder how Narmin will look like with just a little more weight on her, as she has the sass and the energy onstage to eventually rise up the ranks in bikini.



Notes

Sandra Augustin. Not sure what type of posing she was doing, but it was definately strange. I don't think she was mocking anything, but just wanted to do her own thing, her own way, and it was vastly different. Making faces and different type of poses is ok when we are doing a photoshoot, but on stage, you only have 15-20 seconds to make your point with the judges, and that didn't do it. We take pics too, and these pics go online or in the magazines. Oh well... last place is last place.

The contest was very well run. A lot of high quality NPC competitors, both in figure and bikini. Wow is all I can say. Two weeks before Nationals and some competitors come to hone their physique here, and I was impressed with quite a few of the competitors. However, Prejudging started at 9:30am and ended around 3:00 or so, then started promptly at 6pm and ended after 11:30pm. I was tired. Getting up, taking pics, going around, talking to people (or trying to) is not easy. But all worth it.

Some of the misc pictures are on facebook, but all of them will be on Bodybuilding.com in a day. Always try to get some fun ones.




Ok... gotta go...

LaurenFazio
11-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...

I met a lot of people, a lot of high quality competitors with excellent physiques, and the whole contest (albiet a very long one) was fun.




Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...


The top six

There was no question as soon as Amanda Latona got on that stage, she was going to win the contest. She was more confident than she was two weeks ago at the IFBB Titans (where she won too), and she wowed the judges and the audiences were her trademark posing that makes it looks easy and flawless in the right poses. Amanda is back, and skipping the 2011 Olympia and taking five months off has not affected her one bit. She may be more determined now to be the top (and we will see what happens at the 2012 Arnold Classic). For some how don't know, Amanda did not skip the Olympia because she wanted too. She did because she had the oppurtunity to work with the Olympia committee on co-hosting, webcasting the Olympia and much more. Two different outfits Amanda wore. The one that won her the contest for prejudging, and the daring white suit in the evening that also looked good.

Tawna Eubanks came out of nowhere, at least for this show in California. This is why you should never worry about predictions, about what people are talking about. A lot of us do that because is generates interest in the contests, and most of the time, it is just that, a prediction. Tawna came in this contest very quiet backstage, and boom - impressed the judges with a physique over a heavily favored Natalie Pennington (who is from the San Francisco area and a crod favorite). Kodus to the judges for judging an extremely tough contest, even though there were only 11 competitors.

Natalie Pennington looked great as usual, and we had a lot of fun backstage with some pretty cool pics (with Tawna and Amanda too). A dentist by trade, Natalie always come prepared for this contest, and was rewarded with an Olympia qualification. For this contest, and the last one in California, top three still go to the O.

Talia Terese, also from Northern California, came into here with the best physique since she won the 2011 NPC USAs. Many of us, including many fans, had Talia 3rd over Natalie. Her posing on stage is considerably better and she has grown more confident in the pro ranks. It was close, Natalie or Talia, but the judges gave it to Natalie. Talia did improve, beating out Tiffany Boydston, who did qualify for the Olympia two weeks ago.

Tifanny Bordston looked great as usual, but this wasnt her evening, finishing in 5th place. The physiques have improved from two weeks ago, but she should be happy with everything, as she had an incredible 2011! Time to rest (unless, of course, she gets an Arnold invite).

Narmin Assria. She looked incredible, and she enjoys having fun backstage, and is full of energy. While others are resting, she is up and ready to go, taking fun pics and enjoying the contest. She is petite, 95 pounds, which can make her just lean enough sometimes. I wonder how Narmin will look like with just a little more weight on her, as she has the sass and the energy onstage to eventually rise up the ranks in bikini.



Notes

Sandra Augustin. Not sure what type of posing she was doing, but it was definately strange. I don't think she was mocking anything, but just wanted to do her own thing, her own way, and it was vastly different. Making faces and different type of poses is ok when we are doing a photoshoot, but on stage, you only have 15-20 seconds to make your point with the judges, and that didn't do it. We take pics too, and these pics go online or in the magazines. Oh well... last place is last place.

The contest was very well run. A lot of high quality NPC competitors, both in figure and bikini. Wow is all I can say. Two weeks before Nationals and some competitors come to hone their physique here, and I was impressed with quite a few of the competitors. However, Prejudging started at 9:30am and ended around 3:00 or so, then started promptly at 6pm and ended after 11:30pm. I was tired. Getting up, taking pics, going around, talking to people (or trying to) is not easy. But all worth it.

Some of the misc pictures are on facebook, but all of them will be on Bodybuilding.com in a day. Always try to get some fun ones.




Ok... gotta go...

Awesome recap Ron!!!!! Thank you!

LaurenFazio
11-06-2011, 06:12 PM
I love love love Tawyna's look! She looked awesome!

Amanda........ IS BIKINI! imo :)
I LOVE HER!

lil mama
11-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Wow !!!! you were a busy lil fella. Get some rest and thanks for the breakdown:kiss:
Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...

I met a lot of people, a lot of high quality competitors with excellent physiques, and the whole contest (albiet a very long one) was fun.




Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...


The top six

There was no question as soon as Amanda Latona got on that stage, she was going to win the contest. She was more confident than she was two weeks ago at the IFBB Titans (where she won too), and she wowed the judges and the audiences were her trademark posing that makes it looks easy and flawless in the right poses. Amanda is back, and skipping the 2011 Olympia and taking five months off has not affected her one bit. She may be more determined now to be the top (and we will see what happens at the 2012 Arnold Classic). For some how don't know, Amanda did not skip the Olympia because she wanted too. She did because she had the oppurtunity to work with the Olympia committee on co-hosting, webcasting the Olympia and much more. Two different outfits Amanda wore. The one that won her the contest for prejudging, and the daring white suit in the evening that also looked good.

Tawna Eubanks came out of nowhere, at least for this show in California. This is why you should never worry about predictions, about what people are talking about. A lot of us do that because is generates interest in the contests, and most of the time, it is just that, a prediction. Tawna came in this contest very quiet backstage, and boom - impressed the judges with a physique over a heavily favored Natalie Pennington (who is from the San Francisco area and a crod favorite). Kodus to the judges for judging an extremely tough contest, even though there were only 11 competitors.

Natalie Pennington looked great as usual, and we had a lot of fun backstage with some pretty cool pics (with Tawna and Amanda too). A dentist by trade, Natalie always come prepared for this contest, and was rewarded with an Olympia qualification. For this contest, and the last one in California, top three still go to the O.

Talia Terese, also from Northern California, came into here with the best physique since she won the 2011 NPC USAs. Many of us, including many fans, had Talia 3rd over Natalie. Her posing on stage is considerably better and she has grown more confident in the pro ranks. It was close, Natalie or Talia, but the judges gave it to Natalie. Talia did improve, beating out Tiffany Boydston, who did qualify for the Olympia two weeks ago.

Tifanny Bordston looked great as usual, but this wasnt her evening, finishing in 5th place. The physiques have improved from two weeks ago, but she should be happy with everything, as she had an incredible 2011! Time to rest (unless, of course, she gets an Arnold invite).

Narmin Assria. She looked incredible, and she enjoys having fun backstage, and is full of energy. While others are resting, she is up and ready to go, taking fun pics and enjoying the contest. She is petite, 95 pounds, which can make her just lean enough sometimes. I wonder how Narmin will look like with just a little more weight on her, as she has the sass and the energy onstage to eventually rise up the ranks in bikini.



Notes

Sandra Augustin. Not sure what type of posing she was doing, but it was definately strange. I don't think she was mocking anything, but just wanted to do her own thing, her own way, and it was vastly different. Making faces and different type of poses is ok when we are doing a photoshoot, but on stage, you only have 15-20 seconds to make your point with the judges, and that didn't do it. We take pics too, and these pics go online or in the magazines. Oh well... last place is last place.

The contest was very well run. A lot of high quality NPC competitors, both in figure and bikini. Wow is all I can say. Two weeks before Nationals and some competitors come to hone their physique here, and I was impressed with quite a few of the competitors. However, Prejudging started at 9:30am and ended around 3:00 or so, then started promptly at 6pm and ended after 11:30pm. I was tired. Getting up, taking pics, going around, talking to people (or trying to) is not easy. But all worth it.

Some of the misc pictures are on facebook, but all of them will be on Bodybuilding.com in a day. Always try to get some fun ones.




Ok... gotta go...

buffguy1
11-06-2011, 09:04 PM
I've been following the Sac on Siouxcountry for the past week. I wasn't sure I was going to like the new bikini division but changed my mind when I saw the more fit women placing well. However, this show confused me.

I am a huge fan of Mandy Henderson and left wondering what happened with her placing. I agree she has a lot of muscle but Amanda Latona's abs are just as lean. Mandy has a sexy fitness physique (this is a bodybuilding sport). I get the fact that the top 3 were set to win but I feel like Mandy Henderson should have been in the top 5.

Can someone explain the politics of the sport to me?

Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...


Thanks Ron! That sure was a long day! I don't know how you photographers do it. I really like Tawna's look for pro bikini. She's done very well. :)

Siouxcountry
11-06-2011, 09:28 PM
I've been following the Sac on Siouxcountry for the past week. I wasn't sure I was going to like the new bikini division but changed my mind when I saw the more fit women placing well. However, this show confused me.

I am a huge fan of Mandy Henderson and left wondering what happened with her placing. I agree she has a lot of muscle but Amanda Latona's abs are just as lean. Mandy has a sexy fitness physique (this is a bodybuilding sport). I get the fact that the top 3 were set to win but I feel like Mandy Henderson should have been in the top 5.

Can someone explain the politics of the sport to me?

I don't believe politics had anything to do with her placing. I think Mandy is beautiful, but I too would not have placed her in the top half of the show.

Summer W
11-07-2011, 01:43 AM
Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...

I met a lot of people, a lot of high quality competitors with excellent physiques, and the whole contest (albiet a very long one) was fun.




Some notes from Sacramento before I head to the airport...


The top six

There was no question as soon as Amanda Latona got on that stage, she was going to win the contest. She was more confident than she was two weeks ago at the IFBB Titans (where she won too), and she wowed the judges and the audiences were her trademark posing that makes it looks easy and flawless in the right poses. Amanda is back, and skipping the 2011 Olympia and taking five months off has not affected her one bit. She may be more determined now to be the top (and we will see what happens at the 2012 Arnold Classic). For some how don't know, Amanda did not skip the Olympia because she wanted too. She did because she had the oppurtunity to work with the Olympia committee on co-hosting, webcasting the Olympia and much more. Two different outfits Amanda wore. The one that won her the contest for prejudging, and the daring white suit in the evening that also looked good.

Tawna Eubanks came out of nowhere, at least for this show in California. This is why you should never worry about predictions, about what people are talking about. A lot of us do that because is generates interest in the contests, and most of the time, it is just that, a prediction. Tawna came in this contest very quiet backstage, and boom - impressed the judges with a physique over a heavily favored Natalie Pennington (who is from the San Francisco area and a crod favorite). Kodus to the judges for judging an extremely tough contest, even though there were only 11 competitors.

Natalie Pennington looked great as usual, and we had a lot of fun backstage with some pretty cool pics (with Tawna and Amanda too). A dentist by trade, Natalie always come prepared for this contest, and was rewarded with an Olympia qualification. For this contest, and the last one in California, top three still go to the O.

Talia Terese, also from Northern California, came into here with the best physique since she won the 2011 NPC USAs. Many of us, including many fans, had Talia 3rd over Natalie. Her posing on stage is considerably better and she has grown more confident in the pro ranks. It was close, Natalie or Talia, but the judges gave it to Natalie. Talia did improve, beating out Tiffany Boydston, who did qualify for the Olympia two weeks ago.

Tifanny Bordston looked great as usual, but this wasnt her evening, finishing in 5th place. The physiques have improved from two weeks ago, but she should be happy with everything, as she had an incredible 2011! Time to rest (unless, of course, she gets an Arnold invite).

Narmin Assria. She looked incredible, and she enjoys having fun backstage, and is full of energy. While others are resting, she is up and ready to go, taking fun pics and enjoying the contest. She is petite, 95 pounds, which can make her just lean enough sometimes. I wonder how Narmin will look like with just a little more weight on her, as she has the sass and the energy onstage to eventually rise up the ranks in bikini.



Notes

Sandra Augustin. Not sure what type of posing she was doing, but it was definately strange. I don't think she was mocking anything, but just wanted to do her own thing, her own way, and it was vastly different. Making faces and different type of poses is ok when we are doing a photoshoot, but on stage, you only have 15-20 seconds to make your point with the judges, and that didn't do it. We take pics too, and these pics go online or in the magazines. Oh well... last place is last place.

The contest was very well run. A lot of high quality NPC competitors, both in figure and bikini. Wow is all I can say. Two weeks before Nationals and some competitors come to hone their physique here, and I was impressed with quite a few of the competitors. However, Prejudging started at 9:30am and ended around 3:00 or so, then started promptly at 6pm and ended after 11:30pm. I was tired. Getting up, taking pics, going around, talking to people (or trying to) is not easy. But all worth it.

Some of the misc pictures are on facebook, but all of them will be on Bodybuilding.com in a day. Always try to get some fun ones.




Ok... gotta go...

I absolutely loved the Sac show! Everyone was in good cheer, competition was fierce, and the show was incredibly organized. I always thank the judges and promoters for an excellent job, but this time kudos are for Ron and Jeff Binns. Ron, I just love how you always have a smile on your face! We were the last few standing at the end there and your energy definitely brightened the room. Jeff took so many great photos, got them online super quick and I had fun trying to pick the top 3 in each class with him during finals! Looking forward to Miami Nationals! This show really helped. I'm ready to bring the heat!

Ron
11-07-2011, 08:01 PM
I absolutely loved the Sac show! Everyone was in good cheer, competition was fierce, and the show was incredibly organized. I always thank the judges and promoters for an excellent job, but this time kudos are for Ron and Jeff Binns. Ron, I just love how you always have a smile on your face! We were the last few standing at the end there and your energy definitely brightened the room. Jeff took so many great photos, got them online super quick and I had fun trying to pick the top 3 in each class with him during finals! Looking forward to Miami Nationals! This show really helped. I'm ready to bring the heat!

If you are there at the contest, you might as well have fun and enjoy. By the way, you looked great (on and off the stage). Taking pictures of beautiful competitors helps a little, as well as people like you that make it fun there. Backstage, some people are smiling, having a good time, and others look like they are about to cry.

Here are the pics from the NPC/IFBB Sacramento, including the backstage, misc pics and Friday night pics.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2011-ifbb-sacramento-pro-212-and-bikini-grand-prix.html

jewelofnile69
11-07-2011, 09:41 PM
What is being awarded in pro bikini is changing somewhat.

Last year for example Diana Fields was a top pro in bikini (3rd at one pro show, 4th in another), this year she has yet to place in the top half of a pro show.

1st & 2nd pics are from the 2010 IFBB Europa Battle Of Champions where she placed 3rd out of a 11 women. 3rd & 4th pics are from the 2011 IFBB Sacramento where she placed 8th out of a 11 women.

I'm not sure it is changing all that much...I just think Diana looks different. I like her old look better. I'm not sure if it's the hair, but even her body looks different.

I also like Tawna's look.

Princess_Diana
11-08-2011, 02:38 AM
I'm still being told that I'm too skinny(I'm a natural string bean). I have switched up trainers since my last show and it will take time for me to make changes. I'll be at Iowa this coming weekend and my diet is being changed this week so I can be a bit fuller for the show.

LaurenFazio
11-08-2011, 02:45 AM
I'm still being told that I'm too skinny(I'm a natural string bean). I have switched up trainers since my last show and it will take time for me to make changes. I'll be at Iowa this coming weekend and my diet is being changed this week so I can be a bit fuller for the show.

Hey!! Awesome :awesome: good luck in Iowa!! :)
Who are you training with now girl?

I wish I had your string bean problem hehe

Princess_Diana
11-08-2011, 02:58 AM
Hey!! Awesome :awesome: good luck in Iowa!! :)
Who are you training with now girl?

I wish I had your string bean problem hehe

Thank you for the good luck wishes...I'm gonna need it, it's a tough lineup for Iowa! I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Hany Rambod as my trainer! :)

JeanneNimmer
11-08-2011, 04:23 AM
I've been following the Sac on Siouxcountry for the past week. I wasn't sure I was going to like the new bikini division but changed my mind when I saw the more fit women placing well. However, this show confused me.

I am a huge fan of Mandy Henderson and left wondering what happened with her placing. I agree she has a lot of muscle but Amanda Latona's abs are just as lean. Mandy has a sexy fitness physique (this is a bodybuilding sport). I get the fact that the top 3 were set to win but I feel like Mandy Henderson should have been in the top 5.

Can someone explain the politics of the sport to me?

I am a huge fan of Mandy's as well. Mandy worked so hard to earn her pro card in figure and is fitting in nicely in the pro bikini world after only 2 shows.
Mandy has such a great attitude and work ethic that I know she will overcome this placing and find herself up at the top where she belongs. She will continue to refine her bikini look until she gives the judges what they are looking for.
Politics?? What politics?:) I mean, c'mon.. we all know that figure and bikini are subjective sports and politics are always part of the game. But we know that going in. The best thing to do is to just bring the best package possible so we cannot be denied or even if we are, we are so self confident and content, the victory cannot be taken away regardless of the placing. Wishing her all the best in this new adventure.

Staci
11-18-2011, 12:52 AM
Ive been checking the sacramento site for results. I want to know where my boyfriend placed. The site still isnt updated. How can I find out where he placed?