The 2009 IFBB pro season closed out in Kentucky last night, November 14, with Florida flower Cheryl Brown sewing up her first pro victory. A perfect 10 made Cheryl, who has softened up her physique and rounded up her shoulders since the photo below was taken, the unanimous winner of the three-year old contest. JulieAnn Kulla was the unanimous choice for second—a natural progression from their placings last week in Sacramento, where Cheryl was second and JulieAnn was fourth.
Earning the third-place Olympia qualification—and getting a jump on the new year for the second straight time at this show—was Teresa Anthony. Patricia Mello, third last year, dropped to fourth in this lineup of 20, while Terri Turner, looking fine, cracked the top five in her second pro appearance.
In case you’re counting, that makes 14 ladies who are already qualified for the 2010 Figure Olympia: Nicole Wilkins-Lee, Gina Aliotti, Heather Mae French, Kristal Richardson, Amy Fry, Erin Stern, Gennifer Strobo, Felicia Romero, Kristi Tauti, Krissy Chin and Huong Arcinas, plus Cheryl, JulieAnn Kulla and Teresa.
With 11 shows to go before Olympia time next year, what are the odds that list is going to grow, exponentially?
Find the complete results from Kentucky below.
Brownie (top), who went from hot newcomer at the ’08 Figure Nationals to Olympia-qualified pro in a year, enjoys a well-deserved brownie.
Middle: Gaining polish onstage last summer.
Teresa Anthony (bottom) scored an invite in Kentucky for the second year running.
Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure Championship
1) Cheryl Brown*
2) JulieAnn Kulla*
3) Teresa Anthony*
4) Patricia Mello
5) Terri Turner
6) Sherlyn Roy
7) Ann Titone
8) Rosa-Marie Romero
9) Cristiana Casoni
10) Valerie Haines
11) Stephanie Billings
12) Tivisay Briceno
13) Natalie Calland
14) Stephanie Togrul
15) Rachel Cammon
16) Jessica Clay
16) Amy Lee Martin
16) Liane Siewald
16) Laura Sutter
16) Jennifer Toth
*Qualifies for 2010 Figure Olympia.