Memorial Day, May 31, 2010 was an enormous success at Muscle Beach. The Muscle Beach International Classic and Armed Forces Championship saw a record number of bodybuilders, figure and bikini competitors “strut their stuff”.
A C-17 Flyover from March AFB sent the crowd into a frenzy. Thanks to Colonel Ken Goode our ground support for bringing the big bird in “low, slow and dirty”.
Joe Weider was on hand to receive recognition and a huge thank you for his generous donation of permanent stadium seating which was installed at Venice Beach. The seating capacity for the event has now been raised to 1000 spectators who can sit and watch the excitement on stage. Joe was acknowledged by Mark Antonio Grant, representing Councilmen Bill Rosendahl 11th District City of Los Angeles. A special poster was presented to Joe by Mick Skinner from Bodybuilding.com.
Ed Fury and William Smith were inducted into the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. Their bronze plaques have joined the many other inductees along the Boardwalk in the Muscle Beach Walk of Fame.
Congratulations go to the Overall Winners:
Xavisus Gayben – Overall Armed Forces Champion
Michelle Harris – Overall Women’s Bodybuilding
Jason Barrios – Overall Novice Men’s Bodybuilding
Rado Pagac – Overall Open Men’s Bodybuilding
Sarah Grahm – Overall Bikini
Jill Rudison – Overall Novice Figure
Susie Rios – Overall Open Figure
Thanks to Muscle Tech the Title Sponsor of the event for all their support.
In addition to the action on stage, a “Fit Expo” of health and fitness vendors were on hand to provide education, samples and giveaways. Thanks to Bodybuilding. Com, Iron Man Magazine, AllDay Energy the Official Energy Shot of Muscle Beach, Liquid Grip, LA Urban Fitness, Eric The Trainer, Gaspari Nutrition, Independent Herbal Life, Dumbbell Mania, Adore Swimwear LA Temptations and many others. The crowds were packed in the vendor area and everyone had a great time.