Josh Austin Recaps Muscle Beach Memorial Day

/ Posted 06.15.2011

Josh Austin recaps Joe Wheatley’s Muscle Beach Venice Memorial Day Weekend. Features the guys from Operation Repo, Johnny V from VH1, Chet Yorton and an assortment of bikini and bodybuilding competitors, not to mention tons of other great Muscle Beach action.

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CBS Coverage of Muscle Beach Memorial Day

/ Posted 06.01.2011

[CBS News] Some of the best physiques in the world were on display at the annual Muscle Beach & Armed Forces Championship taking place this past Memorial Day Monday on Venice Beach. The thousands walking the boardwalk got to see competitors of all shapes, sizes and ages flex their 6-packs and gun shows as part of a tribute to the brave men & women serving in America’s Armed Forces.

Actor Ryan Phillippe and boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley were also on hand to help induct pro bodybuilder Rich Gaspari into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame.

Source: http://www.cbseyemobile.com/users/CBSPremieres/channel/item/66738

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2011 Muscle Beach Memorial Weekend Wrap-Up

/ Posted 06.01.2011

MUSCLE BEACH MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPORTS SPECTACULAR

The unofficial start of summer came in with a BANG at the Muscle Beach Sports Spectacular Memorial Weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 saw Sumo Wrestlers from Southern California compete. The crowd was cheering on their favorite wrestler and six time American Sumo champ Dan Kalbfleisch was in attendance to compete.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 three dojos brought their students to provide demonstrations of the skill and craft of Martial Arts to the Muscle Beach stage. Thanks to Kingi’s Kajukenbo, Kali Arnis Eslro and XMA for their hard work in preparation and their great performance. The Flight 2 Da Light pop band performed on stage in the afternoon. Their great music could be heard all over Venice.

In addition, 25 bouts of amateur boxing took place. Youngsters from 8 years old up to adults were paired off and put on the gloves to compete. Thanks to Title Sponsor Imaging 3 Inc. and Host Sponsor Espada Boxing for making this a great event.

Monday, May 30, 2011 was the Muscle Beach International Classic, Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini competition & Armed Foreces Championship. Muscle Beach honored Jack LaLanne the world renown icon and Muscle Beach Venice Lifetime Achievement Inductee. His passing was a great sadness. His wife Elaine was on hand to provide encouraging words to carry on Jack’s message of health and fitness. In recognition of Jack and his body of work the “Spirit of Jack LaLanne” Awards were presented to Jim Arrington and Jackie Lee both 78 years old, long time competitors at Muscle Beach Events, for their dedication to Jack’s philosophy.

Rich Gaspari was inducted into the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. His bronze plaque is now mounted on the Boardwalk Muscle Beach Walk of Fame. Thanks to Bodybuilding.com for their continued sponsorship of the Walk of Fame.

Congratulations to the following Overall Winners of the competiotion:

Overall Armed Forces Champion
Johnny Johnson

Overall Women’s Bodybuilding
Lauren Powers

Overall Novice Men’s Bodybuilding
Johnny Johnson

Overall Open Men’s Bodybuilding
Jong Sup Won

Overall Bikini
Rachael Spengler

Over Novice Figure
Cellikque Dorsey

Over Open Figure
Yeon Woo Jhi

An upcoming issue of Iron Magazine will be publishing photos of the winners and the event. Thanks to Iron Man for their support.

Many thanks to the great sponsors who support Muscle Beach:

Title Sponsor Muscle Tech
Presenting Sponsor Bodybuilding.com
Host Sponsor Dymatize
Official Holographic Energy Source EFX

In addition, to the above, vendors from the health and fitness industry provided education and giveaways to the public – thanks to Garspari Nutrition, Gold’s Gym, Independent Herbal Life, Adore Swimwear, Thermolife, Vitamin Water, Zing, Weider, L.A. Urban Fitness, Ivanko and many others.

Joe Wheatley Productions would like to thanks the Judges, backstage personnel, security and event staff for helping us to make this event a great three days.

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2011 Muscle Beach International and Armed Forces Standings

/ Posted 06.01.2011

Armed Forces Middle Weight

Johnny Johnson 1
Mikhail 2
Norman Reyes 3

OVERALL ARMED FORCES CHAMPION

Johnny Johnson

TEENS

Lance Leonhardt 1
Iker Franco 2

BODYBUILDING WOMEN’S MASTERS OVER 35

Lauren Powers 1
Michelle Harris 2
Jutta Vosgerau 3
Jackie Lee 4

BODYBUILIDNG WOMEN’S LIGHT WT

Michelle Harris 1
Jackie Lee 2

BODYBUILDING WOMEN’S HEAVY WT

Lauren Powers 1
Jutta Vosgerau 2
Ahlisha Baker 3

OVERALL WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING

Lauren Powers

MASTER’S MEN OVER 40

Danny Le 1
Mike Manibog 2
Danny Boyd 3
Derek Morton 4
Craig Percy 5
Raul Ortiz 6
Pete Yamamoto 7

MASTER’S MEN OVER 50

Sigge Malkvist 1
Gilles Bellehumer 2
J.R. Jenkins 3
Tony Burns 4
Les Merryman 5

MASTER’S MEN OVER 60

Sigge Malkvist 1
Jerry Burton 2
David Van Til 3
Jim Arrington 4
Michael Brown 5
Howard Gitlen 6

MEN’S NOVICE LIGHT WT

Danny Le 1
Mehmet Edip 2
Wade Foote 3
Jay Dimenno 4
Hideaki Seto 5
Edgar Celicea 6
Michael Douglas 7
Sergio Diaz 8

MEN’S NOVICE MIDDLE WT

Johnny Johnson 1
Kinshasa Moffitt 2
Brad Pak 3
Michael Harrington 4
Ricky Royse 5
Mar Castro 6
Craig Percy 7
James Beavis 8
Guillermo 9

MEN’S NOVICE LIGHT HEAVY WT

Kendal Johnson 1
Christian Ceh 2
Les Merryman 3

OVERALL NOVICE MEN’S BODYBUILDING

Johnny Johnson

MEN’S OPEN LIGHT WT

Ibrahim Daramy 1
Mike Manibog 2
Edgar Toribio 3

MEN’S OPEN MIDDLE WT

Kinshasa Moffitt 1
Milhail 2
Lorenzo Reynaga 3
Norman Reyes 4
Gilles Bellehumeur 5
James Beavis 6
Susumu Yoshida 7
Pete Yamamoto 8

MEN’S OPEN LIGHT HEAVY WT

Moto Sakabe 1
Rado Pagac 2

MEN’S OPEN HEAVY WT

Jong Sup Won 1
Yoshiro Iwaka 2

MEN’S OPEN SUPER HEAVY WT

Marc Arthus Dautreche 1
Fadi Alhi Indi 2

OVERALL MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING

Jong Sup Won

COUPLES

Jutta and Thorsten Vasgerau

BIKINI SHORT

Debbra Yeung 1
Alexandra Aguilar 2
Amarosa King 3
Kon Vons 4
Sehila Preciado 5

BIKINI MEDIUM

Revan Barnes 1
Wendy Lucas 2
Adriana Guzman 3
Tiffany Kramer 4
Traci Robinson 5
Sabrina Jacques 6

BIKINI TALL

Rachel Spengler 1
Tammara Myles 2
Christianna Deluca 3
Rachel Scherer 4

OVERALL BIKINI

Rachael Spengler

FIGURE MASTER’S OVER 35

Cellekque Dorsey 1
Laurie Delany 2

FIGURE MASTER’S OVER 45

Jackie Lee 1

NOVICE FIGURE SHORT

Cellekque Dorsey 1
Nicole Wilbur 2
Kimberly Bermhudez 3

NOVICE FIGURE MEDIUM

Grimoldi Luciana 1
Julia Torres 2

NOVICE FIGURE TALL

Sophie Sylverstsre 1
Fereshteh Fattaahi 2

OVERALL FIGURE NOVICE

Cellikque Dorsey

FIGURE OPEN SHORT

Tasha Marks 1
Kimberly Bermudez 2

FIGURE OPEN MEDIUM

Yeon Woo Jhi 1

FIGURE OPEN TALL

Sophie Sylvestre 1

OVERALL FIGURE OPEN

Yeon Woo Jhi

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