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Ashley Hiney

Photography by  Ian Sitren Age: 26 Weight: 110  Height: 5’3” Hometown: San Diego, California Current residence: Chula Vista, California Occupation: Real estate agent Contest highlights: ’14 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, bikini, C-class, 1st Factoids: She graduated from the University ...

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Travis Ely

Photography by Ian Sitren Age: 28 Weight: 165 (contest); 175 (off-season) Height: 5’6” Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Current residence: Palm Springs, California Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’14 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, lightweight, 1st Factoids: A member of the United ...

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Martae Ruelas

Age: 31 Weight: 145 (contest); 190 (off-season) Height: 5’3” Hometown: Phoenix Current residence: Phoenix Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’13 NPC USA, lightweight, 3rd; ’13 NPC West Coast Classic, lightweight, 1st Factoids: He loves hot wings and horror movies, and ...

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Kimberly Jones

Age: 32 Weight: 118 Height: 5’3” Hometown: Inglewood, California Current residence: Los Angeles Occupation: Head strength and conditioning coach at El Camino Community College in Torrance, California Contest highlights: ’12 NPC West Coast Classic, figure, B-class, 1st; ’12 NPC Los ...

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Monty Rogers

Age: 35 Weight: 185-190 contest; 212-215 off-season Height: 5’7” Hometown: Spokane, Washington Current residence: Spokane, Washington Occupation: Warehouse lead at Frito-Lay Contest highlights: ’12 NPC West Coast Classic, light heavyweight, 1st, and overall; ’10 NPC Emerald Cup, light heavyweight, 4th ...

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Israel Esparza

Age:  26 Weight: 160 contest; 190 off-season Height: 5’5” Hometown: Wilmington, California Current residence: Wilmington, California Occupation: Assistant manager of an amusement park and personal trainer Contest highlights: ’12 NPC IRON MAN Naturally, novice, lightweight, 1st Factoids: Born in Mexico, ...

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Mike Saffaie

Age:  32 Weight: 168 contest; 173 off-season Height: 5’9” Hometown: Redondo Beach, California Current residence: Redondo Beach, California Occupation: CEO, Grapple Grip; personal trainer Contest highlights: ’12 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, men’s physique, B-class, 1st; ’11 NPC Border States, ...

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David Bravo

Age: 46 Weight: 175 contest; 180-200 off-season Height: 6’ Hometown: La Junta, Colorado Current residence: Phoenix Occupation: Owner, Premier Martial Arts Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, men’s physique, tall class, 5th; masters 35 and over, 2nd Factoids: He’s ...

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Martin Mester

Age: 35 Weight: 216 contest; 224 off-season Height: 6’2” Hometown: Karvina, Czech Republic Current residences: Los Angeles and Madrid Contest highlights: ’12 NPC IRON MAN Naturally, men’s physique, C-class, 1st; masters 35 and over, 1st; NPC West Coast Classic, men’s ...

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Alyssa Adamson

Age: 38 Weight: 145 contest; 150 off-season Height: 5’11” Hometown: Long Beach, California Current residence: Cypress, California Occupation: Director of IT Finance at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor Contest highlights: ’12 NPC IRON MAN Naturally, bikini, C-class, ...

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Mike Brown

Age: 27 Weight: 188 contest; 225 off-season Height: 5’9” Hometown: Bakersfield, California Current residence: Bakersfield, California Occupation: Business owner Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, light heavyweight, 6th; ’10 NPC MuscleContest, novice, light heavyweight, 1st, and overall; ’10 San ...

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Shelby Mello

Age: 32 Weight: 138 contest; 149 off-season Height: 5’8” Hometown: South Range, Wisconsin Current residence: Temecula, California Occupation: Owner-director Preschool Pals Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, figure, F-class, 1st; ’11 NPC Southern California Championships, figure, F-class, 3rd; ’11 ...

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Amanda Jackson

Age: 36 Weight: 110 contest; 126 off-season Height: 5’2” Hometown: St. Maurice, Indiana Current residence: Venice, California Occupation: Animal trainer specializing in horses and dogs Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, figure, B-class, 1st; masters figure 35 and over, ...

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Girlie Viray

Age: 32 Weight: 100 contest; 110 off-season Height: 5’1” Hometown: Lingayen Pangasinan, Philippines Current residence: Temecula, California Occupation: Hairstylist; also a cocktail waitress at Harrah’s Rincon resort in San Diego Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, bikini, A-class, 2nd; ...

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Hector Romo

Age: 23 Weight: 215 contest; 230 off-season Height: 6’3” Hometown: Los Angeles Residence: Alta Loma, California Occupation: Full-time student; personal trainer Contest highlights: ’11 NPC  USA Championships, men’s physique, C-class, 9th; ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, men’s physique, B-class, 2nd ...

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Rick Salazar

Age: 45 Weight: 195 contest; 220 off-season Height: 5’8” Hometown: Fullerton, California Current residence: Whittier, California Occupation: Purchasing manager at Steve Millen Sportsparts Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, masters over 40, 1st; open light heavyweight, 2nd; ’11 NPC ...

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Tommy Rojas

Age: 29 Weight: 215 contest; 255 off-season Height: 6’ Hometown and current residence: Las Vegas Occupation: Bellman at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, novice heavyweight, 1st; open heavyweight, 4th Factoid: He played ...

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Karie Burgheimer

Age: 21 Weight: 110 contest; 118 off-season Height: 5’2” Hometown and current residence: Mesa, Arizona Occupation: Gymnastics coach Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, bikini, C-class, 1st; ’10 NPC Border States, bikini, C-class, 2nd Factoids: An interior design major ...

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Tim Roberts

Age: 25 Weight: 146 contest; 151 off-season Height: 5’8” Hometown: La Habra, California Residence: Whittier, California Occupation: Personal trainer, actor and fitness model Contest highlights: ’11 NPC USA, men’s physique, A-class, 4th; ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, men’s physique, A-class, ...

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Vida Guerra

Age: 37 Weight: 105 contest; 115 off-season Height: 5’2” Hometown: Perth Amboy, New Jersey Residence: Los Angeles Occupation: Model and actress Contest highlights: ’11 NPC USA Championships, bikini, B-class, 3rd; ’11 NPC West Coat Classic, masters bikini, A-class, 1st, and ...

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Danny Kovarkizi

Age: 31 Weight: 200 contest and off-season Height: 6’2” Residence: Urmia, Iran Current residence: Valencia, California Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’11 NPC USA, physique, C-class, 12th; ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, physique, B-class, 3rd; ’11 NPC Orange County Muscle ...

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Anne-Marie Swisher

Age: 39 Weight: 112 contest; 120 off-season Height: 5’1” Residence: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Occupation: Strength coach, TRX instructor and massage therapist Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, masters figure 35 and over, A-class, 1st, and overall; open figure, ...

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Miguel Rubio

Age: 37 Weight: 176 contest; 205 off-season Hometown: Oxnard, California Residence: Oxnard, California Occupation: computer tech Contest highlights: ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, middleweight, 1st; novice, middleweight, 1st, and overall; ’11 NPC California Championships, middleweight (closed division), 3rd; novice, middleweight, ...

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Shaka Smith

Age: 25 Weight: 155 contest; 160 off-season Height: 5’7” Residence: North Hollywood,  California Occupation: Lawyer, fitness model Contest highlights: ’11 NPC NPC USA Championships, physique, A-class, 5th; ’11 NPC West Coast Classic, physique, A-class, 1st, and overall; ’11 NPC Southern ...

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