The Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini 2009 season competitions ended at Muscle Beach on Labor Day, September 7, 2009. Terrific California weather, palm trees waving, ocean crashing and a packed crowd cheered on the athletes who competed at the event.
Reg Lewis, IFBB Mr. America, Mr. America over 40 and Mr. Physical Fitness was inducted into the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame, Class of 2009. Many may remember Reg as the star of “Son of Hercules” and “The Fire Monster”. It was a pleasure to have Reg and his family, view his bronze plaque on the Muscle Beach Venice Walk of Fame sponsored by Bodybuilding.com.
We would like to congratulate the winners:
Overall Women’s Bodybuilding – Victoria Dominquez
Overall Novice Men’s Bodybuilding – Bishoy Hanna
Overall Open Men’s Bodybuilding – Peter Jablonski
Overall Bikini – Victorai Kirsanova
Overall Novice Figure – Taylor Hansen
Overall Open Figure – Andrea Mandella
Thanks to Weider International who sponsored the Overall Women’s and Men’s Bodybuilding Awards.
New to this event was the “Best Back” Awards sponsored by Big Back Grips. The award was presented to Dallas Malloy and Guillermo Escalante.
In tribute to the Muscle Beach 75th Anniversary, Mark Antonio Grant, representative for Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and John Balik, Publisher Iron Man Magazine described the plan to bury a time capsule to commemorate Muscle Beach. Thanks to Iron Man Magazine for sponsoring this opportunity. The time capsule will be buried in conjunction with the third annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive on December 13, 2009. The capsule will be opened in fifty years and will contain information, artifacts and mementos from the first 75 years of Muscle Beach.
In addition to the competition vendors from the health and fitness industry were on hand to provide samples, product and education to the public. Thanks to the sponsors Bodybuilding.com, Allday Energy, Gaspari Nutrition, Eric The Trainer, Iron Man Magazine, Big Arm Clothing, PopChips, Heart Check, Global Rainfall and Vitamin Water.
Joe Wheatley Productions in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks would like to sincerely thank all the judges and staff who work so hard to make these events a huge success.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!