Jose Raymond Wins Arnold Classic 212
Oksana Grishina Defends Fitness International Title
Camala Rodriguez-McClure Wins Figure International
Sadik Hadzovic Wins Men’s Physique
COLUMBUS, OH – Jose Raymond of North Reading, Mass., capped an illustrious 23-year competitive career tonight by winning the Arnold Classic 212 for his seventh career win since the IFBB Pro League established the then-202 division in 2009. Raymond received the champion’s trophy from Arnold Schwarzenegger and $22,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and congratulations from Eric Hillman of Europa Sports Products and Fabian Orozco of MHP.
Other prizes in the Arnold Classic 212 were:
• 2nd place: Hidetada Yamagishi of Japan received $10,000 and a medal from Quest Nutrition and Hollywood Casino.
• 3rd place: Eduardo Correa of Brasil received $6,000 and a medal from Animal and ProMera Sports.
• 4th place: Aaron Clark of Fairfax, Va., received $4,000 and a medal from Gaspari Nutrition and Bodybuilding.com
• 5th place: Charles Dixon of Greenville, S.C., received $2,000 and a medal from LoneStar Distribution and BPI.
• 6th place: Cory Mathews of Arlington, Texas, received $1,000 and a medal from CytoSport and EAS.
Oksana Grishina of North Hollywood, Calif., won the prestigious Fitness International for the second straight year. She received the champion’s trophy from Arnold Schwarzenegger and $25,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and congratulations from Eric Hillman of Europa Sports Products and David Pecker of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.
Other prizes in the Fitness International were:
• 2nd place: Tanji Johnson of Renton, Wash., received $13,000 and a trophy from Hollywood Casino and EAS.
• 3rd place: Regiane Da Silva of Germany received $8,000 and a trophy from ProMera Sports and Quest Nutrition.
• 4th place: Bethany Wagner Cisternino of Bound Brook, N.J., received $5,000 and a trophy from CytoSport and Rivalus.
• 5th place: Michelle Blank of St. Simon’s Island, Ga., received $3,000 and a trophy from ABB Performance and USN.
• 6th place: Myriam Capes of Canada received $2,000 and a trophy from BPI and MHP.
Camala Rodriguez-McClure of Morrison, Colo., earned the biggest victory of her career when she won the Figure International for the first time. Rodriguez-McClure, who transition from fitness to figure in 2012 and now has six career wins, received the champion’s trophy from Arnold Schwarzenegger and $16,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jackets and congratulations from Eric Hillman of Europa Sports Products and Jason Birney of Hollywood Casino Columbus.
Other prizes in the Figure International were:
• 2nd place: Candice Lewis of Aurora, Colo., received $10,000 and a trophy from Gasp & Better Bodies and Quest Nutrition.
• 3rd place: Candice Keene of Maitland, Fla., received $8,000 and trophy from Optimum Nutrition and JanTana.
• 4th place: Latorya Watts of Las Vegas, Nev., received $5,000 and a trophy from The Columbus Dispatch and 4 Dimension Nutrition.
• 5th place: Ann Titone of St. Louis received $3,000 and a trophy from Animal and BPI.
• 6th place: Gennifer Strobo of Lake Mary, Fla., received $2,000 and a trophy from Kiosk Kings Champion Energy and Nutrex Research.
Sadik Hadzovic Wins Men’s Physique
Presenting Sponsor: Europa Sports Products.
Diamond Sponsors: EAS Abbott Nutrition, Hollywood Casino Columbus, MHP, MusclePharm, Quest Nutrition.
Gold Sponsors: Animal, BPI, BSN, CytoSport, Gasp & Better Bodies, Gymshark, Jan Tana, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Optimum Nutrition, ProMera Sports.
Silver Sponsors: 4 Dimension Nutrition, American Electric Power, ABB Performance, Allmax Nutrition, Beast Sports, Body Fortress, Bodybuilding.com, Gaspari Nutrition, GAT / World Health Products, Gifted Nutrition, Kiosk Kings Champion Energy, Lone Star Distribution, MuscleTech, Nutrex Research, Oh Yeah! Nutrition, Ricart.com, Rivalus, Rogue Fitness, SAN Nutrition, USN.
Bronze Sponsors: 1 Up Nutrition, BioRhythm, Blender Bottle, Cellucor, Flexicus.com, Gold’s Gym, Grow Dietary Supplements, GT Nutrition USA, Infitnitude, iSatori, Inc., MET-RX, MRI, MRM, Muscle Egg, Mutant, Nationwide Reality, N.V.E. Pharmaceuticals, Scivation, Skechers, SmartShake, Twinlab, Promixx.
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