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Yaxeni Oriquen Wins Ms. International at the Arnold Sports Festival 2012

March 2, 2012

Adela Garcia Wins Arnold Fitness International

Nicole Wilkins Wins Arnold Figure International Championships

COLUMBUS, OH – Yaxeni Oriquen of Miami, Florida is a five-time winner of the Ms. International bodybuilding competition at the Arnold Sports Festival 2012.

Oriquen received a prize of $25,000 from Pete Dorobis from MHP and a trophy presented by Jon Coyne of GNC, congratulations and Tony Nowak jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Other major prizes awarded in the Ms. International were:

  • 2nd place: Debi Laszewski of Jupiter, FL received $13,000 presented by EAS and a trophy from Gaspari Nutrition.
  • 3rd place: Alina Popa of Zurich, Switzerland received $8,000 presented by Gold’s Gym and a trophy from Vitamin Shoppe.
  • 4th place: Cathy LeFrancois of El Monte, CA received $5,000 presented by Chase and a trophy from Probiotica.
  • 5th place: Kim Buck of Newman, GA received $3,000 presented by Muscle Nutrition and a trophy from Animal/Universal Nutrition.
  • 6th place: Brigita Brezovac of Maribor, Slovenia received $2,000 presented by and a trophy from Fight! Magazine.

Adela Garcia of Pflugerville, Texas is a five-time winner the Fitness International competition at the Arnold Sports Festival 2010.  She received $25,000 presented by Pete Dorobis from MHP, a trophy presented by Jon Coyne of GNC, congratulations and Tony Nowak jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Other prizes in the Fitness International were:

  • 2nd place: Camala Rodriguez of Denver, CO received $13,000 presented by Gaspari Nutrition and a trophy from Optimum Nutrition.
  • 3rd place: Oksana Grishina of Irvine, CA received $8,000 presented by The Columbus Dispatch and a trophy from MET-Rx.
  • 4th place: Bethany Cisternino of Bridgewater, NJ received $5,000 presented by Probiotica and a trophy from Jan Tana.
  • 5th place: Tanji Johnson of Renton, WA of received $3,000 presented by BSN and a trophy from Twinlab.
  • 6th place: Myriam Capes of La Prarie, Quebec, Canada received $2,000 presented by Bpi Sports and a trophy from Muscle Nutrition.

Nicole Wilkins of Sterling Heights, Michigan won the Figure International Championships for the 3rd year in a row.  She received $16,000 from Jon Coyne of GNC, a trophy from Pete Dorobis of MHP and a Tony Nowak jacket and congratulations from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Other prizes in the Figure International were:

  • 2nd place: Erin Stern, Ocala, CA received $10,000 presented by American Airlines and a trophy from EAS.
  • 3rd place: Candice Keene, Maitland, FL received $8,000 presented by Optimum Nutrition and a trophy from Vitamin Shoppe.
  • 4th place: Ava Cowan, Deerfield Beach, FL received $5,000 presented by Animal Universal Nutrition and a trophy from Jan Tana.
  • 5th place: Heather Dees, Lehi, UT received $3,000 presented by Bpi Sports and a trophy from BSN.
  • 6th place: Teresa Anthony, Glen Burnie, MD received $2,000 presented by MET-Rx and a trophy from Twinlab.



Arnold Sports Festival National Sponsors: GNC, AEP, Animal,, bpi Sports, BSN, EAS, Fight Magazine, Gaspari Nutrition, Jan Tana, MET-Rx, MHP, Michelob ULTRA, Muscle Nutrition, Optimum Nutrition, Probiotica,, Supro, Twinlab and Vitamin Shoppe.
Arnold Fitness EXPO Sponsors:, Burn Machine, CJ’s Elite Competition Wear, Dymatize, Europa Sports Products, Lonestar Distribution, MRI, MRM, MuscleDog, OhYeah!, PROLAB and powerCrunch.
Arnold Sports Festival Local Sponsors: AEP, American Airlines, Chase, The Columbus Dispatch, Gold’s Gym, Metro Fitness, Michelob ULTRA, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Realty,, and Subway.


For more information visit:

Media Contacts:

Matt Lorz
Lorz Communications
(614) 443-1877

Brent LaLonde
Arnold Sports Festival
(614) 431-2600


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