Reported July 2, 2002
Does the Swami think Heavyweight Troy Alves will finally get his pro card at the NPC USA this year? Will Light Heavyweight Rob Lopez also join the flex-for-pay ranks after several near-misses? What about the battle for the Superheavyweight crown? Will Mat Duvall become a member of the IFBB Pro Division at last, or will Idrise Ward-Elor perhaps Abbas Khatamidisappoint Massive Mat one more time?
Who does the Swami see winning in the Womens division at the Jon Lindsay production? To find out all of the above, check out the News & Views in the August 02 IRONMAN, where L.T. will tell ya who its gonna be. For more info on the competition, which is set for the weekend of July 2627 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, call Jaguar Jon at (310) 859-2809 or write to him at [email protected].
Gunter Schlierkamp has received a special invite to the 02 Mr. Olympia. Gentle Gunter, a giant of a man at 62, 285 pounds, says hell be in the best shape of his life after working with Charles Cut Glass this year. Craig Titus, who initially said hed be passing on the O, now says hes back in. All Weider-contacted athleteswhich includes Craigare required to do the show if they qualify. Tom Prince, who didnt make this seasons Mr. O list, will be having knee surgery soon. Congratulations to Sean Ergas (Mens bodybuilding), Sarah Dunlap (Womens bodybuilding), Trish Mayberry (Fitness) andCarrie Fickle (Figure) for their Overall victories at the 02 Junior Nationals, which were held on June 15 in Chicago. A month earlier Dunlap did likewise at the Pittsburgh Championships.