Ten bodybuilders were crowned champions over the weekend at the annual 2023 Tampa Pro!
Written by Doug Murray
The 2023 Tampa Pro took place from August 3-5 in Tampa, Florida. This contest is a Mr. Olympia qualifier for ten divisions including Men’s Open, 212 Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Figure, Fitness, Bikini, and Wellness.
Earning passage to this year’s Mr. Olympia contest has been more challenging as the point system has been removed. Therefore, any athlete who wishes to qualify must win a Pro show before October 9. This year’s 2023 Mr. Olympia competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, inside the Orange County Convention Center from November 2-5.
Last year, Men’s Open standout Akim Williams delivered gold at the 2022 Tampa Pro. It was a memorable night as Williams defeated surging contenders Quinton Eriya and Kamal Elgargni. However, Akim Williams chose not to defend his title this weekend and Hunter Labrada emerged victorious. He will have the opportunity to square off against the reigning Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan in less than three months.
2023 Tampa Pro Winners
- Men’s Open: Hunter Labrada
- 212 Bodybuilding: Fabricio de Souza Moreira
- Classic Physique: Matthew Greggo
- Men’s Physique: Arya Saffaie
- Women’s Bodybuilding: Michaela Aycock
- Women’s Physique: Jeannie Feldman
- Figure: Queren Pacheco
- Fitness: Allison Kramer
- Bikini: Ashlynn Little
- Wellness: Rayane Fogal
2023 Tampa Pro Results Breakdown
During the prejudging rounds, it appeared to be a two-man battle between John Delarosa and fan-favorite Hunter Labrada. Delarosa brought great upper body development and certainly pushed Labrada in some poses. However, Labrada’s back development was on another level Saturday. Not only that, but it appeared Labrada managed to dial in his conditioning better than ever.
Labrada’s last showing came in seventh at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Meanwhile, Delarosa’s most recent appearance was in second place at the 2023 Chicago Pro. In the end, Labrada was successful and is now qualified for 2023 Olympia. This marks the second Tampa Pro win of his career.
The podium featured John Delarosa in second and Lewis Breed in third.
- Winner — Hunter Labrada
- Second Place — John Delarosa
- Third Place — Lewis Breed
- Fourth Place — Joel Thomas
- Fifth Place — Brady King
- Sixth Place — Roy Evans
- Seventh Place — Nathan Spear
- Eighth Place — Fred Smalls
The first Men’s division to hit the stage this weekend was 212 Bodybuilding. Prejudging saw Diego Montoya, Mahamed Embaby, and Fabricio de Souza Moreira in the running for first. They all brought next-level conditioning with balanced proportions.
During the finals, the judging panel appeared to favor the looks of Mohamed Embaby and Fabricio de Souza Moreira as the day progressed. Embaby last shared a stage at the 2023 Chicago Pro, where he finished with an impressive third place. Opposite to Embaby was Moreira. Fabricio last stepped on stage at the 2022 Chicago Pro and finished third. In the end, the conditioning and dryness of Fabricio de Souza Moreira sealed the deal. He is now qualified for 2023 Mr. Olympia.
Mahemed Embaby took second and Diego Montoya finished third, respectively.
- Winner — Fabricio de Souza Moreira
- Second Place — Mahamed Embaby
- Third Place — Diego Montoya
- Fourth Place — Jason Nguyen
- Fifth Place — Robert Taylor
- Sixth Place — Kevin Johnson
- Seventh Place — Toto Djong
- Eighth Place — Yumon Eaton
- Ninth Place — Leland Devaughn Jr.
- Tenth Place — David Robinson
Fans were thrilled to see some big threats from the Classic Physique division in attendance. During prejudging rounds, huge pops were heard following the individual routines of Carlos Dommar and Matthew Greggo. Both men brought their trademark conditioning with complete upper bodies.
Greggo last appeared on stage at the 2023 Lenda Murray Atlanta Pro and picked up fourth place. Dommar meanwhile, is riding momentum following his big victory at the same show Greggo took fourth in. Dommar was eager to pick up another win in Florida, but Matthew Greggo denied his efforts with arguably his best physique to date. He won first place and qualified for 2023 Olympia.
Dommar and Robert Waterhouse filled the second and third podium spots.
- Winner — Matthew Greggo
- Second Place — Carlos Dommar
- Third Place — Robert Waterhouse
- Fourth Place — Lucas Giaianni
- Fifth Place — Camillo Diaz Garzon
- Sixth Place — Jarak Toribio Perez
- Sixth Place — Jerark Toribio Perez
- Seventh Place — Dino Estrada
- Eighth Place — Jared Thompson
- Ninth Place — Caleb Walker
- Tenth Place — Peter Sciallo
On Friday, Men’s Physique competitors went all-out in the quest for first place. The prejudging portion of the show featured Jeremiah Maxey and Arya Saffaie as clear frontrunners. The artful posing routines and stage presentation were among the best of their division.
Jeremiah Maxey last competed at the 2022 Atlantic Coast Pro and put on a show. He took sixth but certainly came back with a vengeance. His main adversary, Arya Saffaie last appeared at the 2022 Olympia but was unable to place in the top 15. This time, Arya Saffaie dominated and earned his qualification to 2023 Olympia.
Jeremiah Maxey finished second and Alexander Toplyn took third.
- Winner — Arya Saffaie
- Second Place — Jeremiah Maxey
- Third Place — Alexander Toplyn
- Fourth Place — Kimani Victor
- Fifth Place — Deke Walker
- Sixth Place — John Stanley Sarmiento
- Sixth Place — John Stanley Sarmiento
- Seventh Place — Aroldson Etienne
- Eighth Place — Jemiase (Jay) Riggins
- Ninth Place — Steven Cao
- Tenth Place — Burak King
Competitors from the Women’s Bodybuilding category wasted no time jumping on stage Friday. During the prejudging rounds, the hard muscularity of Theresa Ivancik, Nicki Chartrand, and Michaela Aycock stood out and the judges took notice. With a number of comparisons taking place, it was anyone’s title going into the finals.
Nicki Chartrand was in the running for gold. She took 2022 away from shows and one of her last appearances on stage was in eighth at the 2021 Rising Phoenix and Arizona Pro show. She was up against Michaela Aycock in the finals. Aycock entered the contest with momentum after claiming silver at the 2023 Lenda Murray Atlanta Pro. After a heated battle, Michaela Aycock got her hand raised and earned first prize.
Nicki Chartrand and Theresa Ivancik rounded out the podium in second and third.
- Winner — Michaela Aycock
- Second Place — Nicki Chartrand
- Third Place — Theresa Ivancik
- Fourth Place — Kyna Squarey
- Fifth Place — Julia Foery
- Sixth Place — Selyka Givan
- Seventh Place — Cristina Arellano Goy
- Eighth Place — Taylor Iraggi
- Ninth Place — Patty Corbett
- Tenth Place — Gabriela Pena De La Vega
Women’s Physique got a huge pop from the crowd during prejudging rounds. The conditioning of Ivie Rhein and Jeannie Feldman dominated discussions online. By the time finals were kicking off, many deemed it a two-woman battle.
Ivie Rhein’s last competition saw her take fifth at the 2022 Olympia contest. Meanwhile, Jeannie Feldman’s latest show was at the same Olympia event in sixth place. So both ladies were eager to run it back. Ultimately, the deep separation of Jennie Feldman’s physique prevailed and she walked away the winner.
Ivie Rhein finished runner-up and Robyn Mays took third.
- Winner — Jeannie Feldman
- Second Place — Ivie Rhein
- Third Place — Robyn Mays
- Fourth Place — Mikaela Lindsey
- Fifth Place — Marika Jones
- Sixth Place — Heather Rigsby
- Seventh Place — Isabelle Jackson
- Eighth Place — Daphney Holmes
- Ninth Place — Kristyn Lia
- Tenth Place — Patricia Pizarro
Figure competitors kicked off Friday in style as all athletes looked to have brought their best packages. The prejudging and finals featured Oyku Basar and Queren Pacheco vying for gold. In addition to some intense comparisons, both athletes displayed exceptional aesthetics.
Oyku Basar last appeared on stage at the 2023 Musclecontest Zhanna Rotar Pro, where she nabbed fifth place. On the other hand, Queren Pacheco last made a splash all the way back in 2020 at the Rising Phoenix Women’s Bodybuilding World Championship & Arizona Pro. Following a tough battle, Queren Pacheco earned first and qualified for 2023 Mr. Olympia.
Oyku Basar took second, with Lena Ramsteiner taking bronze.
- Winner — Queren Pacheco
- Second Place — Oyku Basar
- Third Place — Lena Ramsteiner
- Fourth Place — Mariafernanda Laguna
- Fifth Place — Danielle Rose
- Sixth Place — Tamera Barrett
- Seventh Place — Corrie Morales
- Eighth Place — Edith Driver
- Ninth Place — Jennifer Johnson
- Tenth Place — Zulfiya Bitiyeva
Fitness competitors brought their best on Saturday afternoon. The individual routines of Aurika Trygale and Allison Kramer were eye-catching for those in the crowd. They both brought exceptional proportions and balance, married with stage presentation.
Finalist Aurika Tyrgale last stepped on stage at the 2023 Chicago Pro and delivered an impressive sixth-place performance. Tyrgale looked to have taken the judges’ criticisms to heart as she brought arguably her best package to date. Allison Kramer, meanwhile, last graced the 2023 Lenda Murray Atanta Pro stage where she took runner-up. This time around, Allison Kramer left no room for error and took home gold.
Aurika Tyrgale settled for second and Kristin Pope slotted in third.
- Winner — Allison Kramer
- Second Place — Aurika Tyrgale
- Third Place — Kristin Pope
- Fourth Place — Stacy Dawn
- Fifth Place — Anna Fomina
- Sixth Place — Stephanie Jones
- Seventh Place — Michelle Gales
- Eighth Place — Donnice Chow
- Ninth Place — Danielle Chikeles
- Tenth Place — Eileen Thomas
Bikini talent swarmed the stage on Saturday for prejudging. Judges and fans in the audience immediately took notice of Arianna Brothers and Ashlynn Little. As finals continued, many deemed it a coin flip of a contest. Brothers and Little displayed stage appeal and aesthetically balanced physiques, making it a tough night for the judges.
Little last gave it her all at the 2022 Olympia, but was unable to place in the top 15. Arianna Brothers last took 13th at the 2023 Republic of Texas Pro. After a few comparisons, Ashlyn Little won first prize and qualified for 2023 Olympia.
Arianna Brothers finished second and Tatiana Lanovenko took third.
- Winner — Ashlynn Little
- Second Place — Arianna Brothers
- Third Place — Tatiana Lanovenko
- Fourth Place — India Paulino
- Fifth Place — Jordan Brannon
- Sixth Place — Liana Giannamore
- Seventh Place — Tamekia Carter
- Eighth Place — Sandra Merlo
- Ninth Place — Lauren Dannenmiller
- Tenth Place — Mary Ann Parks
Wellness competitors got straight to business on Saturday. Andrea Hrenko and Rayane Fogal were frontrunners, who looked a step above their competition with great fullness in their hamstrings and quads.
Finalist Andrea Hrenko last competed at the 2023 Arnold Classic, where she picked up sixth place. Her opponent, Rayane Fogal also competed in Columbus, Ohio at the same show but took third. This time, Rayane Fogal left nothing to chance and earned first place.
Andrea Hrenko settled for silver and Marissa Andrews took third.
- Winner — Rayane Fogal
- Second Place — Andrea Hrenko
- Third Place — Marissa Andrews
- Fourth Place — Quintaysia Goodley
- Fifth Place — Angela White
- Sixth Place — Devyn Cambre
- Seventh Place — Maria Paulette
- Eighth Place — Luz Stella Abinuman
- Ninth Place — Yami Partridge
- Tenth Place — Kim O’Connell
2023 Tampa Pro Scorecards
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