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2017 NJ State Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini/Pro World
Article by Lorraine DePass

New Jersey's last competition of the 2017 season was a rousing success and undoubtedly the best of the season. The 2017 NJ State Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini/Pro World was held at Bloomfield Middle School on November 4th and saw competitors from as far South as Florida and as far across the globe as Italy.


The day started with the Pro Men's Bodybuilding class which gave the judge's some difficult choices to make. Thankfully, the pro men were up to the challenge as they were put through the paces repeatedly in a grueling comparison round. At the end of the night, it was Clint Blackwell who proved to be the best with incredible symmetry and definition. 


The Pro Bikini class featured one of our newest bikini pros, Tiffany Ensmann, who shows great potential.

But it was Crystal Wood who took first place with perfect presentation and her usual impressive overall shape.
New Jersey NGA continues to attract new competitors at each competition and this one was no exception.

The quality that is brought by these fitness neophytes show how much dedication they put into show prep.

The bikini division is especially thriving as more and more women enter each year.

Congratulations to Shkeera Campbell and Esira Castillon, for their well-deserved pro cards. 
Another growing division is Men’s Physique. Nikia Grimes has matured as an athlete as he competed

throughout the year and ended the season with a pro card. 

Men's Masters Bodybuilding showcased two favorites, 68-year-old Dawud Raul and 67-year-old Alvis Vaughn.

These men are impressive for their energy and mature muscularity and are always a source of inspiration to all. Though a close call, it was Dawud's night to win it all. 

The night finished with Men’s Open Bodybuilding and Antonio Rizzi from Italy winning the overall and his pro card.  But American Tommy Do was not allowed to leave the stage until he was surprised with a pro card as the American overall winner. These gentlemen warmed up the stage with their smiles and made for a great end to the show. 
With our 2017 season concluded, the New Jersey NGA would like to congratulate all the competitors for their hard work and thank them for choosing the National Gym Association.

See you next year!

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