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Competitors Corner - INBF Hercules 2012 - Commentary

by Sharon Gayle July 6, 2012

INBF Hercules 2012 - Commentary

Coverage of the 2012 INBF Hercules Bodybuilding Championships

Saturday 30th June, 2012 - Murray Bergtraum H.S., NYC.

Last year 2011, I presented trophies at the annual INBF Hercules Bodybuilding Championship. At this same event held Saturday 30th June, I decided to sit back, relax, and enjoy the competition.  And believe me, there was definitely Competition! There was a spectacular turnout of Athletes, all vying for the coveted Pro Card!!! With the season in full swing and the World Championships fast approaching (scheduled for November 9-10, 2012); there are few Pro-Q* opportunities remaining, for Amateurs to achieve Pro. Card status.

This group of athletes knew it, and brought their best packages to the stage. Many I had seen before on the stage; several were at last year’s Hercules and placed Top-5 (I presented them their trophies. But even those competitors were back in rare form. One such athlete was Patricia Greaves. Patricia took 1st Place, Masters Figure Over 40. Poised and confident …she knew she had brought her best physique to the stage. I’ve come to recognize that look of knowing you’ve done your best, and your best is making you stand out from the rest.


Patricia Greaves, 1st Place Masters Over 40

Another stand out competitor was Tyrone Robinson. Very rarely do I see a bodybuilder take the stage and move through his posing so effortlessly.  Smoothly transitioning from post to pose. It was just lovely to see. Calm, cool, and collected …and not a speck of sweat to be seen! This was definitely a visible claim to “practice making perfect”.  Suffice to say; Tyrone was the pround winner of his Pro Card having placed 1st and winning Overall in Open Bantam Weight.


Tyrone Robinson

Congratulations to Tyrone Robinson on becoming a fellow Pro.

A big hand also, to each and every competitor who graced the stage on that day, Top-Five or not, the minute you took the stage…YOU WERE A WINNER!

Here I am having a little fun during Prejudging Intermission with Amateur Bodybuilder and friend Tiffany Jackson. Tiffany was both beautiful and graceful on the stage. She placed 2nd in Open Women’s Bodybuilding. I’m sure we’ll be seeing her again soon. There is a Pro Card with her name on it! ~Sharon Gayle


Tiffany Jackson

 

Definition: *Pro-Q. – Pro Card Qualifying Event.
Photographs: Taken by Sharon Gayle 

RESULTS: 2012 - HERCULES CHAMPIONSHIPS

by Sharon Gayle July 4, 2012

2012 Hercules Championships

June 30th, 2012 in Murry Bergtraum High School NYC

Promoter: Charlie Carollo, Vice President INBF/WNBF

Ms. Fit Body (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Isabelle Marois 8 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Linda Brodeur 11 points Tie Breaker
3rd place - Patricia Greaves 11 points
4th place - Darcy Lapila 24 points
5th place - Gina Landrio 25 points
6th place - Tiffany Jackson 26 points

Best BODY (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Paige Beck 5 points
2nd place - Kymberly Marshak 12 points
3rd place Carol Giacobbe 13 points

Novice Figure (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Kymberly Marshak 6 points
2nd Place - Tonya Hubbard 11 points
3rd place - Denise Abad 17 points
4th place - Alicia Cusumano 18 points
5th place - Yvonne Freeman 23 points
6th place - Natasha Free 31 points
7th place - Samantha Popp 34 points

Masters Figure Over 40 (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Patricia Greaves 6 points
2nd place - Maureen Meglio 9 points
3rd place - Carol Giacobbe 15 points


Patricia Greaves

Master Figure Over 50 (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place & OVERALL MASTERS WINNER (Over 40 & 50)-Denise Abad 6points (WNBF Master Pro Card)
2nd place - Barbara Corn 11 points
3rd place - Jamil Miller 14 points
Open Figure Short (After taking out a high and low score)

Open Figure Short 
OVERALL WINNER - Amber Litzzinger   7 points (WNBF Pro Figure Card) OVERALL WINNER - Amber Litzzinger 7 points (WNBF Pro Figure Card)
2nd place - Melissa Tarrab 9 points
3rd place - Patricia Greaves 14 points
4th place - Maureen Meglio 21 points
5th place - Gina Landrio 24 points


OVERALL WINNER - Amber Litzzinger

Open Figure Tall (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Karen Rix 5 points (WNBF Pro Figure Card)
2nd place - Anna Padilla 10 points
3rd place - Amanda McCann 17 points
4th place - Afiya Kamau 19 points
5th place - Darcy Lapila 24 points

Masters Women Bodybuilding (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Linda Brodeur 5 points
2nd place - Lynn Drehobl 11 points
3rd place - Tiffany Jackson 14 points
4th place - Julie Sleight 19 Points

Open Women Bodybuilding (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Isabelle Marois 5 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Tiffany Jackson 12 points
3rd place - Lynn Drehobl 13 points
4th place - Julie Sleight 20 points


Tiffany Jackson

Teen Men Bodybuilding (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Tavarr Foust
2nd place - AJ Rodriguez 10 points
3rd place - Jacob Redziniak 16 points
4th place - Justin Crim 20 points
5th place - Tamaaz Khan 24 points

Masters Men Over 40 ( After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Eric Rodriguez 5 points (WNBF Pro Masters Card)
2nd place - Jeff Girard 10 points
3rd place - Will Smith 15 points
4th place - John Gaskins 20 points
5th place - Oliver Smith 25 points
6th place - Moise Richardson 30 points

Master Men Over 50 (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place & OVERALL WINNER (Over 40/50) - Alberto Hernandez 6 points (WNBF Master Pro Card)
2nd place - Fred Borzumato 8 points
3rd place - John Solazzo 15 points
4th place - Robert Kravitz 20 points
5th place - Willie Langley 25 points

Masters Men Over 60 (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Jimmy Sentman 7 points
2nd place - James Webb 8 points
3rd place - Alan Leff 15 points
4th place - Peter Ciraulo 20 points

Novice Men A (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Devlin Ramirez 7 points
2nd place - Damian Estrada 8 points
3rd place - Richard Bellido 18 Tie Breaker
4th place - Kevin Horn 18 points
5th place - Alan Leff 25 points

Novice Men B (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Wes Blauberg 6 points
2nd place - Chris Mercieca 10 points
3rd place - Luis Aucay 13 points
4th place - Daniel Agosto 20 points
5th place - Jared Propper 25 points
6th place - Willie Langley 30 points

Novice Men C (After taking out a high and low score)
NOVICE OVERALL WINNER Ben Bailey 5 points
2nd place - Kevin Terrier 10 points
3rd place - Frank Marchione 14 points
4th place - John Gaskins 21 points
5th place - Christos Sirmas 24 points
6th place - Andrew Slutsky 30 points
7th place - Craig Sharpe 35 points

Open Men Bantam Weight (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Tyrone Robinson,Jr 5 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Chad Burnett 10 points
3rd place - Fred Burzumato 15 points
4th place - Phong Dang 20 points
5th place - Robert Kravitz 26 points
6th place - Andrew Rodriguez 29 points


Tyrone Robinson ...Poised for the Win!


Tyrone Robinson

Open Men Light Weight (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Andrew Scott 8 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Jeff Girard 9 points
3rd place - Brice Yves 13 points
4th place - Bryan Sullivan 22 points
5th place - Dorian Estrada 27 Tie Breaker
6th place - Jason Jacob 27 points
7th place - Rey Ramos 39 points
8th place - Vlad Novikov 44 points
9th place - AJ Rodriguez 45 points
10th place - Alfonso Mendoza 46 points
11th place - Leroy Hopkins 48 points

Open Men Middle Weight (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Eric Rodriguez 5 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Leon Goldson 12 points
3rd place - John Constanzo 17 points
4th place - Travaar Foust 19 points
5th place - Jonathan Rodriguez 22 points
6th place - Alberto Hernandez 31 points
7th place - Oliver Smith 32 points
8th place - Anthony Velez 39 points
9th place - Alberto Pantoja 44 points

Open Men Light Heavy (After taking out a high and low score)
1st place - Derek McGuire 6 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Leighton Edwards 12 points
3rd place - James Antun 13 points
4th place - Rodger Clark 21 points
5th place - Andell Noray 26 Tie Breaker
6th place - Todd Maloney 26 Tie Breaker
7th place - James Stiletti 35 points
8th place - James Schmalfuss 39 points

Open Men Heavy Weight (After taking out a high and low score)
OVERALL WINNER - Jevone Smith 5 points (WNBF Pro Card)
2nd place - Anthony Kortekaas 10 points
3rd place - Will Smith 15 points
4th place - Frank Antun 22 points
5th place - Glenford Newman 23 points
6th place - Terrell

Courtesy: www.WNBF.net
Photographs: Provided taken by Sharon Gayle
Photographs: No photo's provided by WNBF.