TENTATIVE LINE UP: (as posted on @musclecontestireland
SAMI AL HADDAD
JULIAN LEE RAMDHARI
JAMIE DO REGO
Before you jump in to the list it worth having a look at 212`s already qualified to 2020 Olympia below:
|Kamal Elgargni (Libya)||1st Olympia 212 Showdown 2019|
|Derek Lunsford (USA)||2nd Olympia 212 Showdown 2019|
|Shaun Clarida (USA)||3rd Olympia 212 Showdown 2019|
|John Jewett (USA)||4th Olympia 212 Showdown 2019|
|Ahmad Ashkanani (Kuwait)||5th Olympia 212 Showdown 2019|
|David Henry (USA)||1st Olympia 202 Showdown 2008|
|Hidetada Yamagishi (Japan)||1st Monsterzym Pro 2019|
|Angel Calderon (Spain)||1st Romania Muscle Fest Pro 2019|
|Guy Cisternino, Jr (USA)||1st Niagara Falls 2019|
Ahmed Elsadany (Kuwait), 4
Sami Al Haddad (Bahrain), 4
Michael Toscano (USA), 4
Hyunjin Kim (South Korea), 4
Estaban Alejandro Fuquene Bravo (Colombia), 4
Ghaffarnezhad Azizi Jafar (Iran), 3
Tomas Tabaciar (Slovakia), 3
Felipe Fierro Lobos (Chile), 3
Bola Ojex (USA), 3
Samir Troudi (Sweden), 2
Raul Sanchez Reyes (Mexico), 2
Peter Phillipe Castella (Hong Kong), 1
Ashod Kagarmanian (Russia), 1
As well as list of the 212 division shows that will take place before Olympia in September.
28/03/2020 NEW ZEALAND PRO
11/04/2020 MUSCLE CONTEST IRELAND PRO MEN’S 212 11/4/2020 Limerick , Ireland
9/5/2020 INDY PRO
16/05/2020 NEW YORK
23-24/5/2020 PUERTO RICO PRO
13/6/2020 TORONTO PRO SUPERSHOW
20/06/2020 BOSTON PRO
27-28/6/2020 MONSTERZYM KOREA PRO
3-4/7/2020 CHICAGO PRO
11-12/7/2020 VANCOUVER PRO
12/7/2020 MR. BIG EVOLUTION PRO
26/7/2020 KOREA CLASSIC PRO
1/8/2020 TAMPA PRO
So that 13 shows can provide along with 3 guys from points qualification standing another 16 athletes with places at Olympia unless someone who already been qualified wins one the shows, and this could be a the case in Ireland. Because winner of the first Irish show in 2018 David Henry is expected to return this year.
His last two shows where Mr Olympia where he place 11th and Legion Sport Fest where he took 1st place.
His appearance in Ireland is not yet confirmed as he is primarily preparing for New Zealand Pro show that takes place two weeks before, last year he placed 4th there at this Pro Debut. But he travelled to Ireland and was ta the audience to support the athletes he is coaching.
This come at no surprise as Sami done both previous Muscle Contest shows placed 2nd in 2018 and 1st last year and admitted he really likes coming to Limerick. Hi last two shows where Romania where he placed 2nd and Olympia with 6th place.
Another Bahrain bodybuilder, Hammed won his Pro Card in Ireland in 2018 and returned in 2019 as a Pro placing 2nd. His last show was Legion Sports Fest where is got 6th place.
30 year old Phoenix only done 2 pro shows so far last year, since winning his pro card in Prague in 2017. He placed 3rd at Indy Pro last year.
This is going to be his PRO DEBUT, Julian is from South Africa won his pro card at stack line up UK`s Ben Weider Classic march last year.
Same as Julian, Italian bodybuilder will Debut at the Pro stage and his last amateur winning show was in Padova last october where he received Pro Card along with Harry Harris.
Swedish veteran has been a competing since 2006 and 2010 at the Pro stage, his last two shows where Muscle Contest and Romania where he placed 9th on both.
2008 British champion, former Olympian and popular coach who placed 8th last year in Ireland, will return this year and is expected to bring several athletes along with him who are going to support him and also will compete in pro qualifier.
Last year Muscle Contest Brazil sensation from Ukraine who grabbed top in his Pro Debut ahead of Ricardo Correia is set to return to Ireland where he won his pro card last year. His last Pro show was Olympia where he place 13th.
Following two athletes won their Pro card back in 2018 at Amateur Olympia in San Marino.
First one is SAHAR KAZES from Israel, who`s last year appearance on Irish stage was his Pro debut where he placed 4th.
And then we have second Italian in the line up PASQUALE D`ANGELO, he has done 4 pro shows so far, placed 6th in Ireland last year and his last show was NY Pro with 11th spot.
And then we have current British Champion Rob Tylor, Rob might do a Pro Debut at New Zealand show before hand. He is currently going through some issues which I dont think its up to me to talk about, he is very open about all of them to his fans on social media so if you want to show your support make sure you follow @themuslceunit account instagram.
That`s the list I have so far, in previous years we had around 10/11 athletes so as you can see its likely number will be greater this year.
Few more mentions of Brits who will take on stage of the Irish Pro Qualifier.
If you are from Ireland and still not sure after all above if you wanting or not come to this show, I can assure you there will be several interesting personalities from around bodybuilding and fitness community such as coaches, Pro athletes ect, who will be at that show.
Some of these include:
Darren Ferrell, Jon Lofthouse, Emma Gormley, David Fox and whole Derry Pro Gym, Josh Coyle,
Billy Garnon (Host and MC of NPC/Ifbb Pro League), Ib Sanni, Michelle Brenan and many more.
Recap from 2019 registration.
Live stream from 2018.