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6376  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Re: monica brant's husband on: August 29, 2006, 01:02:34 PM
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Nice couple, but that is a horrid hair color for Monica.


The color of her hair does change her looks, but she still was pretty hot to all of the hundreds of guys were were swooning over her, and the girls who justed wanted to take a picture of one of the most popular figure competitors in the sport today.

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Looks like a women proud of her man, and damm she should be!!!!!

Oh, was Monica proud of Scott! Oh yeah! At 11pm at night, she was backstage, waiting for Scott to get his change to compete, losing to the overall winner. And that was after the prejuding for Scott was at 8:30am in the morning. What a long day!

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Looks like Monica will be ready for the O.

Monica will definately be ready for the Olympia, but as for what her prediction in her placing will be, she simply answered 'Second' with a twinkle in her eyes.

6377  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Pro Bbing Weekly - play by play - Toney Freeman in the house!! on: August 28, 2006, 05:40:25 PM

The booming voice that called Toney Freeman out in the first call out is Jim Rockell, not Jim Manion.  Rockell was head judge for the Europa Super Show! 

6378  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ron - re King Kamali! Time to apoligize! on: August 28, 2006, 11:43:54 AM
Final scorecard results...

1 Toney Freeman USA 14 5 5 24 
2 Quincy Taylor USA 26 10 10 46 
3 Johnnie Jackson USA 32 15 15 62 
4 Darrem Charles Trinidad 26 19 19 64 
5 Art Atwood USA 48 25 25 98 
6 Silvio Samuel Spain 66 36 30 132 
7 Dennis Wolf Germany 74 43  117 
8 Marcus Haley USA 80 40  120 
9 George Farah USA 88 49  137 
10 Joel Stubbs Bahamas 96 55  151 
11 King Kamali USA 114 47  161 
12 Rodney St. Cloud USA 122 54  176 
13 Idrise Ward-El USA 130 68  198 
14 Frank Roberson USA 140 63  203 
15 Lyndon Belgrave Barbardos 136 71  207 
17 Tricky Jackson USA  160 80  240 
17 Nathan Wonsley USA 160 80  240 
17 Roland Huff USA 160 80  240 
17 George Tumon USA 160 80  240 
16 David Fisher USA 156 76  232 
17 Shehab Eldin Netherlands 160 80  240 
DNF JoJo Ntiforo USA 160   


6379  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Time for a monster conspiracy theory on: August 28, 2006, 11:12:40 AM

Nice conspiracy theory but no...

From about six of us in the photographers / journalist section, most of us pretty much had it close to what was the results.

Consensus that it was between Johnnie Jackson, Toney Freeman and Quincy Taylor. Darrem Charles looked off in the prejudging, but much more sharper at night, and his posing routine wasnt really one (I think they didnt use the right music that he worked with).

We had King in 9th - 10th in the morning at prejudging. And it was tough seeing that, as I like King.

But the judges really try hard to make sure the best person wins, and so on, because they know that there is a legion of fans, journalists and photographers right behind them critiquing them.
6380  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ron - re King Kamali! Time to apoligize! on: August 28, 2006, 12:18:03 AM
Not on money - but we will go head to head on the predictions for the Olympia. One week out before the show, after the final two shows. This year, unlike the past years, the last qualifying contests are one week before the Olympia.  They are the Atlantic City Pro and the Santa Susanna Pro in Spain.


6381  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Pro Bodybuilding Weekly: Toney Freeman 08-28-06 on: August 27, 2006, 11:54:36 PM
Toney Freeman on PBW!
 
Bodybuilding talk radio returns on Monday night as Dan & Bob take a look back at the IFBB's Europa Supershow.  The worldwide broadcast will feature a conversation with champion Toney Freeman.  Pro Bodybuilding Weekly broadcasts LIVE on Monday for a worldwide audience at 8pm EST (5pm pst). Broadcasting at www.ProBodybuildingWeekl y.com 
6382  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ron - re King Kamali! Time to apoligize! on: August 27, 2006, 11:28:38 PM
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Ron can you apologize to US for shamelessly endorsing the 17th placed King?

King placed 17th??? Were you at the same show I was??? I am pretty sure he placed 11th - get your facts right!

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I dont know how much money or what have you he offered but you can cut ties with him now, he WAS a bodybuilder....Just apologize and we shall make believe it never happened

King never offered anything, but it was so much fun seeing you guys get riled up that it was quite entertaining. Predictions are predictions. Before Saturday morning, I think 95% off everyone I spoke to thought Darrem would win it.

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Ron, one word, "LASIK"


Hahaha - perhaps.

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I mean typically, the only time any Pros speak to Ron is when they see him at a show and then its hey lets take this photo and hook me up with some protein bars and thanks bro. So imagine having former superstar Pro King Kamali calling you every day to rap about "the biz" and "Oh, by the way Ron, it'd be sweet if you could help me build back up my hype machine...I promise you I won't let you down...This is it brother...BEST SHAPE EVER"

King Kamali calls as much as other pros call - and since I tend to verify information before I post it as news, of course I call various people in the industry. As for the pros talking, I think you would be a little amazed at how little is written on various pro on what we talk about. As for photos, you are right. Any show I got to, I take the pictures for fans, like I am one. As for King Kamali calling every day, ah - no. About as much as others call. As for protein bars, let them get there own - I saw a few of them swipe some from the vendors at the show.


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So Ron fell victim to the King's undue influence and jumped aboard the hype machine for its last ride. And thereby has lost the last drop of credibility he had.

Well - unlike many others, I will make predictions for entertainment and discussion. With anything that can happen on contest day, most often I will be wrong then right.  I remember trying to get someone predict the top 10 at the Olympia. So far, the best that anyone has over done, with over 8,000 entries last year, was the top 7, and that was one person. And less than 1% got the top 5. Go ahead, put your mouth and give me your predictions on the Olympia soon. I am counting on it in a few weeks, once the Atlantic City Pro is done.

Now as for King, sitting with Dan Solomon during prejudging, I must admit, after seeing the competition, that King's midsection (obliques) were still large, and because of that, it greatly affects his performance. I had him in 9th-10th place (when he did his mantadories, they were good), but you just can't stop seeing the midsection. Especially after the competition.

As for Special Ed, too bad you can't make predictions, but I guess, you cant take the heat either. That is fine. I dont have a problem with it.
6383  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Europa Super Show Scorecard Results on: August 27, 2006, 10:58:46 PM
Well, this was a great fun weekend! Thanks to all!


Fitness

1 Tanji Johnson USA 10 7 7 12 36 
2 Mindi O'Brien Canada 18 18 14 8 58 
3 Julie Palmer USA 6 9 32 42 89 
4 Amy Haddad USA 22 24 50 51 147 
5 Angela Monteleone-Semsch USA 23 25 44 59 151 
6 Stacy Simons USA 44 40 25 42 151 
7 Julie Lohre USA 38 47 55 31 171 
8 Kendra Elias USA 63 62 32 29 186 
9 Bethany Gainey USA 31 51 80 33 195 
10 Sandra Wickham Canada 65 60 26 44 195 
11 Katie Szep USA 62 44 54 41 201 
12 Trish Warrren USA 38 25 64 75 202 
13 Amy Huber USA 44 58 45 68 215 
14 Lorie Kimes USA 60 63 54 69 246 
15 Karen Walcott-Williams Trinidad 79 76 60 48 263 
16 Bridgette Murray USA 80 79 57 61 277 
17 Jane Prado Brazil 75 80 68 66 289 
18 Jennifer Cassety USA 80 79 80 75 314 
19 Sandie Weaver-Ward USA 80 80 78 80 318


Figure

1 Amanda Savall USA 8 5 13 
2 Michelle Adams USA 13 10 23 
3 Julie (DJ) Wallis USA 14 18 32 
4 Bernadette Galvan USA 20 21 41 
5 Latisher Wilder USA 20 22 42 
6 Kate Shelby USA 33 26 59 
7 Pauline Nordin Sweden 39 41 80 
8 Christine Wan USA 38 43 81 
9 Amy Peters USA 54 41 95 
10 Kristen Nicewarmer USA 46 51 97 
11 Jennette Guenther USA 46 77 123 
11 Mavis Tazzi USA 66 57 123 
13 Erica Davidson USA 80 51 131 
14 Petra Merti Czech 68 72 140 
15 Lisa Morton USA 71 70 141 
16 Leslie Morris USA 68 78 146 
17 Anna Larsson Sweden 80 71 151 
18 Ines Jimenez-Salazar Costa Rica 80 77 157 
19 June Munroe USA 79 80 159 
20 Jennifer Becerra USA 80 80 160 
20 Natalie Benson USA 80 80 160 
20 Natasha Brown Bahamas  80 80 160 
20 Thais Cabrices-Werner Venezuela 80 80 160 
20 Juliana Malacarne Brazil  80 80 160 
20 Arina Manta Australia  80 80 160 
20 Elvimar Sanchez Venezuela 80 80 160 


Women's Bodybuilding

1 Heather Foster USA 16 10 7 33 
2 Dena Westerfield USA 20 14 15 49 
3 Colette Nelson USA 34 9  13 56 
4 Tazzie Colomb USA 34 24 21 79 
5 Jeannie Paparone USA 46 26 22 94 
6 Kimberly Perez USA 68 35 27 130 
7 Gina Davis USA 78 39  117 
8 Maria Calo Argentina 90 37  127 
9 Kim Buck USA 82 62  144 
10 Angela Debatin Brazil 110 48  158 
11 Antoinette Norman USA 122 39  161 
12 Vicki Nixon USA 120 64  184 
13 Sarah Dunlap USA 136 64  200 
14 Monika Johansson Sweden 138 63  201 
15 Robin Parker USA 138 67  205 
16 Klaudia Larson Sweden 152 73  225 
17 Elizabeth Meza Gomez Venezuela 160 80  240 
17 Aurelia Grozajova Slovakia 160 80  240 
17 Mary Ellen Jerumbo USA 160 80  240 
17 Jana Linke-Sippi Austria 160 80  240 
17 Maryse Manios France 160 80  240 
17 Nathalie Abellan France 160 80  240


Men's Bodybuilding

1 Toney Freeman USA 14 5 5 24 
2 Quincy Taylor USA 26 10 10 46 
3 Johnnie Jackson USA 32 15 15 62 
4 Darrem Charles Trinidad 26 19 19 64 
5 Art Atwood USA 48 25 25 98 
6 Silvio Samuel Spain 66 36 30 132 
7 Dennis Wolf Germany 74 43  117 
8 Marcus Haley USA 80 40  120 
9 George Farah USA 88 49  137 
10 Joel Stubbs Bahamas 96 55  151 
11 King Kamali USA 114 47  161 
12 Rodney St. Cloud USA 122 54  176 
13 Idrise Ward-El USA 130 68  198 
14 Frank Roberson USA 140 63  203 
15 Lyndon Belgrave Barbardos 136 71  207 
17 Tricky Jackson USA  160 80  240 
17 Nathan Wonsley USA 160 80  240 
17 Roland Huff USA 160 80  240 
17 George Tumon USA 160 80  240 
16 David Fisher USA 156 76  232 
17 Shehab Eldin Netherlands 160 80  240 
DNF JoJo Ntiforo USA 160 

6384  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 23, 2006, 10:57:07 PM

All i can say is Saturday will be vastly interesting at the Europa show in Dallas...

In the house will be King Kamali, George Farah, Lee Priest, Bob Cicherillo, Dan Solomon, and much more... so many stories to talk about - it should be a great weeked.  Discussion, without resorting to malicious bashing is always interesting...

6385  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 23, 2006, 04:23:13 PM
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Ok we can end arguement SPOKE to Robin we got on fine and all is sorted out.No Problem.

Excellent. See how easy it is with Robin. Takes care of everything. See you at the Europa Super Show on Saturday. Bring some friends Smiley

6386  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 23, 2006, 12:39:16 PM

Ok - solution

Lee pays last years personal use ticket for $423.00
AMI pays this years ticket of $423 for his flight
AMI pays this years hotel room.

Or...

Lee pays this years ticket of $423 for his flight
AMI pays this years hotel room


Simple as that...

This reminds me of a fraternity meeting - six hours to come up with a simple solution that everybody will say it not that simple.
6387  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 22, 2006, 10:42:17 PM
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Bob somehow finds Lee at fault (again) and Chang/AMI justified in their actions.. but guess what...Bob is on the AMI payroll!!


Ok - I am not on anyone's payroll, and even myself as a businessman who likes Lee a lot see Lee is wrong here.

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Lee should pay for the ticket he used... Robin should pick up this years ticket.

Now this is the best situation. Lee, reimburse AMI the $423 from last year that you used for other travel. It is the right thing to do. And AMI should have the flight as it was (I didnt see it was cancelled anywhere). Also - stop with Lee out of the Olympia. He still is there, he still has the hotel room. The only issue is who pays for the current ticket.

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This is absolutely true, anybody who had the chance to deal with Robin will tell you that he has integrity and is just a good person

This is true. Robin has always been a good person and doesnt bull around. I consider him someone that is an excellent person at what he does.  

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LOL!  Well Robin Chang can chime in at any time...

Now, Robin is in New York for a few days taking care of business. Normally he is in town in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles). If he said he will call Lee, he will call. But there is nothing to chime in about. How simple can this get.



6388  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 22, 2006, 06:49:32 PM
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You are sitting there making up stupid questions for the press conference to bore us all again.

Well - this year, it will be a press conference, if the press actually decide to ask a question. I was guilty of not asking a question either last year.  So this year, after the Montreal show, I will put up a section, for anyone who wants us press guys to ask various questions that are interesting. Should be good and entertaining.

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Why is there no thread listing info about the NOC? You have started many about the Olympia which is great but why not one about the NOC.


There have been many threads of the NOC and PDI on this board. Free speech. But the Olympia, a 4-day weekend event with 4 major shows gets into own board. Absolutely.
6389  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 22, 2006, 04:35:01 PM

Once again, what is so hard to understand here. Lee admitted he used the ticket that was supposed to be for the Olympia for personal use. Some $420 worth of credit. So either he reimburses AMI for last years ticket, and they pay this years tickets, or vice versa. This is Business 101 guys!
6390  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Re: Kim Chizevsky on: August 22, 2006, 02:26:58 PM
Kim was very impressive when she competed.  Now, she has the respect of taking care of two little kids, which is a lot of hard work (I know!)



6391  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 22, 2006, 02:00:02 PM
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You can't be a threat when the NOC has a less than 50% chance of even taking place

Ok - the NOC will take place in NYC. Let's stop knocking the PDI and the show. And concentrate on the upcoming shows, including this weekend Super Show, and the big Olympia, where its time to have fun! My favorite pictures at the USA is Tre getting smooshed via an Amazon women's breasts, and Tre moaning.

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Free Shawn's mom.


Shawn's mom is not in prison. She has been out for a while. Now, again, people's families are off limits, so if you have a question about a mother, father, daughter, son - ask privately. So yes - his mother is free.

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The IFBB does not want Lee Priest at the Olympia and if he shows up, he will be escorted out of the building.

Lee nor anyone else will not be kicked out of the Olympia. Anyone can come. Just pay your ticket or expo admission. There is no grounds to escort anyone out of anywhere.


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Chang has every right to take action for last year's contract issues. But this is a different contract. Chang should not have offered it to Lee if Chang was unhappy about last year. I don't see where Chang has any legal basis to break the contract here.

Nothing is broken. Simple fact. If Lee wants the ticket, he needs to pay for it, because the credit for that ticket has been used for personal use. It is so simple. I don't care what competitor it is - the same goes for anyone.

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No one made it a PDI issue, except for PDI supporters. Oh yes it is a PDI issue.

There is no issue here for the PDI. Simple use of business funds for personal funds, and the need to reimburse the company or just pay for your own ticket this year to cover last years ticket. Simple.

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For some reason, the peanut gallery seems to think that as Athletes Rep...My job is to call all 250 athletes every day and see what I can help them out with...

I 100% agree with this statement Bob! You need to, every week, on a daily basis , split up that list into 5 (weekends you get off), and it isnt 250 male competitors, it is about 200, so that is about 40 a day. And you do not get off either because 40% of them are international competitors, they need to be called also.

6392  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / 2006 Olympia Prize Money (Figure, Fitness, Female BB) on: August 22, 2006, 12:37:14 AM
Fitness Olympia 
Placing 2006 Prize Money 
1st place $23,000 
2nd place $14,500 
3rd place $9,500 
4th place $6,500 
5th place $4,500 
6th place $2,000



Figure Olympia 
Placing 2006 Prize Money 
1st place $20,000 
2nd place $10,000 
3rd place $8,000 
4th place $4,500 
5th place $3,500 
6th place $2,000 



Ms. Olympia 
Placing 2006 Prize Money 
1st place $30,000 
2nd place $18.000 
3rd place $10,000 
4th place $7,000 
5th place $4,000 
6th place $2,000 



http://www.getbig.com/olympiaweekend/2006/prizemoney081606.htm

6393  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Europa Super Show’s Female Friday Preview on: August 22, 2006, 12:35:11 AM
http://www.getbig.com/news/2006-03/060821europa.htm

by Isaac Hinds

Ed and Betty Pariso, the promoters of the Europa Super Show, have done a tremendous job of attracting some of the IFBB’s top female talent. One of the only shows to hold female bodybuilding it promises to live up to the shows namesake. Not only will some of the top female bodybuilders take the stage, the fitness and figure pros will also get a chance to nab an Olympia qualification. All too often the women take a back seat to the men in the industry but not at this show. Sure we could go on and on about the prize money and all that but let’s focus on the positives going into this show.
I trained legs today with the 2005 NPC Colorado overall figure champion, Jennifer Schumm, and while I won’t be competing in any world’s strongest man’s contest I can hold my own when it comes to training legs. Wooo big whoop you trained with a cute figure girl, right? Well my point is anyone who thinks figure competitors don’t train hard is simply full of shit. I got my ass handed to me and I’d encourage any keyboard bandit to train with a figure or fitness competitor, they are no joke and deserve some props for training the asses off.

Okay now that I’m done ranting about females training just as hard as men. Let’s get into an overview of the women set to compete on Friday. Things kick off at high noon in Dallas for the women.

Women’s Bodybuilding
At the time of writing this there are 25 female bodybuilders set to take the stage. Many female bodybuilders may be familiar with and a few others you haven’t heard or seen of in some time. There are a few favorites that I can see in the top 5 but you never know who will be the surprise of the show.


The x-factor in this show is going to be Colette Nelson. I don’t think she will be in the top spot, but she could find herself in the top 5. If she is in good condition, which is always her downfall, she will be a threat. She has tremendous shape but can she dial it in? We’ll see this Friday. Sarah Dunlap is also a contender for the top 5 as she was third in the Charlotte Pro and 4th in the New York Pro in 2005.

5. The last couple of years, Antoinette Norman has faired well in the smaller shows. She took 3rd in the Lightweight at the 2004 Night of Champions, 1st at the Charlotte Pro and 2nd at the Lightweight at this show last year. Toni has some crazy hamstrings and usually in top shape.

4. Heather Foster who took the 2000 NPC National Championships and won the 2001 Pro Extravaganza will be knocking on the top 5 door. Like Colette, I don’t see her winning this show but I can see her battling it out for an Olympia qualification. She was in 5th place at this show last year and looking to improve on that. She’s consistently in the top five and look for her to be here again in Texas.

3. Marika Johansson took 4th at this show last year and could slip into the the 3rd place slot this time around. Lonnie Tepper did a video interview with her a couple weeks ago and she looked on track. I could be a bit generous in the third place prediction here but a top 5 slot is in the cards.

2. Kim Perez took second in the Heavyweight division last year to eventually winner Bonny Priest. Kim has some monster delts and should do well in this show with her shape. I see her definitely in the top three and a contender for the top position.

1. This could be a total shocker or I end up completely off base. I am going with Gina Davis to take the whole show in her pro debut. Gina was the overall and Heavyweight winner of the 2004 Nationals. I saw Gina at USAs and she looked great. Will she have rookie jitters or will she take it the stage by storm. This Oklahoma City girl is my top pick.

Fitness
Twenty-one IFBB fitness pros will take the stage on Friday. The last couple of years the winners have tended to carry a bit more muscle then other show winners. Tracey Greenwood and Mindi O’Brien have both been victorious in the past in Dallas.

Bridgette Newell is always one of the most entertaining women when it comes to the routines but falls short in the physique rounds. Fans will be certain to see another tremendous display of skill from her yet again.
 
5. Bridgette Murray turned pro last year and has competed once thus far in her rookie season. She has a strong gymnastics background, which is apparent in her routines. Her routines are definitely her strong point. If she can come in a bit leaner then in the past she will do very well here.

4. Stacy Simmons has some of the most baffling moves you will see in a fitness routine. With a very strong gymnastics and dance background it shows throughout her routines. She placed second at this show last year and looking to improve on her 10th place finish at the Fitness International earlier this year.

3. Angela Monteleone-Semsch is a consistent top five competitor the past couple of years. I look for her to move up into the third place slot and secure an Olympia bid at this show. She’s has a great look and some incredible strength moves.

2. Tanji Johnson should battle it out for the top slot in this show. She is coming off a victory at the All Star Pro Fitness earlier this year. Tanji is a solid competitor and don’t be surprised if she collects another first place trophy at this show.

1. Julie Palmer is consistently in the top 5 and looking to add another title to her resume. She won the Charlotte Pro in 2005 and the NY Pro Fitness in 2004. Will she add another victory in 2006? We’ll find out Friday.


Figure

There are a number of solid competitors in this line up. There are 25 competitors scheduled to compete in the IFBB Figure division.

Christine Wan will be quarter turn’n her way towards a top 5 placing. She is definitely capable of being there and was close in the Motor City show. Another competitor who is one to keep your eye on is Erica Davidson. She’s a beautiful competitor with an amazing physique. The question is will she be conditioned enough to crack into the top 5. She is certainly capable of it.

5. Natalie Benson is my surprise pick for this show. The vast majority in attendance at this year’s USA competition thought she deserved the Overall title. None of that matters now that’s she is in the big leagues of the IFBB. She is a gorgeous woman, with a super tiny waist and incredible delts. Look for her to be the break out competitor of the year.

4. Latisha Wilder is one of the shorter IFBB figure competitors but that doesn’t stop her from having a tremendous presence on stage. She has a great physique and has placed in the top 3, twice this year.

3. DJ Wallis is coming off a second place victory at the Motor City show and will look to stay at the top of the pack. She has a great look and was absent from the stage until this month. A welcome addition to the line up, unless you’re competing against her.

2. Michelle Adams has yet to grace the stage in 2006 but look for her to come out with a bang. She’ll be coming in looking to qualify and should do so at this show. She hasn’t placed above 3rd in a pro show but I look for her to do so this time around.

1. Amanda Savell was the clear cut winner last year and is looking to repeat in 2006. I had a chance to speak with Amanda at the USA championship where she was working for her sponsor, Pinnacle. She looked contest ready there and no doubt in my mind she will hold onto her title on Friday evening.

It will be an interesting show and I look forward to seeing how this show is run. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the venue and the promoters in their efforts. Safe travels everyone and remember no liquids on your carry on luggage.
6394  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 21, 2006, 11:11:38 PM
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Bob, you sound like you already have made up your mind and are going to leave Lee out in the cold.

Original Sin, did you read what I wrote on what is going on, and why. Read my previous post.


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BTW When you host the Saturday night show with Shawn Ray, take a cattle prod.  When he starts rambling on and taking over the broadcast like he does with the radio show, ZAP him.

Now that is funny - Bob - do you think it will work?
6395  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 21, 2006, 10:54:16 PM
Ok, here are the answers to the questions.

First, AMI pays the flights and the hotel rooms, and unless the competitors requests that he/she wants to get their own flight and get reimbursed, AMI takes care of it. Last year, AMI took care of the flight, and bought a ticket for Lee. Lee cancelled after he signed the contract, and pulled out of the Olympia. AMI still had a ticket for Lee, and once you issue a nonrefundable ticket with someones name on it, you cant get back the money. You can however, extend the ticket for a year or so.

Second, the hotel room for Lee is not cancelled at all. It is there.

Third, when the travel agent went to book the flight for this year, all of a sudden the credit from the ticket wasn’t there? What, what you do mean it wasn’t there? AMI doesn’t buy a ticket for someone until they have a contract with them.

Well, it turned out that Lee had used the credit from the ticket for his and a friend’s personal travel sometimes during the year, without reimbursing back AMI, and did not mention a word to AMI when they contacted what flights he wanted for this year. Only when they tried to use the credit did they find out there wasn’t any. What the hell?

So the question is now – did Lee use the ticket for personal use without telling AMI about it, thus when they tried use the credit for Lee’s Olympia flight this year, the credit was gone.

So Lee should reimburse AMI for his personal use, so then they can get another ticket for this year’s Olympia. The ticket from Texas to Vegas was over $400.



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Just my opinion.  is anyone else emceeing olympia with Bob?

There are emcees for Friday and Saturday night. This should come out very soon, right Bob...
6396  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 21, 2006, 10:14:36 PM
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Who is Robin Chang? Sorry, i must be out of the loop.

Robin Chang is the main guy behind the Olympia and is the Director of the event. Anything that goes via the Olympia, ok expo, shows, press conference, rooms, planes and other questions are directed to him. He has been very helpful in getting all information and answering all questions that are asked. And also is great at listening to all complaints and criticism in making the Olympia better than ever. Also, a nice guy, but choose to stay out of the limelight.

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Who knows. I'm sure it'll get really ugly on the boards then get settled really fast. Always does!

Not on this thread. This better stay clean and informative!
6397  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 21, 2006, 09:58:38 PM
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You would hope that this situation is exactly what they have a Athletes rep for , to act as a mediator between the parties so the best possible outcome can be reached



I  absolutely agree - this is for the IFBB Athletes rep to take care of - because none of us know what exactly is going on...

6398  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest - Robin Chang has cancelled his stuff on: August 21, 2006, 09:47:27 PM
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Well it was bound to happen - just been talking to Lee and Robin Chang has cancelled Lee's plane ticket and hotel accommodation and told Jim Manion that if Lee wanted to do the Olympia - he would have to pay his own way !!!!! Interesting considering Lee has already signed the Olympia contract and in it, it stipulates that AMI will pay for the above cancelled items -  Robin Chang claims Lee never reimbursed  them for  flights and hotel accommodation from last year, but the funny thing is they have never asked for reimbursement (until today) all they wanted was a letter of apology which was adhered to by his sponsors!! And get this, Lee paid for his own flights last year and never stayed at the hotel at AMIs expense, he stayed at the Hilton apartments organized and paid by Twinlab!!

First of all, hopefully we can find out exactly what is going on this. Second of all, the IFBB and the promoters AMI are different companies and organizations. They work together on putting on the Olympia, and they can have disagreements. But why cancel the room and plane ticket now instead of two weeks before the show if Lee competes in the PDI.

Now the other issue is flights and accommodations from last year. Did Lee actually sign the contract from last year, and pulled out. What does it say if he pulled out. Did they lose out on airplane fares and hotel rooms, or were they cancelled and used later? This doesn’t make sense here.

But I do agree that Bob, the IFBB rep, can handle this, and set the record straight.


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Robin Chang owns Getbig now

Cool - thanks for letting me know that. I didn't know that. Wow - your information is so good I am truly impressed. Remind me never to let you choose stocks or horses for anyone.

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Is there any other sporting federation (or governing body) that treates its athletes in such a way?

First again, separate the IFBB and AMI (promoters of the Olympia). Second of all - hmmm - record prize money, with the exposure from the Olympia, national recognition, lucrative contracts and so much more.  Someone can break out of the field and with it get the attention. I know of a few companies that are always looking for a few good men.
6399  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Meriza Goncalves Profile and Pics on: August 21, 2006, 09:24:44 PM

Met Meriza earlier in the year here at Lonnie Teper's NPC Jr. California where she was helping a friend get in shape for the show, and also helping out at the Instone booth. We didnt realize how good she was herself.

At the 2006 Los Angeles Champions, she won the A class, and at the 2006 NPC USA's, she placed 2nd in the A class! Congrats!

Here is a profile and pics or Meriza on Hardbody.com

http://hardbody.com/profiles/g/goncalves.htm

6400  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Pro BBing Weekly Play-By-Play: Paul Dillet on: August 21, 2006, 06:27:02 PM


Well - pretty good interview with Paul Dillett - have known Paul for a long time, and Paul always can come with with some good stories, including some that are way too graphic for a family oriented internet radio show.  Paul has had some wild times in his life, in Vegas, with Lee priest, with Chris Cormier, and more...



Here is Paul Dillett with Chris Cormier at where I work sometime in 1995 or so. I wish Paul the best in the Montreal Pro Show, and although Paul has put some pretty big words there, it will be nice to see him in the top three there.

But will Paul pose correctly....
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