Jackson, New Jersey - On Saturday, October 27, 2007, veteran promoters, Mark and Karen Steinfield welcomed another outstanding group of competitors for the 2007 NJ NPC Gold’s Classic Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.
NPC Chairman, John Kemper, said “The Gold’s Classic continues to be one of the top shows on the East Coast. Every year the competition seems to get better and better”.
This year’s Gold’s Classic, held at the brand new Jackson Liberty High School, saw the beautiful new theater filled to capacity with bodybuilding fans.
Host, Kenny Kassell, got the show into high gear by welcoming the crowd and starting off with one of the best Masters classes ever seen. Kent Bierly, from Brick, NJ, edged out Scott Applebaum for the Men’s Over 35 Under 176 ¼ and Dennis Hopson took the Men’s Over 35 Over 176 ¼ class with Hopson edging out Bierly to take the Coveted Men’s Over 35 Overall Masters. In the Men’s Over 45 Michael Halpin looked in great shape as he clearly took his class.
Moving into the Men’s Novice class, Rodney Costa took first class in the Novice Lightweight Division. In the Men’s Novice Middleweight Andreas Andrendis edged out Frank Caine. In the Men’s Light Heavyweight Michael Termini, III, looked in phenomenal condition and Phil Visicaro showed how hard work paid off by taking the Men’s Heavyweight Division. The pose down put the best on stage and The 2007 NJ NPC Gold’s Classic Men’s Novice Overall Winner was Michael Termini, III.
Women’s Open Bodybuilding:
The Gold’s Classic has always been known as a tough show, but women’s bodybuilding hasn’t seen competition like this in quite a while. Susan Martel-Stamer took the Women’s Lightweight Class, Xin Li Cao looked amazing as she captured the Women’s Middleweight Class, and a shredded Keli Watkins came out on top in the Women’s Heavyweight Class. The 2007 NJ NPC Gold’s Classic Women’s Open Overall Winner was Xin Li Cao, we wish her the best at this year’s Nationals.
Women’s Figure continues to gain popularity as this year’s class was the largest and most competitive ever. Fay Schmid took the first place trophy in the Figure Short Class, and Tara Barreto-Zito walked off with the Figure Tall Class. It was a tough call, but Fay Schmid came out on top as The 2007 NJ NPC Gold’s Classic Overall Figure Champion.
The Men’s Open Division saw some excellent competition this year with several competitors getting ready for the nationals. Steven Petrillo started off by winning the Men’s Open Bantam Weight Class. Scott Appelbaum took a very tough Men’s Open Lightweight Class. Kent Bierly walked off with the Men’s Open Middleweight Class. Michael Termini III, captured the Men’s Open Light-Heavyweight Class.
Mike Knowles looked incredible as he won the Men’s Open Heavyweight Class, and Mario Possemato brought home the Men’s Super Heavyweight title. All 5 top notch competitors took the stage for the pose down, and Mike Knowles walked off as The 2007 NJ NPC Gold’s Classic Men’s Open Overall Champion.
20th Anniversary Next Year:
Promoters Mark and Karen Steinfield would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s show, Philadelphia Juice Co. and American Bodybuilding Products, Life Fitness, Free Motion Equipment, GP Industries, Labrada Nutrition, Bass Enterprises, Max Muscle, S & D Sportswear, Simply Fit, Dr Doug Spiel, East Coast Muscle, and ,of course, Bodybuilding .com.
Next year’s fall classic will be bigger and better than ever as The NJ NPC Gold’s Classic celebrates it 20th Anniversary. See you there!