On October 6th, at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, former NPC national competitor Dave Liberman promoted the 2007 “Vyotech Nutritionals” NPC Natural Northern USA Drug Tested Bodybuilding & Figure Championships along with co-promoter Todd Pember.
This contest generated 124 (NOT including crossovers), of the very best natural, drug free competitors in the Midwest and beyond. This was one of the largest NPC regional events in Ohio history, attracting athletes from 13 states across the country. The evening Finals had 1,000 fans in the seats along with over 500 figure and bodybuilding enthusiasts in the house during the morning/afternoon Prejudging.
A very strict and expensive urine drug test was administered to the top 3 and two random competitors in each class. This is the same drug test used in the Olympic Games. It can detect the use of anabolic steroids, diuretics and clenbuterol (an illegal fat-loss drug) for up to one year.
Features making this contest special included all the competitors performing their routines during the evening Finals and everyone (from 1st to last place) receiving competitor awards, a contest T-shirt, a gym bag (courtesy of Bodybuilding.Com), Gamma-0 T-shirt (courtesy of Gamma-0), contest water bottle (courtesy of Dr. Debbie Freeman), and goodie bags filled with free products from Kemistry /Cytodyne, Gaspari Nutrition, Labrada Nutrition, Anabolic Xtreme, Beverly International magazine, BSN, ErgoPharm, Agel, Muscle Milk / Cytosport, Gamma-0, My Body Beats, La Look Inc., Spa, Vyotech Nutritionals, MET-Rx / Worldwide Sports Nutrition along with T-shirts from Cellucor, Prolab and Ultra Trained Personal Training by Mr. Ohio Dave Liberman.
The top 5 received impressive awards including 6` class winning trophies and overall champions receiving towering 8` trophies along with beautiful contest jackets (courtesy of chemicallyengineered.com). Souvenir programs listing every competitors name, respective class, city and state, along with full page ads for every sponsor, was given to all the athletes, judges, sponsors and everyone attending the evening Finals.
As with all of Liberman and Pember’s contests, $1,000.00 of the proceeds was donated to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Host Sponsor, Geoff DelGrosso, owner of Titan’s 24 Hour Gym, Fitness & Tanning Center in Mentor, Ohio donated $500.00, and Dr. Debbie Freeman (Dr. Freeman, 54, lost 85 lbs to compete in the masters Figure, 50 & Over, division and credits the bodybuilding and figure lifestyle in beating her battle with diabetes).
She donated $600.00 to the American Cancer Society in honor of her Mother who passed away from cancer 10 years ago, making the total donation amount of $2,100.00 going to the American Cancer Society. Dave and Todd remain committed to this charity and will continue to support the American Cancer Society at all of their future NPC competitions.
2005 NPC National Overall Champion & IFBB Pro, Bill Wilmore, guest posed (courtesy of Vyotech Nutritionals). Additionally, IFBB Figure Pro, Chastity Slone made a special appearance and also promoted her “Fitness Layne” (www.fitnesslayne.com) Personal Training & day Spa in Troy, Ohio be being a proud Contributing Sponsor of the contest.
Top NPC natural national competitor, Miguel Neil performed in great shape as the opening guest poser. Opening the contest was two time NPC Wheelchair National Overall Champion, Colt Wynn. Also appearing was last years 2006 NPC Natural Northern USA Overall Figure Champion, Melissa Johnson.
Overall Division Winners:
MEN’S OPEN - TOMMIE ROBERTSON Jr.
WOMEN’S OPEN - MARIA BRADLEY
FIGURE OPEN - LAUREN KRYSA
MASTER’S FIGURE OVERALL - CHARMON McCARY
MASTER’S MEN OVERALL - JOEL PRESTON
MASTER’S WOMEN - DENISE TOMKO
JUNIOR MEN - PATRICK MAFFIO
TEENAGE MEN’S OVERALL - CORY SLATINSKY
View The Full Contest Results Here.
1998 NPC Collegiate National Champion, Mike Lackner
I want to sincerely thank all the competitors for their participation and the sponsors for their support of the 2007 “VYOTECH NUTRITIONALS” NPC NATURAL NORTHERN USA DRUG TESTED BODYBUILDING & FIGURE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Our next NPC drug tested event will be the April 5th, 2008 “VYOTECH NUTRITIONALS” NPC NATURAL OHIO (open) DRUG TESTED BODYBUILDING & FIGURE CHAMPIONSHIPS, which will be held at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium (located in the Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Ave., Lakewood, Ohio, 44107), approximately 10 minutes west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio). Very special guest poser will be, 2 X Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler. Jay will also be performing a seminar in between Prejudging and Finals.
* PLEASE NOTE: Our HOST HOTEL will once again be the COURTYARD MARRIOTT Westlake, Ohio, located at 25050 Sperry Dr., Westlake, Ohio 44145. For reservations call 1-(440)-871-3756. Be sure to ask for the “Special NPC Rate” of $68.00 per night.”