2009 Australian Pro Finals Review!

After having our eardrums broken by the fireworks, Tony Doherty introduced the competitors to the crowd and we were soon ready for their routines. See who the champion was here.

After having our eardrums broken by the fireworks, Tony Doherty introduced the competitors to the crowd and we were soon ready for their routines. There was a very good vibe in the venue with everyone eager to see the local Aussie's take on the likes of Greene, Freeman and Samuel.

dot Constantino Demetriou dot

    Con posed to a classic Aussie song - Back in Black by AC-DC. He got a good response from the locals and was sort of the forgotten Aussie tonight with two new Aussie Pros making their debuts. Con looked a lot more relaxed than last year but still needs to work on his stage presence and condition. Con's one of the nice guys in Aussie bodybuilding and all of Australia wishes him luck as he lives his dream.

Con Demetriou Con Demetriou
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Con Demetriou At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Toney Freeman dot

    Toney had on a flashy pair of banana yellow trunks and posed to an up-beat funky song. He got the hips swinging and gave the crowd what they paid for - entertainment! With his beautifully balanced physique he is able to pull off any pose in the book and even threw in the old "belly-roll" pose. He received a great response from the appreciative crowd. He looked fantastic for a 40+ competitor.

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Toney Freeman At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Rusty Jeffers dot

    I was really looking forward to seeing Rusty's routine and he didn't let me down. He opened up with a Frank Zane vacuum pose followed up by his classic Archer pose. He posed to A Space Oddity 2000 and captivated the audience. His fabulous kneeling poses were a sight for sore eyes. He then chose a completely different piece of music and continued on with his classic posing, even throwing in a "hooter bounce"? which the crowd loved. The routine absolutely rocked and the big crowd let him know it. That porn-star mustache is an absolute ripper. Come back any time Rusty.

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Rusty Jeffers At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Mike Kefalianos dot

    Michael walked out like he meant business and certainly looked the goods in his first Pro show. He hit some very nice lunging poses and fired the local crowd up by hitting Most Muscular pose after Most Muscular pose. Michael's muscles are thick and round and he looked fantastic tonight. He has four kids and a wife and only recently was driving cabs in Greece for a living. Well done Michael, you've come a long way mate.

Mike Kefalianos Mike Kefalianos
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Mike Kefalianos At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Oscar Dexter dot

    Thankfully he got his color right for the night show, it was terrible at the Pre-Judging. He looked 100% better for it and came out full of confidence. He was quite popular with the crowd and has a great future if he can pack on some more size.

Oscar Dexter Oscar Dexter
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Oscar Dexter At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Grant Pieterse dot

    Only 23yrs of age, Grant is a beautiful smooth poser. He can only improve with age but today he will obviously struggle. I like his look and shape, he is well balanced and if he can master his condition and continue to grow then he will be one to watch in the future.

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Grant Pieterse At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Ivan Sadek dot

    The crowd favorite was on next and big Ivan brought the house down as he entered the stage. Posing to a classic operatic tune that he probably borrowed off his mate Luke Wood, Ivan's posing was slow and deliberate and he gave his fans plenty to cheer about. He then amped things up with a hip-hop tune and had the crowd clapping along while he posed. He looked great for his Pro debut and certainly doesn't lack size. Once he refines his physique a bit more he will look even better. Well done Ivan, you did us proud tonight.

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dot Silvio Samuel dot

    Silvio dedicated his routine to the ladies, which drew laughter from the audience. He got funky for the crowd and showed of his striated glutes and lower back, oozing his way through his routine, hitting some nice kneeling and lunging poses. He looked great tonight and earned his second place

Silvio Samuel Silvio Samuel
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Silvio Samuel At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Kai Greene dot

    Kai is an amazing natural mover; he makes every pose look easy. He brought his unique handstand poses to the show and got his hips thrusting to the delight of the crowd. Kai's condition was amazing with every pose he showing off his amazing detail. The crowd went ape-shit when he finished and gave him the biggest cheer of the night. He was extremely entertaining and his incredible physique and unique posing routine was the highlight of the night. He was an easy winner.

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Kai Greene At The 2009 Aussie GP.
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dot Top 5 dot

The top five were called out in numerical order: Freeman, Kefalianos, Sadek, Samuel and Greene. This is exciting news for us Australians as it means that either Michael Kefalianos or Ivan Sadek will qualify for this year's Mr Olympia! As the norm for an Aussie Pro show, the competitors went out into the crowd after the posedown and mingled with the fans. We are indeed fortunate to see these guys close-up - thanks fellas. The Melbourne fans are the best in the world and really appreciate the opportunity to get close-up photos of the worlds biggest and best bodies.

Congratulations to Kai on his second win in two weeks and a big congratulations to Michael Kafalianos who has now qualified for the Olympia.