2010 Europa Super Show Dallas Preview!

This weekend, over 100 IFBB professional men and women will head to Dallas, Texas for the Europa Super show. This show is always a huge event and one of the last events to qualify for the 2010 Olympia. Who will leave Dallas with an Olympia qualification?
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  • The Europa Super Show is one of the last chances to qualify for the Olympia.
  • Some competitors already have invites to the Olympia others are hungry to get theirs.
  • Congrats to Monique Minton on her recent wedding. Watch for Monique Ricardo now.

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    2010 Europa Super Show Dallas Preview

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    This weekend, over 100 IFBB professional men and women will head to Dallas, Texas for the Europa Super show. This show is always a huge event and one of the last events to qualify for the 2010 Olympia. Who will leave Dallas with an Olympia qualification? Let's breakdown some of the top contenders in each division.


    Men's Open Bodybuilding

    Mark Alvisi

    Mark Alvisi makes his pro debut after taking top honors at the 2009 NPC USA. Mark's made improvements in his offseason and should be one of the first names you hear called out during Friday's prejudging. He won't be the biggest guy on stage but if he nails his conditioning look for him to be in the hunt.

    Mark Alvisi At The 2009 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships. Mark Alvisi At The 2009 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships.
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    Brandon Curry

    Brandon Curry made his pro debut at the Tampa Pro but failed to make the top five. He took two years off and many people felt his physique lacked improvements. He has an incredible upper body but his legs still lag behind to make him a top threat. Brandon's poses also make him appear smaller than he is and some of them aren't flattering to his physique. If he can bring improved posing and a bit tighter conditioning than he had in Tampa he could be in the mix for a top five spot but it will be tough in this line up.

    Brandon Curry At The 2010 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships. Brandon Curry At The 2010 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships.
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    Leo Ingram

    Leo Ingram is a freak. When it comes to bodybuilding and Texas - fans love seeing freaky huge bodybuilders. Leo will be just that. He could be a few pounds lighter and still be a menace on stage. He was fifth at the Europa Battle of Champions in Hartford. Look for him to be in the mix here if he can come in a bit sharper and lighter than Hartford.

    Leo Ingram At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions. Leo Ingram At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions.
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    Michael Kefalianos

    Michael Kefalianos was fourth in Hartford and will be a contender in Dallas. He packs a ton of muscle on his small frame. It isn't the prettiest physique but he's proven he's a top five guy. He's competed in four pro shows this year and been in the top five each time.

    Michael Kefalianos At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions. Michael Kefalianos At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions.
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    Cedric McMillan

    Cedric McMillan will be making his pro debut. He was the 2009 NPC Nationals Champ and will go head to head with the USA champ, Mark Alvisi. Cedric will be the larger bodybuilder but will he be able to bring the level of conditioning needed to take the show? He has the potential to win this contest and be a top 10 threat at the Olympia. First things first - he has to step on a pro stage and show that he's ready for the big leagues. Don't against him.

    Cedric McMillan At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships. Cedric McMillan At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships.
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    Markus Ruhl

    Another freaky huge bodybuilder. Markus will be one of the biggest guys on stage and could be one of the top five guys. He'll have to bring in a conditioned physique if he has hopes of leaving in the top spots. He's a mass monster and will be a crowd favorite. Don't mistaken the crowd noise for boos, no the crowd will be chanting RUHHHHHHLLLL.

    Markus Ruhl At The 2009 New York Pro. Markus Ruhl At The 2009 New York Pro.
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    Joel Stubbs

    Joel Stubbs has one of the best backs in all of bodybuilding. His legs have improved over the years and he's shown that he can be a top five guy. He qualified for the Olympia at this show before and could do it again. No question his upper body will be one of the best but it will come down to how his wheels look.

    Joel Stubbs At The 2009 Olympia. Joel Stubbs At The 2009 Olympia.
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    Bill Wilmore

    Bill Wilmore is another bodybuilder who will pack a ton of muscle. Big Bill has found success on this stage in the past and should be in the mix again this weekend. The story-line again will be conditioning. We know he has the muscle to hang with the top guys but how conditioned will it be?

    Bill Wilmore At The 2009 Olympia. Bill Wilmore At The 2009 Olympia.
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    Men's 202

    Guy Cisternino

    Guy improved his physique with some added muscle but came in way too smooth and holding a ton of water for his debut. Look for an improved Guy here and better conditioning. He should be a top five guy if he nails it this time.

    Guy Cisternino At The 2008 National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships. Guy Cisternino At The 2008 National Bodybuilding & Figure Championships.
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    Clarence DeVis

    Clarence brings a ton of muscle for 202lbs and could be a top contender if he can come in conditioned. Some call him a mini-Kai Greene. I wouldn't call him that yet but if he could come in shredded like Kai, he'd undoubtedly be in the top three spots.

    Clarence DeVis At The 2009 Olympia. Clarence DeVis At The 2009 Olympia.
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    Seth Feroce

    Seth will be making his pro debut after winning his class at the 2009 NPC Nationals. He should be in the top call-out for prejudging and I look for him to be top three for this contest. Many feel he has the tools to win this show and be a top threat to the 202 Olympia. Let's see what the rookie brings to the stage but I'll bet we see him Olympia qualified at the end of the weekend.

    Seth Feroce At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships. Seth Feroce At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships.
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    Dave Goodin

    Dave Goodin aka The Texas Shredder will live up to his name and come in peeled. He won't be the biggest guy on stage but don't be surprised if he is the most conditioned guy in the entire show. It will be tough for him to make the top three here but props to Dave for bringing in a physique that's the envy of men 1/2 his age.

    David Goodin At The 2009 Team Universe. David Goodin At The 2009 Team Universe.
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    Jaroslav Horvath

    Jaroslav Horvath was second last weekend in Jacksonville and will challenge for a top three spot here. He tends to get harder as the show goes on. If he can come in sharp and not hold water in the prejudging he'll be a contender for the title.

    Jaroslav Horvath At The 2008 Olympia. Jaroslav Horvath At The 2008 Olympia.
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    Tricky Jackson

    Tricky always puts on an entertaining routine and fans can count on that. He'll be a top three guy if he's sharp at prejudging. He'll have his work cut out for him against Seth and Jaroslav but look for him to be compared to the two of them.

    Ricky Tricky Jackson At The 2010 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships. Ricky Tricky Jackson At The 2010 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships.
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    Women's Fitness

    Alti Bautista

    Alti Bautista returns to the stage. Alti has been in the game for a number of years. It will be great to see her return to the fitness stage. Who knows what her physique will look like but she brings the sass to the stage.

    Alti Bautista At The 2007 Atlantic City Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest. Alti Bautista At The 2007 Atlantic City Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest.
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    Myriam Capes

    Myriam Capes is one of the leading ladies at this show. She looked like a little bulldozer when she competed on this stage a few years ago. Since then she's refined her physique and improved her routines. If she can bring a tight, conditioned physique, look for her to be in the top call-out.

    Myriam Capes At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions. Myriam Capes At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions.
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    Allison Ethier

    Allison has improved this year and will look to move up into a top spot here. She could do it if she brings in a conditioned physique. Her routine is in the mix for top five here so it will come down to how her body looks.

    Allison Ethier At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions. Allison Ethier At The 2010 Europa Show of Champions.
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    Cinzia Massaro-Clapp

    Cinzia Massaro-Clapp will make her pro debut and I hope we see a new routine. I don't get the FEDEX / Chipmunk routine she performed this year. She gets the award for traveling the furthest, calling Alaska home.

    Cinzia Clapp At The 2010 Junior National Championships. Cinzia Clapp At The 2010 Junior National Championships.
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    Shannon Meteraud

    Shannon Meteraud will compete for the first time this year. I look for a rested and improved Shannon at this show. We last saw her at the 2009 Olympia where I felt she looked tired and ready to hang it up. I don't foresee that being the case at this show and don't be surprised if she leaves with an Olympia qualification. If I was a gambling man I'd say she will be top three and could be the winner when the dust settles.

    Shannon Meteraud At The 2009 Olympia. Shannon Meteraud At The 2009 Olympia.
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    Bethany Wagner

    Bethany Wagner has a great physique and should be one of the top women called out in the physique round. If her routine is on point she'll be top three in this show.

    Bethany Wagner At The 2010 Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International. Bethany Wagner At The 2010 Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International.
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    Figure

    Teresa Anthony

    Teresa Anthony is already qualified for the Olympia and will come into this show with no pressure. She looked great in Jacksonville and look for her to be in the top ten again here.

    Teresa Anthony At The 2009 Olympia. Teresa Anthony At The 2009 Olympia.
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    Ava Cowan

    Ava narrowly missed an Olympia qualifying spot in Jacksonville and will look to snag one here. It won't be easy as this is a tough line-up. She should be in the top callout but where she finishes is a crap shoot. She'll face some new competition and new judges so it's anyone's guess where she'll finish.

    Ava Cowan At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships. Ava Cowan At The 2009 National Bodybuilding, Bikini & Figure Championships.
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    Monica Escalante

    Monica brought in a ton of muscle to the Hartford show and missed out on a top spot. She'll bring a smaller, tinier physique here and it should suit her well.

    Monica Mark-Escalante At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions. Monica Mark-Escalante At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions.
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    Alicia Harris

    Alicia Harris was the runner-up last weekend in Jacksonville and is gunning for the number one spot. She showed why she belongs on the Olympia stage with a tighter physique than she brought to the Figure International. Look for her to be in the top spots again here.

    Alicia Harris At The 2010 Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International. Alicia Harris At The 2010 Arnold Classic, Ms. International, Fitness International & Figure International.
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    Candice John

    Candice John has steadily improved her physique and continues to climb the ranks. I like the physique she brings to the stage and could see her cracking the top five here.

    Candice John At The 2010 New York Pro Figure. Candice John At The 2010 New York Pro Figure.
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    Julie Ann Kulla

    Julie Ann Kulla is Olympia bound already but hopes to gain some momentum heading into the big dance. She missed a top spot in Hartford and is hungry for redemption. If she comes in tight enough she could land there.

    JulieAnn Kulla At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions. JulieAnn Kulla At The 2010 Europa Battle of Champions.
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    Mindi Smith

    Mindi Smith has one win under her belt this year and will look to make it number two here. She's positioned herself as a top contender in any show she enters and many feel this is her show to loose. Don't be surprised if Ms. Smith leaves the winner but she'll need to be top form to do so against a very competitive line-up.

    Mindi Smith At The 2010 Phoenix Pro. Mindi Smith At The 2010 Phoenix Pro.
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    Terri Turner

    Terri Turner is already Olympia qualified and has no pressure coming into this contest. Look for her to be in the top five once again if she brings what she presented in her previous contests.

    Terri Turner At The 2010 New York Pro Figure. Terri Turner At The 2010 New York Pro Figure.
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    Bikini

    Bianca Binno

    Bianca Binno is a Penelope Cruz look-alike and has a very sexy, bikini body. She doesn't bring the most muscle to the stage but the judges aren't looking for muscle. She's on the taller side but I like the look she brings to the pro scene.

    Bianca Binno At The 2010 Team Universe & National Fitness Championships. Bianca Binno At The 2010 Team Universe & National Fitness Championships.
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    Amanda Latona

    Amanda Latona qualified for the Olympia earlier this year. She has one of the best butts in the IFBB and is a stunning woman. If she can bring a bit more sass to her presentation look for her to be in the top callout. She certainly has all the tools to be a top contender here.

    Amanda Latona At The 2010 MuscleContest Pro Bikini. Amanda Latona At The 2010 MuscleContest Pro Bikini.
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    Nathalia Melo

    Nathalia Melo remains undefeated and I look for her record to stay that way. Nathalia brings something most women don't to the stage - a kick ass physique but more importantly knows how to present it and does so with positive energy. You can't help but be drawn to her when she takes the stage.

    Nathalia Melo Moreira At The 2010 Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini. Nathalia Melo Moreira At The 2010 Pittsburgh Pro Figure & Bikini.
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    Monique Ricardo

    Monique Ricardo. Name doesn't sound familiar? How about Monique Minton? Monique apparently got married and kept it under the radar. We'll see her return to the stage in her hometown. She'll need to be a bit tighter than her debut in California to hang in this lineup but look for her to be in the mix.

    Monique Minton At The 2010 MuscleContest Pro Bikini. Monique Minton At The 2010 MuscleContest Pro Bikini.
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    Ali Rosen

    Ali Rosen is on a winning streak looking to make it three in a row. She notched a top spot at the NPC USAs and followed it up with a top spot in Jacksonville. I don't see her taking the top spot here but I've been wrong before. She presents herself in a very sexy, cute way but will it be enough to hang with some heavier hitters like Nathalia and Amanda? We'll find out Friday.

    Alison Rosen At The 2010 USA Championships. Alison Rosen At The 2010 USA Championships.
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    Brandy Leaver

    Brandy will be making her IFBB Bikini Pro debut and it is extra special for a couple reasons. One, she had a baby just 8 months ago. Talk about an impressive! There's a little added icing on the cake as she will be competing in the same show as her husband, Brandon Curry. Who will place higher... Brandy in Bikini or Brandon in Bodybuilding?

    Brandy Leaver At The 2010 USA Championships. Brandy Leaver At The 2010 USA Championships.
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