My 2007 Colorado Pro Top Ten Review.

Green brings home the... green! The 2007 Colorado Pro was a great time for all and had some amazing competition among the pro. Here is my top 10 review.

Greene brings home the... green!

Outside on the streets of Denver Colorado, romancing couples walk the cobbled streets hand in hand, keeping close to one another in an attempt to keep out the brisk air from chilling their heart warmed temperatures.

The sound of horse shoes echo through the main street passage that pull passenger carts for those who are returning to their hotels or for others who just want to have another topic ingredient to write onto their postcards.

As these "normal" people continue their day to day duties in the outside world another parallel universe is awakening housed within a nearby shelter. Legions of loyal followers have formed an ever increasing portion of sanctuaries throughout the land where they witness the rising of Greek like gods who walk the earth unassuming to the masses.

This is a congregation that we are happy to keep as our own, to keep within the realms of cult status if you wish. To the avid reader of this contented art, you know what I speak of, to everyone else "buyer beware", this is a sport that is as ferociously contagious as a rabid dog. This is the day that bodybuilding invaded Denver, Colorado.


10th Place - Omar Deckard:

    I couldn't figure out if Omar was outclassed from most angles in this show or if his overall development had been stuck in rewind since his win at the USA's last year. Either way his muscle looked hugely underprivileged on his large frame and the word "pancake" jumped to mind more than once. Omar was lean but without rendering offence to Omar, I mean lean in a barren kind of way.


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9th Place - Johnnie Jackson:

    J.J. returned to competition following a layoff in which he has been treating his wife like a fairground trying for a baby. In my opinion his return was premature and the end result ejaculated him into the outer perimeters of the top ten.


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    His upper body was 95% back to its old rugged and massive self but his legs had seriously gone catabolic looking like they belonged on a shop window mannequin. Give the Texan time off and I am sure he will receive some more silver wear instead of more wooden spoons.

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8th Place - Dennis James:

    Favored to take on the lead role of this show was Dennis James. Standing almost as wide as tall, James's frame holds so much mass that it appears he was spewed out of a muscle manifesting machine to shock and awe anyone within its presence.


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    When "The menace" fired out his signature gasping muscle shots, it was plain to see that the game plan was to out mass everyone else off the stage. That he did but the price he paid was dear. His condition was as off as a two week old piece of filet mignon and the guys in front of him had a stronger stomach to eat him up and spit out the rest into the eight place.

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7th Place - Branch Warren:

    Branch has enough intimidation about him that the need of having a neighborhood watch in his street would seem irrelevant. Warren had so much water in his body that I was tempted to throw him a life jacket which was all he needed to submerge himself into the eight place.


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    Warren needs to be 100% crisp, dry and full to dominate a field such as this. As we all know, Branch is so strong he could split the atom with his bare hands but his dedication and focus should be placed more on refinement than breaking lifting records.

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6th Place - George Farah:

    "Bullet Proof" had dried himself throughout the front but he was slightly washed out in the back. His upper and mid trap area are so developed that if you asked a related 6 degree question it would circle back at Dorian Yates.

    What his legs lacked from the side his pecs more than made up by coming in as full as Donald Trumps assets and with sinew as weaved as Kai Greens hair. No big mishaps but consistent condition and muscle development awarded him a top six slot.


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George Farah At The 2007 Colorado Pro.
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5th Place - David Henry:

    The "Giant Killer" found himself in a predicament where no matter what he could muster; he would simply be outclassed by the competition ahead of him. There wasn't much here I could pick on except again like Farah his hamstring/quad tie-in was shallow.


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    His height also works as a damper on his competition day so if he could bring this minor element up to scratch David may finally get paid a dash of more dues. Henry had improved his condition complications of the early part of the season and was looking like the top three finisher of last year.

    Since then the new kids on the block have been using Henry's diet formula but with an added benefit of a height advantage. Go buy some lifts David, you never know the judges may reward you for it. Just don't tell anyone I told you.

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4th Place - Ronny Rockel:

    My opinion is probably worth the price of one my Simon and Garfunkel albums but I have a right to share it and there is nothing you can do to stop me... so there. I think Ronny has the acquired taste to salivate the mass audiences with his flawless symmetry and shape to further the sport into a higher grade acceptance, so my dear avid reader why isn't it being rewarded?

    The German's belly muscles were close to being stitched up due to them bursting at the seams and the feathered ridges fluttering across his expansive landscape mimicked the effect left on the desert sand on a windy day.


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    Poor Ronny looked as cheesed off as an elderly man returning soup at a Deli when he was announced in fourth place and who could blame him. He has been shafted more times than a pedigree sheep sheltering in a warm Welsh residence. Simply put, he was ripped off.


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3rd Place - Silvio Samuel:

    After his departure from "Team Milos", Samuel picked up where he had left off and went as far as climb a couple of evolution notches. His lackluster attempts to flex his legs were replaced with constant tensing displayed a seemingly new set of wheels and his much improved posing paid dividends to his presentation. Mix this with the detail of a book written in brail and you are left with a winning formula... well almost.


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Silvio Samuel At The 2007 Colorado Pro.
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2nd Place - Darrem Charles:

    The contagious "Sharp from the front, soft from the back" disease had hit Charles and all of you may recall of last year, this is not the first time this has happened. Much of '06 he had the similar water contamination that kept him out of the winners circle.


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    His triceps, especially the rear head featured gnarly crevices that were so deep that little Lee priest could be seen trying to find his way out from the tight spots. Darrem has qualified for the Olympia yet again which ads even more excitement to the posing round in Vegas with Kai, Marcus Haley and Melvin Anthony all battling it out for the best presentation award.

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1st Place - Kai Greene:

    Anything that could describe the term "striated" was written all over Kai's triceps, quads, lats, pecs and anything else I could care to mention. The low carb diet Kai was on had him confused as to whether he was on a bodybuilding stage or in a strip show most of the time due to the abuse he was hoisting on his posing trunks transforming them almost into a G-string at times.


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Kai Greene At The 2007 Colorado Pro.
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    This was all in good 'cause though because the glutes he revealed reveled in the diagonal lines sliced across them in approval of the judging panel. I'm sorry I can't keep praising Kai without providing a dash of criticism but there are faults that will be exposed on his armor when he stands next to stiffer competition, namely the imbalance between his upper and lower body.


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    His legs, mainly his hamstring hang so ungodly that I would recommend slowing the pace a little in this area of concern. The second downfall in Kai's artillery is the shortness of his clavicles. His lat flare is so wide that they taper out into the abyss where his delts should be. Apart from that he is a worthy champ and I hope to be a new worthy fan.

    Kai won the peoples choice award from the worldwide audience who voted during the live Bodybuilding.com webcast. He received $1,000.

    Kai also won $10,000 when he was announced the winner of the Best Presentation award.


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Conclusion

What was there to like about the Colorado Pro? Bodybuilding.com's Bob Chick and Dan Solomon provided entertaining MC duties for the Denver crowd and the worldwide audience tuning into Bodybuilding.com's live webcast.


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Bob Cicherillo.

The location. Downtown Denver is beautiful and had everything available to fans and competitors alike. Two blocks away from the host hotel, 16th street is littered with many fine restaurants, convenience stores and watering holes to quest the thirst of after hour partygoers. The host hotel is situated extremely close to the competition hall and meets most needs of competitors.

What was bad about the Colorado Pro? The amateur show should be completed on the Friday instead of spilling over two days onto the day of the pro show. The Pro men were asked to be backstage at 6pm in time for the finals on Saturday only leaving them wait until close to 9:30pm before allowing them onstage. I felt this was more disrespectful to the competitor than the fans.

Kris Gethin


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