2004 Orlando Pro Results & Pictures.

2004 Orlando Pro Results & info. Exclusive pictures of Shawn Ray talking to a cop!
Results - Top three qualify for the Olympia.

Place Name Country 1 2 3 4 Total
1 Darrem Charles Trinidad 7 7 6 5 25
2 Ahmad Haidar Lebanon 8 8 9 10 35
3 Craig Richardson USA 16 19 18 18 71
4 Willie Stalling USA 24 18 18 17 77
5 Art Atwood USA 24 22 24 25 95
6 George Farah USA 32 31 34 97
7 Craig Titus USA 30 37 44 111
8 Mike Morris USA 44 42 38 124
9 Garrett Downing USA 54 39 37 130
10 David Henry USA 50 52 54 156
11 Jason Arntz USA 52 55 55 162
12 George Turmon USA 67 67 63 197
13 Quincy Taylor USA 58 73 68 199
14 Idrise Ward-El USA 73 68 65 206
15 Jimmy Canyon USA 68 74 71 213
16 Rodney St. Cloud USA 74 78 152
17 Thomas Stellander Norway 78 80 158
18 Jose Alves Jorge France 79 80 159
19 Mohammed Anouti Lebanon 80 80 160
19 Omar Borrelli USA 80 80 160
19 Charles Duca Spain 80 80 160
19 Ken Jones USA 80 80 160
19 Rod Ketchens USA 80 80 160
19 Christian Lobarede Chile 80 80 160
19 Erwin Marquez Venezuela 80 80 160
19 Ntuk Ntuk Nigeria 80 80 160
19 Gianrico Pica Italy 80 80 160

Darrem won all four rounds! Craig Richardson, who failed to qualify for his previous pro contest, looked amazing and deserved third place and a qualifying spot the the 2004 Mr. Olympia.

The following failed to place: Erwin Marquez, Christian Lobarede, Gianrico Pica, Ntuk Ntuk, Kenny Jones, Charles Duca, Omar Borrelli, Rod Ketchens, Mohammed Anouti.

Pictures From The Show!

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Candid Pictures From Around The Show!

Brenda, Bob, Valentina and Lauren at lunch.
The Bodybuilding.com crew!
Valentina getting re-fueled.
Shawn Ray with a cop... I will let you decide...
What is Bob taking notes about?
Shawn Ray giving the thumbs up.
What is Shawn telling him? Discuss it on the boards!
Kathleen, Christina and Brenda.
Carmen, Kathleen and Christina.
Valentina and Lauren getting ready.
Valentina and Lauren getting ready.
Bob means business!
Shawn Ray with Russ.
Bob getting some breakfast.
Craig Titus before the show. He placed 7th.
With Kathleen.
The Bodybuilding.com booth.
Couple in love.
Various Competitors.
Various Competitors.
Garrett Downing.
Craig Titus & Darrem Charles.
With Wayne DeMilia.
George Farah.
Various Competitors.
Various Competitors.
Art Atwood.
Various Competitors.
Various Competitors.
Various Competitor.
Quincy Taylor & Bob.
Valentina in the Bodybuilding.com booth.
Carmen, Lauren, Kathleen, Shawn, Brenda, Valentina & Christina.
Carmen, Christina, Lauren, Kathleen, Brenda & Valentina.
Brenda, Bob & Valentina.
Brenda, Bob & Valentina again.

Information From Before The Show

Info on the 2004 Orlando Pro?

    In 2004, the first IFBB Pro show in Florida in a while is coming! On May 1st, 2004, the Orland Pro will hit the stage. There will also be a health and fitness expo, a bench and powerlifting championships, and a martial arts challenge.

    Also, check out the:
    NPC Xtreme Women¹s Fitness & Figure Championships - Open Nationwide.

    For more info, click here: 2004 IFBB Orlando Pro Information.

For Immediate Release

For the first time in nearly a decade, the state of Florida will stage an IFBB bodybuilding event. The Xtreme Pro Challenge will feature an impressive athlete lineup that includes Craig Titus, Darrem Charles, Ahmad Haidar, Art Atwood, Garrett Downing, Quincy Taylor along with an exciting collection of rising IFBB stars.

The event, slated for Orlando on May 1st, is just minutes from Florida's famed Walt Disney and Universal Studios theme parks. Promoter James Goad has announced a spectacular weekend that includes a major Powerlifting event, a Calendar Girl Model Search and an NPC sanctioned Fitness & Figure championship.

Master of Ceremonies Shawn Ray will be on hand as the athletes battle for three coveted Olympia qualifications. History will be made on May 1st as the IFBB returns to Florida! For tickets and information visit www.Xtreme-USA.com (courtesy of Dan Solomon - www.ProMuscleOnline.com)

Athlete Lineup - As of April 2nd

    1. Art Atwood
    2. Mohammad Anouti
    3. Jason Arntz
    4. Omar Borrelli
    5. Jimmy Canyon
    6. Darrem Charles
    7. Garrett Downing
    8. Charlie Duca
    9. George Farah
    10. Ahmad Haidar
    11. David Henry
    12. Ken Jones
    13. Jose Alves-Jorge
    14. Rod Ketchens
    15. Christian Lobarede
    16. Erwin Marquez
    17. Mike Morris
    18. Ntuk Ntuk
    19. Gianenrico Pica
    20. Craig Richardson
    21. Willie Stalling
    22. Rodney St. Cloud
    23. Thomas Stellander
    24. George Turmon
    25. Idrise Ward-el
    26. Milton Holloway
    27. Quincy Taylor
    28. Craig Titus

X-Treme Pro Challenge Review

Step aside Mickey, Minnie and crew. You've got company; big company. So big they'll make those Country Bears look like cubs.

The Xtreme Pro Challenge being staged in Orlando on April 30 and May 1 is the biggest muscle fest to hit the state since Haney and Yates mixed it at the 1991 Mr. Olympia. The event encompasses a men's pro bodybuilding contest, NPC Figure and Fitness contests, a qualifier for the World Powerlifting Championships, and a model search for an American Calendar girl. Full details at xtreme-usa.com.

Promoter James Goad has done yeoman's work in his effort not only to bring us bodybuilding fans another chance to see our stars shine, but a new opportunity for those stars to qualify for their sport's top prize- The Mr. Olympia title.

The Xtreme Pro Challenge features a compelling lineup filled with a healthy mix of seasoned veterans and international phenoms, with a pro debut thrown in for good measure.

Local favorite, Darrem Charles is almost a lock to elicit the evening's loudest cheers with his astounding combination of classic lines and jaw-dropping posing skills.

USA and Nationals winner Jimmy Canyon will kick off his pro debut at the May 1st event hoping to prove that the seeming trend towards more streamlined physiques is not merely a passing fancy.

Rehabilitated and reinvigorated Art Atwood is sure to send shock waves throughout the Orlando Expo Center as he hulks the lineup with his 270+ pounds of striated beef.

If perseverance had a name, Garrett would be it. Uber-resilient Garrett Downing has battled and defeated both injury and infection to regain the form that set the bodybuilding world afire when he turned pro back in 2000.

Did we mention a guy by the name of Titus will be throwing himself into the mix?

As if the excitement of watching top pros battle it out not only for top honors but for one of three coveted Olympia qualification berths, Goad and Co. are staging a variety of events ranging from powerlifting to martial arts, with a Calendar Girl Model Search, NPC-sanctioned Fitness & Figure championships and a two-day expo to boot. Note to all card-carrying NPC fitness and figure competitors: It's not too late to enter this prestigious event! Just go to xtreme-usa.com for further details.


We also hear that FLEX's sister publication Muscle & Fitness will be in Orlando on a major talent scouting expedition.

How 'bout this for icing on the cake: emceeing the evening's festivities will be former and future top pro competitor, IFBB athletes' rep and Mr. Humility himself, Shawn Ray, who will also be conducting a seminars on training, competition, nutrition and the business of bodybuilding.

Book the flight, pack the bags and tell the kids you're taking them to Orlando. Then you can show them firsthand the difference between a man and a mouse.

Official Powerlifting Press Release

On May 1st, at the Orlando Cetroplex Expo Centre (400 W. Livingston Street), history will be made in the world of strength sports! The inaugural IronZone MonsterMuscle.com Rise of the Dead deadlift championships will be taking place as part of the Xtreme USA's phenomenal tradeshow weekend. This competition will bring together some of the greatest powerlifters on the planet and they will be doing battle in the ultimate test of physical strength; the deadlift.

The deadlift is a battle of man against metal, muscle against gravity, iron will against iron plates and the lifter must incorporate over 80% of the muscles in the human body to pull the barbell up from the ground and into the standing lockout position of victory.

The headlining act of this strength fest will be a two man super bout between the two greatest deadlifters in history; Garry Frank of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA and Andy Bolton of West Yorkshire, England. Both of these men have deadlifted over 930 pounds (Andy Bolton is the current world record holder with a competition deadlift of 932.6 pounds and Frank is just one pound behind him) and they will both be going to reset the mark at this showdown of showdowns.

These two mega men are giants in the sport of powerlifting. Garry "The Louisiana Leviathan" Frank has officially benchpressed over 800 pounds, deadlifted over 900 pounds, squatted over 1,000 pounds and totaled 2,805 pounds (that's 300 pounds over the previous record held before Frank's domination of the heavyweight division.)

Andy "Deadbolt" Bolton has officially benchpressed almost 700 pounds, squatted over 1,100 pounds (the 2nd biggest squatter in history) and deadlifted over 900 pounds as well (the current world record holder.) Andy Bolton is the holder of the second biggest total (squat+bench+deadlift) in history at 2,624 pounds!

Both of these powerlifting behemoths have pulled their 900+ pound deadlifts AFTER first squatting and benchpressing in competition. At the Rise of the Dead, they're going to be deadlifting WITHOUT having to squat and benchpress first, so get ready to watch the biggest deadlifts in history!

In addition to this super bout, there will be the open deadlift contest itself. This contest will draw world class talent; from the lean and mean lightweight division (165 pounds and under) where you'll see deadlifts equal to almost five times the lifter's bodyweight to the 276+ pound superheavyweight division where human dinosaurs will be pulling in the 800s!

The lifters at this deadlift gathering will be some of the strongest athletes on earth - this is a must see show!

And, if that isn't enough for you, they'll also be an American Powerlifting Federation 3 lift competition where lifters will be squatting, benchpressing and deadlifting (for totals) with the prize being qualification for the World Powerlifting Organization (WPO).

The WPO is the pro federation that sanctions the powerlifting and benchpressing competitions at the GNC Show of Strength and Arnold Classic (two of the biggest gym related tradeshows in the world.) The APF is the gateway to the WPO and this is one of the only competitions of the year where lifters will get a chance to qualify for the pro ranks, so the talent showing up will be impressive indeed!

This is Orlando's chance to witness some of the strongest men in history (Garry Frank is recognized by iron sports aficionados as being THE strongest man of all time) competing in the #1 strength sport in the world - POWERLIFING!

The powerlifting action will start, at 10 o'clock in the morning (the deadlift contest will begin in the mid-afternoon), on Saturday, at the Orlando Centroplex Expo Centre, 400 West Livingston Street and we'll see you there! (Courtesy of Sean "Seanzilla" Katterle, Assistant Editor, Monster Muscle Magazine (North America's #1 powerlifting and strongman magazine) www.monstermusclemag.com 1(800)268-2248).

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