2007 Olympia Review: A Fan's View Of Pre-Judging.

Bodybuilding fan Bob Bonham gives his review of the 2007 Olympia Men's Pre-Judging.

The buzz going around this year is which Ronnie will show up? Is he too old, is his left tricep and Lat torn, can he at 43 pull it off one more time?!

Rumors are flying; Jay is big and incredible. His training partner Eric shows us pictures on his cell from 3 weeks ago-WOW! He's physique is thick, hard, and full.

Ronnie's girlfriend Alti says he is ON! I only live 15 minutes from Victor, his girlfriend and their baby, and Tammy says he is looking real good.


-> Poll:

    I started polling people while on the plane ride from Newark, NJ.

    • Two hardcore guys & INBF Fitness Pro, their predictions: Jay, Victor, and Ronnie.

    • At the Expo I ran into 1994 Teen National winner Hollis Lieberman. He predicts Jay, Ron, Vic, Dexter, & Badell.

    • Rick Collins: Body Builder's lawyer & writer for MD Magazine say his guess is, Jay, Vic, & Ron

    • Pete Grimkowski: who bought the original Gold and turned it into the franchise it is today- his pre guess; Jay.

    • IFBB Pro Idress Wardell says; "same as last year".

    • Lee Labrada and Chris Cormier: both say in no particular order; Jay, Ron, Vic.

    • Larry Pepe: who started the body building radio web casts, and he's the author of "The Precontest Bible"; his prediction, Jay, Ron, & Vic.

    • Brenda Kelly-Pro Fitness/swim suite model, she predicts; Victor, Jay, & Ron.


-> The 1st Round:

    They come out one at a time. My notes and first impressions;


    Dennis Wolf:

      Great conditioning! His Lats are a little high and he needs more calves. He should place top 5.


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Dennis Wolf At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Dexter Jackson:

      Full complete classic Jackson.


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Dexter Jackson At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Hidetada Yamagishi:

      He is thick with a good physique. There were hundreds of shell shaped fans with his picture on them being waived in the crowd. That was pretty cool!


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Hidetada Yamagishi At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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Hidetada Yamagishi Fan.


    Victor Martinez:

      Flows so nice, the best I've ever seen him! He has great separation on side thighs and Hams.


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Victor Martinez At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Eddie Abbew:

      Out classed in this show. He's just big like the hundred of bouncers in New York City.


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Eddie Abbew At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Gustavo Badell:

      He has a very lean face. He looks really good to me.


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Gustavo Badell At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Toney Freeman:

      The X-Man is off; everyone was expecting the top 4 or 5 even.


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Toney Freeman At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Vince Taylor:

      Age is showing, but he is still better then 99.99% of the competitors on earth.


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Vince Taylor At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Markus Ruhl:

      Liked his hard music.


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Markus Ruhl At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Paco Bautista:

      So far Mr. O from his thighs down.


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Paco Bautista At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Ronnie Coleman:

      Came out to his "Raise the roof" pose. He is hard, but he doesn't have the same dominant look. His legs looked a little to lean from behind and a slightly small left Lat.


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Ronnie Coleman At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Will Harris:

      I liked this guy's look very thick, small waist, and almost grainy texture.


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Will Harris At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    Jay Cutler:

      He comes out way off. It looks like a water problem.


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Jay Cutler At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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    After the first round I have it! It will be Victor, Ron, Dex, Jay, Wolf, and Badell.


-> 2nd Round Comparisons:

    1st call out by judges (in no order); Victor, Ron, Dexter, & Jay. I thought Victor won every pose. Jay is starting to look much better.


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Jay, Ronnie, Victor & Dexter.
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    2nd call out (in no order); Wolf, David Henry, Melvin Anthony, but no Badell?



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Dennis Wolf, David Henry, Melvin Anthony & Gustavo Badell.
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    Ab shot to Silvo and most muscular to Melvin.


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Silvio & Melvin.
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    Markus Ruhl is being called in at the later call outs. What's up with body building when Markus can't Ruhl?


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Markus Ruhl At The 2007 Olympia Pre-Judging.
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-> Another Poll:

    Dr. Carlton Coulker, doctor to pro-athletes and Body Building author and Triple H (WWE super star) has it, Vic, Jay, Dex, Ron, Dennis. Most of the audience has it pretty much the same.

    Last Judge Call out of this round (in no order), Vic, Jay, Ron, Dex, & Melvin Anthony. End of round 2 and a very exciting and surprising Pre-Judging.

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