Who Do You Think Will Win The 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic?

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TOPIC: Who Do You Think Will Win The 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic?

The Question:

In a couple of weeks the pros will line up once again with the hopes of getting the last few spots for the Mr. Olympia contest. With a very competitive line up and with Johnny Jackson returning, the winner is once again not clear cut. Isn't that what makes this more interesting?

Who do you think will win the 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic?

What do you think the top 10 will look like? Why do you put them in this order?

Who do you believe will make the biggest improvement? Who do you think is the most under-rated competitor that could surprise people this year?

Competitor List:

* Tentative Competitor List And Is Subject To Change At Any Time. (Confirmed athletes, in no particular order)

    1. Chris Cormier
    2. Johnnie Jackson
    3. Darrem Charles
    4. Quincy Taylor
    5. Henderson Thorne
    6. King Kamali
    7. Mike Asiedu
    8. Troy Alves
    9. Frederic Sauvage
    10. Simon Voyer
    11. Fedel Clarke
    12. Matt Duvall
    13. Fouad Abiad
    14. Reza Amin Torabi
    15. Wong Hong
    16. Joel Stubbs
    17. Christian Lobarede
    18. Troy Brown
    19. Manfred Petautschnig
    20. Tua Dexter
    21. Arnaud Plaisant
    22. Aiman Faour
    23. Ian Morgan
    24. Patrick Skailes
    25. Danielle Seccarecci
    26. Thomas Stellander
    27. Greg Rando
    28. Steve Namat
    29. Jocelyn Pelletier

Bonus Question: Have you ever attended the Montreal Pro Classic? If so, what did you think of it and how was your experience? Was it what you thought it would be? How could it be made better?

Show off your knowledge to the world!

The Winners:

    Prizes:
      1st place - 75 in store credit.
      2nd place - 50 in store credit.
      3rd place - 25 in store credit.

To use your credit, e-mail Will @ will@bodybuilding.com for more info.


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In a couple of weeks the pros will line up once again with the hopes of getting the last few spots for the Mr. Olympia contest. With a very competitive line up and with Johnny Jackson returning, the winner is once again not clear cut. Isn't that what makes this more interesting?


Competition Info

-> When:

    September 8th

-> Where:

    Montmorency College
    André Mathieu Auditorium
    475, boulevard de l'Avenir
    Laval (Quebec)
    H7N 5H9

-> Competitor List:

    * Tentative Competitor List And Is Subject To Change At Any Time. (Confirmed athletes, in no particular order)

    1. Chris Cormier
    2. Johnnie Jackson
    3. Darrem Charles
    4. Quincy Taylor
    5. Henderson Thorne
    6. King Kamali
    7. Mike Asiedu
    8. Troy Alves
    9. Frederic Sauvage
    10. Simon Voyer
    11. Fedel Clarke
    12. Matt Duvall
    13. Fouad Abiad
    14. Reza Amin Torabi
    15. Wong Hong
    16. Joel Stubbs
    17. Christian Lobarede
    18. Troy Brown
    19. Manfred Petautschnig
    20. Tua Dexter
    21. Arnaud Plaisant
    22. Aiman Faour
    23. Ian Morgan
    24. Patrick Skailes
    25. Danielle Seccarecci
    26. Thomas Stellander
    27. Greg Rando
    28. Steve Namat
    29. Jocelyn Pelletier


Who Will Win?
Who Do You Think Will Win The 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic?

I think Chris Cormier will win the 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic, as long as he comes in at one hundred percent, and is ready to do battle. Chris has not competed in over a year so he's had a lot of time to prepare. He's currently training in Gold's Gym Venice, California, and receiving help from one of bodybuilding's all time greats, Robbie Robinson.


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Chris Cormier.

I think Chris will finally come in at one hundred percent, qualify for the Olympia, and become once again a legitimate threat for the top three at the Mr. Olympia. We'll just have to wait and see if Chris Cormier is indeed living up to his nickname "The Real Deal."

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The Top Ten
What Do You Think The Top 10 Will Look Like? Why Do You Put Them In This Order?


1st Place - Chris Cormier:

    Chris Cormier can't afford to make any mistakes this go around because there are a lot of good competitors in the lineup that can easily slip by and win the show. There are literally six competitors in this lineup that can possibly win the show, so Chris needs to be at his best.


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Chris Cormier.


2nd Place - Johnnie O. Jackson:

    Johnnie O. Jackson won last year's IFBB Montreal Pro Classic and unless Chris Cormier is even a bit off, Johnnie will find himself in second place. If Johnnie didn't add some mass to his legs, then I could see him drop to third or fourth, because there are a lot of top competitors in the lineup. Johnnie also needs to add more sweep to his quads and make sure he nails his conditioning.


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Johnnie O. Jackson At The 2007 IFBB Colorado Pro/Am Classic.
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3rd Place - Darrem Charles:

    Darrem Charles, the King of the 10,000 dollar shows, is going to have to come in absolutely shredded if he wants to remain in the top three. He could move up to second if his conditioning is better than Johnnie Jackson's conditioning, but we'll just have to wait and see.

    Unlike Johnnie, Darrem is very symmetrical and has no big weak points, expect he needs to add a bit more mass. It's going to be interesting to see whether Darrem or Johnnie will place higher, as this has been quite the rivalry for quite some time. For those of you who don't know, Johnnie beat Darrem at last year's Montreal Pro, but Darrem came back and defeated Johnnie at the Atlantic City Pro.


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Darrem Charles At The 2007 IFBB Colorado Pro/Am Classic.
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4th Place - Quincy Taylor:

    I don't know what to expect from Quincy Taylor come contest time. One show he comes in shredded, then the next he doesn't. Quincy is one of the biggest competitors on stage and that plays a lot to his advantage, but he needs to try and balance his physique more and improve his symmetry. He especially needs to add more mass to his chest. If Quincy comes in conditioned, then he will earn himself a fourth place spot.


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Quincy Taylor At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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5th Place - King Kamali:

    King Kamali is one of the best posers in bodybuilding, but his physique has some major flaws. His waist is too wide and he has that blocky look that bodybuilders try to avoid. King Kamali is also known to lack conditioning and at this level, it's hard to place in the top three without good conditioning.

    If Kamali improved his flaws and brought down his waist, we could see an upset for the top three. However, I doubt that will happen as Kamali has yet to do that in his last few showings and it seems that this year will be no different.


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King Kamali At The 2007 IFBB New York Men's Pro.
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6th Place - Troy Alves:

    If Troy Alves has added a bit more mass and comes with his best conditioning, then expect him to place ahead of King Kamali. Troy hasn't competed in quite a while so I'm expecting he made improvements. Unfortunately for Troy, the competition is very close this year and chances are he won't be able to make the top three and he will land in sixth place.


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Troy Alves At The 2007 IFBB Arnold Classic.
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7th Place - Joel Stubbs:

    Joel Stubbs is not a big name in the IFBB, but is very good nevertheless. He has one of the biggest backs in bodybuilding, but has very small legs. At this level, you will never make the top three with such an unsymmetrical physique. Joel needs to add a lot of mass to his legs if he intends of ever making the top three.


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Joel Stubbs At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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8th Place - Mike Asiedu:

    Mike Asiedu made his pro debut last year and finished 6th at the 2006 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic. He came in with great conditioning and if he can repeat last years conditioning, he will make the top ten and place eighth.


9th Place - Matt Duvall:

    If Matt Duvall can nail his conditioning one hundred percent, then I see him making the top ten. There are twenty nine competitors so far and if Matt is slightly off, many competitors can slip by him.


10th Place - Henderson Thorne:

    Henderson Thorne has been competing for a long time but has never been a top contender in a big show. Unless he comes in near his all time best, I don't see him placing higher than tenth.


Biggest Improvement
Who Do You Believe Will Make The Biggest Improvement? Who Do You Think Is The Most Under-Rated Competitor That Could Surprise People This Year?

    I believe Johnnie O. Jackson will make the biggest improvement and is the most under-rated competitor that could surprise people this year. Even though he's been a top contender for a while and won last year's Montreal Pro, many people still doubt his ability to pull off big wins.

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    I think he has finally added mass to his legs and will nail his conditioning. He could possibly win the show if Chris Cormier if off and can even make the top ten at the Olympia if he made big improvements. We'll find out soon as both the Montreal Pro Classic and Mr. Olympia contests are nearing by very quickly.


Bonus Question
Have You Ever Attended The Montreal Pro Classic? If So, What Did You Think Of It And How Was Your Experience? Was It What You Thought It Would Be? How Could It Be Made Better?

I have never attended the Montreal Pro Classic but from I heard last year, the show was very well run and many competitors and fans have said it was one of the best shows of the year. I think this year will top last year's contest and as long as big name competitors keep entering the show, it will keep on improving.

Thanks for reading and good luck to all the competitors. Also, thanks to Bodybuilding.com for providing all these great weekly topics.


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1. Darrem Charles:

    This man is essentially the definition of consistency. He always brings a top package, and has placed higher than any of the other competitors lately. Johnnie Jackson may have the advantage being the returning champ, but has added the right amount of mass in all the right places since last years show, so as long as he brings the superior condition he is known for, he will most likely have enough to overthrow Jackson.


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Darrem Charles At The 2007 IFBB Keystone Pro.
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2. Johnnie Jackson:

    If Darrem Charles misses his peak ever so slightly, and Johnnie brings the same or better package he brought last year, he will retain his crown. Johnnie is known for packing a lot of dense muscle on a small frame, but has only won one show in his career, so he is still learning how to dial in his physique at the right time. Proportionally, he is huge for how much muscle he has given his height, but standing next to the other actual big guys in the lineup, he could easily drop a few places if his conditioning is way off.


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Johnnie Jackson At The 2007 IFBB Keystone Pro.
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3. Chris Cormier:

    It is hard to place Chris as he has been out of the game since the 2005 Olympia, but he is still a threat to the top contenders. In fact, if he comes in looking like he did at the San Francisco pro of 2005, the show is his. However, most pros who try to make a comeback (especially the ones lately; no names will be mentioned), usually fall short and have people saying "he should have quit while he was ahead." Chris may not fall into this category as he has had much greater success in the past than anyone else in the lineup, but he is getting older, and he is most likely nearing retirement.


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Chris Cormier.


4. Troy Alves:

    Troy hasn't done much lately, but looking at his guest posing pics from the 1st Annual Flex Wheeler Classic, he looks like he was in good shape for the coming contest. An expert once commented on how Troy often stresses out around the time of a contest, and in turn, ironically holds water because of the stress of not losing water fast enough. With his great balance and symmetry, if he can come in stress free (i.e. holding little water) he could place as high as third against this tough lineup.

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Troy Alves At The 2006 Iron Man.
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5. Quincy Taylor:

    "The biggest man on the stage" as he always claims, may not be the biggest on this night with Joel Stubbs in the lineup. Luckily for QT, he's got a much better balance than Joel, and usually much better conditioning. It is worrisome that he may not even place 5th since he thought it was a for sure win at Europa, but that definitely wasn't close. Hopefully, he swallows his pride and doesn't think that it was the judges fault (like he often does), and gets his act together. If he's humble, he will place as high as 2nd, if he's stubborn, he could be as low as 8th.


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Quincy Taylor At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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6. King Kamali:

    King is definitely not blessed with the best physique, but he works with what he's got. In the past he has been like Quincy Taylor in that he thinks the world is against him, but thankfully, in recent he has taken responsibility for his poor placings, and it has brought him up through the ranks.

    His placing depends on his condition more than most since he doesn't have much symmetry working in his favor, and he isn't the biggest guy in the line up.

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7. Joel Stubbs:

    The biggest back in the world needs to definitely bring his legs up. It wouldn't be surprising if he hasn't done it in the past year since he had such a long way to go since the last time he competed, so unless a miracle occurred, it's safe to say he will break top 10, but not top 5.


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Joel Stubbs At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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8. Matt Duvall:

    I consider Matt to be similar to Will Harris: They both won the show that turned them pro, but ever since entering the pro ranks, they haven't done much, even though they are definitely equipped with the right tools. But at the Europa, Big Will made his breakthrough, and I believe it is Matt's turn soon.

    He is a dark horse who could easily upset the top 5 balance, but if he continues as he has done in the past, we won't be seeing him in the final posedown.


9. Mike Asiedu:

    Placing 6th last year at the same show was pretty impressive, but the line up seems much better this year than last. He could be the next Silvio Samuel or Eddie Abbew - a no name competitor who turned pro in another country and one day shows up with a package the judges cannot deny. If anyone in the lineup can cause a big surprise, Mike Asiedu is the one to do it.


10. Henderson Thorne:

    Another competitor from last year. Out of all the other competitors listed at this time of writing this, he placed the highest. I generously placed him 10th, but realistically, I don't think he can achieve this high a ranking.


Most Improvements

As I mentioned before, I believe Mike Asiedu could be the guy who has made the most improvements since last year in order to move up the ranks and is probably the most underrated guy in the line up (relative to what he deserves).


Bonus Question

I have been to Montreal, but I have never been there when the contest was held. In fact, according to records, it seems like the Montreal Pro is just a replacement for the Toronto Pro which was held until 2005, and then stopped. The solution: the Montreal Pro to help out all the Canadian Pros who wanted to compete.


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The 2007 Montreal Pro

Johnnie Jackson won the 2006 IFBB Montreal Pro and returns this year to defend his crown. After facing a difficult field last year that included greats such as Darrem Charles, Paul Dillet, King Kamali, and Dennis Wolfe, JOJ will again have to fight through a difficult field to repeat as champion.

Chris Cormier returns from his long hiatus from professional bodybuilding after being hospitalized. It will be great to see Chris back on stage but what do or what should we expect to see from him? There is a lot at stake at this competition, as the top three qualify for the Olympia.

-> Competitor List:

    * Tentative Competitor List And Is Subject To Change At Any Time. (Confirmed athletes, in no particular order)

    1. Chris Cormier
    2. Johnnie Jackson
    3. Darrem Charles
    4. Quincy Taylor
    5. Henderson Thorne
    6. King Kamali
    7. Mike Asiedu
    8. Troy Alves
    9. Frederic Sauvage
    10. Simon Voyer
    11. Fedel Clarke
    12. Matt Duvall
    13. Fouad Abiad
    14. Reza Amin Torabi
    15. Wong Hong
    16. Joel Stubbs
    17. Christian Lobarede
    18. Troy Brown
    19. Manfred Petautschnig
    20. Tua Dexter
    21. Arnaud Plaisant
    22. Aiman Faour
    23. Ian Morgan
    24. Patrick Skailes
    25. Danielle Seccarecci
    26. Thomas Stellander
    27. Greg Rando
    28. Steve Namat
    29. Jocelyn Pelletier


Who Will Win?
Who Do You Think Will Win The 2007 IFBB Montreal Pro Classic?

Chris Cormier.

Chris is arguably one of the best bodybuilders of our time, winning twelve (12) competitions, having over fifty-three (53) top-six posedowns, and competing in an amazing seventy (70) shows.


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Chris Cormier.

Though he hasn't been on stage in a few years, Chris is the most experienced competitor of the bunch and would not come back unless he knew he could win. In a recent interview, Chris stated:

"Well, It Is Burning Inside Of My Heart To Do What I Do..."


The Top Ten
What Do You Think The Top 10 Will Look Like? Why Do You Put Them In This Order?


1. Chris Cormier:

    Chris was hospitalized a few years back and hasn't competed in a competition in a few years. However, when he was competing, he continued to improve every time and was one of the most dominant professionals of our time, winning 12 of 70 shows. He has one of the best physiques ever and brings aesthetics and mass to the stage. If he Chris has the package we are used to seeing, he will not lose.


2. Darrem Charles:

    Darrem missed his mark at this same competition last year and lost to JOJ. The only thing hurting Darrem recently has been his conditioning and though he qualified for the Olympia early last year, he missed his mark in some of the later competitions. He placed well at the Olympia and is looking to do the same this year.


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Darrem Charles At The 2007 IFBB Colorado Pro/Am Classic.
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    He is one of the true mass monsters of bodybuilding and should no doubt place well here. He always shows great balance and muscularity and is one of the better posers. He should do well and could win this show if Chris doesn't have it.

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3. Quincy Taylor:

    Quincy Taylor finished fourth at the Europa, which continued his professional struggles. He came in looking smooth and flat. However, the extra time should allow him to bring strong conditioning and an amazing amount of mass to the stage. Standing at 6'4", Quincy will be towering over the field. I look for him to earn his Olympia qualifications up North.


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Quincy Taylor At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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4. Johnnie Jackson:

    Johnnie Jackson was able to beat out Darrem Charles last year, as Darrem came in slightly off. Johnnie is full of dense muscle and has done well in his recent professional competitions, seeming to improve every time he steps on stage.

    He has greatly improved his arms and has shown deeper separations in his biceps and triceps. I doubt Darrem will miss his mark again and as a result, Johnnie will finish either third or fourth. If Quincy improves, I look for JOJ to finish third.


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Johnnie Jackson At The 2007 IFBB Colorado Pro/Am Classic.
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5. Troy Alves:

    Troy has added some serious mass in the recent years while maintaining the streamlined physique that he became famous for. He added tons of mass in his arms and has an aesthetically pleasing physique. However, he often flattens during many of his competitions and drops a few spots. If Troy brings tons of mass and conditioning to the stage, he could leap frog a few competitors and place in the top 3.

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6. Fouad Abiad:

    In an interview, Clayton South stated: "Fouad Abiad is a star in the making. I know unique talent when I see it. Fouad has a lot of promise, an amazing mental perspective, and his destiny is one of unlimited possibility."

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    He weighs in at an impressive (and chiseled) 250-pounds. He has an impressive X-frame that is reminiscent of Toney Freeman. Also, the fact that he is from Ontario shouldn't hurt - look for the hometown fans to be supporting Fouad. If he nails his conditioning, he could place very well.


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Fouad Abiad.


7. King Kamali:

    King Kamali has found it difficult to overcome his genetic shortcomings throughout his career - he has found himself overconfident and disappointed in his finishes many times throughout his career. At this same competition last year, he finished fourth after a disappointing eleventh place finish at the Europa where he came in looking bloated.

    The King is a great poser and despite wide hips and a blocky appearance, has placed well in many competitions. If he nails his conditioning, which he is notorious for NOT doing, he could place higher and do some damage within the top five.


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King Kamali At The 2006 Europa.
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8. Joel Stubbs:

    Joel Stubbs back has achieved legendary status - it is one of the best in bodybuilding. His upper body is quite impressive - wide shoulders, huge arms and chest - though his lower body certainly lags far behind. His genetics are holding him back, as his quads are attached high on his legs making them appear smaller than they are.

    His upper body is impressive, Olympia worthy, but his poor lower body creates an unappealing imbalanced. He has placed poorly in recent competitions - I look for him to place low against strong competition.


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Joel Stubbs At The 2007 IFBB Ironman Pro.
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9. Mike Asiedu:

    Mike Asiedu surprised everyone last year with his sixth place finish. He is the hometown favorite and the crowd will be pushing for him to place well again. His physique is reminiscent of another competitor who has performed well recently, Silvio Samuel.

    His body isn't on par with Silvio's now but in a few years, Mike could easily improve and place just as well. I look for Mike to drop a few spots, possibly out of the top ten, from his placement last year.


10. Matt Duvall:

    Matt Duvall is a towering figure - he stands at 5'11" and weighs in at around 260-pounds. Matt Duvall hasn't placed well in his most recent competitions (13th, 19th) and I would expect his inexperience to hurt him. He could place well if he nails his conditioning but other competitors, such as Wong Hong, Christian Lobarede, and Aiman Fauor, could easily surpass him.


Biggest Improvement
Who Do You Believe Will Make The Biggest Improvement?

Quincy Taylor.

Quincy had a disappointing showing at the Europa. He came out looking flat and disappointed many, including myself, that said he was a threat to win the show. With additional time to dial it in, he should come in looking sharper.


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Quincy Taylor At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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Under-Rated
Who Do you Think Is The Most Under-Rated Competitor That Could Surprise People This Year?

Mike Asiedu.

Mike surprised many people with his sixth place finish last year and should again surprised people when he finishes in, or near, the top ten. He has a phsyique that brings Silvio Samuel to mind and should continue to improve as he gains more experience in professional shows.


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It's been one year since Johnnie Jackson's victory at the 2006, and from watching his episode on "Olympia: The Series," he looks like he can come away with another victory at the Montreal Pro Classic.


Who Will Win?

The world of bodybuilding loves bodybuilders that are able to comeback and steal shows. After listening to Johnnie Jackson's interview on Olympia: The Series, he seems to have stepped up his game tremendously. I believe if he comes in looking even better than last year he will walk away with another title under his belt.


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Johnnie Jackson At The 2007 IFBB Keystone Pro Classic.
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The Top Ten

Bodybuilding is extremely difficult to predict considering even a few bad meals before a show could damage a competitors chances of winning even though he may have trained and dieted very well for most of the year.

Darrem Charles said in his interview on "Olympia: The Series," that every competitor is a professional and is capable of winning a competition. That being said, it is very difficult to guess who will place in the top 10. Anyways, if things went my way I would like to see the top 10 look like this:

  1. Johnnie Jackson
  2. Quincy Taylor
  3. Darrem Charles
  4. Chris Cormier
  5. King Kamali
  6. Joel Stubbs
  7. Mike Asideu
  8. Wong Hong
  9. Henderson Thorne
  10. Aiman Faour


-> Quincy Taylor:

    I decided to put Quincy Taylor in second because I believe he will come in better conditioned this time around than he was at the Europa competition. Although I would like to see Johnnie Jackson win again, I would not be surprised if Quincy Taylor wins. After his disappointing loss at Europa, I believe that he has something to prove.


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Quincy Taylor At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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-> Darrem Charles:

    I placed Darrem in third because he always comes in amazing; however, I don't see him winning because he seems to look the same every year. If he puts on more mass and comes in conditioned then he may have a chance to come in 1st place.


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Darrem Charles At The 2007 IFBB Colorado Pro/Am Classic.
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-> Chris Cormier:

    Chris Cormier has not competed in a while, so it is difficult to figure out where he will place. His last competition was in 2005 and he placed 1st at the San Francisco Pro. Since he has not competed in the Montreal Pro before, he may not make it into the top 3.

    Chris has placed high in his past competitions, and if he comes in looking bigger and more conditioned than ever I believe he will steal the show.


-> King Kamali:

    I put King Kamali in fifth because he seems inconsistent and not in par with the top four that I have chosen. I don't see him moving up the chain unless he comes in bigger. He would have to step up his game just to keep his 5th seed because of all the heavy competition surrounding him.


-> Joel Stubbs:

    Joel Stubbs is huge! After placing 8th at the Europa, I only see him getting better. I think Joel will give Quincy Taylor a hard time since he has a very tall frame. If Joel shows up looking as good as Quincy or even better, then I wouldn't be surprised if he finished in the top 3.

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Joel Stubbs.
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-> Mike Asiedu:

    Mike Asiedu finished 6th last year the Montreal Pro. If the same competitors last year were to compete again I would have placed Mike higher. I think Mike is a great competitor, but at only 5'9" I think he will have a hard time passing Joel.


-> Wong Hong:

    Wong Hong seems to have a lot of potential. After finishing 8th at the Australian Pro I believe he has something to prove. However, with all the competition surrounding him I don't see him passing 8h.


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Wong Hong At The 2007 IFBB Australia Pro Grand Prix.
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-> Henderson Thorne:

    After placing 14th at last years Montreal Pro, I think Henderson Thorne will break the top ten and finish 9th. He defiantly has the momentum and size to break the top ten, and if he comes in very conditioned I wouldn't be surprised if he were to grab 8th or even 7th place.


-> Aiman Faour:

    Aiman Faour looked pretty sharp at the Europa this year. After battling against some stiff competition and coming in 11th place, I think he is capable of breaking the top 10 at this year's Montreal Pro.


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Aiman Faour At The 2007 IFBB Europa Super Show.
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Biggest Improvement

I think after Quincy's disappointing loss at the Europa competition that he will come to the Montreal Pro much more conditioned. If this is the case then he will probably win the Montreal Pro. I think if Chris Cormier comes in bigger with tremendous conditioning, I believe he could surprise everybody and win the Montreal Pro. After 2 years away from competitions I believe he can make a dramatic return.


Bonus

Unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to attend the Montreal Pro Classic. I did attend my first bodybuilding competition [Europa] here in Dallas, Texas a few weeks ago and I had a blast. I'm sure the Montreal Pro Classic would be just as good or even better.