Who Will Win The 2006 Europa IFBB Pro Show?

Who will win the 2006 Europa IFBB Pro Show? Our forum members give their top ten choices on who will win the men’s bodybuilding competition & why. Read on for more!


TOPIC: Who Will Win The 2006 Europa IFBB Pro Show?

The Question:

Just over one month before the Olympia contest and just over three weeks away has many pros lining up for those last few spots to get a chance to stand on the Olympia stage. The Europa Super Show is expected to be a great show and with the top three qualifying for the Olympia, will likely be a very close and fierce battle!

Give your opinion on who will be in the top ten and give full details for why you believe it will go down that way.

arrow IFBB Pro Competitor List:

*Note: This list is not final and subject to change. Last updated: 8/10/06

    Men:

      1. Art Atwood
      2. Darrem Charles
      3. Shehab Eldin
      4. George Farah
      5. Dave Fisher
      6. Toney Freeman
      7. Roland Huff
      8. Johnnie Jackson
      9. Tricky Jackson
      10. King Kamali
      11. Frank Roberson
      12. Silvo Samuel Saviour
      13. Rodney St. Cloud
      14. Joel Stubbs
      15. Quincy Taylor
      16. George Turmon
      17. Dennis Wolf
      18. Nathan Wonsley

Bonus Question: Have you ever attended the Europa Super Show? 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.


1st Place - bitterplacebo
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The Europa Super Show & Sports Expo is to be held on the 25th and 26th of August this year. The show features IFBB Professional Bodybuilding as well as NPC competitions. Additionally, there are several other entertaining events that one can attend. They include strongman challenges, arm wrestling, swimsuit contests, world powerlifting and full submission wrestling championships. There's even a hot mom contest.

Most of the events taking place offer cash prizes for winners. However, the show focuses on IFBB Professional men and women's bodybuilding, and also women's fitness and figure competitions. The prize money for these events are as follows:

IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure:

  • 1st - $3,000
  • 2nd - $2,000
  • 3rd - $1,000

IFBB Pro Men's Bodybuilding:

  • 1st - $10,000
  • 2nd - $5,000
  • 3rd - $3,000
  • 4th - $2,000
  • 5th - $1,000

Other Awards:

    A trophy for best routine will be presented in all events, except women's figure. Here, the Horizon Award is given to the competitor who does not place in the top three, but she is acknowledged as a "rising star" in light of her accomplishments.

As we can see, the main attraction of the 2006 Europa Super Show is the IFBB Men's Professional Bodybuilding contest. This event holds the biggest prize money, possibly because it features the biggest competitors. Some of the names entering this show are familiar, and others not, but the whole list is the following.

arrow IFBB Pro Competitor List:

*Note: This list is not final and subject to change. Last updated: 8/10/06

    Men:

      1. Art Atwood
      2. Darrem Charles
      3. Shehab Eldin
      4. George Farah
      5. Dave Fisher
      6. Toney Freeman
      7. Roland Huff
      8. Johnnie Jackson
      9. Tricky Jackson
      10. King Kamali
      11. Frank Roberson
      12. Silvo Samuel Saviour
      13. Rodney St. Cloud
      14. Joel Stubbs
      15. Quincy Taylor
      16. George Turmon
      17. Dennis Wolf
      18. Nathan Wonsley

While only the top 5 positions will be granted any prize money, it's still an honor to be placed within the top 10. So without further ado, I offer my critique of each of the competitors followed by how I think the placings will go.


Art Atwood:

    With Art, there's 278-287 pounds of muscle standing at 5'11." He's one of the more massive bodybuilders with good peaks in his back double biceps pose and excellent fitness in his lower back. His frame is built with a good V-taper, but his traps seem a little flat.

    Otherwise, he has a wide symmetry and good sweep in his legs that will put him around the top 5. His only weakness seems to be that his massiveness gives him a more bulky look and is not as aesthetic from the front as other competitors.


Darrem Charles:

    He's been participating in contests since 1989 and has the experience and muscle maturity to steal the show. He is 5'9" and around 230 pounds. This may make him sound less massive than some other competitors, but he is definitely more proportionally pleasing, with full muscle bellies that certainly make him look just as big as the others. The only gripe I have is that his traps look a little flat sometimes, but they still work well with the rest of his body.

    When well conditioned, Darrem Charles has virtually no weaknesses on stage. He is consistently confident and exact in his pre-contest preparation and puts much work into creating an inspirational posing routine. He will definitely be one of the best in this show.


Shehab Eldin:

    Eldin looks to have a stronger and fuller chest than most, but conditioning does not seem to come naturally to him. He could also use more sweep in the legs and work harder to bring his calves up. These downfalls would be enough to put him outside of the top 10.


George Farah:

    Being 5'6" and 214 pounds, George Farah is one of the smaller participants. His abs are far from being well developed, but his stomach is controlled and flat. He is proportionally sound with a good sweep in the legs, wide lats, and big biceps peak. However, he is weak in the calves and traps departments. His weaknesses and smaller frame will likely place him outside of the top 10.


Dave Fisher:

    It was difficult to find much information about him, but he does look to be toting a decent frame with much mass. His nature seems to be blocky, however, and will keep him from being one of the best. Fisher will most likely finish just shy of 10th.


Toney Freeman:

    At 283 pounds and 6'2," Freeman has an excellent waist. The sweep in his legs with wide lats and shoulders create an awesome illusion of a small waistline. His traps are much more massive than found elsewhere, but he seems to have some problems with conditioning and his calves do not look very good from some viewing angles. However, during his peaks, he is ripped, yet still extremely full and could easily place around 5th.


Roland Huff:

    New to the pro scene after winning 1st in the 2005 Nationals, Bantam Weight, Roland Huff is smaller and lacks somewhat in back development. With less experience, he will probably not see the top 10.


Johnnie Jackson:

    He claims to be the strongest bodybuilder, pound for pound. Judges won't care how much he can lift, but still he brings around 240 pounds in good shape for contests. Most everything about him seems well developed, especially his dense chest that does not disappear with arms raised. His legs have an outer sweep and hanging hamstrings.

    With a midsection that he obviously knows how to control during poses and massive traps, he has most everyone else bested. Weakness is only seen in his calves, which are not at all impressive from a side glance, but he should be able to make it to the top 5 in this lineup.


Tricky Jackson:

    Starting competition as an IFBB pro last year, Tricky has a good physique, but with several lacking areas. These include his calves, awkward chest, biceps peak, and flat traps. His main strength is that his frame is in the shape of an X, and gives him a small looking waist. However, it's probably not enough to put him into the top 10.


King Kamali:

    One of the more outspoken bodybuilders, King Kamali's posing routines are often very unique and bring significantly more entertainment value than others. Recently, he's stated that he's been trying to change his physique to be more proportionally pleasant. This requires him to train with a different style than he's done in the past: smarter rather than heavier.

    His strength lies in the dense, massive, and confident look he brings to the stage. A few weaknesses include his calves and not having full control over his stomach. He is lean, but his waist is bigger than other competitors, giving him a completely different look. It's a strong look rather than an aesthetic look, but his experience and maturity should be able to put him near the top 5.


Frank Roberson:

    He made his IFBB debut in 2004 and will bring about 240 pounds to the show, placing more emphasis on entertainment value in his routine. This, along with his dense, full physique should put him in the top 10. He actually has strong calves, unlike many others. However, in the past he could have used better definition and more lines in his legs.


Silvo Samuel Saviour:

    Not much information could be found about him, except that he recently stepped up to the professional level. Because of these reasons, he can't be placed inside the top 10.


Rodney St. Cloud:

    One of the more interesting bodybuilders to say the least. He is also a firefighter and professional exotic dancer, and shows much talent in putting together interesting posing routines. He has mediocre calves, but everything else is well developed. The complete package of his routine and physique should be enough to put "Hot Rod" in the top 10.


Joel Stubbs:

    Joel Stubbs is proclaimed to have one of the best backs ever, and it very well could be true. It's full, complete, solid, and defined. His awesome upper body does much for his physique to make him look massive and wide, but his legs are lacking. Because of these disproportions, he has the potential to place somewhere close to 10th.


Quincy Taylor:

    He's 6'4" and 290 lbs at contest. A pretty massive competitor and also the 2001 NPC USA champ. He has since been competing as an IFBB pro. Any weaknesses he might have are hidden well on his enormous frame and physique. His main focus should be on definition and conditioning which can be a downfall at his weight. He should strive for more cuts and lines in his legs than what he's had before and he'll easily place in the top 10.


George Turmon:

    Having been competing in the IFBB since 2003, he seems to have a lot more weaknesses than others. Some of these would be his calves and legs which could both use more work. Also, he could learn to better control his stomach during poses, and keep it from becoming loose and rounded.


Dennis Wolf:

    Competing in the IFBB since 1999, he has done exceedingly well over the years. Being the 2005 IFBB World Champion and overall winner, his success seems to be from consistently being in peak condition for shows. He presents a physique that is big, balanced and clean. There's no weakness to keep this man outside of the top 5.


Nathan Wonsley:

    This former Tampa Bay running back got his pro card at the 2005 NPC Masters Nationals. To me, he seems to have a good look to his shoulders and arms, but his traps are a little flat and his chest could be more developed. He weighs around 220, but his muscles are full and carried better on his frame than most heavier competitors. However, his lack of experience in achieving a good balance between mass and definition will probably put him close to 10th place.


Top Ten Picks

It's important to note that most observations are general and involve the way many bodybuilders look across different time periods. The size and muscle mass that they each bring to the show is more easily predicted than their conditioning, which depends largely on how pre-contest dieting, training, or cardio are set up.

Another factor in my predictions is the symmetry and proportions that each bodybuilder is likely to bring. Based on past proportions, symmetry, size, experience and assuming everyone comes in close to their peak condition, I would pick the following top 10:

11th or 10th: Nathan Wonsley:

    Coming in well conditioned, he has a cleaner look than most heavier bodybuilders, but is less experienced at this level so he may come in just shy of 10th.

10th: Frank Roberson:

    Sometimes his conditioning is off, but he is more entertaining than others. This may be able to get him a place within the top 10.

9th: Joel Stubbs:

    Because of his tremendous back, he easily will be acknowledged in the top 10. However, his lack of development in other areas may hold him from higher placement.

8th: Rodney St. Cloud:

    A well balanced and unique bodybuilder that offers more entertainment value than most in his routines.

7th: Quincy Taylor:

    He's a very massive competitor, which is a great foundation to work with. But conditioning and proportional aesthetics leave him out of the top 5.

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6th: Toney Freeman:

    Close behind Art Atwood. If he's at his peak condition, he will look much denser and fuller and could easily overtake him, but there's more evidence showing he has a more difficult time with his conditioning than Atwood.

5th: Art Atwood:

    He'll likely beat out most simply because of his mass and size advantage. He has crazy leg development and does well at reaching correct condition for contests. However, his proportional aesthetics keep him from being the best.

4th: King Kamali:

    King is experienced, confident, entertaining, and has mass. His contest conditioning and definition is usually well, and only needs to better control his stomach. King has a strong, dense look, but I think he is slightly less aesthetic than others, which is why he'll not reach the top 3.

3rd: Johnnie Jackson:

    He's recently shown a very full and complete muscle development. Everything about him looks very solid except for his calves, which could possibly use more attention.

2nd: Dennis Wolf:

    He has a well balanced and cleaner look than most everyone else. His muscle development and maturity seems only second to Darrem Charles.

1st: Darrem Charles:

    He's been getting close to winning recent shows. With his maturity and experience, full physique, and inspirational routines, this is likely his chance to be on top.

So there it is, a sound prediction of the results for the 2006 Europa IFBB Men's Bodybuilding Show. I'd like to mention that every competitor has done a tremendous job in their bodybuilding career, despite any criticisms found here. I hope they all enjoy competing and have fun during the upcoming show.


Bonus Question:
Have You Ever Attended The Europa Super Show? If So, What Did You Think Of It & How Was Your Experience? Was It What You Thought It Would Be? How Could It Be Made Better?

Unfortunately, I have not yet had the pleasure of attending the Europa Super Show. However, upon looking over the planned events, there seems to be a great diversity. There is not only the bodybuilding contests, but other challenges in the powerlifting, wrestling, and strongman arenas.

The show will even contain a hot mom contest. With such a great variety of events, the Europa Super Show is bound to have something entertaining for just about everyone.

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2nd Place - BurningHeart
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Just over one month before the Olympia contest and just over three weeks away has many pros lining up for those last few spots to get a chance to stand on the Olympia stage. The Europa Super Show is expected to be a great show and with the top three qualifying for the Olympia, will likely be a very close and fierce battle!

The IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders) was founded in 1946 by Ben and Joe Weider. It was changed to International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness in November of 2004; however the acronym has not changed. The IFBB is responsible for the world famous Mr. Olympia, World Amateur Bodybuilding Competitions, and Ms. International competitions.

It also hosts a competition called the IFBB Pro Europa Super Show, a contest before the Mr. Olympia competition where bodybuilders compete for the three top spots, which will get to participate in the Mr. Olympia, held this year on September 30 in Las Vegas.

The IFBB Pro Europa show consists of men and women bodybuilding, women fitness, and women figure. This year the show will be held Saturday, August 25-26, 2006 in Arlington, Texas. The prizes are as follows:

IFBB PRO Men's Bodybuilding Prize Money:

  • 1st $10,000
  • 2nd $5,000
  • 3rd $3,000
  • 4th $2,000
  • 5th $1,000

IFBB PRO Women's Bodybuilding Prize Money:

  • 1st $3,000
  • 2nd $2,000
  • 3rd $1,000

  • A trophy awarded for the best routine.

IFBB PRO Fitness Women Prize Money:

  • 1st $3,000
  • 2nd $2,000
  • 3rd $1,000

  • A trophy awarded for the best routine.

IFBB PRO Figure Women Prize Money:

  • 1st $3,000
  • 2nd $2,000
  • 3rd $1,000

  • The Horizon Award will be presented to the competitor that places out of the top three but is the next rising star.

arrow IFBB Pro Competitor List:

*Note: This list is not final and subject to change. Last updated: 8/10/06

    Men:

      1. Art Atwood
      2. Darrem Charles
      3. Shehab Eldin
      4. George Farah
      5. Dave Fisher
      6. Toney Freeman
      7. Roland Huff
      8. Johnnie Jackson
      9. Tricky Jackson
      10. King Kamali
      11. Frank Roberson
      12. Silvo Samuel Saviour
      13. Rodney St. Cloud
      14. Joel Stubbs
      15. Quincy Taylor
      16. George Turmon
      17. Dennis Wolf
      18. Nathan Wonsley


Part 1:
Give Your Opinion On Who Will Be In The Top Ten & Give Full Details For Why You Believe It Will Go Down That Way.

Out of these competitors, my prediction on the top ten in reverse order is:

10. Frank Roberson:

    I believe Frank Roberson will place in the top ten because of his great definition. He has a very low body fat percentage and a very small waist, which accentuates his muscles. However he does not have as much muscle mass as the other competitors, plus his legs are sub-par compared to his outstanding upper body, which is the reason Frank Roberson will not place higher.

9. Shehab Eldin:

    Shehab Eldin has extremely low body fat and high vascularity, which are his strongpoint and the reason he will come in the top ten. However the reason he will place lower in the contest is because his upper body definition. While having great muscle mass and leg definition, his upper body is lacking in definition and does not match up to some of the other competitors.

8. George Farah:

    George Farah has some good lower body size, which is the reason he will place. While having a lot of lower body muscle mass, along with good definition, he is lacking the most in chest size, which gives his core a slight disproportioned look. Another reason he will not place higher is while having good definition, it still does not match up to some of the other competitors.

7. Joel Stubbs:

    Having very impressive muscle size, and possibly the best back around, Joel will place in the top ten. However Joel's body fat is somewhat higher than some of the other competitors, along with his lower body being slightly underpowered by his upper body. This will be the reason he will not place higher in the competition.

6. King Kamali:

    King Kamali combines good size with good definition. This combination will help place him around the middle of the contest. His downfall is his arms are sub-par compared to his core and lower body. If his arms would be in proportion to the rest of his body, Kamali would have a chance to place a few spots higher in the competition.

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5. Dennis Wolf:

    Dennis Wolf has good definition, size, and vascularity. Boasting an impressive chest/shoulder area will propel him into the mid-ranks of the contest. While having good size, his lower body is slightly behind his upper body. While also having good definition, it is not as great as a few other competitors, thus having good, but not great definition and size will be the reason he does not place higher.

4. Johnnie Jackson:

    Johnnie Jackson packs some muscle mass, especially his hams. He has a good chance of placing high in the competition; however the only things holding him back are the size of his quads and calves. While still impressive, they do not match up against the top 3 of the contest. If not for the quad and calf sizes being an issue, he could have a chance at the top spot.

3. Toney Freeman:

    Toney is expected to come into the competition very lean with great definition and great size. His extremely large back and legs will propel him to the top of the ranks; however the only thing holding him back will be his chest. His chest, while still having good size, will not stand up against the top two competitors, which is primarily due to his pec tear. If given time to add more chest size, he could be a contender for 1st.

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2. Darrem Charles:

    A very close contender to winning the expo. Darrem Charles holds a great track record at professional competitions, and is expected to do very well in this one. Darrem has one of the best proportioned bodies in the contest, along with very good definition. The factor that will keep Darrem from taking home the 1st Place prize will be his size.

    Despite large back size and the great proportion he is in, his muscle mass being slightly lower than the winner will be the reason he comes very close to winning, but not taking it all the way.

1. Quincy Taylor:

    My prediction as the winner of it all. Qualifying for Mr. Olympia at last year's Europa competition, he came in as a close contender for 1st. I believe Quincy now has experience behind him now that will enable him to come in even better conditioned, and take home the big prize. He has amazing size combined with a perfectly proportioned physique.

    At last year's show he was absolutely shredded, and is expected to return again in great shape, possibly with the best abs in the competition. I believe Quincy will be the best out there, and will amaze us even more than last year.


Part 2 - Bonus Question:
Have You Ever Attended The Europa Super Show? If So, What Did You Think Of It & How Was Your Experience? Was It What You Thought It Would Be? How Could It Be Made Better?

I have not had the opportunity to attend the Europa Super Show, however it seems like it is a great pre-cursor to Mr. Olympia. The interesting aspect of the Europa Super Show is judging the ability of the bodybuilder to be able to compete in the Europa Expo, and if qualifying for a spot at the Mr. Olympia, to be able to show up at the Mr. Olympia a month later with the same contest-ready physique.

The great part of the Europa Super Show is the diversity. It ranges from:

  • Male and female bodybuilding contests to the pro fitness and figure women
  • NPC Rising Star contest
  • Kids and adult Strongman Challenge
  • Biggest Bench contest
  • Hot Mom contest
  • Arm-Wrestling contest
  • Swimsuit contest
  • Special Olympia qualifier
  • World Powerlifting Championships
  • Pro Wrestling show
  • Max Muscle Annual Convention
  • Hip Hop dance competition
  • Full Submission Wrestling Championship
  • Best Fit Cheerleader competition

This year's Europa Super Show is sure not to disappoint.

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Just over one month before the Olympia contest and just over three weeks away has many pros lining up for those last few spots to get a chance to stand on the Olympia stage. The Europa Super Show is expected to be a great show and with the top three qualifying for the Olympia, will likely be a very close and fierce battle!

The IFBB Pro Europa Super show will be held Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Arlington Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The show will be packed with many competitions including the IFBB Men, Women, Fitness, and Figure Championships.


The Prizes

The IFBB Pro Men's Bodybuilding Prize Money Will Be As Follows:

  • 1st - $10,000
  • 2nd- $5,000
  • 3rd - $3,000
  • 4th - $2,000
  • 5th - $1,000

*A trophy will be presented for the best routine.

**The top three will qualify for the 2006 Mr. Olympia.

The IFBB Pro Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, & Figure Prize Money Will Be As Follows:

  • 1st - $3,000
  • 2nd - $2,000
  • 3rd - $1,000

* A trophy will be presented to the best routine, excluding Women's Figure.

** The Horizon Award will be given to the Women's Figure competitor that places out of the top three, but is the next rising star.


2005 IFBB Pro Europa Super Show Top 10

Before we begin making any predictions, let's look at last year's top ten, and see what has been going on.

    1. Branch Warren
    2. Johnnie Jackson
    3. Quincy Taylor
    4. David Henry
    5. Mustafa Mohammad
    6. Ramon Gonzzalez
    7. Pavol Jablonicky
    8. Frank Roberson
    9. Hristov Hristomir
    10. Arnold Scholz


2006 IFBB Pro Europa Super Show Predictions

Give your opinion on who will be in the top ten and give full details for why you believe it will go down that way.

arrow IFBB Pro Competitor List:

*Note: This list is not final and subject to change. Last updated: 8/10/06

    Men:

      1. Art Atwood
      2. Darrem Charles
      3. Shehab Eldin
      4. George Farah
      5. Dave Fisher
      6. Toney Freeman
      7. Roland Huff
      8. Johnnie Jackson
      9. Tricky Jackson
      10. King Kamali
      11. Frank Roberson
      12. Silvo Samuel Saviour
      13. Rodney St. Cloud
      14. Joel Stubbs
      15. Quincy Taylor
      16. George Turmon
      17. Dennis Wolf
      18. Nathan Wonsley


The Top 10

1st Place - Darrem Charles:

    With six pro victories under his belt, Darrem Charles looks to add another win to his fifteen year pro career. The last two contests didn't go as planned for Darrem, as he placed 2nd to Phil Heath, but if Darrem maintains his shredded physique, no doubt about it he will be triumphant.

2nd Place - Johnnie Jackson:

    Johnnie Jackson is no stranger to heavy lifts, and is often referred to as the "World's Strongest Bodybuilder." His physique keeps improving, and I believe his mass will earn him a 2nd place finish.

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3rd Place - Quincy Taylor:

    Quincy Taylor placed 3rd at last year's Europa, and I don't think this year will be any different. As long as he maintains his mass and condition, he should have no problem placing 3rd and qualifying for the Olympia.

4th Place - King Kamali:

    King Kamali is known as a mass monster, with a unique posing style. He may be the most outspoken pro bodybuilder, but his lack of conditioning is likely to cost him a top three placing. I believe he will place 4th , which means The King will not compete at this year's Olympia.

5th Place - Dennis Wolf:

    Dennis Wolf has a massive physique and great conditioning, which is why I'm placing him 5th. In the upcoming years, I believe he will make it to the top three, and from there he will keep improving.

6th Placed - Toney Freeman:

    Often compared to IFBB legend Flex Wheeler, Toney Freeman is known for having an aesthetic physique, and excellent muscle shape. After suffering a career threatening pec tear, Toney managed to place in the top ten at the 2006 Arnold Classic, and the 2006 Iron Man Pro. Will his streak continue? I believe so, which is why I've placed him 6th.

7th Place - Joel Stubbs:

    Joel Stubbs has one of the best backs in bodybuilding today, and if you look back at past Mr. Olympia contests, most of them have been mainly decided on the competitors' backs. This simply means that Joel Stubbs has potential on becoming a bodybuilding great, and I'm placing him 7th in the Europa.

8th Place - Rodney St. Cloud:

    Rodney St. Cloud has placed in the top ten at the 2006 New York, and Colorado Pro Championships, and I think he will keep his streak going, and place 8th.

9th Place - Nathan Wonsley:

    Nathan Wonsley is a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer running back, who recently earned his pro card. His mass and full muscle development will earn him a 9th place finish.

10th Place - Frank Roberson:

    Often referred to as the "Texas Tornado," Frank Roberson enjoys competing, and likes to have a good time on stage. Most competitors lack that characteristic, and if he uses it to his advantage, he will place 10th.


The Rest Of The Lineup

Art Atwood:

    Art Atwood made a successful pro debut in 2002, after winning the IFBB Toronto Pro Invitational. He hasn't won a contest since, but plans on using his massive physique to once again reach the top. I don't think he will place in the top ten, but bodybuilding is full of surprises.

Shehab Eldin:

    Shehab Eldin, who hails from Roermond, Netherlands, placed 3rd at the 2004 NABBA Mr. Universe, and earned his pro card. I don't think his physique is worthy of making it in the top ten, but I can't assure you of that.

George Farah:

    George "Mr. Bulletproof" Farah, who placed 12th at last year's Mr. Olympia, is eager to qualify for this year's Olympia. If his massive opponents come out smooth, then expect to see him standing on stage with the likes of Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler on October 1st. If not, which I believe will be the case, then make it in the top ten.

Dave Fisher:

    Dave Fisher hasn't competed in over five years, so who knows what he's bringing come August 26. Can his colossal frame be enough for him place? I don't think it will, but only time will tell.

Roland Huff:

    Roland Huff earned his pro card following his 1st place victory at the 2005 NPC Nationals. Unfortunately, the strong lineup of competitors, and Roland's lack of experience will cost him a top ten placing.

Tricky Jackson:

    Tricky Jackson, who earned his pro card following a 1st place finish at the 2005 Nationals, is making his pro debut at the Europa. However, his lack of mass in comparison to the rest of the competitors will leave him out of the top ten.

Silvo Samuel Saviour:

    Silvo Samuel Savior still has a long future ahead of him, but he won't place in the top ten, despite the fact that he's in great condition.

George Turmon:

    George Turmon placed 12th at the 2006 Masters World Championships, which had a weaker lineup of competitors than the Europa. Unless he's made big improvements, George Turmon won't place in the top ten.


Bonus Question:
Have You Ever Attended The Europa Super Show? 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 Europa Super Show, but if have the chance in the upcoming years, I would definitely go. There are also many expos that seem very interesting, and this includes the Full Submission Martial Arts, and the MuscleTech Biggest Bench expos.

For more information on the Europa Super Show, and for ticket purchases, visit www.europasupershow.com.

Make sure you tune in to the live webcast on www.bodybuilding.com and find out who will win the 2006 IFBB Europa Men's Bodybuilding Championship.

RELATED POLL
Who Will Win The 2006 IFBB Europa Men's Bodybuilding Championship?

Darrem Charles.
Johnnie Jackson.
Quincy Taylor.
Toney Freeman.
Dennis Wolf.

George Farah.
Joel Stubbs.
King Kamali.
Frank Roberson.
Nathan Wonsley.

References:

  1. www.europasupershow.com
  2. www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2006europa_info.htm
  3. www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mielke26.htm