The 2006 Sportsfest Bill Grant Bodybuilding & Figure Classic was held at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown PA on Sunday July 9th. The outdoor venue is a part of a 4 day 'Sports Fest' with competitions ranging from power lifting, arm wrestling, boxing, basketball, soccer, tennis, martial arts, dog agility, etc.
Legendary bodybuilder and former Mr. America/Mr. World Bill Grant organized the Bodybuilding & Figure event. The men's overall bodybuilding champion was Dino Campbell of lower Macungie, PA. The figure overall champion was Jessica Rohm, a nationally ranked fitness and figure competitor from Phillipsburg, NJ.
One of the best stories from the show was a man named Charlie Brown, at 62 years of age and only three years after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery, competed in his first bodybuilding show. "What do you have to lose after heart surgery and being this old?" he said when asked, why was he entering his first bodybuilding competition?
Cody Lindenmuth of Whitehall, PA got back on stage after entering this competition two years prior at the age of 15. Now at 17 years old and putting on 7lbs of muscle from his last competition. Cody said "Competing in bodybuilding shows helps me gain more confidence to do things I normally wouldn't do." The show started at 1pm with a couple hundred spectators cheering on the competitors of this unique event.
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The sponsors for the Bodybuilding & Figure event were:
Bill Grant Nutrition.net
Top Physique Sports
Choanies Bakery: choanies.com
Pro-Formance Fitness Equipment
Ms. Jessica Rohm, NJ -Overall Champion
Juniors - Under 23:
Mr. Todd Smith, PA - 1st Place
Mr. Cody Lindenmuth, PA - 2nd Place
Masters Men - 40 & Older:
Mr. Dino Campbell, PA - 1st Place
Mr. Charlie Brown, PA - 2nd Place
Open Men Light Weight (156lbs & Under):
Mr. King Jenkins, PA - 1st Place
Open Men Middle Weight (156.1/4 - 176lbs):
Mr. Dino Campbell, PA - 1st Place & Overall Champion
Mr. Todd Smith, PA - 2nd Place
Mr. Charlie Brown, PA - 3rd Place
Open Men Light Heavyweight (176.1/4 - 190lbs):
Mr. Ricardo Detres, PA - 1st Place
Overall Men's Champion & Mr. Sportsfest - Dino Campbell
Thanks to everyone who helped, kudos to everyone brave enough to compete and here's to seeing you next year!
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