The Fifth Annual NGA Championships were held on August 5, 2006 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayetteâ€™s Angelle Auditorium in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Alton Ned, Promoter and Chairman of NGA Louisiana / Mississippi, hosted the show. As a lifelong bodybuilder and the winner of many titles, the latest being the Pro Universe Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Alton is the embodiment of Natural Bodybuilding. He is honored to promote the show each year and strives to keep bodybuilding a natural sport.
Despite the disruption from the recent hurricanes, this yearâ€™s show brought over fifty (50) competitors from all over southern Louisiana. These men and women competed in eight major categories ranging from Men & Women Novice, Open and Masters. There were also five (5) competing in the Teen Competition and fifteen (15) women competing in the Womenâ€™s Figure Competition.
Judges for the show were either promoters or athletes of the NGA, all possessing valuable knowledge in natural bodybuilding. Mike Johnson had the task of being Head Judge and received plenty of praise for a job well done. This is truly a show for the athletes. All aspects of the program deal with bodybuilding, from the promoter to the judges all the way to the door guards.
The show brought in over 500 spectators to watch the awesome display of natural bodybuilding. Vendors were on hand to demonstrate their nutritional products as well as their health and beauty aids. Many sponsors took part in supporting the show, mainly Tarpon Rentals, Body Fuel and BodyBuilding.Com. These sponsors realize the importance of healthy lifestyles and being drug-free.
Due to his success in promoting natural bodybuilding, Alton Ned was awarded the venue for the Masters Pro show set for next year. This is the first time a show of this magnitude will be held in the state of Louisiana.