Apr 18, 2009

2009 Europa Show of Champions

The prejudging for the Europa Show of Champions (at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fl) took place last night with Play-by-Play coverage, as usual, by Shawn Ray over at TEAM MD. Full show coverage can be found at Bodybuilding.com, the play-by-play resumes as 3pm EST/12pm PST and contest images (as they become available) can be found at Muscular Development.

With $10,000 up for grabs for first place, it seems that Hidetada Yamagishi (34, 5'5"), Darrem Charles (41, 5'8") and Troy Alves (42, 5'8") are all in contention for the win tonight and Shawn's first impressions of this possible top three were thus:

Darrem: "ABs sliced and tight! Best Double Bi Shot! Deep dark color. Tri's are sliced. Hams could use some extra Mass, good double back bi! Not very vascular but in great condition, feathers on quads! Very nice, big applause from crowd."

Hide: "Great Color! Thighs have 'peek a Boo' Feathers on Quads. Side Chest is DRY!!!!!!!!!!! Good calves. Back separated and good Christmas Tree. Good lines. Legs are his best body part! Nice job, Cramping while walking off stage."

Troy: "Great Color! Hard upper Body, Pecs separated. Arms and Shoulders came up. Side Ham look good. Thighs are a bit down. Back dry, Calves slight, Hams and Glutes are still holding some water. Abs and Thighs look great! Nice showing for Troy!"

Rounding out the top 4 (i.e. the other competitor in the First Call Out) was Russian Sergey Schelestov who placed 8th at the Arnold Classic in March.

Here's hoping Hide takes home the prize money!!!