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May 21, 2022
The 2022 New York Pro just wrapped up over the weekend after the competition was held on May 21st in Teaneck, New Jersey. The New York Pro is one of the biggest bodybuilding shows of the season. The event featured multiple divisions, including Men’s Open, Men’s 212, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, Women’s Physique, and Wellness.
Let’s get into the results and recap of the 2022 New York Pro below!
The month of May is super busy in the bodybuilding world, with some of the most significant shows taking place, including the 2022 Indy Pro and 2022 Pittsburgh Pro. The New York Pro is considered by many to be in the top 5 most important contests of the year.
This year, we saw some big winners who will be a threat at the 2022 Olympia later this year.
After the 2022 Indy Pro, where Blessing Awodibu put on a dominant performance, this show was his to win. Awodibu won this show handily, with Andrea Presti coming in second. Maxx Charles also put on a good performance for third place. It was Justin Rodriguez who had another disappointing showing. After the 2022 Boston Pro, where he placed second, many thought he had a real shot at shaking up the Men’s Open division.
This division saw Noel Adame standing on top of the podium when all was said and done. Adame placed third in last year’s New York Pro. With this win, we’ll see if he can improve his standings at the 2022 Olympia later this year. Last year he placed 13th, so we think he has the chance to move up in the ranks.
Men’s Physique is a crowd favorite, and at the New York Pro, it was no different. Kyron Holden won the division after out showing Alexander Toplyn and Sadik Hadzovic. Hadzovic made a splash earlier this month to win his win at the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro, but he didn’t ride his momentum into this show.
Neil Currey won this division with an impressive physique. Currey had a decent year in 2021 with a second place finish at the Tampa Pro and a third place finish at the Puerto Rico Pro. This, however, is Currey’s biggest win of his career. Currey now has a chance to compete at the Olympia later this year.
Donna Salib edged out Stephanie Flesher for the win in Women’s Bodybuilding. As a result, Salib will now have a chance to compete at the 2022 Olympia. This was Salib’s biggest win since 2017, when she won the IFBB North American Championships.
Lauralie Chapados proved herself once again with her win in the Bikini division at the New York Pro. This is her third colossal win of the season after she won the 2022 Arnold Classic and the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro. Chapados is a force to be reckoned with and is a top contender for the Olympia title if she can keep up this showing.
Jossie Nathalí Alarcón seemed to come out of nowhere to win this competitive division. The last time we saw her compete was in 2020 when she won the NPC North American Championships. Maybe the long break was beneficial for her as she looked fantastic up on the stage. Let’s see what she can bring to Olympia later in the year.
Natalia Abraham Coelho continued where she left off after she won the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro. Coelho had a fantastic performance and once again wowed the judges with a first-place win. Last year Coelho took second at the Olympia. Do you think she can win it all this year?
Dr. Sunny Andrews is no stranger to winning big shows. Andrews had just recently won the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro and had another outstanding performance here, beating out some tough competition. She is on a mission to crack the top five at the Olympia after she finished sixth last year.
SET FOR SET wants to congratulate all the athletes who competed at the legendary New York Pro. All the winners have a real chance at surprising the bodybuilding world at the 2022 Olympia that’s set to take place in Las Vegas from December 16-18th. So stay tuned to see what’s next!
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