The stage is set and the battle lines are drawn for The IFBB New York Pro. On May 20th in White Plains, New York, the Westchester County Center will host the IFBB Olympia Qualifier. The Men’s Physique lineup is stacked, with qualifying Olympians and IFBB pros such as George Brown, Andre Ferguson, Raymont Edmonds and Joseph Lee set to take the stage.
George Brown will look to win his third straight New York Pro, and defend his back-to-back first place finishes from 2016 and 2015. However, the 2x Olympian, 3x Arnold Classic competitor, and 5x IFBB Pro champ will have some tough competition on this year’s stage.
Andre Ferguson, who ended up finishing second at last years New York Pro, went on to place fifth at the 2016 Olympia, and won the Hawaii Pro earlier this year in March. Ferguson will hope to edge out Brown this year, after placing second above Brown (who placed third), at the Pittsburgh Pro on May 6th. In order to claim the top spot at the NY Pro however, Ferguson will not only need to beat returning champ George Brown.
The Pittsburgh Pro top place finisher, Raymont Edmonds, is looking to keep his momentum, which is currently rising through the roof, going. After clinching his first ever pro win and Olympia qualification at the 2017 Europa Charlotte, Edmonds also placed first over Andre Ferguson (placed second) and George Brown (placed third) at the Pittsburgh Pro. Edmonds is on a tear so far in 2017, and will take the stage again in New York, in hopes of adding onto his success.
Joseph Lee won the 2017 Salt City Showdown, confirming his return to the Olympia Stage. Lee finished 8th at the Olympia last year, and after his first place finish at the Salt City Showdown, he is going to be a tough competitor to beat.
These are only four of the top Men’s Physique competitors that are going to take the stage in New York at the end of this month. The New York Pro will be a show to keep a close eye on as these athletes go head to head.
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According to bevfrancis.com, The NY Pro will begin pre-judging at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.