Connect with us

Fitness

BODYBUILDING SUCCESS

[sixcol_five_last]

By Robert Balajadia

Kevin Leon Guerrero took gold in the lightweight division during the Michelob Ultra 2012 Guam National Bodybuilding & Body Fitness Championships and International Invitational. (photo by Jesse Castro)

The annual Michelob Ultra 2012 Guam National Bodybuilding & Body Fitness Championships and International Invitational rocked the Leo Palace ballroom with intense muscle flexing action Saturday night, as the men and women coated in bronze put on display all their hard work and dedication.

On a night where majority of Guam will be watching their island boy Jon Tuck fight in UFC Macau, bodybuilders grabbed the spotlight with a renowned visitor in Hide Yamagishi. The 39-year-old was considered by host Rick Nauta “The biggest man I have ever seen, when he walks past me he blocks the sun.” Yamagishi appeared in the poster and flyers for the event and showed the Island how the body of a champion looks like. His most recent 1st place title was in the Orlando Show of Champions in 2010 and numerous 2nd place trophies in the past four years.

A couple of military first time competitors grabbed first place honors in their respective Mens weight divisions, Mitch Mitchell 1st place middleweight and Kenneth Crowson 1st place welterweight. Chris Santos won 1st place in the heavyweight division while Kevin Leon Guerrero got 1st in the lightweight division.  Competition this year included international bodybuilders which also headlined the event.

The women’s division was headlined by Joice Tevid getting 1st in the short class while Miriam Howard got 1st in the tall class.

Here are the results of the earlier rounds: (Mens overall coming soon)

Women’s Short Class: 1st Joice Tevid, 2nd Letitia Shimizu, 3rd Shalane Chaco

Joice Tevid took gold in the Women’s Small Class, overcoming previous gold contender Letitia Shimizu in the Michelob Ultra 2012 Guam National Bodybuilding & Body Fitness Championships and International Invitational. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Women’s Tall Class: 1st Miriam Howard, 2nd Sandrine Stewart, 3rd Rose Munoz

Women’s Heavyweight: 1st Marlene Raqueno

Men’s Junior Division: 1st Devin Chaco, 2nd Josh Mercado, 3rd Greg Aguon

Men’s Bantamweight: 1st Josh Mercado, 2nd Justin Pascua, 3rd Robinson Chaco

Men’s Lightweight: 1st Kevin Leon Guerrero, 2nd Devin Chaco, 3rd Jerome Guevara

Men’s Welterweight: 1st Kenneth Crowson, 2nd Richard Aguon, 3rd Ron Cruz

Men’s Middleweight: 1st Mitch Mitchell, 2nd Greg Monk, 3rd Ross Adams

Men’s Heavyweight: 1st Chris Santos, 2nd Mike Duay

Men’s International Masters: 1st Okumura Takeshi, 2nd Tashiro Kei, 3rd Hirota Toshihiko

Men’s International Bantamweight: 1st Tashiro Kei, 2nd Josh Mercado, 3rd Taninokuchi Shotaro

Men’s International Lightweight: 1st Okumura Takeshi, 2nd Devin Chaco, 3rd Kevin Leon Guerrero

Men’s International Middleweight: 1st Aikawa Koishi, 2nd Kondo Kuzutaka, 3rd Kenneth Crowson

OVERALL:

Body Fitness: Miriam Howard

Kenneh Crowson captured the Welterweight gold and the Overall National gold. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Mens National: Kenneth Crowson

Mens International: Aikawa Koishi

Grand Champion: Aikawa Koishi

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=55, 16, 22 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/building-success/” type=”button”][fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/building-success/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

The Junior Competitors gave the fans a show during the “pose down” portion, where they give the judges a last second show. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

July

August 2020

September
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for August

1st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for August

2nd

No Events
Events for August

3rd

No Events
Events for August

4th

No Events
Events for August

5th

No Events
Events for August

6th

No Events
Events for August

7th

No Events
Events for August

8th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for August

9th

No Events
Events for August

10th

No Events
Events for August

11th

No Events
Events for August

12th

No Events
Events for August

13th

No Events
Events for August

14th

No Events
Events for August

15th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for August

16th

No Events
Events for August

17th

No Events
Events for August

18th

No Events
Events for August

19th

No Events
Events for August

20th

No Events
Events for August

21st

No Events
Events for August

22nd

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for August

23rd

No Events
Events for August

24th

No Events
Events for August

25th

No Events
Events for August

26th

No Events
Events for August

27th

No Events
Events for August

28th

No Events
Events for August

29th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for August

30th

No Events
Events for August

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Ballers Franchesca & Kaiden

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Sports legend Joe Taitano used to run to school at JFK from his Yigo home and back. He continued this routine up to 1979 when he’d run from home to GW gym and back to practice for the South Pacific Games with the national basketball team. Guam went on to win its second straight SPG gold medal.

 

 

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Baby Vera: Congratulations to Brandon and Jessica Vera on the birth of their son Atreyu Timothy right here on Guam.

More in Fitness