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34 ATHLETES TAKE CENTER STAGE AT NATIONAL BODYBULDING

Exceptional physiques showcase on stage

By Shania Bulala

Fitness enthusiasts and supporters from across the island packed the ballroom at the RHIGA
Royal Resort to witness the annual NPC Guam National Bodybuilding Championship. Fans cheered as their favorite competitors took the stage, showcasing months of hard work and dedication in pursuit of their fitness goals. Thirty-four contestants took the stage and showcased their physique in a variety of divisions, including classic bodybuilding, physique, and bikini.

Double Win for Slough
To start off the evening, Eric Slough celebrated a double win as he was named the overall
champion in the Men’s Bodybuilding category and the Men’s Classic Physique. “I feel elite. This
was definitely my goal after all the hard work I’ve put into this sport. A few months ago, I could
not have pictured this coming….. But, day by day, step by step, and rep by rep, I finally got what
I’ve been working so hard for,” said Slough.

Slough gives huge credit to his team at Next Level Lifestyle and his command who supported him throughout his entire journey to success. “They kept me going through the last two shows when I thought I couldn’t go any further……I most especially have to give a tremendous shoutout to my coach Big Mike Duay as he’s the man with the plan,” Slough added.

In the men’s physique, Erickson Peregrino took home the title as the overall winner. Peregrino also swept his class and was awarded 1st place in the Open Class B division.

Women Shine Bright
In the women’s wellness category, Paige Crisologo won the overall title in the Women’s wellness division and also placed 1st in a very competitive Women’s Bikini Class A division. “This feels
unbelievable. It feels like I’m dreaming”, said Crisologo. “I did this competition for fun and I
think that was my main goal. I feel like if I came into this competition with only a competitive
mindset and fixated on winning, I would have been disappointed If I didn’t reach my goal…. But
things turned out the way I wanted”, said the overall Women’s Wellness Champion.

Shanika Tophia also had a remarkable night finishing 1st place in both the Women’s Bikini Class C and Masters divisions. Tophia was named the overall Women’s Bikini champion.

Final Results
Men’s Bodybuilding- Open Lightweight

Eric Slough swept up a bunch of medals at the 2024 NPC competition at Rhiga Royal Saturday June 29. (photo by Tanya Gillins)
  1. Jaime Rodriguez
    Men’s Bodybuilding- Open Heavyweight
  2. Eric Slough
    Men’s Bodybuilding- Open Heavyweight
  3. Jason Lee Cruz
    Men’s Bodybuilding- Masters 35+
  4. Jaime Rodriguez
  5. Jason Lee Cruz
    Overall Bodybuilding Winner: Eric Slough
  6. Men’s Classic Physique Class A
  7. Eric Slough
  8. Jose Gonzalez Rivera
  9. Jaeden Malinao
    Men’s Classic Physique Class B
  10. Jerome Diyco
  11. Sherwin Venus
  12. Jaquyntin Carter
    Overall Classic Physique Winner: Eric Slough
    Men’s Physique Class A
  13. Austin Calma
  14. Jaeden Malinao
  15. Melvin Kyle Cristobal
    Men’s Physique Class B
  16. Erickson Peregrino
  17. Czyz Leonen
  18. Zachary Criss
    Men’s Physique Class C
  19. Sherwin Venus
    Men’s Physique Class D
  20. Zhi Bao Lin
  21. Tyrone Davis
  22. Brayton Webb
    Men’s Physique- Masters
  23. Czyz Leonen
  24. Tyrone Davia
    Overall Men’s Physique Winner: Erickson Peregrino
    Women’s Wellness
  25. Paige Crisologo
  26. Amber Hayes
    Overall Women’s Well Winner: Paige Crisologo
    Women’s Bikini- Class A
  27. Paige Crisologo
  28. Angelia San Agustin
    Women’s Bikini- Class B
  29. Momo Certeza
  30. Dev Curtis
  31. Marissa Lenz
  32. Sachiho Shingu
    Women’s Bikini- Class C
  33. Shanika Tophia
  34. Samantha Champion
  35. Samantha Luker
    Women’s Bikini- Open Class D
  36. Amber Hayes
    Women’s Bikini- Masters
  37. Shanika Tophia
  38. Sachiho Shingu
    Overall Women’s Bikini Winner: Shanika Tophia

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