This year’s event was held on July 13, 2013 in Lafayette,
Louisiana where 180 competitors took to the stage. This year’s state championship event turned out to be the
largest in its history dating back over 20 years.
Special guest was IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Mr. Roelly
Winklaar and fresh off his Chicago Pro win the previous week and IFBB Pro Bikini Ms. Brittany Tacy, the
winner of the 2012 Pro Greater Gulf States. In addition there was a special tribute to the 1960 Mr.
America Red Lerille.
ALL FIVE OVERALL STATE CHAMPIONS Picutured left to right is Men’s Physique Overall Duke
Keller from Baton Rouge, Women’s Bikini Overall Ashley York from Baton Rouge,
Men’s Bodybuilding Overall Mitlon Berry from Gonzales, Women’s Figure Overall
Stacey Charles from Pineville, Women’s Physique Overall Lori Canova from
RED GETTING HIS PLAQUE Red Lerille, Mr. America 1960
The event had more interest this year than most with the
Tribute to the 1960 Mr. America, Red Lerille, added to the program. A 10 minute 50-slide presentation of
his early life, from his 1st gym to his current club success,
personal acclaim, and his children’s individual endeavors was enjoyed by
all. In the end it was Red
receiving a standing “O” from 1500
people shortly following the last slide.
Here is NPC Louisiana Chairman Luke Tesvich and event promoter Tommy
Guarisco presenting Red with a plaque in honor of his 1960 Mr. America title
and for all that he has done in the bodybuilding sport over 50 years as well as the Louisiana NPC
ROELLY ON STAGE But this night the winners had to share the stage with a
guy from the Caribbean. Roelly
Winklaar, fresh in from the island after a big win in Chicago, gave the crowd
the biggest thrill of the night.
Roelly posed on stage and then ventured into the packed house as some
specatators was lucky enough to be on the row of seats Roelly choose to go down
and got a real nice close-up of the champ.
BRITTANY FOR OVERALL Pictured left to right….IFBB PRO BIKINI BRITTANY TACY,
2013 STATE CHAMPION ASHLEY YORK, AND LOUISIANA PRO BIKINI SARAH LEBLANC
Thanks to Tommy Guarisco for another totally successful event. Another thanks to Tophie Malloy of cajuncandids.com for the awesome photos. Congratulations to all of the contestants!
Vince Breaux hosted and competed in the Cajun Grunt IV Throwers Meet on June 1st at UL-L. The five thowing events were Hammer, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin and Weight Throws. A point total is calculated for each event and then the five events are added together for a weight pentathlon total. Vince ended the everts with the highest weight pentathlon total of 3457, but was followed closely by Reed Masters from Texas with a 3447. Nine of the throwers scored more than 3,000 points.
Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana had entries in the meet. It was the biggest meet so far with 30 competing. UL-L and LSU track and field officials were on hand to keep the meet running smoothly.
The meet was held in Texas for 10 years before Vince took over having it at the UL-L track complex for the 4th year. Three of the throwers had been at all 14 of the meets. Vince happens to be one of the three.
For those still standing after the 5 throwing events, there were the ultra weights waiting for those willing to try. Ultra weights consist of a 98#, 200# and a 300# throw. It's not easy to throw 300#s. An 81 year old German, Pat Carstensen, drove from Florida specifically to throw the ultra weights. He threw all three including the 300#.
It took about 8 hours to complete the Weight Pentathlon and Ultra Weight Throws. Of the 30 entered, 12 threw the 98#, 11 threw the 200# and 8 threw the 300#. Next time you get the chance, try picking up, much less throwing, a 300# weight!!! Good luck! Congratulations to everyone who competed and thanks to Vince for sharing the results.
See if you can figure out which one of the photos below is Vince throwing the 98#, 200# and the 300#!
Congratulations to 2 of Red's members who traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in their 1st competition at the Red Stick Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini Competition.
Nicole Bolin placed 2nd in Figure in the B Class Division
Jaclyn Carmichael placed 2nd in the Figure Open Class A Division & 2nd in the Figure Over 35 Division. Jaclyn would like to thank her dad, her girls, her husband, and her friends. She would like to thank Reds for introducing her to so many great people. She would also like to thank C620Nutrition for helping her place in my first figure competition.
Congratulations to both Nicole and Jaclyn. Good luck in your future competitions.