IFBB Physique America News – New England.
By: Rodney Legendre
This past spring two successful IFBB Physique America contest were held. The Mr. & Ms. Maine and Northeast Championships were held on May 4th in Biddeford, Maine. This first-year event yielded over 200 plus rowdy spectators that made the show a fun event for the athletes.
The event also recognized three former bodybuilders that were instrumental for the growth of the sport starting in the early 70’s.
Skip Robinson known in Maine as the Godfather of Bodybuilding, Skip also had a role in the 1970’s hit film Pumping Iron. The two other are former Mr. Maine champions Ed Flanders a former Olympic Curl Champion and Marty Joyce who set several World Power-lifting records.
A few weeks later in Greenwich, CT Albert Alfredo hosted the Connecticut Classic. The competitors in this event showed true professionalism and support of each other.
Two athletes were chosen to represent Team USA at IFBB International events. Both recipients are top competitors in the sport. We wish them both good luck in their international contest.