Philip Ricardo, Jr.

Dave Goodin

D.C. Fitness Model Winner

Yenny Polanco

IFPA Gaspari Nutrition Pro Classic

Men’s Bodybuilding & Women’s Figure

October 7, 2006 – Cape Cod, MA

Recent events have led to heightened interest in the upcoming October 7th IFPA Gaspari Nutrition Pro Bodybuilding Classic being held in Cape Cod, Mass. Two-time IFPA pro champ Philip Ricardo, Jr. may have his greatest challenge yet with Dave “The Texas Shredder” Goodin in the mix. Goodin has claimed more than one Natural Pro World championship among his many victories over the past decade. And you can’t overlook notables such as Dave Lovelace and Chris Motil – two of the Northeast’s top young new pros, as well as Charlie Moss and Sean Sullivan (2003 ANBC National Champion) two of the top veteran’s of the Northeast area. Multiple-time Team Universe champion Earl Snyder is always a threat, and then there’s the sultan of symmetry Wil Usher, Jr. plus many others – including the ladies… That’s right, don’t forget the Pro Figure division also being held. Over $8,500 in cash prizes is on the line. It’s a not-to-be-missed event. Get your tickets early before they sell out! Complete details are available on the IFPA website,

Competitors who have qualified to compete as pro with any federation are eligible to compete in IFPA contests.

The OCB Cape Cod Natural, one of the country’s longest running and largest events, is taking place in conjunction with the IFPA championship. The event will also be featuring the new OCB Fitness Model division. The OCB Cape Cod Natural is an IFPA pro qualifier. Details about it can be found on .

Sean Sullivan

Dave Lovelace

Colleen Castaneda

Charlie Moss

Chris Motil

William Powell

Doreen Harris

Adelina Carvalhal



IFPA Pro Qualifier

November 4, 2006 – Pittsburgh, PA

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This year marks the third since the top title was established for the OCB federation. The Yorton Cup name came about from drawing from the history of natural bodybuilding. Chet Yorton held the first-ever drug tested physique competition. He founded the first natural bodybuilding federation, and published a magazine (Natural Bodybuilding) as well, to provide exposure to competitors who refused to use drugs and to spread awareness about the dangers of steroids. Yorton truly was the founding father of natural bodybuilding, and the top title established for the OCB was named the Yorton Cup to honor him for creating a platform for drug-free physique competitors, and for his vision, efforts, and accomplishments in the sport.

In addition to the symbolic significance of the show’s title, the awards carry a uniqueness found nowhere else in the sport. The over two-foot tall cups are perpetual awards, meaning each year a new winner’s name is added to one of the shields around the trophies’ bases. The awards contain a running history of all winners’ names, dates they won, and locations in which they won. (Winners keep their trophies. New awards are given each year. The same ones are not passed to new champions each year.)

Another trait that makes the Yorton Cup event stand out is its history of turnouts for womens bodybuilding. Women’s bodybuilding participation has been suffering across the board in recent years, yet the Yorton Cup has drawn stellar lineups for that category each year. Notable appearances have been made by Virginia’s Linda Carpenter and Cassondre Wilburn, Colorado’s Leanne Allen, Massachusetts’ Kelli Correa, Pennsylvania’s Starlet Anderson, Flo Barclay and Doreen Harris, New Mexico’s Gayle Gray, Maryland’s Dianne Brown and Deb Samuels, West Virginia’s Tina Weber, Arizona’s Cathy Chappell and Georgia’s Tonya Joyner, all whom have gone on to the natural pro ranks.

The first two Yorton Cup championships were held in Raleigh, N.C., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., respectively. The 2006 version is being held in Pittsburgh, Penn., and will be the first time the event takes place in a location in which the OCB is strongly established. For this reason, this year’s event is expected to far surpass the impressive turnouts of prior events.

On November 13, 2004 Mike Mutschler of Penn., Dianne Brown of Md., and Adelina Carvalhal of N.Y., became the first OCB Yorton Cup national champions. William Powell of N.C., Doreen Harris of Penn., and Katrina Roundtree of Va., who claimed the titles on November 12, 2005, followed them.

The east coast has ruled the title thus far. OCB was founded there and has historically had a stronger base of members in the east. However, many new locations from all parts of the U.S. have been added to the OCB schedule over the past couple of years. Strong bases have been building in the Great Lakes, Southwest, and Gulf regions. Bases are beginning to build up in the Southeast, No
rthwest and Great Plains regions now as well. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions remain the strongest areas for OCB, but the challenge from competitors from other regions will be at an all time high this year.

The OCB Yorton Cup Nationals will include Novice, Masters and Open divisions for Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodybuilding and Figure. There are no prerequisites for entering the show. Competitors don’t need to have won a particular placement at a previous OCB event. The event is open to all. First-time competitors are welcome.

For complete show details and downloadable entry forms log on to

Remaining 2006 OCB shows: 9/9 Phoenix, AZ – 9/16 Baton Rouge, LA – 9/16 Pittsburgh, PA – 9/23 Indianapolis, IN – 9/24 Scarborough, ME – 10/7 Cape Cod, MA – 10/14 Flint, MI – 10/14 Baltimore, MD – 10/21 Corvallis, OR – 10/28 Blacksburg, VA – 11/11 Charleston, SC – 11/18 Denver, CO – 11/18 De Kalb, IL


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