Throwback Thursday

2002 NPC Jr USA

2002 NPC Jr USA

Let’s #TBT back to the 2002 NPC Jr. USA’s held on April 27, 2002 in Philadelphia. Several women went on to compete and captivate us for years. Here are the final results: Lightweight 1-Vivianna Requena 2-Mara Brescia Middleweight 1-Heather Hulseberg 2-Pamela Shealey 3-Midge Shull 4-Sondra Faas Heavyweight 1-Kimberly Rogers 2-Patty Philpot 3-Trudy Ireland 4-Bethan Wondrak […]

2002 Ms. Olympia – Lenda Returns

2002 Ms. Olympia – Lenda Returns

Time for a little Throwback Thursday to the 2002 Ms. Olympia. Lenda Murray comes out of retirement to regain the Ms. Olympia. Iris Kyle, the future 10-time Ms. Olympia placed second to her idol, Lenda. Both Iris and Lenda would return again in 2003, where Lenda again topped Iris for the title. It was not […]

Pinup Cory

Pinup Cory

#TBT and remembering one of the greatest of all times and a true pioneer of the sport. Cory was one of the first ever to be named a champion in women’s bodybuilding when she won the 1980 Ms. Mid America overall. She of course went on to the ultimate in the sport as a 6-time […]

Figure 1 Piece Suits

Figure 1 Piece Suits

Time flies when you’re having fun…but there was no fun involved when it came to the early days of figure competitions and the 1 piece suit judging round. Good (insert the name of your favorite deity here), not only did it add to the expense of competing for the women, it created a backstage fiasco […]

Chizevsky Threepeats In Prague

Chizevsky Threepeats In Prague

The 1998 Ms. Olympia contest featured eleven different countries, represented by 17 competitors. Maybe because this was the very first time that the Ms. O was held outside of North America. And just where was the most prestigious of women’s bodybuilding events held? The Prague Municipal Opera House in the Czech Republic. The Prague fans […]

2002 NPC Nationals

2002 NPC Nationals

The 2002 NPC Nationals were held in Dallas, November 22nd and 23rd, 2002. Fan favorite Sarah Dunlap hit a grand slam winning both her class and the overall title. A huge win, considering she was up against lightweight champion Susan Fancini and Middleweight Champion Jeannie Paparone. Some other notable women from that evening included.. Lightweights: […]

1982 IFBB-AFWB Women’s World Bodybuilding Championships

1982 IFBB-AFWB Women’s World Bodybuilding Championships

Caesar’s Palace was home to one of the earliest true female bodybuilding contests in the early ’80s. NBC was on hand to cover this prestigious event, as they were the first to bring female bodybuilding to the public on their Sunday afternoon television sports show, NPC Sportsworld. 24 women from 7 countries competed, with each […]

1997 NPC Women’s Extravaganza

1997 NPC Women’s Extravaganza

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us to the 1997 NPC Women’s Extravaganza and Fitness Championship. This year’s big winners featured Kumiko Yamashita from New York taking the overall bodybuilding title, Vicki Anderson from Sugarland, TX winning fitness, and the thickly muscled and very powerful Christi Wolf from Port Orange, FL claiming the strength event title. The […]

2002 NPC Nationals Backstage

2002 NPC Nationals Backstage

Here’s a trip down memory lane…..the 2002 NPC Nationals held in Dallas, November 22nd and 23rd, 2002. Then NPC competitor Sarah Dunlap, took control of the stage winning the heavyweight class and her IFBB Pro card. Sarah went on to win the overall, besting the lightweight winner Susan Fancini and middleweight winner, Jeannie Paparone, both […]