5/28: Congratulatons to my clients who competed at
the NY Pro. Kai Greene dominated the field and Robert Burneika
qualified for the Olympia in his pro debut, taking 5th in the
open class. Gentlemen, I keep my promises! Also a big congrats
to my brother Jose Raymond on his best showing ever, I'm proud
of you brother.
Congratulations to my clients Branch Warren, Winner
of the 2011 Arnold Classic, and Johnnie Jackson who achieved what
was in the shape of his life and the runner up at the Australian
to the IFBB Robert Burneika, Amber DeFrancesco,
Fred Smalls - My winning clients at the 2010 NPC Nationals! Also
congratulations to my good friend and new IFBB pro Victor Prisk.
Big Essa wins the Dallas Europa Pro. The only man to
win his pro card and a pro show in the same year!
is proud to join the Muscular Development team. Visit him at the
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A big congrats on to Branch Warren, on taking second at the Olympia
and I promise that I will not stop until you win the O!
am not taking on any new figure competitors. Currently
I'm working with Betty Pariso, Debbie Laszweski, Branch Warren,
Cathy LeFrancois, Chandra Coffey, Danielle Kifer, Dennis James,
Tammy Patnode, Grigori Atoyan, Marcus Haley, Craig Richardson,
Deshaun Grimez, Frank McGrath, Peter Putnam, Jeff "Box"
Long, Charles Dixon, Wendell Floyd and many more to mention.
Dennis James takes two in a row, way to go brother.
congratulations to Wendell Floyd who took the overall at the Team
Universe to finally get his pro card. You're going to make a better
pro than you were an amateur! And to Danielle Kifer who took the
team universe title too! I'm proud of you baby.
to new pros Shawn Rhoden and Tammy Padnode - your North American
Victories were well earned. Also congrats to Abbas Khatami for
winning a tough super weight class and taking his first national
title. And to Robert Calin for taking the Super Heavy Masters
this year. And to Amy Sibcy for taking the middleweight open class,
and second in the masters light!
Yersky, I'm going to bring you into the the nationals bigger without
sacraficing your condition - better than 5th guaranteed.
Congratulations to Betty Pariso who won the women bodybuilding
title and Dennis James on winning Men's title in Tampa - and then
Dennis came back again to win a week later in Dallas. Also congrats
to my boy and fellow ON/ABB Rok Dixon on taking second in the
men 202 and under in Dallas and earning a trip to the Olympia.
You're going to be the big suprise in Vegas this year!
7/31: I want to send a congrats to my clients on their
fine job at Teen Nationals. Ben won the overall, but they took
the title away because he was 3 days over his birthday. Not his
fault... the promoter's policy is to give a 30 day grace period
in his shows, but that's not the NPC policy as they found out
later. Still happy to see that he Also did Collegian. Matt Salamone
on his second place finish in the teen and Collegiate... great
job brother you will get your pro card at very young age. Anthony
Pazzuolo on his third place findh and George McCraith on his 4th
place finish in the light weight, I am very proud of my boys.
USA, Congrats to my good friend Grigori Atoyan, I told you brother
that this is going to be the year that you will earn your pro
card and you did. Fred Smalls, what an awsome showing bro 3rd
place in the heavy, I promise to do everything in power to get
you that nationals overall! Proud of my boy Daniel, for his 4th
place finish in the Welter Class... next time you will win it
especially that you only give it 95% ;).
all my other guys (every single one of them made the top 10 in
a very competive field), I promise that next time your names will
be added to the rest of champions that I have made. Also to my
girl Amy Sibcy, on her great showing at the masters nationals
bodybuiding middle weight 3rd place finish and believe me, you
deserved to win the whole show, and you will do it at the N.A.
My long time friend and client Peter Putnam finally
got his pro card by dominating the Light heavy weight class. Proud
of you brother.
had his best placing ever, taking third in the Light Heavies.
I promise you brother that you're time is coming soon.
I'm more disappointed then you brother. You deserve way better
then fourth and to be honest I really had you wining the Middle
weight class. Either way this is your best placing ever and your
pro card will be in your hand no later then nextyear.
Smalls, I know that you deserved better than fifth in that heavy
weight class even though it was your best placing ever. The 2009
USA is going to be a total different story, trust me.
Atoyan, so close but yet so far. I'm sorry brother, I really thought
that we did it this time. Next show you will get your card no
matter who shows up and that is my promise to you.
I'm so sorry sweetie. Can't get any closer then that - tying for
first place in the light weight bodybuilding and lost by a tie
breaker. Next year, no one is going to come even near you.
we both know that you deserve that pro card even that you ended
up in fourth place in that figure C class but at least now they
know that you're coming. The Team Universe is yours and I promise
that you will get your pro card. All and all I'm so proud of all
of my clients and looking forward for another year of success
with your all. Your friend and trainer
I just got back from the North American Championships and my guys
all did very well there, including my newest IFBB pro, Marc Lavoie.
Mark won both the Masters and Open overall, something that had
never been done before. Honestly, I would have liked to see one
of the other guys I'm working with get their pro card too, but
it's all up to the way the judges saw it and I respect that. Either
one of my other two class winners would have made a great pro.
also congratulations to Kirk and Chulsey, who took the Super Heavy
and Light Heavy, respectively. I promise that you guys that you
will both be pros in the very near future. Also a great showing
for Victor Dean who finished in the top 5 of his class - next
year will be a different story. My girl Janelle finished in the
top five on her second show, ever (her first national show of
course), she is going to be a treat in any show she is going to
enter next year.
forget about my big brother Dennis for winning the over 50 super
heavy weight class… great stuff.
going to be competing in the 202lbs and under to reclaim what
I lost at the Europa. Bullet proof is looking for the number one
spot at the Olympia 202lbs and under!
took 5th in the 202 class at the Europa Pro - Photos.
Congratulations to Bernadette Galvin and Hazal Nelson who had
a much better Europa than I did, you finished 1-2 in the pro figure.
to my friend and client Kathy Lee Priest on her best showing yet
at the Arnold Classic and on wining the New York Pro. I promise
that this year is going to be her best Olympia ever.
Also, congratulations to the my great friend and client Amber
DeFransesco, for winning the overall bodybuilding Jr. Nationals.
I promise that she is going to surprise everyone at the Nationals
this year. Also, to Jake for taking the Middleweight by surprise
and to Tim Rice, who took fifth at the JR. Nationals in the Light
Heavy with the best conditioning in the show. And to my boy Bryan
For taking 3rd in the Super Heavy at the Jr. USA and 4th in the
JR. Nationals - next year he will get his pro card!
Congratulations to my friends and my clients Gus Carter and Vinny
Galanti for earning their pro cards at the Master Nationals after
years of hanging in there; it finally paid off for the both of
you guys. Welcome to the IFBB. Also, congratulations to my boy
Everet for taking second behind Gus. I know that he is going to
be unbeatable at the North Americans. Also to the the 5th place
finishers Joe and Dennis Dougherty for their great showing and
I know that these 2 guys are going to be better then ever next
Congratulations to my friends and clients on the great showing
at the USA. 2nd place finisher in the Super Heavy Kirk Defransisco,
for his best placing ever and I promise that you'll be unbeatable
at North Americans. 3rd to Super Heavy Grigori Atoyan, I promise
you brother that no one is going to touch you at this year's Nationals.
To Tamer, 4th place in Light Heavy, next year you're going to
be a force to reckon with. 4th Middleweight Jake, next year it
is going to be a different ball game, brother. 2nd place Welter
for 'ma man' Victor, what a great showing brother and I promise
you that next time you will bring the gold home.
UPDATE 12/7: I want
to congratulate my clients on their fine job at the Nationals.
It was disappointing at the same time, because so many were so
close to getting their pro card. Peter Putman took 2nd in the
Light Heavies, Tammy Patnode the Lightweights, Grigori Atoyan
2nd in the Super Heavies, Abbas Khatami 4th in the Heavies, Monty
Mabry 4th in the Light Heavies - I'm getting depressed just writing
about it, so let me stop here and apologize for not mentioning
everyone's name. WAIT 'TILL NEXT YEAR!
UPDATE 9/5: 23 PRO CARDS
I want to congratulate my clients on their fine job at the North
American. Mike horn finally got what he deserved, a masters overall
win and pro status. His wife Jan took her class and came so close
to getting her card too. She will get her card no later then next
year 's Masters Nationals!
Mabry's second place finish was his highest ever - next year we
need to work together for more than 8 weeks! In 2008 he will be
a force to reckon in whatever show he decides to enter! Kirk De
Francesco moved up class and he looked amazing - but I will need
more then 4 weeks to get him his pro card next year :). Michele
Dennis, hang in there sweetie you've had to many second place
finishes. I know that their is a first place for you next year
and pro card with it!
UPDATE 7/30: 22 PRO CARDS AND COUNTING! Congratulations
to all of my friends and clients on for the results they achieved
in the Summer NPC shows.
DeShaun Grimez won the Heavyweight Class at the USAs to earn his
pro card. Catherine Anderson is also now an IFBB pro, winning
her class in figure and the overall title.
Light heavy weight winner Peter Putnam won the Light Heavies -
I promise you he will get his card at the Nationals this year.
Welterweight winner Mark Harris won his class also and is going
to be tough to beat at the Nationals too. And to my favorite client
Kevin Tomasini, you will get the respect you deserve at the North
American show coming up at the end of the month. Rudy Richards
had another top ten finish in the Super Heavies - I have a plan
for you and your card is coming soon!
Universe: Congratulations to Hazale Nelson for getting her
pro card at the Team Universe C Class in Pittsburg.
Nationals: Mike Horn took a close second in the Super Heavies
as did his wife Jan in her class. I promise you'll both go pro
soon. Also, congratulations to my beautiful client and friend
Michele Dennis for taking a close second in her class. And to
my big brother Anthony Finocchiaro, who has always listened and
believed in me - Welcome to the IFBB!
promised, George showed up much improved at the Colorado
Pro, taking 6th overall. George will taking the rest of
the year to train and come back at nothing less than number 1
at theKeystone Classic
I want to thank my fans for all of their support. I did my best
to be on that stage in the best shape that I can be without hurting
myself. The doc gave me the OK to train for the show only 10 weeks
out, so I basically had 6 weeks to diet down. I hope this weekend
you will see something different at the Colorado show.
also want to thank Optimum Nutrition and American Bodybuilding
for all of their support. They are a super company with a great
products and they are an awesome crew to work for.