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Debbie Callahan promoted her 14th annual NPC Lakeland Classic in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. After a busy three weeks in the NPC FloridaBodybuilding scene with three consecutive national qualifying competitions, the Lakeland brought in approximately 50 competitors, some competing for the very first time. It was great to see some new competitors take the overall victory in a few of the divisions while other familiar physiques returned to the stage to win again.
The competition began with the Masters Bodybuilding division. The Over 60 class featured three competitors with veteran bodybuilder Bill Long (34) taking first place. Bill is 68 years old and he competes quite often in the Central Florida area. Second place went to 63 year old Carlos Morales (32) with Thomas Manning (33) in third place.
In the Over 50 division, the lightweight class was won by John Hildebrand who was the only competitor. In the heavyweight class, the ageless 52 year old Frank Sapienza (38) took a unanimous first place with Timothy Lord in second place. In the Over 50 overall, Frank Sapienza was the winner.
Frank Sapienza decided to challenge himself by competing in the Over 40 division as well and he also took a unanimous first place win in this class as well. In second place was Brian Strickland. Derrick Scott had some good thickness in third place, he just needed to be a little more conditioned.
In the Masters Men Bodybuilding overall, Over 60 winner Bill Long posed down with Frank Sapienza, the winner of both the Over 40 and Over 50 division. Frank was extremely tough to beat with his great conditioning and muscularity and he won the overall.
In the Teenage Bodybuilding division, James Schadt (43) took first place followed by Dillon Frost (42) in second place.
The Masters Figure division was up next. In the Over 50 class, Rosa Alvarez (1) was the only competitor in the Short Class. In the Tall Class in the Over 50 division, Patty Switzer (3) was the first place winner with Susan Lazichek (2) in second place. In the Over 50 Figure division overall, Patty Switzer won the decision. Patty’s daughter, Kimberly, who was competing in the Open Bikini division, came on stage to help award her mother her awards and received a big “Awww” from the audience.
In the Over 40 Masters Figure division, Megaly Propst (4) was the sole competitor competing in the Short Class so she was the winner there. In the Tall Class, popular Jennifer Kolodziej (6) was the first place winner with ripped Jarine Rudolph (5) in second place and Alaine Izzi (7) in the third position. The Masters Figure Over 40 Overall was won by Jennifer Kolodziej, a
decision loudly supported by the enthusiastic crowd.
The Masters Figure Over 30 division was also contested in two classes. Tina Thompson (8) won the Short Class and Megan Hyatt (9) won the Tall Class. Megan was very conditioned and looked excellent onstage and she was the Overall Winner of the Over 30 division.
The Masters Figure Overall was decided between Over 50 winner Patty Switzer, Over 40 winner Jennifer Kolodziej and Over 30 winner Megan Hyatt. Megan had the best combination of symmetry and conditioning to win the overall Masters Figure trophy.
The Masters Men’s Physique featured two competitors. Anthony Van Duyn (22) took a unanimous first place while the thick and muscular physique of Richard Boothby (23) was in second place.
The Masters Bikini Over 30 included seven competitors. First place was awarded to young Jessica Gheen (16) with Noelle Stewart (15) in second place and Jennifer Hamilton (11) in third.
The Open Figure division was up next. The Short Class was won by Megaly Propst (4). The Medium Class went to the Over 30 winner Megan Hyatt (9) with Jennifer Kolodziej (6) in second place and the ripped physique of Jarine Rudolph (5) was in the third place spot. The Figure Open overall went to the Medium Class winner Megan Hyatt for her second overall win of
The Bikini Open division was the next division of the night. Five competitors lined up to contend for the Short Class. First place went to the shapely physique of Noelle Stewart (11) with Melanie Loberto (17) in second place and Jessica Loew (18) in third place.
The Bikini Open Tall Class featured four competitors. Jessica Gheen (16), first place winner in the Masters Bikini Over 30, also placed first in the Open division. Kimberly Switzer (20), daughter of Masters Figure Over 50 winner Patricia Switzer, took second place in this
class. Third place went to Tiara Moore (21). The Bikini Open Overall went to Jessica Gheen for her second overall victory of the night.
In the Men’s Physique Open division, the Short Class had three competitors vying for the first place trophy. Quems Alce (26) had the right combination of shape and conditioning to win first place. Second place went to Matthew Kahn (25) with smiling Richard Boothby (23) in third place.
The Tall Class of the Men’s Open Physique went to 20 year old Jason Lancaster (28). Jason has the physique and the look to go far in this division as he continues to mature. Second place was awarded to Zaeem Sideliqus (27) with Insky Marcelin (30) in third place. IFBB Figure Pro Kamla Macko was on hand to present the trophies.
The Men’s Physique Open overall went to Jason Lancaster. Jason began competing this year and the Lakeland Classic was his first overall victory. Jason should do very well in the future as he continues to compete.
The Women’s Physique division only featured one competitor. Nicolette Burton (24) performed an inspiring routine that was dedicated to her late father. Nicolette displayed good leg development in winning the division.
The Men’s Open Bodybuilding division finished off the competition. The Lightweight Class was won by William Power (45), displaying the best conditioning in the class. Caleb Sheffield (44) took second place with Thomas Manny (33) in the third position.
The Middleweight Class went to the thick and muscular physique of Matt Ammann (46) with Austin Broer (46) in second place.
The Light Heavyweight Class was won by the Masters Men Bodybuilding overall winner Frank Sapienza (38). At 52 years old, Frank displayed remarkable conditioning and symmetry with no signs of aging whatsoever. Second place went to Rodney Robison (49) with his excellent size and shape. Rodney has great potential and he was on the right track tonight by reducing his bodyweight to highlight his symmetry and development. Brian Strickland (40) took third place.
The Heavyweight Class only featured one competitor. Derrick Scott took first place with a thick and muscular physique.
The Men’s Open Bodybuilding Overall went to Light Heavyweight winner Frank Sapienza. Frank won his second overall victory of the night. Frank was also the overall winner at the NPC Ancient City Classic earlier in the year. He plans on competing in several more contests in the Central Florida area this year before possibly competing on the national level next year.
Congratulations to Frank and great job by Debbie Callahan for another successful year of promoting the NPC Lakeland Classic.