Flash Report! NPC New Jersey Gold’s Gym Classic Bodybuilding Contest Results Are In!
Sunday, October 30th, 2005. The results of the New Jersey NPC Gold’s Classic bodybuilding championships are in, and I was very happy to take second place in the middleweight division. The even better news is that I “improved my placing” over the last contest. If you’re wondering how I could “improve” by getting second at two contests in a row, then just check out the pictures and read today’s blog for all the details!
Two weeks ago, on October 15th, I placed second in my weight division in a class of 5 at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships. Yesterday, I competed in the NPC New Jersey Gold’s Classic Bodybuilding Championships and again, I took second place. Naturally, I was hoping to improve my previous placing and move up to first place this time. That didn’t happen, but I can’t say I was disappointed with yesterday’s results.
This time, it was a class of 9 competitors, so although my placing was the same, I did better by beating out 7 other guys (NONE of whom had to take a drug test by the way, but I can guarantee you that I could have passed a drug test 100% clean, 100% natural!) I also improved my condition substantially from 2 weeks ago. I was sharper and leaner (two pounds lighter too).
There was stiff competition for this title: The guy who placed ahead of me (Gaetano, competitor #30), was not only in condition, but his physique was near flawless. He won our division (middleweight novice), then went on to win the overall novice and also first place in the open division as well, (losing only the open overall title to a gigantic “monster” heavyweight… more about that dude later). I have no complaints about my placing. He looked fantastic and deserved to win.
Wow man, what an awesome show this was! I had a blast! There was a huge competitor turnout, a huge crowd, lots of bodybuilding and fitness industry celebrities in attendance (including Chris Cormier, IFBB pro guest poser), Bill Grant (former Mr. America and contributor to my ebook, Fit Over 40), Bob Bonham of the awesome Strong & Shapely Gym of East Rutherford, Dave Palumbo (Superheavyweight bodybuilding champion) Guest poser Carlo Filipone, the Muscle Chef (awesome guest posing routine!), Vinnie Galanti (Mr. USA), and others.
This was all around one of the best-promoted, professionally run and smoothly expedited contests I have ever competed in. If anyone in the northeast USA is looking for a show to compete in next year, I would highly recommend this competition – the NPC New Jersey Gold’s Classic (every year in October), and also their other show, the NPC Muscle Beach which is held every year in July.
They have men’s bodybuilding novice, masters and open, womens bodybuilding and women’s figure. You will have a great experience as a competitor. (Awesome sculpture trophies too – check out the picture below). Kudo’s to MC/expeditor Steve Stone and his crew, the NPC judging panel, and to promoters Mark And Karen Steinfield of Gold’s Gym Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and Gold’s Gym, Howell NJ – they all did a GREAT job!