2022 Puerto Rico Professional Bodybuilding Show Preview

The next stop for the IFBB Pro League on the road to the 2022 Olympia weekend is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Pro 2022 will take place June 17-19, 2022 and 10 of the 11 professional divisions will host competitions at this show.

All winners of these shows will qualify for Olympia 2022, which will take place the weekend of December 16-18, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. Second through fifth place finishers will earn Tier 3 points in the Olympia qualification system. All eyes will be on the Men’s Open contest, which has six athletes competing at the time of this writing. The six participants are below in alphabetical order:

2022 Puerto Rico Pro Roster — Men’s Open

  • Max Charles (UNITED STATES)
  • Marc Arthur Dautruchee (UNITED STATES)
  • Jonas Giatras (UNITED STATES)
  • Theo Leguerrier (France)
  • Hassan Mostafa (Egypt)
  • Andrea Muzi (Italy)

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Favorites to watch

Below is a breakdown of three athletes to watch

Hassan Mostafa

Egyptian Hassan Mostafa was part of the 2021 Olympia, where he placed 13th overall. On June 1, 2022, Mostafa shared progress photos which indicated he was bigger and better than he was a year ago. If he wishes to join fellow Egyptian and reigning Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay on the 2022 Olympia stage, then he would serve him well if he matched that size with cutting-edge definition and conditioning. He’s probably the favorite to win this show.

Max Charles

Charles has already competed five times in 2022. His last outing was at the California State Pro, where he finished sixth overall. He finished in the top three of the Indy Pro and New York Pro. As he racks up points on Olympia’s qualifying system, his body may strain after peaking five times this season. If he wins this show, he will still have time to have a short offseason before the Olympia.

Theo Leguerrier

Leguerrier is gaining momentum as a rising star in the open men’s division. He is coming off a second-place finish to Mohamed Shaaban at the Toronto Pro on June 5, 2022. It was his best finish so far as a fourth-year pro. While he may make adjustments to lean on his physique for this show, he will face a fresh and ready Mostafa, who will have a sizeable advantage. Being as muscular as possible and keeping the water between your skin and your muscles to a minimum will help improve your chances considerably.

Other Professional Divisions

The Puerto Rico Pro will include three other men’s pro divisions and the six women’s pro divisions. Counting all divisions, more than 80 pros will compete against the judges and fans in attendance. Lists of other divisions are below:

Division 212

  • Abdallah Alsaif
  • Oswaldo González
  • Dectric Bo Lewis
  • Felipe Fierro Lobos
  • James Ortiz
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez
  • Rachid Souki
  • Wilfredo Victoria
  • Ryan Walters

classical physics

  • chris barnes
  • Luis Colon
  • Marco A.Corchado
  • Joey Decaminada
  • Antonio Diaz
  • Camilo Diaz
  • Darius Dillon
  • Carlos Dommar
  • Kelvin Hinde
  • Miguel G. Sanchez Lopez
  • Carlos S. Marchand
  • Emmanuelle Ricotti
  • Ruben Stouth
  • Stephen Thames

male physique

  • Pierre Burnett
  • Rhyan Clark
  • Daniele D’Onofrio
  • Anthony Gilkes
  • Alex Hessam
  • Alejandro Landeros G.
  • Luis Alonzo Leon
  • Daniel Leon
  • Steven Lopez
  • Clarence McSpadden
  • Andrea Mosti
  • Chevrolet Phillips
  • John Randazzo
  • Edward J. Romero Sanchez

female bodybuilding

  • Reshanna Boswell
  • Erika Dankova
  • Julia Fery

Women’s physique

  • Tamara Gourley
  • Anne Gruber
  • Claudia Gabriela by Leon Pardo
  • Takeela Reddrick
  • Marianne Von Gierke

Aptitude

Figure

  • Melissa Brodsky
  • Kim Clark
  • Sh’Nere Mattise Deas
  • Samantha Jerring
  • Hiromi May
  • Katlyn O’Neil
  • Danielle Rose
  • Roberta Visintainer

Bikini

  • Giuss Abbate
  • Kim Gutierrez
  • Janine Herrera
  • Natasha Hopkins
  • Liana Martinez
  • Stephanie Mickens
  • Jessica Miller
  • Gabrielle Mohammad
  • Angela Ruscilli
  • Anna Setlak
  • Francesca Stoico
  • Jodie Yuncker

The well-being

  • Normarie Fonseca
  • Jossiemar Rosado Galindo
  • Andrea Hrenko
  • Alejandra LaFonseca
  • Giselle Machado
  • Jasmine Payne
  • Julia Rene Pensiero
  • Leslie Reyes
  • Zelma Santos
  • Nerilde Garcia Strey

Featured Image: @hassan_mostafa92 on Instagram

Teresa E. Burton