By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Journalist
BAHAMAS Bodybuilding Federation President Joel Stubbs said he was delighted to see the return of the Northern Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships to Grand Bahama.
The event took place over the weekend at the Grand Lucayan Hotel where Orick Nesbitt emerged as the men’s overall champion and Sanadia Smith took center stage on the women’s side.
Nesbitt, the super heavyweight champion, won the overall title against middleweight champion Andrew Sweeting. They also finished in the same order in the men’s classic physique category. Smith won the Women’s and Fit-Model titles.
“It was a fresh start for Grand Bahama athletes and people who wanted to improve their fitness dreams, goals and talents,” said Stubbs, a former international competitor representing the Bahamas.
“We were able to bring that back to Grand Bahama and hopefully next year will be even more extravagant with fierce competition.”
Stubbs said he was also encouraged by many Grand Bahama bodybuilders, who didn’t make the show this weekend, who expressed interest in making a comeback next year as the country celebrates its 50th anniversary. independence. “In the past, the North Bahamas Championships have always been fierce competition between bodybuilders from New Providence and Grand Bahama,” Stubbs said. “So we’re hoping to bring it back there for the public in Grand Bahama to see.”
During the broadcast, Stubbs said the federation was able to present awards to the following pioneers of Grand Bahama sport: Philip Kemp, Samuel ‘Zulu’ Williams, Wendy Willis, Baldwin Darling, Dwight Palacious, Jenny and Ray Whylly, Charmaine McNabb, Jan Johnson, Petra Brice and Henry Cooper.
Stubbs said the federation is now preparing to hold its national championships on Saturday, July 16 at the Atlantis Theater on Paradise Island, starting at 7 p.m. Following the championships, the federation will select the national team to represent the Bahamas at the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships, scheduled for July 27-August 1 in Bridgetown, Barbados.
• Here is an overview of the winners in the different categories of the Northern Bahamas Championships:
Middleweight – 1st place
Orick Nesbitt- Super
Heavyweight – 1st place
Overall – Orick Nesbitt
Female figure –
Sanadia Smith – 1st place
Women’s cut model –
Sanadia Smith – 1st place
Men’s Fit model –
Alexander Kemp –
Women’s Wellbeing – Cara Saunders – 1st place; Altonmic Curtis – 2nd place; Dedicated Thompson – 3rd place
Women’s Bikini – Kastachia Staurt – 1st place; Brittany Davis – 2nd place; Danielle Rollins- 3rd place.
Classic male physique – Orick Nesbitt – 1st place; Andrew Sweeting- 2nd place.
Male physique – Terrion Kemp – 1st place; Frederick Greene – 2nd place – Zak Bain – 3rd place.