NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships

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The Nevada desert got a little hotter this summer when the NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships took over Sin City July 29th and 30th. One of the most anticipated amateur contests of the year, the USAs saw almost 700 physique competitors bring their A-games to the stage, making it the biggest show the NPC has ever seen.

A show of this prestige and stature was sure to draw a few familiar faces, including IFBB figure icon Nicole Wilkins. The reigning Figure International champ was spotted on stage presenting the trophy to the overall winner in the Figure category, Wendy Fortino. Backstage, fellow IFBB pro, and Figure and Bikini contest coach, Felicia Romero prepped her girls before they entered the spotlight. “The energy backstage was great!” she says. “All the girls were excited to get onstage and had their game faces on.” And it’s a good thing they did. With championship titles and pro cards up for grabs, the competition was as fierce as ever.


Overall: Talia Terese

Class A: Narmin Assria

Class B: Brooke Hameier

Class C: Brittany Tacy

Class D: Talia Terese

Class E: Maysa Quy

Class F: Darcy Coles


Overall: Wendy Fortino

Class A: Wendy Fortino

Class B: Tatiana Koshman

Class C: Tamara Montoya

Class D: Jami DeBernard

Class E: Jessica Farrelly

Class F: Jessica Smith


Overall: Sheilahe Brown

Class A: Patricia Wood

Class B: Sheilahe Brown

Class C: LaDrissa Bonivel