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2010 Bill Grant Bodybuilding & Figure Classic Recap

31 July 2010 3 Comments

2010 Bill Grant Bodybuilding & Figure Classic Recap
By Bill Grant

The 2010 NPC Bill Grant Bodybuilding & Figure Classic was a phenomenal show in the great tradition of old Muscle Beach contests. In the scenic confines of Cedar Beach Park, the Allentown Sportsfest bodybuilders and figure athletes did battle in the hot and humid weather. Enthusiastic spectators of all ages cheered them on. The stage was full of well-conditioned physiques and physical beauty. Bill Grant is to be commended for providing a flash to the past with his outdoor show.

The show opened with Jaquetta Perry singing the National Anthem accompanied by her communication signer Raven Griffan. Jaquetta is a rising star in the world of children’s and inspirational music. She is a Speech-Language Specialist for over 10 years, consultant, speaker and vocalist. Her new CD entitled “It’s Time to Communicate” is filled with fun songs, positive affirmations and relaxation techniques produced by Darrin Whittington, nationally known as the “The Piano man.”

Our special guest appearances provided by Scott Epstein of PMS, Publicity Management Services, made their way on stage to cheer the crowd on and show their support for all the competitors getting ready to compete on stage.

Rob Terry, known as “The FREAK”, TNA Global Champion & 5X Mr. Wales, currently wrestles all over the world and is featured multiple times weekly on Spike TV as well as Pay per view.

April Hunter, National Level Figure Competitor, fitness model and former WCW Diva & wrestler
Ryan Shamrock, former WWE/WCW/TNA Diva & wrestler, Ryan is in incredible shape and competing in an NPC figure contest the following week.

Jamie “FURY” Reed-Kovac, NBC American Gladiator Fury, worked with Hulk Hogan as a Gladiator, she competed in NPC bodybuilding and figure competitions in the past, doing her first “Strongman” shortly, and has developed into a 160 pound lean mean machine.

JD Maverick (Jordan Danyluk), Pro wrestler, bodybuilder, actor and fitness model

Legendary bodybuilder, Mr. America/ Mr. World Bill Grant organized and promoted the Bodybuilding & Figure event along with Eva Sot of Bill Grant Nutrition. Bill’s long-time friend Leon Brown, whose famous back shot is seen in the middle pages of Pumping Iron, showed his support by returning to the Classic once again and presented awards to the competitors.

Jaquetta Perry returned to the stage along with her Kid Dancers to perform songs from her musical library. The crowd was enthusiastic and pumped up from the beginning to the end of Jaquetta’s show.

Italian IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Alessandro Savi came out to show his support and presented awards to the competitors.

Each competitor received a goodie bag from Gaspari Nutrition, Labrada Nutrition and Egg Whties International with an official Bodybuilding.com t-shirt. The overall winners received a Niels Andersen Sculpture, Bill Grant’s Old School Training DVD and Sports Supplements.

Overall Winners:
Women’s Figure Overall Winner Jill Mock, Ellicott City MD
Men’s Novice Overall Winner Akim William, Brooklyn NY
Men’s Open Overall Winner Terrance Hawkins, Philadelphia PA

Media Coverage:
Local news outlets, Service Electric & TV2Sports covered the event including a preview broadcast and in depth coverage of the excitement of the day. The Bill Grant Classic provided athletes and sponsors with maximum publicity and exposure through national media coverage by magazines IronMan, FLEX, MuscleMag, along with Heavy Muscle Radio with Dave Palumbo and Bodybuilding.com.

Highlights:
This year’s show drew more competitors from PA, NJ, NY and MD. Our DJ, Bobby Siegfried, kept the crowd pumped up and enthusiastic throughout the day and drew spectators from other events in the park. It was standing room only. At the end of the show Bill Grant must have had a flash back to the past as he started pose down with the overall winner Terrance Hawkins. Just when you thought it could get no crazier Alessandro Savi and all of the PMS Superstars joined in to pose down.

Special Thanks:
Bill Grant would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their support. We could not have done this without them.

Sponsors:
Sportsfest sportsfest.org
Bodybuilding.com bodybuilding.com
Bill Grant Nutrition billgrant.net
Top Physique topphysique.com
Subway subway.com
Vitamin Water glaceau.com
Celsius celsius.com
Everlast everlastsportsnutrition.com
Eric the Trainer ericthetrainer.com
Colosseum Gym colosseumgymnj.com
European Fitness europeanfitness.com
Coliseum Gym cmygym.com
ProFormance Fitness Equipment
Diamond Gym
Choanies Bakery choanies.com
Muscular Development musculardevelopment.com
IronMan ironmanmagazine.com
FLEX Hard Times
Heavy Muscle Radio rxmuscle.com/hmr-radio-show.htm
Service Electric/TV2Sports tv2sports.com
Muscle Sport Mag musclesportsmag.com
Venice Muscle Beach venicemusclebeach.com

Television: Service Electric & TV2 Sports
Official Photographer: Jim Wilmer, Adonis Productions, [jimwilmerphotography.com](http://www.jimwilmerphotophotography.com
Official DJ: Bobby Siegfried, [bobbysiegfried.com](http://www.bobbysiegfried.com
Judges: Todd Howe, Tracy Hess, Tony Daniele, Andy Landis, Ed Martin

Special Guests:
Jaquetta Perry myspace.com/jaquettaperry
Alessandro Savi
Rob Terry myspace.com/robterry
April Hunter aprilhunter.com
Ryan Shamrock myspace.com/alwaysaliciafansite
Jamie “FURY” Reed-Kovac myspace.com/femmefigure
JD Maverick myspace.com/jd_michaels

2010 Bill Grant Classic Placings

Women’s Figure Class A

1. Jill Mock
2. Stella Tobin
3. Jennifer Gaj
4. Diane Motel
5. Jordhanna White
6. Patricia Delmonico

Women’s Figure Class B

1. Jeannette Robinson
2. Charlotte Keller
3. Jolynn Carl
4. Anika Baty-Mills

Men’s Novice Lightweight

1. Christopher Downie
2. Jim Dalessandro
3. Albert Geddes
4. Tim Kenderdine
5. Michael Sayles
6. Erik Sawchuk
7. Jason Pitassi
8. Rob Andre

Men’s Novice Heavyweight

1. Akim William
2. Sean Howard
3. Robert Dakake
4. Anthony Waite
5. Shawn Brotherton
6. Martin Barson
7. Chris Croley
8. Hugh Gallagher

Men’s Masters Over 40

1. Steve Tylee
2. Daniel Bernstein
3. Marvin Jefferson
4. Tim Kenderdine
5. Michael Sayles
6. Rick Voss
7. Patrick Malowney
8. Art White

Men’s Open Lightweight

1. Joeseph LoPrete
2. Jim Dalessandro

Men’s Open Middleweight

1. Luis Gomez
2. Zack Cross
3. Tim Kenderdine
4. Albert Geddes
5. Erik Sawchuk
6. Michael Sayles
7. Rick Voss
8. Jason Pitassi
9. Art White

Men’s Open Light-Heavyweight

1. Terrance Hawkins
2. Sean Howard
3. Robert Dakake
4. Michael Baldwin
5. Daniel Bernstein
6. Anthony Waite

Men’s Open Heavyweight

1. Shawn Brotherton
2. Marvin Jefferson
3. Martin Barson
4. Chris Croley

Upcoming Events – Bill Grant Atlantic City Classic

2010 NPC Bill Grant Atlantic City Classic – Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, Fitness and Best Abs October 23rd at the Trump Taj Mahal

Press Release – We are proud to announce Mr. America and Muscle Beach Legend Bill Grant will be running The Bill Grant NPC Atlantic City Classic Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, Fitness and Best Abs, Saturday October 23, 2010. October 22 – 24, 2010 Thousands of spectators, exhibitors, athletes, personal trainers along with their families will converge at the 9th Annual MMA & Sports Extravaganza and Trainer Summit for three days of world-class sports competitions, seminars and interviews. This event is one of the greatest sports and fitness experience across the USA. The event will present Feats of Strength by USA Powerlifting, Steel Bending along with the US Arm Wrestling and North American Strong Man Contests.

New additions to this year’s events are the Pro MMA Fight Night, The Kurt Angle Ultimate Teen Challenge, The Extreme Grappling Open, our Personal Trainer Summit and 5K race for charity along with Superstar Legends of Wrestling Showcase. Fans will see up to 15 action packed sports & fitness events including the YRG Fitness System personally presented by the three-time World Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Diamond Dallas Page; Olympic-style weightlifting, North American strongman, and USA boxing with more than 1,200 competitors and Celebrities from all over the world. The Combative Sports line-up includes: a wing chun kung fu convention, karate, boxing, referee clinic and hands on seminars with celebrity athletes. The Sports & Fitness Marketplace offers the latest trends in Sports gear, fitness equipment, apparel, along with nutritional supplements.

Source: http://www.musclesportmag.com/2010/07/29/2010-bill-grant-bodybuilding-figure-classic-recap/

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