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2015 NPC Colorado State Championships Results & Winners

2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

2015 NPC Tokyo Joes Colorado State Championships
When: Saturday July 11, 2015
Where: Buell Theater, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships. The 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique competitions were held the weekend of July 11, 2015 ​at he theBuell Theater, Denver Performing Arts Complex. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.

MEN'S BODYBUILDING
Colorado Overall
Sylvester Cain

Overall Winner
Sylvester Cain

Super Heavyweight
1. Scott Butz
2. Joseph Waterhouse
3. Jason Brant

Sylvester Cain   Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

          Scott Butz Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

Sylvester Cain
  Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Scott Butz
Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st)

Colorado Heavyweight
1. Joel Davis
2. Joshua Yushka
3. David Lindberg

Colorado Light Heavyweight
1. Sylvester Cain
2. Adam Young
3. Corey Frint
4. Anthony (Tony) Polidoro
5. Tyler Cutsinger
6. Mike Meachum

Colorado Middleweight
1. Sylvester Cain
2. Brad Helm
3. Todd Bohnert
4. Greg Choate
5. Jeremy Sipes
6. Brad Fleming
7. Isaac Rodriguez

Colorado Super Heavyweight
1. Joseph Waterhouse
2. Matthew Whittington
3. Jason Brant

Heavyweight
1. Colton Johnson
2. Joshua Yushka
3. Michael Simunaci
4. David Lindberg

Light Heavyweight
1. Sylvester Cain
2. Adam Young
3. Corey Frint
4. Anthony (Tony) Polidoro
5. Donnie Bivens
6. Tyler Cutsinger
7. Mike Meachum

Middleweight
1. Justin Freeman
2. Brad Helm
3. Todd Bohnert
4. Jake Parrish
5. Ricky Villarreal
6. Brad Fleming
7. Derrick Jiron
8. Isaac Rodriguez

Welterweight
1. Jeremy Goldstein
2. Greg Choate

Lightweight
1. Michael Pauly

Novice Heavyweight
1. Joseph Waterhouse
2. Joel Davis
3. Matthew Whittington
4. Earl Worth

Novice Lightweight
1. Michael Pauly

Novice Middleweight
1. Andrew Salvi

Bantamweight
1. Gregory Damian

Masters Over 40
1. Brad Helm
2. Donnie Bivens
3. Todd Bohnert
4. Matthew Whittington
5. Jason Brant

Masters Over 45
1. Earl Worth

Masters Over 50
1. Gregg Russo
2. Mike Meachum
3. Brad Fleming
4. Bill Marshall

Masters Over 60
1. Rick Jiron
2. Rich Gutman
   
FIGURE
Class A
1. Christine Cecilione
2. Chelsey Cortese
3. Bethania Chavarria
4. DeNece Crowe
5. Morgan Mead
6. Monica Martinez

Class B
1. Karen Spivey
2. Stacie Gladwell
3. Lynn Tonozzi
4. Syndi Dunham
5. Victoria Coonts
6. Lucha Michelle Suarez
7. Kimberly Rumfola
8. Mellisa Smith
9. Jeanette Bustamante
10. Rachel Scutt
11. Sarah Love
12. Lauren Kennedy

Christine Cecilione Figure Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

            Sarah Kornhauser Figure Class C Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

Christine Cecilione
Figure Class A Winner (1st)
Sarah Kornhauser
Figure Class C Winner (1st)

Class C
1. Sarah Kornhauser
2. Tamika Irvin
3. Megan Cronin
4. Amanda Smith
5. Kathryn Kagler
6. Kristin Radosta
7. Rebecca Wallace
8. Kelly OGara
9. Samantha Catlin
10. Ashley Balais
11. Alyssa Stemley

Class D
1. Marcia Regula
2. Beth Chumbley
3. Lydia Whitehead
4. Carrie Keyes
5. Jenna Serino
6. Lisa Duncan
7. Jessica Stemley

Novice Class A
1. Stacie Gladwell
2. Sydni Dunham
3. Lucha Michelle Suarez
4. Victoria Coonts
5. DeNece Crowe
6. Bethania Chavarria
7. Jeanette Bustamante
8. Morgan Mead
9. Lauren Kennedy
10. Sarah Love

Novice Class B
1. Megan Cronin
2. Kristin Radosta
3. Kelly OGara
4. Beth Chumbley
5. Samantha Catlin
6. Michelle Kramer
7. Ashley Balais
8. Alyssa Stemley

Novice Class C
1. Carrie Keyes
2. Lisa Duncan
3. Lydia Whitehead
4. Jenna Serino
5. Jessica Stemley
6. Lori Lazorishak

True Novice
1. Megan Cronin
2. Lucha Michelle Suarez
3. Lydia Whitehead
4. Bethania Chavarria
5. Samantha Catlin
6. Ashley Balais
7. Sarah Love

Masters Over 35
1. Sarah Kornhauser
2. Megan Cronin
3. Mellisa Smith
4. Rebecca Wallace

Masters Over 40
1. Karen Spivey
2. Stacie Gladwell
3. Lisa Duncan
4. Kathryn Kagler
5. Kelly OGara
6. Monica Martinez

Masters Over 45
1. Debbie Raday
2. Kimberly Rumfola
3. DeNece Crowe
4. Lori Lazorishak

Masters Over 50
1. Lynn Tonozzi
2. Christin Cleaver
   
BIKINI
Class A
1. Aleece Arias
2. Allie Arias
3. Mandy Huber
4. Rose Cain
5. Krystalynn Troyer
6. Angelique Cedillo
7. Alexis Reeves

Class B
1. Alicia Knight
2. Alyssa Russo
3. Casey Pape
4. Catelyn Holstlaw
5. Lou Young
6. Stephanie Harrison
7. Ellyn Ebner
8. Erica Lobato
9. Monica Quinn
10. Shona Herbert

Class C
1. Alexis Camerlo
2. Kiley Draper
3. Megan Prach
4. Lauren Knight
5. Livie Lusby
6. Elsa Mancia
7. Brooke Womack
8. Victoria Thierens
9. Jessica Sheldon
10. Amanda Bevington

Alexis Camerlo Bikini Class C Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

           Sommer Ray Bikini Class D Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

Alexis Camerlo
Bikini Class C Winner (1st)
Sommer Ray
Bikini Class D Winner (1st)

Class D
1. Sommer Ray
2. Amy Kapustensky
3. Kristin Coggins
4. Amanda Lohmann
5. Marie Bluitt
6. Andrea Smith
7. Sofia Wigmore
8. Jenny Adams
9. Marybelle Barragan
10. Chelsea Gray
11. Michelle Elkins
12. Sahara Harding
13. Briana Phillips
14. Christienne Mathews

Class E
1. Julia Sandoval
2. Sierra Alexander
3. Lauren Dannermiller
4. Tory Wright
5. Heather Jeppson
6. Melissa Lorenzo
7. Nicole Stanley
8. Beth Schwartz
9. McKenzie West
10. Sj Krieg
11. Khrystian Veals
12. Michelle Foster
13. Kristin Henry
14. Shayln Knight
15. Brittany Sand
15. Katy Tussey
15. Larissa Fortune
15. Leah Rosendale
15. Sierra Degrasse

Class F
1. Sami Davis
2. Cierra Wilde
3. Sara Hartman
4. Shelby Loflin
5. Sasha Overbaugh
6. Cassidy Bybee
7. Elaine Tai
8. Havilande Green
9. Alexandrea Smith
10. Annamarie DiNero
11. Alicia Knight

Novice Class A
1. Mandy Huber
2. Rose Cain
3. Shona Herbert
4. Ellyn Ebner
5. Angelique Cedillo
6. LaQurrie MCGee
7. Alexis Reeves
8. Natalia Garpestad

Novice Class B
1. Alyssa Russo
2. Alicia Dean
3. Lauren Knight
4. Livie Lusby
5. Victoria Thierens
6. Erica Lobato
7. Brooke Womak
8. Amanda Bevington
9. Jessica Sheldon
10. Monica Quinn
11. Monique Santiago
12. Dona Davis

Novice Class C
1. Amy Kapustensky
2. Kristin Coggins
3. Marie Bluitt
4. Amanda Lohmann
5. McKenzie West
6. Andrea Smith
7. Sofia Wigmore
8. Jenny Adams
9. Nicole Stanley
10. Marybelle Barragan
11. Sahara Harding
12. Chelsea Gray
13. Beth Schwartz
14. Michelle Elkins
15. Briana Phillips
15. Jami Alleman
15. Khrystian Veals
15. Kristin Henry
15. Leah Rosendale

Novice Class D
1. Sami Davis
2. Shelby Loflin
3. Sara Hartman
4. Michelle Foster
5. Cierra Wilde
6. Havilande Green
7. Cassidy Bybee
8. Sj Krieg
9. Steele Moore
10. Elaine Tai
11. Shayln Knight
12. Brittany Sand
13. Katy Tussey
14. Tanisha Burrell
15. Alexandrea Smith

True Novice Class A
1. Amy Kapustensky
2. Alicia Dean
3. Kristin Coggins
4. Marybelle Barragan
5. McKenzie West
6. Jenny Adams
7. Rose Cain
8. Sahara Harding
9. Elaine Tai
10. Khrystian Veals
11. Michelle Foster
12. Brooke Womack
13. Shona Herbert
14. Amanda Bevington
15. Jami Alleman
15. Nicole Stanley

True Novice Class B
1. Casey Pape
2. Andrea Smith
3. Shelby Loflin
4. Mandy Huber
5. Lauren Knight
6. Sj Kreig
7. Beth Schwartz
8. Steele Moore
9. Jessica Sheldon
10. Briana Phillips
11. Monica Quinn
12. Leah Rosendale
13. Kayla Pierson
14. Dona Davis

Masters Over 35
1. Jenny Adams
2. Mellisa Lorenzo
3. Kristin Henry
4. Larissa Fortune

Masters Over 40
1. Stephanie Harrison
2. Sasha Overbaugh
3. Natasha Kizmet
4. Donnetta Peterson
5. Amelia Sanchez

Masters Over 50
1. Evonne McCormick
2. Christienne Mathews
3. Dona Davis

MEN'S PHYSIQUE
Overall Winner
Jason Antoine

Class A
1. Jeremy Sipes
2. Antonio Pena
3. Murad Moriasy
4. Andrew Armand
5. Leo Lopez
6. Lucas Woods
7. Matt Hessen
8. Phillip Metz
9. Ryan Seely
10. Steve Larios
11. Michael DeMarco
12. Scott Rizzotto
13. Deshawn Anderson
14. Dan Hoover
15. Logan Broz

Class B
1. Miles Dyer
2. Mersudin Durmisevic
3. Mike Brown
4. Justin Gohn
5. Joe Alba
6. Gerad Wunderlich
7. Brandon Dillie
8. Chris Calicchia
9. Gregg Russo
10. Malachi Ceballos
11. Jeremy Dittmer
12. Brian Furer
13. Forrest Browne
14. Tanner Lee
15. Chris Pentecost
15. Joel Brim

Jason Antoine Physique Class C (1st) Overall Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

           Rayner Whitchombe Physique Class D Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Colorado State Championships

Jason Antoine
Physique Class C (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Rayner Whitchombe
Physique Class D Winner (1st)

Class C
1. Jason Antoine
2. Charlie Kornhauser
3. Terry Foste
4. Justin Lawrence
5. Thomas Niewohner
6. Lucas LeBonde
7. Peter Stur
8. Adam Felkey
9. Matt McDonald
10. Justin Harman
11. Terin DeVoto Noonan
12. Chris Gindro

Class D
1. Rayner Whitchombe
2. Phillip Murphy
3. Saman Manzouri
4. David Raday II
5. Cameron Saheb
6. Reece Stanley
7. Joel David
8. Dustin Massey
9. Geremey Gibson
10. Alejandro Mora
11. Timothy Horsch
12. Derek Munson
13. Daniel Dockendorf

Novice Class A
1. Philip Metz
2. Murad Moriasy
3. Michael DeMarco
4. Ryan Seely
5. Deshawn Anderson

Novice Class B
1. Phillip Metz
2. Murad Moriasy
3. Michael DeMarco
4. Ryan Seely
5. Deshawn Anderson
6. Chad Yetka
7. Logan Broz
8. Benigno Puente
9. Christ Pentecost

Novice Class C
1. Saman Manzouri
2. Joel Davis
3. Geremey Gibson
4. Thomas Newohner
5. Dustin Massey
6. Justin Harman
7. Timothy Horsch
8. Ronald Brown
9. Ryan Riedeisper
10. Daniel Dockendorf
11. Phillip Guerrero

True Novice
1. Mike Brown
2. Chris Calicchia
3. Phillip Metz
4. Thomas Niewohner
5. Dustin Massey
6. Geremey Gibson
7. Aaron Mach
8. Timothy Horsch
9. Tanner Lee
10. Lou Hampers
11. Chad Yetka
12. Justin Harman
13. Christ Pentecost
14. Tj Cole

Masters Over 35
1. Mike Brown
2. Justin Lawrence
3. Matt McDonald
4. Brian Furer
5. Joel Brim

Masters Over 42
1. Scott Rizzotto
2. Chris Calicchia
3. Andrew Armand
4. Thomas Niewohner
5. Lou Hampers
6. Ronald Brown
7. Ed Nortier
8. Chris Pentecost

Masters Over 50
1. Gregg Russo
2. Chad Yetka
3. Tj Cole

   
FITNESS

1. Heather Berry


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2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships Results & Winners

2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships Results & Winners

July 18, 2015 Culver City, CA
Los Angeles Championships *National Qualifier*
Held in conjunction with the IFBB Pro FIGURE Championships *Olympia Qualifier*

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships. The Los Angeles Championships bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique competitions were held the weekend of July 18, 2015 in Culver City California. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.

MEN'S BODYBUILDING
Overall Winner
Gerald Williams

Super Heavyweight
1. Gerald Williams
2. Taichi Shimizu
3. Michael Nicosia

Heavyweight
1. Duda Bueno
2. Percy Thomas
3. Landley Mannery
4. Jody Westby-Hanalie
5. Jesse Medina
6. Derric Santibanez

Gerald Williams   Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

          Phillip Chiero Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Gerald Williams
  Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Phillip Chiero
Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st)


Light Heavyweight
1. Phillip Chiero
2. Nick Sampayan
3. Handal Saldana
4. Motoyuki Sakabe
5. Jesus Lopez
6. David Gomez
7. Jeff Richardson

Middleweight
1. Alexander Duran
2. Rudy Ramirez
3. John Kim
4. Itaru Naito
5. Marvin Echeverria
6. Orlando Plaza
7. Eduardo Munoz
8. Fernando Bueno
9. William Escobar

Novice Heavyweight
1. Jesse Medina
2. Blake Carwile

Novice Light Heavyweight
1. Ian Melgar
2. Jesus Lopez
3. David Gomez

Novice Lightweight
1. Ray Parra
2. Yasuhito Kashima
3. Raymond Fong

Novice Middleweight
1. Khatri Bijender
2. Eduardo Munoz
3. Fernando Bueno
4. William Escobar
5. Octavio Acevedo

Bantamweight
1. Christian Calimquim
2. Yasuhito Kashima
3. Nick Miane
4. Raymond Fong
5. Sheikh Safiullah

Masters Over 40
1. Duda Bueno
2. Motoyuki Sakabe
3. Jeff Richardson

   
FIGURE
Overall Winner
Anka Urbahn

Class A
1. Carol Theodore
2. Shiloh Walton
3. Neda Barkhordari
4. Berernice Molina
5. Ketsia Banos

Anka Urbahn Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

            Carol Theodore Figure Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Anka Urbahn
Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st)
Carol Theodore
Figure Class A Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Catalina Freitas
2. Monica Carson

Class C
1. Rachel Spiro-Moore
2. Ingrid Clay
3. Sanna Ronkko
4. Tiffany Lavis
5. Nicole Perez
6. Inna Ort
7. Anna Bigham

Class D
1. Anka Urbahn
2. Jenna Morgenstein

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Monica Carson
2. Susan Wilson

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Anka Urbahn
2. Rebecca Snider
3. Tiffany Lavis

Masters Over 40
1. Rebecca Snider
2. Sanna Ronkko
3. Susan Wilson
4. Jenna Morgenstein

   
BIKINI
Overall Winner
Amanda Bucci

Class A
1. Katherine Alcantara
2. Racquel Symons
3. Lalayena Gamez
4. Stefani Arely Alvarenga
5. Yukie Ito
6. Ashley Sarault
7. Alexandra Baron
8. Aura Cordova

Amanda Bucci Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

           Katherine Alcantara Bikini Class A Winner (2nd) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Amanda Bucci
Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st)
Katherine Alcantara
Bikini Class A Winner (2nd)

Class B
1. Amanda Bucci
2. Bernice Aurellano
3. Anya Zaya
4. Ana Foster
5. Shelley Flores
6. Yanin Zubiate
7. Chanly Kong
8. Crystal Hejazi
9. Sandra Nguyen
10. Sarah MacDonald

Class C
1. Ally Stone
2. Michelle Mata
3. Shannon Becerra
4. Olivia Timm
5. Katharine Ponder
6. Dusty Sanders
7. Giselle Razavian
8. Concepcion Martinez

Class D
1. Trina Staples
2. Francesca Sanges
3. Kelsey Jackson
4. Chrysa Baker
5. Jacquelyn Healy
6. Lauren Marae Gamboa
7. Maria Syngrou
8. Vanezza Villegas
9. Sara May
9. Sarah Thomas

Class E
1. Ashley Mcclure
2. Reem Abuyousef
3. Brianne Porter
4. Claudia Jaramillo
5. Christina Valles
6. Dana Hargreaves

Class F
1. Brianna Wilson
2. Sammantha Thomason
3. Lisa Avila

Novice Class A
1. Lalayena Gamez
2. Yanin Zubiate
3. Joanna Recinos
4. Crystal Hejazi
5. Yukie Ito
6. Sandra Nguyen
7. Ashley Sarault
8. Sarah MacDonald
9. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
10. Alexandra Baron
11. Onna Whiteman
12. Sharon Hoover
13. Stephanie Miguel

Novice Class B
1. Michelle Mata
2. Shannon Becerra
3. Shelley Flores
4. Olivia Timm
5. Giselle Razavian
6. Helena Kullgren

Novice Class C
1. Lauren Marae Gamboa
2. Vanezza Villegas
3. Megaen Sackrider

Novice Class D
1. Brianna Wilson
2. Brianne Porter
3. Sammantha Thomason
4. Angelica Motley
5. Christina Valles
6. Tamara Thompson

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Shannon Becerra
2. Prema Moxie
3. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
4. Aura Cordova
5. Helena Kullgren
6. Onna Whiteman

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Claudia Jaramillo

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Prema Moxie
2. Yukie Ito
3. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
4. Deise Winkler
5. Sharon Hoover
6. Onna Whiteman

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Dana Hargreaves
3. Tamara Thompson
4. Miriam Ramos

   
MEN'S PHYSIQUE
Overall Winner
Erik Drendel

Class A
1. Michael Ramirez
2. Jamie Mctizic
3. Leopoldo Billon
4. Almon Huang
5. Michael Shmakov
6. Jason Henshaw
7. Abraham Baez
8. Marquis Bond
9. Andrew Gutierrez
10. Manuel Campos

Erik Drendel Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

           Jesus Chavez Physique Class C Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Erik Drendel
Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Jesus Chavez
Physique Class C Winner (1st)

Class B
1. JK Kim
2. Iori Nishizawa
3. Christopher Clay
4. Yuta Udagawa
5. Jamarre' Townson
6. Eric Garcia
7. Christopher Monje

Class C
1. Jesus Chavez
2. Patrick Lakilak
3. Kenneth Whiting
4. Michael Vernon
5. Noah Riopelle
6. Juan Chavez
7. Joseph Wilder

Class D
1. Erik Drendel
2. Jaloni Williams
3. Aaron Baslow
4. Josh Sanchez
5. Sean Epps
6. Dan Lederer
7. Nicholas Bustos
8. Jeffery Williams
9. Julio Gamez
10. Mars Chaney
11. Danny Villa

Class E
1. Philip Murphy
2. Ray Velazquez
3. David Carlin
4. Nicholas Auzenne

Class F
1. Byron Marks
2. Mohsen Heidarpour
3. Sean Hamlin
4. Travis Tardiff
5. Greg Kohler
6. Mark Fudil

Novice Class A
1. Jason Henshaw
2. Abraham Baez
3. Marquis Bond
4. Khatri Bijender
5. Andrew Gutierrez
6. Manuel Campos
7. Sangmin Kim
8. Maxwell Veluz

Novice Class B
1. JK Kim
2. Iori Nishizawa
3. Yuta Udagawa
4. Juan Chavez
5. Jamarre' Townson
6. Christian Galvan
7. Jesus Lopez
8. Jonathan Posey
9. Joseph Wilder
10. Eric Garcia
11. Christopher Monje
12. Donald Allard
13. Cristian Ramirez

Novice Class C
1. Mohsen Heidarpour
2. Jaloni Williams
3. Aaron Baslow
4. Mars Chaney
5. Joshua Ramirez
6. Steven Acosta
7. Danny Villa
8. Nicholas Auzenne
9. Mark Fudil

Teen
1. Carl Amones
2. Paul Guerra
3. Mark Villagomez
4. Andrew Kevorkian

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Michael Ramirez
2. Kelvin Lucas

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Sean Hamlin
2. Andrew Benson
3. Richard Alvarez

Masters Over 40
1. Mars Chaney
2. Ray Velazquez
3. Frank Haralson
4. Richard Alvarez

 
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Tribulus Terrestris Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions


Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient Tribulus Terrestris, or Caltrop

Tribulus terrestris – also known as caltrop, devil’s weed, devil’s thorn, puncture vine or simply Tribulus – is a fruit-bearing herb that grows in subtropical regions. Extracts from the plant have long been used in traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to promote virility and vitality, and to treat health complaints. Today, Tribulus terrestris is often used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, such as HGH Testosterone Plus, Anapolan-MAX 50, ClenXDV and RoidX Juice.

Functions of Tribulus Terrestris

Various constituents of the Tribulus terrestris plant are credited with its beneficial properties. Protodioscin, the plant’s primary bioactive component, appears to enhance libido and sexual function by increasing sex hormone levels. Its saponins are believed to have cytotoxic and antihyperlipidemic effects, while tribulosin demonstrates cardioprotective properties. Because Tribulus terrestris may have the potential to increase testosterone levels, some theorize this can translate to a positive impact on body composition and athletic performance.

Sources of Tribulus Terrestris

Native to Asia, Africa and southern Europe, Tribulus terrestris is harvested for its extracts. The plant should not be consumed raw, as its spine-covered fruit is considered unsafe to eat; in fact, some reports indicate that eating Tribulus fruit may cause collapsed lungs. However, its extracts have been used in traditional medicines and natural dietary supplements for many years. Tribulus extracts may be derived from the root, leaf or fruit of the plant.

Tribulus Terrestris Benefits and Uses

In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, Tribulus terrestris has been used to enhance libido and sexual function, increase energy and strength, and treat a variety of health issues, such as heart problems, chest pain, skin disorders and kidney stones. Preliminary research suggests that Tribulus extract does indeed deliver many potential health benefits, from lowering blood pressure and blood glucose levels to supporting cardiovascular and organ health. It has also been shown to have analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Furthermore, some evidence suggests it may have future potential for treating breast, prostate and UVB-induced skin cancer.

Due to its purported aphrodisiac and erectogenic effects, Tribulus extract is commonly used as an ingredient in supplements designed to enhance male sexual health. It can also be found in bodybuilding supplements that are formulated to improve muscle strength and lean mass; and its cardioprotective and analgesic properties may further benefit those engaged in intense training or exercise.

Side Effects of Tribulus Terrestris and Potential Interactions

Supplements containing Tribulus terrestris extracts are generally considered safe for healthy adults. Some minor side effects have been reported, such as gastrointestinal irritation, gastric reflux and difficulty sleeping. However, individuals with certain medical conditions should exercise caution when taking supplements containing Tribulus extract. Some evidence suggests it may worsen prostate conditions or prostate cancer and can potentially harm fetal development, so men with prostate issues and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Tribulus extract.

Because Tribulus terrestris has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, it may cause blood pressure or glucose levels to drop too low if taken in conjunction with antihypertensive drugs or diabetes medication. Tribulus extract can cause more frequent urination, and may increase the effects of other diuretics. Using Tribulus supplements with the blood thinner clopidogrel may increase the risk of blood clots.

More detailed safety information on Tribulus terrestris side effects and interactions can be found on healthcare websites such as WebMD. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing Tribulus extract.

Tribulus Terrestris Research and Studies

Numerous studies have examined the health benefits of Tribulus terrestris. Resarch published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Life Sciences, Ancient Science of Life and Phytotherapy Research support its antihypertensive and cardioprotective effects, while studies published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology demonstrates its anti-diabetic properties. Its potential as a cancer-fighting agent has been documented in numerous publications, including the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Neoplasma, Pathobiology and Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.

A review in the Journal of Dietary Supplements attempted to determine the effect of Tribulus terrestris on testosterone concentrations, and reported that a number of animal studies displayed a significant increase in serum testosterone levels after Tribulus administration, but the effect was only noted in humans when Tribulus was administered as part of a combined supplement therapy. However, a pilot study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that men with partial androgen deficiency experienced statistically significant increases in testosterone levels and erectile function following Tribulus supplementation.

Several studies have examined the impact of Tribulus terrestris supplements on athletes. A review published in the Journal of Human Kinetics concluded that there is little reliable data on the usefulness of Tribulus supplements in competitive sports. However, a group of Lithuanian researchers published positive findings in the Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal and Acta Medica Lituanica, reporting that athletes on a 20-day regimen of Tribulus terrestris supplements experienced significant increases in anaerobic alactic muscular power, aerobic capacity and blood testosterone, as well as reduced lactate concentration. In light of the limited and conflicting findings in this area, further clinical studies are needed to definitively support the effects of Tribulus terrestris on the testosterone levels, athletic performance and body composition of athletes and bodybuilders.

For additional Tribulus terrestris research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HGH.com Supplements With Tribulus Terrestris

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can harness the health benefits of Tribulus terrestris through natural fitness and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

Testosterone Plus – HGH Testosterone Plus features a proprietary blend of Tribulus terrestris, maca, ginkgo biloba, long jack and other natural ingredients that are formulated to help build muscle, boost energy, promote muscle recovery and enhance sexual health.

A-MAX 50 – Anapolan-MAX is designed to support lean muscle gain while increasing testosterone levels and HGH production. In addition to 100mg of Tribulus terrestris extract, the proprietary blend of ingredients in A-MAX 50 includes L-tyrosine, shilajit, cowhage, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Vitamin E.

ClenXDV – Each serving of ClenXDV contains 200mg of Tribulus terrestris and a proprietary blend of other natural ingredients, including deer antler velvet, DHEA and wild yam. This formulation is intended to help athletes and bodybuilders build muscle, burn fat and lose weight.

RoidX Juice – The combination of ingredients in RoidX Juice is designed to help bodybuilders quickly increase muscle and weight while supporting muscle recovery. RoidX Juice tablets contain a proprietary blend of Tribulus terrestris, shilajit, DHEA, Vitamin E and other select ingredients.

References (Function, Sources, Benefits/Uses and Side Effects/Interactions):

Examine.com. “Tribulus Terrestris”; published under “Supplements”; accessed June 24, 2015.

Freedman, Lisa. “Supplement Guide: Tribulus Terrestris”; Men’s Fitness; accessed June 24, 2015.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “Tribulus Terrestris”; published under “Integrative Medicine”; last updated June 25, 2015.

WebMD. “Tribulus Terrestris”; article in “Vitamins & Supplements”; reviewed December 27, 2014.

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Tribulus”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed June 24, 2015.

Research Sources:

Amin, Amr; Mohamed Lotfy; et al. “The Protective Effect of Tribulus Terrestris in Diabetes”; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; November 2006.

El-Tantawy, W.H. and L.A. Hassanin. “Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Alcoholic Extract of Tribulus Alatus in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats: A Comparative Study with T. Terrestris (Caltrop)”; Indian Journal of Experimental Biology; September 2007.

Goranova, T.E.; S.S. Bozhanov; et al. “Changes in Gene Expression of CXCR4, CCR7 and BCL2 After Treatment of Breast Cancer Cells With Saponin Extract From Tribulus Terrestris”; Neoplasma; 2015.

Kim, Hye Jin; Jin Chul Kim; et al. “Aqueous Extract of Tribulus Terrestris Linn Induces Cell Growth Arrest and Apoptosis by Down-Regulating NF-κB Signaling in Liver Cancer Cells”; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; June 14, 2011.

Kumar, Manish; Anil Kumar Soni; et al. “Chemopreventive Potential of Tribulus Terrestris Against 7,12-Dimethylbenz (a) Anthracene Induced Skin Papillomagenesis in Mice”; Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; April-June 2006.

Milašius, Kazys; Rūta Dadelienė; and Juozas Skernevičius. “The Influence of the Tribulus Terrestris Extract on the Parameters of the Functional Preparedness and Athletes’ Organism Homeostasis”; Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal; 2009.

Milašius, Kazys; Marija Pečiukonienė; et al. “Efficacy of the Tribulus Food Supplement Used by Athletes”; Acta Medica Lituanica; 2010.

Murthy, A.R.; S.D. Dubey; and K. Tripathi. “Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris Linn.): A Clinical Study”; Ancient Science of Life; January-April 2000.
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3336438/pdf/ASL-19-139.pdf>

Phillips, Oludotun A.; Koyippalli T. Mathew; and Mabayoje A. Oriowo. “Antihypertensive and Vasodilator Effects of Methanolic and Aqueous Extracts of Tribulus Terrestris in Rats”; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; April 6, 2006.

Pokrywka, Andrzej; Zbigniew Obmiński; et al. “Insights into Supplements with Tribulus Terrestris used by Athletes”; Journal of Human Kinetics; June 28, 2014.

Qureshi, Ahmed; Declan Naughton; and Andrea Petróczi. “A Systematic Review on the Herbal Extract Tribulus Terrestris and the Roots of Its Putative Aphrodisiac and Performance Enhancing Effect”; Journal of Dietary Supplements; March 2014.

Reshma, P.L.; V.S. Lekshmi; et al. “Tribulus terrestris (Linn.) Attenuates Cellular Alterations Induced by Ischemia in H9c2 Cells Via Antioxidant Potential”; Phytotherapy Research; June 2015.

Roaiah, Mohamed Farid; Yasser Ibrahim El Khayat; et al. “Pilot Study on the Effect of Botanical Medicine (Tribulus Terrestris) on Serum Testosterone Level and Erectile Function in Aging Males With Partial Androgen Deficiency (PADAM)”; Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy; April 7, 2015.

Rogerson, Shane; Christopher J. Riches; et al. “The Effect of Five Weeks of Tribulus Terrestris Supplementation on Muscle Strength and Body Composition During Preseason Training in Elite Rugby League Players”; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; May 2007.
<http://www.researchgate.net/publication/6304731_The_effect_of_five_weeks_of_Tribulus_terrestris_supplementation_on_muscle_strength_and_body_composition_during_preseason_training_in_elite_rugby_league_players>

Sharifi, Ali M.; Radbod Darabi; and Nasrin Akbarloo. “Study of Antihypertensive Mechanism of Tribulus Terrestris in 2K1C Hypertensive Rats: Role of Tissue ACE Activity”; Life Sciences; October 24, 2003.

Sisto, Margherita; Sabrina Lisi; et al. “Saponins From Tribulus Terrestris L. Protect Human Keratinocytes From UVB-Induced Damage”; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology; December 5, 2012.

Wei, S.; H. Fukuharu; et al. “Terrestrosin D, a Steroidal Saponin From Tribulus Terrestris L., Inhibits Growth and Angiogenesis of Human Prostate Cancer in Vitro and in Vivo”; Pathobiology; May 2014.





2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone Results & Winners

2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

June 27            
Santa Clara Convention Center,
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95110 United States
Organizer: Steve O'Brien & George Jackson
Phone: 408-384-9039
Website: www.musclesportproductions.com
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships held in Santa Clara, California. The championships were hosted by Muscle Sport Productions and included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

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Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone. The Clash at the Capstone bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique competitions were held the weekend of July 11, 2015 ​at he the historic Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.

Overall Winner
Kevin Rainey

Super Heavyweight
1. John VanBruggen
2. Cheslyn Story Wilson
3. Torrie Kervin
4. Lyndon Johnson

Heavyweight
1. Kevin Rainey
2. Edward Bester

Kevin Rainey   Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

          Brandon Mims Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Kevin Rainey
  Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Brandon Mims
Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st)

Light Heavyweight
1. Brandon Mims
2. Kyle Hawkins
3. Ridge Wilcutt
4. Geoff Bell
5. Carl Hill
6. MIchael Graves

Middleweight
1. David Flippo

Welterweight
1. Dustin Moore
2. Tyler Harris

Lightweight
1. Colton Godwin

True Novice Heavyweight
1. Ridge Wilcutt

True Novice Lightweight
1. Nick Kilgore

True Novice Middleweight
1. Josh Burk

Masters Over 40
1. Carl Hill
2. Torrie Kervin
3. Lyndon Johnson

Masters Over 60
1. Edward Bester

   
FIGURE

Overall Winner
Robin Edwards

Class A
1. Candace Medlock

Robin Edwards Figure Class B (1st) & Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

            Alana Fox Figure Class C Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Robin Edwards
Figure Class B (1st) & Overall (1st)
Alana Fox
Figure Class C Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Robin Edwards
2. Scout McIntyre

Class C
1. Alana Fox
2. Amanda Arnold
3. Elizabeth Smith
4. Brandy Fokken

Class D
1. Jordan Jansen
2. Jilly Hawkins
3. Wendy Kinard
4. Melissa Prince

Collegiate
1. Candace Medlock

Novice
1. Jilly Hawkins
2. Stephanie Horton

Uniform
1. Elizabeth Smith

Masters Over 35
1. Amanda Arnold
2. Brandy Fokken

Masters Over 40
1. Wendy Kinard
2. Melissa Prince

   
BIKINI

Overall Winner

Natesha Speight

Class A
1. Stephanie Morring
2. Kimberly Predmore
3. Lana Jones
4. Amanda Blevins
5. Denise Milton-Runnels
6. Kendal Barnes

Class B
1. Natesha Speight
2. Jessica Duncan
3. Tara Spencer
4. Deanna Goff
5. Dana Wilkerson

Natesha Speight Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

           Stephanie Morring Bikini Class A Winner (2nd) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Natesha Speight
Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st)
Stephanie Morring
Bikini Class A Winner (2nd)

Class C
1. Erin Logston
2. Megan Phillips
3. Tiffany Bullock
4. Crystal Nicholson

Class D
1. Brittany Mack
2. Breggin Eddy
3. Wilder Roberts
4. Carolyn Sparks
5. Hermaine Williamson

Collegiate
1. Hannah Patterson
2. Kendal Barnes

Novice
1. Hannah Patterson
2. Breggin Eddy
3. Amanda Blevins
4. Rachel Calfee

Uniform
1. Denise Milton-Runnels

Masters Over 35
1. Erin Logston
2. Jessica Duncan

Masters Over 40
1. Wilder Roberts
2. Kimberly Predmore
3. Denise Milton-Runnels
4. Christina Marie Hunter
5. Dana Wilkerson

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Overall Winner
Andre Smith


Class A
1. Andre Smith
2. Steven Watson
3. Paul O'Donnell

Physique Class A (1st) Overall Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

           Chris Mayo Physique Class B Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Andre Smith
Physique Class A (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Chris Mayo
Physique Class B Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Chris Mayo
2. Robert Gerrity
3. Dylan Murray
4. Colby Dansby
5. Devrick Mostello
6. Tommy Nguyen
7. Justin Chism
8. Adam Wells
9. Kevin Bullock
10. Brandon Murray
11. Kenneth Thomas

Collegiate
1. Colby Dansby

Novice
1. Steven Watson
2. Dylan Murray
3. Carson Jowers
4. Brandon Murray
5. Chris Moreno
6. Kenneth Thomas

Uniform
1. Adam Wells

Masters Over 35
1. Steven Watson

Masters Over 40
1. Chris Moreno

Official Final Results Scorecard - <http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-battle-on-the-beach-official-scores/183307/>. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_battle_on_the_gulf_coast/>

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

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To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_clash_at_the_capstone/>

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.




2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic Results & Winners

2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic.The event was presented by MetroFlex Gym was held on Saturday July 11th 2015 at the NRG Park located at 1 Reliant Pkwy in Houston, TX. The event will feature Men’s bodybuilding, Women’s fitness, figure and bikini and Men’s physique. Other events that took place were The Strongman Competition, Crossfit, Pro deadlift and Pro Power Lifting. HGH and bodybuilding supplement company, HGH.com is proud to share the winners from each event. 

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The championships were hosted by Lindsay Productions/Muscle Contest and included bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure events. This amazing 4th of July show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.  - See more at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/2015-npc-patriots-challenge-results-winners#sthash.LAMrKCzL.dpuf

MEN'S BODYBUILDING

Novice Overall Winner
Miguel Rodriguez

Overall Winner
Jesus Marines

Miguel Rodriguez Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

          Jesus Marines Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

Miguel Rodriguez
Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Jesus Marines
Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st)

Super Heavyweight
1. Jason Phelps
2. Toby Fournet
3. Mark Edwards
7. Matthew Wry

Heavyweight
1. Jesus Marines
2. Brandon Hatton
3. Charlie McGee
4. Justin Scully
5. Amos McPherson
6. Benjamin Bowles
7. Von Young
8. Jason Smith
9. Byron Hughey

Light Heavyweight
1. Weldon Newton
2. Alejandro Garza
3. Chris Hibbs
4. Greg Laake
5. Adam Romo
6. Brien Robles
7. Zachariah Rose
8. Juan Saucedo
9. David Vuong

Middleweight
1. Gjin Perdoda
2. Daniel Washburn
3. Michael Mahaffey
4. Jack Kennedy
5. Elijah Munoz
6. Logan Cunningham
7. David Daly
8. Marc Melincoff
9. Joe Stan

Lightweight
1. Miguel Rodriguez
2. Trevor Secrist
3. Jason Oddo
4. Nicholas Canton
5. Michael Tharp

Novice Heavyweight
1. Justin Scully
2. Vladimir Ciric
3. Matthew Hawryliw
4. Benjamin Bowles
5. Lamar Nealy
6. Raylon Miles
7. Amos McPherson
8. Greg Laake
9. Brien Robles
10. Anthony McNutt
11. Christopher Parham
12. Ben Glasgow
13. Michael Anderson
14. Archie Speights

Novice Lightweight
1. Miguel Rodriguez
2. Elijah Munoz
3. Adrian Lopez
4. Logan Cunningham
5. Jason Oddo
6. Nicholas Canton
7. Bryan Brumfield
8. Michael Tharp
9. Derek Kline
10. Griffin Wooden
11. Robert Cantu

Novice Middleweight
1. Daniel Washburn
2. Jack Kennedy
3. Richard Rejmaniak
4. Kevin Miller

Bantamweight
1. Griffin Wooden
2. Dennis Crowe

Masters Over 35
1. Jon Paul Donte
2. Brandon Hatton
3. Weldon Newton
4. Daniel Washburn
5. Toby Fournet
6. Amos McPherson
7. Matthew Hawryliw
8. Brien Robles
9. Jason Smith
10. Christopher Parham

Masters Over 50
1. James Lesiker
2. David Daly
3. Mark Edwards
4. Marc Melincoff
5. Juan Saucedo

Masters Over 60
1. Alex Kinion

FIGURE

Overall Winner
Brittany Bull

Class A
1. Tori Ulshafer
2. Shyrell Hobson
3. Tracy Reuther
4. Elyse Pieper
5. Carol Bell
6. Raquel Rodriguez
7. Chantal Reh
8. Lauren Jennings
9. Kayla Olivarez
10. Sara Erb
11. Jennifer Gary
12. Miranda Sanders
13. Mara Mayorgca

Brittany Bull Figure Class B (1st) & Overall Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

            Tori Ulshafer Figure Class A Winner (1 st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

Brittany Bull
Figure Class B (1st) & Overall (1st)
Tori Ulshafer
Figure Class A Winner (1 st)

Class B
1. Brittany Bull
2. Judy Delgado
3. Kristen Nelson
4. Jennifer Winters
5. Christina Thome
6. Melina Barber
7. Kristin Kent
8. Ariel Brayer
9. Tiffany Rodee
10. Kimberly Lewis
11. Adrienne Daly
12. Robin Williams
13. Brianna Simmons
14. Alondra Manning
15. Levita Simmons
16. Erica Davis

Novice Class A
1. Shannon Outland
2. Shyrell Hobson
3. Raquel Rodriguez
4. Chantal Reh
5. Norgenia Kelley
6. Lauren Jennings
7. Miranda Sanders
8. Myriam Elizondo
9. Suany Pineda
10. Mara Mayorgca
11. Felicia Starks
12. Marisol Martinez
13. Stacy Thomas

Novice Class B
1. Kristin Kent
2. Ariel Brayer
3. Brianna Simmons
4. Kimberly Lewis
5. Tiffany Rodee
6. Adrienne Daly
7. Levita Simmons
8. Stacey Sparwasser
9. Alondra Manning
10. Robin Williams
11. Haley Terzulli
12. Mashona Washington
13. Patrina Mosca
14. Crystal Oyoque

Masters Over 35
1. Judy Delgado
2. Tiffany Rodee
3. Jennifer Winters
4. Jennifer Gary
5. Robin Williams
6. Levita Simmons
7. Myriam Elizondo
8. Felicia Starks
9. Mashona Washington
10. Patrina Mosca
11. Helen Archibald

Masters Over 45
1. Norgenia Kelley
2. Carol Bell
3. Suany Pineda
4. Adrienne Daly
5. Tracey Brisbin
6. Mara Mayorgca
7. Pam Jordan
8. Mona Solis

BIKINI

Overall Winner
Lina Moreno

Class A
1. Leahlyn Reed
2. Allison Gibson
3. Kathryn Clark
4. Celia Torres
5. Whitney Hairston
6. Veronica Gaitan
7. Rebeca Izquierdo
8. Brittany Nichole
9. Hoang Pham (Lilly)
10. Elizabeth Ross
11. Gillian Johnson
12. Krystal DeAnda
13. Thao Lai
14. Nuris Defensor
15. Bethany Gilvarry
16. Belinda DeGraff
16. Crystal Martinez
16. Elizabeth Thompson
16. Jennifer Cooper
16. Jessie Benitez
16. Kelsey Dale
16. Keyandra Ivey-Gayles
16. Lindsay Casas
16. Maria Molina
16. Mary Romero
16. Natalie Wallace
16. Rosie Matos
16. Victoria Ann delaCruz
16. Virginia Gibson

Lisa Moreno Bikini Class B (1st) Overall Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

           Logan Norton Physique Class A Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

Lisa Moreno
Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st)
Leahlyn Reed
Bikini Class A Winner (2nd)

Class B
1. Lina Moreno
2. Judith Dicker
3. Katherine Johnsen
4. Nicole Chhang
5. Tracy Reuther
6. Alyssa Martinez
7. Chastin Smith
8. Olivia Petrie
9. Rachael Lange
10. Kortni Barta
11. Jessica Cortez
12. Laura Holtquist
13. Heather Calhoun
14. Gayle Gardner
15. Sherrae Morgan
16. Nikki Mace
16. Tyreema Anderson

Class C
1. Rachel Scheer
2. Kristen Willette Davis
3. Lindsay Carter
4. Abigail Rojas
5. Annie Tinnin
6. Amber Varnado
7. Alayna Guillory
8. Charlotte Oldbury
9. Rachel Sweeney
10. Amy Perez
11. Catherine Lanae
12. Wendy Benitez
13. Danielle O'Neill Howard
14. JoJo Wahlstrom
15. Veronica Zamora
16. Denise Caldwell
16. Kaylie Ewart

Class D
1. Jessica Wolfe
2. Lacy Brown
3. Sheri Morris
4. Katherine Lange
5. Krista Campbell Garza
6. Taylor Totten
7. Charity Calhoun
8. Lindsey Maffet
9. Patricia White
10. Jennifer Thacker
11. Jill Dunn
12. Ginny Tannos
13. Rozzy Shorter
14. Devin Carr
15. Allison Keller
16. Keisha Simons

Novice Class A
1. Leahlyn Reed
2. Kathryn Clark
3. Jessie Benitez
4. Rosie Matos
5. Mary Romero
6. Lavinia Darato
7. Gillian Johnson
8. Kelsey Dale
9. Megan Ardoin
10. Thao Lai
11. Jessica Quentin
12. Krystal DeAnda
13. Natalie Wallace
14. Nuris Defensor
15. Belinda DeGraff
16. Alsacia Pulliza
16. Amanda Bednorz
16. Bethany Gilvarry
16. Crystal Martinez
16. Jennifer Cooper
16. LaTarsha Mayo
16. Magda Martinez
16. Maria Santoyo
16. Myriam Elizondo
16. Victoria Ann delaCruz
16. Virginia Gibson

Novice Class B
1. Lina Moreno
2. Nicole Chhang
3. Katherine Johnsen
4. Daniela Cruz
5. Tracy Reuther
6. Victoria Martinez
7. Alyssa Martinez
8. Page Morton
9. Chastin Smith
10. Olivia Petrie
11. Jessica Cortez
12. Laura Holtquist
13. Lauren Wiggins
14. Gayle Gardner
15. LaToya Bean
16. Brittany Loeser
16. Karen Rojas
16. Nikki Mace
16. Rebecca Perez
16. Tyreema Anderson

Novice Class C
1. Retina Shaw
2. Rachel Sweeney
3. Charlotte Oldbury
4. Catherine Lanae
5. Katherin Cruz
6. Wendy Benitez
7. Amy Perez
8. JoJo Wahlstrom
9. Madison Ansley
10. Danielle O'Neill Howard
11. Christina Agee
12. Veronica Zamora
13. Denise Caldwell

Novice Class D
1. Diana Champagne
2. Arianna Finkel
3. Lindsey Maffet
4. Ginny Tannos
5. Taylor Totten
6. Dawn Hare
7. Rozzy Shorter
8. Ashley Friedrichs
9. Allison Keller

Masters Over 35
1. Veronica Gaitan
2. Judith Dicker
3. Gillian Johnson
4. Thao Lai
5. Charlotte Oldbury
6. Ginny Tannos
7. Charity Calhoun
8. Page Morton
9. Jennifer Thacker
10. Patricia White
11. Ashley Friedrichs
12. Misty Cass
13. Megan Ardoin
14. Myriam Elizondo
15. Rozzy Shorter
16. Alsacia Pulliza
16. Keisha Simons
16. Malika Tookes
16. Randie Davis

Masters Over 45
1. Rosie Matos
2. Dawn Hare
3. Jill Dunn
4. Shachella James
5. Jennifer Moran
6. Denise Caldwell

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Overall Winner
Michael Otule

Class A
1. Nicholas Gregoire
2. Ryan Patton
3. Reginald Collier
4. Robert Pequeno
5. Joshua Barajas
6. Adrian Lopez
7. Stephen Siam
8. Nick Noyes
9. Giovannie Mastache
10. Antonio Mitchell
11. Richard Gonzales
12. Jose Guardado
13. Levi O'Bryan
14. Alex Ables
15. Juan Carlos Mendoza
16. Albert Ramirez
16. Derek Deal
16. Kenyatta Carter
16. Ruben Gonzalez
16. Spencer Curtin

Michael Otule Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

           Logan Norton Physique Class A Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic

Michael Otule
Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Logan Norton
Physique Class A Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Logan Norton
2. Sergio Gonzalez
3. Tony Scruggs
4. Kyle Marchan
5. William Bell
6. Abraham Davila
7. Lamar Vaughn
8. Kenny dela Calzada
9. Byron Rigsby
10. Stephen Brooks
11. Christian Garcia
12. Mark Bench
13. Ryan Reeves
14. Patrick Wagner

Class C
1. Kyle Bavaret
2. Noah Hughey
3. Luke Salce
4. Cristian Romero
5. Jilmar Cuero
6. Joseph Buelna
7. Leonard Gathright
8. Charles Timko
9. Colin Cange
10. Jonathan Harris
11. Jason Williamson
12. Berky Ashcraft

Class D
1. Michael Otule
2. Brian Dukes
3. Shondel Cummings
4. Antoine Jones
5. Muhammad Aly
6. Gregory Meiss
7. Sergio Huerta
8. Kevin Jansma
9. Jeremy Danesi
10. Thomas Plunkett III
11. Jason Hamilton
12. Rodney Pearson

Novice Class A
1. Ryan Patton
2. Reginald Collier
3. Robert Pequeno
4. Tony Scruggs
5. Shon Pierre Roberson
6. Kevon Morton
7. Kenny dela Calzada
8. Abraham Davila
9. Colton Drake
10. Ronald Smith
11. Levi O'Bryan
12. Frank Redix
13. Dewery Linear
14. Charles Sanchez
15. Norman Enrique Flores
16. Frank Salmon
16. John Crespy
16. Justin Grover

Novice Class B
1. Brian Dukes
2. Kyle Bavaret
3. Shondel Cummings
4. Lamar Vaughn
5. Muhammad Aly
6. Charles Timko
7. Caleb Sherraden
8. Gregory Meiss
9. Jason Williamson
10. Daniel Shorter
11. Mark Bench
12. Noah Guel
13. Anthony Munoz
14. Patrick Wagner
15. Daryl Selzer
16. Douglas Hickey
16. Gabe Espinoza

Masters Over 35
1. Clifford Jackson
2. Kevon Morton
3. Richard Gonzales
4. Allen Zeno
5. Ronald Smith
6. Stephen Brooks
7. Joseph Buelna
8. Gregory Meiss
9. Frank Redix
10. Daryl Selzer
11. Jose Trevino
11. Michael Anderson

Masters Over 45
1. Todd Rogers
2. Mike Croix
3. Michael Gillispie
4. Don Pieper
5. Rodney Pearson
6. Gabe Espinoza

Congratulations again to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Branch Warren Classic. See all results and photos at NPC News Online: <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_branch_warren_classic/>




Cowhage Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient Cowhage, or Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna pruriens – also known as cowhage, cowitch or velvet bean – is a plant that grows in tropic and sub-tropic regions. It is classified as a legume and has seed-producing pods. If the hairy outer covering of the pods touches human skin, it can cause contact dermatitis and severe itching; however, extracts from the plant have long been used in traditional medicine. Today, Mucuna pruriens is often used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, such as HGH 30,000 Spray, Somatropinne HGH and Anapolan-MAX 50.

Functions of Cowhage

While Mucuna pruriens is technically classified as a vegetable, its extract is more commonly consumed in the form of medicine or supplements. Cowhage is a good natural source of levodopa, or L-dopa, which in the human body serves as a precursor for the neurotransmitter dopamine. Since L-dopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, cowhage has been widely studied for its potential in this area. In addition, cowhage extract is noted for its anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties, which are also believed to be due to the presence of L-dopa. And because L-dopa has been shown to stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) secretion and synthesis, some experts believe that the L-dopa in cowhage may act as an HGH releaser.

Sources of Cowhage

Indigenous to southern China and eastern India, Mucuna pruriens is cultivated in Asia, Africa, and parts of North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. The plant is rich in protein and minerals; and in some cultures, cowhage pods and beans are prepared as food. In Mexico and Guatemala, the seeds are roasted and used as a coffee substitute known as “Nescafe” (though there is no relation to the trademarked coffee brand of the same name). However, in the United States, cowhage is most commonly used in extract form as an ingredient in medicines and dietary supplements.

Cowhage Benefits and Uses

As a natural source of L-dopa, cowhage has been most widely studied and used as a treatment for Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease. Evidence suggests it may also benefit other dopamine-related conditions, such as tardive dyskinesia. The plant’s L-dopa content has been shown to increase dopamine and testosterone levels in adult males while suppressing prolactin levels, which supports cowhage’s traditional use as an aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer. Studies have also shown it can reduce cortisol levels, which in turn may lower perceived stress levels and contribute to a sense of well-being. Because L-dopa has been shown to stimulate HGH levels, cowhage extract is frequently used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, in which it is believed to promote muscle growth and act as a fat-burner.

Numerous other positive effects have been attributed to cowhage extract, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. Various studies have explored its potential for treating diabetes, skin diseases and other pathologies. Cowhage has also been successfully used as an anti-venom that counters the toxic effects of some snake bites, such as from cobras and other vipers.

Side Effects of Cowhage and Potential Interactions

Supplements containing Mucuna pruriens extract are generally considered safe for healthy adults. Some minor side effects have been reported, such as nausea and a bloated feeling in the abdomen; less common side effects include vomiting, headaches, jitteriness and insomnia. However, individuals with certain medical conditions or anyone taking medications contraindicated for L-dopa should exercise caution when taking supplements containing cowhage extract. L-dopa can cause low blood pressure, lightheadedness and fainting in patients with cardiovascular disease, and it may cause blood sugar levels to drop too low in people with diabetes or hypoglycemia. The L-dopa in cowhage may also worsen some conditions, such as liver disease, melanoma, gastrointestinal ulcers or mental illness. Cowhage supplements should not be taken in conjunction with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants or when taking methyldopa for hypertension. Moderate interactions may occur with other antihypertensive drugs (guanethidine), insulin, diabetes medications, antipsychotic drugs, tricyclic antidepressants or anesthesia.

More detailed safety information on cowhage side effects and interactions can be found on healthcare websites such as WebMD. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing cowhage extract.

Cowhage Research and Studies

Numerous studies have examined the pharmacological effects of Mucuna pruriens extract, primarily in relation to its L-dopa content. A 2012 review published in Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine highlights the plant’s medicinal properties and related research findings, many of which are summarized above in the “Cowhage Benefits and Uses” section of this article. Research published in Clinical Neuropharmacology, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry have demonstrated the value of cowhage extract in treating the symptoms of Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, some studies suggest that cowhage extract may have advantages over conventional L-dopa preparations, such as reducing the risk of drug-induced dyskinesia (DID).

Research dating from the early 1970s to present has established that L-dopa has the potential to stimulate HGH secretion and synthesis, as documented in Clinical Interventions in Aging and in several studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. One study featured in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights specifically investigated the effects of a Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) and Chlorophytum borivilianum blend supplement on serum growth hormone levels in exercise-trained men, and found that it produced an increase in circulating HGH levels.

Other studies have indicated that cowhage supplements may contribute to a wide range of health benefits, from treating male infertility to improving sleep quality. Animal studies also suggest that cowhage extract may help reduce blood glucose levels and lower cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids. However, further clinical studies are needed to definitively support these findings and their potential applications in humans.

For additional cowhage research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HGH.com Supplements With Cowhage

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can harness the health benefits of cowhage through natural fitness and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

HGH 30,000 Nanograms Spray – This convenient HGH spray features a proprietary blend of ingredients designed to stimulate HGH release. In addition to L-dopa from cowhage seed extract, other natural ingredients include GABA, deer antler velvet, long jack and L-group amino acids. HGH 30,000 Spray is formulated to support muscle growth, mass gain, fat burning and other health benefits.

Somatropinne HGH – Purity Select’s natural Somatropinne HGH capsules contain a proprietary blend of plant extracts, including cowhage seeds, maca, hawthorn berry and horny goat weed. As an over-the-counter HGH releaser, this supplement is intended to help athletes build lean muscle and gain increased energy, while also providing weight-loss and anti-aging benefits.

A-MAX 50 – Anapolan-MAX is formulated to support lean muscle gain while increasing HGH production and testosterone levels. In addition to cowhage extract, the proprietary blend of ingredients in A-MAX 50 includes Tribulus terrestris, shilajit, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and L-tyrosine.

References (Function, Sources, Benefits/Uses and Side Effects/Interactions):

Examine.com. “Mucuna Pruriens”; published under “Supplements”; accessed June 16, 2015.

Gonzalez, Adam. “Supplement Spotlight: Get Shredded With Fat Burners”; Muscle & Fitness; accessed June 16, 2015.

Men’s Fitness Editors. “Fat Burner Buyer’s Guide Q&A”; Men’s Fitness; accessed June 16, 2015.

University of Maryland Medical Center. “Mucuna Pruriens”; published under “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide”; last reviewed April 8, 2014; accessed June 16, 2015, 2015.

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Cowhage”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed June 16, 2015.

Research Sources:

Alleman, Rick J., Jr.; Robert E. Canale; et al. “A Blend of Chlorophytum Borivilianum and Velvet Bean Increases Serum Growth Hormone in Exercise-Trained Men”; Nutrition and Metabolic Insights; October 2, 2011.

Chihara, Kazuo; Yoichi Kashio; et al. “L-Dopa Stimulates Release of Hypothalamic Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone in Humans”; The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; March 1986.

Dharmarajan, Satheesh Kumar and Kottai Muthu Arumugam. “Comparative Evaluation of Flavone From Mucuna Pruriens and Coumarin From Ionidium Suffruticosum for Hypolipidemic Activity in Rats Fed With High Fat Diet”; Lipids in Health and Disease; October 2012.

Kansal, Prakash C.; John Buse; et al. “The Effect of L-Dopa on Plasma Growth Hormone, Insulin, and Thyroxine”; The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; January 1972.

Katzenschlager, Regina; Alan C. Evans; et al. “Mucuna Pruriens in Parkinson's Disease: A Double Blind Clinical and Pharmacological Study”; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry; December 2004.

Lampariello, Lucia Raffaella; Alessio Cortelazzo; et al. “The Magic Velvet Bean of Mucuna Pruriens”; Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine; October-December 2012.

Lieu, Christopher A.; Allen R. Kunselman; et al. “A Water extract of Mucuna Pruriens Provides Long-Term Amelioration of Parkinsonism With Reduced Risk for Dyskinesias”; Parkinsonism & Related Disorders; August 2010.
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Majekodunmi, Stephen O. Ademola A Oyagbemi; et al. “Evaluation of the Anti-Diabetic Properties of Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract”; Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine; August 2011.

McCarthy, Cameron G.; Rick J. Alleman; et al. “A Dietary Supplement Containing Chlorophytum Borivilianum and Velvet Bean Improves Sleep Quality in Men and Women”; Integrative Medicine Insights; 2012.

Müller, Thomas; Reiner Hellwig; and Siegfried Muhlack. “Levodopa Induces Synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor and Growth Hormone in Patients With Parkinson Disease”; Clinical Neuropharmacology; May-June 2011.

Shukla, Kamla Kant; Abbas Ali Mahdi; et al. “Mucuna Pruriens Reduces Stress and Improves the Quality of Semen in Infertile Men”; Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; March 2010.

Tan, Nget Hong; Shin Yee Fung; et al. “The Protective Effect of Mucuna Pruriens Seeds Against Snake Venom Poisoning”; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; June 22, 2009.

Walker, Richard F. “Primary Locus Intervention: A Novel Approach to Treating Age-Associated Hormone Insufficiency”; Clinical Interventions in Aging; December 2007.






2015 NPC Patriots Challenge Results and Winners

2015 NPC Patriots Challenge
July 4           
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
ORGANIZER: Jon Lindsay
PHONE: 310-796-9181
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The championships were hosted by Lindsay Productions/Muscle Contest and included bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure events. This amazing 4th of July show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

MEN'S BODYBUILDING

Overall Winner
Jerry Jackson

Heavyweight
1. Jerry Jackson
2. Anthony Raber
3. Ron Stevens
4. Daniel Zamora

Light Heavyweight
1. Austin Karr
2. Evan Borem
3. Kyle Stuckey

Middleweight
1. Derrick Chandler
2. Joseph Mumford
3. Ricky Markajani
4. Micah Cranman

Lightweight
1. Arnalex Gonzales
2. Christian Calimquim
3. Carl Isrealsson

 

Jerry Jackson Bodybuilding Overall Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

          Austin Karr Light Heavyweight Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Jerry Jackson
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Austin Karr
Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)

 

Novice Heavyweight
1. Austin Karr
2. Daniel Zamora
3. Evan Borem
4. Kyle Stuckey

Novice Lightweight
1. Derrick Chandler
2. Fernando Bueno
3. Arnalex Gonzales
4. Micah Cranman
5. Carl Isrealsson
6. Vincent Costante

Masters
1. Ron Stevens
2. William Roberts

FIGURE
Overall Winner
Michelle Maier

Class A
1. Stacey McBride
2. Megan Goetsch
3. Monteena Lane
4. Cameshia Johnson
5. Melodie DePierro
6. Glenda Lapp

Class B
1. Inna Stukova
2. Laura Vallieres
3. Liza Sia
4. Racquel Crawford



 

Michelle Maier Overall Figure Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

            Inna Stukova Figure Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Michelle Maier
Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st)
Inna Stukova
Figure Class B Winner (1 st)

 

Class C
1. Cristiane Andrade
2. Tiffanie Schmit
3. Brittany Buckalew
4. Brittany Daigle

Class D
1. Michelle Maier
2. Katelynn King
3. Erica Prescott
4. Brittany Fraser

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Monteena Lane
2. Melodie DePierro

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Cristiane Andrade
2. Vanessa Fischer

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Monteena Lane
2. Liza Sia

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Vanessa Fischer

Bikini

Overall Winner
Ada Bustamante

Class A
1. Ada Bustamante
2. Elizabeth Carrillo-Abarca
3. Vanessa Borja
4. Donna Canaria
5. Sharone Utter

Class B
1. Robie Ro
2. Sarah Storrs
3. Stefany Orama
4. Betty Jean Ezell
5. Melanie Velasquez
6. Stephanie Jones
7. Rebeca Orozca

 

Ada Bustamante Bikini Overall Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

           Robie Ro Bikini Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Ada Bustamante
Bikini Class A (1st) Overall (1st)
Robie Ro
Bikini Class B Winner (2nd)

 
Class C
1. Lana Davis
2. Nikki Saucier
3. Jennifer Murillo
4. Kerri Richards
5. Arely Morga
6. Heather Richardson
7. Danielle Cotte
8. Katherine Ragia

Class D
1. Baubi Huff
2. Denise Avila
3. Sara Dawn
4. Vanezza Villegas
5. Kim Phung
6. Danielle Capanna
7. Estefany Cifuentes
8. Yanira Zabala
9. Brittinie Wick

Class E
1. Jessica Rowell
2. Nailea Fernandez
3. Marta Szczerba
4. Nicole Wood
5. Tiffany Shay

Class F
1. Kayla Michelle
2. Natalie Moultrie
3. Brianna Wilson
4. Carragan Langley
5. Melyssa Johnson
6. Rosa Plasencia

Novice Class A
1. Ada Bustamante
2. Nikki Saucier
3. Elizabeth Carrillo-Abarca
4. Jennifer Murillo
5. Arely Morga
6. Heather Richardson
7. Danielle Cotte
8. Andrea Kilpatrick
9. Kimberly Fizznoglia
10. Jacqueline Bruno

Novice Class B
1. Jessica Rowell
2. Baubi Huff
3. Vanezza Villegas
4. Semaj Everette
5. Danielle Capanna
6. Estefany Cifuentes
7. Yanira Zabala

Novice Class C
1. Natalie Moultrie
2. Brianna Wilson
3. Carragan Langley
4. Nailea Fernandez
5. Marta Szczerba
6. Joanna Serrano
7. Nicole Wood
8. Sarah Lillard

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Betty Jean Ezell
2. Melanie Velasquez
3. Kerri Richards
4. Stephanie Jones
5. Cynthia Gonzales
6. Bereniss Dowson

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Baubi Huff
2. Denise Avila
3. Sara Dawn

Masters Over 35 Class C
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Sarah Lillard

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Betty Jean Ezell
2. Stephanie Jones
3. Elida Corral
4. Andrea Kilpatrick
5. Sharone Utter
6. Araceli Paramo
7. Kelly Hunt

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Sophia Melgoza Maffioli

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Overall Winner
Lloyd Taylor

Class A
1. Ron Hernandez
2. Radford Raquedan
3. Albert Rincon
4. Eric Miller
5. Christian Joy Pangan
6. John Ramos

Class B
1. Joey Niz
2. Colin Congo
3. David Gonzalez

Class C
1. Kevin Armentrout
2. Eric Brown
3. Hugo Alvarado
4. Daniel Hernandez

Class D
1. Lloyd Taylor
2. Thiago Harvey
3. Andrew Rasmus
4. Adam Schultz
5. Tyson Dayley
6. Alec Cheplak

 

Lloyd Taylor Physique Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

           Ron Hernandez Physique Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Lloyd Taylor
Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Ron Hernandez
Physique Class A Winner (1st)


Class E
1. Lovell Brown
2. Chase Anselment

Class F
1. Cory George
2. Christian Jones
3. Akaoã Martins
4. Shawn Maher
5. Scott Shahadi

Novice Class A
1. Christopher Wilson
2. Radford Raquedan
3. Eric Miller
4. Christian Joy Pangan
5. John Ramos
6. Benji Santana
7. Rodolfo Chavez
8. Jeffrey Quidlat

Novice Class B
1. Adam Schultz
2. Hugo Alvarado
3. Alec Cheplak
4. Daniel Hernandez
5. Leovardo Siqueiros
6. Jose Cobo Bernal

Novice Class C
1. Christian Jones
2. Michell Duarte
3. Akaoã Martins
4. Michael Paretti
5. Austin Turner
6. Leon Johnson

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Albert Rincon

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Anthony Guillory
2. Matt Wilhelm
3. Scott Shahadi

Masters Over 40
1. Darren Hemmen
2. Shawn Maher
3. Marcos Sotelo

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge. See Official Final Results Scorecard at the Lindsay Productions/Muscle Contest website.

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 




Videos from Winners of the 2015 NPC Patriots and NPC Universe Competitions

A Moment with 2015 NPC Patriots and NPC Universe Winners

There were so many impressive competitions during Independence weekend, including the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge and the 2015 NPC Universe Championships. We've been checking out all of the videos we can find from these competitions and chose a few to share with you. Spend a few minutes with us watching a few interviews with some of the top competitors, as well as some exclusive moments from these competitions.

2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge: Top 3 Pro Bikini Winners

The President of Muscle Contest, Tamer El Guindy, chats with the top 3 Pro Bikini winners at the 2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge. 3rd Place – Noy Alexander from Florida. Originally from Laos, Noy was raised in Hawaii, and says her biggest trouble area is her glutes, but it’s also her favorite area to workout. She works out with weights about five days a week. She recommends mixing up your routine and working out your glutes all the time. 2nd Place – Tamara Haddad. She finds that training is a progression and that there should be improvements that can be made every few weeks. Tamara made some changes, and hit her legs and hamstrings hard. She came in a little leaner and a little tighter, and it really paid off. She’s going to continue to work hard for the next qualification. 1st Place – Justine Monroe. She recently placed second in the Arnold, and now she’s placed 1st at this competition. She’s been bringing her best and changing her workout routines to try to bring more balance to her body. Find out what their plans were for post-competition Fourth of July feasting.

Overall Winner in the Bikini Category at the 2015 NPC Patriot's Challenge

New competitor, Ada Bustamante, wins overall in the Bikini category for Novice and for Open. This was her very first show and she did 10 weeks of prep for this contest with infamous trainer, Kim Oddo. She is originally from Mexico City, but she grew up in California. Kim was very happy to see that her hard work really paid off. Her next competition will be the USAs.

Men's Overall Physique Winner at the 2015 NPC Patriot's Challenge

Shirley Moran, VP of Operations for Muscle Contest, interviews Lloyd Taylor the Unlimited Men’s Physique Overall Winner. Lloyd was very thankful to everyone who supported him along the way to get to this place. Lloyd began his training about 10 weeks ago, but it was a challenging start since he is recently recuperating from knee surgery. His girlfriend is the person who helped him stay motivated along the way. He couldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for his coach, IFBB Pro Mark Byers and all of the people in his incredible support system.

A Sneak Peek at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships Women's Bikini Competition

Take a look at this footage from behind the scenes and on stage during the women’s bikini competition at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships. You’ll see some incredible moments during the competition, including some poses and winners.

Backstage with the Men's Physique Competitors at the NPC Universe Championships

Ever wonder what happens backstage before the guys go on stage for the Men’s Physique competition at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships? Well, now you’ll know if you watch this video. From last minute pumping to posing and prepping to a little snack of rice cake and grape jelly, you’ll be amazed at what these competitors do before stepping on stage. We know it’s all worth it in the end for these winners of the 2015 NPC Universe Championships.

Make sure to check back with the HGH.com blog, as we’ll be posting the results from the 2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge soon.




2015 NPC San Jose Championships Results & Winners

2015 San Jose Championships
June 27            
Santa Clara Convention Center,
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95110 United States
Organizer: Steve O'Brien & George Jackson
Phone: 408-384-9039
Website: www.musclesportproductions.com
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships held in Santa Clara, California. The championships were hosted by Muscle Sport Productions and included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

Men's Bodybuilding Overall Winner
1. Kenyatta Booth

Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Mike Rabbiosi
2. Austen Asbury
3. Marcus McCoy
 

mike rabbiosi super heavyweight overall 2015 npc san jose

          austen asbury super heavyweight second 2015 npc san jose

Mike Rabbiosi
Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Austen Asbury
Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (2nd)

 

Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kenyatta Booth
2. Shem Swerkes
3. Alex Ransone

Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Nigel Sher
2. Joseph Rapisura
3. Danny Seibert
4. Rudy Ramirez
5. Nick Sampayan

Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Antonio Gonzalez
2. Taylor Mahrer
3. Alceu Vieira
4. Alejandro Padilla
5. William Slater

Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Chace Bolosan
2. Josiah Qunitana

Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Mike Rabbiosi
2. Austen Asbury
3. Ryan Taylor
4. Marcus McCoy
5. Steven DiMaggio

Novice Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Nigel Sher
2. Frankie Fehl
3. Jason Brown
4. Rhameses Aviles

Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Chace Bolosan
2. Josiah Qunitana
3. Miguel Escamilla
4. Jorge Chavez

True Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Antonio Gonzalez
2. Mehdi Kabbadj
3. Alceu Vieira
4. Taylor Mahrer
5. Dante Guzman

Bantamweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. John Manoogian

Masters Over 40 Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kenyatta Booth
2. Joseph Rapisura
3. Danny Seibert
4. Mike Rabbiosi
5. Tony Gil

Masters Over 60 Bodybuilding Overall
1. William Heylin
2. Joseph Guerrero
3. John Manoogian
4. Barkley Robinson

Figure Overall Winner
1. Jessie Nguyen

Figure Class A Overall
1. Jessie Nguyen
2. Chloe Barr-Cabanban
3. Brenna Rodriguez
4. Monique Robinson-Reyes
5. Dioni Solorio

jessie nguyen figure class a overall 2015 npc san jose

            chloe barr-cabanban figure class a second 2015 npc san jose

Jessie Nguyen
Figure Class A Overall (1st)
Chloe Barr-Cabanban
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B Overall
1. Aimee Pourroy

Figure Class C Overall
1. Andrea Morris
2. Jessica Murray
3. Kimberly Dunham
4. Danielle Duffy
5. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez

Figure Class D Overalll
1. Paula Gonzales
2. Annette Garcia
3. Jennifer Stephens
4. Tracy Falkenthal
5. Stephani Kittling

Figure Masters Over 35 Class A Overalll
1. Milay Melsheimer
2. Gilda Defaii
3. Aimee Pourroy
4. Melody Bragg
5. Lucy Medrano

Figure Masters Over 35 Class B Overalll
1. Jennifer Stephens
2. Jessica Murray
3. Kimberly Dunham
4. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez
5. Nicki Jarvis

Figure Masters Over 45 Class A Overalll
1. Kelly O'Brien
2. Melody Bragg
3. Tina Shimizu
4. Cynthia Lynn Johnson

Figure Masters Over 45 Class B Overalll
1. Tracy Falkenthal
2. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez
3. Stephani Kittling
4. Colette Kuhnsman

Bikini Overall Winnerl
1. Stephanie Johnson

Bikini Class A Overall
1. Izzy Bustos
2. Sinde Torres
3. Sharon Macaraeg-Acheta
4. Natalie Heald
5. Ashley Olin

izzy bustos bikini class a overall 2015 npc san jose

           sinde torres bikini class a second 2015 npc san jose

Izzy Bustos
Bikini Class A Overall (1st)
Sinde Torres
Bikini Class A Overall (2nd)

 
Bikini Class B Overall
1. Violeta Macedo
2. Alexandra Aviles
3. Delilah Nguyen
4. Jennifer Star Santos
5. Devin Shaver

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Elizabeth Ruvalcaba
2. Leah Whyte
3. Steffani Hieb
4. Soraya LeBrun
5. Susan Ackerman

Bikini Class D Overall
1. Stephanie Johnson
2. Elena Herrera
3. Brittney Lohr
4. Chelsea Smith
5. Nicole Laureano

Bikini Class E Overall
1. Jordan Stovall
2. Cammie Beck
3. Nicole Partin
4. Rebecca Cummins
5. Carol Hoang

Bikini Class F Overall
1. Cecily Lewis
2. Amanda Larsson
3. Kayla Ianquinto
4. Stephanie Lam
5. Lauren Taylor

Bikini Novice Class A Overall
1. Izzy Bustos
2. Sinde Torres
3. Yvette Arriola
4. Victoria Panaligan
5. Christina Keller

Bikini Novice Class B Overall
1. Violeta Macedo
2. Alexandra Aviles
3. Vanessa Hurtado
4. Jennifer Star Santos
5. Melissa Salazar

Bikini Novice Class C Overall
1. Elizabeth Ruvalcaba
2. Gaudi Stazi
3. Aspen Rae
4. Laurel Keiffer
5. Soraya Lebrun

Bikini Novice Class D Overall
1. Brittney Lohr
2. Elena Herrera
3. Kalin Eshelman
4. Brieana Tomasetti
5. Fiona Mackenzie

Bikini Novice Class E Overall
1. Jordan Stovall
2. Cammie Beck
3. Jennifer Bassett
4. Rebecca Cummins
5. Carol Hoang

Bikini Novice Class F Overall
1. Dejna James
2. Kayla Iaquinto
3. Amanda Larsson
4. Stephanie Lam
5. Amanda Maldonado

Bikini Masters Over 35 Class A Overall
1. Sharon Macaraeg-Acheta
2. Susan Ackerman
3. Debra Miller
4. Remonta Khangaldy
5. Jennifer Star Santos

Bikini Masters Over 35 Class B Overall
1. Monica Sanders
2. Karrie Alexander
3. Anne Marie Block

Bikini Masters Over 35 Class C Overall
1. Gwen Sedler
2. Tahmina Anderson
3. Amanda Maldonado

Bikini Masters Over 45 Class A Overall
1. Debra Miller
2. Masako Amano
3. Renee Anaya
4. Blanca Granda-Mendoza
5. Julie Greer

Bikini Masters Over 45 Class B Overall
1. Karrie Alexander
2. Kellene Ruffoni

Mens Physique Masters Overall Winner
1. Ahmad Deguzman

Mens Physique Class A Overall
1. Sambol Him
2. Josiah Qunitana
3. Jason DeLeon
4. Mike Aguon
5. Christopher Gil

sambol him physique class a overall 2015 npc san jose

           josiah qunitana physique class a second 2015 npc san jose

Sambol Him
Physique Class A Overall (1st)
Josiah Qunitana
Physique Class A Overall (2nd)


Mens Physique Class B Overall
1. Ahmad Deguzman
2. Juliano Quimson
3. Paul Mateoc
4. Marlon James
5. Ernie Escanio

Mens Physique Class C Overall
1. Juan Avila
2. Nimal Delgado
3. Omari Sealey
4. Osa Aigbuza
5. Jacquecar Robinson

Mens Physique Class D Overall
1. Warren Anderson
2. Jesse Walls
3. Broderick Shemansky
4. Jeremy Dutra
5. William Santillian Jr.

Mens Physique Class E Overall
1. Miguel Mendoza
2. Hadi Jrab
3. Charbel Mawad

Mens Physique Class F Overall
1. Casey Meister
2. Joseph Vinatieri
3. Hassan Trotter
4. Herbert Hudec
5. Brett Billingsley

Mens Physique Novice Class A Overall
1. Sambol Him
2. Josiah Qunitana
3. Jason DeLeon
4. Christopher Gil
5. Mike Aguon

Mens Physique Novice Class B Overall
1. Paul Mateoc
2. Mehdi Kabbadj
3. Ernie Escanio
4. Emir Basakinci
5. Christopher Rasec Rivera

Mens Physique Novice Class C Overall
1. Juan Avila
2. Dominic Calderon
3. Ricardo Medina
4. Jose Vega
5. Ralph Brooks

Mens Physique Novice Class D Overall
1. William Santillian Jr.
2. Alaa Madi
3. Christopher Cedros
4. Kenneth Peoples
5. Trevor Nathan

Mens Physique Novice Class F Overall
1. Joseph Vinatieri
2. Tyler Rose
3. Brett Billingsley
4. Ryan Baker

Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Class A Overall
1. Ryk Magbanua
2. Antonio Solinas
3. Michael Deguzman
4. Jon Larue
5. Clint Van Dyke

Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Class B Overall
1. Andrew Loper
2. Shawn Tousaint
3. Paul Rush
4. Chris Piveronas
5. Dan Wyrick

Mens Physique Masters Over 45 Overall
1. Loren Middag
2. Dave Dixon
3. David Luvisi
4. Joe Martin
5. Ferdinand Zumel

Womens Bodybuilding Overall
1. Mason Giovanna

Womens Physique Class A Overall
1. Erika Kikuchi
2. Tina Mauer Guadarrama
3. Robbye Nelson
4. Danika Erlano
5. Linda Mederos

Womens Physique Class B Overall
1. Bridgette Dean
2. Kimberly Packer
3. Patricia Johnson
4. Monique Rubalcaba

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - http://npcmusclesportproductions.com/2015-san-jose-championship-results/. To see all results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_san_jose_championships/

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 

 




2015 NPC Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships Results and Winners

Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships
June 27            
IP Casino,
850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530 United States
Organizer: Ironworks Gym
Phone: 228-456-9496
Website: www.battleonthegulfcoast.com
Event: NPC

On June 27, 2015 at the IP Casino in Biloxi, MS the annual NPC Battle of the Gulf Coast Championships were hosted by Ironworks Gym. Many great contestants came out to join the biggest NPC event of the year. The events featured were bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. HGH and bodybuilding supplement HGH.com is proud to present the winners from each event. Congratulations to all!

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Johnathon Johnson
2. Jameson Max Jones
3. Austin Connely
4. Tommie Landrum
5. Joey Williams
 

johnathon johnson heavyweight overall 2015 battle on the gulf

          jameson max jones heavyweight second 2015 battle on the gulf

Johnathon Johnson
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Jameson Max Jones
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (2nd)

 

Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Jason Hebert
2. Tim Norsworthy
3. Rob Winter

Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kendall Guice
2. Cesar Diaz
3. Brady Cobb
4. Mark Vinluan

Junior Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Gavin Havard
2. Walter Harris

Junior Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kendrick McCarty
2. Phillip Defrances
3. Pedro Arce
4. Takeo Wadriski

Junior Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Denny Dismuke
2. Conner Masters
3. Jesse Johnson
4. Joe Fuselli

Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Paul Redmer
2. Steven Burkett

True Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Charles Davison
2. Gavin Havard
3. Michael Yarbrough

True Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Pedro Arce
2. Conner Masters

Uniform Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Tim Norsworthy
2. Daryl Lavigne

Uniform Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Takeo Wadriski

Masters Over 40 Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Tommie Landrum
2. Daryl Lavigne

Masters Over 50 Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Lincoln Campbell
2. Cesar Diaz
3. Charles Davison
4. Paul Redmer

Masters Figure Class A Overall
1. Natalia Trotter
2. Amy Anding
3. Sarah Johnson
4. Kaitlyn Jackson
5. Kimberly Lenoir

natalia trotter figure class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

            amy anding figure class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Natalia Trotter
Figure Class A Overall (1st)
Amy Anding
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B Overall
1. Jennifer Skinner
2. Jessica Young
3. Erica Ward
4. Terri Jennings

Figure Class C Overall
1. Qiana McClenty

Figure True Novice Overalll
1. Andrea Montana
2. Erica Ward
3. Kaitlyn Jackson
4. Tanya Santos
5. Kimberly Lenoir

Figure Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Andrea Montana
2. Jennifer Skinner
3. Terri Jennings

Bikini Class A Overall
1. Bethany Deese
2. Rachel Henderson
3. Lila Cedotal
4. Autumn Holliman
5. Erica Timmons

bethany deese bikini class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

           rachel henderson bikini class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Bethany Deese
Bikini Class A Overall (1st)
Rachel Henderson
Bikini Class A Overall (2nd)

 
Bikini Class B Overall
1. Amber Fremin
2. Tara Adas
3. Miracle Hebert
4. Kristi Claunch
5. Christa Kleem

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Amanda Howell
2. Amber Peed
3. Nicole Zulli
4. Danielle King
5. Colleen Hadley

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Laura Beth Wright
2. Katie Nelson
3. Angela Crane

Bikini True Novice Overall
1. Amber Peed
2. Amber Fremin
3. Autumn Holliman
4. Ashley Francis
5. Diana Smith

Bikini Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Amanda Howell
2. Tara Adas
3. Colleen Hadley
4. Kristi Claunch
5. Desirie Crowe

Mens Physique Class A Overall
1. Michael Humphrey
2. John Dang
3. Blaine Stiger
4. Stephen Stiglets
5. Jessie Gros

michael humphrey physique class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

           john dang physique class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Michael Humphrey
Physique Class A Overall (1st)
John Dang
Physique Class A Overall (3rd)


Mens Physique Class B Overall
1. Travis Berkesch
2. Randy Hout
3. Jermaine Hines
4. Brett Griffin
5. Larry Jones

Mens Physique Class C Overall
1. Christopher Prevost
2. Ryan Kavanaugh
3. Patrick Bobinger
4. Ira Herrington
5. Angelo Norman

Mens Physique True Novice Overall
1. Stephen Stiglets
2. Brett Griffin
3. Christopher Bradford
4. Patrick Bobinger
5. Gage Patrick

Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Overall
1. John Dang
2. Christopher Bradford
3. Angelo Norman

Womens Physique Class A Overall
1. Betty Jo Bryan

Womens Physique Class B Overall
1. Jen Milburn

Womens Physique Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Jen Milburn

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - <http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-battle-on-the-beach-official-scores/183307/>. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_battle_on_the_gulf_coast/>

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 







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