INBF Northern States Super Natural
An amazing medieval set complete with 8-foot hand stenciled
walls, flames and 10-foot pillars set the stage for the 4th
annual Northern States Super Natural Bodybuilding, Fitness &
Figure Championships. On April 30 nearly 60 competitors stormed
the stage at McKinley High School in Buffalo, NY.
Giant jewel-adorned swords, etched medallions and Neils Andersen
trophies were just some of the prizes awarded. The most coveted
award a WNBF pro card was earned by the four new
pros: Nicole Weekes (figure), Paul Iatomasi Sr., Brian Secord,
and Angela Scott (bodybuilding).
Last years winners, Larry Baiz and Valarie Kelly took
to the stage as they walked with the giant swords and ceremoniously
placed them into a huge stone.
Two teens started off the evening. Dan Iatomasi, new to the
NSSN stage had nice lines but not quite good enough to beat
veteran NSSN competitor, Mason Fox. This kid is amazing! His
dense muscles and proportioned body earned him the class win
again this year.
Nicole Weekes, who also competed in figure and bodybuilding,
was our only fitness competitor, and she looked great.
up were the womens masters. These three ladies all did their
homework. Debby Ohayon placed third. Pattie Meegan was hard and
defined and took second, while Paula Franklin with her symmetrical
physique and graceful performance placed first.
Mens masters over 40 had a huge line up. Muscular and well
proportioned, Paul Iatomasi Sr. took the top spot, second was
muscular Kevin Jackson; ripped Joe Viteritti was third; Darryle
Lee, fourth; John Fix, fifth; David Clark, sixth; Ed Mendez, seventh;
Gary Baran, eighth and Brian Chapman was ninth.
Bruce Summers placed first in the masters over 50 category.
Next up was the womans novice class. Nicole Weekes had symmetry
and shape and placed first. Much improved over last year, Debby
Ohayon was second.
In the mens novice class A veteran NSSN competitor Jefferey
Powell had nice quads and traps and placed first (also won overall
novice). Twanta Craig was second; Chris Koenig was third; David
Clark, fourth; Lawrence Jackson, fifth and Bruce Summers was sixth.
In the novice class B, thickly muscled newcomer Richard Sharp
earned the top spot. Billy Kocovski was second; Ed Mendez, third,
John Fix, fourth; Gary Baran, fifth and Brian Chapman was sixth.
Eight lovely ladies graced the stage in the figure under 35 class.
Nicole Weekes came from Florida to win the top spot and that is
exactly what she did. She was poised, had nice shape and muscle
tone and looked very professional. Her performance earned her
a WNBF pro card. An extremely close second, by one point, was
nicely detailed Heather Giudice. Adele Lehman placed third in
this tough class. Tara Palmer was fourth; Natasha Bacheyie was
fifth; Madeline Alvarado came in sixth; Joanne Gallo, seventh;
and Venis Benitez was eighth.
Newcomer, Ann-Maria Figueroa had a pleasing toned body and placed
first. Debby Ohayon, placed second and Vaso Kroto was third.
Womens open lightweight had two very competitive ladies.
No stranger to the NSSN stage, Tammy Patnode placed first. She
continues to improve each year and was impressive. Pattie Meegan
was hard and defined but was edged out of the top spot and placed
Womens heavyweight, Angela Scott was hard and ripped. She
deservedly earned the top spot. Thickly muscled Stephanie Foley
placed second. Paula Franklins beautiful symmetry earned
her third place against some tough competition. Adrienne Priebe
placed fourth and Demary Checo was fifth.
Mens bantamweight competitor, Geoffrey Heusinger was prepared
again this year and once again won his class. In second place
was Paul Stock. Paul had many audience members in tears as he
performed his routine. Paul has MS and his efforts did not go
unnoticed. What an inspiration he is!
Kevin Jackson came from North Carolina to compete. He was muscular
with nice symmetry and placed first in the lightweight class.
Darryle Lee was second and Kai Moy was third.
Mens middleweight competitor Brian Secord earned the top
spot and his shot at a pro card. He showcased highly-developed,
thick, separated quads as well as well-balanced arms. In second
place was Marc Frank. Marcs hard work in the gym has paid
off with his continued improvement. The youngest of the Iatomasi
family, Dan, had an appealing V-taper and placed third.
Mens light heavyweight competitor, Paul Iatomasi Jr. placed
first with a well- proportioned physique. Joe Viterittis
ripped physique earned him the second spot. Daniel Florestan was
third; Mason Fox was fourth and Brian Turnbull was fifth.
The mens heavyweight class was tough. There was a lot of
hard muscle on stage from which to choose. Paul Iatomasi Sr.s
combination of symmetry and muscularity earned him the top honor.
Thick and chiseled Nando Sala placed second as he was narrowly
edged out of first. Ansel Shields was third; Devon Horsford was
well proportioned but needed to be leaner, he was fourth. Irv
Rosenthal was fifth.
The fight for the overall title was tough. All five gave it their
best shot. In the end, Paul Iatomasi Sr. edged out the competition
and went home with his WNBF pro card. He pulled the sword from
the stone and savored his victory. Brian Secord was the top Canadian
in the overall posedown and also went home as a WNBF pro.
The judges had to decide between the hard chiseled body of Angela
Scott and Tammy Patnode, who displayed a nice combination of shape
and muscle. But it was Angelas day as she earned her WNBF
Promoters Marian Giallombardo and Donnie Cray would like to thank
our sponsors for their generosity: Pacillos Fitness Equipment,
Max Nutrition, Falls Fitness Factory, Nutrition Dynamics, Niagara
Falls Memorial Medical Center, www.smithlaser.com and Hart Hotels.
Special thanks to: Scott Appleby for his tireless dedication to
the creation of the set; Mel Granada for doing what ever needed
to get done; and my family (Shirley, Barbara, Michael, and Peter
Giallombardo, Arnold and Carole Chernick and Rosily Tamburello)
who worked the door, lobby and concessions.
Next years show is planned for the end of April or early
May. It is tentatively planned for same venue, McKinley High School.
We are having an outer space theme.
Be sure to check our website www.northernstatesupernatual.com
for more photos and updates for our 2006 show.
Northern States Super Natural Results
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1st Paula Franklin
2nd Pattie Meegan
3rd Debby Ohayon
Mens Masters 40+
1st Paul Iatomasi Sr.
2nd Kevin Jackson
3rd Joseph Viteritti
4th Darryle Lee
5th John Fix
6th David A. Clark
7th Edwin Mendez
8th Gary Baran
9th Brian Chapman
Mens Masters 50+
1st Bruce Leigh Summers
Novice Class A
Mens Novice Class B
1st Richard Sharp
2nd Billy Kocovski
3rd Edwin Mendez
4th John Fix
5th Gary Baran
6th Brian Chapman
1st Nicole Weeks*
2nd Heather Giudice
3rd Adele Lehman
4th Tara Palmer
6th Madeline Alvarado
7th Joanne Gallo
1st Anna Figueroa
3rd Vaso kroto
1st Geoffrey Heusinger
2nd Paul Stock
1st Kevin Jackson
2nd Darryle Lee
3rd Kai Moy
Mens Light Heavyweight
1st Paul Iatomasi Sr.*
2nd Nando Sala
3rd Ansel Shields
4th Devon Horsofrd
5th Irving Rosenthal
**Canadian pro card winner