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Hercules 2011 Spot-Light and Awards / Presentation

by Sharon Gayle August 19, 2011

2011 INBF Hercules – Coverage

It was an unforgettable experience! 

On Saturday 25th June, 2011, I had the great honor of Spotlighted at the 2011 INBF Hercules Championships held in New York City, and presenting trophies to the Top-5 and Overall Winners of each segment.

Smiling for the camera backstage!

It was an unforgettable experience!  The Hercules was a Pro-Card Qualifier*; thus, some of the most seasoned amateur physique competitors came out to showcase their body’s, and their dedication to the sport.  And, believe me, they came out in peak condition!  The judges had their work cut out for them …the competition was stiff!!! And, with the WNBF Pro Universe just 3-weeks away, and the 2011 Pro World Championships in November; not to be taken lightly.

Winning a Pro. Card* would allow the  newly minted Professional competitor, the opportunity to enter either of these WNBF mega events!

Being recognized for my accomplishments was great, but experiencing the world of Physique Competition from the stage (fully-clothed :-), in addition to seeing and understanding first-hand the various emotions displayed in the faces of the competitors, offered a totally different perspective; one which was both exhilarating and sad.  Because, though the Amateur aspires to place Top-5** at any competition; 1st Place is needed to contend for the Overall Title***.  It is the winner of Overall Title who will receive a Pro. Card.  Boy, did I know the feeling!  All I could do to ease the obvious nervousness and tension, was to whisper words of encouragement whenever I could, as I greeted and awarded each competitor.  ~SharonGayle

Alex Groumbas, 1st in Bantamweight Class and Men's Overall Winner! A title well deserved!

Whispering positive words to Alex!

Top-5 Figure Competitors - Donna Kratz takes 1st Place and Overall.

The awesome Sean Campbell takes 1st Place in Middle Weight.

Top-5 Middle Weight Class

Akinyemi Damola takes 1st Place. Top-5 Heavyweight Class

Hercules 2011 - Results

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*Pro. Card Qualifier  / **Top-5 / ***Overall Title / Winner