Here's the competitor list for the 2013 Europa Show of Champions. This is the first of four contests for the 212 and Under Men Bodybuilders to compete for a 2013 Olympia Showdown qualification. After this there's only New York, Toronto and then Chicago for an opportunity to compete in the Big Show.
The surprise for this weekend is there are more women competing in physique than in the bikini division. This has to be a first in the brief IFBB Physique Pro history. There's a good chance Patricia Mello will make it two for two this weekend, but I am anxious to see if 'Blast from the Past' Amanda Dunbar can upset that probable win.
The Men Physique field is huge and only growing. My favorite for this event is Sadik Hadzovic. He's got a good look, I feel, the judges are looking for in this highly competitive division.
In the Bikini Division, I like Noemi Olah only because I worked a bit with her last year. However, in this large field of beautiful and fit women, competitors like Lacey DeLuca or Jennifer Dawn will set the bar for others to attain and or surpass.
IFBB Pro Men 212 and Under
IFBB Pro Men Physique
IFBB Pro Women Physique
IFBB Pro Bikini