PREVIEW: 2009 SACRAMENTO PRO FIGURE

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26 figure competitors will battle for the crown November 7th

By Zack Zeigler

November 5, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

The 2009 IFBB Sacramento Pro Figure at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California on November 7th figures to be a highly contested affair — and with good reason. The top three competitors in the will receive entry into the 2010 Figure Olympia. With so much on the line, it’s no wonder the 26 women slated to battle it out in Sacramento this Saturday are focused on walking out with the top prize. We caught up competitors — Terri Turner, Kristi Tauti and Meriza DeGuzman prior to Saturday's showdown.

WHAT: 2009 IFBB Sacramento Men's Pro Bodybuilding & Pro Figure Grand Prix  and 2009 NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding , Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
WHERE: Crest Theatre, Sacramento CA
WHEN: Saturday, November 7
PREJUDGING: 10 a.m. PST
FINALS: 6:30 p.m. PST
FOR MORE INFO: Go to www.npcsachow.com

COMPETITOR LIST

  1. Huong Arcinas
  2. Jeni Briscoe
  3. Cheryl Brown
  4. Raechelle Chase
  5. Serena Cooper
  6. Meriza DeGuzman
  7. Andrea Dumon
  8. Valerie Gangi
  9. Nancy Georges
  10. Carin Hawkins
  11. Allison Jones-Williams
  12. Danielle Kifer
  13. Julie Ann Julla
  14. Akane Nigro-Ismeal
  15. Kristin Nunn
  16. Amy O’Neil
  17. Ann Pratt
  18. April Rountree
  19. Sherlyn Roy
  20. Elvimar Sanchez
  21. Kristi Tauti
  22. Alexandra Tothova
  23. Terri Turner
  24. Waleska Valle
  25. Natalie Waples
  26. Karly Woodle

Terri Turner
AGE: 24
HEIGHT: 5'4-1/4"
CONTEST WEIGHT: 118 pounds
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United States
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Shreveport, Louisiana

It’s your first time on the pro stage, you nervous?
Of course I'm a bit nervous, but I’m more excited! I'm glad to get out of Shreveport, LA for the weekend and catch up with all my friends! It's going to be a great show! :)

How has the game changed since obtaining your pro card this past June?
I think figure has definitely changed a bit this past year... it is definitely sticking to the softer, less muscular look.

Has your training/diet changed since getting your pro card?
Nothing has changed too much. I have to see how I stack up with the other girls, and then I’ll go from there with what changes I need to make!

Who do you predict will be in the first callout?
Hmmm... this is so tough because a lot of awesome girls are competing... Huong, Kristi, Meriza, Cheryl, Julie Ann, Akan, Kristin... gosh who knows?!

What are your predictions for the top three?
I have NO idea!!!! It will be interesting to find out!  But I’m going to predict Kristi, Julie Ann and Meriza?!

 

Kristi Tauti
AGE 30
HEIGHT 5'3"
CONTEST WEIGHT 110
COUNTRY OF BIRTH United States
CURRENT RESIDENCE Hillsboro, Ohio

Coming off a 2nd place finish at the Border States Classic, how confident are you using a 1-10 scale (10 being the highest) heading into the Sacramento Pro Championships?
I always strive for a 10, and if I feel I have accomplished that personally with myself, then I have already won regardless of where I place.

From 2007 to 2008 you made a huge jump from 12th to 6th, what have you changed in terms of diet or training to improve your placing?
My trainer/nutritionist Kim Oddo and I constantly make changes to my program to improve my physique. He has especially recommended specific exercises for me to target my glutes which I feel have made a difference in my physique throughout the years.

Do you feel judging standards are shifting? If so, where do you think it’s headed?
I would like to think they are headed in my direction, but they have a tough job and I commend them for what they do.

Who do you predict will be in the first callout?
Not sure.

What are your predictions for the top three?
Of course I would love to see myself in the top 3; I always train to win, but I don't stress about what the other placing will be.

 

Meriza DeGuzman
AGE 35
HEIGHT 4'11"
CONTEST WEIGHT 95
COUNTRY OF BIRTH Philippines
CURRENT RESIDENCE San Diego, California

What is your main goal in your second show since the Olympia?
My goal for this show is to get top three. I’d like to an early qualification for the 2010 Olympia and then give my body a rest.

How hard is it to maintain your condition after the O?
It hasn’t been too hard, actually. It’s just like clockwork now to be honest. My trainer has been a huge help to make sure I’m on the right track.

What is your confidence on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) going into this show?
It’s a full-on 10. After seeing my photos this morning, I’m even more confident. I’m very excited for this show.

Who do you predict will be in the first callout?
Kristi Tauti will be in there, Carin Hawkins, and me, of course.

What are your predictions for the top three?
I’m the first and the rest doesn’t really matter to me.

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