The stage was set, the excitement palpable as bodybuilding enthusiasts and fans gathered for the highly anticipated 2023 Texas Pro Show held in Arlington, Texas on August 18th and 19th.
This event has quickly become a highlight of the bodybuilding season, drawing athletes from various categories to compete for the prestigious Olympia qualification.
The Texas Pro Show serves as a gateway to the grand spectacle of the 2023 Mr. Olympia Weekend, scheduled for November 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.
With the stakes higher than ever due to the absence of the point system this season, athletes left no stone unturned in their pursuit of securing a spot on the Olympia stage.
A Showcase of Talent and Determination
The competition was fierce, with determined athletes vying for glory and a chance to shine on the Lone Star State stage.
The Men’s Open division boasted a stacked lineup, featuring threats such as Hunter Labrada, winner of the Tampa Pro, and the IFBB Pro show debutant Carlos Thomas Jr., whose impressive physique updates generated significant online buzz.
2023 Texas Pro Champions:
- Men’s Open: Andrew Jacked
- Men’s 212 Bodybuilding: Keone Pearson
- Classic Physique: Jae Hun Park
- Men’s Physique: Jeremiah Maxey
- Figure: Jessica Reyes Padilla
- Bikini: Ashlyn Little
- Wellness: Marissa Andrews
Men’s Open Bodybuilding Results
- Winner: Chinedu Andrew Obiekea
- 2nd Place: Hunter Labrada
- 3rd Place: Carlos Thomas Jr.
- 4th Place: Lewis Breed
- 5th Place: Jordan Hutchinson
Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
Keone Pearson emerged as the winner in the Men’s 212 Bodybuilding division.
A sold-out event witnessed remarkable talent from the 212 category, with Pearson showcasing his best look yet, reminiscent of Phil Heath‘s fullness.
Noel Adame secured the second position, displaying a shredded physique that left a lasting impact.
The third place was claimed by Francisco Barrios Vik, making the category fiercely competitive.
- Winner: Keone Pearson
- Second Place: Noel Adame
- Third Place: Francisco Barrios Vik
- Fourth Place: Jason Joseph
- Fifth Place: Justin Jacoby
Classic Physique Results
Jae Hun Park triumphed in the Classic Physique category, showcasing remarkable symmetry and conditioning.
Robert Timms secured the second position with his flawless package, followed by Logan Franklin in third place.
Benjamin Zimmerman and Dancovea Anderson also left their mark in this competitive lineup.
- Winner: Jae Hun Park
- Second Place: Robert Timms
- Third Place: Logan Franklin
- Fourth Place: Benjamin Zimmerman
- Fifth Place: Dancovea Anderson
Men’s Physique Results
Jeremiah Maxey emerged victorious in the Men’s Physique division after an intense showdown with Clarence McSpadden Jr. Both athletes displayed detailed upper bodies with well-defined v-tapers.
Jeremiah Maxey’s momentum from his second-place finish at the Tampa Pro propelled him to the top spot, while Clarence McSpadden Jr. secured the second position. Nick Koeu rounded out the top three.
- Winner: Jeremiah Maxey
- Second Place: Clarence McSpadden Jr.
- Third Place: Nick Koeu
- Fourth Place: Joshua Guidry
- Fifth Place: Mitch Starr
Jessica Reyes Padilla dominated the Figure division, outshining her competition with her seasoned experience and refined physique.
Ashley Howells secured the second position with an improved package, and Tamera Barrett claimed the third spot.
The Figure competition witnessed fierce comparisons and showcased the athleticism and grace of the participants.
Ashlyn Little emerged as the Bikini champion, impressing the audience with her aesthetics and stage presence.
Elisa Pecini secured the second position, bringing her Olympia experience to the stage.
Tamekia Carter rounded out the top three, demonstrating the competitive spirit in the Bikini division.
Marissa Andrews claimed victory in the Wellness division, captivating the audience with her spectacular proportions and energy.
Mia Samuels-Menjivar secured the second position with her impressive lower body fullness, and Jenna de Manicor took the third spot.
The Wellness division continued to raise the bar, showcasing the dedication and hard work of the athletes.
A Celebration of Passion and Dedication
The 2023 Texas Pro Show was a testament to the dedication, passion, and determination of athletes from various categories.
Each division showcased unique qualities, and the winners demonstrated their commitment to excellence.
As the sport of bodybuilding continues to evolve, events like the Texas Pro Show provide a platform for athletes to shine and inspire others on their fitness journey.
The Olympia qualification earned at this event serves as a stepping stone towards the grand stage, where athletes will compete for the ultimate recognition in the world of bodybuilding.