Top pros and amateurs flock to the City of Angels for The Cal this weekend

May 21, 2009


It’s not like Los Angeles is hurting for well-tanned hardbodies or anything, but this weekend, it’s going to be a magnet for them.

The 2009 IFBB California State Pro Figure Championship – affectionately known as “The Cal” – will take place this weekend in Culver City. Last year, it was Felicia Romero who walked away with the top prize – Romero appears on the cover of this month’s issue of FLEX Magazine – but with the champ sitting this one out, first place is up for grabs. Kristi Tauti, last year’s third place finisher, would seem to be a favorite but she’ll be challenged by Figure O veterans Sonia (Adcock) Gonzales and Jane Awad for top billing.

2008 IFBB California State Pro Figure Championships – Top 5
1 Felicia Romero
2 Heather Mae French
3 Kristi Tauti
4 Huong Arcinas
5 Darlina Brown

The show will be held in conjunction with the 2009 NPC California State Bodybuilding,
Figure, Fitness & Bikini Championship, with over 155 competitors slated to compete in the national qualifier.

WHAT: 2009 IFBB California State Pro Figure Championship and 2009 NPC California State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness & Bikini Championship
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, CA
WHEN: Saturday, May 23


1 Awad, Jane USA
2 Boudreau, Macey Canada
3 Brown, Deanne Canada
4 Calland, Natalie USA
5 Castellas, Nadya Canada
6 Chin, Krissy USA
7 Clawson, Becky USA
8 Cozza, Lorena Italy
9 DeGuzman, Meriza USA
10 DeJoya, Jennifer USA
11 Gonzalez, Celeste Spain
12 Gonzales, Sonia USA
13 Harris, Alicia USA
14 Hawkins, Carin USA
15 Holland, Catherine USA
16 Lona, Georgina Mexico
17 Lowery, Crystal USA
18 Martin, Amy Lee USA
19 Mayberry, Michele USA
20 Merryman, Tanya USA
21 Nunn, Kristin USA
22 O’Neil, Amy USA
23 Romero, Rosa-Maria Australia
24 Roy, Sherlyn USA
25 Sutter, Laura USA
26 Tauti, Kristi USA
27 Waples, Natalie Canada
28 Williams, Karen Trinidad