IFBB Pro Even Centopani is stepping on stage for the first time this year at the 2013 PBW Tampa Pro Championships presented by the Wings of Strength. Centopani placed 3rd at the 2012 Arnold Classic behind Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. However, Centopani's 2012 Mr Olympia placement later that year wasn't as good as many of us had hoped. Placing 8th, Centopani still placed behind Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf with Toney Freeman taking the 7th place spot.

Even made a conscious decision to skip the 2013 Arnold Classic in order to further improve for the Olympia. Now that his long off-season has been completed, size added and confidence restored, Centopani has to qualify for the Olympia here at the 2013 Tampa Pro or at the 2013 Dallas Europa in order to rest up and come back hard for the 2013 Mr Olympia. And once at the Olympia, Centopani has to climb over Warren and Wolf in order to get to Dexter Jackson, Shawn Rhoden, Big Ramy, Kai Greene and then former Mr Olympia Jay Cutler as well as the reigning champ, The Gift, Phil Heath.

Can the Ox prevail? Many of his true fans know he will – it's just a matter of time.

I for one am looking forward to the 2013 Tampa Pro. It's going to be as great if not better than it's sister competition, the 2013 Chicago Pro.

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