On August 4-6, 2022, the annual Tampa Pro took place in Tampa Bay, Florida. The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League competition is one of the significant steps to the 2022 Mr. Olympia. Most every IFBB contest could play an important role in potential qualification for the prestigious Olympia. 

This year’s Tampa Pro featured 10 different divisions with notable winners like Akim Williams (Men’s Open) at the head of the pack. The respective winners in each category earned automatic spots in the 2022 Mr. Olympia because the Tampa Pro is an official Pro League contest. 

Here’s an overview of the results from the Men’s Open division at the 2022 Tampa Pro:

2022 Tampa Pro Results | Men’s Open

  1. Akim Williams
  2. Kamal Elgargni
  3. Quinton Eriya
  4. Joseph Mackey
  5. Phil Clahar
  6. Eddie Bracamontes
  7. Stuart Sutherland
  8. Tim Budesheim
  9. Seung Chul Lee
  10. Morgan Aste

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Williams’ victory is a solid result in his first contest since a ninth-place finish at the 2021 Mr. Olympia. The bodybuilder might channel this effort for a better result in December’s Olympia. His best career finish in the major contest was sixth place in the 2020 edition.

Williams’ dedicated work with aspects of his body like his shredded arms, shoulders, and legs was enough to overcome former 212 Olympia champ (2019) Kamal Elgargni — a newcomer to the Men’s Open division. While he didn’t win, a second-place finish is a quality result for Elgargni in his first time competing in a new category. 

According to the IFBB Pro League’s qualification standards, the Tampa Pro is a Tier 2 contest. Second through fifth place finishers in this competition earned points ranging from eight to five in their respective quests to qualify for the Olympia. That means a fourth-place result for a rising star like Joe Mackey earned him six points as he works for potential Olympia hopes. Mackey has another pending opportunity for more points (or automatic qualification with a win) in a Tier 4 contest at the 2022 Texas Pro on August 12-13, 2022, in Irving, Texas. 

The 2022 Olympia qualification period will conclude on November 20, 2022. 

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Here are the respective results for the other Men’s divisions competing in the 2022 Tampa Pro. 

212 Division

  1. Keone Pearson
  2. Kerrith Bajjo
  3. Nathan Epler
  4. Cody Drobot
  5. Ricky Moten Jr.
  6. Ahmed El Wardany
  7. Jason Joseph
  8. Stephen Didoshak
  9. Derik Oslan
  10. Kevin Johnson

Classic Physique 

  1. Courage Opara
  2. Adely Annorat
  3. Valentin Petrov
  4. Armando Aman
  5. Kim Santos
  6. Keith Holmes
  7. Matt Maldonado
  8. Kiran Shrestha
  9. Felix Burgos
  10. Joe Brighty

Men’s Physique

  1. Daniel Ammons
  2. Andre Ferguson
  3. Arya Saffaie
  4. Burak King
  5. Deke Roderique-Walker
  6. Micah Thomas Jr.
  7. Matthew Greggo
  8. Josh Bridgman
  9. Aroldson Etienne
  10. Cam Harris

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Women’s Results

Here are the results for the Women’s divisions competing at the 2022 Tampa Pro:

Women’s Bodybuilding

  1. Chelsea Dion
  2. Sheena Ohlig
  3. Sherry Priami
  4. Victoria Dominguez
  5. Gabriela Pena
  6. Janeen Lankowski
  7. Pauline Nelson
  8. Tina Mauer Guadarrama
  9. Tamara Makar
  10. Jennifer Sweeney


  1. Aurika Tyrgale
  2. Cerise deCardenas
  3. Alayne Corum
  4. Michele Gales
  5. Kamarae Morales
  6. Savahannah Byczek
  7. Maria Laura Cerbelli
  8. Cong Mou
  9. Tess Mikayla
  10. Corey Brueckner


  1. Aimee Leann Velasquez
  2. Jasmine Gonzalez
  3. Ivanna Escandar
  4. Romina Basualdo
  5. Daraja Hill
  6. Danielle Combs
  7. Jordan Brannon
  8. Jodie Yuncker
  9. Shelby Pierce
  10. Niccole Guggia

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  1. Jessica Reyes Padilla
  2. Cherish Richardson
  3. Maggie Watson
  4. Autumn Cleveland
  5. Madison Dinges
  6. Ashley Felperin
  7. Jennifer Zienert
  8. Larhannah Robinson
  9. Paula Rojo
  10. Danielle Rose

Women’s Physique

  1. Jeannie Feldman
  2. Ana Harias
  3. Elena Aviles Romero
  4. Diana Schnaidt
  5. Michele Steeves
  6. Heather Grace
  7. Lenore Gregson
  8. Yarelis Ramos Perez
  9. Ashlynn Richardson
  10. Racheal Brewer


  1. Diana Laura Verduzco Carreno
  2. Priscilla Lynd
  3. Alexis Adams
  4. Lili Dong
  5. Nerilde Garcia Strey
  6. Bridgiamell Rodriguez Cruz
  7. Alejandra La Fonseca
  8. Kat Williams
  9. Amanda Werner
  10. Daphney Carter

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The next IFBB Pro League calendar contest will be the 2022 Texas Pro. That contest will take place on August 12-13, 2022, in Irving, Texas. The competition many of these athletes are working toward, the 2022 Mr. Olympia, will occur on December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV. 

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