Thomas, Barrett the big winners at National Championships and Fitness Expo

August 30, 2016
Patrick Planter/Photographer Cecil Beacon (centre) winner of the lightweight bodybuilding division at last Saturday's Supligen National Championships at the University of Technology. He is flanked by Dwight Campbell (left) who was second and third place Shomari Samuels (right).
Vivette Barrett (centre) winner of the women's physique division at the Supligen National Championships and Fitness Expo held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, University of Technology last Saturday night. Shelley-Ann Tyrell (left) was second while Trish Magnus (right) placed third.
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Leading local bodybuilding men and women were the toast of Saturday night's Supligen Jamaica Body Building And Fitness Association (JABBFA) National Championship and Fitness Expo held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, University of Technology, last Saturday night.

Big winners on the night were Romario Thomas, who was crowned men's physique overall champion, and Vivette Barrett, who copped the women's physique overall title.

Other popular winners were Lisanne Levy, winner of the women's bikini fitness overall, and the veteran Rupert Johnson, who captured the men's bodybuilding overall title. The women's body fitness overall title went to Deidre Lewis.

In women's bikini masters 49-year-old Nicola Marie won ahead of 53-year-old Pauline Stewart, and 56-year old Deborah Grant.

The men's bodybuilding masters division drew loud cheers from a packed audience. Many-time champion Rupert Johnson took top spot from Cecil Beacon, and Michael Clarke.

Despite the islandwide blackout, which lasted well over three hours, the event saw a capacity crowd inside the auditorium. The National Championships and Fitness Expo has been sponsored by Supligen for the last four years and featured more than 120 contestants.

Other category winners:

Men's Lightweight Bodybuilding

1. Cecil Beacon

2. Dwight Campbell

3. Shomari Samuels

Men's Middleweight Bodybuilding

1. Richard Scotchman

2. Daimain Dawson

3. Jevon DaCosta

Men's Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding

1. Rupert Johnson

2. Dwayne Walker

3. Jermaine Henry

Men's Heavyweight Bodybuilding

1. Delmar Graham

2. Wayne Freeman

3. Jonhoi Vaughn

Women's Physique

1. Vivette Barrett

2. Shelley-Ann Tyrell

3. Trish Magnus

Women's Body Fitness

1. Deidre Lewis

2. Nicola Marie

3. Camela Richards

Men's Physique Short Class

1. Dennis Davis

2. Brian Curtis

3. Shamir Johnson

Men's Physique Middle Class

1. Romario Thomas

2. Lenroy Morrison

3. Leo Foster

Men's Physique Tall Class

1 Jared Mclean

2 AndrÈ Brown

3 Ramone Mitchell

Women's Bikini Fitness Short Class

1. Judy-Ann Morgan

2. Kimberly Brown

3. Tara Fong Yee

Women's Bikini Fitness Tall Class

1. Lisanne Levy

2. Taneisha Mitchell-Gayle

3. Tavia Pinnock

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