Four pro bodybuilding contests will occur on the second weekend in May. One of them will take place in the Golden State: the 2023 IFBB Pro League Musclecontest California Night of Champions Pro Bikini division show in San Diego, CA, on Saturday, May 13.
Twenty-two athletes will compete at the show as they hope to qualify for the 2023 Bikini Olympia, scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL. The lineup features a combination of veterans and newcomers. The full roster of athletes is below:
2023 Musclecontest California Night of Champions Roster — Bikini Division
- Bridget Bailey
- Kimber Bonilla
- Gessica Brun
- Alex Carrera
- Shenese Case
- Stacy Correa
- Tanya Crayk
- Brittany Gillespie
- Tara Grier
- April Holliness
- CherryLyn Ibanez
- Marie Jensen
- Milene Lingiardi
- Lizzie Martinez
- Natalie Matthews
- Ruth Montes
- Chelan Ashley Nour
- Lena Okanovic
- Gina Sardina
- Carlee Stevenson
- Regina Villarreal
- Savannah Watchman
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Since turning pro in 2020, Ruth Montes has scored three top-five finishes. Her most recent came at the 2023 Wasatch Warrior Pro, where she ranked third overall. She is still seeking her first pro win, and there is a good chance she will earn a spot in the first callout in San Diego.
Carlee Stevenson earned her IFBB pro card at the 2022 NPC National Championships. The rookie already has three Pro shows under her belt in 2023, highlighted by a fourth-place finish at the Klash Series Pro.
Utah native Savannah Watchman earned her Pro status at the 2022 NPC USA championships. She’s since appeared in three pro shows and finished in the top five in all of them. Her most recent was at the Wasatch Warrior Pro, where she finished fourth behind Montes.
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Going into this contest, none of the athletes that will be on stage have qualified for the 2023 Olympia. The only way that a competitor can qualify for the Olympia at this phase of the season is by winning a contest.
This is one of three Pro Bikini division shows taking place on this particular weekend. The Pittsburgh Pro, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, and the Tropicarium Budapest Pro in Budapest on Sunday, May 14, will also have Bikini division competitions.
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