The IFBB Pro League Men’s Physique division will have a lot of attention on the weekend of May 20-21, as three shows take place in two countries. One of them is the 2023 Sur Cup Pro Chile show, scheduled for Sunday, May 21, at the Sheraton Hotel Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.
Eleven pro competitors will face the judges and fans in attendance to vie for a first-place finish and earn the qualification for the 2023 Olympia, which will be held in Orlando, FL, on the weekend of Nov. 2-5. The roster of athletes is below, with names in alphabetical order:
2023 Sur Cup Pro Chile Roster — Men’s Physique
- Francisco Martin Martinez Ayala
- Emmanuel Costa
- Ignacio Grenziolo
- Lucas Lage
- Alejandro Landeros
- Jefferson Lima
- Renato Menezes
- Maiki Massario Ono
- Ramses Rams
- Lucas Viudes Santos
- Brian Zarate
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Athletes to Watch
Below are potential favorites to pay attention to during callouts:
Costa represents Brazil and was the 2022 Arnold South America Amateur winner. He won his pro debut that same season at the 2022 Musclecontest Mercosul Pro. Even though Costa qualified for the 2022 Olympia, he didn’t compete. The Sur Cup Pro Chile contest is his first opportunity to requalify for the 2023 Olympia contest.
This bodybuilder from Spain is one of the veterans in the lineup. He competed in the 2021 Men’s Physique Olympia, where he placed outside of the top 15. He won the Chicago Pro that same season. This is Rams’ sixth pro season and his first pro show of the 2023 season. Should he win, it will be his third career pro victory.
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The host country has one athlete representing it: Alejandro Landeros. Landeros turned pro at the 2019 Arnold South America Amateur show. He made his pro debut in 2022.
Landeros finished outside of the top 15 in the Miami Muscle Beach Pro and took 13th at the Mile High Pro. This will be his first pro show in front of his fellow countrymen. If Landeros can score a high finish and potentially podium, expect plenty of noise from local fans in attendance.
The other two IFBB pro shows taking place are in North America: The 2023 New York Pro is in Teaneck, NJ, and the 2023 Optimum Classic Pro is in Shreveport, LA. They are both scheduled for Saturday, May 20. The winners of those shows will also qualify for the 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia to challenge reigning champion Erin Banks for the throne.
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