Shaun Clarida wins Men’s Open at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro!
The 2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro was the next big bodybuilding event and it was headlined by Shaun Clarida taking home the prize in Men’s Open. Some of the top competitors in the world gathered to Reno, NV looking to gain qualification to the 2022 Olympia.
There was plenty of talent on stage on Sunday afternoon. In the Men’s Open division, the most exciting story was Shaun Clarida’s Men’s Open debut. Ultimately and seemingly against all odds – Clarida was victorious despite only weighing just under 175 pounds – much lighter than a typical Men’s Open competitor.
The first hint of Clarida’s path to victory was during the prejudging round – where he was placed center during the final callout – a sign the judges were comparing all competitors to Clarida’s physique. He later brought the victory home in the finals.
Shaun Clarida made his debut in the Men’s Open division on Sunday. He is coming off a second-place finish at the Olympia 212. Clarida won the event back in 2020 before finishing second to Derek Lunsford this year. Clarida displayed a strong physique with his usual mix of size and conditioning.
Clarida had his work cutout for him in this contest going up against the likes of Sergio Oliva Jr. and Regan Grimes. After a disappointing outing in the Olympia, Grimes hired a new coach and made immediate changes. This paid off as he displayed an even bigger physique that will only continue to improve. Sergio Oliva Jr. was also present at the event. He has turned into one of the best posers in the world.
Cedric McMillan made his return to action this weekend. McMillan missed time with an injury and was forced to sit out of the Arnold Classic but appeared on the broadcast. Sadly, McMillan’s bad luck continued as he mysteriously did not compete in the finals after performing during prejudging. No official statement has been made – but it is rumored that a sudden sickness took him out of the finals. Maxx Charles and Patrick Moore added even more star power to the competition. There was plenty of size present on stage on Sunday and the event did not disappoint.
There were six events in total at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro looking for an automatic bid to the Olympia. The full results have been announced and can be found below!
2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro: All Division Winners
- Men’s Open: Shaun Clarida
- Classic Physique: Jorge Herrera
- Men’s Physique: Kyron Holden
- Fitness: Missy Truscott
- Bikini: Ivanna Escandar
- Women’s Physique: Natalia Abraham Coelho
2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro Breakdown
- First Place – Shaun Clarida
- Second Place – Regan Grimes
- Third Place – Sergio Oliva Jr.
- Fourth Place – Tonio Burton
- Fifth Place – Martin Fitzwater
- Sixth Place – Joe Seeman
- First Place – Jorge Herrera
- Second Place – Sabur Favors
- Third Place – Jeff Hallenbeck
- Fourth Place – Jorge Tabet Aleixandre
- Fifth Place – Roman Taijeron
- Sixth Place – Tyler Tallent
- First Place – Kyron Holden
- Second Place – Arya Saffaie
- Third Place – Suraqah Shabazz
- Fourth Place – Corey Morris
- Fifth Place – Rodrigue Chesnier
- Sixth Place – Frank Worley
- First Place – Missy Truscott
- Second Place – Tamara Vahn
- Third Place – Terra Plum
- Fourth Place – Rene Brosch
- Fifth Place – Kimberly Baliutavicius
- Sixth Place – Sally Kendall-Williams
- First Place – Ivanna Escandar
- Second Place – Phoebe Hagan
- Third Place – Alessia Facchin
- Fourth Place – Hope Harper
- Fifth Place – Adrianne Onofrei
- Sixth Place – Rudy Guerrero
- First Place – Natalia Abraham Coelho
- Second Place – Ivie Rhein
- Third Place – Emily Renee Schubert
- Fourth Place – Jodi Lyons
- Fifth Place – Rachel Reid
- Sixth Place – Jodi Marchuck
2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro Official Scorecards
Generation Iron wishes to congratulate all the great athletes who earned a win at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest Pro. Make sure to check out our full IFBB Pro results page from this year and previous years right here to catch up on any action you may have missed!