2022 New York Pro Results – Blessing Wins Men’s Open

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Blessing Awodibu wins the 2022 New York Pro!

The 2022 New York Pro was next up on the schedule this season taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Aside from the Olympia and Arnold classic, the New York Pro might be the biggest show over the course of the year. There were nine divisions fighting for titles on Saturday at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, NJ looking to qualify for the 2022 Mr. Olympia. In the end, it was Blessing Awodibu highlighting the 2022 show with a victory in Men’s Open.

Awodibu came into the show as the favorite after winning the Indy Pro just last week. This was his return to the stage and now, he was looking for redemption at the NY Pro, where he finished sixth in 2021. There was a late shakeup as Indy Pro runner-up Charles Griffen decided to pull out of the event on Friday.

Sadik Hadzovic also returned to the stage in New Jersey after his Men’s Physique victory in Men’s Physique. Despite already holding a ticket to the Olympia, Hadzovic wanted to prove that he is ready for the biggest stage. Lauralie Chapados was victorious in Bikini while Neil Currey won Classic Physique.

The full results from the show have been announced. There were a total of nine divisions present during the New York Pro. Checkout the full breakdown from each event along with the official scorecards from the night.

2022 New York Pro Results: All Division Winners

  • Men’s Open: Blessing Awodibu
  • Classic Physique: Neil Currey
  • Men’s Physique: Kyron Holden
  • Men’s 212: Noel Adame
  • Women’s Bodybuilding: Donna Salib
  • Women’s Physique: Natalia Abraham Coelho
  • Bikini: Lauralie Chapados
  • Figure: Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra
  • Wellness: Sunny Andrews

2022 New York Pro Results Breakdown

Men’s Open Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Blessing Awodibu
  • Second Place – Andrea Presti
  • Third Place – Maxx Charles
  • Fourth Place – Theo Leguerrier
  • Fifth Place – Justin Rodriguez


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Men’s Open Winner — Blessing Awodibu

Blessing Awodibu has always found success outside of Bodybuilding. After going Pro, Blessings spoke at length with Generation Iron and explained his plan to not only become Mr. Olympia but to also change the face of bodybuilding. His win at the NY Pro demonstrated a great physique with muscle mass. His rivalry with IFBB Pro Nick Walker was reignited when he let Walker and the audience at the 2022 NY Pro know that he looks forward to a rematch at the 2022 Olympia. He predicted he would beat Walker and looked forward to his Olympia debut.

Men’s Open Second Place – Andrea Presti

Andrea Presti is well known for his big win at The 2021 Mr. Big Evolution Pro in Portugal after beating out top competition such as Tim Budesheim and Vlad Suhoruchko. Going into the 2022 NY Pro, Presti was not a favorite to win the show but he was the most improved in the division. He was able to significantly improve his legs and earn points towards an Olympia qualification.

Men’s Physique

  • First Place – Kyron Holden 
  • Second Place – Alexander Toplyn
  • Third Place – Sadik Hadzovic
  • Fourth Place – Jeremiah Maxey
  • Fifth Place – Ramses Rams


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Classic Physique Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Neil Currey
  • Second Place – Alexander Westermeier
  • Third Place – Camilo Diaz
  • Fourth Place – Ruben Stouth
  • Fifth Place – Dancovea Anderson


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Men’s 212 Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Noel Adame
  • Second Place – Sung Yeop Jang
  • Third Place – Abdullah Alsaif
  • Fourth Place – Derik Olsan
  • Fifth Place – Enmanuel Rodriguez

Women’s Bodybuilding Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Donna Salib
  • Second Place – Stephanie Flesher
  • Third Place – Michelle Jin
  • Fourth Place – Keisha Oliver
  • Fifth Place – Saqweta Barrino

Women’s Physique Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Natalia Abraham Coelho
  • Second Place – Ji Hye Lee
  • Third Place – Alex Hall
  • Fourth Place – Amanda Peles
  • Fifth Place – Orlandina Balin

Bikini Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Lauralie Chapados
  • Second Place – Elisa Pecini
  • Third Place – Janet Layug
  • Fourth Place – India Paulino
  • Fifth Place – Erin Stern

Figure Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra
  • Second Place – Tereza Linhartova
  • Third Place – Ericka M. Morgan
  • Fourth Place – Courtney Jacobs
  • Fifth Place – Yelena Larina


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Wellness Results – Top 5

  • First Place – Sunny Andrews
  • Second Place – Kassandra Gillis
  • Third Place – Jasmine Payne
  • Fourth Place – Judian Winston
  • Fifth Place – Rafaelle Zen

Blessing Awodibu Interview: Trash Talk, New York Pro, & The Future Of Bodybuilding

Last year Generation Iron had the pleasure of interviewing Blessing Awodibu before his battle at the 2021 New York Pro. He ultimately didn’t take home the first place prize that year – after much hype leading into the competition. His win this year is a sort of vengeance compared to his package last year. Awodibu has shown incredible improvement – that has been catching many people’s eye including Johnnie O. Jackson as well.

In the above interview, you can gain some insight into Blessing Awodibu’s view on trash talk and hype before a bodybuilding show, the future of the sport, its physiques, and much more.

2022 New York Pro Official Score Cards

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Generation Iron wishes to congratulate all the great athletes who earned a win at the 2022 IFBB New York 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!

Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.