Ross Flanigan wins the 2023 Musclecontest California State Pro!
The 2023 Musclecontst California State Pro took place on Saturday in Anaheim, CA with the Men’s Open division on display. In the end, it was Ross Flanigan who won the show and earned qualification to the 2023 Olympia.
The qualification system for the Olympia has changed in 2023. The IFBB shared that it would do away with the points qualification system. This means that competitors who did not finish at the top of the scorecard in 2022 will have to win a show to qualify.
Sergio Oliva Jr. electrified the bodybuilding world with a last minute announcement that he would be heading to the United States and battling in the California State Pro. Ultimately, though he brought a great showcase, he was not able to earn a first place finish. He landed third behind Ross Flanigan in first and Tonio Burton in second.
Speaking of, Tonio Burton fell short after his big finish last week at the 2023 New York Pro – ultimately making this weekend not another repeat. He was edged out by Ross Flanigan who earned his own entry into the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
The full results from the show have been announced. Below, check out the full breakdown along with an official scorecard.
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2023 Musclecontest California State Pro Breakdown
- First Place – Ross Flanigan
- Second Place – Tonio Burton
- Third Place – Sergio Oliva Jr.
- Fourth Place – Stuart Sutherland
- Fifth Place – Slavoj Bednar
- Sixth Place – Mike Hulusi
- Seventh Place – Seungchul Lee
- Eighth Place – Mariusz Tomczuk
- Ninth Place – Nathan Dandridge
- Tenth Place – Thierry Dangea Afandonougbo
2023 Musclecontest California State Pro Official Scorecard