2022 INBA Capital City Championships Results

Julian Irvin - INBA Capital City Championships Men's Bodybuilding champion

Julian Irvin wins the 2022 INBA Capital City Championships!

The 2022 INBA Capital City Championships took place on Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Davis, California. Julian Irvin led the way to win Men’s Bodybuilding and was awarded the Most Muscular Award. Irvin served in the military and trained himself for the show. Winning this event earned Julian Irvin his PNBA Pro Qualification.

INBA Capital City Championships Recap and Outstanding Athletes 

Other standout athletes include Bunthoeum Ham, an active USA Navy recruit whose posing was magnificent. It paid off for Ham after attending the INBA PNBA Workshop held May 19 in Corona, CA, where he received posing tips from PNBA professionals Derek Joe and Dr. Peter Chichonski. This show was also his first time competing, and he took home first place in Classic Physique Open, won Best Poser, and walked away with a PNBA Pro Qualification. 

Diego Garcia is another competitor to take notice of. It was Garcia’s first time competing, and he won both the Men’s Physique Novice and Open classes. The competition was fierce, though, so two PNBA Pro Qualifications were awarded in the Men’s Physique Open class, both the first and second place finishers – Diego Garcia and Heinrich Stohner. It’s a rare circumstance; however, when the competition is close, Denny Kakos or the CEO Diana Kakos may award two pro cards in the same category. 

PNBA pro and multi-media athlete Marc Cheatham also appeared at the show and awarded the Men’s Physique open category. 

It wasn’t just a happy turnout for the boys. Women ranging from their mid-20s – to 50s were inspirational. For example, Julie Romero began a weight loss journey in October 2020. Initially, Romero only wanted to lose 20 lbs. But once the pounds started coming off, she kept going. She’s lost a total of 61 lbs so far and wants to inspire others to take a step toward a healthy future. Betty Mayes is another inspirational woman competitor who’s lost 41 lbs. And Analyssa Navarro proves how fabulous you can look after bearing two children. 

Additionally, Julie Hall and Mary Haynes were awarded their PNBA Pro Qualifications. Hall won both the Grand Masters Figure and Open Figure, and Mary Haynes won Figure Masters. The Bikini Divas Open category was a close one, but Aubrie Koll had what it took to win and earn her PNBA pro qualification. 

Iron Man Magazine and Pro City Supplements provided prizes to the winners.

INBA Competition Info 

The INBA welcomes all levels of fitness and bodybuilding and includes a variety of categories. Some of them are Body Quest (weight loss transformation), Bikini Diva Mama Category (women who have had children 1-3 years ago from the competition date), and Beach Body (entry-level category to Men’s Physique). 

Each International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) competition competitors earn the chance to make Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) Qualification – a chance to compete as a professional athlete in the PNBA league. Although, the PNBA Qualifier doesn’t earn their PNBA pro status until the athlete competes on the PNBA stage. The PNBA offers pro qualifications in the following categories: Open, Masters 40-49 (age), and Grand Masters Bodybuilding 50-59. 

When it comes time for competition, the INBA PNBA offers special/bonus awards – Best Poser, Most Muscular, Best Presentation, and Most Symmetrical. Also, the World President and Founder Denny Kakos or the event’s promoter will choose an athlete to win “The Best In Show Award,” which is a unique award that sometimes consists of an INBA/PNBA shield. Awards are given to standout athletes the judges liked. 

Any athlete who competed at INBA Capital City Championships qualifies to compete in Team USA on September 23-24 in Las Vegas, NV. 

The results from the competition have been announced. Below is the full breakdown of the 2022 INBA Capital City Championships. 

2022 INBA Capital City Championships: All Division Winners

Men

  • Men’s Bodybuilding: Julian Irvin 
  • Beach Body: Raymond Robinson
  • Classic Physique – Open: Bunthoeun Ham 
  • Men’s Physique – Teen (13-19): Jayden Cross
  • Men’s Physique – Junior (20-23): Diego Garcia
  • Men’s Physique (Novice): Diego Garcia
  • Men’s Physique (Open): Diego Garcia 

Women

  • BodyQuest Transformation: Julie Romero and Betty Mayes
  • Ink/Tattoo: Christi Robinson 
  • Sport Model – Novice: Gloria Reyes
  • Figure – Masters (40-49): Mary Haynes 
  • Figure Grand Masters (50-59): Juli Hall 
  • Figure Open: Juli Hall 
  • Wellness: Gloria Reyes 
  • Bikini Divas – Mama’s 3 Child Under 3 Year: Analyssa Navarro 
  • Bikini Divas – Grand Masters (50-59): Christi Robinson 
  • Bikini Divas – Jr Masters (35-39): Gloria Reyes
  • Bikini Divas – Novice: Melissa Vejar
  • Bikini Divas – Open: Aubrie Koll 

Special Awards 

  • Most Muscular: Julian Irvin
  • Most Symmetrical: Juli Hall 
  • Best Poser: Bunthoeun Ham 
  • Best Presentation: Analyssa Navarro 
  • INBA Shield: Julie Romero 
  • Trainer Appreciation: Forever Fit by Paul & Marley Urciaga

2022 INBA City Capital Championships Breakdown

Men’s Bodybuilding

  • First Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Julian Irvin
  • Second Place – Myles Miller 

Julian Irvin INBA Capital City Championships

Beach Body

  • First Place – Raymond Robinson 

Classic Physique Open

  • First Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Bunthoeun Ham 
  • Second Place – Myles Miller 
  • Third Place – Aaron Garcia 

 

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Men’s Physique – Teen (13-19)

  • First Place – Jayden Cross 

Men’s Physique – Junior (20-23)

  • First Place – Diego Garcia 
  • Second Place – Andres Rivera 

Men’s Physique (Novice)

  • First Place – Diego Garcia 
  • Second Place – Yoandy Hierrezuelo 
  • Third Place – Jayden Cross 
  • Fourth Place – Darwin Hercules 

Men’s Physique (Open)

  • First Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Diego Garcia 
  • Second Place –  Heinrich Stohner 
  • Third Place – Felix Valencia 
  • Fourth Place – Yoandy Hierrezuelo 

Diego Garcia INBA Capital City Championships

BodyQuest Transformation

  • Julie Romero
  • Betty Mayes

Ink/Tattoo

  • First Place – Christi Robinson 

Sport Model – Novice

  • First Place – Gloria Reyes
  • Second Place – Julie Romero

Figure – Masters (40-49)

  • First Place – Mary Haynes 

Figure Grand Masters (50-59)

  • First Place – Julie Hall 
  • Second Place – Katrina Finley 

Figure Open

  • First Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Julie Hall
  • Second Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Mary Haynes
  • Third Place – Katrina Finley

Julie Hall INBA Capital Championships

Wellness

  • First Place – Gloria Reyes 

Bikini Divas – Mama’s 3 Child Under 3 Year

  • First Place – Analyssa Navarro 

Bikini Divas – Grand Masters (50-59)

  • First Place – Christi Robinson 

Bikini Divas – Jr Masters (35-39)

  • First Place – Gloria Reyes

Bikini Divas – Novice

  • First Place – Melissa Vejar 
  • Second Place – Analyssa Navarro 
  • Third Place – Bailey Lewis 

Bikini Divas – Open

  • First Place and PNBA Pro Qualification Awarded – Aubrie Koll 
  • Second Place – Melissa Vejar 
  • Third Place – Analyssa Navarro 
  • Fourth Place – Yasmin Delgado 

 

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Most Muscular

Julian Irvin 

Most Symmetrical

Juli Hall 

Best Poser

Bunthoeun Ham 

Best Presentation

Analyssa Navarro 

INBA Shield

Julie Romero 

Trainer Appreciation

Forever Fit by Paul & Marley Urciaga

Generation Iron wishes to congratulate all the outstanding athletes who earned a win at the 2022 INBA Capital City Championships!

 

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