Roelly Winklaar vows to return to competition in two weeks.
What a wild turn of events. Roelly Winklaar took fifth place at the Chicago Pro. The veteran bodybuilder was unable to qualify for the 2021 Olympia. Instead it was Hunter Labrada who was able to take the top spot at the Chicago Pro and punch his ticket to the big show.
To say that it was a shock to see Roelly Winklaar not only miss his opportunity to win the Chicago Pro, but end up in fifth is an understatement. It was truly one of the bigger upsets in recent memory.
With the placing it certainly seems as if a changing of the guard is occurring in bodybuilding. Think about; no longer do we see names like Victor Martinez, Kai Greene, Dexter Jackson (for obvious reasons) and now Roelly Winklaar win shows. It’s now names like Hunter Labrada and Nick Walker who are taking top honors.
Next Stop: Tampa Pro
With that said one show alone isn’t enough to declare Roelly Winklaar finished. The veteran bodybuilder took to social media to inform fans of his next move.
I would also like to congratulate @hunterlabrada on his WIN… It was a fun and great battle amongst us bro!
Even though I came up short this time, the fight doesn’t stop here… Tampa Pro here I come!!!👊🏾
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It looks like Roelly Winklaar has his sights set on Tampa Pro.
While it’s great to see Roelly Winklaar continue to fight the good fight, he’ll have a tough line up to contend with at the Tampa Pro. Namely, Roelly will have to face off against opposition like Iain Valliere who is absolutely no slouch. Perhaps Roelly can turn things around and show the bodybuilding world that his recent loss was a fluke rather than a trend.
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