New York Pro 2021 Competitor List & Preview: Who Has The Best Chance of Victory?

Who wins at the New York Pro 2021?

The New York Pro 2021 is upon us and there is a ton of competition at this show. With the previous year’s runner-up, an outspoken upstart, his budding rival, and a contender with a ton of momentum, it’s anyone’s guess who will win this show. Needless to say – it will be an exciting weekend in the world of bodybuilding.

This year’s New York Pro will consist of nine divisions all competing for champion status. This makes the New York Pro one of the biggest pro bodybuilding events of the year. First place winners will also receive qualification for the Mr. Olympia later this year.

Let’s take a closer look at the competitor list and see who has the best chance at victory.

IFBB New York Pro 2021 Competitor List

Men’s Open Bodybuilding

  • Morgan Aste
  • Blessing Awodibu
  • Camilo Diaz
  • Mohammad El Emam
  • Roy Evans
  • Dorian Haywood
  • Hassan Mostafa
  • An Nuyen
  • Justin Rodriguez
  • Shawn Smith
  • Nick Walker

212 Division Bodybuilding

  • Noel Adame
  • Devaughn Bartley
  • Peter Castella
  • Nathan Epler
  • Oswaldo Gonzales
  • John Jewett
  • Sahar Kazes
  • Derik Oslan
  • Justin Randall
  • Samir Troudi

Classic Physique

  • Zeek Andrews
  • Darius Dillon
  • Sabur Favors
  • Bo Jones
  • Brandon Kidd
  • Keith Lanier
  • Leo Mayrhofer
  • Christopher Niemczyk
  • Marino Antonio Peralta
  • Marco Ruz
  • William Ghent Scott
  • Herbert Surita Sotillo
  • Jason Strayhand
  • Dmitrii Vorotyntsev
  • Dani Younan

Men’s Physique

  • Anton Antipov
  • Erin Banks
  • Joe Brighty
  • Rodrigue Chesnier
  • Akiem Collier
  • Drew Cullen
  • Carlos Duque
  • Courtney English
  • Arnoldson Etenne
  • Karim Hawash
  • Emanual Hunter
  • Jonathan Jimenez
  • Reuben Joseph
  • Thomas Kunz
  • Leo Mackesy
  • Paul Mateoc
  • Clarence McSpadden Jr.
  • Antonio Mitchell
  • Elvis Mokhan
  • Brian Nixon
  • Steven Rogers
  • Arya Saffaie
  • Akeem Scott
  • Jess Stanoil
  • Brian Taylor
  • Adrian Thomas
  • Izzy Woodard

Women’s Physique

  • Claudia Arroyo
  • Sheronica Henton
  • Alyssa Kiessling
  • Yuna Kim
  • Trisha Vezirian
  • Julia Whitesel

Women’s Bodybuilding

  • Lead Dennie
  • Tamara Makar
  • LaDawn McDay
  • Wendy Sanchez
  • Anne Sheehan

Figure Divison

  • Shanice Abrams
  • Desiree Alferes
  • Maria Luisa Baeza Diaz
  • Jessica Huete
  • Kandace Kuhnle
  • Sara Myles
  • Kimberly Olson
  • Rachel Shoemake
  • Shelace Shoemaker
  • Rita Villareal

Wellness Division

  • Sunny Andrews
  • Yarisha Ayala
  • Angela Borges
  • Devyn Cambre
  • Casey Delong
  • Nikki Giacara
  • Karene Gonzalez
  • Renee Harshey
  • Daisha Johnson
  • Devone Martin
  • JoAnn Norwood
  • Rania Poltis
  • Lorena Ragusa
  • Amanda Rezende
  • Sierra Tudahl
  • Gisselle Zapata

Bikini Division

  • Carolina Araujo
  • Marissa Bell
  • Jude Dicker
  • Alessia Facchin
  • Bridget Gladmon
  • Karla Glass
  • Brittany hamilton
  • Ashley Kaltwasser
  • Theresa Miller
  • Krystal Monteiro
  • Ashley Morton
  • Emily Plajer
  • Hannah Ranfranz
  • Yadira Rosado
  • Kerri Jeanne Simas
  • Erin Stern
  • Jessica Wilson
  • Calysta Upperman

New York Pro Men’s Open Preview & Predictions

Hassan Mostafa

A favorite to win the show, Hassan Mostafa is looking to be in some incredible shape heading into the New York Pro. Prepping with the likes of Flex Wheeler and Jose Raymond, Mostafa has kind of experienced wisdom behind him to take his game to the next level. With such a balanced physique, incredible symmetry, with well develop musculature, it’s easy to see why Hassan Mostafa could crush the competition at the NY Pro.

Blessing Awodibu

After coming in third place at the Indy Pro, a lot of questions have been raised of Blessing Awodibu. While he did develop some impressive legs for the show, he was still lacking in the conditioning department. If you let Blessing tell it, it seems that the Indy Pro was merely a dress rehearsal for the New York Pro. That said, it’s hard to imagine he could transform his physique enough in a weeks time to make it count. Whether he wins or not, chances are good that he will at least crack the top five.

Nick Walker

Looking to make a big impression in his come back to the stage, Nick Walker has been putting his all into his New York Pro 2021 prep. With some monstrous legs that deft humanity, Walker has a great chance at taking top three at this show. It will be interesting to see how his rivalry with Blessing Awodibu will play out. While Walker does have some great legs, his chest is a bit of a week point that his rival Blessing could potentially exploit. For now, whether they are battling for first or not, many eyes will focused on the battle between Nick Walker and Blessing Awodibu.

Justin Rodriguez


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Winner of the Indy Pro, Justin Rodriguez has a ton of upside. Riding high on the momentum of his win, Rodriguez has a great chance to repeat at the New York Pro 2021. The package he brought to the Indy Pro was very impressive and complete. There’s no question that his biggest competition at the show will be Hassan Mostafa. Both have symmetry, both are balanced, and both are well muscled. Don’t be surprised if Justin Rodriguez ends up in a head to head battle with Hassan Mostafa.

Who do you think will win at the NY Pro?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.