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15 May 2006

A big THANK YOU to Lisa Hughes of the WNSO (World Natural Sports Organization), which promotes drug-free bodybuilding, fitness and figure events worldwide (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia), and the FAME Agency, which specializes in TV, Film, Print and Tradeshow work for fit physiques, for sending updates on athletes profiles for  Natural Champion and news of FAME events.  For information on the FAME Agency and events worldwide, including the FAME World Tour, bodybuilding, fitness and figure competitions, model searches and more, visit

Look for Lisa in the "Introducing...." section of a future issue of Natural Champion.

Brian Washington, President of the USBF (United States Bodybuilding Federation), has sent in the following news about some upcoming bodybuilding, fitness and figure contests.  For further information, please visit or contact

*May 6: The USBF "Battle In The Burg" Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships will be held in Plattsburg, New York.  You can download an entry form 

*May 13: USBF Liberty State Natural Bodybuilding & Ms USBF Fitness Championships at the Broome Center for Performing Arts, Binghampton, New York.  Contact Mike Halsey at 315-415-6801 or email at  Entries can be downloaded at

*May 20: The USBF North American Bodybuilding and Figure Pro-Am Championships  featuring a new Men's Open Pro Qualifier, will be held at the Clinton Performing Arts Center, Clinton, New York.  For more information or to pre-oreder tickets, contact promoter Jack Kunkel at

 *June 24: USBF Battle of York Natural Bodybuilding & Ms Fitness USBF Championships and USBF Ladies Pro Open will be held in York, PA.  The Open Overall Champions qualify for Pro Status and an opportunity to compete in the USBF Pro Baltimore contest (November 11. 2006).

Matt Shepley of the OCB (Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders) sent in a very impressive list ofbodybuilding, fitness and figure competitions literally from one coast to the other and points in-between.  Some 30 events are already planned for 2006.  A full schedule is listed at

Upcoming events include (Information on all these & other OCB events can be found on their website listed above):

May 6, Ann Arbor, MI - OCB Great Lakes States Bodybuilding & Figure

May 13, Omaha, NE - OCB Natural Nebraska Bodybuilding, Figure & Ms. Fitness

May 20, Washington, PA - OCB Iron City Classic Bodybuilding & Figure

June 10, Albuquerque, NM - OCB Natural Southwest Classic Bodybuilding, Figure & Ms. Fitness

June 17, Newark, DE - OCB Central Eastern Seaboard States Bodybuilding & Figure

June 24, San Diego, CA - Centaur Spring Nationals

July 8, Flint, MI - Lake Cities Natural Bodybuilding & Figure

July 22, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - OCB IntraCoastal Natural Bodybuilding, Figure & Ms. Fitness

The OCB is also looking for judges for physique, fitness and figure competitions.  For more info, visit