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2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Bodybuilding Show Preview


The 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro is set to take place in Bucharest, Romania, on the weekend of Nov. 11-13, 2022. Nine of the IFBB Pro League’s 11 divisions will be represented in this contest. The only two divisions absent are Women’s Fitness and Men’s Wheelchair. As with every other contest so far in the 2022 season, the winners will qualify for the 2022 Olympia Weekend, which will take place on Dec. 16-18 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

The primary significance of this show, in particular, is the Men’s Open division. This contest represents the season’s final show before the Olympia qualification cutoff date of Nov. 20, 2022. No athlete in this lineup has qualified yet, so whoever wins will be the last champion to earn their way onto the big stage in Las Vegas. The full lineup of this show is below:

2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Show Roster | Men’s Open

Pavel Beran
Lewis Breed
Rob Cannon
Mohamed Taha Foda
Roman Fritz
Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani
Mohamed Hassan
Enrico Hoffmann
Pawel Kowalski
Sergio Lima
Gianluca Di Lorenzo
Andrea Mosti
Pablo Llopis Munoz
Cem Nazim
Diogo Nunes
Artem Pakhniuk
Surrachai Plangaiem
Milan Sadek
Jan Turek
Brett Wilkin

Below are three standout athletes to keep an eye on:

[Related: Three-Time Classic Physique Mr. Olympia Chris Bumstead Shares His Inner Monologue on “Champion Mentality”]

Brett Wilkin

Rising star Brett Wilkin garnered much attention in 2021 when he placed second at the 2021 Chicago Pro to winner Hunter Labrada. Wilkin made his only appearance of the 2022 season at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH, where he finished sixth to winner Brandon Curry.

Instead of competing more often to earn a win or points, Wilkin took an extended off-season. As a result, all of his competitive eggs are in this basket. Wilkin must win to qualify for his first Olympia. That said, he’s working with coach Matt Jansen, and he’s the husband of Figure Pro Ivana Ivusic, who has Olympia experience. So, he is considered a favorite by many fans to take the win in this contest.

Enrico Hoffman

Hoffman is a rookie, but he’s proven competitive thus far. He placed fourth in the 2022 Tsunami Nutrition Cup Pro in October and the Europa Pro one week before the Romania Pro. Hoffman’s legs look large and powerful from the front, and he has a thick upper body. The issue for him may be peaking his physique by dropping water while keeping his muscles looking full. If he looks better than he did at his previous two contests, he and Wilkin will likely be battling for a victory.

Jan Turek

Turek was seventh in the Tsunami Nutrition Cup Pro contest won by James Hollingshead. He’s made gradual improvements since he made his pro debut in 2020, but he’s faced much more experienced competitors that have placed ahead of him. This is a show where Turek could potentially make the first callout. If he can, and he’s improved his look since the contest in Italy, a top-three finish is possible.

Other Divisions

The competitor lists for the other three men’s divisions, as well as five women’s divisions, are listed in alphabetical order below. The lists were last updated on the IFBB Pro League website on Nov. 9, 2022. Across all divisions, over 150 athletes will take the stage, representing over 40 different countries.

212 Bodybuilding

Radoslav Angelov
Muneer Al Jassas
Jamal Changezi
Andreas Christou
Vladimir Iacovlev]
Zoran Kolevski
Amer Majid
Daniel Sticco
Tomas Tabaciar
Daniel Vasilica
Oscar Young
Mihoubi Zohir

Classic Physique

Abdullah Alrabiah
Adam Bomert
Ross Caesar
Miguel Angel perez Chueca
Alex Connors
Luca Corrado
Adrian Cyronek
Petar Duper
Valeri Enchev
Siem Goossens
Kelvin Hinde
Kobi Ifrach
Ruben Lopez Reyes
Morteza Shahhosseini
Mateusz Nasalski
Chris Pistolas
Patrick Teutsch
Tautvydas Tumbrotas
Jaime Vergara

Men’s Physique

Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Almutawah
Abdullah Alsharafi
Andrea Antonelli
Febo Gambacorta
Marcos Iglesias Garcia
Waldemar Gustavsson Ek
Ferran Minana Ibanez
Burak King
Daniel Leone
Sidy Pouye
Manuel Santalucia
Oskar Tchorzewski
Rafal Zabawa

Women’s Bodybuilding

Jozeffa Al Ajahji
Irene Anderson
Stephanie Flesher
Jacqueline Fuchs
Cristina Arellano Goy
Mariana Guayara
Viktoria Knysh
Anastasia Korableva
Vanesa Lloria
Toks Macaulay
Virginia Sanchez Macias
Claudia Mocciaro
Nidia Hermosilla Ocampos
Alcione Santos
Yesenia Garcia Speck
Elisama Manoel Benta Zorzetto

Women’s Physique

Birgit Andersch
Tatiana Bulut
Amy Chester
Larissa Araujo de Lima Coelho
Fay Simone Ellis
Julia Glazycheva
Karina Goncalves
Modesta Halby
Nadia Henriquez
Silvana Imbrogno
Manal Ben Jabeur
Jeanette Johansson
Uta Kohler-Spitzbart
Christina Kremser
Lisa Kurzamann
Sophie Leo
Laura Pyszora
Raluca Raducu
Ariadne Roldao
Caroline Alves Dos Santos
Marina Schermer
Vanessa Schnwrpfeil
Jessica Sestrem
Anita Tryc
Magdalena Zofia Vaiou
Maria Wattel
Angela Winklemann


Zulfiya Bitiyeva
Rosa Simba Cassanga
Anna Gasior
Rejoice Godwin
Julia Heerenveen
Scarlet Hollands
Anita Janvari
Barbara Kiss
Gabriela Linhartova
Dorota Ogonowska
Adela Ondrejovicova
Hannah Prause
Jennifer Reece
Asrun Osp Vilmundardottir
Amanda Winston
Karolina Wojcik
Yadviga Zakurina


Kristina Ivanova Alexandrovna
Anastazja Biedka
Gessica Brun
Andreea Cazaceanu
Claudia Clemente
Irene Iravedra Cunarro
Elizaveta Dementeva
Aleksandra Duba
Valerya Fedorenko
Jessica Feeney
Sara Fratella
Stine Hansen
Klaudia Ignasiak
Tatiana Lanovenko
Angela Valenzuela Martinez
Zsofia Reka Molnar
Renata Nowak
Eszter Oczella
Viktoriya Petrova-Concepcion
Henrieta Skupekova
Giuditta Taccani


Aysegul Besli
Diana Carlomagno
Leonida Ciobu
Flora Conte
Daniela Deiana
Sabrina Diaz
Dainora Dvarionaite
Carina Marques
Lidia Mellero
Natasha Novak
Lexy Oliver
Figen Sahin
Bianca Saller
Lara Tasharofi
Danai Tehodoropoulou
Carlotta Tonelli

Olympia Qualification System and Pay-Per-View Stream

The Men’s Open will have their last contest before the Olympia, but the other divisions have one more week after this to earn their Olympia invites. Outside of the contest winners leading up to the cutoff date, the second through fifth-place finishers for each division will earn Tier 3 points on the Olympia Qualification System. Those points for each position are as follows.

Second – six points
Third – five points
Fourth – four points
Fifth – three points 

The top three finishers in those standings for each pro division will also be added to the list of Olympia-qualified athletes. Wings of Strength will promote the contest, and they will have a pay-per-view stream available through Muscle & Fitness Plus at $34.99 for both days of amateur and professional competitions.

Featured Image: @brett_wilkin on Instagram 

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