The 2023 Phoenix Pro Men’s Physique show is slated for Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, in Scottsdale, AZ. Nineteen IFBB Pro League competitors will take the stage to fight for the win and the qualification for the 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia at the Olympia Weekend in Orlando, FL, on Nov. 2-5, 2023.
None of the athletes competing in this contest have yet qualified for the Olympia prior to this show. The full roster of competitors is listed below:
2023 Phoenix Pro Roster
Mahmut Alan (Turkey)
Ommie Ali (UAE)
Dre Booker (USA)
Rodrigue Chesnier (France)
Rhyan Clark (USA)
Andrew J. David (USA)
Shun Kaneko (Japan)
Nick Koeu (USA)
Jael Lopez (USA)
Brian Motley (USA)
Michael D. Mperey (USA)
Hygor Ponchet (USA)
Aaron A. Rivera (USA)
David Roberson (USA)
Tyler Sanchez (USA)
Andre Smith (USA)
Cordell Waddey (USA)
Austin Witty (USA)
McKenneth Woodberry (USA)
[Related: 10 Commandments of Biceps Training]
2022 Chicago Pro winner Nick Koeu placed second at the 2023 Chicago Pro two weeks before this contest. He’s aiming to reach the Olympia stage for a second straight season. Koeu placed outside the top 15 in 2022.
Koeu is a favorite in this show, but a win is far from certain. He was second in the 2021 Europa Phoenix show, the previous version of this contest.
Tyler Sanchez was the 2022 National Physique Committee (NPC) USA Championships overall winner. This show marks his professional debut.
Sanchez’s potential to succeed as a pro was obvious when he stood onstage at his final amateur show in Las Vegas, NV. If he wins his first show, he will be Olympia-qualified in his first year as a pro. Is he ready to contend against his fellow pros who have more experience?
Rhyan Clark is in his fourth professional season. Clark has competed three times in 2023. His best finish was fourth at the Lenda Murray Atlanta Pro. Clark is in search of his first pro win and first Olympia qualification. He turned pro at the 2020 NPC Junior USA show.
This is one of two Men’s Physique contests being held on this weekend. The other is at the 2023 Tampa Pro in Tampa, FL. The winner of that event will also qualify for the 2023 Olympia if not qualified already.
Featured image: @nockkoeu_ on Instagram