The 2023 Mid USA Pro Classic Physique show was held on Sunday, June 4, 2023, in Albuquerque, NM, and Damien Patrick was crowned the winner of the contest. Patrick was one of 15 competitors who took the stage.
Patrick’s win was paired with a qualification to the 2023 Olympia weekend in Orlando, FL, on the weekend of Nov. 2-5, 2023. Jeremiah Willies finished in second place, and Camilo Diaz rounded out the top three. The full final results are below:
2023 Mid USA Pro Results — Classic Physique
Damien Patrick (USA)
Jeremiah Willies (USA)
Camilo Diaz (USA)
Julian Castano (Colombia)
Jordan Tripp-Arthur (USA)
Eric Abelon (USA)
Elijah Dixon (USA)
Jimmy Tonkinson (UK)
Stephen Thames (USA)
Louiege Bascog (USA)
Kendahl Richmond (USA)
Jacob Burton (USA) (tie for 11th)
Jared Feather (USA)
Cameron Williams (USA) (tie for 13th)
David E. Kampfe Jr. (USA)
Winner — Damien Patrick
Patrick won this contest by two points over Willies, meaning at least one judge had Willies in first place. Nonetheless, this is Patrick’s first victory as a pro, and he is now eligible to make his Classic Physique Olympia debut in Orlando.
Second Place — Jeremiah Willies
Based on the scorecards, Willies made it challenging for the judges. He was coming off a 10-place finish at the 2023 New York Pro and made adjustments in his prep in the three weeks since.
This is Willie’s highest finish as a pro. He proved the potential to win a pro show and could join Patrick on the 2023 Olympia stage if he can cash that potential in at another contest this season.
Third Place — Camilo Diaz
Diaz previously competed twice in 2023 in shows absent Patrick as a competitor. Diaz ranked fifth at the 2023 Pittsburgh Pro and fourth at the 2023 New York Pro.
Diaz was the defending Mid USA Pro champion, but it wasn’t meant to be this season. He still seeks qualification for the 2023 Olympia. Should he succeed and reach the big stage in Orlando, he’ll aim to break into the top 15 for the first time.
Another Classic Physique contest was held at the 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow in Toronto, ON, Canada, on the same weekend. The winner was Samuel Paquin.
The next Classic Physique contest on the 2023 IFBB schedule is the 2023 Fitness Authority Poland Pro Muscle show. It is set for Saturday, June 10, 2023.
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