YORTON CUP OCB NATIONAL & IFPA PRO INTERNATIONAL
October 27, 2007 – Washington, D.C.
Coverage in Fitness & Physique Magazine- IFPA Pro Qualifier

Special Appearance by Chet Yorton, Mr. America & Mr. Universe

OCB's national championship comes to Washington, D.C. this October 27th. Join top bodybuilding & figure competitors from around the country to compete for the coveted Yorton Cups and see the legendary Chet Yorton present the trophies to the overall winners. Catch many of the top pros in the sport too. The IFPA Pro International is being held in conjunction with the OCB amateur event. Over 120 competitors are expected in all. It's a don't miss event for sure!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Taylor Hooton Foundation. It was formed in memory of Taylor E. Hooton, a 17-year old high school athlete from Plano, Texas. Taylor took his own life on July 15, 2003 as a result of the abuse of anabolic steroids. This foundation was founded by the parents, family and friends of Taylor after his death when the founders became aware of the magnitude of a growing problem among high school athletes across the country with the illegal use and abuse of anabolic steroids as a performance enhancement drug. They discovered that this is a serious problem among young athletes; and that young people and their parents are generally ignorant of the real dangers of this powerful drug.

Location: Bowie Center for Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd (MD-450), Bowie, MD 20715
Show times: Pre-judging: 10:00 am, Finals: 5 pm

Tickets: All seating reserved. Prejudging: Rows A-E $20, Rows F-S $15, Balcony Rows T-Z $10, Finals: Rows A-E $30, Rows F-S $25, Balcony Rows T-Z $20. Trainer’s Ticket $55 (Good all day for a reserved seat in Rows F-S and also good for back stage access). Tickets are non-refundable.

Hotels: Comfort Inn Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716. Hotel is 4.5 miles from the contest site. For reservations call (301) 464-0089 and ask for rates for group code “OCB” for nightly rate of $113.40. The hotel offers an exercise room, business center, free breakfast, free parking, free local calls, free high-speed Internet, safes and modem/data ports. Rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Some rooms are also equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Pets are allowed. Suites & Whirlpool rooms also available. Hotel brochure: Holiday Inn West, 15101 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707. Hotel is 15 miles from contest site. For reservations call (301) 776-5300 or (800) 465-4329 and ask for rates for group code “OCB” for nightly rate of $95. The hotel offers a fitness facility with free weights, lifecycles, treadmills, and stair climbers, a tropical atrium with indoor pool and café. Outback Steakhouse is located inside the hotel. Rooms feature free high-speed Internet access, complimentary premium-cable channels, coffeemaker, with free coffee and tea, iron and ironing board. For directions to Holiday Inn West

Directions to Contest Venue: From I-495/I-95 Beltway take exit #19A MD-50E 6.6 miles, take exit #11 MD-197N toward Bowie/Collington Rd for 2.1 miles, turn right onto Annapolis Rd (MD-450E) for 0.8 miles. From Comfort Inn Conference Center: turn right on Harbour Way - go 0.1 mi, turn left Mitchellville Rd - go 0.3 mi, turn right on Collington Rd (MD-197 N) - go 2.9 mi, turn right on Annapolis Rd (MD-450 E) - go 0.8 mi. From Holiday Inn West: Bear right on Sandy Spring Rd (MD-198 E), go 3.2 mi, continue on Laurel Bowie Rd (MD-197 S), go 11.3 mi, turn left on Annapolis Rd (MD-450 E), go 0.8 mi.

Airports: Closest airports to contest site and host hotel are Baltimore Washington International (BWI) (22 miles), and Reagan National (DCA) (24 miles)




The IFPA PRO INTERNATIONAL:

Open to competitors who have qualified to compete as pro in any federation

Who's competing so far? See photo of them in the galleries on IFPApro.com

Men's Pro Bodybuilding
Kareem Petteway (MD), Doug Miller (VA), Dave Goodin (TX), Philip Ricardo, Jr. (CA), Joe Franco (PA), Ron Coleman (MD), Carl Matthews, Jr. (NV), Cleveland Thomas (FL), Marcus Dungen (CO), Ken Bragg (PA), David Whittaker (CA), Mike Uzar (CT), William Powell (NC), Chris Zangari (MA), Adam Shawver (PA), Wil Usher, Jr. (DC), Troy Eckonen (FL), James Carron (MA), Robert Green (KS), Chris MacKenzie (NJ), Damon Gillis (DE), Brett Oteri (CT), Jayson Blanchard (NM)

Women's Pro Bodybuilding
Karen Taylor (FL), Linda Carpenter (VA), Carolina Davis (TX), Frances Parker (MD), Kelly Sprague (NY), Deb Samuels (MD), Karly Green (AZ), Celeste McKeefery (NJ), Liberty Gray (MI), Kim Anderson (MA), Anne Golden (AZ), Carol Brinkley (MD), Joanne Gallo (NY), Jenelle Robinson (IN)

Pro Figure
Stephanie Miller (VA), Marie Allen (VA), Sheri Newton (NJ), Jamie Gilbert (PA), Nicole Weeks (FL), Kelli Correa (MA), Monika Rodgers (PA), Leyla Yurchick (OH), Tracy Barlow (NC), Lisa Johnson (DE), Sheri Braxton (NM), Tracy Kettani (TX), Bridgette Grosvenor, Colleen Castaneda (TX), Mayra Perea (NM)

Divisions: Men’s Pro Bodybuilding Open, Women’s Pro Bodybuilding Open and Pro Figure Open.
Awards: Over $18,000 cash prizes. For each category: 1st Place: $3,000, 2nd Place: $2,000, 3rd Place: 1,000, Best Poser/Presentation: $100. First place winners in each category: Bowflex 525 Dumbell Set with Stand ($600 value), Swiss Sports watch ($300 value) and custom IFPA Pro rings. Custom awards for top 5 in each category. Custom IFPA medals for all participants.

Drug Testing: Polygraph testing for all competitors. $45 payable in cash or money order to the polygraph examiner at the time of testing (includes $5 towards urine testing fees). Photo identification required. Results from recent polygraph exams performed for other contests will not be honored. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure they are polygraph tested for the event. If any competitors are not polygraph tested for the event they will be disqualified. Urine testing for top place winners (in addition to their polygraph tests). Urine samples will be collected immediately after the conclusion of the show. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure a sample is provided before leaving the event. If competitors do not provide samples they are disqualified. Plus all competitors subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter.

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The OCB NATIONALS:

Pre-qualification at other OCB events not necessary
It's not necessary to qualify at other OCB shows to be able to compete in this event

Divisions: Men’s Bodybuilding: Novice (Under 5’ 9” and 5’ 9” and Over), 50+, 40-49, Open (Under 5’ 7”, 5’ 7” to Under 5’ 10” and 5’ 10” and Over). Women’s Bodybuilding: 35+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and Over) - Figure: Novice (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and Over), 35+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and Over)

Awards: Custom awards for top 5 placements in each class. Best Poser award for bodybuilding. Best Presentation for Figure.

Drug Testing: Polygraph testing for all competitors. $45 payable in cash or money order to the polygraph examiner at the time of testing (includes $5 towards urine testing fees). Photo identification required. Results from recent polygraph exams performed for other contests will not be honored. It is the competitors’ responsibility to ensure they are polygraph tested for the event. If any competitors are not polygraph tested for the event they are ineligible for competition. Urine testing for show overall winners (in addition to their polygraph tests). Urine samples will be collected immediately after the conclusion of the show. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure a sample is provided before leaving the event. If competitors do not provide samples eligibility for IFPA pro competition will be void. Plus all competitors subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter.

Complete details on theOCBwebsite.com. While there join the mailing list for a free issue of Fitness & Physique Magazine!