By Andrew Oye ProSource
The Item: IFBB Pro League Contest Results
The Scoop: Just Announced: Over the weekend, IFBB Pro Al Auguste showed he is a champion, winning 1st place at the 2012 IFBB Pro Europa Show of Champions in Orlando, FL. In his pro debut, IFBB Pro Marco Rivera took 2nd place. In his highest placing in a pro contest so far, IFBB Pro Raul Carrasco Jimenez placed 3rd in the show. IFBB Pro Nathaniel Wonsley took 4th place, trailed by IFBB Pro Nana Kwasi Ofosu-Manu in 5th place.
The "So What?": The IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series Point System: (1st automatic qualification, 2nd - 4 Points, 3rd - 3 Points, 4th - 2 Points, 5th - 1 Point) applies to eligibility to compete at the 2012 Olympia 212 Showdown (September 29) in Las Vegas. The 2012 Orlando Pro Bodybuilding Championships hosted only a 212 Class for the first time. The 2011 Orlando contest only hosted an Open Class (won by IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan). The 2010 Orlando contest hosted both a 202 Class (won by IFBB Pro Eduardo Correa) and an Open Class (won by IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi).
Andrew Oye's Verdict: With this event marking Al Auguste's second victory for the 2012 contest season, it seems he is gunning for the (unofficial) King of the 212 title.