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On Saturday, July 8th, the NPC made its annual appearance at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y., for the Northeast Summer Classic, a national qualifier event for the annual NPC National Bodybuilding Championships to be held in Miami, FL, on November 17-18, 2017. As we have done in the past, we’ll provide full coverage of the Northeast Summer Classic with in-depth profiles of selected competitors in September issue’s summer wrap-up.
For now, we present a brief on the major overall category winners.
In the Men’s Bodybuilding Novice category, encompassing the lightweight and heavyweight bodybuilding novice divisions, the overall Northeast Summer Classic Champion is Steven Mitropoulos. Other bodybuilding divisions that will be summarized in our September issue included the Teen, Junior, 35+, 40+ and 50+ age divisions.
Above: Steven Mitropoulos
The Overall Men’s Bodybuilding Open Division encompassing the Bantamweight, Lightweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight and Superheavyweight Divisions was Heavyweight competitor Giovanni DelBiondo.
Above: Giovanni DelBiondo
The Classic Physique competition included competitors in the 35+ year old, Novice A and B, and Open A and B categories. Taking the Overall Championship Title in the Classic Physique Novice Division was George Machallekides and crowned as the 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Overall Classic Physique Open Champion was Chris Papasavvas.
Above: Chris Papasavvas
Kadeem Evans took home the 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Championship trophy as the Overall Men’s Physique Novice Champion besting all rivals from among the Men’s Novice Physique A, B and C Divisions.
Closing out the day’s Men’s competitions, Chris Papasavvas captured the Overall Men’s Physique Open Championship staking claim to two Division titles.
Above: Kadeem Evans
Next came the women where Lindsayjo Gray was crowned the 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Overall Women’s Figure Novice Champion, convincing the judges that she was the best of the field among a group of 11 novice competitors.
Above: Lindsayjo Gray
The 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Overall Women’s Figure Open Champion was Ashley Brehl standing out from among all competitors in the Women’s Figure Open A, B and C Divisions.
Above: Ashley Brehl
Thirty-three women competed in the Bikini Novice A, B and C Divisions and, from among this crowded field, Inmarie Garcia received the judges’ decision to take home the 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Women’s Overall Bikini Novice Championship trophy.
Above: Inmarie Garcia
The 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic Overall Women’s Bikini Open title was decided from among 43 competitors with the Championship Title going to Jillian Polstein.
Above. Jillian Polstein
The 2017 NPC Northeast Summer Classic, organized and promoted by Bev Francis' Powerhouse Gym (www.bevfrancis.com) , once again proved that world-class athletic competitions and exciting fan-friendly events can be found throughout the N.Y. Metro region.
Coverage of past-years' NPC events can be found in the pages of MetroSports Magazine. Just look for the title and picture on our covers accessible from the "Home" menu selection at the top of this page or at www.MetroSportsMag.com.
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