2008 NPC Oregon Ironman
Bodybuilding & Figure Championships
(Lincoln City, Oregon - May 10, 2008)
A new venue for me covering this show - the beautiful Chinook Winds Casino was
suited to a tee for the type of set, seating, etc. RK Smith Productions is
known for. As usual, thanks to the promoters Ron and Susan Smith as well as
the casino staff for all their help with some photoshoot options on a bit of
a blustery weekend. As far as the competition, Heather Skaar (pr. 'score')absolutely nailed
it in Figure with a V-tapered and lean physique. In fact, quite an outstanding group
of class winners!
One of the busiest of those class winners was Dawn Lackas who also took the
Masters Figure Overall crown and competed in the Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding.
Other names of note in Figure runner-ups, etc. included Kelly Wear, Jami Knight,
Vicki Bauer, Kim Hoyer, Sara Stearns (her mom competed as well) plus a few nice
surprises. That's IFBB Pro Kristi Tauti in the pic with Dawn. Kristi placed 3rd
at the California Figure Pro Show 2 weeks later - congratulations!
Last but not least, a very excited Cyndi Ambert led a stellar field of
bodybuilders, I am in awe of Nancy Frank's routines :) That's Gerri Deach-Davis
next to Cyndi...
(Please notify me of any placing or name spelling errors, thanks.)
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