A chiseled Roderick Waterman upon his return to bodybuilding, flexed his way to the Mr Bridgetown title at the Major Noott Hall at Combermere School on Saturday night.
It was quite evident that Waterman did not possess the most mass on the night, however his definition placed him head and shoulders above his rivals. He especially stood out in the back, chest and glute poses, being one of the few with vivid striations in those departments.
Representing Flawless gym, Waterman also demonstrated fantastically proportioned muscle development and symmetry, making the task of impressing the judges with his stage presence a simple one.
First runner-up Ramon Broomes of First Fitness Gym, certainly had mass and proportion as well as good energy on stage, however his muscle definition was not as pronounced as it could have been.
Third place finisher David Small had double reason to be proud of his efforts on the night as he took top honours in the Mr Novice competition. He edged out Roger Streeks of Krackan Gym, who had a chiseled upper body but a set of disproportionate legs to match.
Patrons also walked away with the feeling that the future is bright for bodybuilding in Barbados as an impressive Lamar Coward walked away with the Mr Teenager title, then took third place in the Mr Novice competition.
Again youth played the pivotal role in the female categories as Alisha Barnett of Fitness Zone captured the Junior Bikini Fitness title, Ladies Bikini Fitness Short Class title, then defeated winner of the Ladies Bikini Fitness tall class, Janesia Pitt, to take the overall title.
Ryan Haynes took the overall Men’s Physique title while Lynette Thompson took the ladies’ Body Fitness title. Adeya Brewster captured the first ever Children’s Fitness title, Shekola Carrington and Z’ Dana Scantlebury were second and third respectively. (CM)