This Week’s ‘Monday Evening Muscle’ Recaps 2020 Olympia Winners


Shawn Ray and Bob Cicherillo are each accustomed to the Olympia stage. Ray has competed on that stage 13 totally different occasions, inserting as excessive as second twice. Cicherillo is properly often called the voice of bodybuilding because of him serving because the MC and asserting each champion on that stage for over a decade.

Only a few are as certified as these two in relation to speaking concerning the champions that have been topped on the 2020 Olympia in Orlando, FL, again in December. That was the very subject of dialogue on the most recent episode of “Monday Night Muscle.”

Missy Truscott Successful the Health Olympia

Cicherillo: “I noticed Missy coming a mile away. All people that noticed her the final two years on the Arnold with that win. You could possibly see she was on observe to being a significant contender to Whitney [Jones] or anyone else that was coming. So it didn’t shock me. Now I had her profitable comfortably.”

Ray: “It was a historic moment. I imply, she took the title away from a two-time defending champion, which we hardly ever see achieved. Not solely that, however she beat the comeback of four-time Ms. Fitness Olympia Oksana Grishina. In order that was her night time, man. Missy stood out, and was a champion amongst champions in that class.”

Sarah Villegas’ Girls’s Physique Olympia Win

Ray: “She truly does the unthinkable as a result of most individuals had Shanique [Grant] fingers down because the winner for the subsequent 5 – 6 years, and Sarah took the title off of her. I feel she made positive factors from the 12 months earlier than.”

Cicherillo: “Sarah Villegas got here in so on that you just couldn’t deny her. Large props to the judges for making that decision. Sarah got here in ripped, however I imply cleanly ripped. She wasn’t ripped and grainy trying. She’s received such clear strains and separation, beautiful physique, stunning presentation. She went on the market like a champ, man.”

The New Look of Ms. Olympia and Shanique Grant’s Probabilities of Competing for That Title

Cicherillo: “You’ll be able to see the ladies’s bodybuilding stuff is altering together with your new champ, with Andrea Shaw, with a number of the different prime 5 opponents that have been in there…quite a lot of these opponents have been round for some time. You’ll be able to see a altering of the guard. How cool would it not be to see Shanique Grant throw her hat into bodybuilding?”

Ray: “I don’t suppose we’ve seen the final of her [Grant] as a result of she’s means too younger, however she’s received choices and challenges.”

Chris Bumstead’s Repeat Win in Traditional Physique

Ray: “I don’t suppose that was shut. I feel he had that factor operating away, and once more, till he’s introduced with a brand new problem, I feel we are able to see a three-peat.”

Cicherillo: “I believed he was nice, clearly, and I believed he ought to’ve overwhelmed Breon [Ansley] the 12 months earlier than (2018) when Breon beat him. He made enormous progress, and he isn’t slowing down.”

Janet Layug Lastly Successful the Bikini Olympia Title

Ray: “Here’s Janet, three-time runner up, lastly entering into the winner’s circle and taking the crown. That wasn’t an debatable second. There weren’t too many individuals arguing towards her within the viewers that it was undeserving. Bikini is a really aggressive division the place you’ll be able to have a special champion yearly and never have an argument.”

Cicherillo: “It shocked no person that she received as a result of I feel lots of people had her profitable final 12 months. Janet appeared nice, actually deserved it, most likely ought to’ve had a couple of of those titles beneath her belt, however she’s there now.”

Cydney Gillon’s Dominance in Determine

Cicherillo: If there was a wipeout of the weekend, that was it. No questions on it, straight 1’s throughout the board, I didn’t even see it as shut. The opposite women gave it a great struggle, however it wasn’t shut.”

Ray: “Cydney can win that contest for so long as she desires so far as I’m involved. She’s received all the products.”

Brandon Hendrickson Reclaiming the Males’s Physique Title from Raymont Edmonds

Cicherillo: “Each sport wants an Ali-Frazier or a Chook-Magic. You want two folks to be sort of going at it, and that is cool as a result of they’re each wonderful. They have been having enjoyable up there.”

Ray: “He [Hendrickson] is the actual deal. They don’t seem to be comparable. That is apples and oranges. They’re two completely totally different physiques.”

Large Ramy Successful the Large One

Ray: “Wealthy Gaspari known as it. He (Ramy) was the primary one within the pose and the final one out of the pose. Come to seek out out in a while, that he was working very exhausting on the posing with Dennis James, which I’ve at all times thought was an space he wanted work on. Now that he’s achieved it, it was just like the polish that he was lacking all these years.”

Cicherillo: “With all due respect to Chad [Nicholls], if Dennis James isn’t working with him, he isn’t Mr. Olympia.”

Shaun Clarida’s 212 Olympia Victory

Cicherillo: “At 177 kilos, he’s 30 kilos lighter than the highest of the category. He’s small throughout the 212 class. That went forwards and backwards about 4 occasions. I noticed the scoresheets. Kamal [Elgargni] was profitable, then Clarida was profitable, then Kamal, Clarida truly received it on the night time present.”

Ray: I had Shaun profitable as a result of he made the larger enhancements. Like after we have been speaking about Sarah overtaking Shanique, the enhancements that Shaun Clarida made have been simply so large, that I needed to give him the nod over Kamal Elgargni.”

Amongst different subjects that the hosts mentioned embrace Breon Ansley’s potential within the 212 division, the opportunity of seeing Chris Bumstead versus Large Ramy on the stage, and extra.

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