Five bodybuilders won their respective divisions on Saturday, 23 Oct, at the DFAC Caribbean Muscle Mayhem at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay.
The women categories featured Richelle Ebanks claiming the Figure Class, Megan Leitch winning the Bikini Class and Amaris Smith winning the Body Transformation Class.
In the men’s competitions, Lance McField impressed to capture the Men’s Athletic Class, while Sumanarathna Mahendra won the Body Transformation Class.
Ziecko Herrera won the Men’s Bodybuilding Middleweight Class and Douglas King claimed the Men’s Bodybuilding Heavyweight Class.
Following their wins, Herrera and King inevitably faced-off for the overall bodybuilding championship, which finished with the judges favouring Herrera.
The event featured 23 athletes competing in six categories under the natural bodybuilding Drug Free Athletes Coalition, including a special appearance by the 2019 Muscle Mayhem Men’s Bodybuilding Overall champion Robert Thompson Jr.
One of several organisers’ Dail Davis said the bodybuilding competition has gained traction despite the cancellation last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is important, to sort of reignite the passion of bodybuilding, for fitness in the country,” Davis said. “Our first show in 2019, I believe it was only 15 competitors…so it’s growing. I anticipate it will grow another 25 or 50% next year.”
Davis noted that the event would not have been possible without sponsors, “Rubis, GNC, Camana Bay, The Hub Cayman, Green Machine, AI Rentals, Parkers and World Gym.”