By Neto Baptiste
The Antigua and Barbuda Amateur Bodybuilding & Weightlifting Federation – coming out of its recent National Championships last weekend – has named a seven-member team for this year’s CAC Bodybuilding Championships slated for 11-14 October in Santo Domingo.
Men’s physique contender Kenroy Christian, classic physique competitor Randy Christopher, Anthony Nurse of men’s physique and Jonte Barnes in men’s bodybuilding, are the four male competitors in the team.
Female athletes Rochelle Kirby (body fitness), Geanna Jules (bikini fitness) and Kemberly Greenaway (bikini fitness) round off the selections.
The country’s top bodybuilding judge, Errol Williams, said he will be monitoring and working with the athletes as they continue to prepare for the championships.
“We have already started that procedure and we’ve been dialoguing with them and we will actually meet early next week to go over what is required of them at the CAC Championships as representatives of Antigua and Barbuda,” he said.
As for the athletes’ chances of ultimate success at the pro qualifier, Williams said anything is possible but reminded that the CAC is a much tougher competition than other pro qualifiers.
“The Aruba competition is not as extensive as the CAC. The CAC would be more heavily contested so it’s harder to get your pro card. We have already advised them on what’s to be done and to just continue to improve on their presentations. There are some who need to work on their definition and shape, and there is enough time to deal with that and to work on their presentation because you can never do too much when it comes to presentation,” he said.
Overall champion in the bodybuilding category Dylan Jonas did not make himself available for selection.