Video!  Jamie Cameron and Naera Johnson's routine that got the crowd clapping.  The had no choice!  A technical glitch made the music stop but being true professionals, seasoned bodybuilders Naera and Jamie did their routine to the beat of the audience clapping.  It was fun! 

Click left pic to see.  For more videos, pics and report click read more


Click left pic for Dan's Interview. Lisa goes behind the scenes to catch up with Overall Winner Daniel Amos of Rotorua.  Watch him pump up his impressive muscles and find out more about this young gun and his ambitions.

Click right pic for Dan vs Stan Posedown

The Bay of Plenty comp is back and has set a pretty high standard for itself, thanks to the super organised Marty Niao. There was lots of positive feedback from athletes and audience alike saying how they enjoyed the show for its efficient and meticulous attention to detail.  All aspects of the comp didn't get overlooked. There was plenty of room and weights to pump up with backstage.  Noticed lots of marshalls backstage letting athletes know when they're up next and with their help, everything ran on time and in a relaxed manner.  All athletes and staff all had passes made up for them so everybody know who's who. Even the running sheet was colour coded!  
Lisa and Marty
I was chuffed with my pass!
The prejudging started spot on 1pm and the keen country audience were there half an hour before the show to enjoy this unique opportunity to some hot bods on stage at Little Theatre in Whakatane.
There were 40 athletes compromising lots of men!  not too many figures. A couple of surprises in the figure class. Wendy Sole, a hardcore physique competitor, turning her hand to the figure class and won the Sen Figure 35+!  Also a successful return to stage was Diddy Allan who last competed about 2 years ago, taking out the Overall Figure Title.   
Marty, Tim and Darren with Dan the Man of the moment
It was great to see the awesome physiques of Naera Johnson and Moira lavender-Ashburn posing down in the open class. Naera had the mass but Moira probably just edged Naera out in condition. The showdown between these two will be a sight to see at the Nationals! so hope they both go.

The talk of the show was probably the physique of young Junior Male competitor Daniel Amos from Rotorua.  When he walked out on stage with the Juniors, the whole audience got a big surprise with Daniel's physique as it was hard to believe he had all that size for a 23 year old! 
Overall Winners

Daniel's been under the guidance of Darren Onekawa, a seasoned competitor, so he had a good start to his weight training life.  Dan won his class and eventually went on to posedown against Stan Tautalanoa. And what a sight it was.  As you know Stan is an awesome poser but Dan looked like he's been posing for years and did a great job taking his time.  And eventually took out the overall title.

The other hunk who was a pleasure to watch was Jamie Cameron who did the couples with Naera.  Jamie's always in great shape, not bad for a guy who only trains 3 times a week.  But he obviously is meticulous with  his diet.  Unfortunately they had problems with their disc and so the music cut out 20sec in. However, being true professionals they carried on with their routine with the audience givng the beat with their clapping. Looks like a great routine and you can see it - fingers crossed with music all going well - when they guest pose at the NABBA Waikato on 25 July. Making up team LA Muscle was Matt Clark who returned with great vascularity in the Open Athletic Class.  Greg Mawson, who as always came in great condition, needed some competition and Matt was very close to edging him off his pedastal.  Maybe next time Matt!

Honourable mention must be made to Roy Baxter in the Masters 40+ class. This seasoned athlete, although in the 50+ class beat out his 'younger' competitors. Roy's a credit to the sport and shows the commitment to his health and fitness, and still bodybuilding after all these years. On ya Roy!

All athletes received some fantastic protein goodies and all left smiling and happy after the show, which incidentally finished by 9.30pm. Early enough for everyone to go back to 'Where Else' for drinks and a mingle.

Below are the happy snaps from the show, enjoy! sorry some of the pics are abit dark. Thought the stage lights were a touch dark but that's the only thing I thought could be adjusted about the show.

See you at Waikato this Saturday and we'll do it all over again. More BOP Pics @

Lisa, Go Figure

p.s We videoed Dan pumping up and asked him a few questions so we'll have that up soon. 

Senior Figure    
Wendy Sole, 1st Sen Fig
Chantal, Shape winner
Novice and Open Figure    
Diddy, only one in Open
Masters, Novice and Open Physique
Masters Physique
Naera and Moira in Open
Rose (left) Nov Phys

  Couples Winner
Naera and Jamie

Teenage and Junior Men    

Left, Teenage. Junior Men 

Novice Athletic    
Aaron, 1st Nov athletic
Masters 40+    
Roy, 1st Masters 40+
   Masters 60+  

Masters and Open Athletic Tall

Gary, far left, Masters 
Matt and Greg, Open
 Novice and Open Physique    
Stan, the only Open Man
 Overall Athletic Comparison. Overall Physique Comparison  Overall Figure Comparison
Overall Men's Posedown    
Stan 'the man' Tautalanoa vs Dan 'the Jnr Man' Amos

Lisa's Happy Snaps!

LA Muscle Team
Jamie, Naera and Matt 

Poor Keith was feelin 
the cold snap 

Surprise! Wendy goes Figure

Aaron and Dan
Nov Ath and Jnr Man winners 

Colleen was bad to the bone
in her 78th show in her 10th year! 

Naera and Moira
compare open biceps 

Athletic Boys
Paul Mountford (sponsor)
Greg and Conrad

Diddy and her man Jeff 

Dan the Jnr Man - and Overall
with Tim the Tan Man 

Conrad touches up Rose 

Moira's impressive back 

Greg and his proteges 

Best Posing Routine

Colour coded running sheet!
the attention to detail was
meticulous at this comp

Darren charges up his
big guns

The After Party!
Since the show finished by 9.30pm, everyone had the energy to relax and go to the after show function at 'Where Else' to mingle and catch up. Athletes were able to get 1 free drink and there was finger food for everyone. Thanks Marty for thinking of everything!

Jamie and Darren with their 
better halves 

Awesome organisers
Sian and Marty Naio

The girls Gayleen, Naera,
Lisa and Shelly

Jim and Marianne

The boys finishing off the feast

Wendy eyes up her next meal

Digby digs in

Shelly refuels after her
excellent MCing job

Matt Clark (centre) with his
fiance and a hunk in the
making (right)



Ms. Bay of Plenty Figure - Diddy Allen

Ms. Bay of Plenty Physique Women - Moira Lavender Ashburn
Mr. Bay of Plenty Athletic - Greg Mawson
Mr. Bay of Plenty Physique - Daniel Amos
Ms. Bay of Plenty Shape - Shantelle Savage

1. Teisina Tonga
2. Murrell Ta'ala
1. Daniel Amos
2. Jeff Uluave
1. Aaron Wood
2. Joesph Lincoln
3. Adam Hart
4. Jamie Keti
5. Willem Bester
1. Roy Baxter
2. Shawn O'Dwyer
3. Jeff Allen
4. Heemi Hope
1. Digby Barrington
2. Sonny Brady
3. Joe Schroeder

1. Gary Fowell

1. Greg Mawson
2. Matt Clark

1. Colin McCorkindale
2. Doug Herbert
3. Victor Sharpe
4. Matthew Clarke

1. Stan Tautalanoa

1. Roy Baxter
1. Shantelle SavageNOVICE FIGURE
1. Tamaku Paul
2. Elaine Bishop
1. Wendy Cole
2. Tania Coates
3. Michelle Riwai
4. Doris Bragg
1. Diddy Allen

1. Rose Lowery

1. Moira Lavender-Ashburn
2. Naera Johnson
3. Lillian Tioke

1. Tania Coates

1. Jamie Cameron / Naera Johnson

SUNNY GYMZ, Whakatane


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