The 2023 Daytona Pro/Am took place from September 29-30 in Daytona Beach, Florida. This event was an Olympia qualifier for competitors in the Men’s Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Women’s Physique categories.
There is little time left for athletes to qualify for the upcoming 2023 Olympia competition, which is set to go down in Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center. Currently, the deadline to qualify expires on October 9. Since the IFBB Pro League decided to ditch the point system the only way to guarantee a spot on the big stage is by winning a Pro show like this one.
It was a jaw-dropping contest with memorable individual routines, exciting comparisons, and a nail-biter of a finale. In the end, Kyron Holden took home gold in Men’s Physique. Nicole Zenobia Graham pulled off the big win in Figure. Ndeye Ndour shined in Bikini, and Marie-Solange Essoh claimed gold in Women’s Physique!
2023 Daytona Pro-Am Winners
- Men’s Physique: Kyron Holden
- Figure: Nicole Zenobia Graham
- Bikini: Ndeye Ndour
- Women’s Physique: Marie-Solange Essoh
2023 Daytona Pro-Am Results Breakdown
It was a busy night in Florida, as Men’s Physique contenders gathered in hopes of ensuring their presence on the Olympia stage. During prejudging, Clarence McSpadden Jr. impressed with a full chest but his greatest weapons on stage were his back shots. McSpadden Jr. was last seen in action at the 2023 San Antonio Pro last weekend, where he took second place.
Meanwhile, Kyron Holden was another frontrunner and lived up to the expectations of fans, who were blown away by his proportions, tight waist, and V-taper. In his last competition, Holden took sixth place at the 2022 Olympia. Once again, Clarence McSpadden Jr. was forced to settle for second place due to the completeness of Kyron Holden’s physique. Christopher Barr rounded out the podium in third place.
- Winner — Kyron Holden
- Second Place — Clarence McSpadden Jr.
- Third Place — Christopher Barr
- Fourth Place — Brett Mario Jackson
- Fifth Place — Sharif Reid
- Sixth Place — Joshua Guidry
- Seventh Place — Tyler Smith
- Eighth Place — Winston Sullivan
- Ninth Place — Kenyon Leno
- Tenth Place — Anas Farhat
In what turned into an extremely competitive affair, frontrunner Nicole Zenobia Graham brought perhaps her best look to date. With an extraordinary upper body and thin waist, Graham has been a weapon on the IFBB Pro League scene. She entered this contest with plenty of momentum, having just taken gold at the 2023 San Antonio Pro.
In her way was Thais Cabrices Wener, whose conditioning and aesthetics made for a well-rounded package. She last appeared at the 2023 Tupelo Pro in ninth place. In a spectacular finale, Nicole Zenobia Graham picked up another victory! Thais Cabrices Werner and Kelly Estrada finished second and third.
- Winner — Nicole Zenobia Graham
- Second Place — Thais Cabrices Werner
- Third Place — Kelly Estrada
- Fourth Place — Emily Hammond
- Fifth Place — Danielle Rose
- Sixth Place — Edith Driver
- Seventh Place — Dr. Adrienne Matthews
- Eighth Place — Courtney Jacobs
- Ninth Place — Rachel Stuckert
- Tenth Place — Kimberly Smith
Bikini contenders brought their best in Daytona over the weekend. With eye-catching shape and great tie-ins, Jessica Nicole Dolias stood out quickly among fans and judges at the event. She last competed earlier this month at the 2023 Janet Layug Battle of the Bodies, where she took second place.
Another favorite hoping to walk away with gold was Ndeye Ndour, whose lines and aesthetics made for a well-put-together physique. Having last stepped on stage in third at the 2023 San Antonio Pro, Ndour was eager to command the center stage. Ultimately, Ndeye Ndour’s efforts paid off and she earned first prize. Jessica Nicole Dolias and Noelle Agnew finished second and third.
- Winner — Ndeye Ndour
- Second Place — Jessica Nicole Dolias
- Third Place — Noelle Agnew
- Fourth Place — Janine Herrera
- Fifth Place — Rachael Oberst
- Sixth Place — Susana Aramayo
- Seventh Place — Huong Mai
- Eighth Place — Winitchanok Shao
- Ninth Place — Maria Vegas
- Tenth Place — Myra Colcord
In the Women’s Physique portion of the show, Jada Beverly stood out with great symmetry, balance, and proportions. With a knack for posing, she has a firm grasp on showcasing her development and conditioning. Beverly last tested herself in 2022 at the Indy Pro in fifth place.
Looking to prevent Beverly from success was Marie-Solange Essoh, who looked better than ever, with a great display of conditioning and stage presence. Essoh, a proven talent, last competed in May at the 2023 Optimum Classic where she took second place. However, this time around, she left no doubt with the judges. Marie-Solange Essoh claimed first place with Jada Beverly and Heather Grace taking second and third place honors.
- Winner — Marie-Solange Essoh
- Second Place — Jada Beverly
- Third Place — Heather Grace
- Fourth Place — Heather Rigsby
- Fifth Place — Andrea Alonso
- Sixth Place — Laura Pyszora
- Seventh Place — Jacqueline Hale
- Eighth Place — Marysel Cruz Cruz
- Ninth Place — Farrah Faulkner
- Tenth Place — Taysir Orta
2023 Daytona Pro-Am Scorecards
That wraps up all of the action in Florida. We look forward to seeing the winners take to the Olympia stage in five weeks!