The 2023 Governors Cup Pro took over Sacramento, California on July 13, where competitors from the Bikini category battled for gold and an Olympia invite for later this year. This event served as an Olympia qualifier.
It’s more challenging to earn an invite for Olympia this year as the point system has been removed. As it stands, the 2023 Mr. Olympia competition will go down from Nov. 2-5 inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
It was an exciting show that saw plenty of comparisons. In the end, Ariel Barley won the Bikini title. She will have the opportunity to face reigning Bikini Olympia Maureen Blanquisco in just a few months. You can find the full results from the show below!
2023 Governors Cup Pro Winner
Bikini: Ariel Barley
2023 Governors Cup Pro Results
- Winner — Ariel Barley
- Second Place — Alexandra Vatthauer
- Third Place — Brittany Gillespie
- Fourth Place — Jordan Brannon
- Fifth Place — Maya Astabie
- Sixth Place — Cristobalina Pajares
- Seventh Place — Michelle Billett
- Eighth Place — Marioly Galarza
- Ninth Place — Mia Bartschi
- Tenth Place — Rudie Guerrero
Barley is having an incredible journey as a pro, and this victory marks her second one in her career. Back in 2021, she clinched gold at the Battle of the Desert Pro and even made it to the Olympia. Though she didn’t crack the top 15 that time. She also missed the 2022 Olympia. In the 2023 season so far, she last competed at 2023 IFBB Patriots Challenge Pro and placed sixth.
Meanwhile, Alexandra Vatthauer, a rookie earned her pro card at the 2023 NPC Junior Nationals and wasted no time making her pro debut at the Republic of Texas Pro, finishing in ninth place.
2023 Governors Cup Pro Scorecards
FitnessVolt congratulates the winner. We look forward to seeing you shine on the Olympia stage.