This weekend is a feast for bodybuilding fans as seven events will light up the stage across the globe. But the one that stands out from the rest is the 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow, where 10 divisions will showcase their best physiques on June 4. The categories are as follows: Men’s Open, 212 Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Men’s Wheelchair, Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Women’s Physique, and Wellness. The Fitness division is the only pro division that will not be featured in this show.
Amateur winners who earn their pro cards on Saturday, June 3, will also have the opportunity to compete in this contest.
Last year, men’s open bodybuilder Mohamed Shaaban claimed victory in Toronto and secured his spot at the Olympia. However, he won’t be defending his title this year as he is absent from the Men’s Open lineup. That leaves the door open for some powerful contenders who are eager to claim gold and the coveted Olympia invite.
The winner of this weekend’s show will join the elite group of athletes who have qualified for the 2023 Mr. Olympia competition, which will take place in Orlando, Florida from Nov. 2-5. The clock is ticking for those who want to make it to the biggest show of the year, as they have until October 9 to earn their tickets.
As the highest-ranking Mr. Olympia finisher, Iain Valliere enters this contest as the favorite. However, Ross Flanigan recently scored gold at the 2023 Musclecontest California Pro, and he’s eager to go two-for-two this weekend.
In addition, fans expect Hassan Mostafa to contend for gold as he won back-to-back competitions in 2022 at the Orlando Pro and Puerto Rico Pro. While he didn’t make it to the Olympia stage for health reasons, the Egyptian native is aiming to make an appearance this year. Other notable entries include Joe Seeman, Slavoj Bednar, and Jangmin Lee.
2023 Toronto Pro Supershow Winners
- Men’s Open: Iain Valliere
- 212 Bodybuilding: Piotr Borecki
- Classic Physique: Samuel Paquin
- Men’s Physique: Mehdi Kabbadj
- Women’s Bodybuilding: Julia Whitesel
- Women’s Physique: Emilija Martin
- Figure: Lola Montez
- Bikini: Eil Fernandez
- Wellness: Sandra Colorado Acal
- Men’s Wheelchair: Mohammadreza Tabriza Nouri
2023 Toronto Pro Supershow Results Breakdown
In what was possibly the closest contest of the night, several men shined on stage Sunday. The finals saw a battle between Hassan Mostafa and Iain Valliere. Valliere was determined to defend on home territory in Canada and showcased an improved physique from his last Mr. Olympia.
However, some fans, especially online, thought Mostafa might have brought the dryest and most conditioned look. The completeness and flow of Iain Valliere’s physique would eventually get the judge’s nod and he earned his ticket to the 2023 Mr. Olympia contest. Hassan Mostafa finished second.
Meanwhile, Ross Flanagan put on a show along with Robin Stand, who presented some of the best conditioning of any division. They placed third and fourth, respectively. In addition, Joe Seeman rounded out the top five in another show of consistency.
- Winner — Iain Valliere
- Second Place — Hassan Moustafa
- Third Place — Ross Flanagan
- Fourth Place — Robin Strand
- Fifth Place — Joe Seeman
- Sixth Place — Jason Lowe
- Seventh Place — Jangmin Lee
- Eighth Place — Slavoj Bednar
- Ninth Place — Mike Hulusi
- Tenth Place — Eiren Gauley
The Men’s 212 Bodybuilding division saw a number of competitors assert themselves as title contenders. Among them were Chris Buhr, Sung Yeop Jang, and Piotr Borecki, who all made the show incredibly close with conditioning, balance, and surprising lower body development. It was a tight contest, but Piotr Borecki sealed the deal and punched his ticket to Mr. Olympia.
Additionally, Sung Yeop Jang took second and Chris Buhr took third.
- Winner — Piotr Borecki
- Second Place — Sung Yeop Jang
- Third Place — Chris Buhr
- Fourth Place — Hwang Shin
- Fifth Place — Ming Chun Hon
- Sixth Place — Jordan Wise
Immediately after prejudging, judges and the bodybuilding community were blown away by the separation of Samuel Paquin’s quads. He battled with contenders Gregory Dawson and Carl Gaithersburg, two threats with impressive chests and biceps. In the end, Samuel Pequin earned first place and cemented himself as a Toronto Pro Classic Physique champion.
Carl Gaithersburg and Gregory Dawson earned second and third.
- Winner — Samuel Paquin
- Second Place — Carl Gaithersburg
- Third Place — Gregory Dawson
- Fourth Place — Edgar John Augustin
- Fifth Place — Maurice Burgess
- Sixth Place — Tyler Okowinsky
- Seventh Place — Ali Emre
- Eighth Place — Majtaba Zabihi
- Ninth Place — Josue Isai Cortes Vargas
- Tenth Place — Dimitri Williams
The Men’s Physique division put on an entertaining affair this weekend in Toronto. Bhuwan Chatham and Rodrigue Chesnier looked to have made tremendous strides since their last outings. While they certainly pushed for gold, Mehdi Kabbadj pulled off the win with striated shoulders and excellent condition. Aside from Kabbadj, Rodrigue Chesnier and Bhuwan Chatham took second and third.
- Winner — Mehdi Kabbadj
- Second Place — Rodrigue Chesnier
- Third Place — Bhuwan Chatham
- Fourth Place — Julian Colley
- Fifth Place — Gary Cooper
- Sixth Place — Mario Stewart
- Seventh Place — Daniel Rabiela
- Eighth Place — Jarrett Jenkins
- Ninth Place — Austin Belanger
- Tenth Place — Francisco Alberto de la Cruz
Women’s Bodybuilding served as one of 10 divisions featured in Toronto. Tananarive Huie, Teresa Ivancik, and Julia Whitsel made it a very difficult contest to judge due to their conditioning levels. With capped shoulders, feathered quads, and a slim waist, the finals saw Julia Whitsel get her hand raised. She also took home an Olympia invite for Nov.
As far as the podium goes, Teresa Ivancik earned runner-up with Tananarive Huie finishing third.
- Winner — Julia Whitesel
- Second Place — Teresa Ivancik
- Third Place — Tananarive Huie
- Fourth Place — Melina Perron
Figure competitors turned out on Sunday and put on a memorable event. While Jodi Boam and Manon Dutilly put on strong showings during prejudging, it appeared Lola Montez only got stronger, harder, and dryer as the contest went along. With top-notch condition, Lola Montez earned first place.
In addition, Mannon Dutilly and Jodi Boam found themselves in second and third, proving they have what it takes to contend for gold in the near future.
- Winner — Lola Montez
- Second Place — Manon Dutilly
- Third Place — Jodi Boam
- Fourth Place — Lauren Martin-Stow
- Fifth Place — Dalila Algeria
- Sixth Place — Carmen Garcia Penalver
- Seventh Place — Giselie Heathcote
- Eighth Place — Desiree Alferes
- Ninth Place — Nora Prado
- Tenth Place — Taylor Mauro
Bikini standouts Brittny Gillespie, Maxine Somov, Adair Libbrecht, and Eli Fernandez were all in the running during prejudging. By the time finals were concluding, fans were in agreement that Adair Libbrecht and Eli Fernandez were fighting for first. Displaying exceptional aesthetics and flow, Eli Fernandez picked up the 2023 Toronto Pro Supershow victory.
Adair Libbrecht and Maxine Somov also made the podium.
- Winner — Eil Fernandez
- Second Place — Adair Libbrecht
- Third Place — Maxine Somov
- Fourth Place — Brittany Gillespie
- Fifth Place — Kateryna Kauffman
- Sixth Place — Racquel Hutchinson
- Seventh Place — Marylou Charette
- Eighth Place — Ayleen Santander
- Ninth Place — Nikki Kiani
- Tenth Place — Courtney Ustrzycki
This weekend, Women’s Physique competitors put it all on the line with the hope of stamping a ticket to Olympia in November. Prejudging and finals were exciting and featured several comparisons. However, Emlija Martin was victorious and earned her invitation.
She endured a hard-fought battle against runner-up Romana Skotzen and third-place finisher Amandine Kolly, who also brought an impressive package.
- Winner — Emilija Martin
- Second Place — Romana Skotzen
- Third Place — Amandine Kolly
- Fourth Place — Alyssa Coppolino
- Fifth Place — Nathalee Thompson
- Sixth Place — Diana Schnaidt
- Seventh Place — Kyna Squarey
- Eighth Place — Wai Chun Virginia Kwok
- Ninth Place — Cara Kerluck
- Tenth Place — Josefa Paloma Barba Bedolla
Ladies in the Wellness category came in with something to prove as there are fewer months to earn a spot on the Olympia stage than there were in 2022. Emily Azzarello, Kristen Briadwell, and Sandra Colorado Acal presented a stunning combination of beauty, muscularity, and stage presentation. The judges saw the contest in favor of Sandra Colorado Acal, who is now invited to the 2023 Mr. Olympia competition.
The podium also saw contenders Kristen Briadwell and Emily Azzarello take second and third.
- Winner — Sandra Colorado Acal
- Second Place — Kristen Briadwell
- Third Place — Emily Azzarello
- Fourth Place — Anne-Marie Gobeill
- Fifth Place — Lauren Barton
- Sixth Place — Winglam Lee
The Men’s Wheelchair division continues to grow in popularity with detailed, intricate, and creative posing routines. The finals featured Jason Metcalf, Mohammadreza Tabriza Nouri, and Tim Caldwell. And while all men brought impressive conditioning, the vascularity and upper body of Mohammadreza Tabriza Nouri swayed the judges to award him gold, a cash prize, and a Mr. Olympia invite.
The podium featured second-place Tim Caldwell and third-place finisher Jason Metcalf.
- Winner — Mohammadreza Tabriza Nouri
- Second Place — Tim Caldwell
- Third Place — Jason Metcalf
- Fourth Place — Bryan Williams
- Fifth Place — Jack McCann
2023 Toronto Pro Supershow Scorecards
Fitness Volt congratulates the winners on their major victories!