After coming in 10th place at the 2021 Legion Sports Fest, Patrick Moore concluded his 2021 competitive season. However he has decided to not return in 2022, taking at least a year away from competing.
Moore has long been one of the most promising bodybuilders in the world, with an extremely aesthetic look to his physique. His shape has been compared to that of a Classic Physique competitor, just with the size of an Open competitor.
However one of the problems he has faced is that this size still puts him on the smaller end of the Open division, which has led to his recent placings which did include a win at the 2021 Cali Pro, but was followed by 14th place at the Olympia, and a 10th place at the Legion Sports Fest a few weeks later. After this most recent disappointing result, Patrick took to his Instagram to reveal that he is going to be taking some time to work and improve, not taking to the stage until 2023 or later.
“And that is a wrap for this season! Wanted to take a day to process all the experiences over the last 4 years…..prep after prep. Not taking any time off to actually grow. A lot of you have asked why I have never taken time off, and the number one reason….sponsors. As an athlete, you have an obligation to represent them to the best of your ability, and that means competing. Even if the improvements are minimal between contests,” Moore wrote.
“For me the time is now. I don’t have a place on stage until 2023, and that may even be in question. For now, taking a step back and evaluating everything personally and professionally, is best. All of you have been absolutely amazing and it has been an honor to perform for you guys and motivate you all! I’ll be back to pumping out plenty of off-season content for you guys next week. Thank you guys for all the support! Let’s see what #thefuture holds!🙏🏽💪🏽”
This is unquestionably the right call for Patrick Moore to make at this point in his career. Like he said, he has hardly taken any time away from being in prep mode, and by doing that, it can be hard to make the proper gains needed to take your package to the next level.
Even though it will be disappointing to not see Patrick until 2023 or later, it is going to be interesting to see how he looks when he returns to competition. He has the promise to be successful in the sport, and with the proper amount of time to get better, he can get it done.
Patrick Moore Contest History
- 2021 Legion Sports Fest – 10th place
- 2021 Olympia – 14th place
- 2021 California Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 1st place
- 2020 California Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 4th place
- 2020 New York Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 6th place
- 2020 Arnold Classic – 10th place
- 2019 Olympia – 10th place
- 2019 California Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 1st place
- 2018 California Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 8th place
- 2018 New York Pro – 13th place