Jermaine Henry, Avernell Modest take top awards at Jamaica bodybuilding championships

By August 13, 2018
Kemoy Brown, Avernell Modest, Kristen McGregor,  Jermaine Henry and Karen Clarke, won their respective categories at the Jamaica Bodybuilding and Fitness Association National Championships on Sunday. Kemoy Brown, Avernell Modest, Kristen McGregor, Jermaine Henry and Karen Clarke, won their respective categories at the Jamaica Bodybuilding and Fitness Association National Championships on Sunday.

Jermaine Henry, Kemoy Brown, Avernell Modest were crowned overall champions at the Jamaica Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (JFFBA) National Championships and Fitness Festival on Sunday.

Competing in front of a packed Dr. Alfred Sansgter Auditorium on the campus of the University of Technology, Henry of the Classic Body Fitness, who won the Mr. Jamaica Heavyweight title, got the nod as national bodybuilding champion.

Brown, who won the Mr. Jamaica Men’s Physique Medium Class, was crowned the Mr.Jamaica Physique while Modest, who took the Miss Jamaica Bikini Fitness Tall Class, walked away with the Miss Jamaica Fitness title.

The seven-member panel of judges chose Henry ahead of Andrew Chisholm of Fit Farm Fitness Club and Floyd Mullings.

Brown also caught the eye of the judges as he edged out Rayon Henry of Classic Body Fitness and Alexander Carrington of Spartan Health Club.

The tall and well-proportioned Modest of Fit Farm proved to be superior to Christina Gonzales of Spartan Health Club and Sherea Clarke of Tropical Beach Gym.

JFFBFA President Audrey Allwood praised all the athletes in the competition saying that the competition has been getting better over the years and this year’s competition is evidence of the growth in the sport.

“They have been improving a lot. The quality is a lot better,” she said with special praise for Henry. “I haven’t seen that quality in a while. I think he is a very good competitor, the way he looks, we should be looking at him to go overseas to do well.

“Our bikini girls are looking really good. The quality is amazing.”

Head judge Angella Johnson told Sportsmax.tv that the improving quality is down mainly to the athletes being more aware of what they need to do to become elite fitness and bodybuilding athletes, which makes the job of the judges that much harder.

The competition was keen in all the categories but there were some standouts on the night, among them law student John Mark Reid of Spartan Health Club who won the Mr. Jamaica Novice category ahead of Romario Grant of Classic Body Fitness and Nicholas Bryan of Express Fitness, respectively.

Reid also won the Mr. Jamaica Juniors, getting the nod ahead of Grant and Kenyatta Walker of Fit Farm.

Dwight James from Maximum won the Mr. Jamaica Middleweight title over Christopher Chung and Classic Body Fitness’ Romario Grant.

In the Men’s Physique Short Class, Adrian Kitchen of Body Envy Fitness took top honours. Weston McDonald of Classic Body Fitness was the runner-up. Sean Taylor of Express Fitness took the other podium spot.

Ranique Brown of Work that Body Gym won the Tall Class ahead of Andre Brown of Express Fitness and Akeem Hinds.

Adam Senior of Hard End Factory won the Men’s Novice Physique with Classic Body Fitness’ Weston McDonald taking the runner-up spot. Third was Alexander Carrington of Level Up 876.

Senior also won the Mr. Jamaica Muscular Physique title.

Second in that category was Kadeem Saunders of Express Fitness with Tareeq Blackwood of Lifestyle Fitness 24/7 taking third.

April Marshall of Fit Farm won the Miss Jamaica Bikini Short Class. Deanna Wheatle, and Fit Farm’s Sue Ann Gordon Pitter took the next two top spot, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Miss Jamaica Body Fitness Kristen McGregor of Fit Farm took top honours ahead of Khristen Forbes of Velocity Wellness and Latoya Campbell of Express Fitness.

Karen Clarke and Andrene Powell finished 1-2 in the Miss Jamaica Women’s Physique.

The Mr Jamaica Masters title went to Cecil Beacon.

Shaun Davis of Greg Xtreme Fitness was second and Clayton Powell of Max Fitness, third.

 

 

 

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