|2008 IFBB Iron Man Pro at Los Angeles Convention Center
by Daria Belov
The 2008 IFBB Iron Man Pro XIX and NPC Figure will be held February 15th through 17th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA. The event features more than 30 men competing in the 19th annual Iron Man Pro and more than 20 women competing in the NPC Women's Figure championship. A Fitness Expo will be held in conjunction with the events at the LA convention Center.
The Iron Man Pro is the only 2008 professional bodybuilding contest being held in California. Over the years, the Iron Man Pro has helped launch the careers of some of bodybuilding's greatest champions.
The NPC Figure judging takes place on Saturday, February 16th, on the main stage of the Iron Man Pro, following the Men's prejudging event. The Los Angeles FitExpo features all sorts of fitness professionals and will be held in conjunction with the two weekend events.
Venue: The Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Underground parking on premises $12. West Hall is located behind the Staples Center. No video or flash photography allowed.
Nearby Hotels: Holiday Inn City Center, 1020 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90015. (213) 748-1291
Figueroa Hotel, 939 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90015. (800) 421-9092
Marriott Los Angeles Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 617-1133
Showtimes: Men's Judging is on Saturday, Feb. 16 - 10:00 a.m. (West Hall B)
Figure Judging is on Saturday, Feb. 16 - 12 noon (West Hall B)
Finals are on Saturday, Feb. 16 - 6:30 p.m. (West Hall B)
FitExpo Hours are Fri/Sat/Sun, Feb. 15, 16, 17 (West Hall A)
Male competitors include (subject to change): Toney Freeman, Desmond Miller, Phil Heath, Khalid Almohsinawi, Omar Deckard, Sergey Ogorodnikov, Mehmet Yildirim, Alfonso del Rio, and others.
Female competitors include (subject to change): Lynette Brooks, Debbie Bell, Danielle Edmonds, Danitza Freigher, Dore Madere, Kathryn Payton, MaryAnn Pangelinan, and others.
You can get more information about this Los Angeles bodybuilding event at www.thefitexpo.com/figure.asp and www.ironmanpro.com/npc-figure.html web sites.
Other upcoming bodybuilding events include the Arnold Classic, which is held in conjunction with the16th Annual ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness with Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Columbus, Ohio.
Watch for upcoming news on the 2008 Women's California Pro Figure, being held May 24 in Culver City, California. Related 2006 IFBB Pro Figure article. You can view a complete 2008 IFBB competition schedule of events on bodybuilding.com.