2022 Fitness Olympia Pre-Judging Report

The biggest weekend in bodybuilding is officially underway.

The competitions of the 2022 Olympia weekend kicked off on the morning of Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV. Prejudging for the Fitness Olympia started the day off, and there was extra buzz after the news was revealed that defending champion, Whitney Jones, had to withdraw from the contest.

A new champion was guaranteed, but former champion Missy Truscott was in the lineup, as was Fitness International titleholder Ariel Khadr. The pre-judging for the Fitness division was the physique round, which counts for one-third of their overall score. Prior to the start of the contest, announcer Bob Cicherillo stated that four-time Olympia champion Oksana Grishina withdrew due to an injury she suffered during her prep for the contest.

After the other athletes were introduced and numerical callouts were made, the callouts began. The first and last callouts are important because those competitors would be among the front runners after the round.

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2022 Fitness Olympia Pre-Judging

The pre-judging for the Fitness division was the physique round, which will count for one-third of their overall score. After the introductions of the 20 athletes, numerical callouts were made, and the contest began:

Callout 1

  • Minna Pajulahti
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Tamara Vahn
  • Missy Truscott
  • Jaclyn Baker
  • Ariel Khadr
  • Michelle Fredua-Mensah
  • Allison Kramer

Callout 2

  • Anna Chism
  • Sarah Kovach
  • Aurika Tyrgale
  • Michaela Pavleova
  • Terra Plum

Callout 3

  • Danielle Chikeles
  • Danielle DaCosta
  • Andrea Glass
  • Abby Bolton
  • Corrine Elizabeth Bean
  • Alix Small

Callout 4

  • Jaclyn Baker
  • Missy Truscott

By the end of the round, only two contestants were compared in the last callout: Truscott and Baker. They are the leaders of the pack at the end of the round.

The finals of this contest will take place as a part of the Friday night pay-per-view event at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas. You can purchase and watch that event at the Olympia Productions website. You can also stay tuned to BarBend to find out who leaves Las Vegas as the new Fitness Olympia champion.

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The 2022 Olympia Schedule

Below is the schedule for the rest of the 2022 Olympia weekend. The divisions below are listed in the same order as they appear on the schedule of mrolympia.com/weekend-schedule.

The start times for each division’s pre-judging and finals have not been announced. The morning sessions and evening sessions on Dec. 16, 2022, begin at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively. The morning and evening sessions on Dec. 17, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

9:00 a.m. β€” Pre-Judging

6:00 p.m. β€” Finals

  • 212 Olympia
  • Fitness Olympia
  • Figure Olympia
  • Women’s Physique Olympia
  • Ms. Olympia
  • Wellness Olympia

6:00 p.m. β€” Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. β€” Pre-Judging

7:00 p.m. β€” Finals

  • Mr. Olympia
  • Men’s Physique Olympia
  • Bikini Olympia
  • Classic Physique Olympia

BarBend is producing live coverage of the pre-judging and finals for each division.

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