2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Bodybuilding Show Preview

The final Men’s Open Olympia qualification is on the line.

The 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro is set to take place in Bucharest, Romania, on the weekend of Nov. 11-13, 2022. Nine of the IFBB Pro League’s 11 divisions will be represented in this contest. The only two divisions absent are Women’s Fitness and Men’s Wheelchair. As with every other contest so far in the 2022 season, the winners will qualify for the 2022 Olympia Weekend, which will take place on Dec. 16-18 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV.

The primary significance of this show, in particular, is the Men’s Open division. This contest represents the season’s final show before the Olympia qualification cutoff date of Nov. 20, 2022. No athlete in this lineup has qualified yet, so whoever wins will be the last champion to earn their way onto the big stage in Las Vegas. The full lineup of this show is below:

2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Show Roster | Men’s Open

  • Pavel Beran
  • Lewis Breed
  • Rob Cannon
  • Mohamed Taha Foda
  • Roman Fritz
  • Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani
  • Mohamed Hassan
  • Enrico Hoffmann
  • Pawel Kowalski
  • Sergio Lima
  • Gianluca Di Lorenzo
  • Andrea Mosti
  • Pablo Llopis Munoz
  • Cem Nazim
  • Diogo Nunes
  • Artem Pakhniuk
  • Surrachai Plangaiem
  • Milan Sadek
  • Jan Turek
  • Brett Wilkin

Below are three standout athletes to keep an eye on:

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Brett Wilkin

Rising star Brett Wilkin garnered much attention in 2021 when he placed second at the 2021 Chicago Pro to winner Hunter Labrada. Wilkin made his only appearance of the 2022 season at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH, where he finished sixth to winner Brandon Curry.

Instead of competing more often to earn a win or points, Wilkin took an extended off-season. As a result, all of his competitive eggs are in this basket. Wilkin must win to qualify for his first Olympia. That said, he’s working with coach Matt Jansen, and he’s the husband of Figure Pro Ivana Ivusic, who has Olympia experience. So, he is considered a favorite by many fans to take the win in this contest.

Enrico Hoffman

Hoffman is a rookie, but he’s proven competitive thus far. He placed fourth in the 2022 Tsunami Nutrition Cup Pro in October and the Europa Pro one week before the Romania Pro. Hoffman’s legs look large and powerful from the front, and he has a thick upper body. The issue for him may be peaking his physique by dropping water while keeping his muscles looking full. If he looks better than he did at his previous two contests, he and Wilkin will likely be battling for a victory.

Jan Turek

Turek was seventh in the Tsunami Nutrition Cup Pro contest won by James Hollingshead. He’s made gradual improvements since he made his pro debut in 2020, but he’s faced much more experienced competitors that have placed ahead of him. This is a show where Turek could potentially make the first callout. If he can, and he’s improved his look since the contest in Italy, a top-three finish is possible.

Other Divisions

The competitor lists for the other three men’s divisions, as well as five women’s divisions, are listed in alphabetical order below. The lists were last updated on the IFBB Pro League website on Nov. 9, 2022. Across all divisions, over 150 athletes will take the stage, representing over 40 different countries.

212 Bodybuilding

  • Radoslav Angelov
  • Muneer Al Jassas
  • Jamal Changezi
  • Andreas Christou
  • Vladimir Iacovlev]
  • Zoran Kolevski
  • Amer Majid
  • Daniel Sticco
  • Tomas Tabaciar
  • Daniel Vasilica
  • Oscar Young
  • Mihoubi Zohir

Classic Physique

  • Abdullah Alrabiah
  • Adam Bomert
  • Ross Caesar
  • Miguel Angel perez Chueca
  • Alex Connors
  • Luca Corrado
  • Adrian Cyronek
  • Petar Duper
  • Valeri Enchev
  • Siem Goossens
  • Kelvin Hinde
  • Kobi Ifrach
  • Ruben Lopez Reyes
  • Morteza Shahhosseini
  • Mateusz Nasalski
  • Chris Pistolas
  • Patrick Teutsch
  • Tautvydas Tumbrotas
  • Jaime Vergara

Men’s Physique

  • Mohammad Ali
  • Mohammad Almutawah
  • Abdullah Alsharafi
  • Andrea Antonelli
  • Febo Gambacorta
  • Marcos Iglesias Garcia
  • Waldemar Gustavsson Ek
  • Ferran Minana Ibanez
  • Burak King
  • Daniel Leone
  • Sidy Pouye
  • Manuel Santalucia
  • Oskar Tchorzewski
  • Rafal Zabawa

Women’s Bodybuilding

  • Jozeffa Al Ajahji
  • Irene Anderson
  • Stephanie Flesher
  • Jacqueline Fuchs
  • Cristina Arellano Goy
  • Mariana Guayara
  • Viktoria Knysh
  • Anastasia Korableva
  • Vanesa Lloria
  • Toks Macaulay
  • Virginia Sanchez Macias
  • Claudia Mocciaro
  • Nidia Hermosilla Ocampos
  • Alcione Santos
  • Yesenia Garcia Speck
  • Elisama Manoel Benta Zorzetto

Women’s Physique

  • Birgit Andersch
  • Tatiana Bulut
  • Amy Chester
  • Larissa Araujo de Lima Coelho
  • Fay Simone Ellis
  • Julia Glazycheva
  • Karina Goncalves
  • Modesta Halby
  • Nadia Henriquez
  • Silvana Imbrogno
  • Manal Ben Jabeur
  • Jeanette Johansson
  • Uta Kohler-Spitzbart
  • Christina Kremser
  • Lisa Kurzamann
  • Sophie Leo
  • Laura Pyszora
  • Raluca Raducu
  • Ariadne Roldao
  • Caroline Alves Dos Santos
  • Marina Schermer
  • Vanessa Schnwrpfeil
  • Jessica Sestrem
  • Anita Tryc
  • Magdalena Zofia Vaiou
  • Maria Wattel
  • Angela Winklemann


  • Zulfiya Bitiyeva
  • Rosa Simba Cassanga
  • Anna Gasior
  • Rejoice Godwin
  • Julia Heerenveen
  • Scarlet Hollands
  • Anita Janvari
  • Barbara Kiss
  • Gabriela Linhartova
  • Dorota Ogonowska
  • Adela Ondrejovicova
  • Hannah Prause
  • Jennifer Reece
  • Asrun Osp Vilmundardottir
  • Amanda Winston
  • Karolina Wojcik
  • Yadviga Zakurina


  • Kristina Ivanova Alexandrovna
  • Anastazja Biedka
  • Gessica Brun
  • Andreea Cazaceanu
  • Claudia Clemente
  • Irene Iravedra Cunarro
  • Elizaveta Dementeva
  • Aleksandra Duba
  • Valerya Fedorenko
  • Jessica Feeney
  • Sara Fratella
  • Stine Hansen
  • Klaudia Ignasiak
  • Tatiana Lanovenko
  • Angela Valenzuela Martinez
  • Zsofia Reka Molnar
  • Renata Nowak
  • Eszter Oczella
  • Viktoriya Petrova-Concepcion
  • Henrieta Skupekova
  • Giuditta Taccani


  • Aysegul Besli
  • Diana Carlomagno
  • Leonida Ciobu
  • Flora Conte
  • Daniela Deiana
  • Sabrina Diaz
  • Dainora Dvarionaite
  • Carina Marques
  • Lidia Mellero
  • Natasha Novak
  • Lexy Oliver
  • Figen Sahin
  • Bianca Saller
  • Lara Tasharofi
  • Danai Tehodoropoulou
  • Carlotta Tonelli

Olympia Qualification System and Pay-Per-View Stream

The Men’s Open will have their last contest before the Olympia, but the other divisions have one more week after this to earn their Olympia invites. Outside of the contest winners leading up to the cutoff date, the second through fifth-place finishers for each division will earn Tier 3 points on the Olympia Qualification System. Those points for each position are as follows.

  • Second – six points
  • Third – five points
  • Fourth – four points
  • Fifth – three points 

The top three finishers in those standings for each pro division will also be added to the list of Olympia-qualified athletes. Wings of Strength will promote the contest, and they will have a pay-per-view stream available through Muscle & Fitness Plus at $34.99 for both days of amateur and professional competitions.

Featured Image: @brett_wilkin on Instagram