2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Results

There was a huge upset in the Men’s Open division.

The 2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro bodybuilding show took place on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Out of the nine IFBB Pro League divisions that held contests, the biggest upset may be the Men’s Open.

Iran’s Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani shocked the fans in attendance and pulled off the upset victory over pre-contest favorite Brett Wilkin. The top 10 for the Men’s Open are below:

2022 Romania Muscle Fest Pro | Men’s Open Results

  1. Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani
  2. Brett Wilkin
  3. Enrico Hoffman
  4. Jan Turek
  5. Artem Pakhniuk
  6. Pablo Llopis Munoz
  7. Liang Yan
  8. Roman Fritz
  9. Milan Sadek
  10. Diogo Nunes

Check out a recap below:

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Winner — Behrooz Tabani Abar Ghani

This is Ghani’s first professional victory. He earned the final automatic qualification for the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest, which is set to take place Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. Ghani’s symmetry, shape, and definition were not to be denied. He was third in this contest in 2021 — his pro debut. He climbed the mountain and will move on to the biggest show in the sport as a result.

Ghani will join fellow Iranian Hadi Choopan, reigning two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, 2019 Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry, and the rest of the competitors that have qualified for the 2022 Olympia contest. 

Second Place — Brett Wilkin

This year, Wilkin had only competed in the 2022 Arnold Classic, where he finished sixth. Brandon Curry won that contest. Wilkin’s hope was an extended off-season would pay off at this show. He was much leaner and bigger than he was in Columbus, OH, in March of this year.

However, Ghani’s muscles appeared fuller, which may have been what swayed the judges vote.  Wilkin will not be a part of the 2022 Olympia, but he can and likely will come back stronger in 2023.

Third Place — Enrico Hoffman

Hoffman was fourth in the Tsunami Nutrition Cup Pro in October, and this was his second contest of the year. He looked leaner at this show, which is why he scored a top-three finish. In this case, Ghani and Wilkin were simply too big and ripped for Hoffman, but he has a bright future. He can study these first two shows and build upon the placings for a bigger and better 2023 season.

Other Division Winners

The results of the other nine pro divisions are below. Each winner moves on to the Olympia, while second through fifth-place finishers earn Tier 3 points in the Olympia Qualification System. The scoring period for that system ends on Nov. 20, 2022, with the top three finishers in each division also moving on to the Olympia.

212 Bodybuilding

  1. Radoslav Angelov
  2. Vladamir Iacovlev
  3. Tomas Tobaciar
  4. Daniel Sticco
  5. Amer Majid
  6. Zoran Kolevski
  7. Oscar Young
  8. Jamal Changezi
  9. Daniel Vasilica
  10. Muneer Al Jassas

Classic Physique

  1. Adam Bomert
  2. Abdullah Alrabiah
  3. Ruben Lopez Reyes
  4. Valeri Enchev
  5. Siem Goossens
  6. Morteza Shahhosseini
  7. Adrian Cyronek
  8. Mateusz Nasalski
  9. Chris Pistolas
  10. Tautvydas Tumbrotas

Men’s Physique

  1. Sidy Pouye
  2. Burak King
  3. Febo Gambacorta
  4. Rafal Zabawa
  5. Mohammad Ali
  6. Andrea Mosti
  7. Abdullah Alsharafi
  8. Oskar Tchrzewski
  9. Daniel Leone
  10. Andrea Antonelli

Women’s Bodybuilding

  1. Alcione Santos
  2. Elisama Manoel Benta Zorzetto
  3. Irene Anderson
  4. Stephanie Flesher
  5. Mariana Guayara
  6. Virginia Sanchez Macias
  7. Anastasia Korableva
  8. Vanesa Lloria
  9. Yesenia Garcia Speck
  10. Jozeffa Al Ajahji

Women’s Physique

  1. Raluca Raducu
  2. Manai Ben Jabeur
  3. Caroline Alves Dos Santos
  4. Jeanette Johannsson
  5. Sophie Leo
  6. Amy Chester
  7. Uta Kohler-Spitzbart
  8. Modesta Halby
  9. Laura Pyszora
  10. Magdalena Zofia Vaiou

Figure

  1. Rejoice Godwin
  2. Adela Ondrejovicova
  3. Helen Zavitsanou
  4. Zulfiya Bitiyeva
  5. Hannah Prause
  6. Scarlett Hollands
  7. Jennifer Reece
  8. Gabriela Linhartova
  9. Asrun Osp Vilmunddardottir
  10. Stefana Sandu

Bikini

  1. Valerya Fedorenko
  2. Eszter Oczella
  3. Elizaveta Dementeva
  4. Zsofia Reka Molnar
  5. Dorottya Zoe Toth
  6. Stine Hansen
  7. Tatiana Lanovenka
  8. Gessica Brun
  9. Claudia Clemente
  10. Giuditta Taccani

Wellness

  1. Leonida Ciobu
  2. Carina Marques
  3. Lexi Oliver
  4. Dainora Dvarionaite
  5. Natasha Novak
  6. Aysegul Besli
  7. Danai Tehodoropoulou
  8. Klaudia Vanessza Csuri
  9. Diana Carlomagno
  10. Bianca Saller

Featured Image: @ifbbpro_behrooztabani on Instagram