2022 Wellness Olympia Pre-Judging Report

The second edition of this contest was held at The Venetian.

History was made at the 2021 Olympia when Francielle Mattos became the first Wellness Olympia champion. 2022 marked her shot at winning a second Olympia, but it was also historic for another reason: Last year in 2021, the contest featured one round, while this year features two. The finals for the contest will be held at the Friday night show in the Zappos Theater. 

Pre-judging had to be held first, though, and it was at the Olympia Expo. Mattos faced 37 different challengers, including Wellness International winner Isabelle Nunes and last year’s Olympia runner-up Angela Borges. Those athletes and the rest of the field faced the judges and fans watching both in the building and on pay-per-view.

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2022 Wellness Olympia Pre-Judging

Here are the results of the Wellness pre-judging callouts.

Callout 1

  • Kassandra Gillis
  • Angela Borges
  • Yarishna Ayala
  • Isabelle Nunes
  • Francielle Mattos
  • Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana
  • Giselle Machado
  • Marissa Andrews

Callout 2

  • Diana Laura Verduzco Carreno
  • Daisha Johnson
  • Jacqueline Huescas Rios
  • Bruna Seredich
  • Julia Chitarra
  • Catarina de Sousa
  • Lisa Meiswinkel

Callout 3

  • Andreia Gadelha Da Silva
  • Devyn Cambre
  • Maria Paulette Aranguren
  • Amanda Burnett
  • Barbara Cesar
  • Sunny Andrews
  • Renee Harshey
  • Jasmine Payne
  • Isamara Santos

Callout 4

  • Kelly Purcell
  • Carina Marques
  • Devone Martin
  • Michelle Ibata
  • Anna Mroczkowska
  • Nerilde Garcia Strey

Callout 5

  • Juliana Mota Esteso
  • Hannah Son
  • Mari Carvalho
  • Nadia Moreira Santos
  • Synara Santana
  • Mallory Myers
  • Joy A. Bey

Callout 6

  • Marissa Andrews
  • Yarishna Ayala
  • Leonida Ciobu
  • Bruna Seredich
  • Jacqueline Huescas Rios

Callout 7

  • Angela Borges
  • Kassandra Gillis
  • Giselle Machado
  • Isabelle Nunes
  • Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana
  • Francielle Mattos

The crowd erupted when Mattos made her individual appearance. She was in the middle of the first callout, along with Nunes and Borges. It took seven callouts to get to a final comparison, which included those three as well as Rayana Santana, Kassandra Gillis, and Gisele Machado.

Will we have a new champion, or will Mattos repeat as Ms. Wellness Olympia? The answer will be determined at the Friday night finals of the 2022 Olympia Weekend at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to BarBend for live updates of this and the other Friday competitions at the Olympia.

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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 Olympia’s website.

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. — Pre-Judging

6:00 p.m. — Finals

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

6:00 p.m. — Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. — Pre-Judging

7:00 p.m. — 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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