2023 Houston Tournament of Champions Wellness Show Preview

Another 2023 Olympia qualification is up for grabs in Houston.

The 2023 Houston Tournament of Champions bodybuilding show is set to take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston, TX. There will be an IFBB Pro League Wellness competition at this show. The winner will be awarded qualification for the 2023 Wellness Olympia, scheduled for Nov. 2-5, 2023, in Orlando, FL.

Seven athletes are scheduled to compete in Houston. They are listed below in alphabetical order:

2023 Houston Tournament of Champions Roster

  • Hayley Arnold
  • Amanda Burnett
  • Haley Johnson
  • Kathrine McLaurin
  • Alyssa Serna
  • Nicole Stewart
  • Jennifer Zollars

Check out the athletes to watch below.


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Amanda Burnett

Burnett is coming off an impressive rookie season in 2022. After winning her IFBB pro card at that year’s NPC USA Championships show, she won the 2022 Legion Sports Fest Pro and qualified for the 2022 Olympia.

Burnett placed outside the top 15 in Las Vegas, NV, as Francielle Mattos became a two-time champion. Burnett is the only athlete competing in Houston who appeared in the 2022 Olympia. This will be her first contest of the 2023 season.

Haley Johnson

The 2023 Houston Tournament of Champions is Johnson’s third pro contest. She has momentum thanks to finishing second in the 2023 Sampson Showdown in Las Vegas, NV, won by Alexis Adams.


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Johnson was the 2022 NPC Junior USA Wellness winner. The last time she competed in Texas was at the 2022 Texas Pro, where she ranked seventh overall. This will be her second time competing in as many weeks.

Jennifer Zollars

Zollars faced Burnett before when she won the overall Wellness title at the 2022 NPC USA competition. Zollars has competed twice as a pro, finishing in the top five of both contests. She ranked fifth at the Texas Pro and as the runner-up to Joy Bey at the World Klash Wellness Pro.

The Pittsburgh native is making her 2023 season debut in Houston, and she hopes that her time away from the stage will serve her well. She will have to win a show to make her Wellness Olympia debut in Orlando this fall. 

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