2023 IFBB Pro League Charlotte Pro Preview

Five divisions are featured in the Queen City.

The 2023 Charlotte Pro, taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Charlotte, NC, is one of three shows taking place in North America over the weekend. It features five of the IFBB Pro League’s 11 divisions: Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Wellness

Eighty-four pro competitors from five different countries will grace the stage across the five divisions. The five winners will qualify for the 2023 Olympia Weekend, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL, in their respective divisions.

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2023 Charlotte Pro Rosters

The rosters for the competitions are below, with names listed as they were on the IFBB Pro League website:

Classic Physique

  • Tomas Adame-Hernandez
  • Thomas Allen
  • Justin Badurina
  • Michael Bell
  • Rodrigo Coehlo
  • Konur Denli
  • Shurandy Doran
  • Daniil Famponte
  • Jared Feather
  • Tony A. Harris
  • Barry Irving
  • Jaisson Jagadeeswaran
  • David E. Kampfe Jr.
  • Michael McKenzie Sr.
  • Anthony McKinney
  • Kelvin Ogbebor
  • Damien Patrick
  • Jeffrey Robbins
  • Lamar Shaw
  • James “Jay” Yount
  • Derrican Franklin
  • Ahmed Elhalawani

Men’s Physique

  • Dustin Alvis
  • Christopher Barr
  • Mike Christian
  • Thomas Diggs
  • Brandon Elam
  • Joshua Goforth
  • Brett Mario Jackson
  • Melvin Keihn
  • Mark A. Lancaster
  • Benquil Marigny
  • Michael Mayers
  • Corey Morris
  • John Murphy
  • Vilius Palionis
  • Puwanat Putoya
  • Edward Romero
  • Jess Stancil
  • Harlan Taylor Jr.
  • Justin White
  • Roy Williams


  • Yukina Betz
  • Candace Blau
  • Linda Crossley
  • Sh’Nere Mattise Deas
  • Madison Dinges
  • Amanda Houston
  • Ashley Howells
  • Florencia Hunt
  • Courtney Jacobs
  • Constance Jones
  • Sarah Kornhauser
  • Andi Lampart
  • Ericka Morgan
  • Deshane Price
  • Danielle Rose
  • Nakeisha Scruggs
  • Ronshende Whittington


  • Maria Acosta
  • Lori Amicon
  • Vania Auguste
  • Brittany Hamilton
  • Ashley Hampton
  • Janea Harris
  • Jessica Machado
  • Lizzie Martinez
  • Natalie Matthews
  • Kiki McClellan
  • Yhon Murphy
  • Emily Plajer
  • Alice Rocha
  • Christine Rouse


  • Carol Cantarero
  • Rayanne Collins
  • Daisha Johnson
  • Haley Johnson
  • Gisella Machado
  • Idalia Molina
  • Jasmine Payne
  • Amanda Rezende
  • Satrice Rigsby
  • Kimberly Riley
  • Cathy Wood

Classic Physique Favorites to Watch

One of the main events is the Classic Physique division. There are three athletes to keep an eye on to earn that Olympia qualification:

Lemar Shaw

Shaw is the only competitor in this lineup in the 2022 Classic Physique Olympia, where he finished out of the top 15. His only pro victory came at the 2022 Warrior Classic Pro. He has consistently improved since his rookie season in 2019. This will be his first competition of 2023.

Damien Patrick

Damien Patrick has competed once in 2023. He finished second to Eric L. Brown at the 2023 Fitworld Pro contest. He will likely be in the first callout at this show, and winning it would book his entry to the 2023 Olympia.

Only contest winners advance to the Olympia at this stage of the season. Winning now would give Patrick six months to prepare.


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David E. Kampfe Jr.

Kampfe has 2023 show experience thanks to his eighth-place finish at the Fitworld Pro. He took a five-year absence from the stage before this season but has shown competitive potential and could make a first callout in this lineup. 

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