The IFBB Pro League’s 2023 Klash Series Championship show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023, in Orlando, FL. That is also the site of the 2023 Olympia weekend, which will take place on the weekend of Nov. 2-5.
The Klash Series Championship will feature the Bikini division. Nineteen athletes from four different countries hope to win the show and earn a Bikini Olympia qualification. Whoever does will return to Orlando in the fall to compete for their division’s world championship. The roster of athletes is below, with names in alphabetical order:
2023 Klash Series Championship Roster — Bikini Division
- Debra Becker
- Urchal Byambatseren
- Aimee Leann Delgado
- Rebecca Flachner
- Toniesha Gaddis
- Abbi Gaetano
- Brittany Gillespie
- Ashley Hampton
- Janine Herrera
- Priscila Leimbacher
- Kiki McClellan
- Steffanie Mendel
- Chris Nicole
- Emily Plajer
- Kimberly Riley
- Kathy Seitz
- Anastasia Shatokhina
- Jennifer Spreadbury
- Carlee Stevenson
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Below are three athletes who could jump up the judges’ scorecards during callouts:
Aimee Leann Delgado
Delgado is an American competitor coming off a sixth-place finish at the 2022 Bikini Olympia contest, which was won by Maureen Blanquisco. Delgado is the only athlete in this lineup who competed on that stage.
2022 marked Delgado’s Olympia debut. She needs to win a pro show to qualify for the 2023 Olympia. Delgado has two pro wins in her career, and finishing in the top six against the best in the world makes her an instant favorite for the Klash in Orlando.
Gaetano is from Utah and has experience winning on pro Masters stages. She won most recently at the 2022 Hurricane Pro. That was her sixth career victory, and she placed third in the open division contest.
Gaetano has yet to win a contest to qualify for the Olympia, but her structure gives her a chance to place high and maybe take the win if she peaks properly.
Leimbacher has been a professional since 2018 and made her Bikini Olympia debut in 2019 when she placed 13th. Her only pro victory thus far was at the 2019 Pittsburgh Pro. However, she has placed in the top three at the 2021 Arizona Pro.
Leimbacher took the 2022 season off, so it will be intriguing to see how the Switzerland native improved over the last two years. Unlike when she last competed, only victories earn Olympia qualifications in 2023.
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