2023 Musclecontest International Ireland Pro Classic Physique Show Preview

Fifteen Classic Physique athletes will contend of an Olympia qualification in Limerick, Ireland.

The 2023 Musclecontest International Ireland Pro show is set to take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, Ireland. One division will be featured at this event, the Classic Physique division.

Fifteen pro competitors from eight countries will step onstage and face the judges. The goal for each of them is to win and earn the 2023 Olympia qualification that comes with that victor, as none of these competing athletes are qualified for the Classic Physique Olympia heading into this contest. 

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2023 Musclecontest International Ireland Pro Roster โ€” Classic Physique

The full roster of competitors is below, with names in alphabetical order:

  • Adeyemi Adefioye
  • Mehmet Emin Baydilli
  • Piotr Borecki
  • Petar Duper
  • Ali Emre
  • Andreas Fotiadis
  • Hubert Kulczynski
  • Jonathan Lofthouse
  • Genadi Lyaev
  • Richard Gyula Nagy
  • German Pastor
  • Emanuele Ricotti
  • Jimmy Tonkinson
  • Piotr Wojtowicz-Pitek
  • Norbert Zakar-Balogh

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Emanuele Ricotti

Ricotti was in the 2022 Classic Physique Olympia contest in Las Vegas, NV, but he finished outside of the top 15. He won the 2022 Puerto Rico Pro, which was his first win in his rookie season. He hopes to win his second show in his second season so he can make his second Olympia appearance on Nov. 2-5, 2023, in Orlando, FL

Piotr Borecki

Borecki has competed in Classic Physique since 2019, and he was in the Classic Physique Olympia that year, but he finished outside the top 15. He also has experience in the 212 division, where he was an Olympia contender in 2021. He also finished out of the top 15 in that contest. He competed in Menโ€™s Physique already in 2023. He ranked sixth at the 1 Bro Pro competition.

German Pastor

Pastor could be the dark horse in this competition. After turning pro at the 2020 NPC Worldwide European Championships, he has competed in five Classic Physique pro shows, finishing in the top five three times.

Pastor’s most recent show was the 2021 Bigman Weekend Pro, where he finished fifth. He didnโ€™t compete in 2022. This is his first show of the 2023 season.


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This is one of two Classic Physique contests taking place on May 13, 2023. The other is part of the Pittsburgh Pro, taking place in Pittsburgh, PA.

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