The 2023 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic Pro show will be held in Honolulu, HI, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The promoter of the event is IFBB Hall of Fame bodybuilder Shawn Ray, who will host the contest for the third consecutive year.
The show will be headlined by IFBB Pro League contests in the Classic Physique, Bikini, and Wellness divisions. Twenty-four pro athletes representing six countries across the three divisions will take the stage. The champion of those shows will qualify for the 2024 Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas, NV on Oct. 10-13, 2024, if they have not qualified already.
2023 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic Pro Roster
The list of athletes for each pro show is listed below with names in alphabetical order.
- Logan Franklin (USA)
- Kirsten Garcia (USA)
- Jason Imamura (USA)
- Michael Lopez (USA)
- Dyon Santiago (USA)
- Bridget Bailey (Australia)
- Kate Carroll (New Zealand)
- Miranda Cullen (New Zealand)
- Erika Devera (USA)
- Maeghan Egli (USA)
- Shawn Hektor-Lewis (USA)
- Aimee Jacobs (New Zealand)
- Ashley Kaltwasser (USA)
- Francesca Lauren (USA)
- Jessica Lewis (USA)
- Jennifer Park (USA)
- Leah Reuben (New Zealand)
- Viviana Salazar (USA)
- Wendy Tsai (R.O.C)
- Stephanie Warden (USA)
- Michelle Blondin (Canada)
- Rian Choi (Korea)
- Hye Yoon Kim (Korea)
- Priscilla Lynd (USA)
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Bikini Division Athletes to Watch
Below are three athletes in the Bikini division likely to contend for the top of the podium:
Ashley Kaltwasser is a three-time Bikini Olympia champion. She ranked third in the 2023 Bikini Olympia. She is the sport’s all-time pro wins leader with 41 pro show victories. Kaltwasser is already qualified for the 2024 Bikini Olympia as a previous Olympia champion, so no qualification will be issued if she wins in Honolulu. This will be her Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic Pro debut.
Erika Devera is traditionally a Masters competitor but ranked fourth in the 2023 Legion Sports Fest Pro Open lineup, where she displayed the best version of her physique to date. Kaltwasser is considered the strong favorite, but Devera could find herself in a first callout alongside Kaltwasser if Devera appears similar to or better than her most recent pro show.
Bailey is the highest-ranking finisher from the 2022 Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic Pro in the 2023 lineup. She scored seventh overall in 2022 and competed three times thus far in 2023. Her best finish in 2023 was ninth at the 2023 California Night of Champions Pro. She still seeks her first pro win and Olympia qualification.
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