Daniel Ammons Wins 2023 Palmetto Pro Men’s Physique Show

Ammons placed first in a strong lineup to qualified for the 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia.

Columbia, SC hosted the 2023 IFBB Pro League Palmetto Pro Men’s Physique Show on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Daniel Ammons left the stage with first-place honors and qualification to the 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, FL.

Drew Cullen and Chris Barr rounded out the top three in that order. The 2022 Men’s Physique Olympia fourth-place finisher Charjo Grant finished fourth in this show. The top 15 for this contest are listed below:

2023 Palmetto Pro Results — Men’s Physique

  1. Daniel Ammons (USA)
  2. Drew Cullen (USA)
  3. Chris Barr (USA)
  4. Charjo Grant (USA)
  5. Deke Walker (USA)
  6. Puwanat Putoya (Thailand)
  7. Brandon Elam (USA)
  8. Darriel Dorsey (USA)
  9. Darius Brooks (USA)
  10. Ephram Mike Lawhorne (USA)
  11. Damar Turner (USA)
  12. Ranzino Valentine (USA)
  13. Roy Williams (USA)
  14. Eddie Lusk III (USA)
  15. Mike Christian (USA)

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Winner — Daniel Ammons

This was Ammons’ second show in as many weeks. He placed fourth in the 2023 New York Pro,  won by Ryan Terry. Ammons rebounded well in South Carolina and took his sixth career pro win.

The 2023 Olympia will be Ammons’ fourth Olympia appearance. He last competed in the Olympia in 2021, placing outside the top 15. Ammons is free to keep competing but can focus entirely on his prep for the Olympia.

Second Place — Drew Cullen

This was Cullen’s 2023 season debut. He’s competed in 10 shows since his rookie season in 2020, and this is his highest placing so far.


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To compete at the 2023 Olympia, Cullen needs to enter and win a pro show, as only pro winners qualify for the 2023 Olympia. Cullen has yet to debut at the Olympia as a competitor.

Third Place — Chris Barr

Barr has competed three times so far in 2023. Hishis most recent show was the 2023 Pittsburgh Pro, where he placed sixth overall. He was third in the 2023 Charlotte Pro as well.

Barr is in his second season as a pro and showed a lot of potential for future success. The North Carolina native was a clear top-three finisher in the eyes of the judges. As a contender in his three recent shows, he might want to keep riding the momentum into another show after making any necessary adjustments 

Other Notes

The next shows that Cullen, Barr, or other competitors are eligible to enter are the 2023 Musclecontest Bahia Muscle Show in Salvador Bahia, Brazil, and the Miami Beach Muscle Pro-Am in Miami, FL, on Saturday, June 3. The Toronto Pro, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2023, will also feature a Men’s Physique show.

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