Jon Delarosa Wins Again and Takes First in Toronto Pro

Bodybuilder Jon Delarosa of New York is victorious in Canada.

The Toronto Pro Supershow is an annual tradition in the IFBB Pro League and the 2019 edition was a great installment. The 14 men in the Open division went pose for pose in hopes of being the last man standing.
Much like the Toronto Raptors have been making statements while winning games in the NBA Playoffs, Jon Delarosa went to Canada to make a statement of his own – that he is in winning form and plans to continue doing so. Contenders like Iain Valliere and Josh Wade were standing in his way and weren’t going to make it easy for him.

Winner – Jon Delarosa

This is the third show in the past month for the New York native and this victory marks his second in a row. Holding peak condition for that long while traveling is no easy task but thanks to coach Neil Hill, Delarosa looked good enough to hold off the rest of the field.

2nd – Iain Valliere

Valliere calls Canada home and this show would be considered a home game for him. He looked like he belonged up on the stage and obviously had the crowd behind him but may have slightly missed his peak here. He plans on moving forward and competing again with hopes to win his second trip to the Olympia this September.

3rd – Josh Wade

Wade is one of the bigger guys in the field and looked imposing in terms of size. However the judges had him in a clear third place at this event. His condition is good but Delarosa and Valliere were both on their game. On the positive side, he racks up more points in the Olympia scoring system which helps his cause. That said, he wants to win his way in. No word yet on what show he will enter next.

2019 Toronto Pro Open Top 5

1st – Jon Delarosa
2nd – Iain Valliere
3rd – Josh Wade
4th – Joe Seeman
5th – Quinton Eriya

Other Divisions

In the 212 pound division, Ontario native Adolphus Quoida shocked the field and left Toronto with the win and Olympia qualification. Fellow Canadian Mahmoud Al Durrah was considered the favorite going into this past weekend but would finish in second place. Prince Boabang, also of Canada, took 3rd place.
Other male pro champions of this event include Men’s Physique winner Julian Colley, Wheelchair winner Gabriele Andriulli, Classic Physique champion Seonghwon Kim. The ladies’ division winners were Jodi Boam in Fitness, Etila Santiago in the Bikini division, and Figure winner Tarryn Garlington.
Margie Marvelous of Atlanta, Georgia won the Women’s Bodybuilding portion. That qualifies her for the Rising Phoenix world championships which is the top title for that division.

Featured image: @ifbbjondelarosa on Instagram

Roger Lockridge

Roger Lockridge

Roger "Rock" Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He's also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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