2014 INBF Autumn Explosion Natural Bodybuilding results for Team SUF Natural Bodybuilding
This was Team SUF’s first appearance at the INBF Autumn Explosion so we wanted to make a nice statement. We came away with a pro card, and a handful of solid placings across the board.
Alexy Ferreira – 1st Place Men’s Physique – ** WNBF Pro Card
Nora Connolly – 1st Place Open Figure Short / 3rd place Fit Body
Jeanette Hall – 1st place Open Bikini Short / 2nd place Open Figure Medium
Samantha Murtagh – 3rd Place Open Bikini Short
Rawle Springer – 10th place Pro Men Heavyweight Bodybuilding
Alexy Ferreira WNBF Pro – This was Alexy’s first ever bodybuilding show. That fact alone makes him winning his pro card even more impressive. When he joined the team I knew he had great potential in the Men’s Physique Category. His height, muscular build, and bright smile make for a dangerous combination for the class. At the show he was involved in a very tough battle with the second place competitor. We knew the entire way that it would be a close one. In the end Alexy was crowned the winner and earned his WNBF Pro Card. He also is Team SUF’s first Pro Physique competitor.
Rawle Springer – I have known Rawle for a few years now. I would always see him working at the INBF NY shows. We eventually started talking and became friends. After seeing the team grow over the years he decided to join TEAM SUF. Rawle was already a pro bodybuilder who was looking for something more in a team. Team SUF was the perfect fit for him. Rawle has struggled in the past with putting on size and weight. This became our focus in the pre season. We were able to get him up to a body weight he has never seen before. unfortunately the timing wasn’t exactly the best, and we didnt have an opportunity to sit on and stay at that weight for long. Prep crept up on us and it was full force into the diet. The added weight had also slightly slowed his once rapid metabolism. It is hard sometimes to control these variables, especially the first time around. For weeks and months we worked to put on the size and weight, and finally we found an approach that worked. But then it was diet time. The diet went well, but we could tell that his body still wanted to go the other way. Regardless, we did what we needed to do to get Rawle in great shape for his show. He looked great, but not his potential best. And in the pro heavyweight class he was in, he needed to be at his best. As a coach, I take the responsibility for that. It is part of the game, everything is a learning experience. We now know the approaches we need to take, the weak spots we must correct, and the time frame we must have. In the end Rawle was one of the great additions to the team in 2014. And although his placing didnt show that at this show, I know that the future is bright for this hard working champion.
Head Coach – Ryan Sullivan
Beauty Coordinator – Alicia Cusumano
Female Posing Instructor – Janet Marsico