Nutrition and Bodybuilding Supplement Company Brings Big BOOM to Stage with Athlete Philip Ricardo Jr. at Team USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships

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The Body Evolution, leading nutrition and bodybuilding supplement company, stole the show at the Team USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships with wins from Team Athletes Philip Ricardo Jr., Heather Hansen, and more. The company's pre-workout drink and favorite supplement amongst athletes, BOOM POWER RUSH, brought a Las Vegas “BOOM” with four BE athletes winning and two Overall titles, in a national competition that has rarely if ever been done. With such a “Power Rush”, watch out because you will probably see another “BOOM” at the 2010 Natural Olympia in November.

Nutrition supplement company brought five athletes to the stage at the Team USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships and stole the show, literally sweeping the house with Overall wins from Philip Ricardo Jr and Heather Hansen. Natural Olympia is next!

When Jason Hansen, founder of health, fitness and bodybuilding supplementation company, The Body Evolution, came up with the product name, "BOOM Power Rush" for his company's Pre-Workout drink two years ago, he must have been thinking. Because his Team Body Evolution, led by coach David Edgell and Team Captain PNBA Pro Bodybuilder Tyler Alexander, brought a really, really big BOOM to the stages of Las Vegas this weekend.

The Body Evolution brought five elite athletes to the stage on September 25th and stole the show, literally sweeping the house with a massive “Power Rush” of sorts.

At the ABA/INBA/PNBA Team USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships, it was all Team Body Evolution as Team Sponsored Athlete Marine Corps Master Sargeant Philip Ricardo Jr. aka “Rico” returned to the stage following his International Fitness and Physique Association (IFPA) Pro title win in July, and a previous 18 month absence because of his military deployment, to win the Team Mr. USA ABA/INBA/PNBA Pro USA men’s natural bodybuilding title. Results in the Men’s Pro division included: 2nd place: Peka Bennefield, 3rd place: Xavius Gayden, 4th place: Chris Jantz, 5th place: Marco Pagnanelli, and 6th place: Ace Baldwin.

Philip Ricardo, Jr. is no slouch to the world of Natural Bodybuilding being an 18-year veteran of the sport, winning back-to-back Natural Olympia Titles in 2007-2008, multiple PNBA Pro Championships, a 5-time IFPA Pro Champion, and winner of the National Gym Association (NGA) Professional Mr. Universe title.

"It was such a great feeling to win the 2010 Team USA Natural Bodybuilding Championships with my wife MaryBeth by my side, a few of my great friends who traveled out to see me from California, and the entire Body Evolution Team in attendance,” said one of the greatest natural bodybuilders of all time, Philip Ricardo, Jr. “Representing the Body Evolution Team as their Pro Male Bodybuilder and coming home with the Team USA title for them was my main goal for this event. I’m very pleased with how my training, Body Evolution supplementation, and overall preparation for this competition assisted in defeating five great Natural Pros. The icing on the cake was being awarded the 'Best Poser' trophy for the entire show! It was an unbelievable night and it’s awesome to be part of such a successful team of great athletes!"

The night started with Team Body Evolution’s Amber Jones coming in with the most packed 103lbs. of physique you will ever see! Amber placed first in the figure short division and warmed up the stage for Body Evolution teammate Shannon Mullins (previous Ms. Rodeo Utah) who flared an impressive figure to dominate and win the Figure Medium class.

The Body Evolution’s founder, Heather Hansen won her tall class to even out the playing field for Team Body Evolution. It was than a complete toss up for the Overall, finding these three beauties all together on stage with the other winners as they lined up to find out who would be the Overall title winner.

Heather Hansen, previous Mrs. Utah America, won the Figure Overall in the Figure Classic division, in her first ever National Figure Fitness competition, and the Overall title winner for the Team USA Figure Fitness, coming in perfect and dialed in all areas of the game earning her PNBA Pro status.

"I felt honored to be standing on stage with such outstanding women representing The Body Evolution, said Overall Team USA winner, Heather Hansen. "I believe any of our team members could have taken the title of Overall Figure due to our BE supplements, positive attitude, and dedication to the sport! It just happened to be my night!"

Heather is the first woman from Utah to bring home gold in the figure category at the Team USA.

Team Body Evolution’s Amara Kockler, a well known NGA/PNBA two time Pro figure competitor and trainer found herself taking home silver as she placed second in a tough, tough Pro class.

Rico, Amber, Shannon, Heather and Amara all qualified and made Team USA and will represent the USA at the ABA, PNBA, INBA World Natural Olympia competition to be held in November in Reno, Nevada where they will battle the rest of the World to see who truly is the best in the Natural Bodybuilding Sport.

The five teamed up with The Body Evolution and The Shop, the foremost companies specializing in supplementation, diet plans and training for professional athletes in powerlifting, natural bodybuilding, strongman and multiple other sports to create such a team. All have found The Body Evolution supplements to be their “leading edge” going into competition.

“After starting "BOOM Power Rush", for the first time,” says Team USA Champion, Philip Ricardo, Jr., “there is no doubt in my mind that it ranks at the top of the supplement industry for Pre-Workout products. My energy was incredible and stable leading up to the ABA/INBA/PNBA Team USA show. I don’t crash after workouts, and I ‘BOOM’ just before going on stage to get that extra vascularity and pump. For the first time ever, I found a supplement that I can take consistently that is sugar-free and keeps the strength going for the brutal weeks leading up to a show.”

The Vegas “BOOM” of bringing these athletes to a national level and all placing is something that has rarely if ever been done. All five athletes plan on continuing training, supplementing and representation of The Body Evolution for years to come. With such a “Power Rush”, watch out because you will probably see another “BOOM” at the 2010 Natural Olympia in November.    

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