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Buonocore Bests Braun & Jegelevicius for NPC Eastern USA Title

A sold out crowd at the BMCC Tribeca Theater of Performing Arts were treated to a four-hour show of men and women’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini competitions. It was another successful event promoted by husband and wife super team of Steve Weinberger and Bev Francis, who also own the Mecca of the east coast, Powerhouse Gym in Syosset, New York. At the end of the evening, light heavyweight Chris Buonocore took home the overall championship and knocked off a deep line-up in doing so.

The obvious fan favorite was Connecticut’s P.J. Braun, who brings a mixture of confidence and insanity to the stage. He definitely had his guns loaded and won the heavyweight class. Lithuanian Audrius Jegelevicius, who won the NPC Metropolitan overall in this very same building in April, was named the super heavyweight winner.

A good showing was also made by Paul Sousa, who won the Masters 35+ Heavyweight and Masters Overall. He finished as the runner-up to Braun in the open heavyweight category.

Perhaps the most impressive of all the competitors was Nick Medici, who was named the champion in the Teen B, Teen Overall, Novice Light Heavyweight and Novice Overall divisions. This young man definitely has a future and it would not be a surprise to see him gracing the pages of the muscle magazines very shortly. Definitely the earner of a future pro card.

In women’s bodybuilding, Andrea Giacomi won the overall over Myra Adams and Maria Rita Penteado.Ava Cowan won the overall figure while Sue Dent took the fitness and Monica Eiler the bikini.

Kai Greene, the 2009 Arnold Classic winner, really blew things up with an excellent guest posing appearance. The Brooklyn native possessed an incredible set of wheels and a lat spread that could gather frequent flier miles.

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