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Branch Warren Lassos Up the Competition at the Europa Dallas

An Olympia runner-up and two-time Arnold Classic champion, Branch Warren has nothing to prove to anyone at this stage of his career. At 39 years of age, he has been a force since bursting onto the IFBB pro scene at the 2004 (what was known then as) Night of Champions. But the Texas Rattlesnake is a man with great pride and he could not have been satisfied with his placings last year and so far in the current one.


When Warren finished ninth at the 2013 Olympia and then sixth at this past March’s Arnold, some doubts were casted if he had seen better days and was on a decline. But much of that was tossed away with his convincing win at the Europa SuperShow in Dallas.

Fouad Abiad was a distant second (23 points compared to Warren’s 10), with Johnnie O. Jackson, Jojo Nitforo, An Nguyen and Daniel Toth rounding out the top six.


In the 212, Guy Cisternino took off and never looked back, leaving the likes of Moba Edwards (runner-up) and Thomas Bengali (third) far behind. The New Jersey native was in superb condition and there was no doubt he would take it after prejudging, much like Warren.


Jason Poston has been climbing the ranks of the MPD rather quickly and was victorious in his hometown, edging out Michael Anderson, Denis Gusev and the rest of the deep line-up totaling 35 competitors.


In figure, 30 women took to the stage and Ann Titone stood alone when it was all said and done. In bikini, Jenee Leger was named the winner amongst 23 others, with Aly Veneno and Michelle Lewin finishing second and third, respectively.


Juliana Malacarne earned her third win in four WPD shows and put herself right back in the conversation come September. After winning two consecutive New York Pros, the Brazilian was off and placed seventh at the 2013 Olympia. But this gets her right back there to give Dana Lin Bailey a run for her money.


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