Team Best Built Takes Home Two IFBB Pro Cards at the NPC Bev Francis Team Universe National Championships

by Lina DeForca

NPC Team Universe Overall Champions

Over 1000 competitors from all around the world descended on Teaneck, NJ over the weekend of July 2, 2017 for a chance to compete in the 2017 NPC Bev Francis Team Universe Championships with the ultimate goal of bringing home an IFBB Pro Card.

A national competition, The Team Universe is one of the most intense national bodybuilding championships in the world, and we are SO proud of all of our clients that brought their blood, sweat, and tears to the competition stage.

After months of intense training, dieting, and competing, two of our clients, Charles Donaldson and Nicole Zenobia Graham, both attained their ultimate goal and were awarded IFBB Pro Cards!!

Check out below for a list of our competitors and their placings at the 2017 Team Universe Championships.

IFBB Pro, Charles Donaldson @ifbbpro_belizeanphysique

Charles Donaldson #429

Classic Physique Masters Class Over 35 Overall IFBB Pro Champion

Classic Physique Masters Class Over 35 Class C 1st Place Champion

Classic Physique Open Class D 4th Place

IFBB Pro, Nicole Zenobia Graham @worldofzenobia

Nicole Zenobia Graham #620

Figure Open Class D 2nd Place IFBB Pro Champion

Sabah Syed @sabahsyed

Sabah Syed #614

Figure Open Class D 7th Place

Katirya Nieves @_katirya_

Katirya Nieves #592

Figure Open Class A 7th Place

Ariella Grinberg @ella_fit2

Ariella Grinberg #944

Bikini Open Class F 6th Place

Anthony Gilks @fit4goal

Anthony Gilkes #297

Men’s Physique Open Class B 4th Place

Jay Peters @muscletov_fitness

Jay Peters #398

Men’s Physique Open Class G 13th Place

Special shout out to Team Best Built tanning mama, IFBB Pro Marie Allegro, for all her help backstage!!

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