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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Marissa Knoop How do you make a champion’s physique even more impressive?  By knowing it didn’t happen overnight and the process it took to get there.  Marissa Knoop shares her story below on her journey to win her IPE pro card at the NANBF Natural Iowa, which happened after many years […]

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2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 marks the 26th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  Due to the pandemic, the date has been rescheduled to August 22nd, 2020 at the Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

Laura Wichlinski won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Figure category.  Below is her story to the stage and how as someone who had an eating disorder, the sport of natural bodybuilding helped her recover. You can see Laura’s live FB video interview after her big win here:   https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/2387357327995527/ […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

John Worley won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Physique. Not only is it a story about him and the medical condition he had to overcome, but but how he and his wife accomplished their goals as a couple. You can see John’s live FB video after his big […]

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2019 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2019 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  The date is set for May 11th, 2019 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE Pro Qualifier.  You can review the 2018 results […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: David Bryant

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: David Bryant

David Bryant won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. He did it while experiencing two life events as well! You can see David’s live FB video after his big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340426487418/. In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the “rest of the story” to the stage: What […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

Mel Benson won her IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. You wouldn’t know it, but this is Mel’s first contest and read below what made her step onstage. You can see Mel’s live FB video after her big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340895882418/. In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

Joe Gilmore won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Bodybuilding. Joe has worked hard for many years on this. We think you’ll enjoy his story, especially what got him into the sport of natural bodybuilding. You can see Joe’s live FB video after his big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340361572418/. In […]

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Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Michelle Marshall

Natural Iowa Competitor Profile: Michelle Marshall

Michelle Marshall won her IPE Masters pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa.  She also placed very well in the Open Figure class, winning her height class. You can see Michelle’s interview after her big win here.  In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the “rest of her story” to the stage: What made […]

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