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2024 NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2024 NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 4th, 2024 is the date for the 30th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, know not for just being THE natural bodybuilding competition in Iowa but also one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online […]

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NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1996

NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1996

Natural Iowa History: 1996   Looking back at some of the 1996 NANBF Natural Iowa champions in this one!    Pictured is overall open women’s bodybuilding winner Stephanie Jaster, men’s bodybuilding open overall winner Timothy Tigges, Iowa champ Dr. Dennis Zachary, teen champ Nick Fowler and masters champ Howard Cowen.    2024 will be the […]

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NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1995

NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1995

Natural Iowa History: 1995 Let’s revisit the 1995 NANBF Natural lowa today!   There was an impressive lineup and it was already apparent that the sport of natural bodybuilding had a great future ahead of it! In the women’s bodybuilding open division, Meta Obersteller, Connie Grevenged and Rena Kroger took the titles. For the men, […]

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NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1994

NATURAL IOWA HISTORY: 1994

Natural Iowa History: 1994 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa! To help commemorate this, we’re going to go back and share some history of the awesome competitors who have graced the stage. Way back in 1994, this is the year that started it all and the NANBF Natural Iowa was born!!! […]

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MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MATTHEW OLBERT

MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MATTHEW OLBERT

Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Matthew Olbert Matthew Olbert shares his story below on his journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COMPETE? My name is Matthew, better known as Swolebert across my various social media platforms. My journey in bodybuilding commenced during my freshman year of college, and it […]

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MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CRAIG CLAUSSEN

MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CRAIG CLAUSSEN

Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Craig Claussen Craig Claussen shares his story below on his journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage. I started this journey about 5 years ago when I weighed 245 pounds (Overweight) and realized that I needed to lose weight. I also had a dream of competing back when I was […]

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NATURAL IOWA TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT: QUENTIN NEAL

NATURAL IOWA TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE SPOTLIGHT: QUENTIN NEAL

NANBF Natural Iowa Transformation Challenge Spotlight: Quentin Neal This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Challenge and want to spotlight Quentin Neal, who was the Transformation champion.  Below is his inspiring story and journey. Being a husband and father of 4, my only objective was to provide for them, and I […]

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MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: JONA VANBLARICOM

MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: JONA VANBLARICOM

Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Jona VanBlaricom Jona VanBlaricom shares her story below on her journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COMPETE? What made me want to compete as you know, was a bucket list item. My whole life I’ve always been small. I’m only 4’11” and growing up, […]

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MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: BRANDON BENSON

MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: BRANDON BENSON

Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Brandon Benson Brandon Benson shares his story below on his journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COMPETE? After high school I found myself studying kinesiology and became a personal trainer to further my knowledge of the body and set myself apart from anyone else […]

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MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ASHLY COX

MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ASHLY COX

Midwest Muscle Fest competitor spotlight: Ashly Cox Ashley Cox shares her story below on her journey to the Midwest Muscle Fest stage. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COMPETE? As with most interesting things in my life, they started with a dare. My first fitness competition in 2012 was a dare. This show was my 4th […]

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