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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

The inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest was a huge success! 2021 marked the first ever Midwest Muscle Fest and congratulations to all the competitors who made it an amazing competition! The day is all about you and there were some fantastic physiques and tough classes!  Some excellent competitors and watch for those winning IPE Pro […]

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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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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

May 8th, 2021 was the 27th annual NANBF Natural Iowa, there were so many awesome highlights, there is no way to cover it all in these few paragraphs.  First and foremost the competitors displayed not just some extraordinary physiques but also had many inspiring stories! Not only were there some well deserved pro cards awarded, […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Emma Zahn Often we hear how athletes find bodybuilding as their new sport to not just quench their competitive fire, but a way to channel their hard work in the gym to a focused goal.  Below is Emma’s journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and how she not only found […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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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: Isaiah Bawek

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Isaiah Bawek.  He won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Physique category earning his IPE pro card.  Below is his story to the stage and how he overcame obstacles and challenges to fuel his drive to compete.  You can see Isaiah’s live FB […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

Michael Gholston Jr. won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category along with a first place in the Classic Physique division.  Below is his story to the stage and how as a lifetime lifter and athlete, he found another outlet for his competitive side.  You can see […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

Alyssa Becerra won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Bikini category.  Below is her story to the stage and how she found natural bodybuilding a way for her to get back to a place that she had lost after sports in school.  You can see Alyssa’s live FB video […]

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