A TUA Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes at The NPC Shawn Ray Maryland Grand Prix

A TUA Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes at The NPC Shawn Ray Maryland Grand Prix.

Capping off contest season in Maryland in style, the first Shawn Ray Classic saw some of the best and brightest state and East Coast athletes compete in Baltimore this past weekend. The bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini show crowned many winners and saw a number of talented, diligent athletes, who qualify to compete on the national stages in the next year.

Behind-the-scenes, photographers Mike Cadotte and Jules Clifford captured happy and high-strung competitors, nervous coaches, presenters and even Richard Siegelman IFBB Pro, the Maryland NPC Chairman and a co-promoter of the show.The contest, highlighted by some hard-fought bodybuilding and figure contests and one of the largest group of women physique competitors Maryland has ever seen, completed a run of three contests in the state. Next year, Maryland will be an even busier bodybuilding mecca, with four contests to draw top athletes.

The link to photos of all the winners are here