Prescott’s 4th Mr Barbados
FOUR-TIMES Mr Barbados William Prescott, and light heavyweight Ricardo “Cou-cou” Bascombe will have something to declare when they land in Aruba as part of the Barbados team aiming to defend the CAC Bodybuilding title from September 22 to 25 – plenty of muscle.In front of a packed and screaming Plantation Garden Theatre crowd, Prescott won his fourth heavyweight title by defeating the lone opponent in that division, his Ocean 2 gymmate Rene Griffith. The field was poor in number but not in quality with the well-proportioned Prescott maximising his well toned and clearly chiselled physique to be theobvious winner.It was clear that except for an outstanding and well defined back, Griffith could not match Prescott in physique or posing. Even so, Griffith gave it his best shot in pushing Prescott to satisfisy the fans with some of his top drawer poses.Unfortunately, the light heavyweight division had one entry with Bascombe competing against himself but still showing that excellence was his focus. It would be interesting to see Bascombe matching muscle with threatening opponents as was seen when he had to pose-off with the two heavyweights.One of the keenest battles of the night was the lightweight with the very popular Patrick Harris holding former Barbados and West Indies ‘B’ team cricketer Michael Worrell and Curtis Kirby into second and third spots, respectively. If it was a popularity contest or a dance contest, the more defined and refined Harris would have still won. The byplay between Harris and Worrell, who were literally in each other’s face, was entertaining.Before the break, the juniors saw Ramon Broomes placing first with Dario Bryan taking the second spot ahead of Nicholas Best. The lack of legs could have denied Laron Gibson the chance to add to his wealth of titles in the light middleweight as he had to take third behind Anderson Bispham and the winner Ramon Broomes.The three-man middleweight contest saw an ecstatic Dario Bryan beating out Hugo Greaves and Dinon Cumberbatch.The women’s contest attracted the greatest number of competitors with Vickie Borman typifying the notion of powerful and dangerous things coming in small packages as she blew away the other four competitors in the women fitness. Second was Ramona Morgan with Jamilia Sokumb third.Borman would later return to defeat her Strikeforce gymmate, former national vollleyballer, Karla Nicholls in the pose-off for Ms Barbados Fitness 2010. Nicholls had taken the Fittness Tall from the field of five with Nicole Carter and Kathy Greenidge placing second and third, respectively.In addition to dance entertainment from Little People Fun And Frolic, the audience was also treated to an energetic display from professional fitness performer Ryall Vasini who has moved from Canada to Barbados.