Morris to flex in natural muscle show
Pro Mr Universe William Morris will represent the island in the Barbados Natural Bodybuilding Association’s WNBF/INBF Pro/Am Universe Contest on Saturday at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed.
Morris, the 2010 amateur masters Mr World and reigning masters pro Mr Universe, will turn out for Barbados in the Natural Universe Bodybuilding Contest, which has also attracted competitors from the United States, Canada and Britain.
Barbados Natural Bodybuilding Association president Ivor Worrell said it would be the fourth time Barbados would be hosting the contest, which attracts athletes who have never used steroids and first-timers to competition.
“Barbados was chosen by the international body to host the contest for the fourth time since the island has had, over the years, a cadre of world-class competitors, and persons associated with the contest have also chosen Barbados for its friendliness and its development and even to tie the knot,” Worrell said.
However, he was quick to point out that it was more than just a bodybuilding contest, as it would also have a Health and Strength Workshop for Barbadian athletes 15 to 19 years and would be followed by a briefing meeting, after which the competitors would give a sneak peek at what can be expected at the contest and give a jump-start to next year’s contest, which is expected to again be held in Barbados.
The list of competitors is yet to be announced, but it is understood that Shalom Singer, winner of 2012 Ms Universe figure title winner, is among the competitors, as well as Guyana’s United States-based champion Raul Greene, who is entered for the Natural Universe Bodybuilding Contest.
The briefing meeting will take place at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. and should set the tone for the contest the following day.
Worrell said the organizers were glad to secure support from businesses such as Ford dealers, McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI); Lucozade, through their local agents Collins Limited; Omega Pest Control and Lammy’s Wrought Iron Works and he was expecting keen competition from a top-class field.