Central Florida District Championships
The 2002 NPC Central Florida District Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships were held on August 31 at the Dr. Phillips Auditorium in Orlando under the promotion of Central Florida vice-chairman Deke Warner.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jimmy Williams of Sanford was the unanimous choice of the judges for the heavyweight class win and after the final comparisons and posedown took a one-point (7 - 8) decision over Son Tran of Sarasota, the lightweight class winner, for the overall title.
Julie Buchanan, 35, of St. Augustine took the lightweight class win with a unanimous decision of the judges and moved into the finals to take the majority of the votes for the overall win.
NPC Daytona Beach Muscle Classic
he 2002 NPC Daytona Beach Muscle Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships were held on September 7 at the Seaside Auditorium in Daytona Beach under the promotion of Brian Amendola.
Thirty-five-year-old Jamie Ibone continued his win streak by taking the middleweight class by a unanimous decision and moved into the final comparisons and posedown to take the overall title by a one-point (7 - 8) victory over lightheavyweight winner Gabriel Lopez of Jacksonville Beach.
Forty-three-year-old Kay Peiser of Ocala was the unanimous choice of the judges for the middleweight class win and after the final comparisons and posedown was the pick for the overall title.
The Figure Division had eight entrants and thirty-five-year-old Julie Buchanan of St. Augustine scored 6 points in rounds one and two for a total of 12 points to take the overall title.