Several local athletes were in Saskatoon April 20 and 21 for the Saskatchewan Amateur Bodybuilding Association provincial championships.
Three competitors from Estevan had first place finishes. Maria Conchita Humphreys was first in the junior women's event. Maureen Gervais finished first in women's physique.
Dana Barlow took first in grand master men's bodybuilding. He was also entered in the middleweight men's bodybuilding, and finished fourth.
Chris Istace wound up in second spot in the welterweight men's bodybuilding event.
The other Estevan entrants were: Efe Omene was fourth in heavyweight men's bodybuilding; Hailey Pehl was fifth in women's bikini medium; Chalsey Anderson was sixth in women's figure tall; Melissa Schachtel was sixth in women's bikini short; Shandra Tegart was ninth in women's figure short; and Tianna Gervais was 11th in women's bikini short.
One other southeast resident was entered at provincials. Wendy Bax of Carlyle was first in grand master women's and second in women's bodybuilding.
April has been a busy month for local bodybuilders. Three local competitors were at the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Saskatchewan Gymstar Apparel Novice Championships in Saskatoon April 13.
Magdalena Pospiech emerged in top spot in two events. She finished first in master women's figure, winning that event in a tie-breaker, and was also first in women's figure medium.
Maria Conchita Humphreys finished first in the junior women's event, and was second in women's physique.
Jodi Baht was third in women's figure medium and sixth in master women's figure.