2008 Iron Man Pro - 2 Disc Set
The Prejudging also on Digital Download.
The Finals also on Digital Download.
February 16, 2008 Los Angeles Convention Center.
Presented by BodyBuilding.com and Gaspari Nutrition.
Photography courtesy Iron Man Magazine.
THE 19TH ANNUAL IRON MAN PRO! HISTORIC DVD RELEASE!
Held in the spacious Los Angeles Convention Center for the first time, the 2008 Iron Man Pro is always the first pro show of the new season. 2008 proved to be not only the biggest Iron Man event in years regarding competitor numbers, it was also the best year ever for the IRON MAN Pro and FitExpo. The new venue of the LA Convention Centre was huge, the crowds were huge and the competitors on stage were mostly HUGE and RIPPED!
PHIL “The Gift” HEATH brought his “A” Game to the Iron Man Pro by presenting his wonderful shape and new improved size and symmetry, while still displaying his famous conditioning. This was Phil’s first Iron Man victory at his first attempt at this title. His overall package proved to be a little too much for Gustavo and the rest of the high quality field. I feel that Phil Heath will do some major damage at the Olympia this year.
An outstanding GUSTAVO BADELL pushed Phil all the way to achieve his second placing while MOE ELMOUSSAWI achieved his highest ever placing in a Pro show with his brilliant 3rd place and a first ever Olympia appointment for September in Las Vegas. This was the best condition that Moe has ever achieved in his career and it was well rewarded.
Rounding out the top 5 who all qualify for the 2008 Olympia were SILVIO SAMUEL in 4th place and JOHNNIE JACKSON in 5th spot. The man with the amazing legs, DESMOND MILLER just missed out on Olympia qualification with his 6th placing in this incredibly tough field. The contest saw an amazing line up of 32 athletes.
You will also see the presentation to DANIELLE EDMONDS as the overall winner of the 2008 Iron Man NPC Figure Contest.
*In the FINALS DVD you will see 31 of the 32 competitor's from Prejudging perform their complete posing routines. Jimmy Canyon is the missing competitor and is only seen in the prejudging but did not compete in the Finals.
You also see the Peary & Mabel Rader Lifetime Achievement award posthumously presented to Reg Park by John Balik, accepted by son Jon Jon Park.
Not to be missed, the fun guest posing by Melvin Anthony at the time he presents the best Presentation Award to his rival, King Kamali.
Plus PHIL HEATH's victory speech where Phil is not short for a word!
For a complete CONTEST REPORT on this event, read Wayne’s HARD NEWS from the Iron Man Pro. The report includes a number of great photos by Richard Rossan.
To read Howard Feintuch's fascinating report on this event including seminars at the FitExpo, please click here.
The complete results appear below.
This 2 DVD set running over 4 hours was taped with 2 cameras in high quality digital video by Wayne and our new closeup cameraman Howard Feintuch, assisted by Richard Rossan. Our interviewer was Kenny Kassel. This year’s DVD set is an absolute ” must”, being the first ever 2 disc set from the Iron Man Pro. It has come a long way from year one back in 1990 where the Iron Man video ran for 45 minutes with 10 competitors!
DVD CONTENTS and RUNNING TIMES:
Disc # 1
The complete Prejudging 91 mins
Top 10 men shown from the closeup camera 25 mins
Jerome Ferguson interview for BodyBuilding.com 6 mins
Photo Gallery – 50 photos from Prejudging 2 mins
Total running time Disc 1: 124 mins
The men’s Finals 98 mins
Complete posing routines of all 31 Finals competitors, posedown and all awards.
* All 31 men are individually selectable from the menu.
Tribute to Reg Park 5 mins
Acceptance speech by Jon Jon Park 5 mins
Rich Gaspari interview for Gaspari Nutrition 6 mins
National Anthem 1 minute
Photo Gallery – 84 photos from the Finals 3 mins
Total running time Disc 2: 118 mins
TOTAL DVD SET RUNNING TIME: 242 Minutes
More DVDs from the 2008 IRON MAN:
2008 Iron Man Pro - Weigh In and Pump Room DVD. Please click here for V-212DVD.
2008 NPC Iron Man Figure Contest DVD
||2008 Iron Man Pro - Weigh In and Pump Room |
THE WEIGH IN See all 32 of the Pros at the exciting weigh in with the on stage checking of body weight of every competitor by Lonnie Teper. Lonnie always makes the weigh in a very entertaining and special part of the event. You will see impromptu posing by some of the guys such as newcomers Mr “freaky arms” NESET ICLI and ALFONSO DEL RIO – both pictured lower front cover.
Others to pose at the weigh in included SILVIO SAMUEL, JOHNNIE JACKSON, MOE ELMOUSSAWI, TROY ALVES, DESMOND MILLER, JIMMY CANYON and more. Plus room posing by ALFONSO DEL RIO & THE PUMP ROOM.
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||2008 Iron Man NPC Figure Competition |
The 2008 IRON MAN NPC FIGURE COMPETITION was once again a high quality event. 17 top class athletes took to the stage at the LA convention Center for the Prejudging and evening Finals. As usual the competition was intense, with DANIELLE EDMONDS, a class winner last year, emerging as the overall winner for 2008.
There were 4 classes of competition with every single round and all comparisons included in this DVD. It also includes the awards to the 4 class winners and the Overall Award to DANIELLE EDMONDS.
* Available in NTSC DVD Only (Region Free)
Please click here for our complete list of Iron Man Pro DVDs and click here for the complete list of winners 1990 to date.
2008 IFBB Iron Man Pro XIX Results:
1. Phil Heath USA
2. Gustavo Badell USA
3. Moe Elmoussawi NZ
4. Silvio Samuel SPAIN
5. Johnnie Jackson USA
6. Desmond Miller USA
7. Eddie Abbew UK
8. Toney Freeman USA
9. Troy Alves USA
10. King Kamali USA
11. Will Harris USA
12. David Henry USA
13. Khalid Almohsinawi HOLLAND
14. JoJo Ntiforo USA
15. Ray Arde USA
16. Alfonso Del Rio SPAIN
Neset Icli HOLLAND
Paul Baker JAMAICA
Dragan Paunovic SERBIA
Mehmet Yildirim FRANCE
Vincent Liu CANADA
Ken Jones USA
Jimmy Canyon USA
Armin Scholz GERMANY
Gian Enrico Pica ITALY
Sergey Ogorodnikov RUSSIA
Rusty Jeffers USA
Deshaun Grimez USA
Omar Deckard USA
Rodney Davis USA
Troy Brown UK
Nathaniel Wonsley USA
Peary & Mabel Rader Lifetime Achievement Award
Posthumously awarded to Reg Park
Vince Gironda Best Posing Award
Bodybuilding.com Online Champion
NTSC DVD, OPEN REGION
Subject: 2008 Iron Man Pro DVD
I just received the 2008 Ironman DVD and wanted you to know that
it actually exceeded my high expectations. This production is first
rate. The photography was clear, precise and showed every contestant
in the best possible light. All angles were on display.
I do not believe that I have ever seen such a professional video production as
this. I sent John Balik an email telling him how much I enjoyed this
DVD. Congratulations on an oustanding job. Hope to see more of your
photography genius this year.
Kind regards, Tom Caterino, USA.