15th Far East Bodybuilding Competition
August 1, 2010
Competitors from Okinawa and as far away as Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, and South Korea showed their stuff in Sunday’s 15th Far East Bodybuilding Competition at the Camp Foster Theater on Okinawa.
Some 52 entrants competed for 4½ hours before a sellout crowd of 810. The event was highlighted by a performance by guest poser Leo Ingram, a retired Navy chief petty officer who earned his pro card while on active duty and still performs today.
Kaoru Adaniya of Okinawa won the women’s overall and under 5-foot-4 figure competition, while Heather Zipen of Camp Foster won the over 5-4.
The women’s overall bodybuilding crown went to Supria Risner, who also won the women’s middleweight. Tomoko Brown of Foster won the women’s lightweight unopposed and Enid Tatum the women’s heavyweight title.
The men’s competition was dominated by Japanese: Masaaki Kise (bantamweight), Onaga Takuma (lightweight), Ken Adaniya (light-middleweight, Shinichi Itosu (light-heavyweight) and Shingo Nagato (masters) won their weight classes, with Itosu capturing overall honors.
Chato Morin of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma won the middleweight division unopposed. “Triple-A” Adeyemo, who trains at Kadena Air Base, won the heavyweight class.