The 2022 NPC Valley of the Sun competitors was held on Saturday, April ninth on the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center in Chandler, Arizona. Athletes from 9 totally different NPC divisions confronted the judges with hopes of inserting first and qualifying for one of many nationwide stage reveals later this 12 months. Among the winners was Bailey Anderson within the Bikini division, who competed on this contest for the second time. She gained the Class A division, however didn’t take the general title. Nonetheless, she loved the expertise sufficient that she got here again for one more shot at successful.
“I did this show last year. It was my favorite show that I did,” Anderson mentioned. She additionally shared that she knew final 12 months’s winner, and he or she wished to observe in her footsteps.
“My teammate [Kaise Rodriguez] won it last year, and it’s really nice bring it home again this year. I’m excited.”
Bailey Anderson labored with coach Ashlyn Little of Fit Body Fusion for this prep, and he or she shared an adjustment that she felt helped her enhance from the 2021 contest to this 12 months’s present.
“We had an improvement season together, and it was our first official one,” she advised interviewer Isabelle Turell. “We ate some good food, lifted some heavy weights, and put on the size that the judges asked for, and here we are.”
Anderson is in her third 12 months competing within the NPC. She gained the True Novice Class B of the 2020 NPC Sin City Showdown, and he or she positioned first within the Novice Class A on the 2021 NPC Arizona Open. She competed on the nationwide stage for the primary time on the 2021 NPC USA’s, and he or she plans to return to a nationwide present so she may doubtlessly earn her IFBB Pro League card.
“I’m going to do Junior USA, then the Universe, USA, and North American’s,” she introduced. “If I do North American’s, that will be my last one because I’m getting married in November.”
You can see the replay of the Valley of the Sun on Muscle & Fitness Plus.
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