‘Pumped up and ready to fight’

Strong team to compete in World Natural Bodybuilding Federation Pro/Am Championships Saturday

Agueda Broderick

Agueda Broderick will compete in Figure this weekend in New York City . Photo: Guy P. Harrison

Veteran bodybuilder Hugh Cotterell believes the strongest team to ever represent the Cayman Islands will take the stage in New York City this Saturday.

‘This is the best team I have ever been a part of,’ he said. ‘I think we should do very well.’

The squad of 16 pro and amateur bodybuilders and figure competitors will compete in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation Pro/Am Championships. (see roster in box, below right) Tiger Wilson, a driving force behind the team, says the athletes are ready to take on anybody.

‘I am very pleased with the conditioning of this team,’ he said. ‘I know that they will do very well this weekend. We are pumped up and ready to fight.’

The team is a good mix of veterans and rising stars. Cotterell, for example, has been a force in the sport locally and regionally for more than 15 years. Now in his 40s, however, he is better than ever with a more lean and symetrical physique than he ever achieved in his younger days.

Kingslyn Mitchell will see just how far he can go this weekend. The newcomer to competition won the Novice Division in last Saturday’s Extreme Championships.

Xavier D’Souza, winner of last Saturday’s Open Division, Gilroy Jouaval and Pro Dale Morris are three more bright spots for the Cayman team. Both have the potential to do damage in New York.

For the women, pros Agueda Broderick and Georgette Eugene-Dewy are hoping for a good showing. ‘I hope to represent Cayman both individually and collectively,’ said Broderick. ‘The local competitors, including myself have been training very hard in preparation for this competition and we all hope to do exceptionally well this weekend.’

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