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2024 Detroit Pro Bodybuilding Results

Published 04/14/2024, 11:35 PM EDT

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This Saturday, April 13, Dearborn, Michigan, saw one of the thrilling bodybuilding shows, The Detroit Pro. This show saw several worthy opponents who fought to get the winning title as well as the ticket to 2024 Mr. Olympia. But only one did win the whole show, making his name ever more popular as a rising star in the fitness industry.

Hosted by Fouad Abiad for the very first time, Detroit Pro 2024 was all about the Men’s Open Division. Although, except for one, none of the other competitors had won a ticket to Olympia before this show, the winner would get the opportunity along with a whopping prize money of $25,000. Let us look at who were the competitors and who ultimately made the leap?

American bodybuilder Martin Fitzwater wins Detroit Pro 2024

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As per IFBB Pro’s official site, Martin Fitzwater got 4 judging points and 3 points at the finals to get a total score of 7 and the winning title. Following this, Vitalii Goodvito of Brazil scored 11 to secure the runner-up position in the competition. Next to him, Ronald Gordon attained a score of 18 to get the second runner-up rank.

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Justin Luis Rodriguez, who had won 2021 Indy Pro before and had been up on the Mr. Olympia stage three times now, got placed fourth. Whereas the Canadian bodybuilder, Gabriel Gariepy, with a total of 30 points, was placed after him.

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Both the winner and the first runner-up, Fitzwater and Goodvito, were seen doing vacuum poses on the stage, whereas Gordon showed off his deep abs. This brings into notice how a recent event regarding vacuum or no vacuum was attended by Rich Gaspari and Milos Sarcev.

Vacuum vs Deep abs

In a recent social media debate, the Serbian IFBB pro coach, Milos Sarcev, argued why people need to do vacuum poses when they have perfectly beautiful abs. He suggested, “I really cannot understand people that think – doing vacuum and showing your ribs is better than showing perfectly deep abs and nearly a perfect 6-pack! Since when is bodybuilding a bone show rather than a muscle show?”

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However, to counter him, Rich Gaspari, who was ranked an Olympia runner-up thrice, explained that vacuum is a lost art form. He argued, “I see a vacuum as lost art form in bodybuilding that gives the illusion of a smaller waist.” Then Gaspari also reflected on how vacuum helps in attaining greater muscle control.

Now that you have another talented and jacked bodybuilder with his ticket to Olympia, do you think he would pose tough competition to his opponents? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pritha Halder

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Pritha Halder is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. Specializing in covering the off-court life of bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts, she can often be seen scrounging Kali Muscle’s Instagram feed to find the new fruitarian diet the fitness influencer is on. Having completed her Bachelor's in English Language and Literature from a multidisciplinary university, Pritha started her career as a writer for a literary magazine, before delving into the world of fitness.
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Tushhita Barua