The 2022 NPC Valley of the Solar competitors was held on Saturday, April ninth on the Rawhide Western City and Occasion Middle in Chandler, Arizona. Athletes from 9 totally different NPC divisions confronted the judges with hopes of putting first and qualifying for one of many nationwide stage exhibits later this yr. Among the many winners was Bailey Anderson within the Bikini division, who competed on this contest for the second time. She received the Class A division, however didn’t take the general title. Nonetheless, she loved the expertise sufficient that she got here again for an additional shot at profitable.
“I did this present final yr. It was my favourite present that I did,” Anderson mentioned. She additionally shared that she knew final yr’s winner, and she or he needed to observe in her footsteps.
“My teammate [Kaise Rodriguez] received it final yr, and it’s very nice deliver it dwelling once more this yr. I’m excited.”
Bailey Anderson labored with coach Ashlyn Little of Match Physique Fusion for this prep, and she or he shared an adjustment that she felt helped her enhance from the 2021 contest to this yr’s present.
“We had an enchancment season collectively, and it was our first official one,” she informed interviewer Isabelle Turell. “We ate some good meals, lifted some heavy weights, and placed on the dimensions that the judges requested for, and right here we’re.”
Anderson is in her third yr competing within the NPC. She received the True Novice Class B of the 2020 NPC Sin Metropolis Showdown, and she or he 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 she or he plans to return to a nationwide present so she might doubtlessly earn her IFBB Professional 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 might be my final one as a result of I’m getting married in November.”
You’ll be able to see the replay of the Valley of the Solar on Muscle & Health Plus.
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