Ultrabodies IX
RAF MILDENHALL, England – (from left to right) Ben Sharp RAF Wyton, England, Staff Sgt. John McKivitz, RAF Lakenheath, Chris Williams, Aviano Air Base, and Staff Sgt. Jeffery Stout, RAF Lakenheath, show their bicep muscles during the Ultrabodies IX bodybuilding competition June 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Teresa M. Hawkins)
Ultrabodies brings together USAFE's muscle



by Karen Abeyasekere
100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs


7/8/2008 - RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Competitors from all across U.S. Air Forces in Europe converged on RAF Mildenhall June 28 to show off their physiques for the Ultrabodies IX bodybuilding competition. 

Ten men and seven women posed in six categories in front of more than 200 spectators at the Galaxy Club. 

"I've been told this was the most competitors we've had in three years," said Master Sgt. Paul McCourty, 100th Force Support Squadron fitness and sports director. "Everyone said it was better than last year's contest, and it ran a lot smoother." 

Guest poser for the competition was Raymond James from Scotland. Overall male and female winners were Chris Williams, Aviano AB, and Trini Uber, Ramstein AB. 

Category winners were as follows: 

Male

Lightweight
1st -- Juan Lord, RAF Alconbury 
2nd -- Justin Shomig, RAF Mildenhall 
3rd -- Sergio Factuar, RAF Lakenheath 

Middleweight
1st -- Chris Williams, Aviano AB
2nd -- Ben Sharp, RAF Wyton
3rd -- Jeffery Stout, RAF Lakenheath 

Light Heavyweight
1st -- Henry Moses, Apt. Barracks, Germany
2nd -- Damon Dantzler, Stuttgart
3rd --John Doyle, Aviano AB 

Female

Lightweight
1st -- Sandi Griffin, Landstuhl, Germany
2nd -- Nickie Lozano, RAF Alconbury 

Middleweight
1st -- Kate Swenson, RAF Mildenhall 

Fitness physique
1st -- Trini Uber, Landstuhl
2nd -- Alejandra Goncalves, Spangdahlem, Germany
3rd -- Kate Swenson