Well, another year behind us and OH what a year it was ! This year's 2002 All Star Classic was the 8th
annual event held in Jacksonville , Florida. Promoter Kathy Connors says "It took several years to build
this show up but it certainly showed this year, with a sellout crowd, standing room only, and the Fire
Marshalls stopping any more people from entering the building.
With 38 top quality competitors hitting the stage it was quite a sight. The new NPC Figure event seems
to have dominated this show along with many other shows in Florida. The Master of Ceremonies Bob
Mitchell, a radio disc jockey from Orlando Florida was fantastic at keeping the audience on edge,
never knowing what to expect from him. The national Anthem was sung by a dear friend of Kathy's from
Atlanta, Robert Humpidge. Guest poser Beth Roberts (2001 nationals overall winner) wowed the crowd
with her symmetrical and full physique as she prepares for her pro debut at the Jan Tana, August 17th.
Starting out the show were 12 of the most beautiful and shapely figure women to hit the stage in Florida.
A couple of these competitors were debuting in their first show right here at the All Star Classic, but you
would of thought that all of them had several trophies under their belt. Winning the figure division was
Sharon Eaton, a natural beauty with plenty of toned muscle and a beautiful personality to match. Second
in the figure division was Julie Buchannan. A lovely woman with a classy look, and a great physique to
match There was only 1 point seperating these two figure winners, as you can see the judges had a tough
There was one fitness competitor who was on this stage last year in figre. She decided that even though
so many women are leaving fitness for figure competition, she was ready to make her mark in fitness. The
winner Melissa Gallaher.
The mens masters division was definitely a force to reckon with ! Police leiutenant Randy Parmer won the
over 35 division, and his training partner Skip Sylvester, who is also a seasoned competitor and trainer took
home the over 40 division. The men's over 50 division was won by John LaBruzza, who also has been on the
All Star stage in the years past. Randy Parmer was the overall Masters Champion and left happily afterwards
with his wife Sheri Parmer who placed 8th in the figure division.
The womens over 50 division was won unopposed by Sheri Bubeck of Deland , Florida, she also took the women's
There was quite a stir between the teen men, but Brandon Broomfield emerged as the winner, and TJ Jamorski
taking second place.
Seasoned competitor Nancy Roberts of Jacksonville dominated the lightweight division over the lovely Julie
Buchannan. The middleweight class was very competitive with Peggy Hilbert winning that class and the overall.
Peggy weighed in at 128 lbs and is 54 years old. Looking absolutely phenomenal and overpowering all the other
women in the open division. Placing second in the middleweight class was Taime Viner, who also placed 7th in
the figure competition. The open womens heavyweight winner was Rae Allison Kilpatrick. Rae also being 50 years
old sure did show some of the younger folks a thing or two !
The men's open competition again was faced with some of the best bodies in the south. The lightweight division
was won by Trevor Walker of Jacksonville. The men's open middleweight division had some fierce competition
between 4 outstanding phsiques. Emerging as the victor was Jamie Ibone of Apopka, Florida. The men's lightheavy
division had a clear winner, Roger Ferrer of Miami Florida. As they get bigger and bigger...the heavyweight division
was won by Donald Browser Jr of Jacksonville. Finally, on to the biggest. Superheavyweight Hezekiah Hardeman
took the division looking his best ever, another veteran to the All Star stage. The men's open overall winner was
Jamie Ibone from Apopka , Florida
We would like to thank our sponsors for their dedication to a fit and healthy lifestyle by supporting this event.
Thanks: Venus Swimwear Inc, The Stellar Group, Commit to be Fit Inc, Amelia Wellness Center, Larry's Giant Subs,
Irony Magazine, and Holiday Inn Baymeadows.
After the show, all competitors were invited to party and eat, receiving a complimentary dessert or drink of their
choice...compliments of the promoter herself, Kathy Connors, who at the time was preparing for the USA
Championships in Las Vegas July 27th. Yes, she did indulge one last time before resumming her competition
diet ! See you all next year.......
from the 2002 All Star Classic:
placed 2nd in figure
Mens over 35 Winner
Masters Class Overall Winner
Mens over 40 Winner
The Promoter herself..
Womens Over 50 Winner
and Masters Overall
Special Guest Appearance
2001 Nationals Heavyweight Winner
Special Guest Poser
#27 TJ. Jamorski - 2nd Place
#28 Brandon Broomfield - 1st Place
Womens Overall Winner
Mens over 50
#23 Arthur Elden (2nd Place)
#22 John LaBruzza (1st Place)