2006 PDI Night of Champions: Pro Qualifier
The 27th staging of the Night of Champions in New York was this time staged under Wayne DeMilia’s new PDI banner.
This is the complete amateur contest which was the Pro Qualifier with 14 top guys going for their pro cards. The top 2 in each class qualified for the NOC pro show.
It was held in the Town Hall Theatre on 43rd Street where Arnold Schwarzenegger won his first ever Mr Olympia title in 1970. It was also the home of many early NOC events. As the event flyer said “See the hottest, sexiest best-built men in the world” – “The ultimate in Professional Bodybuilding Entertainment”. Those words pretty well summed up the tone and the feel of the contest. The PDI’s stated aim is to put far greater emphasis on entertainment value in their events.
This video includes an interview with Wayne DeMilia, founder of the PDI, plus a photo gallery of the guys in the Pro Qualifier.
Pro Qualifier: Friday, September 15, 2006 NY, New York – Results
1. George Maiorano
2. Anthony Forgione
1. Edward Duque
2. David Washington
1. Jason Palafox
2. Daniel Rapposelli
1. James Vest
2. Joe Lyton