Last weekend the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota NPC district closed out its competition season with the 2012 On Track Training NPC North Star. With 122 registered competitors, this year’s NPC North Star was the largest yet. Congratulations to all competitors, we know how much hard work and dedication it takes to step out on that stage! And thank you to all of our backstage staff, sponsors, district NPC judges and spectators for making this another successful show.
Here is a highlight of our overall winners, photos courtesy of the official event photographer & videographer Strength Media:
Steve Polsfuss, winner of the Men’s Light Heavyweight class, took home the Men’s Bodybuilding Overall title. Polsfuss, 46, from Burnsville, MN works as an underground utilities contractor and trains at LA Fitness. He also took home the NPC North Star Men’s Bodybuilding Overall in 2008.
Paul Jandro, winner of the Men’s Bodybuilding Masters 40+ class, won the Men’s Bodybuilding Masters Overall title. Jandro is 46 from Faribault, MN and works in construction. He is self trained and works out at Anytime Fitness.
Joshua Henkemeyer, Men’s Physique Class A winner, won the Men’s Physique Overall. Henkemeyer, 25, is a student from Lakeville, MN who trains at Lifetime Fitness. He took second place in Men’s Physique Class A at the 2012 NPC Minnesota State Championships.
Melissa Shuster, Women’s Physique Class B winner, took home the Women’s Physique Overall title. Shuster, 33, is a mom from Minneapolis Minnesota. She works out at LA Fitness and is trained by Christine Bongiovanni. Previously, Shuster won 1st place in her figure class at the 2012 NPC Minnesota State.
Sara Arbach, Figure class E winner, won the Figure Overall title. Arbach, 24, is self employed and lives in Aberdeen, SD. She works out at the YMCA and is trained by Julia Korfhage. She previously placed 2nd in Figure E at the 2012 NPC Minnesota State Championships.
Wyntress Pennington, winner of the Figure Masters 45+ class, won the Figure Masters Overall. Pennington is 46 from St. Cloud, MN. She works out at Fitness Evolution and is trained by Bud.
Angela Okon, winner of the Bikini D class, won the Bikini Overall title. Okon, 24, is from Mankato, MN where she is a student and aerobics instructor. She placed 3rd in her class at the 2012 NPC Minnesota State Championships.
Sarah Moxness, winner of the Bikini 35+ class, won the Bikini Masters Overall. Moxness, 36, is a diabetes instructor from La Crosse, WI. She works out at Iron Physique and is trained by Ben Lasche. She also won the Bikini Overall at the 2012 Wisconsin State.