Shaun Clarida Heads To Open: 2021 Legion Sports Fest Preview

Shaun Clarida 2021 Legion Sports Fest

The 2021 Legion Sports Fest takes place October 22nd-24th, in Reno, Nevada. This huge bodybuilding show will serve as the Open debut of 2020 212 Olympia champ Shaun Clarida.

The Legion Sports Fest is one of the more exciting contests to take place in the post-Olympia portion of the year. However Clarida is going to make this particular contest all the more intriguing.

The so-called “Little Ronnie Coleman” dropped a close decision to Derek Lunsford at the 2021 Olympia, losing the 212 title that he won the year prior. Now just two weeks later, as he revealed in a post to his Instagram, he plans to make his Open debut at this contest, although he made it clear that this was simply for fun, and not a permanent move.


They said I wasn’t a GIANT KILLER because I never competed in the open, well, ask and you shall receive! #ChallengeAccepted” Clarida wrote.

“It’s always been my plan to do an open show to give myself a new challenge and ultimately just have fun. I’ve always said timing is everything, so after placing 2nd at the Olympia, already being in shape and having absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain, this is a great opportunity to show that I’m not just a good 212 bodybuilder but a good bodybuilder period!

(P.S I’m NOT leaving the 212 Division)”

2021 Legion Sports Fest Preview

The inclusion of Shaun Clarida is merely one reason to be excited for the 2021 Legion Sports Fest. With the bodybuilding portion taking place on October 24th, fans are excited to see this huge pro competition go down.

A total of six divisions will be taking part in this event, including Open Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Bikini, and Women’s Physique. This will also serve as a Tier 3 qualifier for the 2022 Mr. Olympia, with the winners in each division qualifying for the contest next year.

Check out the full competitor list below:

Men’s Open

  • Nerio Angulo
  • Tonio Burton
  • Maxx Charles
  • Shaun Clarida
  • Rafael Del Rio
  • Jesus Martin Hernandez Escobedo
  • Martin Fitzwater
  • Regan Grimes
  • Brandon Hatton
  • Scott Lightfoot
  • Stan de Longeaux
  • Cedric McMillan
  • Patrick Moore
  • Sergio Oliva Jr.
  • Christian Salcedo
  • Joe Seeman
  • Ron Stevens

Classic Physique

  • Jorge Tabel Aleixandre
  • Jared Feather
  • Gregory Grant
  • Jeff Hallenbeck
  • Nhon Ly
  • Jordan Moore
  • Phong Nguyen
  • Jeffrey Robbins
  • Larry Smith
  • Michael Spencer
  • Tyler Tallent

Men’s Physique

  • Rodrigue Chesnier
  • Joshua Delgado
  • Tony Dionisio
  • Erick Espana
  • Jason Hazzard
  • Corey Morris
  • Arya Saffaie
  • Jorge L Sanchez
  • Suraqah Shabazz
  • Jimmie Stewart
  • Randy Tubbs
  • William Walker
  • Frank Woley


  • Kimberly Baliutavicius Rene BrOsch
  • Abbie Elsner
  • Sally Kendall-Williams Layla Mikayla
  • Terra Plum
  • Missy Truscott
  • Tamara Vahn


  • Noelle Agnew
  • Amber Callahan
  • Jennifer Carrasco
  • Ivanna Escandar
  • Alessia Facchin
  • Rudie Guerrero
  • Phoebe Hagan
  • Jacki Hansen
  • Victoria Harbus Hope Harper
  • Lauren Kralovec
  • Melissa Lindstrom Jacyn Lucia
  • Chelsea Miller
  • Marites Miller
  • Nucia Freitas Samo
  • Sydney Taylor
  • Priscilla Vargas

Women’s Physique

  • Renee Bartlett
  • Ruiying Bian
  • Erin Clymer
  • Natalia Abraham Coelho Lisa Dollak
  • Lyn Elm
  • Stephanie Fredrickson Isabelle Jackson
  • Larissa Araujo de Lima Jodi Lyons
  • Jodi Marchuck
  • Charsalynn Mitchell
  • Monica Perez
  • Mary Power
  • Rachel Reid
  • Ivie Rhein
  • Emily Renee Schubert
  • Tammy Stevenson
  • Alexis Sullivan
  • Lorena Garrido Tapia
  • Stephanie Waggoner
  • Heidi Worrell-Osborne

Stay tuned to Fitness Volt for updates and coverage from the 2021 Legion Sports Fest.


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