IPL Men’s Athletic Masters Pro Champion, James Niezen!

History was made in multiple divisions at the October 2017 2nd Annual Southwest Grand Prix Pro/Am in Phoenix, Arizona. And, one of them was Pro Men’s Athletic Masters.

11 months prior, 47 years young James Niezen competed at 2016 IPL APEX, where he earned his IPL Men’s Athletic Masters Pro Card. Almost a year would pass before James would make his IPL Pro debut. At the 2017 Grand Prix Pro, James got his chance entering into the IPL’s first Pro Men’s Athletic Masters showdown to ever be held. In the class James would go up against, IPL Pro John Koloch.

James proved hard to beat as he won each of the six scored categories, landing him in 1st place. And with that, James Niezen also earned his place in the IPL history books as the league’s first ever Men’s Athletic Masters Pro Champion. Michael Brooks Photography.

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