New IPL Men’s Athletic Pro, James Niezen!
The battle was BIG TIME in the Men’s Athletic Open division at the 2017 2nd Annual IPL California Championship on May 20th in Rancho Cordova, CA.
At the top of the class were “Sir Richard” Puou and James Niezen. Puou already had his IPL Pro Card in Men’s Athletic Open (and Masters) but has not yet competed in a Pro show. This made him eligible to hop into the Amateur Open class in Cali. It was Richard who was victorious, with James (who was already a Men’s Athletic Masters Pro) six points behind him in 2nd place.
Because Puou was already Pro Qualified, Niezen was next in line, becoming the IPL’s newest Men’s Athletic Open Pro. Puou and Niezen are consistently bringing incredibly impressive packages to the IPL stage. Both men are featured in the Spring 2017 issue of NATURALMAG describing their tools for success.
Shout out to IPL newcomer Silas Hopkins, who rounded out the top three and pushed Richard and James to their limit. Michael Brooks Photography.

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