It is official! The North-West University (NWU) is ranked second in the country when it comes to bodybuilding as a competitive sport.
During the recent University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship held in Durban, the team from the NWU’s campus in Vanderbijlpark not only won the overall female section, but also finished second overall in the men’s section.
Top position for NWU ladies
The ladies bodybuilding team not only walked away with the top position, but also took home the silverware in two categories, namely: Overall Female Winner and Best Female Poser. Tholofelo Chabalala was named as the Overall Female Winner and Dorcas Cassie Billa was applauded as the Best Female Poser.
The team saw the following ladies take to the stage: Natasha de Lange, Lizzy Wiese, Tsereledzo Maluleke, Dorcas Casie Billa, Tsholofelo Chabalala and Sibongile Mafobokoane.
Second place for NWU men
The male bodybuilding team finished strong in the overall second position, with Teboho Malebana taking home the spoils as the Best Male Poser.
The team saw the following men take to the stage: Michael Gouws, Stefan Coetzer, Casimiro Anselmo, Morena Mololokolo, Rhazani Sithole, Ayanda Piyo, Vusumuzi Nhlapo, Mahlatse Mokhola, Teboho Malebane and Mduduzi Msiza.
An overall top notch performance
According to the team coach, Raphael Ntumba, a team of 16 bodybuilders from the campus in Vanderbijlpark represented the university during the championships. The competition enjoyed IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding South Africa) status. “We had an excellent show and the team proved their mettle against very strong competition,” says Raphael.