Emerald Queen Of Muscle
By R. Knight
It may be premature to talk about the future of Women’s Physique. Since the division is barely three years old and they just crowned its first Ms. Physique Olympia champion only four months ago. But let’s face it, Dana Linn Bailey(DLB) can’t win it forever. So, who is going to be the next star Women’s Physique can put their faith in? They can start by showing some love for Erykah Blockman.
Erykah Blockman is an outgoing, young lass. Who can give DLB her money’s worth. Blockman may not have DLB’s social media presence(At least not yet.). But, she has all the traits of DLB without coming off as annoying or conceited. She is an unique beauty and slowly making the powers that be take notice.
Blockman, 26, started her fitness competition “career” on a whim. When she participated in the 2010 Flex Model Bikini Search. Which was held during Olympia weekend. Although, she didn’t place in the event. It would be the start of her road into becoming an IFBB pro.
In 2011, Blockman entered the NPC Emerald Cup. One of the NPC’s most prestigious regional shows, she competed in Women’s Bodybuilding and Figure. While she placed a lowly eighth in the lightweight class in bodybuilding. She won her class in Figure. Her next competition was the 2011 NPC Sacramento. Where she again won her class. She ended the year with a fifth place finish at the 2011 NPC Nationals.
In 2012, Blockman once again entered the NPC Emerald Cup and again competed in two divisions. This time, she competed in Figure and Women’s Physique(WP). Women’s Physique was at the Emerald Cup for the first time. She defended her class title in Figure. While she placed third in her class in WP. Blockman went back to the NPC Nationals. Where again, she placed fifth in her Class A Figure class.
In 2013, feeling that she had gone as far as she could in Figure. Blockman decided that she would concentrate on Women’s Physique exclusively. As she skipped the Emerald Cup, upped her training and set her sights on the 2013 NPC Junior Nationals in Chicago. When she stepped on stage in Chicago, it was appearant that she was the odds on favorite to win. Her back and her posing was far superior from the rest and she easily won her class and the overall in Women’s Physique. Which also won her IFBB Pro status. It was now obvious that a WP star was in the making.
She made her pro debut two months later, at the IFBB Europa Supershow in Dallas, Texas. Where she placed a respectable sixth.
Blockman was born in California, but now calls Beaverton, Oregon home. Known as “spitfire” to her friends, she is a licensed paramedic and former firefighter. She is now a popular personal trainer. She is a Liquid Sun Rayz sponsored athlete and a sales representative for Cyclone Cup shakers. She is also the fraternal twin sister of NPC Bikini competitor, Sondra Blockman. Who once caused a small storm at the 2012 NPC Nationals for some provocative posing.
It is expected that Ms. Blockman will start her 2014 competitive season at the Emerald Cup on April 26. Where a pro show will be held for the first time. Since, she has won there before. It should be no surprise to see Blockman hold up the winner’s trophy again. This time, it comes with an invitation to Vegas in late September. In which case, the future is now.