Candice Keene Takes Figure International Title
Candice Keene wins first ever Figure International title at the 2013 Arnold Classic!
By Bill Geiger; lead image by Samantha Owens
With three-time defending champion Nicole Wilkins sidelined with an injury from the 2013 Figure International at the Arnold Classic on March 1 in Columbus, OH, it was a wide-open race for the title. Seven-time pro winner Candice Keene of Maitland, FL won her biggest competition ever, taking the first-place prize of $16,000. Utah’s Heather Dees narrowly edged Tampa’s Erin Stern to take second, earning a $10,000 payday. In fourth was Arizona’s Candice Lewis, followed by Las Vegas’ Mallory Haldeman.