France’s Lionel Beyeke withstood the challenge of a pair of Canadians to win the second Flex Pro title on Feb. 18 in Santa Monica, CA. The win was Lionel’s first pro win as his previous best was a second place finish at last year’s Toronto Pro. Ben Pakulski placed second and Fouad Abiad took third. New this year, only the winner qualifies for next September’s Olympia; in previous years, the top three qualified. Rounding out the top five were Shawn Rhoden and Eduardo Correa. Correa, from Brazil was making the move to the open class, having previously competed in the 202 division.