Bodybuilder Patrick Moore announces he will not compete in 2022 to prepare for the following year.
Patrick Moore has competed twice in the last three weeks but this is something that we will not see again until 2023. The opportunity to qualify for the 2022 Olympia has begun and this is something that Moore will not attempt moving forward. Moore has announced that he will take the 2022 off to train and prepare for 2023.
Moore took to Instagram to make the announcement on Monday. The Men’s Open competitor is coming off a 10th place finish at the Legion Sports Fest Pro and came in 14th at the 2021 Olympia. Following his most recent appearance, Patrick Moore has decided to take a break.
“And that is a wrap for this season! Wanted to take a day to process all the experiences over the last 4 years…..prep after prep. Not taking any time off to actually grow. A lot of you have asked why I have never taken time off. For me the time is now. I don’t have a place on stage until 2023, and that may even be in question. For now, taking a step back and evaluating everything personally and professionally, is best. All of you have been absolutely amazing and it has been an honor to perform for you guys and motivate you all! I’ll be back to pumping out plenty of off-season content for you guys next week. Thank you guys for all the support! Let’s see what #thefuture holds!🙏🏽💪🏽”
It is unknown when Patrick Moore plans to return to action. The schedule for 2023 has not been released but the season usually begins with the Arnold Classic in the beginning of March. If Moore returns for that show, he will have close to a year and a half away from the stage. This would allow him to do the necessary training he feels is needed to improve.
The 2022 Olympia will take place next December in Las Vegas. Patrick Moore has appeared on stage at the biggest event of the year in 2019 and 2021. He won the 2019 California Pro to gain qualification and this was his only professional victory. Moore earned his Pro Card by winning the 2017 NPC USA competition and made his debut during the 2018 New York Pro.
Moore appeared on stage three times last year without securing a victory. After his recent stretch, Moore has decided to take some time off and this will allow him to make the improvements that he needs.
It will be interesting to see how Patrick Moore looks next time he appears on stage. The class of Men’s Open has been Big Ramy and Brandon Curry over the years. That is the level that competitors are trying to reach and it is not an easy task. Moore will have time to improve and make a statement next time he steps on stage.