Surely everyone knows Arnold. But there are 14 more muscular men who have been used to Mr. Olympia’s reputation since 1965. Here are all the winners. and a large rat all of them
Larry Scott (1965-1966)
Known in weightlifting circles as the “Golden Boy,” the 200-pound, 5’7″ bodybuilder inspired the next generation. He also helped popularize the curl preacher, or what lifters do. Some people call it the “Scott Curl.”
Sergio Oliva (1967-1969)
As a teenager, Oliva fought with Fidel Castro’s army. He later served as a policeman in Chicago and was shot 5 times by his wife at the time. He thought there would be one of the smallest waist circumferences equal to Mr. Olympian.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1970-1975, 1980)
A guy who needs little advice beyond his first name. Arnold’s career path led him from a small village. In Austria came a legendary film career in Hollywood. Chair of the Governor of California and the ambitions of every young bodybuilder ever since.
Franco Colombo (1976, 1981)
Italian actor, weightlifter, boxing champion and later chiropractor Columbu was the first Olympian of the post-Arnold era.
Frank Zane (1977-1979)
When he discovered bodybuilding at 14, when he snooped on a muscle-building magazine in the trash basket of his high school math class, Zane would sculpt one of the tallest figures in competitive history.
Chris Dickerson (1982)
The one-time champion was also a highly trained opera singer and the first openly gay Mr. Olympian.
Samir Bannout (1983)
“Lion of Lebanon” Bannout opened up about the use of anabolic steroids that have helped shape one of the most memorable lower backs in competitive history.
Lee Haney (1984-1991)
After winning the Mr. Olympia award 8 times in a row (Breaking Arnold’s record) Haney retired at the age of 31. Since then he has turned to personal training and has worked with athletes like boxer Evander Holyfield.
Dorian Yates (1992-1997)
Yates became empowered while serving in a youth detention center in England. He competed in America in the early 90s and will be crowned Mr. Olympia for the better part of the decade.
Ronnie Coleman (1998-2005)
No rank in his first Mr. Olympia tournament. The former college footballer has won eight straight matches, making him one of the greatest players of all time.
Jay Cutler (2006-2007, 2009-2010)
Cutler saved his first gym membership by running a concrete family business. After placing second after Coleman for many years. Cutler finally sacked the King.
Dexter Jackson (2006-2008)
When he first stepped on stage at age 21, Jackson was 5’6”, 137 pounds. Jackson, who was 39 at the time, weighed 215 pounds.
Phil Heath (2011-2017)
“The Gift” competed for Mr. Olympia for the first time in 2008 and it took him just three more years to defeat former college point guard Jay Cutler six times in a row.
Shawn Roden (2018)
Since he started training Roden has more than 100 pounds of muscle, despite tearing nine tendons in his right hand and saying he will never lift it again. But Roden became the oldest contender to win the title of Mr Olympia last year at the age of 43.
Brandon Curry (2019)
Brandon Curry took home the title in 2019 at the age of 36, entering the competition as favorites after a remarkable run at the annual Arnold Classic. Former winners Shawn Rhoden and Phil Heath were absent. However, it has created a possible three-way battle for the 2020 crown.