Almanac of
Men's Bodybuilding
by Ron Avidan

The most complete information of bodybuilder's profiles available. All help is welcomed! The Almanac is always updated whenever possible.

  • Aaberg, Everett
    1990 AAU Jr. Mr. America Medium 2nd;

  • Abbenda, Joe
    Born 7/4/39. Contests include the 1962 AAU Mr. America 1st

  • Abbew, Eddie
    From England. Contests include the 1999 Toronto Pro 14th; 2000 Night of Champions 9th; 2001 European Pro 10th; 2001 Night of Champions 16th; 2001 Grand Prix England 15th; 2002 Ironman Pro 11th; 2002 Night of Champions 14th; 2002 Toronto Pro 11th; 2003 Ironman Pro 12th; 2003 Arnold Classic 13th; 2003 Grand Prix Hungary 9th;

  • Adams, Ronnie
    Contests include the 1995 NPC Junior USA LH 2nd; 1996 NPC Nationals HW 6th; 1997 NPC Nationals HW 10th; 1999 NPC Nationals LH 14th; 2000 NPC National HW 4th; 2001 NPC Nationals HW 7th;

  • Adams, Sam
    1955 Jr. Mr. Michigan 1st;

  • Agathokleous, Agathoklis
    1997 Arnold Classic 14th

  • Aholelei, Tevitta
    Born April 21, 1969 in Tonga. Currently lives in Fullerton, California, and his height is 5'8". He is married to Kim (married in 1989), and has three children, Kahyana (1991), Kalanie (1994), and Keanu (1995). His full time job is in insurance sales.

    Tevita moved to Hawaii when he was four years old, then to California when he was seven. Tevita has one brother and four sisters. He was introduced to weights in a junior high school physical education class, and he was inspired by his cousins who were lifting to play football. He was on his high school wrestling team. After high school, Tevita served in the Marine Corps, in Okinawa, Japan, and at the Air Station in Tustin. He met Kim via a friend while taking night classes at Chapman College in Criminology. In the Marine Corps, he played rugby and football. Tevita went to the Persian Gulf in August 1990, with his helicopter squadron.

    Contests include the 1997 California HW 1st & Overall; 1997 Contra Costa HW 1st & Overall; 1997 Orange County HW 1st & Overall; 1997 NPC USA HW 5th; 1998 NPC USA HW 2nd; 1998 NPC Nationals HW 4th; 1999 NPC USA HW 2nd; 2000 NPC USA HW 1st; 2002 Southwest Pro 16th; 2002 Night of Champions 17th; 2002 Toronto PRo 16th; 2003 Ironman Pro 11th; 2003 San Francisco Pro 10th;

  • Aki, Roland
    1997 NPC USA BW 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals LW 14th;

  • Albi, Guisseppi
    Italian. Contests include 1995 Grand Prix France 11th, 1995 Grand Prix Germany 11th; 1997 Grand Prix Spain 12th; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 12th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Grand Prix Finland 10th; 2003 Maximus Italy 11th;

  • Albrecht, Achim
    Born July 2, 1962 in Muenster, Germany. Has an older sister named Hannelore, and an older brother named Manfred. Left home at age 13 to work with a traveling fair. Received the first Weider contract in January 1991 given to a bodybuilder. In Sept, 1996, signed with the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) to become a wrestler, who will compete as a character named Brakus. Wife is named Dayna, has two children, Rachel and James.

    Contests include: 1985 Bavarian 1st; 1990 World Amateur 1st; 1993 San Jose Pro 4th, 1993 French Pro 5th; 1993 German Pro 7th; 1994 Arnold Classic 8th, 1995 Houston Pro 3rd, 1995 Niagara Falls Pro 3rd, 1996 Canada Pro 4th, 1996 Night of Champions 10th.

  • Alderette, Lorenzo
    Contests include the 1999 IFBB North America HW 2nd; 2001 NPC Nationals HW 9th;

  • Alexander, Kristian
    Born November 3, 1976 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Heigh 5'9". First Newfoundland bodybuilder to win a National title in Canada. Contests include 1995 Newfounland Junior 1st; 2000 Nova Scotia HW 1st & Overall; 2000 Canadian Championships HW 15th; 2001 Canadian Championships HW 1st;

  • Alexander, Robert
    1995 NPC Junior Nationals MW 4th; 1996 NPC Junior Nationals BW 1st; 1997 NPC USA BW 7th; 2000 NPC USA LW 6th;

  • Alleyne, David
    Representing Barbados. Contests include 1995 Ironman Pro 12th, 1995 San Jose Pro 10th, 1996 Ironman Pro 16th; 1997 Canada Pro 19th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Alstrup, Erik
    Born 6/6/71 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Contests include the 1995 Ontario Provincial 2nd LH; 1996 Canadian Champ 2nd HW; 1999 Toronto Pro 18th;

  • Alvarez, Oscar
    1972 IFBB Mr. International 3rd short; 1972 IFBB Mr. Mexico 1st; 1972 IFBB Pro Mr. Mexico 1st;

  • Alves, Jose Jorge
    Contests include the 2002 Toronto Pro 16th; 2003 Grand Prix England 21st; 2003 Dutch Grand Prix 22nd

  • Alves, Troy
    Born September 26, 1966 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Height 5'8". Contests include the 1995 Mr. Arizona LHW 1st & Overall; 1996 NPC USA LH 8th; 1997 NPC Junior USA LHW 1st & Overall; 1997 NPC Nationals LH 6th; 1998 NPC USA LHW 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals LHW 8th; 1999 NPC Nationals LH 7th; 1999 IFBB North American LH 3rd; 2000 NPC USA HW 2nd; 2000 NPC Nationals HW 2nd; 2001 NPC USA HW 2nd; 2003 Ironman Pro 4th; 2003 Arnold Classic 10th; 2003 San Francisco Pro 5th; 2003 Grand Prix Australia 2nd; 2003 Maximus Italy 5th; 2003 Olympia 8th; 2003 Grand Prix Russia 4th; 2003 Grand Prix England 6th; 2003 Grand Prix Holland 6th;

  • Amato, Charles
    1965 Mr. Western USA 1st;

  • Aminturabi, Reza
    Contests include the 2002 Toronto Pro 14th;

  • Andreas, Peter
    German. 1991 Italian Grand Prix 14th; 1991 Swiss Grand Prix 12th; 1993 French Pro 11th; 1993 German Pro 14th;

  • Andreose, Luciano
    Italian. Contests include the 1991 Italian Grand Prix 15th; 2001 Masters Olympia 14th;

  • Annus, Olev
    Representing Finland. Born April 6, 1961 in Estonia. Contests include 1994 Masters Olympia 5th, 1995 Masters Olympia 7th.

  • Anthony, Melvin
    Nicknamed 'Marvelous' Melvin by Lonnie Teper. Born November 13, 1972 in Sacramento, California. Height 5'8". By the age of 18, Melvin was built solidly enough to earn a football scholarship at San Bernardino Valley College, getting the scholarship while never having played football in his life. Merlin is a registered manicurist (he does nails). Currently lives in Fullerton, California. Contests include the 1993 Fontana Ironman novice 3rd; 1993 Musclemania HW 3rd; 1995 NPC Palm Springs HW 1st & Overall; 1996 NPC Orange County Muscle Classic HW 1st & Overall; 1996 NPC California HW 1st & Overall; 1997 NPC USA HW 3rd; 1998 NPC USA SHW 2nd; 1999 NPC USA SHW 1st & Overall; 2000 Night of Champions 7th; 2001 Ironman Pro 2nd; 2001 San Francisco Pro 3rd; 2001 Arnold Classic 7th; 2001 European Pro 8th; 2001 Grand Prix Australia 7th; 2001 Mr. Olympia 11th; 2001 Grand Prix England 6th; 2002 Southwest Pro 10th; 2002 Night of Champions 8th; 2003 Ironman Pro 2nd; 2003 Arnold Classic 8th; 2003 San Francisco Pro 4th; 2003 Olympia 9th; 2003 Show of Strength 8th;

  • Anziano, Anthony
    Contests include the 1962 Teen-Age Mr. Ct. 1st, 1962 Mr. Ct. YMCA 1st, 1962 Mr. Ct. 2nd, 1963 Mr. Ct. 1st, 1963 Mr. Ct. Most Muscular 1st, 1963 Teen Mr. American 9th, 1964 Mr. Nutmeg State 1st, 1964 Mr. Nutmeg State Most Muscular 1st, 1964 Mr. New England 3rd, 1965 Mr. New England Area YMCA 1st, 1967 Mr. New England States 2nd

  • Apperson, Lee
    Born May 3, 1958 in Hampton, Virginia. Lee is a direct descendent of Richard Henry Lee, a signer on the Decleration of Independence. Raised in Daytona, Florida. Contests include the 1994 Mr. America HW 1st; 1995 Mr. America HW 1st; 1996 NABBA USA Nationals 1st HW & overall; 1996 Mr. Universe 8th; 1999 Masters Olympia 9th; 2000 Masters Olympia 11th; 2001 Masters Olympia 8th;

  • Aranita, Jon
    Born March 7, 1961. Contests include the 1986 NPC USA 1st MW

  • Archer, Ken
    1996 NPC Wheelchair National Masters 1st; 1997 NPC Wheelchair Nationals 2nd HW;

  • Arco, Otto
    1913 World's Best Built Man. Also a vaudeville strength performer, and a pro wrestler. Died May 24, 1960.

  • Arnaud, Plaisant
    From France. Contests include the 2002 Toronto Pro 16th;

  • Arntz, Jason David
    Jason was born February 21, 1972 in Summit, New Jersey. His height is 5'5". He currently lives in South Jersey. Jason is divorced from Kristen. Jason has four dogs, Lisa, Milo, Molly and Alex, and two bird, Louie, a blue and gold maccaw and Gucci, a white cackatoo.

    Contests include the 1988 New Jersey Championships LW 2nd; 1990 NPC Suburban MW 3rd; 1993 NPC East Coast MW 1st; 1997 NPC USA LH 1st; 1998 NPC USA HW 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals HW 1st & Overall; 1999 Toronto Pro 5th; 1999 Night of Champions 12th; 2000 Ironman Pro 6th; 2000 Arnold Classic 8th; 2000 Toronto Pro 7th; 2000 Night of Champions 10th; 2001 Ironman Pro 8th; 2001 Arnold Classic 13th; 2002 Ironman Pro 8th; 2002 Night of Champions 13th;

  • Ascani, Fausto
    Italian. 1993 French Pro 15th; 1993 German Pro 15th; 1995 Grand Prix France 13th, 1995 Grand Prix Germany 12th;

  • Ashley, Mike
    American. Born Aug 1, 1959 in Portland, Jamaica, West Indies. Contests include the 1982 NABBA Mr. Natural America 1st; 1986 IFBB World light-heavy 1st; 1986 NPC Nationals 1st; 1987 Detroit Grand Prix 1st; 1987 Night of Champions 2nd; 1988 Mr. Olympia 14th; 1990 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1990 Arnold Classic 1st; 1992 Ironman Pro 9th; 1993 Ironman Pro 9th; 1993 San Jose Pro 6th;

  • Atlas, Charles
    Born Angelo Charles Siciliano. In 1921, Charles won the Bernarr Macfadden's World Most Perfectly Developed Man Contest. He won the same contest again in 1922. The Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension course, a nonapparatus exercise course sold via mail order, was hugely successful, selling millions.

  • Atwood, Art
    Contests include the 2000 NPC Junior USA SHW 1st & Overall; 2000 NPC USA SHW 7th; 2000 NPC Nationals SHW 14th; 2001 NPC USA SHW 3rd; 2001 NPC Nationals SHW 1st; 2002 Toronto Pro 1st; 2002 Mr. Olympia 12th; 2002 Grand Prix England 7th; 2002 Show of Strength 12th; 2003 Grand Prix Hunary 3rd; 2003 Night of Champions 7th; 2003 Olympia 13th; 2003 Grand Prix Russia 6th; 2003 Grand Prix Holland 8th; 2003 Grand Prix England 7th;

  • Aykutlu, Hamdullah
    Representing Turkey. 1994 Grand Prix France 11th; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 8th; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 10th; 1996 Canada Pro 7th; 1996 Florida Cup Pro 8th; 1997 Canada Pro 8th; 1997 Night of Champions 11th;

  • Audi, Dayo
    From England. Contests include the 1999 Grand Prix England 15th;

  • Austin, Roman
    1972 IFBB Mr. America 1st medium;