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.


  • Cadieux, Jocelyn
    1999 Masters Olympia 17th;

  • Cahling, Andreas
    1980 Mr. International LH 1st & Overall; 1981 Canada Pro 6th; 1984 World Pro 6th; 1990 Niagara Pro 4th; 1993 Chicago Pro 20th; 1993 Niagara Falls Pro 18th

  • Cain, Jim
    1960 Mr. Louisville 1st; 1960 Mr. Kentucky 1st;

  • Callender, Roy
    Canadian. Born August 25, 1940. Contests include the 1977 IFBB Mr. Universe MW 1st; 1981 Mr. Olympia 4th

  • Cameron, Ken
    1951 Mr. Muscle Beach

  • Cannon, Preston
    1997 NPC USA LW 10th;

  • Cantone, Stephen
    1997 NPC USA MW 2nd;

  • Carlton Jr, Joseph
    Contests include the 1993 NPC Nationals LH 9th; 1994 NPC USA LH 4th; 1996 NPC Junior Nationals LH 4th; 1997 NPC Nationals LH 10th; 1998 NPC USA HW 6th; 1999 NPC Nationals HW 9th; 2001 NPC Nationals HW 6th;

  • Caron, John
    I was always noted for grabbing the judges attention with my huge thigh that were ripped razor style. My calves complemented my thighs as I received recognition from several Mr. Olympia contestants while training at Gold's Gym Venice. When I won the collegiate Mr. America, I then pursued a masters degree at New Hampshire College. Settling down with a family (4 children) in Oregon I still remain active with the weights entertaining masters level competition.Contests include the 1987 Mr. New Hampshire Med 1st; 1987AAU Collegiate Mr. America Med 1st & Overall;

  • Carrier, Mario
    Canadian. 1996 Canada Pro Classic 14th; 1996 Florida Cup Pro 11th; 1997 Canada Pro 19th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th

  • Carter, Ausutus
    Contests include the 1998 NPC Nationals HW 8th; 2000 NPC USA HW 13th; 2000 NPC National HW 16th; 1998

  • Carter, Gus
    Contests include the 2001 NPC Nationals HW 2nd;

  • Carter, Harry
    1955 Mr. Great Plains 1st;

  • Carter, Jason
    From England. Contests include the 2001 Grand Prix England 17th;

  • Cataldi, Gianpiero
    1998 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Catapano, Gianluca
    Italian. Contests include the 1996 Canada Pro Classic 19th; 1996 Florida Cup Pro 19th; 1996 Canada Pro19th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 19th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 2002 Grand Prix England 22nd; 2002 Grand Prix Holland 18th;

  • Charette, Andre
    Canadian. 1995 Montreal Pro 13th ; 1996 Ironman Pro 13th;

  • Charles, Darrem
    Born Darrem Christopher Charles on July 22, 1968 on Arouca, Trinidad. Height 5'9". Currently, Darrem lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Married to Kim.

    Contests include the 1986 East Mr. Trinidad 1st; 1988 Caribbean 1st; 1989 Caribbean 1st; 1989 IFBB World Amateur LHW 5th; 1990 Caribbean 1st; 1990 IFBB World Amateur LHW 2nd; 1991 IFBB World Amateur LHW 2nd; 1992 Chicago Pro 12th; 1992 Night of Champions 11th; 1995 Ironman Pro 5th; 1995 Arnold Classic 8th; 1995 San Jose Pro 5th; 1995 Night of Champions 9th; 1995 Houston Pro 7th; 1995 Niagara Falls Pro 5th ; 1995 Florida South Beach Pro 3rd; 1995 Mr. Olympia 15th; 1996 Arnold Classic 10th; 1996 Ironman Pro 5th; 1996 Florida Cup Pro 9th; 1998 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1998 Arnold Classic 6th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 3rd; 1998 Night of Champions 7th; 1998 Mr. Olympia 13th; 1999 Ironman 4th; 1999 Arnold Classic 8th; 1999 Night of Champions 8th; 2000 Ironman Pro 5th; 2000 Arnold Classic 7th; 2001 Arnold Classic 8th; 2001 Toronto Pro 3rd; 2001 Mr. Olympia 18th; 2002 Southwest Pro 1st; 2002 Night of Champions 4th; 2002 Toronto Pro 4th; 2002 Mr. Olympia 16th; 2003 Ironman Pro 5th; 2003 Arnold Classic 6th; 2003 Maximus Italy 1st; 2003 Olympia 7th; 2003 Show of Strength 6th;

  • Charleston, Carlen
    1998 NPC Nationals LW 12th;

  • Cheever, Ed
    1955 Mr. Arizona 1st;

  • Chelestov, Serghei
    From Russia. Contests include the 2001 Grand Prix England 11th; 2001 Grand Prix New Zealand 5th;

  • Christian, Mike
    Born Born February 5, 1955. Left the IFBB federation, and joined the ill-fated WBF in 1990. Nicknamed the 'Iron Warrior'. Married Patricia Hodges July 5, 1997. His son, Myles David Christian was born on March 3, 1998. Also has a daighter Brianna, who is three years older than Myles. Mike is the owner of the Platinum Everywear (Trademark Sports) clothing line. Contests include the 1984 NPC Nationals HW 1st; 1988 U.S. Pro 1st; 1988 Pro World 1st; 1989 European Cup Bilbao 1st; 1989 European Cup Madrid 1st; 1989 European Cup Cologne 1st; 1985 Night of Champions 4th; 1985 Mr. Olympia 5th;

  • Chrysanthus, Tom
    1997 NPC Junior USA 1st LW;

  • Chubbuck, Alan
    1998 NPC Nationals HW 13th;

  • Ciccone, Pete
    Born December 29, 1969 in Leominster, Massachusetts. Height 5'6". Contests include 1998 NPC Mr. Arizona MW 1st; 2000 Team Universe MW 4th;

  • Cicherillo, Bob
    Born Robert Michael Cicherillo on December 1, 1965, in Rochester, New York. In 1999, Bob had back surgery to repair the L-5 disc. He finally got his IFBB pro card at age 34!

    Contests include the 1980 Teenage Mr. Monroe County 8th; 1985 Teenage Nationals 2nd; 1986 Junior Nationals 16th; 1987 Junior Nationals HW 1st & Overall; 1987 NPC Nationals HW 5th; 1988 NPC USA HW 8th; 1989 NPC USA HW 2nd; 1989 North American Championships HW 4th; 1989 NPC Nationals HW 4th; 1990 NPC Nationals HW 5th; 1997 NPC USA HW 16th; 1999 NPC Nationals HW 2nd; 2000 NPC USA SHW 1st & Overall; 2001 Toronto Pro 5th; 2001 Night of Champions 11th; 2002 Southwest Pro 2nd; 2002 Night of Champions 2nd; 2002 Mr. Olympia 18th; 2002 Show of Strength 7th; 2003 Night of Champions 6th;

  • Cirante, Honore
    From the Canary Islands. Contests include the 1997 Masters Olympia 1st (60+): 1998 Arnold Masters 9th; 1999 Masters Olympia 18th; 2000 Masters Olympia 16th; 2001 Masters Olympia 13th;

  • Citrone, John
    In 1965, John opened up a gym with his first wife Connie, the mother of his two sons Dino and Carlo. Currently owns his own company, Avanti Leisure. Bodybuilding contests include the 1961 Jr. Mr. Britain 1st; 1965 Mr. Britain 1st; 1966 Nabba Mr. Universe Class 3 1st; 1966 Mr. Europe, 1967 Mr. Universe 1st; 1991 Mr. Europe 1st; 1991 Mr. Britain Master 1st; 1994 Master Nabba Universe 1st; 1994 Master Wabba World 1st; 1995 Master Nabba Universe 1st; 1995 Master Wabba World 1st.

  • Clairmonte, Charles
    From Barbados, born October 27, 1962. Height: 6'0". Wife's name is Shirly. Contests include the 1993 Night of Champions 4th; 1993 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1994 Mr. Olympia 8th; 1994 Grand Prix France 3rd; 1994 Grand Prix England 3rd; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 3rd; 1995 Arnold Classic 3rd; 1995 San Jose Pro 2nd; 1995 Mr. Olympia 10th; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 6th; 1995 Grand Prix England 3rd; 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine 5th; 1995 Grand Prix France 2nd; 1995 Grand Prix Russia 4th; 1995 Grand Prix Germany 6th; 1996 Mr. Olympia 9th; 1997 Mr. Olympia 12th; 1997 Grand Prix England 10th;

  • Clark, Earl
    1953 Mr. Indiana 1st;

  • Clemesha, Grant
    Australian. 1998 Ironman Pro 10th; 1998 Arnold Classic 12th;

  • Clinton, Dave
    1960 Jr. Mr. Michigan 1st;

  • Coccio, Ralph
    Contests include the 1983 NPC Jr. Nationals 1st MW;

  • Coe, Boyer
    American. Born August 18, 1946. Married to Annette. Contests include the 1965 Mr. Texas 1st; 1965 Mr. Dallas 1st; 1969 Mr. America 1st; 1972 NABBA Mr. Universe Pro 2nd (under 5'9"); 1981 World Inv Cup 1st; 1981 Grand Prix Belgium 1st; 1981 Grand Prix Wales 1st; 1981 Grand Prix World 1st; 1982 Grand Prix Montreal 1st; 1994 Masters Olympia 3rd; 1995 Masters Olympia 10th

  • Colacino, Robert
    Contests include the 2001 NPC New York Metro SHW 4th; 2001 NPC Junior USA SHW 4th; 2001 NPC Nationals SHW 16th;

  • Coleman, Ronald
    Born January 24, 1974. Contests includes the 1994 IFBB World LH 1st; 1998 Ironman Pro 9th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 16th;

  • Coleman, Ronnie
    Born Ronald Dean Coleman. on May 13, 1964 in Bastrop, Louisiana. Height 5'11". Mother's name is Jessie Benton. He is a Arlington, Texas police officer. Graduated from Grambling State College. in Louisiana with a degree in Accounting. Ex-girlfriend is Vickie Gates, an IFBB pro bodybuilder, whom he met in 1992 at a GNC store.

    Contests include the 1990 Mr. Texas 1st; 1993 Niagara Falls Pro 6th; 1993 French Pro 4th; 1993 German Pro 6th; 1994 Mr. Olympia 15th; 1994 German Pro 3rd; 1994 French Pro 3rd; 1995 Houston Pro 6th; 1995 Night of Champions 3rd; 1995 Canada Montreal Pro 1st; 1995 Mr. Olympia 10th; 1995 Grand Prix Russia 6th; 1995 Grand Prix France 4th; 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine 3rd; 1996 Night of Champions 2nd; 1996 Canada Pro 1st; 1996 Florida Cup Pro 2nd; 1996 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1997 Ironman Pro 3rd; 1997 Arnold Classic 4th; 1997 San Jose Pro 6th; 1997 Mr. Olympia 9th; 1997 Grand Prix Hungary 6th; 1997 Grand Prix Spain 7th; 1997 Grand Prix Germany 5th; 1997 Grand Prix England 5th; 1997 Grand Prix Czech 4th; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 3rd; 1997 Grand Prix Russia 1st; 1998 San Francisco Pro 2nd; 1998 Toronto Pro 1st; 1998 Night of Champions 1st; 1998 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1998 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1998 Grand Prix FInland 1st; 1999 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1999 Pro World 1st; 1999 Grand Prix England 1st; 2000 Mr. Olympia 1st; 2001 Arnold Classic 1st; 2001 Mr. Olympia 1st; 2001 Grand Prix New Zealand 1st; 2002 Mr. Olympia 1st; 2002 Grand Prix Holland 1st; 2002 Show of Strength 2nd;

  • Collras, Chuck
    1972 IFBB Mr. International 2nd short class;

  • Columberra, Frank
    1966 Mr. Australia 1st; 1972 Mr. Perth 1st; 1972 Mr. Australia 1st;

  • Columbu, Franco
    American. Born August 17, 1941. Contests include the 1976 & 1981 Mr. Olympia 1st .

  • Comerford, Vince
    Born December 27, 1961. Contests include the 1990 Ironman Pro 3rd

  • Connell, Brian
    Contests include the 1996 NPC Collegiate Nationals HW 2nd; 1997 NPC Junior Nationals HW 6th; 1998 NPC Junior Nationals SHW 1st; 1999 NPC Nationals SHW 7th; 2000 NPC Nationals SHW 16th; 2001 NPC USA SHW 14th;

  • Conrad, Guido
    Contests include the 2000 Masters Olympia 13th;

  • Conrad, Peter
    German. 1994 Grand Prix Germany 12th .

  • Cook, Chris
    Nicknamed the Blond Bomber. Chris lived in Oklahoma, and left when he was 17 to join the Air Force. He was working in Anchorage, Alaska on airplanes. His first trainer was Larry Irvine, and with him, Chris won the 1996 Mr. Anchorage, at age 19.

  • Cooper, John H.
    1980 Mr. Idaho 1st;

  • Cooper, Philip S.
    His brother John won the 1980 Mr. Idaho the same night as Philip won the Teenage Mr. Idaho. Contests include the 1980 Teenage Mr. Idaho 1st;

  • Cormier, Chris
    Born August 19, 1967 in Palm Springs, California. Nicknamed 'The Real Deal'. Read name is Broderick C. Cormier. Height 5'9". Chris was raised in Palm Springs, California and was a football and wrestling player in high school. In college (Cal State Bakersfield), Chris was on the wrestling team, but has a falling out with his coach, and left. After Cal State Bakersfield, Chris went back home and enrolled in the 'College of the Desert' in Palm Springs, where he wrestled and played football, until he decided to get into bodybuilding full time. His family came from New Orleans. Chris' last name is pronounced 'Core-me-ay', not 'Core-Meer'.

    Chris is known as a 'party animal', going to clubs and staying out all night. In Las Vegas, Chris even got onstage at a club while dancing, and got money thrown at him (just for fun). Chris intends on having fun during his bodybuilding career, not just staying at home and eating chicken and fish and just grinding it out.

    Chris low point in his career was an he was arrested in 1995 on assault charges for allegedly beating up long time girlfriend Amho Hight. That incident triggered a period of depression for Chris, in which Chris was miserable and needed to figure out what he wanted to do. In the end, Joe Weider kept him on contract, and Amho and Chris stayed together until 1999. Currently, Chris is with girlfriend, Monica. Chris maintains that by 2003, he will be the new Mr. Olympia champion.

    Contests include the 1988 NPC Ironman 1st LH; 1994 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1994 Arnold Classic 4th; 1994 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1995 Night of Champions 4th; 1995 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 4th; 1995 Grand Prix England 5th; 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine 4th; 1995 Grand Prix France 5th; 1995 Grand Prix Germany 4th; 1995 Grand Prix Russia 5th; 1996 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1997 Canada Pro 3rd; 1997 Night of Champions 1st; 1997 Mr. Olympia 8th; 1997 Grand Prix Hungary 8th; 1997 Grand Prix Spain 6th; 1997 Grand Prix Germany 6th; 1997 Grand Prix England 2nd; 1997 Grand Prix Czech 2nd; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 2nd; 1997 Grand Prix Russia 4th; 1998 Arnold Classic 5th; 1998 Mr. Olympia 6th; 1998 Grand Prix Germany 4th; 1998 Grand Prix Finalnd 4th; 1999 Ironman 1st; 1999 Arnold Classic 3rd; 1999 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 2000 Ironman Pro 1st; 2000 Arnold Classic 2nd; 2001 Ironman Pro 1st; 2001 San Francisco Pro 1st; 2001 Arnold Classic 2nd; 2001 European Pro 2nd; 2001 Grand Prix Australia 1st; 2001 Mr. Olympia 5th; 2001 Grand Prix England 2nd; 2001 Grand Prix New Zealand 2nd; 2002 Ironman Pro 1st; 2002 Arnold Classic 2nd; 2002 San Francisco Pro 2nd; 2002 Austria Pro 1st; 2002 Olympia 3rd; 2002 Grand Prix England 3rd; 2002 Grand Prix Holland 2nd; 2002 Show of Strength 3rd; 2003 Arnold Classic 2nd; 2003 San Francisco Pro 2nd; 2003 Australian Pro 1st; 2003 Show of Strength 7th;

  • Corney, Ed
    American. Contests include the 1968 AAU Mr. Heart of California 1st; 1968 AAU Mr. Northern California 1st; 1968 AAU Mr. Golden West 1st; 1970 AAU Mr. California 1st; 1970 IFBB Mr. Western America 1st; 1970 IFBB Mr. USA 1st; 1971 IFBB Mr. America 3rd medium; 1971 IFBB Mr. Universe 3rd medium; 1972 IFBB Mr. America 1st short & overall; 1972 IFBB Mr. International 1st short; 1972 IFBB Mr. Universe 1st medium class & Overall; 1973 IFBB Mr. World 1st medium; 1974 IFBB Mr. World 1st medium; 1975 Mr. Olympia 2nd (200lb under); 1981 Mr. Olympia 13th; 1994 Masters Olympia 10th; 1995 Masters Olympia 11th; 1996 Masters Olympia 12th; 1997 Masters Olympia 2nd (60+); 1998 Arnold Masters 10th;

  • Corvello, John
    Contests include the 1960 Teen Nationals West 1st; 1960 Jr. Mr. China Beach 1st; 1965 Mr. Northern California 1st;

  • Cottrell, Porter
    American. Born August 30th, 1961. Height is 5'7". A firefighter at the Louisville, Kentucky fire department. Nicknamed the 'Gentleman King of Bodybuilding'. Contests include the 1988 NPC Junior Nationals 1st; 1991 NPC Nationals Light HW 1st; 1992 Niagara Falls Pro 1st; 1992 Chicago Pro 1st; 1993 Pittsburgh Pro 1st; 1993 Chicago Pro 1st; 1993 Night of Champions 1st; 1994 Grand Prix England 10th; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 7th; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 5th; 1994 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1994 Arnold Classic 3rd; 1996 Arnold Classic 8th; 1996 San Jose Pro 10th; 1997 Ironman Pro disqualified; 1998 San Francisco Pro 6th; 1998 Toronto Pro 4th; 1999 Toronto Pro 3rd; 1999 Night of Champions 9th; 1999 Mr. Olympia withdrew;

  • Cottrell, Selwyn
    Representing England. 1991 Ironman Pro 11th; 1993 San Jose Pro 12th; 1993 French Pro 13th; 1993 German Pro 16th; 1998 Night of Champions 6th;

  • Courtois, Phil
    Contests include the 1945 Mr. America 4th; 1946 Pro Mr. America 3rd;

  • Coussieu, Daniel
    French. 1995 Masters Olympia 5th; 1997 Masters Olympia 6th (40+);;

  • Covington, Ken
    1965 Mr. Jr. Olympic 1st;

  • Cowgill, John
    Contests include the 1999 NPC USA LW 8th; 2000 NPC Gold's San Diego HW 2nd; 2000 NPC Los Angeles HW 1st; 2001 NPC USA HW 10th;

  • Crisioral, Javier
    From Spain. 1997 Grand Prix Spain 13th;

  • Creighton, Steve
    1998 Mr. Britian HW 1st;

  • Crouch, Trevor
    1997 Mr. Europe 1st;

  • Cuevas, Salvador
    1972 IFBB Mr. Mexico 3rd;

  • Cutler, Jay 'Jason'
    Born August 3, 1973 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Height 5'9". His real name is Jason, but he goes by Jay. Grew up on a farm in Sterling, Massachusetts. Nicknamed 'The Ultimate Beef'. Jay is the CEO of Vartan Enterprises. Married Kerry Courtemanche on July 9, 1998. In 1999, moved from Spencer, Mass to Aliso Viejo, California.

    I was born August 3, 1973 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester is centrally located in Massachusetts. About 50 miles west of Boston. I grew up in a small town called Sterling, which is a suburb of Worcester County. I was born the youngest of seven, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. My dad was a superintendent of the highway dept. and my mother worked in finance at a military base.

    My childhood was an active one. I enjoyed riding my bike and playing neighborhood games such as kick the can and hide and seek. I rode ATV’s and worked on my family farm which consisted of pigs, goats, chickens, and cows. I worked in my brother’s concrete business from early on and developed quite a physique for myself. This physique was the foundation for my bodybuilding career.

    In high school I played football. I was extremely popular, especially with the girls! I did the usual high school party routine and really enjoyed my years at Wachusett Regional High School. My high school consisted of 5 towns.

    When I graduated high school in 1991, I went to college at Quinsigamond Community College. I completed my associate degree in criminal justice. This is where I discovered bodybuilding. I began training actually on my 18th birthday in 1991. In the beginning, I trained only to look better, but my training quickly led to competition. I competed at 19 years old at the Teen Nationals in Raleigh, NC. I placed first. This was the start of my bodybuilding career and love for competing.

    My girlfriend, Kerry, and I moved in together in Worcester. I began training for pro status. The years went by quickly. I worked at different jobs, while Kerry was pursuing her nursing degree. In 1994, I met a person who gave me the guidance and support I needed to become the best bodybuilder and business man. Bruce Vartanian was a local bodybuilder and business owner. Bruce took me under his wing and taught me the ins and outs of business. He taught me what I needed to do to be the best. We trained together along with my diet mentor, Chris Aceto. We built a physique that would sweep the Nationals in 1996 to gain professional status. I was bombarded with contract offers and eventually signed on with Joe Weider.

    I took 1997 off from competition and came back to debut in 1998 at the Night of Champions in NYC. I placed 11th- a little off from my best. I went back to old school dieting and training for the 1999 season. I placed 3rd at the Pro Ironman and 4th at the Arnolds Classic. Later that year, I placed 15th at the Olympia.

    On July 9, 1998, I married my girlfriend of seven years, Kerry. We got married in a small private ceremony at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

    My wife and I moved to Aliso Viejo, CA in 1999. We love our life in CA. Kerry is working on her Masters/Nurse Practitioner degree in nursing at the University of Phoenix, while working in Newport Beach at a hospital. I am currently contracted by ISS Research out of North Carolina and also Flex Equipment of CA. I most recently signed on as a writer for my own column "A Cut Above" for Muscular Development Magazine. All my free time is now spent on working at home and traveling for guest appearances. I will continue to do my best and support the industry.

    Contests include the 1993 NPC Teen Nationals HW 1st; 1995 NPC Tournament of Champions HW 1st & overall; 1996 NPC Nationals HW 1st; 1998 Night of Champions 11th; 1999 Ironman 3rd; 1999 Arnold Classic 4th; 1999 Mr. Olympia 15th; 2000 Night of Champion 1st; 2000 Mr. Olympia 8th; 2001 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 2002 Arnold Classic 1st; 2003 Ironman Pro 1st; 2003 Arnold Classic 1st; 2003 San Francisco Pro 1st; 2003 Olympia 2nd; 2003 Grand Prix Russia 2nd; 2003 Grand Prix England 1st; 2003 Grand Prix Holland 1st; 2003 Show of Strength 2nd;

  • Cuzzimano, Walt
    1951 Mr. New Jersey

  • Cziurlok, Roland
    German. Born November 30, 1967. Contests include the 1991 World Amateur LHW 7th; 1992 World Amateur LHW 2nd; 1993 World Amateur LHW 1st; 1994 Mr. Olympia 18th; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 5th; 1994 Grand Prix France 5th; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 5th; 1995 Night of Champions 5th; 1996 Arnold Classic 7th; 1996 San Jose Pro 4th; 1996 Mr. Olympia 12th; 1996 Grand Prix Germany 9th; 1996 Grand Prix Spain 11th; 1998 Arnold Classic 10th; 2000 Night of Champions 16th; 2001 Toronto Pro 17th; 2001 Night of Champions 18th;