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.

  • Baccianini, Flavio
    Italian. Contests include the 1991 San Jose Pro 4th; 1991 Niagara Falls Pro 6th; 1991 Night of Champions 16th; 1993 Ironman Pro 6th; 1993 San Jose Pro 3rd; 1993 Mr. Olympia 13th; 1994 Ironman Pro 7th; 1994 Arnold Classic 13th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 8th; 1999 Masters Olympia 2nd; 2000 Arnold Classic 14th; 2000 Masters Olympia 2nd;

  • Bacon, Jules
    1943 Mr. America 1st;

  • Badell, Gustavo
    From Puerto Rico. Married to Jessica, and has a son named Gustavo Junior. Born November 3, 1972 in Venezuela, but moved to Puerto Rico when he was 10 years old. Nicknamed the Freakin Rican. Has two sisters and two brothers. Started boxing when he was 13 years old. Gustavo spoke many languages, including Spanish, French, English and even a little Arabic. Started to bodybuild when he was 18 years old. Gustavo moved out of his house when he was 18. He sold shoes and fruit. Gustavo went to college and studied physical education. Gustavo signed with Muscletech at the 2000 Toronto Pro. Started working with Milos Sarcev in 2003. At the 2005 Mr. Olympia, Gustavo had a great routine, paying homeage to past Mr. Olympians by posing their signature pose. Contests include 1998 Grand Prix Germany 9th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 1999 Pro World 14th; 1999 Grand Prix England 17th; 2000 Ironman Pro 18th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th; 2001 Ironman Pro 16th; 2001 San Francisco Pro 11th; 2001 Grand Prix England 17th; 2002 Ironman Pro 13th; 2002 Southwest Pro 6th; 2002 Night of Champions 10th; 2002 Toronto Pro 3rd; 2002 Mr. Olympia 24th; 2003 Night of Champions 25th;

  • Balceon, Koen
    From Belgium. 1993 Niagara Falls Pro 13th; 1994 Grand Prix France 9th; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 11th;

  • Balik, John
    1963 Mr. Young Chicagoland 2nd;

  • Baker, Aaron
    Aaron was born on November 11, 1960. Height 5'8". Was married to Annika, divorced in 1999. Aaron likes to draw cartoons (he is a cartoonist).

    Aaron was initially with the WBF, who had the character nickname 'Dark Angel'. He could not use the nickname 'Batman' because of legal ramifications. The WBF failed. Aaron come into the IFBB with what he considers a black eye, from a rival league which was the WBF. He left that because of that, the judges during his bodybuilding career have penalized him, thus scoring him lower than he deserved. After the 1998 Mr. Olympia, Aaron retired from bodybuilding. But in 2003, Aaron made his comeback.

    Contests include the 1990 NPC USA 1st; 1993 Night of Champions 12th; 1994 Ironman Pro 3rd; 1994 Mr. Olympia 12th; 1994 Arnold Classic 6th; 1995 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1995 South Beach Pro 2nd; 1995 Mr. Olympia 9th; 1995 Arnold Classic 6th; 1996 Mr. Olympia 11th; 1997 Ironman Pro 4th; 1997 Arnold Classic 9th; 1998 Ironman Pro 3rd; 1998 Arnold Classic 7th; 1998 Mr. Olympia 14th; 2003 Ironman Pro 8th;

  • Baker, Paul
    From Kingston, Jamaica. Born on January 2nd, 1974. Moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Height 6' 1". Married to Ingrid. Contests include the 1999 Mr. Jamaica 1st; 1999 Central American Caribbean 1st Heavyweight; 2000 Mr. Jamaica 1st; 2000 Central America Caribbean Championships 2nd; 2001 Mr. Jamaica 1st; 2001 Central American Caribbean Championships 1st Heavyweight and Overall winner; 2002 Southwest Pro 16th; 2002 Night of Champions 17th;

  • Baldwin, Richard
    1972 Mr. Texas 1st;

  • Bannout, Samir
    Lebanese. Born Nov 7, 1955. Nicknamed the Lion of Lebanon. In 1997, married Randa, a young lady from Lebanon. Has a daughter named Lea. In 2000, Samir is a partner in Olympian Gym in Beirut, Lebanon. Contests include 1981 Mr. Olympia 9th; 1983 Mr. Olympia 1st; 1988 Mr. Olympia 8th; 1989 Arnold Classic 4th; 1993 Ironman Pro 13th; 1993 San Jose Pro 10th; 1994 Grand Prix England 15th; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 13th; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 12th; 1996 Masters Olympia 6th

  • Barros, Alex
    From Holland. Contests include the 2000 Night of Champions 18th; 2002 Grand Prix Holland 11th;

  • Bartram, Clark
    Height 5'8". Married to Anita. Has two children, daugher named Taylor, son named Mitchell. Television credits include a training partner on 'Flex Appeal" on ESPN2. Contests include the 1996 Musclemania 2nd MW;

  • Basil, Buddy
    1955 Mr. Otter Lake 1st;

  • Bass, James
    1983 NPC Jr. USA 1st LW;

  • Batho, Adrian
    Australian. Contests include the1993 San Jose Pro 13th

  • Bautista, Francisco 'Paco'
    From Spain. Contests includes the 1999 European Amateur Championships HW 1st; 1999 World Amateur Championships HW 1st & Overall; 2002 Night of Champions 3rd; 2002 Toronto Pro 6th; 2002 Mr. Olympia 20th; 2002 Grand Prix England 9th; 2002 Grand Prix Holland 10th;

  • Beckles, Albert
    Born July 14, 1930 or 1938 in Bridgetown, Barbados. Albert will not confirm his age. Has two brothers, Oscar, and Aubrey. Is currently an IFBB judge at bodybuilding contest. Albert is married to Linda and is working as a personal trainer. He lives in Santa Clarita California and can be reached via his website;

    Contests include the 1965 Open Southeast Counties England 1st; 1965 Mr. Hampshire England 1st; 1966 Mr. Southeast Britian 1st; 1967 Mr. England 1st; 1975 Mr. Olympia Under 200 3rd; 1977 Mr. Olympia Under 200 4th; 1978 Mr. Olympia under 200 8th; 1979 Mr. Olympia under 200 7th; 1981 Grand Prix New England 1st; 1981 Night of Champions 2nd; 1982 Pro World 1st; 1982 Night of Champions 1st; 1982 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1983 Grand Prix Portland 4th; 1983 Night of Champions 3rd; 1983 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1983 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1983 Grand Prix Switzerland 5th; 1983 Grand Prix Sweden 5th; 1983 Grand Prix World 5th; 1983 Grand Prix Caesars 3rd; 1984 Pro World 1st; 1984 Grand Prix World 1st; 1984 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1985 Night of Champions 1st; 1985 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1986 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1987 IFBB Pro World 3rd; 1987 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1988 Mr. Olympia 15th; 1989 Arnold Classic 7th; 1989 Mr. Olympia 15th; 1991 San Jose Pro 5th; 1991 Niagara Falls Pro 1st; 1991 Mr. Olympia 16th; 1991 Danish Grand Prix 7th; 1991 Italian Grand Prix 8th; 1991 Spanish Grand Prix 9th; 1991 English Grand Prix 7th; 1991 Swiss Grand Prix 8th; 1991 Finnish Grand Prix 9th;

  • Beaver, Doug
    1974 AAU Mr. America 3rd;

  • Beccles, Darcy
    1976 Mr. Western Hemisphere 1st;

  • Belknap, Tim
    Born Dec 24, 1958. Height 5'4". 1981 Mr. America; 1985 NABBA Universe Amateur 1st; 1992 Ironman Pro 14th;

  • Bengali, Thomas
    Contests include the Grand Prix Hungary 7th;

  • Benaziza, Mohammed (Momo)
    Height 5'3". Died in 1992. Contests include the 1988 Mr. Olympia 11th; 1989 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1990 Night of Champions 1st; 1990 Grand Prix German 1st; 1990 Grand Prix Italy 1st; 1990 Grand Prix England 1st; 1990 Grand Prix France 1st; 1990 Grand Prix Finland 1st; 1991 Ironman Pro 9th; 1992 Grand Prix Italian 1st; 1992 Grand Prix Denmark 1st;

  • Benfatto, Francis
    From France. Born June 7, 1958. Contests include the 1991 Ironman Pro 7th; 1993 French Pro 9th; 1993 German Pro 13th;

  • Benjamin, Jason
    Born February 3, 1974 in Massillon, Ohio. Height 5'5". Currently lives in Canton, Ohio. Contests include the 1991 Akron Bodybulding Tenn Overall; 1998 Ohio Bodybuilding MW 3rd; 2000 Ohio Powerhouse Gym Classic LHW 1st; 2000 Mike Francois World Gym Classic LHW 1st & Overall; 2001 NPC Nationals LHW 10th;

  • Benton, Marion
    Contests include the 2000 NPC Junior USA LW 1st; 2000 NPC Nationals LH 9th; 2001 NPC Nationals HW 13th;

  • Berger, Christopher Anthony
    Born December 28, 1968 in the Bronx, New York. Height 5'8". Grew up in Matapack, New York. Played baseball, soccer and basketball growing up. He received his first bench and weights when he was 13 during Christmas. Currently lives in San Diego, California. Contests include the 1990 New York Championships MW 2nd; 1990 Cortland State Physique Show MW 1st & Overall; 1993 San Diego Championships LW 6th; 1993 Border States MW 1st; 1998 Team Universe MW 4th;

  • Berkowics, Ed
    1960 Mr. Northern Indiana 1st;

  • Beritz, William
    1955 Mr. Maryland 1st;

  • Berry, Bob
    1960 Mr. New England Area 1st;

  • Bertagna, Renato
    1977 IFBB European Championships LW 1st;

  • Bigot, Fred
    Born Nov 25, 1971. Fred was inspired by the Captain America comic book hero to start up bodybuilding. Learned English after he came to the United States. In Haiti, he only spoke Creole. Fred also know French. Contests include the 1995 IFBB North American LH 3rd; 1996 NPC USA LH 2nd; 1997 NPC USA LH 4th; 1998 NPC Nationals LH 4th; 2000 NPC USA LH 1st; 2000 NPC Nationals LH 2nd; 2001 NPC USA HW 1st; 2003 San Francisco Pro 11th; 2003 Night of Champions 25th;

  • Bilodeau, Andre
    From Canada. Contests include the 1993 Niagara Falls Pro 12th; 1993 French Pro 14th; 1993 German Pro 17th; 1995 South Beach Pro 9th

  • Biondi, Stefano
    1997 Night of Champions 16th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th;

  • Birdsong, Bob
    Contests include the 1983 Grand Prix Portland 6th; 1983 Night of Champions 6th; 1983 Grand Prix Colorado 2nd; 1983 Grand Prix Caesars 5th; 1985 Night of Champions 3rd; 1986 Night of the Champions 7th;

  • Bivens, James
    Contests include the 1996 NPC Team Universe HW 6th; 1997 AAU Mr. America HW 3rd; 1997 NPC Team Universe HW 7th; 1998 Team Universe HW 10th; 1999 NPC Team Universe HW 3rd; 2000 NPC Team Universe HW 2nd; 2001 NPC Nationals SHW 12th;

  • Blanc, Didier
    From France. Contests include the 1998 European Amateur HW 13th; 1999 IFBB World Amatuer HW 15th; 2001 European Pro 18th; 2002 Grand Prix England 20th; 2003 Grand Prix England 17th;

  • Blewett, D'Marco
    1988 NPC Los Angeles 1st;

  • Boeving, Christian
    Born June 5, 1969 in Dallas, Texas.

  • Bogoff, Keith
    1987 NPC Jr. USA 1st MW;

  • Bond, Darien
    Contests include the 1997 NPC USA LH 6th; 1998 NPC Nationals LH 1st; 1999 Toronto Pro 16th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2001 Toronto Pro 16th; 2001 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Boojaklee, Fredon
    From Syria. Contests include the 1996 Canada Pro Classic 13th; 1998 Toronto Pro 13th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 1999 Ironman 17th; 1999 Toronto Pro 17th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th;

  • Boudreaux, Gable
    1965 Mr. Los Angeles 1st;

  • Boufes, Abdul
    French. 1995 Grand Prix France 14th; 1995 Grand Prix Germany 13th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th

  • Brenner, Malcolm
    1951 Mr. California

  • Brice, Stan
    1960 Mr. China Beach 1st;

  • Brigante, Gennaro
    1997 NPC Junior USA BW 1st

  • Brisbois, Steve
    Born 8/16/61. Contests include the 1990 Ironman Pro 7th; 1991 Ironman Pro 6th; 1991 Pittsburgh Pro 5th; 1992 Ironman Pro 7th

  • Broadway, Michael
    1997 NPC USA MW 8th;

  • Brock, Nathaniel (Nate)
    Contests include the 2000 NPC Border States HW 2nd; 2001 NPC USA HW 8th;

  • Brooks, Justin
    1998 NPC Nationals SHW 13th;

  • Brown, Chalmes
    1997 NPC USA LW 12th;

  • Brown, Josh
    1991 Ironman Pro 12th

  • Brown, Ken
    1996 Penn State 1st HW & overall; 1997 NPC Junior Nationals 1st HW & overall; 1997 NPC USA 1st HW & Overall; 1999 Toronto Pro 15th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th;

  • Brown, Leon
    Contest include the 1966 IFBB Mr. Eastern America Teen Short 2nd; 1968 IFBB North American Medium 1st; 1968 WBBG Pro Mr. America 4th; 1970 IFBB Mr. America Short 2nd; 1970 AAU Mr. East Coast Short 1st; 1971 IFBB Mr. USA Short 2nd; 1971 WBBG Pro Mr. America 4th; 1973 IFBB Mr. America Short 1st; 1974 IFBB Mr. America Short 2nd; 1978 IFBB Mr. USA Short 3rd; 1979 IFBB Mr International LW 2nd; 1981 AAU Mr USA MW 5th; 1982 AAU Mr America Short 5th; 1984 NPC Junior USA MW 1st & Overall; 1986 NPC Nationals MW 5th; 1987 NPC Nationals MW 2nd; 1988 NPC Masters USA MD 1st & Overall; 1988 NPC Nationals MW 6th; 1989 NPC USA MW 16th; 2000 NPC Masters Nationals, Masters 50+ LW 2nd; 2002 Masters Olympia 26th; 2003 Night of Champions 25th; ; 2003 Masters Olympia 17th

  • Brown, Peter
    From England. Contests include the 1998 British Championships HW 2nd; 1999 British Champions HW 1st & Overall; 1999 Grand Prix England 8th; 2002 Grand Prix England 10th; 2003 Grand Prix England 22nd;

  • Brown, Robert
    1960 Mr. East Chicago 1st;

  • Brunet, Yvon
    1963 IFBB Mr. Universe Short 1st;

  • Brunhart, Ralph
    1960 Mr. Mid States 1st;

  • Buchanan, Brian
    Born 6/17/62. Contests include the 1988 Mr. Olympia 7th; 1995 NABBA Pro Universe 1st; 1998 Toronto Pro 9th; 1998 Night of Champions 13th;

  • Buchinskas, Roland
    From Lithuania. Contests include the 1997 Grand Prix Russia 8th;

  • Bullman, Sean
    Born January 18 1958, Ireland. Winner of a record 21 National titles and a record 17 appearances at the IFBB amateur European and World Championships placing in the top 10 each time. He has also placed 5th as a lightweight, 7th as a welterweight and 4th as a middleweight at the IFBB amateur European Championships. He is also Irelands first ever IFBB Pro.

  • Burke, Orville
    Born Wrville Wayne Barrington Burke on March 18, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. Currently lives in Brooklyn, New York (2000). Height is 5'9 1/2". Married to Christina (their wedding was in Sweden in 1999). Mother's name is Olive; sister's name is Cheryl. Older brother's name is Ezra. Has another brother named Howard.

    In high school, he ran track and field. Orville had a large comic book collection, and his favorite one was 'The Incredible Hulk'. Orville started training when he was 12. Orville left Jamacia and come to the United State in 1983, when he was 18, to live. In 1984, Orville was studying to become a physical therapist. In 1985, his mother passed away, and Orville left school, and started working full time for Donald Trump in security for eight years.

    Contests include the 1996 NPC Nationals HW 3rd; 1997 NPC Nationals HW 2nd; 1998 NPC USA SHW 3rd; 1998 NPC Nationals SHW 1st; 1999 Night of Champions 10th; 2000 Toronto Pro 3rd; 2000 Night of Champions 4th; 2000 Mr. Olympia 10th; 2001 Toronto Pro 1st; 2001 Night of Champions 1st; 2001 Mr. Olympia 6th; 2002 Mr. Olympia 9th;

  • Burkholder, John
    1977 IFBB Mr. USA LW 1st;

  • Burt, Larry
    Larry was the Vice President of the Minnesota Physique Association 1997-1999, and featured in ProSource Buyers Guide and Steele Jungle Publication. He was also the head judge at Regional Musclemania 2000. Contests include the 1991 NANBA Mr.Minnesota 3rd; 1994 NPC Mr.Upper Midwest 4th; 1995 NPC Mr.Upper Midwest 2nd; 1997 Mr.Minnesota 2nd; 1998 Mr.Minnesota 1st Masters; 1998 NPC Midwest Ironman 1st Masters; 1999 Mr.Gopher State 1st; 1999 NANBF 10,000 Lakes 1st; 2000 NGA Iowa State 1st; 2000 NGA Mr.Upper Midwest 1st LHW/Masters; 2001 INBF Midwest MuscleFest LHW 2nd; 2002 NPC Grand Prix Illinois Masters Overall; 2003 Thousand Lakes Tall 1st & Masters 1st; 2003 Midwestern Chicago Overall Open & Overall Masters; 2003 Mr. Minnesota Overall Masters & Middleweight 1st; 2003 Mr. Natural Masters 2nd & Overall 5th;