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.

  • Labra, Hugo
    1960 Mr. Los Angeles 1st; 1960 Mr. California 2nd;

  • Labrada, Lee
    Born March 8, 1961. Contests include the 1985 NPC Nationals MW 1st; 1986 Night of Champions 1st; 1987 IFBB Pro World 2nd; 1988 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1988 Grand Prix Greece 1st; 1988 Grand Prix England 1st; 1988 Grand Prix Spain 1st; 1989 Grand Prix England 1st; 1989 Grand Prix Denmark 1st; 1989 Grand Prix Finland 1st; 1992 Pro World Cup 1st; 1993 Ironman Pro 2nd; 1993 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1995 Arnold Classic 5th

  • LaCour, Carlton 'Skip'
    Real name is Carlton. Height 5'10". Skip La Cour is the only man to have ever won the overall titles at both the NPC Team Universe and the Musclemania Natural Bodybuilding Championships, the two most competitive and most recognized drug-tested shows in the United States. The Academy of Bodybuilding, Fitness and Sports Awards named La Cour 'Natural Bodybuilder of the Year' in 1998 for his outstanding efforts.

    La Cour is currently a contributing writer for Ironman Magazine. He is also a featured writer NutriMag. Over the years his work has appeared in MuscleMag International, Muscular Development, Great Lakes Fitness Guide, AST Sports Science's High-Performance Muscle, Steele Jungle and in such international publications as Bodybuilding Monthly Japan, Ironman Japan, and Natural Press in England.

    La Cour has written several books which include Thinking Big, Thinking Big: The Next Level Workbook, Thinking Big II: Aspiring to a Higher Level of Bodybuilding Achievement!, Skip La Cour's Daily Training Journal, Skip La Cour's Daily Training Journal 2000, Skip La Cour's Answers The 101+ Most-Often Asked-Questions about Bodybuilding and Training, and How I Packed-On 16 Pounds of Drug-Free Muscle in Just One Year!

    He has also produced several videos such as Skip La Cour's Mass Machine Hardcore, Heavy, and Intense! Training Video, Dare To Dream!, Success is a Planned Event: A Day in the Life of Skip La Cour, Skip La Cour's Live! Bodybuilding and Training Seminar Video.

    Contests include the 1995 NPC Team Universe 1st HW; 1996 NPC Team Universe 2nd HW; 1997 NPC Team Universe 5th HW; 1998 NPC Team Universe 1st HW and Overall; 1999 NPC Team Universe 2nd HW; 2000 NPC Team Universe 1st HW; 2001 NPC Team Universe 2nd HW; 2002 NPC Team Universe 1st HW and Overall;

  • Labra, Hugo
    From Lima, Peru. Contests include the 1960 Mr. Los Angeles 1st; 1961 Mr. California 1st;

  • Lacy, Ron
    Born on August 19, 1929 in Hazard, Kentucky. He married in 1975, and has two sons, born in 1976 and 1978.Ron is a personal trainer, and lives in Lexington , Kentucky. Contests include 1954 Mr. California 3rd; 1954 Mr. America 11th; 1955 Mr. Los Angeles 2nd, 1955 Mr. Kentucky 1st; 1955 Mr. America 2nd; 1956 Mr. America 2nd; 1957 Mr. America 1st; 1957 NABBA Universe Medium 1st;

  • LaMon, Von
    Contests include the 1965 Mr. Bay Area 1st; 1965 Mr. Pacific Coast 1st; 1965 Mr. Venice Beach 1st; 1965 Mr. Central California 1st; 1965 Mr. Long Beach 1st;

  • Lampard, Mark
    From Australia. Contests include the 1999 Toronto Pro 18th; 2000 Ironman Pro 20th; 2001 Grand Prix Australia 12th; 2003 Grand Prix Australia 7th;

  • Langbacka, Leif
    From Finland. 1995 Arnold Classic 13th .

  • LaPorte, Joe
    1960 Mr. Connecticut 1st; 1960 Mr. Otter Lake 1st;

  • Larsen, Ingvar
    Swedish. 1997 Night of Champions 15th; 1998 Toronto Pro 18th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Latimore, Anthony
    1997 NPC USA BW 9th;

  • Lazzaro, Joe
    1955 Mr. Great Lakes 1st; 1963 Mr. North America 1st;

  • Lauber, Jeff
    1997 NPC USA LH 7th;

  • Lazzaro, Joel
    1998 NPC Nationals MW 8th;

  • Lee, Jimmy
    1960 Mr. San Francisco 1st; 1960 Mr. Northern California 1st;

  • Lee, Jimmy
    Born December 20, 1968. Contests include the 1996 NPC USA HW 9th; 1997 NPC USA HW 8th; 2000 NPC California SHW 1st; 2001 NPC USA SHW 15th;

  • Leidelmeyer, Rory
    Born Mar. 18, 1958. Contests incluide the 1980 Mr. California 1st

  • Leffler, Curtis
    Has a brother named Christopher ... Has a son Curtis Leffer Jr. ... Died September 1, 1998 from a heart attack caused by a blood clot that moved to his heart ...

  • Leino, Jari
    From Finland. 1991 Finnish Grand Prix 8th.

  • Leonard, Gary
    1989 Arnold Classic 14th

  • Leonard, Justin
    1997 AAU Mr. Teenage Junior America 1st Short & Overall;

  • Leone, Santo
    Contests include the 1948 Mr. New York State 1st (the first IFBB event staged in the United States).

  • Leonetti, Joe
    Joe Leonetti is from New Haven, Connecticut. He is about 5'4", and 140-something lbs. He was Mr. Connecticut and Mr. Lightweight Northeast Usa in the late 70s/early 80s.  Around 1981, Joe won the Mr USA - AAU, LightWeight division. It was understood that he could take the Lightweight Mr. America easily and be on his way to the Olympia within no time.  However, an 'incident' with a shotgun left him doing 3-5 years in jail. 

    When he got out in like 85/86, he kept training, but did not compete.  Working construction/demolition for the state for the next decade, the jackhammer he used eventually caused him 3 strokes.  He now limps into the gym 6 days a week, and he takes time to talk to and encourage the younger kids at the gym to keep their noses clean and train hard.  He can still hit a lat spread or a most muscular that could compete with any lightweight pro today. You can see muscles and rips and shreds that i dont even see in magazines.  im not even joking.  at this gym, we have guys who compete, and Joe sizes them up all the time. 

  • Leppala, Randy
    Born August 22, 1955, in L'Anse Michigan, currently lives in Maplewood, Minnesota. Contest titles include 1996 Mr. Minnesota BW 1st; 1998 Mr. Minnesota LW 1st; 1998 Mr. Minnesota Masters Overall; 1998 NPC USA BW 1st;

  • Lerille, Llyod
    1960 Sr. Mr. America 1st;

  • Lesta, Angelito
    From England. Contests include the 1983 IFBB European 1st LH;

  • Levrone, Kevin
    Born July 16, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland. Middle name is Mark. Height 5'9". Raised in Ford Meade, Maryland. Currently lives in Hanover, Maryland (2001). Has his own video called 'Full Blown', and his own band called 'Full Blown' in which Kevin is the lead singer. Was married to Lolita. Current girlfriend is Caroline. Both of his parents passed away from cancer; mother from colon cancer; father from leukemia. Favorite bands are Pearl Jam, and Creed.

    Contests include the 1990 Maryland State 1st; 1991 NPC Nationals 1st; 1992 Chicago Pro 3rd; 1992 Night of Champions 1st; 1993 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1993 Mr. Olympia 5th; 1993 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1994 Arnold Classic 1st; 1994 San Jose Pro 1st; 1994 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 1994 Grand Prix Italy 1st; 1994 Grand Prix France 1st; 1994 Grand Prix Spain 2nd; 1994 Grand Prix Germany 2nd; 1994 Grand Prix England 2nd; 1995 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 1995 Grand Prix England 2nd; 1995 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1995 Grand Prix Russia 1st; 1995 Grand Prix Spain 1st; 1996 Arnold Classic 1st; 1996 San Jose Pro 1st; 1996 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 1997 Arnold Classic 8th; 1997 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1997 Grand Prix Hungary 1st; 1997 Grand Prix Spain 1st; 1997 Grand Prix Germany 1st; 1997 Grand Prix England 1st; 1997 Grand Prix Czech 1st; 1997 Grand Prix Finland 1st; 1997 Grand Prix Russia 2nd; 1998 San Francisco Pro 1st; 1998 Toronto Pro 2nd; 1998 Night of Champions 2nd; 1998 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1998 Grand Prix Germany 2nd; 1998 Grand Prix Finland 2nd; 1999 Arnold Classic 2nd; 1999 Mr. Olympia 4th; 1999 Pro World 3rd; 1999 Grand Prix England 3rd; 2000 Arnold Classic 3rd; 2000 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 2001 Mr. Olympia 3rd; 2001 Grand Prix England 1st; 2002 Arnold Classic 5th; 2002 Mr. Olympia 2nd; 2003 Arnold Classic Pro 5th; 2003 San Francisco Pro wthrw; 2003 Olympia 6th; 2003 Show of Strength 3rd;

  • L'Heureux, Joffre
    Contests include the 1949 IFBB Mr. North America 7th;

  • Liberman, Dave
    Born May 17. 1965 in Pikesville, Maryland. Raised in Mayfield Heights, just outside of Cleveland. Parents are Raye and Harry. Contests include 1988 Jr. Nationals HW 6th; 1991 Collegiate Nationals 1st; 1991 NPC Ohio 1st HW & Overall; 1991 NPC Jr. Nationals HW 5th; 1992 D.C. Amateur Grand Prix 1st; 1992 NPC Jr. Nationals HW 2nd;

  • Licker, Craig
    Of Russian-Jewish descent, was born in Easton, Massachusetts on January 8, 1968. Craig began lifting weights when he was 11 years old, as his father was a weightlifting buff. On August 8, 1988, Michael (Craig's father) was found dead in the family's cellar, where the weights were kept, lying under a decline bench with the bar across his neck. Craig was a student at Suffolk University at the time. He currently lives in Denham, Massachusetts. Craig is divored from Celina (in 1996), and has a daughter, Shaina, born in 1994.

    Contests include the 1991 NPC Nationals MW 16th; 1992 NPC Nationals MW 10th; 1994 NPC USA MW 1st; 1994 NPC Nationals MW 1st; 1995 Houston Pro 12th; 1995 Niagara Falls Pro 15th; 1997 Canada Pro 16th; 1997 Night of Champions 16th; 1998 Toronto Pro 14th; 1998 Night of Champions 18th; 1999 Toronto Pro 13th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2000 Ironman Pro 20th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th;

  • Ligsay, John
    1997 NPC USA 6th BW;

  • List, Arne
    USA, born March 8, 1965 in Ohio, grew up in Vermont. Contests include the 1986 NPC Nationals 7th MW; 1987 NPC Nationals 5th MW; 1991 NPC USA 5th LH; 1994 NPC Nationals 6th LH; 1995 NPC Nationals 3rd LH; 1995 North American 1st LH; 1997 NPC USA 10th HW; 1998 NPC Nationals LH 7th;

  • Lister, Gary
    From England. Contests include the 2001 European Pro 13th;

  • Little, Tony
    Became the television fitness guru in the 1990's. Contests include the 1982 Jr. Nationals MW 1st;

  • Livingstone, Scott
    Born March 14, 1957, California, USA.  Scott is currently the Rehab/Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Counselor for Orange County Chiropractic and Fitness Center in Orange, CA.  Besides owning/operating a vending business, Scott is one of the five keynote speakers for the Youth Success Seminars/Video.  Scott's main project, which diverted his focus from bodybuilding in 1987, is developing his 5-1/2 acre property in Menifee Valley, CA.   Scott created his own lake with an island and beach, which will be part of the future "Livingstone Fitness Camp" (Paradise!).  Scott's currently building his custom home onsite.  Hobbies include a greenhouse to propagate Queen Palm trees.  More importantly, Scott has three beautiful kids - David, Lisa, Jeff. Since retiring from bodybuilding, Scott has trained hundreds of young upcoming bodybuilding stars.  In 1994, Scott was awarded "Trainer of the Decade" at the NPC Orange Country Bodybuilding Championships.  Scott will always be remembered for his beautiful posing routines. 

    Scott was trained by his good friend and coach, Rory Leidelmeyer. Scott's contests and titles include: 1982 NPC Mr. Physique USA 1st Overall; 1982 NPC Mr. California LW 2nd; 1982 NPC Mr. USA LW 1st; 1983 NPC Nationals LW 3rd; 1984 NPC Nationals MW 8th; 1985 NPC Mr. California Coast 1st Overall; 1985 NPC Mr. USA MW 7th; 1986 NPC Mr. California MW 2nd; 1987 NPC Mr. California MW 1st; 1997 NPC Masters Nationals LW 1st.

  • Lobaredee, Christian
    From Chile. Height 5'8". Contests include the 1994 Mr. Chili 1st; 1995 Mr. Chili 1st; 1996 Mr. Chili 1st; 1997 Mr. Chili 1st; 1999 Toronto Pro 18th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2000 Ironman Pro 20th; 2000 Hungarian Pro 11th; 2000 Toronto Pro 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th; 2001 Ironman Pro 15th; 2001 San Francisco Pro 12th; 2001 European Pro 16th; 2001 Grand Prix Australia 11th; 2001 Toronto Pro 10th; 2001 Night of Champions 18th; 2002 Southwest Pro 16th; 2002 Night of Champions 17th; 2002 San Francisco Pro 12th; 2002 Grand Prix Austria 14th; 2003 Ironman Pro 15th; 2003 San Francisco Pro 15th; 2003 Maximus Italy Pro 12th; 2003 Grand Prix Hungary 18th;

  • Long, Don
    Born October 18, 1966. Height 5'10". Currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Mother's name is Mary. Has an older sister Michelle, elder brother Cordell, and a younger brother Anthony.. Don married Yvette December 9, 1991, and broke up with Yvette in June 1998 (they are now divorced). After the divorce, Don could not train corectly, and something was wrong. The doctor said he had Hypertension (high blood pressure), from stress, and he was put on medication. In September 1999, he went to the emergency room, and tests showed that both his kidneys were damaged and not functioning properly. With this, the doctors told Don that he would be in dialysis for the rest of his life unless he had a kidney transplant. With all these problems, Don realized he needed help, so he moved to Shalimar, Florida to stay with his eldest sister Michelle. His family is helping him out during these tough times. In terms of his kidneys, the doctors determined that Don was born with one kidney smaller than the other.

    Contests include the 1994 NPC Nationals 3rd HW; 1995 NPC Nationals 1st HW & overall; 1996 Night of Champions 3rd; 1997 Ironman Pro 13th; 1997 Arnold Classic 12th; 1997 San Jose Pro 7th; 1997 Night of Champions 7th; 1998 Arnold Classic 8th; 1998 San Francisco Pro 11th; 1999 Ironman 8th; 1999 Arnold Classic 12th; 1999 Toronto Pro 7th;

  • Long, Jeffrey
    USA. Contests include the 1992 NPC Nationals MW 5th; 1995 NPC Nationals MW 1st; 1997 Ironman Pro 12th; 1997 San Jose Pro 13th; 1998 Ironman Pro 13th; 1998 Arnold Classic 11th; 1999 Arnold Classic 14th; 1999 Pro World 8th; 1999 Grand Prix England 12th; 1999 Pro World Cup 8th; 2000 Arnold Classic 15th; 2001 Arnold Classic 15th; 2001 European Pro 7th; 2001 Toronto Pro 8th; 2001 Night of Champions 12th; 2002 Ironman Pro 10th; 2002 Arnold Classic 12th; 2002 San Francisco Pro 10th; 2002 Grand Prix Australia 5th; 2002 Grand Prix Austria 5th; 2002 Toronto Pro 8th; 2003 Night of Champions 13th; 2003 Grand Prix Hungary 12th;

  • Longwith, Richard
    1998 NPC USA MW 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals MW 11th;

  • Lopez, Laredo
    1995 Grand Prix Spain 12th

  • Lopez, Robert
    1998 NPC Nationals HW 14th;

  • Love, Ron
    From Detroit, USA. Born July 2, 1951. Contests include the 1985 NPC Nationals HW 1st; 1986 Night of Champions 2nd; 1987 Night of Champions 3rd; 1987 IFBB Pro World 1st; 1988 Mr. Olympia 9th; 1989 Niagara Falls Pro 1st; 1989 Arnold Classic 8th; 1991 San Jose Pro 1st; 1991 Danish Grand Prix 3rd; 1991 Italian Grand Prix 2nd; 1991 Spanish Grand Prix 2nd; 1991 English Grand Prix 4th; 1991 Swiss Grand Prix 2nd; 1991 Finnish Grand Prix 2nd; 1992 Ironman Pro 8th; 1992 Pittsburgh Pro 5th; 1993 Ironman Pro 11th; 1993 Mr. Olympia 14th; 1993 French Pro 7th; 1993 German Pro 9th;

  • Lujan, Jesse
    1983 NPC Nationals LW 1st;

  • Lunde, Lars
    1972 NABBA Mr. Universe amateur s1st medium class;

  • Lupus, Peter
    1960 Mr. Indiana 1st;

  • Lyman, Lynn
    1953 Jr. Mr. Muscle Beach 1st; 1955 Mr. Apollo 1st;

  • Lynn, Patrick
    American. Born April 8, 1965. Contests include the 1990 NPC Nationals MW 1st; 1990 World Amateur MW 4th; 1991 Night of Champions 15th; 1992 Ironman Pro 12th; 1992 Chicago Pro 13th; 1993 San Jose Pro 8th; 1993 Ironman Pro 14th; 1994 Ironman Pro 12th; 1995 Ironman Pro 4th; 1995 San Jose Pro 4th; 1995 South Beach Pro 6th; 1996 Ironman Pro 6th; 1997 Ironman Pro 6th; 1997 Night of Champion disq; 1998 Ironman Pro 5th; 1999 Ironman 9th; 1999 Arnold Classic 11th; 1999 Night of Champions 19th; 2000 Ironman Pro withdrew; 2000 Arnold Classic 16th; 2000 Night of Champions 18th; 2001 Ironman Pro withdrew;