mr. olympia results

Mr. Olympia Predictions 2017

Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017

Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017

Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017

Mr. Olympia Preview and Predictions 2017. Will Phil Heath win #7 tying him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and only 1 behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney for the most Olympias ever? Will Kai Greene shock the world and accept his standing Mr. Olympia invite and show up? Can Dexter Jackson, at the ripe age of 47 (will be 48 in November), shock the world and become a 2 time champion? Will Big Ramy come in shredded and out muscle Phil? Will Shawn Rhoden or William Bonac improve from their finish last year? My top 5 predictions were featured in this month’s Muscular Development Magazine. 

Who Has Qualified for the Mr. Olympia?

Phil Heath (USA)
Shawn Rhoden (USA)
Dexter Jackson 
Mamdouh Elssbiay 
(Egypt) BIG RAMY
William Bonac 
Nathan de Asha (UK)
Roelly Winklaar (Curacao)
Lionel Beyeke (France)
Cedric McMillan (USA)
Brandon Curry (USA)
Lukas Osladil (Czech Republic)
Johnnie Jackson (USA)
Sergio Oliva, Jr (USA)  Not Competing
Gerald Williams (USA)
Victor Martinez (Dominican Republic)
Michael Lockett (USA)
Josh Lenartowicz (Australia)

Kai Greene (USA) Special Invite- Not Expected to Compete

Qualified Based on Points
Juan Morel (USA), 22
Maxx Charles (USA), 16
Jeff Beckham (USA), 13

Check out my 2016 Mr. Olympia Predictions


10-Nathan De Asha

Nathan looked great at his first Mr. Olympia last year and finished in 12th place. He qualified this year by winning the Lou Ferrigno show at the end of 2016.

Nathan De Asha

9- Brandon Curry

The surprise of 2017 has to be Brandon Curry. Brandon Curry has been hanging out with the Camel Crew in Kuwait and his results have been insane. Brandon Curry won the Arnold Australia and the New Zealand Pro this year, knocking off some great bodybuilders in his way.

Brandon Curry

8- Josh Lenartowicz

Josh is from Australia and they grow them big down under! Josh has freaky mass and conditioning and could really see him doing well this Olympia. Unfortunately he was the first person to find Dallas McCarver dead. It will be interesting to see if Josh can recover from his friend’s death.

Josh L.



7-Roelly Winklaar

Roelly has the freakiest arms in the world, and if he can control his stomach, he may be able to find a top five placing. Roelly’s recent updates show that he is massive!

Roelly Winklaar

6- Cedric McMillan

Cedric is one of the few that has a chance to become Mr. Olympia. He has the frame, however he has missed his conditioning at every Olympia he has competed at. He looked great at the Arnold Classic. If he brings that conditioning, or better, he could be in the top 3.

5- William Bonac

The best bodybuilder under 5’5 in William Bonac. He has so much muscle for his tiny frame. People compare him to Dexter Jackson, but that is not a fair comparison. He has a ton of muscle, and would be considered a “mass monster” if he was 5’8+. I don’t think with his structure he can improve much more than 4th or 5th.

4- Shawn Rhoden

Shawn is another bodybuilder who has the shape to win it all but misses his conditioning. When he is 1% off, everyone can tell. Shawn will find himself in the top 5 again.

3- Big Ramy

Mamdouh Elssbiay, or Big Ramy for short, is the biggest man in the competition this year. He will come in around 300 pounds. In his updated pictures, his waist looks small, and his muscles look downsized, but that could be from photo angles. If Big Ramy brings his conditioning from last year, and improves, he could be a winner.

2- Dexter Jackson

The most consistent bodybuilder ever. This is Dexter’s 18th Mr. Olympia. The 2008 Mr. Olympia champion is looking to dethrone the champion. Dexter’s progress pictures look good, as always. He will be crisp. It will be interesting to see if his legs will be as strong as they have been, because for bodybuilders that is the first that goes. I see Dexter in the second place spot.

1- Phil Heath

Phil Heath will win #7, tying himself with the Austrian Oak, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Phil is too complete for his group. If Kai Greene would compete, there would have been a chance that Kai could have won one of the previous installments, but that isn’t going to happen. Phil will be one behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney for the all time record.





Dark Horses

Every year there is a Mr. Olympia surprise. Someone that you would expect to win.

Lionel Beyeke

Small waist, huge muscle bellies, but seems to always miss when it comes to major contests. If he could dial it in, just once, he could be a major factor.

Johnnie Jackson

Rumor is that he will retire at the end of this show. Johnnie won’t come close to winning, however he has the upper body to compete with anyone. With the right conditioning, he may finish in the top 10.


Lukas Osladil

Lukas shocked the world and won the Arnold South America this year. He brings freaky conditioning to each show. If he added size and brings conditioning, he may find a top 8 placing.



Agree or Disagree? Sound Off Below!




Dustin Holston

Kai Greene gets invitation to 2017 Mr. Olympia

Breaking News!!!

Kai Greene gets Special Invite to 2017 Mr. Olympia

Will Kai Greene Compete at 2017 Mr. Olympia?

Kai Greene gets Special Invite to 2017 Mr. Olympia

Breaking News: Kai Greene gets special invite from Jim Manion to Mr. Olympia 2017. This news was released this weekend and it shocked the bodybuilding world. Typically to qualify for the Mr. Olympia you have to either win a bodybuilding show or qualify on points during the calendar year. Due to the fact that Kai hasn’t competed since the 2016 Arnold Classic, it was looking as if Kai was going to sit out the 2017 season.

Will Kai Green Compete at the 2017 Mr. Olympia?

With just 12 weeks to go until the Mr. Olympia, I give it about a 10% chance that Kai competes. It normally takes 16 weeks of dieting and training to get ready for the Olympia and although Kai stays in great shape year round, I don’t see him jumping into the fray this year. It is disappointing because I think the Olympia needs Kai.

If Kai competes, can he win?

If Kai competes, he is destined to be in the top 2, and if Phil is at 90%, Kai can dethrone the champ.


Stay tuned for more breaking news.


Dustin Holston

Who is Competing at the Mr. Olympia?


Who is competing in the 2016 Mr. Olympia?


Note: Dennis Wolf (Injury), Kai Greene (Personal), and Branch Warren (Personal) are not competing at the Mr. Olympia.

Who will win? Phil Heath will win #5 unless he is way off. Then it is up to Kevin Levrone, Dexter Jackson, or possibly Big Ramy!

Who is competing in the 212 Mr. Olympia?


Who will win? Flex “James” Lewis will win. Outside chance for David Henry, Hidetada Yamagishi and Jose Raymond.

Who is competing in Women’s Physique?


Who will win? Juliana Malacarne should win. Look out for Rosanna Harte.

Who is competing in Men’s Classic Physique?


Who will win? It will come down to Darrem Charles, Danny Hester, and Sadik Hadzovic. Watch out for Robert Timms.

Who is competing in Men’s Physique?


Who will win? With 40 competitors it is going to be tough. Jeremy Buendia looks great, but has grown so much that he doesn’t look like a physique competitor. Poston and others could threat.

Who is competing in Figure?


Who will win? Latorya Watts is my pick. Nicole Wilkins will do well.

Who is competing in Fitness?


Who will win? Oksana Grishina all day…

Who is competing in Bikini?


Who will win Bikini? So many competitors. Ashley Kaltwasser is favorite. Lacey Deluca and Janet Layug could upset.

Kai Greene Will Not Be Competing At 2016 Mr. Olympia


No Olympia, No Kai

It has been confirmed by Muscular Development Magazine that Kai Greene will not be competing at the 2016 Mr. Olympia. In an interview with Bob Cicherillo on MD’s The Last Rep podcast, Kai Greene confirmed that he is not going to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia.

My humble opinion: His decision is mind boggling. Kai is guaranteed top three at the Mr. Olympia. That is a minimum of $100,000 (3rd Place) plus matching sponsor bonuses.

Rumors have it that Branch Warren (business) and Dennis Wolf (injury) will join Kai not competing in the 2016 Mr. Olympia.

There are three guaranteed top 10 placings that will be open. Who will fill the void? Can Big Ramy move up with the absences of Wolf and Kai? Can Justin Compton or Dallas McCarver steal a top 10 placing?




2016 Mr. Olympia Qualifiers (Qualification Series)


2016 Mr. Olympia Qualifiers and Point Standings:

Qualifiers: Justin Compton, Victor Martinez, Ben Pakulski, Dallas McCarver, William Bonac, Nathan DeAsha, Mamdouh (Big Ramy) Elssbiay, Kai Greene, Phil Heath, Dexter Jackson, Steve Kuclo, Josh Lenartowicz, Kevin Levrone, Cedric McMillan, Lukas Osladil, Shawn Rhoden, Roelly Winklaar, Dennis Wolf, Akim Williams.

Note: Kai Greene, Branch Warren, and Dennis Wolf is not expected to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia

Top 5 in the points standings will automatically qualify for the Mr. Olympia:

Point Standings: Ronny Rockel-16,  Michael Lockett-12, Maxx Charles-11, Lionel Beyeke- 8,  Branch Warren-8,  Brandon Curry-7, Alexis Rivera-6, Rafael Jaramillo-5, Juan Morel-5,  Fred Smalls- 5, Johnnie Jackson-4, Vitaly Fateev-4, Kenneth Jackson- 4, Jose Raymond-4,  Fouad Abiad- 3, Michael Kafalianos-3, Essa Obiad-3, Robert Piotrkowicz-3, Abdulhadi Al-Khayat – 3, Kevin Jordan- 3,

2016 Results Through the First Half of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Year:

2016 Levrone Pro Classic

Champion: Cedric McMillan
2nd: Josh Lenartowicz
3rd: Branch Warren

2016 Arnold Classic:

Champion: Kai Greene
2nd: Cedric Mcmillan
3rd: Josh Lenartowicz

2016 Arnold Australia:

Champion: Kai Greene
2nd: Cedric McMillan
3rd: Justin Compton

2016 Arnold Brazil:

Champion: Kai Greene
2nd: Juan Morel
3rd: Lionel Beyeke

2016 Bodypower:

Champion: Roelly Winklaar
2nd: Nathan DeAsha
3rd: Michael Kafalianos

2016 New York Pro:

Champion: Dexter Jackson
2nd: Roelly Winklaar
3rd: Victor Martinez

2016 Arnold South Africa:

Champion: Dexter Jackson
2nd: Roelly Winklaar
3rd: Lionel Beyeke

2016 California Pro:

Champion: Steve Kuclo
2nd: Nathan DeAsha
3rd:  Essa Obaid

2016 Toronto Pro:

Champion: Nathan DeAsha
2nd:  Maxx Charles
3rd: Fouad Abiad

2016 Chicago Pro Show:

Champion: Dallas McCarver
2nd: Michael Lockett
3rd: Brandon Curry

 2016 Vancouver Pro Show:

Champion: Ben Pakulski
2nd: Brandon Curry
3rd: Fred Smalls

2016 Baltimore Pro

Champion: Victor Martinez
2nd: Akim Williams
3rd:  Michael Lockett

2016 Tampa Pro

Champion: Akim Williams
2nd: Alexis Rivera
3rd: Abdulhadi Al-Khayat

2016 Golden State Pro

Champion: Justin Compton
2nd: Michael Lockett
3rd: Kevin Jordan

2015 Mr. Olympia Results and Analysis: Phil wins #5, but should he have won?

The 2015 Mr. Olympia was held over the weekend of 9/18-9/20, 2015. Competitors from all over the world fought hard to take home one of the top prizes at the 2015 Mr. Olympia. We will focus on the Open Mr. Olympia now!


1. Phil Heath- Winner at 5 Time Champ. Not dominant.

2. Dexter Jackson- Was 4th in Pre-judging, moved up on day 2. Amazing!


3. Shawn Rhoden- Was in 2nd in Pre-judging, faded. Lacked his usual crispness.


4. Dennis Wolf- Was in 3rd in Pre-judging, faded. Conditioning was amazing.


5. Big Ramy- 316 pounds of muscle. Big Ramy needed to drop another 15-20 pounds for added



6. Branch Warren- Branch moved past Roelly on the second day. Grainy.


7. Roelly Winklaar- Moved down a spot on day 2. Looked better in 2015 than 2014.


8. William Bonac- 1st top 10 placing in Mr. Olympia. Should have been placed higher.


9. Victor Martinez- Moved up a spot on day two. Was gifted a top 10.


10. Essa Obaid – Was in 9th after day 1, faded.


My Placings:

  1. Phil Heath: Phil wasn’t dominant, but did just enough to win.

  2. Dexter Jackson: Dexter defied age. Part of me had him winning.

  3. Shawn Rhoden: Shawn took the year off to focus on Mr. Olympia. Added a lot of size but conditioning suffered.

  4. Dennis Wolf: Conditioning was insane, but showed flaws.

  5. Big Ramy: 316 pounds of muscle. Has the size but lacks conditioning and separation.

  6. William Bonac: William was one of my dark horses. He looked fantastic!

  7. Branch Warren: Branch is Branch. Branch is gnarly with a ton of muscle and the best conditioning on stage.

  8. Essa Obaid: Big and freaky. Looked great!

  9. Roelly Winklaar: Roelly looked better this year but his conditioning and abs aren’t quite where they need to be.

  10. Maxx Charles: Maxx is thick. Should have placed above Victor Martinez.


  • If I hear one more “expert” say that Branch Warren needs to retire… Branch was 6th in the world. Bodybuilding is scored on muscle, symmetry, and conditioning. Branch is the most conditioned athlete on stage and holds a ton of muscle. No one thinks he should win, but he deserved his placing.
  • Victor received a gift. Age is catching up to Victor, and although he is among the best bodybuilders of the 2000’s, he is starting to fade quickly.
  • Phil Heath should have won, but just barely. The muscle was there, but he lacked separation and conditioning from the front. He won because of his back.
  • Dallas McCarver was a pleasant surprise and looked great! Needs a lot more size especially in the back.
  • Steve Kuclo was the biggest disappointment. Steve placed in the top 10 last year and many people thought he was going to move up from there. Instead he tied for last.
  • Big Ramy doesn’t need anymore size. Big Ramy knows it, the fans know it, the experts know it, but George Farah decided a 316 pound Ramy would be better than a ripped and shredded Ramy. I love George, but George was wrong.

Like my opinion? Hate my opinion? Sound off below!

Lift Heavy My Friends,

Dustin Holston