Dexter Jackson (bodybuilder)

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Dexter Jackson
— Bodybuilder —
Dexter Jackson IFBB 2008 Australia 4.jpg
2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII
Personal info
Nickname The Blade
Born (1969-11-25) November 25, 1969 (age 44)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Professional career
Pro-debut 1999 Arnold Classic, {{{firstproshowyear}}}
Best win Mr. Olympia, 2008
Active Since 1993

Dexter "The Blade" Jackson (born November 25, 1969) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and the 2008 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Biography[edit]

Dexter's first NPC (National Physique Committee) competition was the NPC Southern States Championship of 1992, where he took 3rd. He first competed professionally in the 1999 Arnold Classic, Night of Champions, and Mr. Olympia contests, placing 7th, 3rd, and 9th, respectively.

At the 2007 Mr. Olympia, Jackson placed 3rd and many critics said he would not likely place any higher. On September 27, 2008, he defeated the reigning two-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler to become the 12th man to win the title, and only the second to have won it and the Arnold Classic title in the same year. Jackson has won the Mr. Olympia title once, sharing this distinction with Chris Dickerson (1982) and Samir Bannout (1983).

2008 was a great year for Jackson, as he won the Arnold Classic, Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, New Zealand Grand Prix, Russian Grand Prix and the Mr. Olympia. Jackson placed 3rd in the 2009 Mr. Olympia contest.

In 2012, Jackson placed 4th in the Mr. Olympia, then surprised everyone by winning that year's Masters Olympia at the age of 43 and then won his fourth Arnold Classic title in 2013.

Jackson and Chris Dickerson are the only bodybuilders to win titles in both the Mr. Olympia and Masters Olympia bodybuilding competition.

Jackson has been featured in many fitness and bodybuilding articles, including being pictured on the cover of Muscular Development and Flex magazine. He shot his new documentary DVD titled Dexter Jackson: Unbreakable with filmmaker Alex Ardenti of Ardenti Films in Florida and California which was released in 2009.

Contest history[edit]

Dexter Jackson at 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII
  • 1992 NPC Southern States, Lightweight, 3rd
  • 1995 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
  • 1996 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 6th
  • 1998 North American Championships, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
  • 1999 Arnold Classic, 7th
  • 1999 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 1999 Night of Champions, 3rd
  • 1999 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 1999 World Pro Championships, 4th
  • 2000 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2000 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
  • 2000 Ironman Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2000 Night of Champions, 8th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2000 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2001 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2001 Grand Prix Australia, 3rd
  • 2001 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 2001 Grand Prix Hungary, 3rd
  • 2001 Night of Champions, 2nd
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 8th
  • 2001 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2002 Arnold Classic, 3rd
  • 2002 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
  • 2002 Grand Prix Austria, 2nd
  • 2002 Grand Prix England, 1st
  • 2002 Grand Prix Holland, 3rd
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2002 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 6th
  • 2003 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2003 Maximum Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 1st
  • 2004 Arnold Classic, 3rd
  • 2004 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
  • 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 2005 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2006 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2007 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 2007 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2008 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB New Zealand Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB Russian Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2008 Mr. Olympia, 1st
  • 2009 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2010 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2010 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 2nd
  • 2010 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2011 Flex Pro, 2nd
  • 2011 Mr. Olympia, 6th
  • 2011 FIBO Pro, 1st
  • 2011 Pro Masters World Champion, 1st
  • 2012 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2012 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2012 IFBB Masters Olympia, 1st
  • 2013 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2013 Mr. Olympia, 5th
  • 2013 EVLS Prague Pro, 2nd
  • 2013 Tijuana Pro, 1st

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