Ed Corney

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Ed Corney
Born (1933-11-09) November 9, 1933 (age 80)
Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Bodybuilder
Website
Official website[dead link]

Ed Corney (born November 9, 1933) is an American former professional bodybuilder.[1]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Corney had won the IFBB Mr. America, IFBB Universe, IFBB Masters Olympia 60+ (twice) and is a member of the IFBB Hall of Fame.

In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and after serving in New York City, moved out to California. It was there that he met bodybuilder Millard Williamson, who encouraged him to begin weight training.

At 160 pounds and at the age of 33, Corney entered and won his first contest in 1967, the Mr. Fremont, held in Northern California. His wins the following year included Mr. Heart of California, Mr. Northern California and Mr. Golden West.

He continued to climb the bodybuilding ladder with impressive wins at the 1970 Iron Man, the 1971 AAU Mr. California, the 1971 IFBB Mr. USA, the 1972 IFBB Mr. America and the 1972 IFBB Mr. Universe that was held in Baghdad, Iraq.

Corney achieved even broader public recognition as a result of his appearance in both the book and movie versions of Pumping Iron. He was pictured on the cover of the book and on the posters for the movie. In the film we see him not only training alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger with an absolutely mind-numbing intensity, but also flowing flawlessly from one of his classic and unique poses to the next as Arnold comments, "Now that's what I call posing."

In 1994, Corney returned to competition. He won the 60+ division of the Masters Olympia in both 1994 and 1995, placed 11th overall in 1996 and took second in the 60+ division in 1997. He also competed in 1998 in the only Masters event ever to be held at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.

Corney remains very active in the sport to this day. In 1999, he suffered a heart attack while undergoing shoulder replacement surgery. A blood thinning medication that was given to him to treat the heart attack caused him to suffer two strokes. After a short period in a coma and some time using a wheelchair, Corney fought his way back to health.

Stats[edit]

  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 195 lbs

History of Competition Titles Won[edit]

1968

Mr California - AAU, 5th
Mr Northern California - AAU, Winner

1969

Mr Western America - AAU, Winner

1970

Mr America - AAU, 11th
Mr California - AAU, Most Muscular, 2nd
Mr California - AAU, Did not place
Iron Man, Winner

1971

Mr America - AAU, 4th
Mr America - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr California - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr California - AAU, Winner
Mr USA - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr USA - IFBB, Overall Winner
Universe - IFBB, Medium, 3rd

1972

Mr America - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr America - IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr International - IFBB, Short, 1st
Universe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
Universe - IFBB, Overall Winner

1973

Mr World - IFBB, Medium, 1st

1974

Mr International - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr World - IFBB, Short, 1st

1975

1975 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
Universe - Pro - IFBB, 2nd
World Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd

1976

1976 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd

1977

1977 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
1977 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, Overall, 3rd

1978

Night of Champions - IFBB, 4th
1978 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
1978 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, Overall, 7th

1979

Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, Did not place
Florida Pro Invitational - IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania - IFBB, Did not place
Night of Champions - IFBB, 8th
1979 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 9th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, 8th
Universe - Pro - IFBB, 5th
World Pro Championships - IFBB, 5th

1980

Grand Prix Miami - IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania - IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions - IFBB, 4th
1980 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 11th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, 6th
Universe - Pro - IFBB, Did not place
World Pro Championships - IFBB, Did not place

1981

1981 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 13th

1983

1983 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 14th

1989

Super Bowl of Bodybuilding - PBA, 4th

1994

Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st
Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 10th

1995

Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st
Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 11th

1996

Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 11th

1997

Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 2nd

1998

Arnold Classic - IFBB, Masters, 10th

2004

IFBB Hall Of Fame

Further reading[edit]

  • Gaines, Charles. Pumping iron: the art and sport of bodybuilding. Photos by George Butler. Designed by Martin Stephen Moskof. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. ISBN 0-671-21922-7.
  • Kight, Pete. (1978, February/March). Ed Corney. Muscle Digest. 2(1), pp. 50–52, 54.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EdCorney.net". edcorney.net. edcorney.net. Retrieved October 5, 2013. [dead link]

External links[edit]