Günter Schlierkamp

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Il Classico Günter Schlierkamp
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born (1970-02-02) February 2, 1970 (age 44)
Olfen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight (In Season) 295-300 lbs.
(Off-Season) 325-330 lbs.
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB World Amateur Championships, 1993
Best win IFBB GNC Show of Strength Champion, 2002
Predecessor None
Successor Dexter Jackson
Active Since 1990

Il Classico Günter Schlierkamp (born February 2, 1970) is a retired German IFBB pro bodybuilder. Schlierkamp was born in Olfen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, where he grew up on a farm. Given his friendly demeanour and the fact that he is almost always smiling, Schlierkamp is one of the sports' most popular pros and commonly a fan favourite. In 1996 he married Carmen Jourst and moved to the USA, but they divorced in 2003. Four years later, he married American personal trainer Kim Lyons in March 2007.

After a fourth place showing at the 2005 Mr. Olympia contest, Schlierkamp started training with legendary trainer Charles Glass. Schlierkamp had trained with Glass in 2002, and finished above 8-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman at the GNC Show of Strength. Hoping to gain an edge for the 2006 Mr. Olympia Title by training with Glass, Schlierkamp didn't manage to improve on the previous year's finish and ended in 10th place. In 2006 he had a role in an American movie Beerfest, released by the Broken Lizard comedy group.

Stats[edit]

  • Nickname: "The German Giant"
  • Official Website: www.gunters.net
  • Location: Hermosa Beach, California, USA
  • Marital Status: Divorced Carmen Jourst (2003); Married Kim Lyons (2007)
  • Date of Birth: February 2, 1970
  • Place of Birth: Olfen, Germany
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Contest weight: 295-300 lb
  • Off-season weight: Around 325-330 lb

Competitive history[edit]

  • 1990 German Championships Overall Winner
  • 1990 German Championships 1st, Junior Tall
  • 1992 European Amateur Championships 1st, IFBB, HeavyWeight
  • 1992 German Championships 1st, Heavyweight
  • 1993 World Amateur Championships - IFBB 1st, HeavyWeight
  • 1994 Grand Prix England - IFBB 8th
  • 1994 Grand Prix Germany - IFBB 8th
  • 1994 Mr. Olympia - IFBB 19th
  • 1995 Canada Pro Cup - IFBB 2nd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine - IFBB 10th
  • 1996 Arnold Classic - IFBB 11th
  • 1996 Night of Champions - IFBB 11th
  • 1996 San Jose Pro Invitational - IFBB 9th
  • 1997 Canada Pro Cup - IFBB 6th
  • 1997 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB Disqualified
  • 1997 Night of Champions - IFBB 9th
  • 1997 San Jose Pro Invitational - IFBB 11th
  • 1998 Grand Prix Finland - IFBB 6th
  • 1998 Grand Prix Germany - IFBB 6th
  • 1998 Night of Champions - IFBB 10th
  • 1998 Mr. Olympia - IFBB 15th
  • 1998 San Francisco Pro Invitational - IFBB 9th
  • 1998 Toronto Pro Invitational - IFBB 6th
  • 1999 Arnold Classic - IFBB 9th
  • 1999 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB 5th
  • 2000 Ironman Pro Invitational - IFBB 4th
  • 2000 Arnold Classic - IFBB 6th
  • 2000 JOE WEIDER'S WORLD PRO CUP 6th
  • 2000 Grand Prix England 4th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia 12th
  • 2001 Toronto Pro 6th
  • 2001 Night of Champions XXIII 9th
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia 15th
  • 2001 British Grand Prix 10th
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia 5th
  • 2002 GNC Show of Strength 1st
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia 5th
  • 2003 English Grand Prix 3rd
  • 2003 Holland Grand Prix 4th
  • 2003 GNC Show of Strength 5th
  • 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic 4th
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia 6th
  • 2005 Mr. Olympia 4th
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia 10th

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