Night of Champions

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This article is about the bodybuilding contest. For the professional wrestling event, see WWE Night of Champions.

Night of Champions (NOC) is a bodybuilding contest held every year in New York City, USA. It began in 1978 and is considered one of the top professional bodybuilding events, with the top five finalists qualifying for the Mr. Olympia contest.

In 1981, female bodybuilding was added to the Night of Champions but wasn't held again until 2003, along with women's figure, and fitness contests. The Night of Champions continued in 2004 with the two bodybuilding competitions, but the fitness and figure contests were cancelled. In 2005, the contest was renamed the New York Pro. Fitness and figure competitions have run under the New York Pro name since 2002, but both have been run as completely separate events on different dates.

Winners[edit]

Men's Bodybuilding Women's Bodybuilding Women's Fitness Women's Figure
Year Overall Overall Lightweight Middleweight Heavyweight Overall Overall Venue
1978 Robby Robinson New York City, New York
1979 Robby Robinson New York City, New York
1980 Chris Dickerson New York City, New York
1981 Chris Dickerson Carla Dunlap New York City, New York
1982 Albert Beckles -- Not held -- New York City, New York
1983 Lee Haney New York City, New York
1984 Albert Beckles New York City, New York
1985 Albert Beckles New York City, New York
1986 Lee Labrada New York City, New York
1987 Gary Strydom New York City, New York
1988 Phil Hill New York City, New York
1989 Vince Taylor New York City, New York
1990 Mohammed Benaziza New York City, New York
1991 Dorian Yates New York City, New York
1992 Kevin Levrone New York City, New York
1993 Porter Cottrell New York City, New York
1994 Mike Francois New York City, New York
1995 Nasser El Sonbaty New York City, New York
1996 Flex Wheeler New York City, New York
1997 Chris Cormier New York City, New York
1998 Ronnie Coleman New York City, New York
1999 Paul Dillett New York City, New York
2000 Jay Cutler New York City, New York
2001 Orville Burke New York City, New York
2002 Markus Rühl New York City, New York
2003 Víctor Martínez -- None -- Denise Masino Kim Harris Betty Viana Kelly Ryan Davana Medina New York City, New York
2004 Melvin Anthony Yaxeni Oriquen Vilma Caez -- None -- Yaxeni Oriquen -- Not held -- -- Not held -- New York City, New York
2005 -- New York Pro --

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