Rich Gaspari

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Rich Gaspari
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname The Itch, The Dragon Slayer
Born (1963-05-16) May 16, 1963 (age 51)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Professional career
Pro-debut 1985 IFBB Night of Champions, 1985
Best win IFBB Mr. Olympia Runner-up, three times, 1986, 1987, 1988
Active Retired 1996

Rich Gaspari (born May 16, 1963) is an American former professional bodybuilder from 1980s and early 1990s. Gaspari was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004. Gaspari started his own supplement company Gaspari Nutrition. The company was formed in 2001 and includes the popular bodybuilding supplements "Myofusion", "IntraPro", "SuperPump250" and "SizeOn".

In 2011, actor Ryan Phillippe and boxer Shane Mosley presented Gaspari with the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award.[1] Gaspari was featured on the cover of the October, 2011 issue of Iron Man (magazine), 23 years after he last appeared on the cover of the magazine.[2]

In 2013 Gaspari was presented with the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award[3]

In March 2014 his first book "51 DAYS NO EXCUSES"[4] was published by Dunham Books. The book is a 51 day challenge to transform your body and mind with a no excuse approach to a lifestyle change. In the book the reader not only receives a daily diet and exercise plan, but stories of overcoming obstacles, personal setbacks, and how to stay motivated in the face of adversity. The book can also be considered Rich's autobiography. In April 2014 the book was translated into Italian: "51 GIORNI SENZA SCUSE", RP Publishing.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gaspari was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is a first-generation American and his parents immigrated to the USA from Portocannone, Italy. He is a resident of Jackson Township, New Jersey.[6]

Competition history[edit]

  • 1983 NPC Junior Nationals Overall Winner
  • 1983 NPC Junior Nationals HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 1983 NPC Nationals HeavyWeight, 5th
  • 1984 NPC Nationals Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 1984 World IFBB Amateur Championships Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 1985 IFBB Night of Champions 2nd
  • 1985 IFBB Mr. Olympia 3rd
  • 1986 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Championships Winner
  • 1986 IFBB Mr. Olympia 2nd
  • 1986 IFBB World Pro Championships Winner
  • 1987 IFBB Grand Prix France Winner
  • 1987 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 2nd
  • 1987 IFBB Grand Prix Germany (2) Winner
  • 1987 IFBB Mr. Olympia 2nd
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix England 2nd
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix France Winner
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Germany Winner
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Greece 2nd
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Italy Winner
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Spain (2) 2nd
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Spain Winner
  • 1988 IFBB Mr. Olympia 2nd
  • 1989 IFBB Arnold Classic Winner
  • 1989 IFBB Mr. Olympia 4th
  • 1990 IFBB Mr. Olympia 5th
  • 1991 IFBB Arnold Classic 7th
  • 1991 IFBB Mr. Olympia 10th
  • 1992 IFBB Arnold Classic 13th
  • 1994 IFBB Chicago Pro Invitational 16th
  • 1994 IFBB Niagara Falls Pro Invitational 15th
  • 1994 IFBB Night of Champions - Did not place
  • 1995 IFBB Canada Pro Cup 5th
  • 1995 IFBB Night of Champions 12th
  • 1996 IFBB Canada Pro Cup 11th
  • 1996 IFBB Florida Pro Invitational 12th
  • 1996 IFBB San Jose Pro Invitational 16th


  1. ^ Iron Man Magazine. "Rich Gaspari Receives The Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Iron Man Magazine. "Rich Gaspari October 2011 Cover". Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement. "Rich Gaspari Receives The Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award". Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ 51 DAYS NO EXCUSES. "Rich Gaspari 51 Days No Excuses". Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ 51 GIORNI SENZA SCUSE. "Rich Gaspari 51 GIORNI SENZA SCUSE, edizione italiana, RP Publishing, aprile 2014". Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mayor Reina issues proclamation for Jackson resident Rich Gaspari". 

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