Ironman Pro Invitational

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The Ironman Pro Invitational was an IFBB bodybuilding contest held every year. It began in 1990 and was considered one of the top professional bodybuilding events, with the top five finalists qualifying for the Mr. Olympia contest.

The 2010 contest was "postponed," and since 2009 the contest hasn't been held again.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year Men's Bodybuilding Women's Bodybuilding Fitness Figure
1990 Shawn Ray[2]
1991 J J Marsh[3]
1992 Vince Taylor[3]
1993 Flex Wheeler[4][5]
1994 Vince Taylor[3]
1995 Flex Wheeler[4][5]
1996 Flex Wheeler[4][5]
1997 Flex Wheeler[4][5][6]
1998 Flex Wheeler[4][5][7]
1999 Chris Cormier[5][7]
2000 Chris Cormier[5][7]
2001 Chris Cormier[5][7]
2002 Chris Cormier[5][8]
2003 Jay Cutler[9]
2004 Dexter Jackson[10]
2005 Gustavo Badell[11]
2006 Lee Priest[12]
2007 Toney Freeman[13]
2008 Phil Heath[14]
2009 Silvio Samuel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oye, Andrew. "Andrew Oye's IFBB pro contest report: after 20 years, promoters postpone iron man pro invitational bodybuilding championships". prosource.net. Prosource. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  2. ^ McGough, Peter (March 1, 2009). "Tales from Columbus.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/ironmanresults.html
  4. ^ a b c d e Rosenthal, Jim (November 1, 2003). "Flex Wheeler turns the page.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Chris goes four: Cormier scoops a fourth straight Ironman Pro Invitational title.". Flex. June 1, 2002. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "All our yesterdays.". Flex. July 1, 2002. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d Cormier, Chris (November 1, 2001). "Six ways to bigger bi's". Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "The good, the bad & the ugly: this year's early contests had a little of all three.". Flex. June 1, 2002. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Stiefel, Steve (May 1, 2003). "Jay Cutler displays his superhuman powers to win the 2003 Ironman Pro Invitational.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Stiefel, Steve (May 1, 2004). "Shakeup in socal? Does Dexter Jackson's triumph signify the shape of things to come?(2004 Ironman Pro Invitational Report)". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Perine, Shawn (May 1, 2005). "Big bad Badell: Gustavo Badell packs on 16 pounds to garner his first pro win.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  12. ^ McGough, Peter (May 1, 2006). "Short work: mighty atoms Lee Priest and Dave Henry battle for the 2006 Ironman title.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Perine, Shawn (May 1, 2007). "Call me: Toney Freeman cruises to his second pro victory as others long to be noticed at the 2007 Ironman Pro.". Flex. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "What ... I am driving.". Flex. July 1, 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2016.