Jay Cutler (bodybuilder)

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Jay Cutler
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Cutler in October 2014
Personal info
Born (1973-08-03) August 3, 1973 (age 48)
Sterling, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
WeightContest: 260 lb (118 kg)
Off season: 290 lb (132 kg)[1]
Professional career
Best win
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia 2006–2007
  • 2009–2010
PredecessorRonnie Coleman
Dexter Jackson
SuccessorDexter Jackson
Phil Heath

Jason Isaac Cutler (born August 3, 1973) is a retired American professional bodybuilder.[1][2] An IFBB pro, he is a four-time Mr. Olympia winner, having won in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010; and a six-time runner-up. He is considered to be one of the top pro bodybuilders in history, and was known for his quadriceps and the quad-stomp pose.

Early life[edit]

Jason Isaac Cutler was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 3, 1973. He grew up in nearby Sterling and attended Wachusett Regional High School in Holden. He began working in his brother's concrete construction business, Cutler Bros. Concrete, when he was 11 years old. He started training to be a bodybuilder at the age of 18. He graduated from Quinsigamond Community College in 1993 with a degree in criminal justice, intending to work as a corrections officer for a maximum security prison.


Cutler was inspired to enter bodybuilding by personal trainer Marcos Rodriguez. Desiring to be one of the largest competitors ever, he had his first overall win at the 1993 Iron Bodies Invitational. His first contest was the 1992 Gold's Gym Worcester Bodybuilding Championships, at which he took second place. As he established a name for himself in the bodybuilding scene, he often appeared in bodybuilding-related videos including Battle for the Olympia 2001, a pre-contest documentary video directed by Mitsuru Okabe that highlighted many competitors as they prepared for the 2001 Mr. Olympia Competition.[3] He went on to win consecutive Arnold Classic titles in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and placed second to Ronnie Coleman in the Mr. Olympia competition four times before claiming the title for the first time in 2006.

At the 2001 Mr. Olympia, Cutler tested positive for banned diuretics,[4] but sued and had his second-place finish reinstated.[verification needed] He won the Olympia for a second consecutive year in 2007. He became the third Mr. Olympia in history (after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu) to win the title in non-consecutive years after defeating the reigning champion Dexter Jackson in 2009. In 2010, he won his fourth Mr. Olympia title, defeating Phil Heath. In 2011, he was runner-up to Heath at the Mr. Olympia. In 2012, he was unable to compete at the Mr. Olympia due to a biceps injury. He placed sixth in the 2013 Olympia.[5]

Throughout his career, Cutler has been featured on the cover of fitness magazines such as Muscle and Fitness, Flex, and Muscular Development. He has not competed since 2013 and has instead focused on Cutler Nutrition, his bodybuilding supplement business, as well as promotions and other business ventures through social media.


  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
  • Off-season weight: 290–310 pounds (132–141 kg)[1][6]
  • Competition weight: 260–274 pounds (118–124 kg)[1][6]
  • Upper arms: 22 in (56 cm)[1][6]
  • Chest: 58 in (150 cm)[1][6]
  • Thighs: 30 in (76 cm)[1][6]
  • Waist: 34 in (86 cm)[1]
  • Calves: 20 in (51 cm)[1]

Bodybuilding titles[edit]

Cutler in October 2014
  • 1993 NPC Iron Bodies Invitational – Teenage & Men's Heavyweight
  • 1993 NPC Teen Nationals – Heavyweight
  • 1995 NPC U.S. Tournament of Champions – Men's Heavyweight and Overall
  • 2000 IFBB Night of Champions
  • 2002 Arnold Classic
  • 2003 Arnold Classic
  • 2003 Ironman Pro Invitational
  • 2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational
  • 2003 Dutch Grand Prix.
  • 2003 British Grand Prix
  • 2004 Arnold Classic
  • 2006 Austrian Grand Prix
  • 2006 Romanian Grand Prix
  • 2006 Dutch Grand Prix
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia
  • 2007 Mr. Olympia
  • 2009 Mr. Olympia
  • 2010 Mr. Olympia

Competitive placings[edit]


  • Jay Cutler's No Nonsense Guide To Successful Bodybuilding ISBN 978-0-9744572-0-8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jay Cutler Pro Bodybuilding Profile". Bodybuilding.com. October 11, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Milliard, Trevon. "Bodybuilding changing, but it's still hard work". Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes".
  4. ^ "NewsPro Archive". Archived from the original on October 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Ogden, Maxwell (September 28, 2013). "Jay Cutler Will Make Triumphant Comeback at Mr. Olympia 2013". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 22, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b c d e "Jay Cutler". Fitness Volt. September 7, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  7. ^ "Cutler, Jay". musclememory.com. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  8. ^ "Biography". jaycutler.com. Archived from the original on November 29, 2005. Retrieved March 22, 2021.

External links[edit]

Mr. Olympia
Preceded by:
Dexter Jackson
Succeeded by:
Phil Heath