Nicole Wilkins

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Nicole Wilkins
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born (1984-02-05) February 5, 1984 (age 33)
Farmington, Mi
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Weight (In Season): 133 lb (Off Season): 145-148 lb
Professional career
Pro-debut IFBB Figure International, 2008,
Best win 4 times IFBB Figure Olympia Winner (2009, 2011, 2013-14), 2011
Predecessor Jennifer Gates

Nicole Wilkins (born February 5, 1984) is an American IFBB professional figure and fitness competitor, fitness model, and fitness trainer.[1] She is the first 4-time winner of the IFBB Figure Olympia Competition and 3-time winner of the IFBB Figure International held during the Annual Arnold Classic. She is currently the only woman to have won the Figure Olympia four times.[2]

Early life[edit]

Wilkins graduated with a B.A. from Oakland University in health, wellness, and injury prevention.[3]

Career[edit]

Wilkins prepared for her first fitness competition at the 2003 NPC in Western Michigan where she placed 1st in the fitness competition when 19 years old.[4]

The following year, as a junior in college, she competed in five more competitions, alternating between the Fitness and Figure divisions. Over the next three years she moved from the local/regional to the national level to get her pro card and gain entry into the IFBB Professional League.

In July 2007, Wilkins competed at the NPC Team Universe Championships in New York City where she crossed over and competed in both categories, Fitness and Figure (2007's Team Universe was the last time competing in two divisions was allowed). She won the Overall in both categories, beating out over 200 women from across the nation to win her pro card. This was the first time that a competitor had won both Fitness and Figure overall titles at the same national-level contest.[5]

One year later she made her professional debut as an IFBB competitor at the 2008 Arnold Classic in Columbus.[6]

In 2009, Wilkins became the youngest woman in the history of the sport to win the Figure Olympia contest.[7][8] In 2010 she won 1st place in the Arnold Classic, but lost the Figure Olympia title to Erin Stern.

In 2011, she came back to win 5 titles and became the first person to reclaim Figure Olympia title, as well as the first person to win the Figure Olympia and the Figure International in the same year.[9]

In 2012, she was runner up in the Figure Olympia to competitor Erin Stern, but she reclaimed the title again in 2013, and had her fourth Figure Olympia win in 2014.[citation needed]

Wilkins is a trainer certified by the IFPA.[10]

Competitions[edit]

  • 2007 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Fitness And Figure Contest - 2nd[11][12]
  • 4 times IFBB Figure Olympia Champion - 2009, 11, 13, 14[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFPA Trainer Nicole Wilkins".  Ruth Silverman, Iron Man magazine
  2. ^ "Nicole Wilkins makes history".  Bobybuilding, Cassie Smith, retrieved Sep 24 2014
  3. ^ "IFPA Trainer Nicole Wilkins".  Ruth Silverman, Ironman Magazine
  4. ^ "Twice As Nice".  Sommer Robertson, Muscle and Performance
  5. ^ Muscle & Fitness Hers, “How I Won The Figure Olympia”. Retrieved Jan/Feb 2010
  6. ^ "http://www.hardfitness.com/arnold2008.html".  External link in |title= (help) Hard Fitness
  7. ^ "Nicole Wilkins interview 2010".  Education Tree
  8. ^ "WILKINS-LEE SIGNS WITH WEIDER".  Flex Training
  9. ^ "2011 Figure Olympia Final Results".  Flexonline. Retrieved September 17 2011
  10. ^ "Nicole Wilkins Personal Fitness Trainer of The Month December 2012".  International Fitness Professionals Association
  11. ^ "A Recharged Nicole Wilkins is Ready for New York".  Hardbody News, retrieved May 22 2013
  12. ^ "Nicole Wilkins - Mr Olympia Weekend - IFBB".  Muscular Development
  13. ^ "About Nicole".  The Fit Expo

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