Scott Wilson (bodybuilder)

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Scott Wilson
Personal information
Born(1950-08-06)August 6, 1950[1]
San Diego, California
DiedMay 6, 2018(2018-05-06) (aged 67)[2]
Merced, California
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
Weight212 lb (96 kg)[1]
Weight classHeavyweight[3]
Turned pro1975[2]

Scott Wilson (August 6, 1950 – May 6, 2018) was an American bodybuilder who won Mr. America and Mr. International titles in the 1970s and 1980s.[1] In the 1990s and in 2000, he competed in the IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia contest.[3]

Early years[edit]

Wilson was born in San Diego, California,[1] to Mitchell and Gwen Wilson. He grew up in Lakeside, California, where he began weight training as a child and wrestled and played football in high school.[1] After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.[1] In 1973, he entered the Mr. San Diego contest on a dare and won the competition.[1][2] The following year, in 1974, he won the AAU Mr. California contest.[3] This set Wilson on a path towards a career in professional bodybuilding.


After winning Mr. California in 1974, Wilson turned pro.[2] He won the WBBG Pro Mr. America contest in 1976, the IFBB Mr. International contest in 1981, and the IFBB Portland Grand Prix in 1983.[3] In the later years of his career, he competed in the IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia contest three times.[2] His last competition was in 2000, and he formally retired in 2001.[2]

Wilson also competed as a powerlifter for a time, bench pressing 580 lb (263 kg), squatting 750 lb (340 kg) and deadlifting 735 lb (333 kg).[2]

List of competitions[edit]

Year Competition Result and notes
1973 Amateur Mr. San Diego 1st
1974 AAU Mr. California 1st
1975 AAU Mr. America 6th
1975 AAU Mr. America 3rd (Pro Card)
1976 WBBG Pro Mr. America 1st
1978 NBA Natural Mr. America 5th (Professional)
1979 NBA Natural Mr. America 3rd (Professional)
1980 IFBB Mr. International 2nd (Heavyweight)
1981 IFBB Canada Pro Cup 7th
1981 IFBB Mr. International 1st (Heavyweight and Overall)
1983 IFBB Grand Prix Denver 6th
1983 IFBB Grand Prix Portland 1st
1983 IFBB World Pro Championships 5th
1984 IFBB Canada Pro Cup 6th
1984 IFBB World Grand Prix 6th
1984 IFBB World Pro Championships 9th
1985 IFBB Night of Champions 14th
1986 IFBB Los Angeles Pro Championships 10th
1986 IFBB World Pro Championships 12th
1987 IFBB Night of Champions Did not place
1988 IFBB Grand Prix US Pro 4th
1988 IFBB Niagara Falls Pro Invitational 8th
1988 IFBB World Pro Championships 6th
1994 IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia 11th
1999 IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia 10th
2000 IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia 8th


Later years and death[edit]

Wilson resided in California with his wife, Vy, and his children, Scott, Michael and Erik.[1] He died on May 6, 2018, in Merced, California, after a lengthy battle with skin cancer that had metastasized.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ash (September 5, 2017). "Scott Wilson: Height | Weight | Arms | Chest | Biography". FitnessVolt Inc. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ladon, Jacob (May 7, 2018). "Veteran Old School Bodybuilder and Powerlifter Scott Wilson Passes Away At Age 67". Generation Iron. Generation Iron Brands LLC. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "ALL ABOUT SCOTT WILSON". Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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