Scott Wilson (bodybuilder)
|Born||August 6, 1950|
San Diego, California
|Died||May 6, 2018 (aged 67)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
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. In the 1990s and in 2000, he competed in the IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia contest.
Wilson was born in San Diego, California, 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. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. In 1973, he entered the Mr. San Diego contest on a dare and won the competition. The following year, in 1974, he won the AAU Mr. California contest. This set Wilson on a path towards a career in professional bodybuilding.
After winning Mr. California in 1974, Wilson turned pro. 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. In the later years of his career, he competed in the IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia contest three times. His last competition was in 2000, and he formally retired in 2001.
List of competitions
|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
Wilson resided in California with his wife, Vy, and his children, Scott, Michael and Erik. He died on May 6, 2018, in Merced, California, after a lengthy battle with skin cancer that had metastasized.
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