Brandon Curry, a former Hunters Lane and Middle Tennessee State football player, won the 2019 Mr. Olympia, the world’s premier bodybuilding competition, on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Curry, 36, was “very sharp with ultra-crisp conditioning on top of his massive structure,” according to Fitness Volt.
Curry is the first bodybuilder from Tennessee to win the competition, which began in 1965.
William Bonac from Ghana finished second; Hadi Choopan (Iran) was third; Dexter Jackson (Jacksonville, Florida) was fourth; and Roelly Winklaar (Curaçao) was fifth.
Curry, who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 265 pounds, was considered a favorite in the event after placing fifth in 2018 and winning The Arnold (Schwarzenegger) earlier this year.
He had also finished eighth in the Mr. Olympia in 2017 and 2011 and 16th in 2015.
Curry earned $400,000 for the win.
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