Phil Heath Defeats Jay Cutler To Become 13th Mr. Olympia in Bodybuilding History


Phil Heath Defeats Jay Cutler To Become 13th Mr. Olympia in Bodybuilding History
By Joe Pietaro ~ for MuscleSport Mag

They stood in the same spot on the Orleans Arena stage as they did a year ago, but on this evening it was Phil Heath who heard his name called as the winner. “The Gift” brought an incredible package to the stage and was able to knock out the champ – and his best friend – Jay Cutler, who was gracious in defeat.

“I’m actually happy right now,” Cutler said with a smile as he congratulated Heath on the win.

Overcome with emotion, Heath reveled in being congratulated by the other nine finalists and then brought up a story when he first met Cutler backstage at a local bodybuilding show. “I was playing college basketball back then…all scrawny and I saw (Cutler) walk by and I thought to myself, ‘That’s one big dude,’” recalled Heath.

Heath becomes the 13th man to win the Sandow and prevented Cutler from joining an elite group with five or more titles (Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, Ron Coleman).

Rounding out the top 10 were Kai Greene, Victor Martinez, Dennis Wolf, Dexter Jackson, Toney Freeman, Brandon Curry, Ronny Rockel and Hidetada Yamagishi.

Nicole Wilkins reclaimed the Figure Olympia title she lost to Erin Stern in 2010, with Stern taking the runner-up spot and Ava Cowan placing third.

2011 Olympia Complete Results

Mr. Olympia 2011 Results

1. Phil Heath
2. Jay Cutler
3. Kai Greene
4. Victor Martinez
5. Dennis Wolf
6. Dexter Jackson
7. Toney Freeman
8. Brandon Curry
9. Ronny Rockel
10. Hidetada Yamagishi
11. Shawn Rhoden
12. Edward Nunn
13. Johnnie Jackson
14. Marius Dohne
15. Craig Richardson
16. Ben White
16. Evgeny Mishin
16. Frank McGrath
16. Marc LaVoie
16. Marcus Haley
16. Michael Kefalianos
16. Robert Piotrkowicz
16. Robert Burneika
16. Troy Alves

202 Olympia Showdown results

1. Kevin English
2. James “Flex” Lewis
3. Jose Raymond
4. Jaroslav Horváth
5. Shaun Joseph Tavernier
6. Jason Arntz
7. Stan McQuay
8. Tricky Jackson
9. Al Auguste
10. Marvin Ward
11. Vaughn Ettienne
12. Amit Sapir
13. Gaetano Cisternino
15. Mboya Edwards
16. Fernando Noronha
16. James Llewellin
16. Pierre Chamoun
16. Rixio Tapia
16. Sergio Pestana Ramos

2011 Figure Olympia Results

1. Nicole Wilkins
2. Erin Stern
3. Ava Cowan
4. Candice Keene
5. Teresa Anthony
6. Alicia Harris
7. Cheryl Brown
8. Latisha Wilder
9. Jelena Abbou
10. Larissa Reis
11. Gennifer Strobo
12. Chelsea Morgenstern
13. Heather Dees
14. Alea Suarez
15. Felicia Romero
16. Ann Titone
16. Candice John
16. Courtney West
16. Darlene Escano
16. Deena Walsh
16. Ella Horton
16. Holly Beck
16. Jami DeBernard
16. Krissy Chin
16. Kristen Nagrani
16. Michele Mayberry
16. Monica Specking
16. Natalie Waples
16. Raechelle Chase

2011 Ms.Olympia Results

1. Iris Kyle
2. Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
3. Brigita Brezovac
4. Debi Laszewski
5. Alina Popa
6. Sheila Bleck
7. Kim Perez
8. Nicole Ball
9. Monique Jones
10. Tina Chandler
11. Kim Buck
12. Heather Foster
13. Cathy LeFrancois
14. Halle Nielsen
15. Skadi Frei-Seifert
16. Dayana Cadeau
17. Mah-Ann Mendoza

2011 Bikini Olympia results

1. Nicole Nagrani
2. Nathalia Melo
3. Dianna Dahlgren
4. Jaime Baird
5. Sonia Gonzales
6. India Paulino
7. Alison Rosen
8. Juliana Daniell
9. Abigail Burrows
10. Justine Munro
11. Diana Graham
12. Natalie Pennington
13. Christina Vargas
14. Vanessa Prebyl
15. Cristina Vujnich
16. Barbara Bolotte
16. Candyce Graham
16. Cristy Mendivil
16. Dina Al-Sabah
16. Jennifer Drennan
16. Jennifer Andrews
16. Jessica Jessie
16. Kelly Gonzalez
16. Marisa Lee
16. Missy Coles
16. Nathalie Mur
16. Shelsea Montes
16. Vanessa Campbell

2011 Fitness Olympia Results

1. Adela Garcia
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Myriam Capes
4. Tina Durkin
5. Oksana Grishina
6. Michelle Blank
7. Bethany Cisternino
8. Jodi Boam
9. Camala Rodriguez
10. Nicole Duncan
11. Diana Paula-Monteiro
12. Regiane Da Silva
13. Kizzy Vaines  

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