2015 Mr. Olympia Winner & Results: Phil Heath Wins 5th Title

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Will anyone have what it takes to de-throne 4 time champion Phil Heath? That was the question headed into the 2015 Mr. Olympia.

Kai Greene. Shawn Rhoden. Dennis Wolf. Dexter Jackson. Each of these amazing physiques have been battling it out over the last 3 years for best of the also-rans. And the majority of the pre-Olympia hype and scuttlebutt presumed that we would likely see more of the same old, same old.

Phil Heath winning, Kai Greene in second, and the rest of the major players battling it out for a top 5 spot.

Were the prognostications correct? Absolutely. Except for the Kai Greene prediction. No one could have predicted that he would not be competing. But before we recap the 2015 Mr. Olympia, let’s look at the field as they headed into the show.

The 2015 Mr. Olympia Competitors

A rundown of the top 10 from 2014:

Mr. Olympia Phil Heath

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Phil Heath – “The Gift” is a four-time Mr. Olympia champion and the favorite headed into this year’s contest. A complete package with the mass and aesthetics to continue his reign as champion as long as his conditioning is spot on.

Kai Greene (Out!) – Everyone’s favorite (mass-monster) pick to steal the Mr. Olympia title. Kai Greene has placed a unanimous second in each of the last 3 contests. He will NOT be competing in this year’s Olympia competition. Read the full story here.

Shawn Rhoden – A certified top contender, “Flexatron” has the wheels and the shreds to terrify the competition, but does he have the mass to win?

Dennis Wolf – The top 6 pinball, Dennis has placed 4th, 3rd, 6th and 5th in his last four contests. Heading in everyone expected more of the same.

Dexter Jackson – Since his 2008 Mr. Olympia victory, Dexter “The Blade” Jackson has been bouncing around the top 6 just like Dennis Wolf. And just like Dennis Wolf, most experts expected more of the same.

Branch Warren – After his two consecutive top-3 placings in 2009 and 2010, fan favorite Branch Warren has been struggling to land a competitive placing.

Mamdouh Elssbiay – Better known as “Big Ramy,” this Egyptian mass monster has been stringing together first place finishes outside of the Olympian stage.

Victor Martinez – Once considered a serious Mr. Olympia contender, since 2007 Victor Martinez has struggled to achieve a top 5 placing except for his 4th place at the 2011 contest.

Steve Kuclo – Placing 14th in the 2013 Mr. Olympia, this Michigan native jumped to a 9th place finish in 2014.

Juan Morel – After a strong of quality top 3 finishes in several IFBB shows, Juan “Diesel” Morel managed to squeeze into the top 10 at the 2014 Mr. Olympia.

Also competing in 2015:

  • Fouad Abiad
  • Mohamad Ali Bannout
  • William Bonac
  • Maxx Charles
  • Justin Compton
  • Brandon Curry
  • Jonathan Delarosa
  • Johnnie Jackson
  • Abdelaziz Jellali
  • Michael Lockett
  • Cedric McMillan
  • Dallas McCarver
  • Essa Obaid
  • Robert Piotrkowicz
  • Ronny Rockel
  • Brad Rowe
  • Fred Smalls
  • Roelly (Egberton) Winklaar

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Mr. Olympia Pre-Judging Call Outs From Friday, September 18th

First Call Out

  • #5 Roelly Winklaar
  • #9 Dexter Jackson
  • #13 Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)
  • #20 Dennis Wolf
  • #23 Shawn Perine
  • #24 Phil Heath

Second Call Out

  • #1 Branch Warren
  • #2 Essa Obaid
  • #5 Roelly Winklaar
  • #7 William Bonac
  • #13 Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)

Third Call Out

  • #4 Maxx Charles
  • #11 Ronny Rockel
  • #12 Fred Smalls
  • #15 Victor Martinez
  • #16 Dallas McCarver
  • #22 Juan Morel

Fourth Call Out

  • #10 Jonathan Delarosa
  • #11 Ronny Rockel
  • #12 Fred Smalls
  • #18 Brandon Curry
  • #19 Steve Kuclo
  • #21 Johnnie Jackson

Fifth Call Out

  • #3 Mahamad Ali Bannout
  • #6 Brad Rowe
  • #8 Abdelaziz Jellali
  • #14 Robert Piotrkowicz

Sixth Call Out

  • #9 Dexter Jackson
  • #20 Dennis Wolf
  • #23 Shawn Rhoden
  • #24 Phil Heath

2015 Mr. Olympia

Individual Posing Routines – Saturday, September 19th

Start time 10pm EST. Each competitor has a 3 minute posing routine to show his stuff. While this portion of the Mr. Olympia is not judged, it does present a great opportunity for the fans to compare physiques and form their own opinion on who won. What follows is a recap of each routine.

Branch Warren – Not happy with last night’s call outs. A little tighter than pre-judging. Hardcore poser. Legs look freaking amazing. Sirens blasting, high energy music. Back looks a little flat, not as dry as it could have been. Crowd loves him.

Essa Obiad – Classical-style posing routine. Throw back to Shawn Ray. Plenty of mass. Trouble holding in his midsection. Quads not quite as impressive as the rest of the field. Feathered. Conditioning is there.

Maxx Charles – Olympia debut. Big. Slow routine, more classical. Methodical posing. Holding a little more water than last night. Needs to bring his legs up to match his upper body. Crazy ripped upper chest.

Roelly (Egberton) Winklaar – Top 6 last night. Great conditioning compared to last year. Same posing song as Maxx Charles. Breaking out the pop and lock dance routine. Lower back needs work. Hammies and glutes are rocking. Some of the best arms and triceps of all-time. Good ab control.

William Bonac – Mass monster from top to bottom. Starting with the Sergio Oliva victory pose. Good conditioning and size. Great back, quads and calves. Very complete. Good posing execution. Having fun. It’s all there. Fantastic shoulder thickness. Artistic posing routine.

Dexter Jackson – He brought it last night. Slowly moving to the stage. Looks spectacular, close to his 2008 Mr. Olympia shape. Record 16th Olympia. Posing flow. Shaking that back side. Great back. Glute and hamstrings reveal rock solid conditioning. Fighting for a top spot.

Ronny Rockel – Another veteran. Good conditioning last night. Not the most graceful and precise poser. Pose transitioning isn’t strong. Doesn’t hold his poses long enough. Conditioning off from last night. Vascular but distended belly. Glutes not tight enough.

Big Ramy – 300+ pounds at 5’11”. Abs aren’t tight enough. Thighs are unbelievable. Some shots his lower body undershadows his upper body. Signature lat spread. Super wide! 747. Trim waste for a big guy. Symmetry. Needs to nail the conditioning. Needs to get dialed in to fight Phil Heath. Crowd loves the size.

Victor Martinez – 42 years old. 5’9″, 240s. A real warrior. Glutes and lower back are holding water. Not at his best. Somewhat flat. Very confident and poised. Legs are too flat. A couple cheeseburgers short. The muscle is there, just a film of water covering the striations.

Dallas McCarver – Very impressive last night. Future star. Olympia debut. Only 24. Monster delts. Taller competitor. Superman theme. Very balanced but calves are incredible. Looks poised despite his age. Needs a little more size to be competitive.

Dennis Wolf – Color looks better tonight. Flaring quads. Classic poser and classic v-taper. Very impressive quad sweep. The posing audio is howling. A big 5’11”. Hamstrings and back are no longer a weak point. One of the nice guys of the sport. Conditioning is similar to last night. Definitely a fan favorite.

Johnnie Jackson – Old man dense muscle. World’s strongest bodybuilder. Thick, thick muscle. Immense traps. Love songs are flowing tonight. Incredibly thick back and pecs. Legs are peeled and feathered but not as large as his upper body. You could bury a quarter between his lats.

Juan Morel – A little flat last night. Ate 6-7 hamburgers today. Fullness is better today. One of the taller competitors. Legs are improved but still have room to get better. Won the NY Pro. Needs more dryness.

Shawn Rhoden – One of the favorites. Pushing Phil Heath for the top spot. Yet another smooth love song. Wide smile and calm. Size is improved. Abs used to be crisp but not the same today. Robot walking. Flexatron! Tremendously small waist. Ideal bodybuilding structure. Holding water in his abs which could be an issue. Very conditioned.

Phil Heath – 4x Mr. Olympia. Some said Phil was not his best last night. Coming out to Phil Collins. A little flat last night. Looks like the champion. Beautiful physique. Back detail isn’t as crisp as normal. Better than last year but conditioning not as good as 2011. Good enough for the 5th Sandow? Better abs than last year. The total package. Best back double bicep pose in bodybuilding. A legend. Crowd loves him.

Marc Lobliner Analyzes the Confirmation Round

2015 Mr. Olympia Final Winner and Results

  1. Phil Heath – $400,000
  2. Dexter Jackson – $150,000
  3. Shawn Rhoden – $100,000
  4. Dennis Wolf – $55,000
  5. Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy) – $45,000
  6. Branch Warren – $35,000
  7. Roelly Winklaar – $25,000
  8. William Bonac – $20,000
  9. Victor Martinez – $18,000
  10. Essa Obaid – $16,000

1980 Mr. Olympia

The lineup from the 1980 Mr. Olympia. Arnold Schwarzenegger took home his final victory this year.

Previous Mr. Olympia Winners

2014 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2013 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2012 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2011 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2010 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2009 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2008 Dexter Jackson Las Vegas, NV
2007 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2006 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2005 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2004 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2003 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2002 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2001 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2000 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1999 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1998 Ronnie Coleman New York, NY
1997 Dorian Yates Los Angeles, CA
1996 Dorian Yates Chicago, IL
1995 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1994 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1993 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1992 Dorian Yates Helsinki, Finland
1991 Lee Haney Orlando, FL
1990 Lee Haney Chicago, IL
1989 Lee Haney Rimini, Italy
1988 Lee Haney Los Angeles, CA
1987 Lee Haney Gothenburg, Sweden
1986 Lee Haney Columbus, OH
1985 Lee Haney Brussels, Belgium
1984 Lee Haney New York, NY
1983 Samir Bannout Munich, Germany
1982 Chris Dickerson London, England
1981 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1980 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sydney, Australia
1979 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1978 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1977 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1976 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1975 Arnold Schwarzenegger Pretoria, South Africa
1974 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1973 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1972 Arnold Schwarzenegger Essen, Germany
1971 Arnold Schwarzenegger Paris France
1970 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1969 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1968 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1967 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1966 Larry Scott New York, NY
1965 Larry Scott New York, NY

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