Derek Lunsford Wins the 2023 Mr. Olympia

Derek Lunsford wins 2023 Mr. Olympia
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The 2023 Mr. Olympia has just wrapped up, and Derek Lunsford is officially the first ever two time Olympia Division champion

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend is the grandest bodybuilding show on the planet, attracting professional bodybuilders and fans from all over. The 2023 Olympia returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this weekend November 2nd – 5th for the third time in four years. The event took place in Las Vegas last year but returned East where Big Ramy won two in a row in 2020 and 2021. However, this year, there was a new champion . Derek Lunsford becomes the first Mr. Olympia to win two divisions, showcasing his exceptional wellness in the competition.

Full Name: Derek Lunsford

Weight Height Date Of Birth
205-215 lbs. 5’6’’ 1993
Profession Era Nationality
Bodybuilder, Fitness Coach 2010 American

Mr. Olympia 2023

With a stacked Men’s Open class, it came down to just five massive and shredded competitors consisting of Andrew Jacked, Brandon Curry, Samson Dauda, last year’s champion Hadi Choopan, and the new champion Derek Lunsford. 

Last year, after Lunsford received a special invitation to compete in men’s open, transitioning from being a 212 champion, he landed right on the heels of Hadi Choopan. After a year of the both of them being coached by Hany Rambod, who also coaches the five time Classic Physique Champ, Chris Bumstead, the Mr. Olympia came down to these two yet again. 

However, instead of emcee, Bob Cicherello announcing the words “and still”, the words that came out were “and new”, indicating that Lunsford had claimed the Mr. Olympia title. This makes Derek Lunsford the first ever two time Olympia Division Champion, as he had won the title in the 212 division and the open division. Fans will always remember the night Lunsford etched his name into the coveted Sandow trophy.

 

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 Derek Lunsford Wins the 2023 Mr. Olympia News Recap

Top Ten Mr. Olympia Contenders

  • First Place – Derek Lunsford ($400,000)
  • Second Place – Hadi Choopan ($150,000)
  • Third Place – Samson Dauda ($100,000)
  • Fourth Place – Brandon Curry ($40,000)
  • Fifth Place – Andrew Jacked ($35,000)
  • Sixth Place – Hunter Labrada
  • Seventh Place – Michal Krizo
  • Eighth Place – Tonio Burton
  • Ninth Place – Regan Grimes
  • Tenth Place – Charles Griffen

Derek Speaks on Hany Rambod’s Training

Callout Report

First Callout

First Callout

  • Andrew Jacked
  • Samson Dauda
  • Derek Lunsford
  • Brandon Curry
  • Hunter Labrada
  • Hadi Choopan

Second Callout

Second Callout

  • Hassan Mostafa
  • Michal Krizo
  • Tonio Burton
  • Regan Grimes
  • Charles Griffen

Third Callout

Third Callout

  • Justin Shier
  • Ross Flanigan
  • Phil Clahar
  • Roman Fritz
  • Theo Leguerrier
  • Andrea Presti

Fourth Callout

Fourth Callout

  • Andrew Jacked
  • Michal Krizo
  • Brandon Curry
  • Hunter Labrada

Fifth Callout

Fifth Callout

  • Hadi Choopan
  • Derek Lunsford
  • Samson Dauda

More 2023 Mr. Olympia Coverage:

The Generation Iron team would like to congratulate the new champion, Derek Lunsford, on this victory. Generation Iron will continue to provide coverage from the 2023 Olympia throughout the weekend. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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