Nick Walker On Olympia Finish: ‘5th Place To Me Is A Loss’

Nick Walker was unhappy with his finish at the 2021 Olympia and will make improvements heading into next year.

It was quite a year for Nick Walker. He took home the prize at the New York Pro and this qualified him for the 2021 Olympia. Just two weeks before the biggest competition of the year, Walker won the Arnold Classic and had all the momentum heading into Orlando.

Walker made an impression right away because of his insane mass and conditioning. This was apparent once again on the Olympia stage and this led to him being part of the top five during announcements on Saturday night. Walker took home fifth place while Hunter Labrada finished fourth. Of course, Big Ramy repeated as champion followed by Brandon Curry and Hadi Choopan. 

For Walker, he is not satisfied with this placing at the Olympia despite being in the top five.

“5th place to many is a huge accomplishment. 5th place to me is a loss…. a loss that I will make sure with this whole year of training never happens again. I know what needs to be improved and I know what needs to be fixed.”

Nick Walker oozes confidence and that was shown after winning the Arnold Classic. Walker believed he was going to make it three-for-three at the Olympia and this is the mindset competitors must have heading into competition, especially going up against some of the other best in the world.


Walker references what needs to be fixed. He does not say anything specifically but he claims that he knows and will make the necessary changes to finish higher in next year’s competition.

This was Walker’s first big year as a professional and it was a good one. He picked up two victories at the biggest shows outside of the Olympia. It is clear that Big Ramy is the class right now and that is the level that Walker will shoot for. Big Ramy entered the Olympia weighing over 300 pounds of solid muscle. This was enough to win another Olympia and he has made it clear that he will continue to defend his title.

Nick Walker is just getting started and will continue to be a force in Men’s Open. It will be exciting to see the changes that he makes to improve his physique further and place higher in the Olympia.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.