Name: Kai Greene

Nickname: The Predator, Mr. Getting It Done

Division: Men’s Open

Birth date: 6/24/1974

Height: 5’8″

Competition Weight: 248 lbs


SHOWPLACE
2016 Mr. OlympiaDeclined to compete
2015 Mr. Olympia2nd
2014 Mr. Olympia2nd
2013 Mr. Olympia2nd
2013 Arnold Classic Europe2nd
2013 EVLS Prague Pro1st
2012 Sheru Classic 2nd
2012 Mr. Olympia2nd
2011 Sheru Classic3rd
2011 Mr. Olympia3rd
2011 New York Pro1st
2010 Mr. Olympia7th
2010 Australian Grand Prix Pro1st
2010 Arnold Classic1st
2009 Mr. Olympia4th
2009 Arnold Classic1st
2009 Australian Grand Prix Pro1st
2008 Arnold Classic 3rd
2008 New York Pro1st
2007 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro1st
2007 Keystone Pro3rd
2007 New York Pro6th
2006 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro14th
2006 Ironman Pro Invitational20th
2005 New York Pro14th
1999 NPC Team Universe Championships1st
1999 NPC World Amateur Championships6th
1998 NPC Team Universe Championships3rd
1997 NPC Team Universe Championships2nd
1996 WNBF Pro Natural Worlds1st
1994 NGA American Nationals1st

Bio:

Before his 19th birthday, Kai Greene turned pro with a natural organization and held the distinction of being the youngest natural professional bodybuilder in the world. Kai’s pro status allowed him to take his competitive aspiration to a larger stage.

I won every professional title that organization had to offer. In the summer of 1997, I set my sights on gaining professional recognition with the IFBB.  It was brought to his attention that in order to gain pro status he would have to first qualify through their amateur organization called NPC.

Kai’s competitive career with the NPC was filled with mixed success. As a natural athlete, his goal was to win the Team Universe and acquire pro status with the IFBB through the Amateur World Championship. In 1999, after two unsuccessful attempts, Kai won the heavyweight division and overall title at the Team Universe and was invited to compete at the World in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Recognizing that he had placed fourth out of dozens of the world’s best competitors, he was still disappointed. Kai took a four year hiatus to re-group and continue the never ending work on developing his physique. He was determined to take his rightful place in the pro ranks.

The nay-sayers said that it couldn’t be done, and I began to believe them. He went to school and focused on developing his talent as an artist while continuing to use his physique as an artistic learning tool. He continued to do what had always brought him great comfort and feelings of stability and consistency; He trained and trained hard, but not for the purpose of anything but his own peace of mind.

In 2004, it was brought up that the NPC Team Universe had become a Pro-Qualifier for the IFBB. Though he had been away from the competitive scene for five years, Kai made a commitment to himself that he would return to reclaim his title as Team Universe overall champion and ascend to the IFBB pro ranks. As a result of his dedication and desire to overcome the ever-surmounting odds against him, Kai arrived from his home in Jacksonville, Florida to NYC’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center to do damage. On August 8th 2004, the judges recognized the physique that he sculpted for so many years and awarded him the heavyweight and overall championship by unanimous decision. Kai’s day had finally come. After 16 years, Kai Greene finally made the transition to the IFBB Professional ranks.

Over the years, Kai has gained vast notoriety beyond what he could have imagined in his youth. Within the bodybuilding arena, Kai has been held as one of the most inspirational athletes of his time. With a seemingly unique, yet well developed vocabulary, Kai has made a seemingly unconscious effort to create a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding. He has changed bodybuilding’s fans, competitors and the overall perception of a once thought of as, “pick things up and put them down” bodybuilder.

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