Name: Kai Greene
Nickname: The Predator, Mr. Getting It Done
Division: Men’s Open
Birth date: 6/24/1974
Competition Weight: 248 lbs
|2016 Mr. Olympia||Declined to compete|
|2015 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2014 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2013 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2013 Arnold Classic Europe||2nd|
|2013 EVLS Prague Pro||1st|
|2012 Sheru Classic||2nd|
|2012 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2011 Sheru Classic||3rd|
|2011 Mr. Olympia||3rd|
|2011 New York Pro||1st|
|2010 Mr. Olympia||7th|
|2010 Australian Grand Prix Pro||1st|
|2010 Arnold Classic||1st|
|2009 Mr. Olympia||4th|
|2009 Arnold Classic||1st|
|2009 Australian Grand Prix Pro||1st|
|2008 Arnold Classic||3rd|
|2008 New York Pro||1st|
|2007 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro||1st|
|2007 Keystone Pro||3rd|
|2007 New York Pro||6th|
|2006 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro||14th|
|2006 Ironman Pro Invitational||20th|
|2005 New York Pro||14th|
|1999 NPC Team Universe Championships||1st|
|1999 NPC World Amateur Championships||6th|
|1998 NPC Team Universe Championships||3rd|
|1997 NPC Team Universe Championships||2nd|
|1996 WNBF Pro Natural Worlds||1st|
|1994 NGA American Nationals||1st|
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.
Greene became an enthusiastic bodybuilder, competing in the National Physique Committee (NPC) and aiming to move into the IFBB. He perceives his success in the NPC as mixed. Although he won the 1999 NPC Team Universe, he was disappointed and took a five-year break from competitions, before re-emerging in the 2004 NPC Team Universe contest, which he won again. This victory qualified him for a career as an IFBB professional bodybuilder.
In 2011, Greene began working with preparation coach George Farah and placed 1st in the 2011 New York Pro Championship. His 3rd place win at Mr. Olympia in 2011 qualified him for the 2012 contest, so he did not compete at the 2012 New York Pro in order to focus on Mr. Olympia. He placed 2nd in the 2012 Mr. Olympia, the 2013 Mr. Olympia, and the 2014 Mr. Olympia.
Greene did not compete in the 2015 Mr. Olympia due to unknown circumstances. He issued the statement, “There is a lot more going on behind the scenes that I cannot discuss.” Olympia officials denied any claims that he was banned from competing, but did confirm that he did not register and had been reminded several times since May. Greene did request an extension on the registration period in May; it was extended until July, but he did not meet this deadline either.
On March 5, 2016, Greene won the 2016 Arnold Classic, which he had also won in 2009 and 2010.
On June 23rd, 2017, Greene was given a special offer personally by NPC chairman and CEO of Mr Olympia to join that current year’s Mr Olympia competition without going through qualification, as required for all of the other competitors in the 2017 Mr Olympia. Kai Greene has yet to respond or confirm if he would compete in the 2017 Mr Olympia.
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.