Name: Roelly Winklaar

Nickname: The Dutch Beast

Division: Men’s Open

Birth date: 6/22/1977

Height: 5’6″

Competition Weight: 285 lbs

2015 EVLS Prague Pro6th
2015 Arnold Sports Festival6th
2015 Arnold Classic Australia6th
2015 Arnold Classic Europe5th
2015 Mr. Olympia6th
2015 Nordic Pro2nd
2015 Olympia Weekend7th
2014 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro1st
2014 Olympia Weekend12th
2014 Arnold Classic Europe5th
2014 Dubai Pro3rd
2014 EVLS Prague Pro4th
2014 San Marino Pro4th
2014 Nordic Pro1st
2013 Arnold Classic Europe6th
2013 Olympia Weekend7th
2013 Wings of Strength Pro-Am Extravaganza1st
2012 EVLS Prague Pro8th
2012 British Grand Prix6th
2012 Arnold Classic Europe3rd
2012 Sheru Classic4th
2012 Olympia Weekend12th
2012 Nordic Pro1st
2012 Dallas Europa Supershow4th
2012 PBW Tampa Pro4th
2011 New York Pro9th
2011 FIBO Power Pro Germany3rd
2011 Mr. Europe Grand Prix2nd
2011 Arnold Classic8th
2010 Mr. Olympia14th
2010 New York Pro1st
2010 Australia Pro Grand Prix3rd
2010 Arnold Classic7th
2009 NPC Arnold Amateur Championships1st


Roelly Winklaar, the “Dutch Beast,” was born and raised in Curaçao, an island in the Dutch Caribbean. He and his brother were huge fans of bodybuilding growing up and would often watch and later participate in amateur competitions. However, all that changed after a near-fatal car accident in 2004. Winklaar had a sudden epiphany that he was wasting his life in amateur competitions and that his true calling was to be a professional bodybuilder.

He began his journey to IFBB pro status by moving to mainland Netherlands, where he sought out the best possible bodybuilding training. He began training with former bodybuilder Sibil Peeters, known as “the trainer from Hell” because of her demanding and intensely physical method of bodybuilding training. In 2009, Winklaar finally succeeding in going pro after winning the NPC Arnold Amateur Championships. He later established himself as a rising star after his victory at the 2010 IFBB New York Pro competition.

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