Veteran Old School Bodybuilder and Powerlifter Scott Wilson Passes Away At Age 67

The bodybuilding community has lost one of its own in Scott Wilson.

The old school era of bodybuilding featured a great deal of talented bodybuilders, all of which focused as much on building quality muscle as they did on cultivating an aesthetic and athletic physique. The 70s and 80s was called the Golden Era for a reason, mainly because most pro bodybuilders at that time looked absolutely incredible. It was an era when bodybuilding didn’t produce the greatest income so if you were apart of the culture it was because you had a diehard love for the endeavor.

Among the ranks of the Golden Era bodybuilders was Scott Wilson.

As a former Mr. America and Mr. International winner, Scott Wilson proved himself to be a highly talented bodybuilder during his time on the competitive circuit. He started weight training in his teens and took to working out with relish. During his high school years he was apart of the wrestling team and holds the “fastest pin” (11 second).

Joining the marines after high school, Wilson eventually would find himself on a bodybuilding posing stage as he entered a competition on a dare. Little did he know that decision would eventually lead to his major title wins at the Mr. America and Mr. International.

Unfortunately, Scott Wilson is reported to have passed away at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife Vy, and his three sons, Scott, Michael, and Erik. Below is his competition history and list of accomplishments for both bodybuilding and powerlifting.

Competition History


  • Amateur Mr. San Diego – 1st


  • AAU Mr. California – 1st

1975 (AAU)

  • Mr. America – 6th
  • Mr. America – 3rd (Pro Card)


  • WBBG Pro Mr. America – 1st


  • NBA Natural Mr. America – 5th


  • NBA Natural Mr. America – 3rd

1980 (IFBB)

  • Mr. International – 2nd

1981 (IFBB)

  • Canada Pro Cup – 7th
  • Mr. International – 1st

1983 (IFBB)

  • Grand Prix Denver – 6th
  • Grand Prix Portland – 1st
  • World Pro Championships – 5th

1984 (IFBB)

  • Canada Pro Cup – 6th
  • World Grand Prix – 6th
  • World Pro Championships – 9th

1985 (IFBB)

  • Night of Champions – 14th

1986 (IFBB)

  • Los Angeles Pro Championships – 10th
  • World Pro Championships – 12th

1987 (IFBB)

  • Night of Champions – NP

1988 (IFBB)

  • Grand Prix US Pro – 4th
  • Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – 8th
  • World Pro Championships – 6th

1994 (IFBB)

  • Masters Mr. Olympia – 11th

1998 (NABF)

  • North Carolina Super Natural – 2nd

1999 (IFBB)

  • Master’s Mr. Olympia – 10th

2000 (IFBB)

  • Masters Mr. Olympia – 8th

Powerlifting Records

  • Bench Press – 263kg (580lbs)
  • Squat – 340kg (750kbs)
  • Deadlift – 333kg (735lbs)

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Jacob Ladon is a staff writer and former amateur bodybuilder. He has been passionate about bodybuilding since he was 15 years old and discovered the joys of training in the gym. He reports and comments on all bodybuilding related matters.