Name : Shawn Ray
Weight: 215 lbs. contest, 230 lbs off season
Current Residence: Yorba Linda, California (home); Newport Beach, California (condo); Las Vegas, Nevada (townhouse).
Sponsors: Weider Nutrition - 12 years; Saranac Gloves - 8 years; Flex Equipment - 4 years; Max Muscle Clothing - 2 years
Special Interest: Boxing; Football; Basketball; Gymnastics; Tennis, UFC Fighting, Music.
I have competed in over a dozen Mr. Olympia's in the last 13 years. The only two bodybuilders I have not beat are Lee Haney and Dorian Yates.
I have been competing for 17 years non-stop and have yet to fulfill my ultimate destiny of becoming Mr. Olympia. Experience has taught me to never give up on my dreams and fight 'til the end. When I began to realize bodybuilding was my career, I predicted by age 30 I would be done and on to something new and equally challenging. At age 34, reality tells me that if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. Bodybuilding is what I am good at.
I love my job, it's what dreams are made of and believe me, I feel more accomplished with what I have done than what many could only hope for. However, at age 34 I still have no Sandow trophy to show for all my hard work.
My focus when training for competition is second to none but when I am not training life's responsibilities are taking precedence over bodybuilding i.e.: planning for the future, a family, recreation, exploration, crosstraining and so on. True, I have plenty of gas left in my tank, yet I realize I am more than just an athlete, competitor and bodybuilder.
1987 Mr. California--1st Lightheavy & Overall
1987 National Championships--1st Lightheavy & Overall
1988 Mr. Olympia--13th Los Angeles
1990 Pro Ironman Champion--1st Redondo Beach
1990 Arnold Classic--1st (disqualified) Ohio
1990 Mr. Olympia--3rd Chicago, IL
1991 Arnold Classic--1st Ohio
1991 Mr. Olympia--5th Orlando, FL
1992 Mr. Olympia--4th Helsinki, Finland
1993 Mr. Olympia--3rd Atlanta, GA
1994 Mr. Olympia--2nd Atlanta, GA
1995 Mr. Olympia--4th Atlanta, GA
1996 Pro Ironman--3rd Redondo Beach, CA
1996 Arnold Classic--5th Columbus, OH
1996 Mr. Olympia--2nd Chicago, IL
1997 Mr. Olympia--3rd Los Angeles, CA
1998 Mr. Olympia--5th New York, NY
1999 Mr. Olympia--5th Las Vegas, NV
2000 Mr. Olympia--4th Las Vegas, NV
2001 Mr. Olympia--4th Las Vegas, NV
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