Jay Cutler wins his fourth Sandow in Las Vegas
September 25, 2010
In a dramatic decision that had the capacity crowd at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas rocking and roaring, Jay Cutler was announced the winner of the 2010 Mr. Olympia. The win marked Iron Jay's fourth in five years.
Throughout the weekend speculation abounded that the contest would come down to Cutler and Phil Heath, with experts and fans alike being nearly equally divided as to who would prevail. In the end it was Jay's mass that trumped Phil's classical lines.
Taking third was a highly impressive Branch Warren, who slipped a notch from his runner-up placing of last year. The Texas Tornado squeaked by a near-peak form Dexter Jackson, who also fell one placing from his third place spot of last year.
In what has to be considered a victory of sorts, Dennis Wolf rose from a DNP last year to fifth place this, and rounding out the top six was the contest's dark horse, Ronny Rockel.
Seventh place went to Kai Greene, who was noticeably off from his best condition. Victor Martinez came back from a knee injury to take eighth (accompanied by the loudest boos of the evening). Toney Freeman finished in ninth and Hidetada Yamagishi took tenth.
In the 202 Showdown, Kevin English made it two in a row as he edged David Henry. Brazil's Eduardo Correa filled the third place spot, Jose Raymond took fourth, Jason Arntz was fifth and Jaroslav Horvath rounded out the top six.
In addition to the competitive history made in Vegas tonight, 11 of the 12 Mr. Olympia winners (Arnold Schwarzenegger being the exception) took the stage along with Mr. Olympia founder Joe Weider in celebration of the contest's 45th anniversary.
Be sure to look for a full report on the entire Olympia weekend in bodybuilding's #1 publication, FLEX, at a newsstand near you.
MORE ABOUT OLYMPIA WEEKEND 2010
FOR OLYMPIA DVDs VISIT WWW.IFBBTV.COM!
202 SHOWDOWN WEIGH-INS
MR. OLYMPIA ATHLETES MEETING
OLYMPIA PRESS CONFERENCE
2010 MS OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY
2010 FITNESS OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY
2010 FIGURE OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY
2010 BIKINI OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY
FLEX BIKINI MODEL SEARCH CHAMPIONSHIPS GALLERY
2010 MR OLYMPIA PREJUDGING GALLERY
2010 202 SHOWDOWN PREJUDING GALLERY