‘The Blade’ Dexter Jackson

About Dexter Jackson


Place of Birth: Jacksonville, FL

Leagues: IFBB

Competition Weight: 218 lbs

Age: 47   

You know you’ve made it when a national qualifier NPC competition boasts your namesake -- the Dexter Jackson Classic; an amateur bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique contest.


With more than two decades of bodybuilding accomplishments lining his shelves, it only made sense the legend would open the stage to the next generation of champions, in part mentoring their development.



Dexter ‘The Blade’ Jackson’s development began to take shape back in 1992 when he competed in his first NPC event, the Southern States Championship, where he took third place. He first competed professionally in the 1999 Arnold Classic, Night of Champions, and Mr. Olympia contests. Nearly a decade after his professional debut, Jackson made history in 2008 defeating the reigning two-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, and winning the Arnold Classic title all in the same year. He rounded out 2008 with wins at the Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, New Zealand Grand Prix and Russian Grand Prix.


In 2012, with 20 years on the competition circuit, Jackson placed fourth in Mr. Olympia, and won that year's Masters Olympia at the age of 43, placing him alongside Chris Dickerson as the only bodybuilders to win titles in both the Mr. Olympia and Masters Olympia. The following year Jackson won his fourth Arnold Classic.

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic 1st
2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix 1st
2013 IFBB Mr. Olympia 5th
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic 5th
2011 IFBB Flex Pro 2nd
2011 IFBB Arnold Classic 5th
2011 IFBB Mr. Olympia 6th
2011 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro
2011 IFBB FIBO Power Pro Germany 1st



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