Some of the most memorable bodybuilders to date competed against each other in the 1991 Nationals Heavyweight Division.
THE BREAKDOWN: The greatest class in Nationals history featured an eight-time Mr. Olympia winner, two guys who finished second on multiple occasions, a third place finalist and a Masters Pro World winner, not to mention four future Hall of Famers.
It's hard to dispute the collective impact the crew competing in the heavies at the 1991 NPC Nationals had on bodybuilding. Overall winner Kevin Levrone, runner-up Ken "Flex" Wheeler and eight-time Mr. O Coleman form what is arguably the greatest top three lineup of any contest ever, pro included.
Although this show would prove to be Levrone's coronation into the pro ranks, Coleman would follow suit shortly after with a World Championships victory while Wheeler would rise to pro status the following year, at the NPC USAs.
With Masters Pro World champ Bob Cicherillo in sixth, future Hall of Famer Chris Cormier finishing in seventh and the incredible amateur Edgar Fletcher filling out the eighth spot, the heavyweight class at the 1991 NPC Nationals was truly the class of classes.
The final placements were as follows:
- 1st Kevin Levrone
- 2nd Ken (Flex) Wheeler
- 3rd Paul Demayo
- 4th Ronnie Coleman
- 5th Matt Mendenhall
- 6th Bob Cicherillo
- 7th Chris Cormier
- 8th Edgar Fletcher
- 9th Dean Caputo
- 10th John Sayegh