#9 MIKE FRANCOIS
IFBB contest wins: 4
Number of Mr. Olympia apperances: 3
Highest Mr. Olympia placing: 7th
Massive Mike Francois won his first four pro shows (spread out over two years) and placed seventh in his Mr. Olympia debut in 1995. Armed with an XL-frame sporting some of the thickest lats, traps, lumbars, and quads of his day, Francois competed for just two more years before retiring due to health complications (ulcerative colitis). In his final year of competition in 1997, he placed third at both the San Jose Pro and the Arnold Classic, and 11th at the Mr. Olympia. He remains active in the sport, promoting the NPC Mike Francois Classic in Ohio.