Every Winner of the Fitness Olympia

There are six women’s divisions in the IFBB Pro League. It’s hard to imagine an Olympia weekend without all the athletes in those divisions taking the stage and presenting their best physiques. However, it wasn’t long ago that only one division, Ms. Olympia, saw women stepping on stage. 

That changed in 1995 with the introduction of the Fitness Olympia, a unique competition that was part of a bodybuilding competition and part gymnastics routine. After the posing round, athletes perform a routine that showcases strength, athleticism, and inspiration. The high-flying display of power and strength proved a success, and the Fitness division has since been a mainstay at the Olympia. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There have been 27 Fitness Olympia contests and 11 champions since its debut in 1995. Six of those champions only won the title once. The most decorated winner in the contest’s history is Adela Garcia, who has won the Fitness Olympia eight times. As of 2021, the last champion was Whitney Jones, who won it for the third time in her career. The results documented here came from the IFBB Pro League website and NPC News Online.

Every Fitness Olympia Winner

  • Mia Finnegan (1995)
  • Saryn Muldrow (1996)
  • Carol Semple-Marzetta (1997)
  • Monica Brant (1998)
  • Mary Yockey (1999)
  • Susan Curry (2000-2003)
  • Adela Garcia (2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2013)
  • Jen Hendershott (2005, 2008)
  • Oksana Grishina (2014-2017)
  • Whitney Jones (2018-2019, 2021)
  • Missy Truscott (2020)
Índice
  1. Every Fitness Olympia Winner
  • The 1990s — 5 Champions in 5 Years
    1. 1995
    2. 1996
    3. 1997
    4. 1998
    5. 1999
  • Susan Curry (2000-2003)
    1. 2000
    2. 2001
    3. 2002
    4. 2003
  • Adela Garcia (2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2013)
    1. 2004
    2. 2006
    3. 2007
    4. 2009
    5. 2010
    6. 2011
    7. 2012
    8. 2013
  • Jen Hendershott (2005, 2008)
    1. 2005
    2. 2008
  • Oksana Grishina (2014-2017)
    1. 2014
    2. 2015
    3. 2016
    4. 2017
  • Whitney Jones (2018-2019, 2021)
    1. 2018
    2. 2019
    3. 2021
  • Missy Truscott (2020)
  • The 1990s — 5 Champions in 5 Years

    This contest saw serious competition from the get-go. Throughout the first half-decade, the title changed hands every year. Mia Finnegan made history as the first Fitness Olympia winner. Next up was Saryn Muldrow in 1996, followed by Carol Semple-Marzetta in 1997. In 1998, Monica Brant took the title, and she is still revered as a legend in the sport of bodybuilding today. The 20th century concluded with Mary Yockey holding the title of Ms. Fitness Olympia in 1999.

    1995

    1. Mia Finnegan
    2. Carol Semple
    3. Saryn Muldrow
    4. Dale Tomita
    5. Denise Paglia
    6. Madonna Grimes
    7. Monica Brant
    8. Debbie Kruck
    9. Christine Tooze
    10. Penny Price
    11. Sharon Bruneau
    12. Maria Gonzalez
    13. Carmen Moreno

    1996

    1. Saryn Muldrow
    2. Mia Finnegan
    3. Karen Hulse
    4. Dale Tomita
    5. Carol Semple
    6. Teresa Hessler
    7. Monica Brant
    8. Michelle Bellini
    9. Debi Lee
    10. Claire Hillman

    1997

    1. Carol Semple
    2. Saryn Muldrow
    3. Lena Johannesen
    4. Susan Curry
    5. Dale Tomita
    6. Monica Brant
    7. Karen Hulse
    8. Teresa Hessler
    9. Carmen Moreno
    10. Alexandra Beres
    11. Timea Majorova
    12. Michelle Bellini
    13. Stephanie Worsfold
    14. Jennifer Collins
    15. Michele Ralabate

    1998

    1. Monica Brant
    2. Susan Curry
    3. Mary Yockey
    4. Saryn Muldrow
    5. Lena Johannesen
    6. Timea Majorova
    7. Debbie Lee-Stern
    8. Carmen Moreno
    9. Tina San Antonio
    10. Jennifer Worth
    11. Cristiana Casoni
    12. Alexandra Beres
    13. Stacy Simons
    14. Marietta Zigalova
    15. Claire Hillman

    1999

    1. Mary Yockey
    2. Kelly Ryan
    3. Susan Curry
    4. Monica Brant
    5. Timea Majorova
    6. Amanda Blank
    7. Lena Johannesen
    8. Melissa Frabiele
    9. Jennifer Worth
    10. Marietta Zigalova
    11. Stacy Simons
    12. Cristiana Casoni
    13. Madonna Grimes
    14. Ursula Buckanes-Henry

    Susan Curry (2000-2003)

    The turn of the century saw the first champion defend her title successfully. Susan Curry became the standard-bearer of Fitness in 2000, and she accumulated four consecutive titles — winning again in 2001, 2002, and finally in 2003.

    After her fourth consecutive victory on the big stage, Curry opted not to compete in 2004, thus ending her streak of world title victories. She left the sport as the first multiple-time winner, and her record of four wins would stand for the next seven years.

    2000

    1. Susan Curry
    2. Kelly Ryan
    3. Jennifer Worth
    4. Timea Majorova
    5. Adela Garcia (then known as Friedmansky)
    6. Shannon Meteraud
    7. Jennifer Hendershott
    8. Klaudia Kinska
    9. Lena Johannesen
    10. Melissa Frabielle
    11. Shena Forkner
    12. Stacy Simons
    13. Lisa Lowe

    2001

    1. Susan Curry
    2. Jennifer Worth
    3. Kelly Ryan
    4. Adela Garcia
    5. Timea Majorova
    6. Jennifer Hendershott
    7. Jennifer Hanke
    8. Stacy Simons
    9. Aleksandra Kobielak
    10. Laura Mak
    11. Nicole Hobbs
    12. Melissa Frabielle

    2002

    1. Susan Curry
    2. Kelly Ryan
    3. Jennifer Worth
    4. Adela Garcia
    5. Jennifer Hendershott
    6. Stacy Hylton
    7. Tracey Greenwood
    8. Shannon Meteraud
    9. Christine Bergeron
    10. Tanji Johnson
    11. Anna Level
    12. Stacy Simons
    13. Laurie Vaniman
    14. Lisa Reed
    15. Aleksandra Kobielak

    2003

    1. Susan Curry
    2. Kelly Ryan
    3. Adela Garcia
    4. Tracey Greenwood
    5. Jennifer Hendershott
    6. Anna Level
    7. Klaudia Kinska
    8. Stacy Hylton
    9. Julie Palmer
    10. Jennifer Worth
    11. Kim Klein
    12. Stacy Simons
    13. Shannon Meteraud
    14. Kim Odiatu

    Adela Garcia (2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2013)

    Adela Garcia had been trying to win the title since 2001. It would take Curry retiring before Garcia claimed the title for herself. In the following years, she would be in a competitive rivalry with Jen Hendershott, who would take the title one year later.

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    In 2006, Garcia became the first champion to regain the title after losing it, but her run would be derailed two years later when she had to miss the 2008 contest. However, she would get back on track after her return in 2009 and remained atop the sport until 2013, when she retired after winning Olympia number eight.

    Garcia had planned to return to the Olympia in 2020 but was unable to compete due to an injury. It remains unknown if she attempts to compete at the Olympia again as of 2022.

    2004

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Jen Hendershott
    3. Kelly Ryan
    4. Kim Klein
    5. Tracey Greenwood
    6. Julie Palmer
    7. Stacey Hylton
    8. Tanji Johnson
    9. Mindy O’Brien
    10. Anna Level
    11. Klaudia Kinska
    12. Stacy Simons
    13. Jennifer Hanke
    14. Teri Mooney

    2006

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Kim Klein
    3. Jen Hendershott
    4. Tanji Johnson
    5. Tracey Greenwood
    6. Julie Palmer
    7. Julie Childs
    8. Angela Monteleone-Semsch
    9. Mindi O’Brien
    10. Rediane Da Silva
    11. Deana Lee
    12. Amy Haddad
    13. Heidi Fletcher

    2007

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Kim Klein
    3. Jen Hendershott
    4. Tanji Johnson
    5. Tracey Greenwood
    6. Julie Palmer
    7. Oksana Grishina
    8. Julie Lohre
    9. Julie Childs
    10. Mindi OBrien
    11. Stacy Simons
    12. Bethany Gainey
    13. Regiane Da Silva
    14. Angela Monteleone-Semsch
    15. Heidi Fletcher

    2009

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Tanji Johnson
    3. Tracey Greenwood
    4. Julie Palmer
    5. Tina Durkin
    6. Myriam Capes
    7. Shannon Meteraud
    8. Nicole Duncan
    9. Regiane Da Silva
    10. Trish Warren
    11. Mindi O’Brien

    2010

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Tanji Johnson
    3. Trish Warren
    4. Myriam Capes
    5. Oksana Grishina
    6. Bethany Wagner
    7. Tina Durkin
    8. Regiane Da Silva
    9. Nicole Duncan
    10. Camala Rodriguez
    11. Shannon Meteraud
    12. Mia Finnegan
    13. Kizzy Vaines (tie for 12th)
    14. Yenny Polanco

    2011

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Tanji Johnson
    3. Myriam Capes
    4. Tina Durkin
    5. Oksana Grishina
    6. Michelle Blank
    7. Bethany Cisternino
    8. Jodi Boam
    9. Camala Rodriguez
    10. Nicole Duncan
    11. Diana Monteiro
    12. Regiane Da Silva
    13. Kizzy Vaines

    2012

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Oksana Grishina
    3. Tina Durkin
    4. Myriam Capes
    5. Tanji Johnson
    6. Bethany Wagner
    7. Ryall Graber
    8. Camala Rodriguez
    9. Regiane Da Silva
    10. Kizzy Vaines
    11. Vanda Hadarean
    12. Danielle Ruban
    13. Jodi Boam
    14. Fiona Harris
    15. Nicole Duncan

    2013

    1. Adela Garcia
    2. Oksana Grishina
    3. Tanji Johnson
    4. Myriam Capes
    5. Bethany Wagner
    6. Trish Warren
    7. Ryall Graber
    8. Regiane Da Silva
    9. Whitney Jones
    10. Michelle Blank
    11. Nataline Planes
    12. Fiona Harris
    13. Diana Monteiro

    Jen Hendershott (2005, 2008)

    Hendershott had been considered a contender for several years before winning her first Olympia in 2005. Garcia’s second wave of dominance short-stopped any more victories for Hendershott, but she placed third in both 2006 and 2007.

    However, in 2008, Garcia wasn’t in attendance, and Hendershott left Las Vegas, NV, as the champion that year, and it was her swan song. 

    2005

    1. Jen Hendershott
    2. Kim Klein
    3. Adela Garcia
    4. Tracey Greenwood
    5. Julie Palmer
    6. Debbie Czempinski
    7. Julie Childs
    8. Mindi O’Brien
    9. Angela Monteleone-Semsch
    10. Tanji Johnson
    11. Stacy Simons

    2008

    1. Jen Hendershott
    2. Tracey Greenwood
    3. Kim Scheideler
    4. Julie Palmer
    5. Tanji Johnson
    6. Regiane Da Silva
    7. Mindi O’Brien
    8. Laticia Jackson
    9. Trish Warren
    10. Erin Riley
    11. Nicole Duncan
    12. Heidi Fletcher
    13. Stacy Simons

    Oksana Grishina (2014-2017)

    Oksana Grishina had been in the mix at the Fitness Olympia for quite some time, but she wouldn’t win it until 2014. However, her reign may be among the most memorable in the division’s history.

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    While Grishina isn’t the winningest champion, her performances are considered by many to be the most entertaining. After four years atop the division, Grishina opted to retire following the 2017 Olympia. She returned to the stage in 2020 and 2021 to attempt to win number five, but she was unsuccessful on both attempts.

    2014

    1. Oksana Grishina
    2. Regiane Da Silva
    3. Tanji Johnson
    4. Bethany Wagner
    5. Myriam Capes
    6. Fiona Harris
    7. Trish Warren
    8. Whitney Jones
    9. Danielle Ruban
    10. Marta Aguiar
    11. Amanda Hatfield
    12. Somkina Liudmila

    2015

    1. Oksana Grishina
    2. Tanji Johnson
    3. Myriam Capes
    4. Regiane Da Silva
    5. Bethany Wagner
    6. Michelle Blank
    7. Fiona Harris
    8. Ryall Graber
    9. Whitney Jones
    10. Marta Aguiar
    11. Chika Aluka
    12. Kristine Duba
    13. Sarah Kovach
    14. Missy Terwilliger

    2016

    1. Oksana Grishina
    2. Tanji Johnson
    3. Regiane Da Silva
    4. Whitney Jones
    5. Bethany Wagner
    6. Fiona Harris
    7. Ariel Khadr
    8. Kristine Duba
    9. Dominique Matthews
    10. Aurika Tyrgale
    11. Marta Aguiar
    12. Rebecca Sizemore
    13. Derina Wilson
    14. Jeanine Taddeo

    2017

    1. Oksana Grishina
    2. Myriam Capes
    3. Regiane Da Silva
    4. Ryall Graber
    5. Bethany Wagner
    6. Fiona Harris
    7. Ariel Khadr
    8. Derina Wilson
    9. Pila Pajunen
    10. Sally Kendall-Williams
    11. Emma Paveley
    12. Giorgia Foroni
    13. Diana Monteiro

    Whitney Jones (2018-2019, 2021)

    Jones made her Olympia debut in 2013 and slowly worked her way up the ranks. She missed the 2017 Olympia due to a neck injury, which meant she wasn’t seen as a major threat to win the Olympia in 2018 when she returned.

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    However, Jones shocked the world and won the title in Las Vegas that year. She was dominant in 2019 and repeated as champion. 2020 would see the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant the contest was moved to Orlando, FL. Jones placed third that year to champion Missy Truscott and the returning Grishina.

    One year later, Jones put on the show of her life, winning both the physique and routine rounds to regain the title. This made her the third woman to do so in the Fitness division.

    2018

    1. Whitney Jones
    2. Ryall Graber
    3. Myriam Capes
    4.  Missy Farrell
    5. Bethany Wagner
    6. Darrian Borello
    7. Ariel Khadr
    8. Jennifer Worth
    9. Giorgia Foroni
    10. Jaclyn Baker
    11. Kate Errington
    12. Allison Ethier
    13. Sara Kovach
    14. Emma Paveley
    15. Danielle Chikeles

    2019

    1. Whitney Jones
    2. Missy Truscott
    3. Ryall Graber
    4. Jaclyn Baker
    5. Tiffany Chandler
    6. Jeanine Taddeo
    7. Marta Aguiar
    8. Darrian Borello
    9. Jennifer Worth
    10. Sara Kovach
    11. Tamara Vahn
    12. Liudmila Somkina
    13. Minna Pujalahti

    2021

    1. Whitney Jones
    2. Missy Truscott
    3. Oksana Grishina
    4. Ariel Khadr
    5. Jaclyn Baker
    6. Tamara Vahn
    7. Sara Kovach
    8. Darrian Borrello
    9. Minna Pujalahti
    10. Aurika Tyrgale
    11. Derina Wilson
    12. Alix Small
    13. Debbie Fowler

    Missy Truscott (2020)

    The uniqueness of her routine and the density of her physique made Truscott unbeatable in 2020. She is the first Canadian to win the Fitness Olympia, and she hopes to become the fou

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