Gary Leonard

Gary Leonard

Bodybuilder

Gary Leonard was one of the top competitive bodybuilders of the 1980s. His huge frame and perfect symmetry was highly sought after by marketing agencies. He featured in many training magazines and competed for a total of almost 10 years.

Although he never made first place in any of his competitions, he’s still known for having one of the best physiques of the time. His rock hard body, symmetrical lines, and bulging abs stand as a testament to what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

Gary enjoyed competing, training, and the life of a bodybuilder. Some say that he was on par with Frank Zane and Steve Reeves. It’s clear to see that Gary was passionate about bodybuilding and creating a physique of greatness.


Gary Leonard

Athletic Statistics

Full Name: Gary Leonard
NationalityProfessionEra
AmericanBodybuilder1980
NationalityAmerican
ProfessionBodybuilder
Era1980

 

Gary Leonard

Accomplishments

Competitions

  • 1980 IFBB World Amateur Championships 6th
  • 1983 IFBB World Pro 12th
  • 1985 IFBB Night Of The Champions 12th
  • 1986 IFBB Los Angeles Pro 8th
  • 1986 IFBB World Pro 7th
  • 1986 IFBB Night Of The Champions 14th
  • 1986 IFBB Olympia 15th
  • 1988 IFBB World Pro 9th
  • 1988 IFBB Niagra Falls Pro 10th
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix US Pro 7th
  • 1989 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals 14th

 

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See this dude was a good size…..he was ripped, defined and all in proportion….just like Arnie was.
These guys won awards for how well shaped they were – not just for being the biggest huggest “freak” on stage due to tons of steroids flowing through their contaminated veins.

Well done champ, well done !

Great article! Gary is my uncle. He not only was an amazing competitor, he is a great man! I just wanted to clarify, he did get the America in 1980. 🙂

Gary Leonard Bodybuilding Competition History

1978
Mr America – AAU, Tall, 3rd
Junior Mr America – AAU, Tall, 1st
Junior Mr USA – AAU, Tall, 1st

1979
Mr America – AAU, Tall, 1st
Mr California – AAU, Tall, 2nd
Junior Mr America – AAU, Tall, 2nd

1980
Mr America – AAU, HeavyWeight, 1st
Mr America – AAU, Overall Winner
Mr California – AAU, Tall, 3rd
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 6th

Gary, won Mr America and my friend Red Lerille also Mr America I believe in 1960, called Gary and asked if I could meet and hang out with him as my college in Lafayette, Louisiana was to play Fresno State. Gary not only let me hang out with him he took me to around and even to his house and was so great with his time and sincere kindness. It’s a life memory that I cherish! Gary is one of the greats! Thanks, Steve Hebert

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