About Chris Cormier
Born: August 19, 1967
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA
Residence: Venice, California, USA
Nickname: The Real Deal
Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Off Season Weight: 285 lbs (129 kg)
Competition Weight: 252 lbs (114 kg)
Arms: 22″ (56 cm)
Thighs: 33″ (84 cm)
Calves: 21″ (53 cm)
Waist: 32″ (81 cm)
Chest: 52″ (132 cm)
“In the Year 1979, I pickup my first dumbbell. At the time I was 120lbs and a height of 5′ 5. I began gaining 20 pounds in one year. The following summer I grew 5 inches now at 5′ 10″s, I was 145lbs. Then as the years went on, I played football and did some wrestling. Track & field also became part of my enjoyment of sports.
In high school, my teacher Ms. Laura looked me up and down and then said, “You should try Body Building.” I said “really???????” Her boyfriend trained and was an old school bodybuilder. He gave me a stack of magazines and said read!!. I was a shy boy and putting on those little trunks and getting on stage in front of people, was not going to be easy.
I had my first show coming in 1984, and it came and went… I couldn’t do it. I watched and was upset that it was such an easy class. I would have won without any doubt. The following year I was 17 at the time of my first show. I took 4th place out of a group of 13 teen competitors as I did my first show of many to come.
As a teen, I wanted to know everything I could about competition, and in the following year of 1986, I won the same show the hometown Mr. Teen Palm Springs. I did 7 shows in a row, and I won almost every show. I just wanted to be a master up there. I eventually took 3rd in the California.
The next year I won the Teen Mr. California competition and the Light Heavy National title. The more I did, the more I wanted. I began to set goals for my self, both short and long term and I move to Venice, CA.
As I improved and fine-tuned my Body Building, I won the men’s Mr. California in 1990. The following year was my first Mr. USA and in 1991 and I placed 4th which made me want it even more. As my hunger grew, I knew I needed more size. I was patient and trained harder than ever for size. 1993 came fast, and I won the Mr. USA.
In 1994 did my first Pro show the Pro Ironman, I took 2nd, and the next week I placed 4th in the Arnold Classic. My first Mr. Olympia I was 6th, which I was very happy with and I took off from there. Held a record in over 70 pro competitions and the top 3 for 50% of my competitions. This was together with a record 54 pose downs.” Chris Cormier.
Mr. & Masters Olympia Results
- 1994 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 6th
- 1995 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 6th
- 1996 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 7th
- 1997 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 8th
- 1998 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 6th
- 1999 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 3rd
- 2001 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 5th
- 2002 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 3rd
- 2004 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 7th
- 2005 – IFBB Mr. Olympia: 13th
- 1987 – NPC Teen National LHW
- 1993 – NPC USA Championship
- 1997 – IFBB Night of Champions
- 1999 – IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational
- 2000 – IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational
- 2001 – IFBB Grand Prix Australia
- 2001 – IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational
- 2001 – IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational
- 2002 – IFBB Grand Prix Australia
- 2002 – IFBB Grand Prix Austria
- 2002 – IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational
- 2003 – IFBB Grand Prix Australia
- 2005 – IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational