The 2023 Mr. Olympia event has etched its place in history by making Derek Lunsford the first-ever two-division champion, as he was crowned Mr. Olympia over the weekend. While fans watched four reigning champions defend their titles, it was a night of upsets as seven titleholders were dethroned. At the 2023 Mr. Olympia, the top five competitors in each category received a cash bonus. Below is a list of all the prizes awarded.
This Olympia was a spectacular show of talent and hard work. Every athlete put on an impressive display, proving why they deserved to be on the stage. The best of the best earned some serious cash for their diligence with the biggest prize going to those in the Men’s Open with the Mr. Olympia Lunsford taking home $400,000.
2023 Mr. Olympia (Men’s Open) Prize Money
The most anticipated division to take the stage this last weekend was the Men’s Open. Hadi Choopan, Derek Lunsford, and Samson Dauda proved to be the top three fighting for the title. After a strenuous night of posing it was Derek Lunsford who reigned supreme and was named Mr. Olympia. Having made the move from the 212 division to the Men’s Open, Lunsford has proven he is where he belongs while becoming the first bodybuilder to become a two-division champion.
Hadi was determined to defend the throne though he would unfortunately be forced to give it up and move into second place. Meanwhile, Samson Dauda moved up from last year’s sixth-place spot and secured third. Overall, all the athletes brought their absolute best and made the 2023 Mr. Olympia a memorable event.
- Winner – Derek Lunsford – $400,000
- Second Place – Hadi Choopan – $150,000
- Third Place- Samson Dauda – $100,000
- Fourth Place – Brandon Curry – $40,000
- Fifth Place – Andrew Jacked – $35,000
2023 212 Olympia Prize Money
Keone Pearson dominated the stage during pre-judging and rode the momentum into the finals. Pearson’s combination of conditioning and fullness were unmatched and saw him take first place, beating the reigning champion Shaun Clarida who would come in second.
- First Place – Keone Pearson – $50,000
- Second Place – Shaun Clarida – $20,000
- Third Place – Angel Calderon Frias – $10,000
- Fourth Place – Kerrith Bajjo – $6,000
- Fifth Place – Ahmad Ashkanani – $4,000
2023 Classic Physique Olympia Prize Money
The Classic Physique Olympia Champion Chris Bumstead was looking to earn his fifth title over the weekend. Having what most consider to be the epitome of what the division represents, he didn’t disappoint when he appeared on stage. Although Ramon Rocha Queiroz wouldn’t make it easy for the champ as he boasted insane shape and conditioning.
Regardless of Ramon Rocha’s incredible physique, Bumstead shined on stage and was able to secure his fifth Classic Physique title victory. Roman Rocha would secure a spot in second place while Urs Kalecinsky would come in third maintaining his position from last year.
- First Place – Chris Bumstead – $50,000
- Second Place – Ramon Rocha Querioz – $20,000
- Third Place – Urs Kalecinski – $12,000
- Fourth Place – Breon Ansley – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Terrence Ruffin – $6,000
2023 Men’s Physique Olympia Prize Money
While many expected Erin Banks to defend his title, his loss at the 2023 Legions Sports Fest Pro would, unfortunately, foreshadow the way things unraveled at the 2023 Mr. Olympia. Brandon Hendrickson, Ryan Terry, and Erin Banks would go head to head during the prejudging though it would be Ryan Terry who prevailed in the finals snagging a first-place finish. Fans would see Brandon Hendrickson maintain his second-place slot while Erin Banks would slip into third.
- First Place – Ryan Terry – $50,000
- Second Place – Brandon Hendrickson – $20,000
- Third Place – Erin Banks– $12,000
- Fourth Place – Emanuel Hunter – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Diogo Montenegro – $6,000
2023 Ms. Olympia Prize Money
Andrea Shaw brought her A-game to the stage where she effortlessly strutted her dense and symmetrical muscle build. Angela Yeo had no intention of giving her an easy night having brought an immensely improved package to her second Olympia appearance. While it was a hard-fought battle, Andrea Shaw would take the victory and earn her fourth Ms. Olympia title.
- First Place – Andrea Shaw – $50,000
- Second Place – Angela Yeo – $20,000
- Third Place – Alcione Barreto- $12,000
- Fourth Place – Sherry Priami – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Natalia Kovaleva – $6,000
2023 Figure Olympia Prize Money
Cydney Gillon was a showstopper on the 2023 Figure Olympia stage. Her impeccable conditioning and symmetry impressed the judges and saw to it that she clinched the title. Meanwhile, 2023 Masters Figure Olympia winner Jessica Reyes Padilla was hot on her tail coming in second place.
- First Place – Cydney Gillon – $50,000
- Second Place – Jessica Reyes Padilla – $20,000
- Third Place – Lola Montez- $12,000
- Fourth Place – Cherish Richardson – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Natalia Soltero – $6,000
2023 Fitness Olympia Prize Money
While many expected Missy Truscott to steal the show and take the title, she would unfortunately suffer a knee injury that opened the door to her competitors. Seizing the opportunity, Oksana Grishina displayed her endurance and agility following her injury at last year’s Olympia.
However, it was Taylor Learmont who raised eyebrows for her debut Olympia appearance where she would combine her shredded physique and spectacular fitness routine to secure a second-place finish.
- First Place – Oksana Grishina – $50,000
- Second Place – Taylor Learmont – $20,000
- Third Place – Jaclyn Baker- $12,000
- Fourth Place – Ariel Khadr – $7,000
- Fifth Place –Whitney Jones – $6,000
2023 Women’s Physique Olympia Prize Money
Sarah Villegas, who lost in 2022, battled the reigning champion Natalia Abraham Coelho for a chance to reclaim her title. In the end, Villegas would be the first Women’s Physique champion to win back her title while dethroning Coelho.
- First Place – Sarah Villegas – $50,000
- Second Place – Natalia Abraham Coelho – $20,000
- Third Place – Zana Benta – $12,000
- Fourth Place – Brooke Walker – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Anne-Lorraine Mohn – $6,000
2023 Wellness Olympia Prize Money
Francielle Mattos is the ideal image of the Wellness category. She has reigned supreme though her rival competitors gave her a run for her money this year. Having nearly lost to Isabelle Nunes, Mattos would secure the win by a narrow one-point margin.
- First Place – Francielle Mattos – $50,000
- Second Place – Isabelle Nunes – $20,000
- Third Place – Elisa Alcantara – $12,000
- Fourth Place -Rayane Fogal – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Giselle Machado – $6,000
2023 Bikini Olympia Prize Money
Reigning Champion Maureen Blanquisco had the monumental task of defending her title against three former Bikini champions. Blanquisco would display an impressive package but unfortunately, it wouldn’t be enough to defend the title. Jennifer Dorie boasted incredible shape that would earn her second Bikini Olympia victory.
- First Place – Jennifer Dorie – $50,000
- Second Place – Maureen Blanquisco – $20,000
- Third Place – Ashley Kaltwasser – $12,000
- Fourth Place -Lauralie Chapados – $7,000
- Fifth Place – Elisa Pecini – $6,000
2023 Wheelchair Olympia Prize Money
It was an impressive show for the Wheelchair division. While the reigning champion Harold Kelley put on a great show of upper body development it would be Karol Milewski who would ultimately win the title. While they didn’t announce the prize money amounts, listed below are the 2023 Wheelchair placements.
- First Place – Karol Milewski
- Second Place – Harold Kelley
- Third Place – Josue Fabiano Barreto Monteiro
- Fourth Place -Mohammadreza Tabrizi Nouri
- Fifth Place – Gabriele Andriulli
The 2023 Mr. Olympia was an action-packed event filled with incredibly talented athletes who showcased their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Now that the show is over, Fans can look forward to seeing their favorite bodybuilders compete at shows like the Arnold Classic, and the 2024 Mr. Olympia next October taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2023 Olympia Results
- 2023 Mr. Olympia Results All Divisions
- 2023 Mr. Olympia Results
- 2023 Men’s Physique Olympia Results
- 2023 Bikini Olympia Results
- 2023 Classic Physique Olympia Results
- 2023 Wheelchair Olympia Results
- 2023 212 Olympia Results
- 2023 Fitness Olympia Results
- 2023 Figure Olympia Results
- 2023 Women’s Physique Olympia Results
- 2023 Ms. Olympia Results
- 2023 Wellness Olympia Results