Shawn Ray

Background

shawn ray

I have been competing for 17 years non-stop and have yet to fulfill my ultimate destiny of becoming Mr. Olympia. Experience has taught me to never give up on my dreams and fight 'til the end. When I began to realize bodybuilding was my career, I predicted by age 30 I would be done and on to something new and equally challenging. At age 34, reality tells me that if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. Bodybuilding is what I am good at.

I love my job, it's what dreams are made of and believe me, I feel more accomplished with what I have done than what many could only hope for. However, at age 34 I still have no Sandow trophy to show for all my hard work.

My focus when training for competition is second to none but when I am not training life's responsibilities are taking precedence over bodybuilding i.e.: planning for the future, a family, recreation, exploration, crosstraining and so on. True, I have plenty of gas left in my tank, yet I realize I am more than just an athlete, competitor and bodybuilder.

Shawn Ray Articles:

    Shawn Ray Interview.
    by David Robson.
    "One of the most spectacular pro-bodybuilders of the latter part of the 20-century would be Shawn Ray - a man often referred to as having the perfect combination of mass and aesthetics. "

    A Preview Of The Shawn Ray Colorado Pro Am Classic.
    by David Robson.
    "Professional bodybuilder extraordinaire Shawn Ray is set to become bodybuilding promoter extraordinaire, as he works through the final stages of his Shawn Ray Colorado Pro Am Classic, which will take place over the 12 and 13th of May 2006."

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 215 lbs. contest, 230 lbs off season
E-Mail: Shawnquecomm@aol.com
Current Residence: Yorba Linda, California (home); Newport Beach, California (condo); Las Vegas, Nevada (townhouse).
Sponsors: Weider Nutrition - 12 years; Saranac Gloves - 8 years; Flex Equipment - 4 years; Max Muscle Clothing - 2 years.
Special Interest: Boxing; Football; Basketball; Gymnastics; Tennis, UFC Fighting, Music.1987 Mr. California--1 st Lightheavy & Overall
1987 National Championships--1 st Lightheavy & Overall
1988 Mr. Olympia--13 th Los Angeles
1990 Pro Ironman Champion--1 st Redondo Beach
1990 Arnold Classic--1 st (disqualified) Ohio
1990 Mr. Olympia--3 rd Chicago, IL
1991 Arnold Classic--1 st Ohio
1991 Mr. Olympia--5 th Orlando, FL
1992 Mr. Olympia--4 th Helsinki, Finland
1993 Mr. Olympia--3 rd Atlanta, GA
1994 Mr. Olympia--2 nd Atlanta, GA
1995 Mr. Olympia--4 th Atlanta, GA
1996 Pro Ironman--3 rd Redondo Beach, CA
1996 Arnold Classic--5 th Columbus, OH
1996 Mr. Olympia--2 nd Chicago, IL
1997 Mr. Olympia--3 rd Los Angeles, CA
1998 Mr. Olympia--5 th New York, NY
1999 Mr. Olympia--5 th Las Vegas, NV
2000 Mr. Olympia--4 th Las Vegas, NV
2001 Mr. Olympia--4 th Las Vegas, NV

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Articles

  • An Interview With IFBB Pro Figure Competitor Kristal Richardson!

    Shawn Ray spends a little time with Kristal Richardson. Here she answers questions about becoming a pro, the advantages of living on the west coast and more. More details follow.

  • An Interview With IFBB Figure Pro Heather Mae French!

    I had the recent pleasure of interview the one and only IFBB Figure Pro Heather Mae French. Learn how she feels about being the local gal and more.

  • An Interview With Colorado Pro Figure Champion Valerie Waugaman!

    I had the recent pleasure of interviewing IFBB Figure pro and returning Colorado Figure Champion Valerie Waugaman. Here she talks about accomplishments, expectations, challenges, and more...

  • An Interview With IFBB Figure Pro Mary Jo Cooke.

    Shawn Ray spends a little time with Mary Jo Cooke. Here she answers questions about becoming a pro, the advantages of living in southern California and more. More details follow.

  • An Interview With IFBB Figure Competitor Jill St. Laurent.

    I had the pleasure of interviewing new IFBB Figure pro Jill St. Laurent as she gets ready for her pro debut at the 2007 Colorado Pro. Learn more about her, how she got to this point and more...

  • An Interview With National Champion, John 'The Tank' Sherman.

    Shawn Ray spends a little time with John 'The Tank' Sherman, the 1992 Overall National Champion. Here he answers questions about coming back to competition and what he has been doing during his time away from the stage.

  • A Quick Interview With National Champion, Johnny Jackson.

    Here is a quick interview with National Champion, Johnny Jackson. See what he has been up to and what he needs in order to qualify for the Olympia. Learn more here...

  • An Interview With IFBB Pro, David Henry.

    Here is a quick interview with IFBB Pro, David Henry. See what he has been up to and what he needs in order to qualify for the Olympia. Learn more here...

  • An Interview With Mr. USA Dennis James!

    Here are five questions with some great answers in a quick interview with Mr. USA, Pro Dennis James. See what he has been up to and what he planned for the future.

  • An Interview With IFBB Pro Silvio Samuel!

    Silvio Samuel is still a rookie IFBB Pro and has made some amazing strides in a short time. Learn more about what he is doing and how his sponsors have given him motivation to work even harder!

  • Shawn Ray’s 2006 Colorado Pro Am Classic Review!

    I went into this project knowing all the things I love about our sport and the things I hate about it. Well in the end all of the help and experience paid off with a very successful show. Get my review right here!

  • Shawn Ray's 2004 Year In Review.

    I'd like to take a walk back down 2004 from beginning to the end, as I saw things taking place first hand in regard to individuals, competition, personal life, the sport of Bodybuilding and so on...

  • IFBB Pro's Visit South Africa: 2004 South Africa Muscle Camp.

    As promised the South African Invasion was nothing short of amazing!

  • Shawn Ray's 2003 Year In Review!

    It's that time of year again, where we take a look back at the events that took place over the past year and with pleasure I will do just that!

  • Shawn Ray's 2002 Year In Review!

    See what I thought happened at all the major competitions! Although I did not compete, I was their to give everyone support!