- 2002 Masters Olympia - 1st
- 2001 MASTERS OLYMPIA - 2nd
- 2001 Masters Mr. Olympia - 2nd
- 1995 NPC Masters National - 1st
- 1995 ARK State Overall - 1st
- 1994 ARK State Masters - 1st
After 14 years of building his business, at age 34 Don Youngblood decided to allow himself some time to pursue a personnel hobby. He chose bodybuilding and took to it like a duck to water. At an age when most Pro's are winding up their careers, Don was just beginning.
In 1994 he won the Arkansas State Masters Bodybuilding Championship. In 1995 he won the Arkansas State Overall Bodybuilding Championship, then in August of 1995 he won the NPC Masters National Overall Bodybuilding Championship, were he received his Pro Status.
In 2001 he placed 2nd in the IFBB Masters Mr. Olympia being defeated by only 2 points. Don was 8 points ahead after beating Vince Taylor in the symmetry and muscularity round. Don was edged out in the posing round of competition by a narrow 2-point margin. The 2001 Masters Olympia was Dons first ever-professional competition.
Major Win: 1995 NPC Masters National Overall Champion
Role Model in Bodybuilding: Lee Haney
Bodybuilders Whose Physiques You Most Admire: Ronnie Coleman
Bodybuilders Whose Personality You Most Admire: Lee Haney
Highlight Of My Career: Having the opportunity to compete at the Masters Mr. Olympia
Biggest Disappointment of My Career: Losing the 2001 Masters Mr. Olympia after winning the symmetry & muscularity rounds by 8 points and losing the 2 final posing rounds due by my inexperience. But losing to someone as great as Vince Taylor made it a bittersweet experience.
Best Bodypart: I can't say I feel like my physique is very complete.
Worst Bodypart: Glutes
Favourite Exercise: Incline bench which I can do single reps with 600 lbs.
Least-Favourite Exercise: Stiff leg dead lifts
Traits You Admire Most In Others: Humility
Traits You Admire Most In Yourself: Dedication
Favourite City: Paris and Rome
Favourite Actor: Tom Hanks
Favourite Food: Pancakes
Favourite Car: My 1968 SS 396 Camero
Idea of Perfect Vacaction: Scuba diving with my family in Couzmel, MX
What You Would Want To Be If Not In Bodybuilding: Just what I am when I'm not Bodybuilding, running my Trucking Business.
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