The 2001 Mr. Olympia was an awesome experience for everybody who was there. The contest was exciting as promised and the expo was packed with fitness babes, free supplement samples and shirts, and bodybuilding pros. The following pictures will tell the whole story!
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Here are the top 5 competitors, 1st place on the left, 5th place on the right. These Avidan pictures are from backstage! CLICK HERE for TONS of pictures from backstage of the pre-judging. Click HERE for pictures from backstage of the finals!
The Bodybuilding.com booth was one of the most popular attractions at the entire Olympia Expo! Almost the entire day it was packed with people hoping to get an autograph or picture with Lee Priest, Cathy Priest, Tom Platz and fitness model Sherry Gideons! Lee Priest was not competing in the Olympia, and he said he was very sad that he was not. Lee knew he had a great chance to do some damage this year. Unfortunately, contract problems with Prolab distracted him too much. Don't worry, he is competing in the Arnold Class and the Ironman in 2002!
It was almost impossible to get through the crowds surrounding our booth! It was not like this at most other booths. We appreciate everybody who stopped by!
Monica Brant spent her time meeting her fans in the Universal Nutrition booth. She is always a huge attraction anywhere she goes. She is also one of the nicest people in the industry.
Another picture of the beautiful Monica Brant.
Kevin Levrone, who placed 3rd in the Mr. Olympia, wowed fans by posing down at the ABB booth. He was selling his FulBlown CDs also and many people snatched them up.
More pics of the exciting Kevin Levrone!
Here I am (Ryan DeLuca) on the left with Garrett Downing and my wife Bryna DeLuca. Garrett is a great guy and an amazing pro bodybuilder. Watch out for big things from him real soon. This picture was taken at the airport the day after the Olympia. He was there with his beautiful wife, AnnaMarie, who also is the designer of his awesome web site.
Wayne Demilia and me, with Lee Priest clowning around in the background! Wayne was the emcee again at the Olympia.
Paul Dillett spent some time talking with Lee and the Bodybuilding.com guys in our booth. He was promoting his new fitness girl web site.
Paul with me and him with two of his favorite fitness models. He's a lucky guy!
Everbody wanted the ear of the great Lonnie "The Swami" Teper. He correctly predicted that Juliette Bergman would win the Ms. Olympia! Watch for his Olympia pictures and news in another great issue of Ironman Magazine.