The Blade

Dexter Jackson

You know you’ve made it when a national qualifier NPC competition boasts your namesake — the Dexter Jackson Classic; an amateur bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique contest.


With more than two decades of bodybuilding accomplishments lining his shelves, it only made sense the legend would open the stage to the next generation of champions, in part mentoring their development.



Dexter ‘The Blade’ Jackson’s development began to take shape back in 1992 when he competed in his first NPC event, the Southern States Championship, where he took third place. He first competed professionally in the 1999 Arnold Classic, Night of Champions, and Mr. Olympia contests. Nearly a decade after his professional debut, Jackson made history in 2008 defeating the reigning two-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, and winning the Arnold Classic title all in the same year. He rounded out 2008 with wins at the Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, New Zealand Grand Prix and Russian Grand Prix.


In 2012, with 20 years on the competition circuit, Jackson placed fourth in Mr. Olympia, and won that year’s Masters Olympia at the age of 43, placing him alongside Chris Dickerson as the only bodybuilders to win titles in both the Mr. Olympia and Masters Olympia. The following year Jackson won his fourth Arnold Classic.

Place of Birth: Jacksonville, FL

Age: 54

Competition Weight: 218

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2019 IFBB Mr Olympia 4th
2018 IFBB Mr Olympia 7th
2018 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 2nd
2017 IFBB Mr Olympia 4th
2016 IFBB Olympia Europe 1st
2016 IFBB Prague Pro 3rd
2016 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 1st
2016 IFBB Mr Olympia 3rd
2016 IFBB New York Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Prague Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 1st
2015 IFBB Mr Olympia 2nd
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 1st
2014 IFBB San Marino Pro 3rd
2014 IFBB Prague Pro 2nd
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 3rd
2014 IFBB Mr Olympia 5th
2013 IFBB Prague Pro 2nd
2013 IFBB Mr Olympia 5th
2013 IFBB Australian Grand Prix 1st
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 1st
2012 IFBB Mr Olympia 4th
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Ohio 5th