March 7, 2015: It’s official: Steve “the Kingsnake” Kuclo is the latest IFBB Pro League bodybuilder to join AMI/Weider Publications!

Since earning his pro card in 2011, Kuclo has been at the forefront of a new crop of young athletes poised to dominate contest stages around the world. After an impressive third in his rookie year at the New York Pro, the Michigan native scored his first win at the 2013 Europa Supershow, in his adopted hometown of Dallas, TX. That win earned him the right to stand on the sport’s ultimate stage, the Mr. Olympia, where he finished 14th. Vowing to use it as a learning experience, Kuclo hit the ground running in 2014, winning his second contest, the Arnold Classic Brasil. He then leapfrogged to ninth in the loaded Mr. Olympia lineup before heading overseas for the European Grand Prix tour.

Known for his exceptional strength and blue-collared work ethic in the gym, Kuclo has made steady improvements to his physique each year, all the more impressive as he juggles the demands of being a pro bodybuilder with his day job as a firefighter and paramedic for Dallas Fire and Recue. Having recently tied the knot with IFBB bikini pro Amanda Latona, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year and AMI/Weider Publications is happy to welcome him to the team.

"Steve is one of the brightest stars in the bodybuilding universe with a great future ahead of him," said Shawn Perine, Chief Content Director for the Enthusiast Group at American Media, Inc. "I'm excited to have him join the esteemed list of former and present Weider athletes."

Look for the Kingsnake to strike on August 28-29 at the IFBB Wings of Strength Alamo City Championships in San Antonio, TX. – FLEX