National Heroes

The 12 Greatest NPC National Champions of All Time



IFBB contest wins: 7

Number of Mr. Olympia apperances: 8

Highest Mr. Olympia placing: 5th

After placing fourth in the heavyweight class of the 1995 Nationals, Toney Freeman disappeared from the sport until 2001, when he placed eighth in the super-heavyweight class of the Nationals. The following year he secured both class and overall to earn his pro card, and after three years of hanging around
the bottom portion of top-10 lineups, he won the 2006 Europa Super Show. In 2007 he added wins in both the Ironman Pro and Sacramento Pro to his résumé, placed third at the Arnold Classic, but then slid to a disappointing 14th at the Mr. O. The X-Man bounced back in 2008, winning the Europa Super Show and Tampa Pro, and placing a career-best (so far) fifth at the Olympia. With his wide delts, small waist, and sweeping quads, Freeman is still pushing strong at age 47.

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