The Legion of Olympians

The Legion of Olympians is SIX IFBB Pro League, Olympia title holders who unleashed their inner superhero. They are the very best. Never letting failure slow them down and never taking their eye off the prize. But this particular group, they are special. They’ve reached the top and they will pull you up with them. Because while being Mr. or Ms. Olympia may seem like the pinnacle, it is merely a step toward the heavens. A true superhero, helps those in need, a true superhero sees a bigger picture and this they will share with you at the Legion Sports Fest. This will be their Legacy.

We join forces with 4x Ms. Fitness Olympia, Oksana Grishina, 3x Ms. Bikini Olympia, Ashley Kaltwasser, the first ever Classic Physique Mr. Olympia, Danny Hester, the first ever Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia Mark Anthony, Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, and 8x Ms. Olympia, Lenda Murray. Visit our Schedule page to join them for special appearances throughout the Legion Sports Fest Weekend.


In addition to the Legion of Olympians, you will see many more of your favorite fitness celebrities such as Mike O’Hearn, Cydnee Gillon, Bojana Vasiljevic, Chris Cormier, Shawn Ray, Lonnie Teper, Sergio Olivia, Jr, Tom Platz, Tiny Meeker, Henzo Gracie, Cesar Gracie, Samir Bannout, Brett Azar, Eric the Trainer and many more!

Athletes of the Legion of Olympians


Ashley Kaltwasser

Ashley qualified for the 2013 Ms. Bikini Olympia, hoping to break the top 10 in a competition that features the most elite bikini athletes in the world. Ashley did more than make the top 10; she was declared the winner, earning her most prestigious title to date, Ms. Bikini Olympia. She was the first rookie to ever win this title. That honor was followed by a history-making win at the Feb. 2014 invitation-only Arnold Classic. 

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Danny     Hester

Danny Hester is a professional bodybuilder from California. He’s won a number of competitions, nd has become a classic physique competitor and champion. Danny Hester is the first ever Classic Physique Olympia champion.


Danny will be competing in the IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Show on Saturday, November 18 and provding a free Classic Physique and Bodybuilding seminar at the FLEXPO Seminar Stage Sunday at 9:15

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Dexter Jackson

Dexter Jackson also known as “The Blade” is the most winningness IFBB Pro Bodybuilder in history with over 74 top 5 wins includeing the Mr. Olymoia Title and 9 Arnold Classic wins.

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Lenda     Murray

Lenda Murray is the first Ms. Olympia to earn the title 8 times! Acclaimed as the finest female bodybuilder in the world, Murray exudes an unparalleled combination of beauty, shape, development, and pure athletic achievement. All achieved with class and femininity. 

Mark     Anthony

Mark Anthony was the “First Ever” Men’s Physique Olympia Champion. His vision is to help athletes in the NPC grow, continually better themselves and to encourage people to always follow their dreams. Mark Anthony currently coaches 3 top-ranked IFBB Pro Men’s Physique athletes on his roster, along with several NPC national level competitors.

Mark will be competing in the IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Show on Saturday, November 18.

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Oksana Grishina

Oksana Grishina is the premier IFBB Fitness athlete known as the best fitness competitor in the world. She is the current title holder of both Ms. Fitness Olympia and Ms. Fitness International. Oksana is a 4 time Ms. Fitness Olympia champion.

Join Oksana at the “Oksana Grishina Pole Fitness Classic” at 12:00 PM at the Fitness Fashion Stage. On Sunday at 11:00 AM on the Fitness Fashion Stage she offers, “Master Dance Class with Ms. Fitness Olympia Oksana Grishina”. Finally, catch her original, never-before-seen, performance during IFBB Finals.

Look for These Celebrities at the Legion Sports Fest

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Mike O’Hearn

Mike is a real-life superhero and a renaissance man in the flesh. Mike holds 4 Mr. Universe titles and was voted one of the 12 greatest physiques of all time by the fitness industry. Mike is a true champion, well-rounded athlete who has graced over 500 fitness covers (second to Arnold Schwarzenegger), actor and community ambassador.

Some of Mike’s accolades include:

  • Appeared on Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Days of Our Lives, and more
  • 4x California Power Lifting Champion
  • 4x Mr. Natural Universe
  • Mr. America
  • Mr. International
  • Mr. World
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Renzo Gracie

Renzo Gracie is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A member of the Gracie family of Brazil, Renzo is a 6th Degree Black in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr.  In mixed martial arts, Renzo has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships, K-1, RINGS, and International Fight League (head-coaching the New York Pitbulls). He holds notable victories over five former UFC Champions: Frank Shamrock (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion), Carlos Newton (UFC Welterweight Champion), Pat Miletich (UFC Welterweight Champion), Maurice Smith (UFC Heavyweight Champion), and Oleg Taktarov (UFC 6 Tournament Winner)

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Tom Platz

Known as the Golden Eagle, Quad Father, and Quadzilla in the bodybuilding world, Tom Platz is also known for his incredible legs and successful career as a professor and company director. Tom’s dedicated his life to fitness ever since the age of 9 years old. He caught the bug and never looked back. He not only competed for many years, he’s also one of the most sought-after speakers in the bodybuilder industry.


Join Tom and Sergio Olivia Jr. for, “Beyond the Myth with Tom Platz & Sergio Jr” at the FLEXPO Seminar Stage on Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 AM.

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Shawn Ray

In over 30 major bodybuilding competitions, Ray only failed to place in the top five once. Signing his first professional bodybuilding sponsor contract in 1988, Ray has been featured in six video documentaries; Lifestyles of the Fit & Famous (Biopic), Final Countdown (Contest Prep for Olympia 1998), Inside & Out– Behind the Muscle, a look at his daily life on the Pro Circuit, To The Extreme (Training Video) Best of Shawn Ray (History of Shawn Ray). “Fitness After 40” which is a biographical and documentary instyle, showcases Shawn’s life after the competitive stage being married with his first child while getting back on the Horse and getting in shape.

Shawn was the Co-Master of Ceremonies for the 2006 and 2007 Mr. Olympia Competitions held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He placed in the top five at the Mr. Olympia competition for twelve consecutive years from 1990 to 2001, two of those being first runner-up finishes.

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Placentia, Ca.

– El Dorado High School 84
– Fullerton Community College 84-86
– Mt. San Antonio Community College 86
– Cal State Fullerton 86-88
– Social Psychology

Bodybuilding Titles:
– Teenage National Champion 85
– Jr. World Champion 85
– Mr. California Champion 87
– American National Champion 87
– Pro Ironman Winner 90
– 2x Arnold Classic Winner
90 & 91
– 12X Mr. Olympia Top 5 Finalist
– Hall of Fame Pro Bodybuilder Inductee 07′

Promotions/ Marketing:
NPC Contest Promoter;
– NPC Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic
– NPC Shawn Ray Shanghai Classic
– NPC Shawn Ray India Classic
– Realleader Equipment Spokesman
– Generation Iron Analyst/ Producer
– Master of Ceremonies
– G6 Sports Nutrition / Consultant
– Manalife Energy/ Consultant
– Gripped Fitness Audio/ Representative
– Realleader Gym Eq. USA/ China Ambassador
CEO, Shawn Ray Productions:
88- Present:

Producer Videos/DVDs:
-Lifestyles of the Fit & Famous
– To The Extreme
– Best of Shawn Ray
– Final Countdown
– Inside & Out “Behind the Muscle”
– Fitness After 40

– Evolution of Bodybuilding
(History of Mr. Olympia Documentary)
– ASF 25
(History of Arnold Classic Documentary)


Bojana Vasiljevic

Bojana “The Serbian Princess” Vasiljevic is a Top-rated IFBB Figure pro who has recently won the IFBB Pro Figure Division at the IFBB Los Angeles as well, she is a 2x Olympia competitor and earned Top 5 at the Arnold Fitness International in Columbus, Ohio. She is a master figure posing coach and personal trainer. She also starred in the reality mini-series “Taboo“.

Chris Cormier

Chris “Real Deal” Cormier became an IFBB professional body builder in 1993 after winning the overall title at the NPC USA Championships. Few bodybuilders have had a career as illustrious as Chris, who went on to participate internationally in over seventy professional competitions, taking the overall title in eleven and placing in the top 5 an astounding fifty-two times.

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Sergio Oliva, Jr.

Sergio Oliva Jr is a professional bodybuilder from the United States. He’s the son of the legendary 3-time Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva, also known as The Myth.

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Brett Azar

Brett Azar is known for his work on Terminator Genisys (2015), Jessica Jones (2015) and The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015).

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Scot Mendelson

Scot Mendelson is an American armwrestler and powerlifter, who specializes in the bench press. He has broken multiple world records and is currently the raw (unassisted) world record holder in the 308-pound weight class with 701 lb bench press since 2002 and the equipped world record holder in the 275-pound class with 1,031 lb bench press since 2009. He also held the all-time world record in the raw bench press, regardless of weight class with 715 lb for 8 years. Working as a self-employed personal trainer, he runs his own gym called Mendy’s Gym.


Vazgen Soghoyan

Vazgen Soghoyan is a professional armwrestler from Armenia. He lives in the United States and competes in the Professional Armwrestling League. Vazgen has won 1st place prizes in many tournaments in US also he is the winner of world armwrestling championships for many times.

Visit our Schedule Page to see when and where to see your favorite celebrities. Check back often for updates!