Achim Albrecht Gallery


Achim Albrecht (born 2 July 1962) is a German personal trainer and former bodybuilder and professional wrestler. He is best known for winning the over 90 kilograms category of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness Mr. Universe contest in Malaysia in 1990. In 1996, Albrecht transitioned to professional wrestling, where he appeared with North American promotions such as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) under the ring name Brakkus (also spelled Brakus) until retiring due to injury in 1999.


Achim Albrecht initially participated in rowing and weightlifting in his native Germany before shifting to bodybuilding in 1985. In 1989, Albrecht won the International German Bodybuilding Championships in Nuremberg, Bavaria. In 1990, he won the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) Mr. Universe contest (over 90 kilograms category) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In 1991, Albrecht relocated to the United States, where he signed a contract with Joe Weider, the co-founder of the IFBB. Albrecht competed on the bodybuilding circuit and authored articles on nutrition and body training for the magazines Flex and Muscle & Fitness.

He competed in the 1991 Mr. Olympia contest (placing ninth) and in the 1992 Arnold Classic contest (placing fourth). In mid-1992, Albrecht sustained a torn bicep while performing a barbell preacher curl that prevented him from competing in the 1992 Mr. Olympia contest. Upon recovering from the injury, Albrecht competed in the 1993 and 1994 Arnold Classic contests (placing tenth and eighth), the 1994 Mr. Olympia contest (placing seventeenth) and the 1996 IFBB Night of Champions contest (placing tenth).

In 2009, Albrecht was placed eighth in a historical ranking of the bodybuilders with the best quadriceps femoris muscles by Flex.


Achim Albrecht Contest History


World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st


Olympia – IFBB, 9th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 4th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 10th
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 7th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 4th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 8th
Olympia – IFBB, 17th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 5th


Houston Pro Championships – IFBB, 3rd
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 3rd


Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 4th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 10th

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