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Gunter Schlierkamp
Gunter Schlierkamp

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G√ľnter Schlierkamp, a renowned German IFBB professional bodybuilder, boasts a fascinating journey that has taken him from the quiet farms of Olfen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, to the global stage of competitive bodybuilding.

Born on February 2, 1970, in Olfen, Germany, G√ľnter Schlierkamp spent his early years on a farm in his hometown. The backdrop of farm life instilled in him the values of hard work, discipline, and resilience, which would serve as a strong foundation for his future endeavors in the world of bodybuilding.

In 1996, Schlierkamp made a pivotal decision in his life. He married Carmen Jourst and embarked on a journey that led him to the United States. This bold move marked a significant turning point in his life and career. However, by 2003, G√ľnter and Carmen had divorced, and Schlierkamp’s life took another notable turn.

Four years later, in March 2007, G√ľnter Schlierkamp entered into a marriage with American personal trainer Kim Lyons. This union not only added a new dimension to his personal life but also had an impact on his career.

Throughout his career, Schlierkamp demonstrated a relentless commitment to improving his body and competitive standing. After securing a fourth-place finish at the 2005 Mr. Olympia contest, he decided to elevate his training by collaborating with legendary trainer Charles Glass. This was not the first time Schlierkamp had trained with Glass; they had previously worked together in 2002, with Schlierkamp impressively finishing above 8-time Mr. Olympia champion Ronnie Coleman at the GNC Show of Strength.

Hoping to gain a competitive edge for the 2006 Mr. Olympia Title, Schlierkamp diligently trained with Glass. However, despite his dedication, he was unable to surpass his previous year’s performance and ultimately finished in 10th place. Despite this outcome, Schlierkamp’s commitment to pushing his limits in the sport of bodybuilding remained unwavering.

In addition to his achievements in bodybuilding, G√ľnter Schlierkamp expanded his horizons by delving into the world of cinema. In 2006, he landed a role in the American movie “Beerfest,” a production released by the Broken Lizard comedy group. This endeavor added another dimension to his multifaceted career.

Known by the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” G√ľnter Schlierkamp has made an indelible mark on the bodybuilding world. With a height of 6 feet 1 1/2 inches and a contest weight ranging from 295 to 300 pounds, he commanded attention on the stage. During his off-season, his weight typically ranged from around 325 to 330 pounds, reflecting the dedication and discipline that defined his career.

G√ľnter Schlierkamp’s journey from a German farm to becoming a prominent IFBB professional bodybuilder serves as an inspiring story of determination, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of bodybuilding. His life story continues to be an inspiration for aspiring bodybuilders and individuals seeking to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams.

Gunter Schlierkamp Contest History


German Championships, Junior Overall Winner
German Championships, Junior – Tall, 1st


European Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st
German Championships, HeavyWeight, 1st


World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st


Grand Prix England – IFBB, 8th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 8th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place


Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix Ukraine – IFBB, 10th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 11th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 11th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 9th


Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 6th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, Disqualified
Night of Champions – IFBB, 9th
San Jose Pro Invitational – IFBB, 11th


Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 10th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place
San Francisco Pro – IFBB, 9th
Toronto Pro – IFBB, 6th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 9th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 5th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 4th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 12th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 6th


Grand Prix England – IFBB, 10th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 9th
Olympia – IFBB, 15th
Toronto Pro – IFBB, 6th


Olympia – IFBB, 5th
Show of Strength Pro Championships – IFBB, Winner


Grand Prix England – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 5th
Show of Strength Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 6th


Olympia – IFBB, 4th


Olympia – IFBB, 10th

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