John Hnatyschak

John Hnatyschak
John Hnatyschak

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John Hnatyschak Biography

John Hnatyschak, a prominent figure in the world of bodybuilding and an esteemed NPC National Judge and IFBB Pro League Judge, has carved an enduring legacy in the realm of physical fitness and competition. Currently residing in the picturesque coastal haven of Delray Beach, Florida, John stands as a beacon of excellence and a celebrated figure in the field.

John’s dedication to the sport has been underscored by the accolades and honors that have come his way. Among his notable achievements, he was honored with the prestigious Jean Massey Award at the Southern States Championships. This recognition is a testament to the esteem in which he is held by his peers, fellow officials, and the extended NPC family. It reflects his remarkable contributions and accomplishments over the years, which have left an indelible mark on the sport.

Physically, John Hnatyschak is an embodiment of his commitment to fitness. Standing at a height of 5’6″ and weighing a solid 175 pounds, he exemplifies the principles he holds dear. His dedication to health and physique is a source of inspiration for many aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts.

Born on the 12th of July, 1956, John’s journey into the world of bodybuilding began decades ago. Over the years, he has not only made a name for himself but has also shared his profound knowledge and expertise with others who share his passion. His multifaceted involvement in the sport has seen him wear various hats, from being a competitor to an esteemed judge, he’s played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of bodybuilding.

Among his crowning achievements is gracing the covers of prominent fitness and bodybuilding magazines. John Hnatyschak’s impressive physique and his contributions to the field have earned him coveted spots on the covers of publications such as Muscle Training Illustrated, Muscle Up, Flex, and IronMan. These accolades are a testament to his remarkable physical prowess and his influence on the industry.

John’s journey also took him to the grand stage of the Mr. Olympia and Masters Mr. Olympia competitions. Competing alongside the finest in the field, he showcased his unwavering commitment to excellence. It was in the arena of the 1983 NPC East Coast Championships that he demonstrated his mettle and prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the competition.

In the realm of bodybuilding, John Hnatyschak stands as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and dedication. His journey from a dedicated competitor to a respected judge and a source of inspiration for countless enthusiasts is a story that continues to motivate and inspire the next generation of bodybuilders and fitness aficionados.

John Hnatyschak Bodybuilding Contest History


East Coast Championships – NPC, Overall Winner
East Coast Championships – NPC, MiddleWeight, 1st
USA Championships – NPC, MiddleWeight, 4th

Nationals – NPC, MiddleWeight, 1st
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 1st

Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 10th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 11th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th

Chicago Pro Championships – IFBB, 3rd

Grand Prix US Pro – IFBB, 5th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 10th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 11th

Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 3rd

Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 6th

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