With two second-place finishes within the Classic Physique Division on the final two Mr. Olympias (2020-2021), bodybuilder Terrence Ruffin is near climbing bodybuilding’s highest mountain. Judging by a current tease of his arm, shoulder, and chest definition, alongside together with his basic upper-body energy and conditioning — it appears the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League athlete may lastly be prepared to achieve the summit.

On July 6, 2022, Ruffin shared a teasing preview of the place his upper-body physique stands on his Instagram profile. To a watchful eye, it’s obvious the athlete has spent lots of time sharpening up his body because the 2022 Mr. Olympia inches ever nearer. That contest will happen on December 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.

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Unlike another opponents, Ruffin already has a spot within the 2022 Mr. Olympia. According to a launch from the IFBB Pro League, the top-three finishers within the Classic Physique on the 2021 Mr. Olympia mechanically qualify for this yr’s festivities. By advantage of his second-place end in 2021, Ruffin can absolutely middle his power on capturing final bodybuilding glory in Las Vegas.

Given his progress together with his arms, that plan seems to be going fairly properly so far for the 28-year-old athlete.

Ruffin at a Glance

A aggressive bodybuilder for roughly six years, Ruffin is not any stranger to high-level efficiency. At simply 21-years-old, Ruffin earned his IFBB Pro Card with a win on the 2014 National Physique Committee (NPC) Championships whereas competing within the Lightweight division. About two years later, he received his first IFBB Pro League contest on the 2016 Tampa Pro within the Men’s Open division.

From there, it’s largely been clean crusing for considered one of bodybuilding’s extra distinguished lively stars. Ruffin typically solely appears to get higher by the yr. For instance, he made it back-to-back victories on the Arnold Classic in March 2022 after a comparatively shut name in 2020.

Here are a few of Ruffin’s extra noteworthy profession outcomes thus far:

Terrence Ruffin | Noteworthy Career Results

  • 2014 NPC National Championships (Lightweight) — First place | First profession victory | Earned Pro Card
  • 2016 Tampa Pro (Men’s Open) — First place
  • 2016 Kentucky Muscle (Classic Physique) — First place
  • 2016 Mr. Olympia (Classic Physique) — Ninth place
  • 2017 Mr. Olympia (Classic Physique) — Sixth place
  • 2018 Toronto Pro (Classic Physique) — First place
  • 2018 Mr. Olympia (Classic Physique) — Ninth place
  • 2019 Niagara Falls Pro (Classic Physique) — First place
  • 2020 Arnold Classic (Classic Physique) — Second place
  • 2021 Arnold Classic (Classic Physique) — First place
  • 2020-2021 Mr. Olympia (Classic Physique) — Second place
  • 2022 Arnold Classic (Classic Physique) — First place

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Eye on the Prize

If Ruffin is to seize his first Classic Physique Olympia title, he faces a difficult area. Among the opposite notable opponents are three-time reigning Classic Physique Champion (2019-2021) Chris Bumstead and former two-time champ (2017-2018) Breon Ansley. It received’t be a straightforward process to face atop the rostrum in Las Vegas, nevertheless it’s one which Ruffin assuredly is aware of easy methods to put together for.

The 2022 Mr. Olympia will happen on December 16-18, 2022.

Featured picture: @ruff_diesel on Instagram