Derek Lunsford Contest History
Derek Lunsford entered his first amateur bodybuilding contest in 2015, where he won the NPC Indianapolis Championship in the welterweight class. Later that year, he took home 1st place at the NPC Junior Nationals contest.
In 2016, Lunsford returned to the NPC Junior Nationals stage and won the middleweight division. A month later, he competed at the NPC USA Championships, taking home 2nd place as a middleweight.
2017 would prove to be Derek Lunsford’s coming out party as he earned his pro card by winning the NPC USA Championships in the light heavyweight division. He also won his first pro contest and took the Olympia stage for the first time.
Lunsford would compete exclusively in the 212 Olympia for the next four years until he finally took home 1st place in 2021. The following year, he switched to open heavyweight bodybuilding and placed 2nd behind Hadi Choopan.
Finally, in 2023, Derek Lunsford reached the pinnacle of success by winning the open bodybuilding Mr. Olympia title. He is now the first bodybuilder to win both Olympia weight classes.