Ed Corney

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Ed Corney
Born (1933-11-09) November 9, 1933 (age 84)
Hawaii, U.S.
WebsiteOfficial website[dead link]

Ed Corney (born November 9, 1933) is an American former professional bodybuilder.[1]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Corney had won the IFBB Mr. America, IFBB Universe, IFBB Masters Olympia 60+ (twice) and is a member of the IFBB Hall of Fame.

In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and after serving in New York City, moved out to California. It was there that he met bodybuilder Millard Williamson, who encouraged him to begin weight training.

At 160 pounds and at the age of 33, Corney entered and won his first contest in 1967, the Mr. Fremont, held in Northern California. His wins the following year included Mr. Heart of California, Mr. Northern California and Mr. Golden West. Corney still works out vigorously to this day. Been married four times, currently unmarried.

He continued to climb the bodybuilding ladder with impressive wins at the 1970 Iron Man, the 1971 AAU Mr. California, the 1971 IFBB Mr. USA, the 1972 IFBB Mr. America and the 1972 IFBB Mr. Universe that was held in Baghdad, Iraq.

Corney achieved even broader public recognition as a result of his appearance in both the book and movie versions of Pumping Iron. He was pictured on the cover of the book and on the posters for the movie.

In 1994, Corney returned to competition. He won the 60+ division of the Masters Olympia in both 1994 and 1995, placed 11th overall in 1996 and took second in the 60+ division in 1997. He also competed in 1998 in the only Masters event ever to be held at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.

Corney remains very active in the sport to this day. In 1999, he suffered a heart attack while undergoing shoulder replacement surgery. A blood thinning medication that was given to him to treat the heart attack caused him to suffer two strokes. After a short period in a coma and some time using a wheelchair, Corney fought his way back to health.


  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 195 lbs

History of Competition Titles Won[edit]


Mr California - AAU, 5th
Mr Northern California - AAU, Winner


Mr Western America - AAU, Winner


Mr America - AAU, 11th
Mr California - AAU, Most Muscular, 2nd
Mr California - AAU, Did not place
Iron Man, Winner


Mr America - AAU, 4th
Mr America - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr California - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr California - AAU, Winner
Mr USA - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr USA - IFBB, Overall Winner
Universe - IFBB, Medium, 3rd


Mr America - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr America - IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr International - IFBB, Short, 1st
Universe - IFBB, Medium, 1st
Universe - IFBB, Overall Winner


Mr World - IFBB, Medium, 1st


Mr International - IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr World - IFBB, Short, 1st


1975 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
Universe - Pro - IFBB, 2nd
World Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd


1976 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd


1977 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd
1977 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, Overall, 3rd


Night of Champions - IFBB, 4th
1978 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 4th
1978 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, Overall, 7th


Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, Did not place
Florida Pro Invitational - IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania - IFBB, Did not place
Night of Champions - IFBB, 8th
1979 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, LightWeight, 9th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, 8th
Universe - Pro - IFBB, 5th
World Pro Championships - IFBB, 5th


Grand Prix Miami - IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania - IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions - IFBB, 4th
1980 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 11th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational - IFBB, 6th
Universe - Pro - IFBB, Did not place
World Pro Championships - IFBB, Did not place


1981 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 13th


1983 Mr. Olympia - IFBB, 14th


Super Bowl of Bodybuilding - PBA, 4th


Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st
Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 10th


Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st
Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 11th


Olympia - Masters - IFBB, 11th


Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Masters 60+, 2nd


Arnold Classic - IFBB, Masters, 10th


IFBB Hall Of Fame

Further reading[edit]

  • Gaines, Charles. Pumping iron: the art and sport of bodybuilding. Photos by George Butler. Designed by Martin Stephen Moskof. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. ISBN 0-671-21922-7.
  • Kight, Pete. (1978, February/March). Ed Corney. Muscle Digest. 2(1), pp. 50–52, 54.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EdCorney.net". edcorney.net. edcorney.net. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.

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