ABOUT THE AWARD

The Gene Massey Memorial Award was originated at the first NPC Southern States to honor the memory of Eugene “Gene” Massey. Gene was one of Florida’s top and most influential bodybuilder. In his 10 years of competition, he won over 40 top titles including the Florida State (’69), the Mr. Southern States (’72), the Eastern America (’75) and was runner-up at the Mr. World (’70). Gene was unfortunately killed in a private aircraft accident in 1975 while on the way to compete in Louisiana.

In addition to being Florida’s #1 bodybuilder and being ranked top 10 in the country, Gene ran the first hardcore gym in Hollywood, FL as well as a popular health food store. He promoted contests and was involved in the governing association of the sport. Gene inspired hundreds to become involved in the sport and helped anyone who was interested.

The Gene Massey Memorial Award was created to honor this giant figure and pay tribute to his many accomplishments. The award is presented each year at the NPC Southern States to the person who best personifies Gene’s contributions to our sport.

See the bottom of this page for more information about Gene.

PREVIOUS RECEPIENTS

1981 – Tony Little

1982 – John Schleicher

1983 – Richard Baldwin

1084 – George Prince

1985 – Pat Sporer

1986 – John Carl Mese

1987 – Eddie Nieves

1988 – Time Beattie

1989 – Rafael Guerreo

1990 – Jerry Byfield

1991 – Sergio Pacheco

1992 – Doris Barrilleaux

1993 – Mike Katz

1994 – Juan Hernandez

1995 – Carol McCreary

1996 – Darrem Charles

1997 – Jorge Betancourt

1998 – John Organ

1999 – Kathy Connors

2000 – Tim Gardner

2001 – Adolfo Robles

2002 – Mike Brooks

2003 – Pete Fancher

2004 – Bill Neylon

2005 – Maria Bellando

2006 – Manuel Mair

2007 – Dr. Peter-John Rhoden

2008 – Shannon Dey

2009 – Matt Mounts

2010 – Carlos Rodriguez

2011 – Ernest Bea

2012 – Rich Alvarez

2013 – Mike McKinney

2014 – OJ Jaichon

2015 – CJ James

2016 – Maggy Cambronero

2017 – Calvin Choy

2018 – Serge Saric

2019 – Alex Cambronero

ABOUT EUGENE “GENE” MASSEY

Gene Massey Bio

Height – 5’10”

Weight – 205

Born – May 26, 1949

Died – November 1, 1975 (26 yrs old)

1969 Arm Circumference – 19.09 inches

Contest Results

1968

Teen Mr. America, AAU – 2nd

Teen Mr. America, AAU – 2nd, Most Muscular

1969

Mr. Florida, AAU – 1st

Mr. South, AAU – 4th

Mr. Southern USA, AAU – 1st

1970

Junior Mr. USA, AAU – 6th

Mr. World, AAU – 2nd, Tall

 

 

1971

Mr. USA, AAU – 4th

1972

Mr. Southern States, AAU – 1st

Mr. America, AAU – 12th

1973

Junior Mr. America, AAU – 7th

Mr. America, AAU – 17th

1975

Mr. East Coast, IFBB – 1st, Tall

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