Winston Sullivan, a 37-year-old security guard from Lutz, competed in the Mr. Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18 in Las Vegas. Sullivan, who has been doing professional bodybuilding for about eight years, qualified for the pinnacle of bodybuilding events in October and did so without the guidance of a trainer. And while Sullivan didn’t place in the Men’s Physique Division, he told The Laker/Lutz News in December that just being one of 60 competitors in this division and just one of 23 from the United States was an accomplishment he’ll never forget.
“It’s kind of fun to see how far you can push yourself and your body,” Sullivan said in December. “I look back at myself before (bodybuilding) and I’m like, wow.
“To see thousands of competitors, and they say you’re one of the top 60 guys in the world, that’s an accomplishment within itself, and I’m very excited to be a part of that.”