Ed’s Contest History:

After having competed in a number of amateur contests during the previous eight years, Corney became an IFBB pro at age 41. Even though he was more than a decade older than his competitors, Ed placed second to winner Bob Birdsong (then in his twenties) at the 1975 Pro Mr. Universe contest.

From 1975 to 1983, Corney entered every Mr. Olympia except the 1982 show. This was a remarkable run that included five top 10 finishes. He also competed in the Night Of Champions contest three years running, and he placed in the top 10 every time.

Ed continued his amazing competitive career into his sixties. He won the over-60 division at both the 1994 and 1995 Masters Olympia events, placed 11th overall in 1996 and second in the over-60 category in 1997. In 1998, he took 10th at the Masters Invitational at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.

Known for his great posing, Corney joined Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger at New York’s Whitney Museum of Modern Art on February 25, 1976, for a posing demonstration (on a revolving platform) and a panel discussion. Corney told the group, “I look at myself as a piece of art. I have taken 20 years to develop my physical body into the shape it’s in right now, and if that isn’t art, I don’t know what art is.”

1967 Mr. Fremont
1967 Mr. Central California
1968 Mr. Heart of California
1968 AAU Mr. Northern California
1968 Mr. Westerner
1968 Mr. Golden West
1968 AAU Mr. California – 5th
1969 AAU Mr. Western America
1970 Mr. Pacific Coast
1970 Iron Man – 1st
1970 AUU Mr. America – 11th
1970 AAU Mr. California – Most Muscular, 2nd
1971 AAU Mr. America – 4th
1971 IFBB Mr. America – Short, 1st
1971 AAU Mr. California – Most Muscular, 1st
1971 IFBB Mr. USA – Short & Overall, 1st
1971 IFBB Universe – Medium, 3rd
1972 IFBB Mr. America – Short & Overall, 1st
1972 IFBB Mr. International – Short, 1st
1972 IFBB Universe – Medium & Overall, 1st
1973 IFBB Mr. World – Medium, 1st
1974 IFBB Mr. International – Short, 1st
1974 IFBB Mr. World – Short, 1st
1975 Mr. Olympia – Lightweight, 2nd
1975 IFBB World Pro Championships – Lightweight, 2nd
1976 Mr. Olympia – Lightweight, 3rd
1977 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
1977 Mr. Olympia – Short, 2nd
1978 IFBB Night of Champions – 4th
1978 Mr. Olympia – 7th
1978 Mr. Olympia – Lightweight, 4th
1979 IFBB Canada Pro Cup – Did Not Place
1979 IFBB Grand Prix Pennsylvania – Did Not Place
1979 IFBB Night of Champions – 8th
1979 Mr. Olympia – Lightweight, 9th
1979 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – 8th
1979 IFBB Southern Pro Cup – 7th
1979 IFBB World Pro Championships – 5th
1980 IFBB Grand Prix Miami – 6th
1980 IFBB Grand Prix Pennsylvania – 6th
1980 IFBB Night of Champions – 4th
1980 Mr. Olympia – 11th
1980 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – 6th
1980 IFBB Universe Pro – Did Not Place
1980 IFBB World Pro Championships – Did Not Place
1981 Mr. Olympia – 13th
1983 Mr. Olympia – 14th
1989 Superbowl of Bodybuilding PBA – 4th
1994 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 10th
1994 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 60+ Category, 1st
1995 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 11th
1995 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 60+ Category, 1st
1996 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 11th
1997 Master’s Mr. Olympia – 60+ Category, 2nd
1998 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic – Masters, 10th

2004 Inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame

ARTICULATE MUSCLE

The Body as Art
A Live Exhibition
by
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Frank Zane
& Ed Corney
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Wednesday
February 25th 1976 at 8 PM