On September 12, Robert Goldman, the chairman of the International Sports Hall of Fame, announced the inductee for the Class of 2021. Amongst the prestigious names listed, was pro bodybuilder and four-time Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler.


Founded in 2012 by Dr. Robert Goldman, the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring some of the world’s best athletes in all manners of sports. Candidates are selected based on their contributions to the sport and individual commitment towards charity and other mentoring programs. 

The ISHOF ceremony is held every year, usually at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival. This year it will be held on October 9th, during the Olympia Weekend in Orlando, Florida.

Jay Cutler will be officially inducted into the ISHOF during the 2021 ceremony for his bodybuilding achievements. Having won the title of Mr. Olympia four times throughout his career is a testament to Cutler’s relationship with the sport.


Beginning at the age of 18, Cutler first competed in bodybuilding contests in 1992. After winning his pro card in 1996 at the NPC National Heavyweight competition, he would go on to compete in the Arnold Classic and aim towards a Mr. Olympia invitation. 

Not only would Cutler go on to place first in the Arnold Classic from 2002-2004, but he would also later intensely compete against Ronnie Coleman, the eight-time Mr. Olympia champion and who some say is the greatest bodybuilder of all time. 


Cutler would eventually defeat Coleman in the 2006 Mr. Olympia, after narrowly losing to him four times prior. This would be the first of Cutler’s many Mr. Olympia titles, going on to win in 2007, 2009, and 2010. He would eventually retire in 2013 after a string of injuries but would go down as one of the greatest to ever compete. 

Now, Cutler will soon be formally recognized for his achievements at the ISHOF. He will join the ranks of other high-caliber athletes in the ISHOF such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Lee Haney, and, of course, long-time rival Ronnie Coleman.