2019 Overall Mr. Universe Winner!
59 year old Doug Brignole wins 1st place in the 2019 AAU Mr. Universe, Grand Masters Division (50 - 59 year old mens), and also 1st place in the Open Division (men of all ages, including men in their 20s and 30s).
Doug began is competitive bodybuilding career at the age of 16, in 1976. He subsequently won Teenage Mr. California and Teenage Mr. America in 1979, at age 19, and then he won Mr. California in 1982, at age 22.
In 1986, at the age of 26, he won 1st place his division in Mr. America, and also 1st place in his division in Mr. Universe.
In 1991, at the age of 31, he won 1st place in Mr. Northwestern America.
In 2000, at the age of 40, he won 1st place in the Los Angeles Championship, in the Masters Division -- ages 40 to 49.
He won 1st place in Muscle Beach International (Venice Beach, California) in 2010, at the age of 50 -- again (same competition) in 2014, at the age of 54.
Now, in 2019 -- 43 years after first starting his competitive career, and 33 years after previously winning Mr. Universe (in his division) -- Brignole wins Mr. Universe again, at the age of 59 (six weeks prior to turning 60 years old).