Australian NABBA Universe Winners
It has been an interesting and patriotic pleasure digging into our GMV archives to find the footage needed to produce this very special DVD. It pays tribute to all our great Aussie NABBA champions, men and women who have won titles at the NABBA Universe contest in England.
Many younger people in Australia, and in fact in most of the rest of the world, have no idea of the exploits of these wonderful Aussie bodybuilding stars. History has now been preserved in this tribute DVD. The NABBA Universe is the oldest continually running major contest in the world.
We added Arnold winning at the 1970 NABBA Pro Universe as our inspiration at the very beginning. He was an inspiration to our athletes also step up to the NABBA winner’s circle. Arnold is followed in the DVD by all the Aussie male winners of a Universe title followed by all the female winners of this prestigious title.
Every athlete listed below is named on screen and is selectable from the DVD menu making this an excellent resource to study the posing style of your favourite champion. The NABBA Universe started in 1948 in London. It took from 1948 till 1982 till Australia produced our first winner, JOHN TERILLI.
Here is the list of all Australian NABBA Universe winners. For information on entering NABBA contests in Australia, please contact Graeme Lancefield through the NABBA Australia web site at www.nabba.com.au All footage was supplied by GMV Productions www.gmv.com.au
Cover photos by Wayne & Tina Gallasch and Peter Scarborough.
See below for the complete list of our Australian Winners at the NABBA UNIVERSE. These champions have all won the Overall title or won their class titles at the NABBA Universe. See special note below re Brian Buchanan in 1995.
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1982 John Terilli – Class 2
1986 Sammy Ioannidis – Class 3
1989 Gary Lewer – Class 1
1989 Michael Melksham – Junior
1991 Graeme Lancefield – Masters
1993 Kevin O’Grady – Class 1
1994 John Terilli – Professional
1995 Grant Clemesha – Class 1
and Overall Amateur Mr Universe
1995 Shane Stratton – Class 3
2013 Lee Priest – Class 4 and Overall Mr Universe
SPECIAL NOTE: Brian Buchanan won the Professional Class in 1995, representing Australia. As he only lived in Australia (from UK) for a relatively short number of years, it was deemed unfair to include him in this DVD as a true Australian Universe winner.
1988 Leisa Campbell – Overall Physique
1990 Bronwyn O’Brien – Overall Figure
1992 Anita Lawrence – Overall Figure
1993 Deborah Compton – Overall Physique
1993 Tania Mittoni – Figure Class 1
1994 Andrea Izard – Overall Physique
1995 Tania Mittoni – Figure Class 1
1996 Pina Theodoridis – Overall Figure
1998 Pina Theodoridis – Overall Figure
1999 Taylor Young – Overall Physique
2000 Loretta McMillan – Figure Class 2
2001 Terri Roberts – Figure Class 2
2009 Anne-Marie Lasserre – Figure Class 1
2011 Jodie Howard – Figure Class 2