Jake Wood appears on Dennis James' The Menace Podcast to talk about his past, his involvement in bodybuilding and sponsorship, his purchase of the Olympia and his vision for the future of competitive bodybuilding.
This is an episode you won't want to miss!!!
"If it wasn't for women's bodybuilding, there would have been no 2020 Olympia."
Changing locations for the Olympia last minute in 2020 due to COVID-19. Good challenges about the future of a two-day Olympia format with the addition of Wellness and Wheelchair, and speculation about either going to a three-day show, or narrowing the field of competitors faster across all divisions, the growth of prize money across all bodybuilding divisions, and much much more!
At 6’6” Wood went from training for football to bodybuilding training while competing on the local level. He later went from bodybuilding fan to bodybuilding sponsor and promoter with Wings of Strength, where his first promotion was the 2009 Tampa Pro. Now as owner of the Olympia since 2020, Wood talks about the significance of bringing the Ms. Olympia contest back to bodybuilding, and also drops some personal background about his family’s involvement in the aircraft industry.