Shaun "Giant killer" clarida


  • Height: 5' 2"
  • Off Season Weight: 185lb
  • Stage Weight: 170-175lb

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  • 3x IFBB 212 Olympian
  • 2006 Amateur World Champion
  • 2009 Pro World Champion
  • 2011 Team Universe Bantamweight National Champion
  • 2012 NPC Bantamweight National Champion (Earned my IFBB Pro Card)
  • 2015 IFBB Vancouver 212 Pro Champion
  • 2017 IFBB Dallas 212 Pro Champion

I began getting into weight training my junior year of high school when I joined the high school wrestling team. I wasnt the biggest guy nor the tallest, so I wanted to add a bit of muscle to my 103lb frame and decided the gym was the best option. 

However, it wasnt until I reached college where I got serious and understood the concept of proper weight training and nutrition. My college wrestling coach insisted that I put on weight if I wanted a chance to wrestle at the 125lbs weight class. Being 5'2", 110lbs at that time wasn't going to cut it. From that day forward, I hit the gym hard everyday and pounded the food and slowly my weight increased.

In the midst of everything, I met a bodybuilder in my gym and he convinced me that my physique was good enough to win a bodybuilding contest. Hesistant at first, I agreed to let him train me for a show and three months later I competed at the NPC Mid-Atlantic Championships, where I placed 3rd out of 5 and it was then that I was bit by the bug. I quit wrestling and focused soley on bodybuilding from that day forward. 

Here I am now, 43 shows under my belt and an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder and Olympian. 12 years ago, all of this wasnt even a thought in my mind. I'm excited for how great my career has been thus far and I'm even more excited for what the future holds. And I can’t thank Jacked Factory for this opportunity to be apart of a great team with amazing products that’s going to help push me towards achieving my ultimate goal of one day becoming Mr. Olympia!