Saturday, June 9, 2007

Iris Kyle - Female Bodybuilder

Iris Kyle is a professional female bodybuilder from the United States.

Iris Kyle was born on August 22nd, 1974 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the fifth of six children. Her early athletic endeavors included running cross country, basketball (point guard), and softball (shortstop). She was an All-American in basketball, and received a number of athletic scholarship offers. Iris attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi on a basketball scholarship, majoring in business administration. She currently lives in Huntington Beach, California, and works as a health club manager.

Iris won her first contest, the 1994 Long Beach Muscle Classic. She earned her pro card by winning the heavyweight class and overall title at the 1998 NPC USA Championship in Las Vegas. Iris has had a series of high placing as a professional, including sixth consecutive top five showings at the Ms. Olympia. She won the heavyweight class at the Ms. Olympia in 2001, then captured the overall titles at both the Ms. International and Ms. Olympia in 2004. In 2006, Iris won both her second Ms. International title and her second Ms. Olympia title. At a height of 5'7", Iris typically competes at a bodyweight of approximately 158-160 pounds.

Contest history
1994 Ironmaiden Championships - 2nd (MW)
1996 Orange County Muscle Classic - 1st (HW and Overall)
1996 NPC California - 1st (HW and Overall)
1996 NPC USA Championships - 2nd (HW)
1997 NPC USA Championships - 3rd (HW)
1997 NPC Nationals - 4th (HW)
1998 NPC USA Championships - 1st (HW and Overall)
1999 IFBB Ms. International - 15th
1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 4th
1999 IFBB Pro World Championship - 2nd
2000 IFBB Ms. International - disqualified
2000 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 5th (HW)
2001 IFBB Ms. International - 2nd (HW)
2001 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st (HW)
2002 IFBB Ms. International - 2nd (HW)
2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd (HW)
2002 IFBB GNC Show of Strength - 2nd (HW)
2003 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd (HW)
2004 IFBB Ms. International - 1st (HW and Overall)
2004 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st (HW and Overall)
2005 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 2nd
2006 IFBB Ms. International - 1st
2006 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
2007 IFBB Ms. International - 1st

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