Mr. Olympia 2016 Results: Winner, Highlights, Prize Money and Twitter Reaction

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2016

2012 Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, poses for a portrait Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. Heath's quest for the Olympia title is the focal point of director, Vlad Yudin's bodybuilding documentary,
Nick Ut/Associated Press

Mr. Olympia's main event took place on Saturday in Las Vegas, and the result was no surprise with Phil Heath taking home the title for the sixth consecutive year. 

The field was thinner coming into tonight with the announcement last month that three-time Mr. Olympia runner-up Kai Greene would not be competing. 

That did give Heath a clearer path to his sixth straight victory, though he still had to contend with Dexter Jackson looking for a return to the winner's circle and Shawn Rhoden looking to improve upon last year's third-place finish. 

Here are the final results and payout information from the 2016 Mr. Olympia event:

2016 Mr. Olympia Results and Payout
PositionCompetitorPayout
1Phil Heath$400,000
2Shawn Rhoden$150,000
3Dexter Jackson$100,000
4Big Ramy$55,000
5William Bonac$45,000
6Roelly Winklaar$35,000
7Cedric McMillan$25,000
8Dallas McCarver$20,000
9Josh Lenartowicz$18,000
10Justin Compton$16,000
Source: MrOlympia.com

Heath is a true dynasty in bodybuilding. The 36-year-old has won nine titles between Mr. Olympia, Sheru Classic and Arnold Classic Europe since 2011. 

RXMuscle.com tweeted out one of the many images from Saturday's event showcasing Heath's tremendous physical presence:

Before the event got underway, Jackson tweeted out the music he was listening to that got him in the right mindset to win another Mr. Olympia title:

So if anyone out there is curious what the best music to listen to while working out in your quest to become the next Mr. Olympia, it's death metal. 

T Nation captured the image of Heath kneeling in apparent prayer with a medal around his neck and the Sandow trophy right at his side:

Heath was the story once again, but he was not alone on the stage. Rhoden was able to make a move up the leaderboard, finishing in second place for the first time in his career. That's not a bad trend for a 41-year-old. 

Right behind Rhoden in the final standings was Jackson, who showed obvious disappointment when he was announced as the third-place finisher. 

Despite finishing lower than he wanted to, Jackson has had an excellent late-career renaissance. After dropping to fifth place in the standings in 2013 and 2014, the 46-year-old has posted back-to-back top-three finishes in Mr. Olympia. 

But this night, as it has each of the last six years, belonged to Heath. There hasn't been anyone to rise up and challenge him so far, and he's still in the prime of his career and putting him on track to become the first seven-time Mr. Olympia since Ronnie Coleman next year. 

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