My name is George Peterson III. I am a Classic Physique IFBB PRO. As an amateur competitor I started in bodybuilding in 2008. I went from a middleweight to a heavyweight bodybuilder. Due to not being pleased with the shape of my body after putting on more size to be competitive in bodybuilding, I walked away from competing in 2013. In 2016 the new Classic Physique division was announced and sparked my interest. Whereas the Classic Physique division had more of an emphasis on shape and aesthetics, as oppose to massive size. My first Classic Physique show was the 2016 NPC Eastern USA Championships where I won the Overall title. I went on to compete at the 2016 NPC Nationals two weeks later and won the overall title in Classic Physique. My first year as an IFBB PRO was pretty successful taking two 2nd place finishes at the 2017 New York Pro and 2017 Chicago Pro, then on to my first pro win at the 2017 Tampa Pro which qualified me for the 2017 Mr. Olympia. It was at the 2017 Mr. Olympia where I brought my absolute best package to the stage thus far in terms of aesthetics, shape and conditioning. This resulted in me placing top 3 in the world in the Classic Physique division. I definitely feel that Classic Physique is where I belong and I will continue to improve in order to remain competitive in this new and growing division.