So I've been hearing a bit about Gunter for the first time. Sounds like a popular guy with top 5 finishes in the 2002/03 Olympias, has since done some acting\mma and now planning a come-back at the 2011 Arnold.
This pic caught my attention... who is the small chap next to Gunter? Wow. Of the 100s of Ronnie pics I've seen, I've never seen him next to Gunter and you can see why:
Chris Cormier is the only one who constantly stood next to or beat Flex Wheeler. He had a major back infection/injury that nearly took him out. He was planning a come back but he fell ill again and was at risk of never walking again.
Gunter was the first pro bodybuilder I ever met, back at the Arnold in 01 (Back when you could actually walk around). I'm 5'9" and was a whopping 175 lbs at the time, and I swear his bicep was the size of my head. You couldn't meet a nicer guy though.
Man, now I wanna hear about Cormier -lol. I honestly thought there were a few years when he could have stepped it up and moved from a 3-5 place guy to a 1-2, but he always seemed to be up and down. Didn't he have a record for taking 2nd at like 4 Arnold Classics in a row?