O.D. Wilson

  • From: United States
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Born: Sep. 12, 1954
  • Chest: 58"
  • Biceps: 23"
  • Personal Info: O.D. Wilson, also known as "Nightmare," was an incredibly massive man and came very close to being the first American since Bill Kazmaier to win the title of World's Strongest Man. He lost in 1990 by just half a point to Jon Pall Sigmarsson. He did not actually have a traditional first name - he was simply "O.D." Outside of competition, O.D. spent 12 years in the military and worked as a bodyguard. On October 29, 1991, while being interviewed on a radio program, O.D. collapsed and died of heart failure. He was only 37 years old.

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Competition History

# of Competitors

          5th (Injured)

Download O.D. Wilson Sound Clips:

"I don't know what them Icelanders be eatin', but I need to go over there and try some of that, you know what I'm saying?"
"There is nobody stronger than me. Nobody... nobody. I'm the strongest man on this planet."
"Never overlook me. Never. Because I'm always a threat. That's why they call me the Nightmare."
"I hate for people to overlook me like I'm not there. It makes me mad. And now I'm mad."
"I will win. O.D. will win."

Other Pictures of O.D. Wilson

Pulling a truck (WSM 1990)
Deadlifting (WSM 1991)
In a loading event (WSM 1991)