Gorilla Jack Clothing


As a major sponsor of the 2017 MABBA Bodybuilding competitions, we will be awarding 1 Iron Will Award winner at the Provincial Qualifier show on March 25, 2017. This is the 7th year that Gorilla Jack will be awarding a trophy to a new kind of bodybuilding champion... a champion that has Iron Will. The Gorilla Jack Iron Will Award will go to the athletes that have put in the most effort, overcome the most, or have had the most fantastic transformation story. It doesn't necessarily need to be the person who has lost the most weight; it can be someone that has overcome the most extraordinary circumstances. We are looking for the person that has the most heart and determination in the pursuit of bikini, fitness, figure, physique or bodybuilding.

2017 Entries

2017 entries in no particular order:
Marco Villanueva
Marco Villanueva
Ginte Slate
Ginte Slate
Kari Friesen
Kari Friesen
Riley Oliver
Riley Oliver
Tamara Brooks
Tamara Brooks
Logan Senchuk
Follow Gorilla Jack on Instagram See all of the pictures of the Iron Will candidates on Gorilla Jack's Instagram page.


Open to any male or female athlete competing in the 2017 MABBA Provincial Qualifier Bodybuilding Competition. Contest is open to all competitive classes, ages or training groups. Repeat entries welcome - previous winners not eligible.

How to Enter

Tell us, in 500 words or less, the story of why you or someone you know is best deserving of the Iron Will award. The Story should include the name of the nominee or entrant, the journey and motivation as well as the progress made (weight loss, increases in strength and stamina), adversities overcome, and any conditions/circumstances that the person has/had experienced. Before and/or after photo submissions are welcome - please send photos with the highest resolution possible.

Send Entries to:

Entry Deadline

We will continue to accept submissions until Saturday March 18, 2017 at midnight. The earlier that you enter the more online votes you can get.


Online voting will begin immediately and close Thursday March 23, 2017 at Midnight. The earlier you get in your submission the more votes you can get.

The public will account for 50% of the weighted voting via social media. Individuals may view stories on the Gorilla Jack Facebook Page Photo Gallery or by visiting www.GorillaJack.com. Individuals may select their favourite stories by:

Finalists will be selected based on online public voting - closes Thursday March 23, 2017 at Midnight. The remaining 50% of the voting will be done by MABBA and Gorilla Jack Supplements; the winners will be announced at the Provincial Qualifier show on March 25, 2017, with a presentation of a trophy to follow.

  16 inch tall trophy of Atlas - the Greek God of strength and determination.
  $250 Gift Certificate to Gorilla Jack Supplements
Photo Art Film   One and a half hour photoshoot with
Photo Art Film
  Supplement prize pack from Kaizen Canada


Gorilla Jack was inspired to create this award after years of hearing unbelievable success stories like these:

Shane Dyck Shane Dyck
I was a happy, healthy, strong minded individual with the will to succeed with whatever I put my mind to. Unfortunately on August 27th, 2013 my life changed forever. I was in a severe motorcycle accident with life threatening injuries. I was in a semi-comatose state, opening my eyes briefly to see family and friends crying by my bedside and not understanding why they were there... or why I was even in a hospital bed. Once I was finally awake and trying to comprehend what happened I realized my worst nightmare had come to reality. I was paralyzed from the neck down, broke 28 bones, punctured both of my lungs, lost 5 litres of blood, lost 70 pounds of bodyweight, had my whole spine fused with 4 rods and 22 bolts running down each side of my spine, and was given less than a 1% chance to walk again. This was the most devastating thing I have ever had to deal with, but I was determined to get back to where I was from the get-go. My family and friends were all allowed inside the emergency room (20+ people) because the medical team thought I could die at any moment. Read more...