Juan 'Diesel' Morel

Division: IFBB Pro Bodybuilding

Turned Pro: 2011

Height / Weight: 5-11 / 270 lbs.

Age: 35

Location: Deer Park, New York USA

Juan Morel’s early athletic pursuits were boxing and handball.  He began weight training at age 22 to improve his boxing skills. He liked the way his body responded. His early inspirations were Ronnie Coleman, Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler and Chris Cormier. 

As his physique progressed he decided to stop boxing and entered the 2007 NPC East Coast Championships, placing second.  After several second place finishes at national events he won his IFBB pro card at the 2011 North Americans.

He trains with fellow Dominican Republic born, Victor Martinez and Jon DeLaRosa, as well as Marco Rivera from Puerto Rico. He met them in 2007 and became close friends.

He’s called Diesel because of his resemblance to movie star, Vin Diesel.

Past Results

Event Place
2017 Arnold Classic 5
2017 Arnold Classic South America 2
2017 Arnold Classic Africa 3
2016 New York Pro 6
2016 Arnold Classic 6
2016 Arnold Classic South America 2
2015 Olympia 11
2015 Arnold Classic South America 3
2015 Arnold Classic Europe 8
2015 EVL's Prague Pro 9
2015 New York Pro 1
2014 San Marino Pro 6
2014 Dubai Pro 5
2014 New York Pro 2
2014 EVL's Prague Pro 6
2014 Olympia 10
2014 Toronto Pro 1
2014 Arnold Classic South America 2
2014 Arnold Classic Europe 7
2013 Tampa Pro 2
2013 New York Pro 3
2012 Europa Battle of Champions 1
2012 New York Pro 4
2011 NPC USA Championships 2
2011 NPC North American Championships 1
2010 NPC National Championships 2
2010 NPC North American Championships 2
2009 NPC Junior Nationals 7
2009 NPC Northeast Grand Prix 1
2008 NPC Eastern USA Championships 2
Juan  'Diesel' Morel