William 'The Conqueror' Bonac

Division: IFBB Pro Bodybuilding

Turned Pro: 2012

Height / Weight: 5-7 / 235 lbs

Age: 39

Location: Netherlands

William “The Conqueror” Bonac, a Ghana native now living in the Netherlands, is a two-time Arnold Classic USA Champion, winning the 30th Anniversary Arnold Classic in his first professional appearance on the famed Arnold Classic stage and again in 2020 against a stacked field which included four prior Arnold Classic Champions.

Bonac, who first made a name for himself in bodybuilding when he finished third in the heavyweight division at the 2011 Arnold Amateur, dominated all three rounds of judging in cruising to his first major professional victory. It was the sixth career win for Bonac, who recently finished a strong fourth at the 2018 Mr. Olympia.

He began lifting at the early age of 13 as a stress release. After relocating to Australia, he decided to pursue bodybuilding in earnest. His bodybuilding idols include Flex Wheeler and Kai Greene who inspired him to train even more.  20+ years later his physique has become one of the best in the sport.

Known as one of the most humble and down to earth bodybuilders, Bonac has been waiting to meet Arnold since the 2011 Arnold Amateur contest. He is a longtime fan of Arnold’s movies, his favorite is Conan the Barbarian.  During his acceptance speech with Arnold Bonac said, “It feels like a fairy tale, especially getting the trophy from you.”

Past Results

Event Place
2020 Olympia 5
2020 Arnold Classic 1
2019 Olympia 2
2019 Arnold Classic Australia 1
2019 Arnold Classic 2
2018 Olympia 4
2018 Arnold Classic Australia 2
2018 Arnold Classic 1
2017 Prague Pro 2
2017 Arnold Classic Europe 2
2017 Olympia 3
2016 Olympia Europe 3
2016 Prague Pro 1
2016 Kuwait Pro 5
2016 Arnold Classic Europe 3
2016 Olympia 5
2016 Nordic Pro 1
2015 San Marino Pro 2
2015 Dayana Cadeau Pro 1
2015 Nordic Pro 1
2015 Prague Pro 5
2015 Arnold Classic Europe 6
2015 Olympia 8
2014 San Marino Pro 11
2014 Prague Pro 8
2014 Arnold Classic Europe 6
2014 Olympia 15
2014 Tampa Pro 2
2014 Golden State Pro 1
2014 Arnold Classic South America 7
2014 Australia Pro Grand Prix 2
2013 Prague Pro 5
2011 Arnold Amateur Men's Bodybuilding Heavy 3
William 'The Conqueror' Bonac

Photo Credit: Christopher Bailey