After some of the presumed top contenders for the 2023 Mr. Olympia recently showed out while guest posing at the 2023 Pittsburgh Pro, bodybuilder Chinedu Obiekea aka “Andrew Jacked” might appear to be on the outside looking in. Given the early indications from his offseason, training, and mass-building, the rising star might actually be prepared to shine in early November when he steps on stage at the 2023 Mr. Olympia in Orlando, FL.
On May 15, 2023, Jacked shared a physique update to his Instagram profile that was apparently “10 days” into the Men’s Open competitor’s offseason. According to the caption of his post, Jacked weighs a whopping 136.8 kilograms (301.6 pounds) in the clip where he’s “maintaining his leanness.”
Jacked’s latest monstrous physique update coming before the onset of the 2023 summer is paired with a recent stellar competitive profile. It might resemble the resume of an up-and-coming bodybuilder ready to climb the Olympia summit and then some as a household fixture.
In 2022 alone, Jacked was a consistent finisher near the top of the podium in almost every International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League competition he participated in. According to his page on NPC News Online, the athlete began his rap sheet by winning the 2022 Arnold Amateur and followed that performance with triumphs in the 2022 Texas Pro and the 2022 Arnold Classic UK (ACUK). Such a sterling start had legends like Ken “Flex” Wheeler asserting Jacked would be a significant factor for the 2022 Olympia title. Jacked would then make his Olympia debut during said edition of the contest, where he finished in eighth place — an impressive showing for a newcomer.
To start the 2023 competitive season, Jacked took home third place at the 2023 Arnold Classic (AC), a result the athlete said he “deserved.” With intentions of building on his recent red-hot momentum, Jacked revealed he would defend his Texas Pro title this coming August in Arlington, TX. After changes to the Olympia qualification system in 2023, Jacked will use the Texas contest as his primary means of qualifying for the 2023 edition of bodybuilding’s flagship competition.
In a stacked Men’s Open field, it might be difficult for any of the current competitors to find a way to stick out amongst their peers. At his current pace, it doesn’t seem like Jacked is having much difficulty in this regard. If anything, he’s building himself up as a legitimate part of the conversation for the 2023 Olympia title.
Featured image: @andrewjacked on Instagram