Troy Alves Retires!

admin January 9, 2014 Comments

“Saying goodbye!
After over 20 years in the bodybuilding industry, I would like to start off 2014 by officially announcing my retirement from the stage and competing. While my body has responded well at my youthful:) age of 47, there is nothing left to prove and nothing gained to continue competing…it is time to enjoy living life and let my body rest. I am beyond happy with all that I accomplished with my physique and the gains and changes I made over the years, while always staying true to what my body was all about, symmetry. My placings and showings over the years proved that you can compete against the mass monsters! I was also very fortunate to be a sponsored athlete much of my career and for that I am truly grateful. Thank you to all the many sponsors, the NPC, the Ifbb, Flex Magazine, Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development, Muscle Mag, Ironman, my training partners and (the technician) Chris
Aceto and all the industry people who believed in me over the years and gave me the opportunities and recognition to follow my passion.
Most of all I have to thank all of my friends,family and THE FANS who have followed my career and supported me for so many years. this sport has allowed me to travel the world, meet fans in every country and hopefully share my knowledge, drive and motivation to never give up in being your best. I have the BEST FANS who truly have kept me going and supported me in the times when you feel like giving up…you motivated me. THANK YOU for making my career and a more attainable physique popular and respected. I also want to thank my x-wife Tara, who believed in me and told me from day 1 that I could be a top pro…and contrary to what many thought would happen, I went from a personal trainer with what some would say were “Lofty and insane goals,” to becoming world known professional bodybuilder. I’m here to tell you, you can do anything you put your mind to and you can achieve things in life that people would never imagine, but that’s the difference between those who accomplish huge feats and those who don’t, they can imagine it and they believe in the power of the mind to achieving any goal you have!
While I am retiring from competition, I will never leave the sport entirely and will be involved in different ways, some to be announced soon. I love the sport and am still here for seminars, appearances, training and anything else that will help contribute to those wanting to accomplish their health and fitness goals. So with this, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and want to say to all of you striving towards a goal, NEVER,EVER,EVER GIVE UP!!!
Please post your favorite contest or candid picture of me for my memories.
Troy” –



USA Championships – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 8th


Junior USA – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
Junior USA – NPC, Overall Winner
Nationals – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 6th


Nationals – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 8th
USA Championships – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st


Nationals – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 7th
North American Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd


Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd


USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd


USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 10th
Grand Prix Australia – IFBB, 2nd
Grand Prix England – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Russia – IFBB, 4th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 4th
Maximum Pro Invitational – IFBB, 5th
Olympia – IFBB, 8th
San Francisco Pro Invitational – IFBB, 5th


Olympia – IFBB, 15th
Show of Strength Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 8th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 3rd
San Francisco Pro Invitational – IFBB, 4th


Arnold Classic – IFBB, 10th
Colorado Pro Championships – IFBB, 8th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 15th


Atlantic City Pro – IFBB, 10th
Montreal Pro Championships – IFBB, 6th


Grand Prix Australia – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix New Zealand – IFBB, 5th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 9th


Atlantic City Pro – IFBB, 3rd
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 11th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place
Orlando Show of Champions – IFBB, Winner


Battle of Champions – IFBB, Open, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, 15th
Phoenix Pro – IFBB, Open, 5th
Tampa Pro Championships – IFBB, Open, 2nd


Battle of Champions – IFBB, Winner
Masters Pro World – IFBB, 5th
Olympia – IFBB, Did not place
Phoenix Pro – IFBB, Winner


Europa Supershow – IFBB, Open, Did not place
Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 9th


Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 8th
Orlando Show of Champions – IFBB, LightWeight, 1st