The 2024 Detroit Pro show witnessed history as Martin Fitzwater aka the Martian emerged victorious. The 27-year-old clinched the title of the inaugural Detroit Pro Men’s Open champion. Fitzwater stood tall among a fierce competition of six athletes, leaving an indelible mark on the stage and fans’ hearts.

With this remarkable achievement, Fitzwater earned his spot at the Mr. Olympia 2024 competition. The highly anticipated 60th edition of the Mr. Olympia contest is scheduled from 10 to 13 October 2024, in Las Vegas, NV. His journey to triumph was no easy feat, with competitors Vitalii Goodvito and Ronald Gordon fiercely vying for the top spot.

Martin Fitzwater showcases his happiness after winning


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Fitzwater, after winning, took to Instagram to share his joy, expressing, “Nothing feels better than this moment right here. Winning a pro card was cool, but now I get to stay on stage with my best friend.” He even expressed his feelings through a caption and wrote, “Best moment of my life so far!”

Additionally, the intensity of the competition was palpable, with Fitzwater leading by just one point after the pre-judging rounds. However, he solidified his dominance in the evening finals, sealing his fate as the champion. Goodvito, fresh off a commendable third-place finish at the 2024 Arnold South America contest, showcased remarkable improvement, securing the second spot in this showdown.


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Meanwhile, Gordon made a stellar return to the stage after a two-year hiatus, demonstrating remarkable gains since his last appearance. As the anticipation builds for the landmark 60th anniversary of the Mr. Olympia contest, Fitzwater’s victory adds an extra layer of excitement to what promises to be an unforgettable event. Commenting on Fitzwater’s post, fans echoed similar sentiments.

Fans eagerly anticipate Mr. Olympia 2024

Many bodybuilding enthusiasts revealed how they were waiting for the SuperBowl of bodybuilding and expressed happiness for Fitzwater. “So happy for you Martin. Good luck at the O,” wrote a fan. Another simply congratulated him and acknowledged his hard work, saying, “Well deserved brother! The aim is first call-out at the O. Let’s go.”


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According to fans, his hard work and dedication paid off, as they wrote, “Congrats Martin! Like Branch says, no one outworked you, so no one beat you.” “Finally !! I can’t wait for Olympia. I am so happy for you mate well done !!!” Others also chimed in and showed their excitement for the upcoming Olympia competition and congratulated Martin on his achievement.

Many individuals praised the American bodybuilder for valuing friendship. They added, “‘I get to stand on stage with my best friends’ that’s true class and friendship. His friends are lucky to have him, that’s too rare nowadays.” In celebrating Martin Fitzwater’s monumental achievement, the bodybuilding world eagerly awaits the spectacular event, where dreams are realized and legends are made.

Written by

Arpita Shrivastava


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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in tracking the lifestyles of bodybuilders. A master’s degree holder in Mass Communication, Arpita is a frequent contributor to coverage about her idols Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler. She likes going behind the scenes to understand the nitty-gritty of building a shredded physique.
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Abhishek Manikandan