You don't have to be great to start, you just have to start - let the greatness come
Hometown: Perth, Western Australia
Mitchell Vickridge was born and raised in Australia in his home town of Perth. As a national level gymnast for many years, Mitch left the world of competitive gymnastics and soon moved into lifting weights before competing as a bodybuilder. Before competing at teen nationals in 2012, Mitch was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and hospitalized for over 2 weeks, losing nearly 20kg and becoming iron deficient anaemic. Day by day, he built himself back to enter the state championships as a junior in 2014, where he won his division and came runner up at nationals. He is currently undefeated 2 years running as a junior, and is looking to become competitive in the open weight class in 2016. His ultimate goal is to become the number 1 amateur bodybuilder by winning the IFBB Mr. Australia title and becoming a professional athlete.
- Stepping back on stage after being diagnosed with a debilitating auto-immune disease, and winning the junior state title.
- Crowned Australia's runner up junior national champion.
- Remaining undefeated as a junior bodybuilder in Western Australia.
- Placing 5th in the men's final open U90kg at the first Amateur Arnold Classic in Melbourne, Australia.