Date of birth
2009 / Ohio, USA / Arnold Classic


Egberton Rulove "Roelly" Etienne-Winklaar first came to national prominence in the United States with his overall win at the 2009 NPC Arnold Amateur Championships, displaying a rare combination of massive size and shredded conditioning that heralded great things to come.

After earning his pro card,Roelly returned for the 2010 IFBB Arnold Classic and turned plenty of heads with an eye-popping physique that earned him a strong seventh-place finish in a deep field in his IFBB debut.

After finishing third at the 2010 IFBB Australia Pro Grand Prix, Roelly shocked the bodybuilding world by winning the IFBB New York Pro 2010. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new star was born. Roelly is originally from Curacao and often visits the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) to train and has several nicknames such as "Samurai".

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  • 2009 NPC Arnold Amateur - 1st place won.
  • 2010 IFBB New York Pro - 1st place won.
  • 2013 IFBB Chicago Pro - 1st place won.
  • 2014 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro - 1st place won.
  • 2017 IFBB EVLs Prague Pro - 1st place won.
  • 2018 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia - 1st place won.
    IFBB Mr. Olympia - 3rd place and the first ever people's champion.
    IFBB EVLs Prague Pro - 1st place won.
  • 2019 IFBB Yamamoto Pro - 1st place won.
    IFBB Mr. Olympia - 5th place.
    IFBB Arnold Classic Australia - 3rd place.
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Work out

Off season

  • I usually slept late, worked out in the mornings (unless I had something else planned in the morning hours), ate at Mom's restaurant, and finished my day at my grandmother's house most of the time. I try to spend most of the time with my family while I'm out and about.

On season

  • I was in Kuwait getting ready, away from my family, and my daily schedule included: cardio, meals, training, sleep, and, when needed, therapy or massage. This would be my day-to-day schedule. Cardio increases week to week, meals change, workouts and training schedule, all well managed by my coach and the Oxygen team.


Off season

  • in the Off season I eat my mother's food. My mom owns a restaurant in my hometown of Curacao and cooks for most of the island's fitness and bodybuilding athletes. He always cooked all the food for my brother and me during the time he was competing too. I eat more carbohydrates mostly but still relatively clean. I would rarely eat out because I don't know how restaurants handle food and this is also why I would barely eat out anywhere other than my mom's home food or my family's food.

On season

  • In my on-season period, which means that while I'm in preparation my coach prepares my meal plan and any changes to it. My meals are adapted to my needs and each preparation is different.
  • Extra

    My brother and my family. Seeing them succeed and do great in life inspires me to do the same and make them proud. My family and my children are everything to me. I am a true family man.
  • My favorite exercise

    Back: the famous T-bar.
    Shoulders: Shoulder press and side lifts.
  • Future dreams

    I am grateful for all that I have managed to achieve so far. That doesn't mean the show is over. The Beast is here to stay. And my biggest dream is to one day win the Olympia title before I decide to retire.
  • Why Yamamoto?

    I have been with Yamamato for several years before my departure from the team in 2019. Yamamoto was like family to me. And now I'm happy to be back home. The Beast is here to stay.