Nick Scott spent most of his adult life in wheelchair bodybuilding and promoting the sport. His efforts paid off when he finally managed to get permission to put on the first International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) Pro Wheelchair Division competition in 2008. It took him nearly three years to get everything organized. However, he did eventually manage to do it and in 2011, he successfully held the first IFBB Pro Wheelchair Championships. The competition was on October 15, 2011, in Houston, TX at the Houston Pro. The historical significance of that night reverberated throughout the world.
In essence, the recognition meant that wheelchair bodybuilders who compete at a professional level will be recognized and granted their IFBB Professional Status and earns their IFBB Pro Card. The IFBB Pro Card status is the highest rank that any bodybuilder can attain. It is something that all professional bodybuilders aim to achieve in their career. Through the personal efforts of Nick; his determination and perseverance, he managed to achieve for the first time a professional sport took place on the same stage as a disabled sport.
However, that was only the beginning for Nick. He vowed to continue expanding and building the sport for the benefit of all professional wheelchair athletes. To achieve this, he continues to raise funds that will help him achieve his dream. In this aspect, he has been quite successful.
One of his most recent achievements took place on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. Nick got the IFBB Professional Wheelchair Division added to the 2016 Arnold Classic that took place in Columbus, Ohio. It was the first time that this was happening in the history of the sport. This was a truly monumental event that was the culmination of his life’s work.
It was a dream-come-true for wheelchair bodybuilders to be able to compete on such a stage. For so many decades, wheelchair athletes had hope for this day. However, Nick had made it happen and it was no longer just a dream. With this event, wheelchair athletes had the same opportunity as all other able-bodied athletes from the whole world.
Since Nick first got approval for the first pro wheelchair bodybuilding event, 14 IFBB competitions for wheelchair athletes have taken place. Nick made sure that he was at every one of those events to personally help the athletes. He has been a major driving force behind the IFBB Professional Wheelchair Division.
On August 15, 2015, Nick retired from professional bodybuilding. He gave his career as a pro athlete to become the Official Voice for the IFBB, NPC, and Amateur for the sport of Wheelchair Bodybuilding all over the world. Additionally, he is the Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair Chairman for the Arnold Classic around the world.