SAC Member, Robert Mussehl
SAC Member, Robert Mussehl Seeks to Extend His Emerald Cup Bodybuilding Record by Competing in 19 Consecutive Competitions on 4/28/17 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Bob Mussehl joined the Seattle Athletic Club in 2003. He is a plaintiff personal injury lawyer with an office at One Union Square in Downtown Seattle. He represents persons that are injured in vehicle accidents and through medical and hospital negligence. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (2001-2002). He has signed a pledge to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve personal injury claims for his clients by negotiation mediation, or arbitration. Bob’s Avvo rating is 10 (superb) and the highest also from Martindale Hubbell-A-V.
Bob won the most inspirational award for the Washington Ironman Bodybuilding competition in 2004, the Emerald Cup in 2008 and 2014, and the Washington State Competition in 2012. He placed first in the 2011 Emerald Cup in the Senior Master’s Division and has been awarded more than 40 trophies over the past 19 years. The Emerald Cup is the largest regional body building and fitness competition in the United States, and is promoted by Craig Productions operated by Brad and Elaine Craig. They made the following statement: “Bob Mussehl is in inspiration to the bodybuilding and fitness community and has been to us personally, for the past 19 years. He is truly an amazing spirit and it is an honor to know him! 19 years is amazing and Bob is getting better each year which is also amazing!” Elaine Craig stated: “It is great to have Bob in the show again! Wow! 19!! That is a HUGE milestone. He now has the all-time record!” Bob’s very ambitious goal is to compete in the Emerald Cup 30 years in a row.
Bob Mussehl is also a sport lawyer/agent. Mr. Mussehl has represented NBA players in extensive contract negotiations, including Spencer Haywood, Fred Brown, Slick Watts and Zaid Abdul Aziz (Don Smith). Bob was the major owner and C.E.O. of the Seattle Smashers, a co-ed, professional volleyball team, which played at the Seattle Center Arena, (1976 – 1980). He has served as attorney, business agent and sports agent for Spencer Haywood for over 40 years. Spencer was elected in 2015 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He founded the Lawyers Helping Hungry Children Campaign in 1991, and was a recipient of the 1997 Jefferson Award. In 2016 he received the Founder’s Award for 25 years of devotion to the LHHC Campaign. He has been listed in Who’s Who In American Law each year since 1982 and has been included in Best Lawyers America!
Bob trains 6 days a week at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown. His personal motto for successful results is: “Practice makes perfect. Steady wins the race!” Being consistent and balanced is the key to his success in body building, and this philosophy carries over to Bob’s professional career as a lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator. Bob is the author of two books: “Paradise: A Roadway to Heaven” and “Paradise: Practical Wisdom to Unite Our Divided World”
Bob has been married to Misook Chung for 30 years, and their 21 year old son, Omar Mussehl, is a varsity squash player at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His squash mentor is the legendary Yusuf Khan.
Bob believes that the Seattle Athletic Club is the best facility in the Seattle area for all around training and conditioning!