Cory Mathews began his competitive bodybuilding journey in 2010. Mathews was the overall winner of the Lone Star Classic in 2010 as well as and the overall winner of the Ronnie Coleman Classic in 2011. Mathews is coached and mentored in Arlington, TX by Brian Dobson. Dobson, who is also signed to VIP Ink Publishing, is a legendary hardcore trainer to bodybuilding icons and sports professionals such as Ronnie Coleman, Eight-time Mr. Olympia, IFBB Pro Johnnie O. Jackson, and IFBB Pro Branch Warren.
Mathews is now an ordained minister but his life was not always a bed of roses. From the ages of 12 to 25, he was living the “Vegas Mob Lifestyle” that Hollywood so often showcases.