Hopstaken is a former NPC Masters National champ finishing in the top five at the last two Masters Olympias. He competed in the 2001 IRONMAN Pro, finishing fifth at the Masters O. He was also a personal trainer at the Foothill Gym in Monrovia, California, he had owned the guy for about five years before he eventually sold it but he continued to work there. He had reportedly been sick for a few weeks before his death from congestive heart failure at just 45.
Frank is remembered as a kind and sweet man, by friends, family, and fans. He was the 1992 IRON MAN Pro (10th) and Arnold Classic (11th), and the 1993 Arnold Classic (12th) and the San Jose Pro Invitational (7th). Hillebrand is also a former World Amateur champion out of Germany, who placed seventh in the 1990 Mr. Olympia. He was also on the August, 1996 cover of IRON MAN with model Camille Jones. He was only 45 years old when he died of a heart attack while he was at the gym working out.