January 30, 2023

Arnold Sports activities Competition 2022: Dates, Occasion Schedule and Extra for Arnold Basic | Bleacher Report

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    Whereas the Arnold Basic does not carry fairly the identical weight within the bodybuilding world because the Olympia, it’s nonetheless one of many sport’s premier competitions and is essentially thought of the second-most prestigious Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) occasion.

    In fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s occasion has turn out to be greater than only a bodybuilding competitors. The annual pageant has grown to incorporate males’s and girls’s bodybuilding, health, determine and energy contests, in addition to a wide range of sporting competitions and exhibitions.

    What started in 1989 because the Arnold Basic—which stays the identify of the boys’s bodybuilding competitors—has turn out to be the Arnold Sports activities Competition. The ASF is again for 2022 at its dwelling in Columbus, Ohio.

    Right here you may discover a have a look at the schedule, together with a preview of the Arnold Basic itself.

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    Thursday, March 3

    Prejudging for Health, Determine, Bikini, Wellness and Males’s Physique competitions

    Frank Shamrock Meet and Greet

    IFBB Professional League Meet and Greet

    Boxing and MMA Occasion



    Friday, March 4

    USA Powerlifting

    Pole Health Open

    XPC Powerlifting

    Arnold Novice Prejudging and Finals for Ladies’s Physique, Males’s Physique and Males’s Bodybuilding

    Scottish Highland Video games

    Arnold Strongman Basic

    Arnold Martial Arts Competition

    Health Worldwide and Basic Physique Finals

    Prejudging for Arnold Basic


    Saturday, March 5

    Arnold Novice

    USA Powerlifting

    PCS Pole Open

    PCS Pole Championship

    Arnold Expo

    Medieval Preventing

    Martial Arts Competition

    Youth DanceSport

    Professional Wheelchair Prejudging and Finals

    Males’s Physique Finals

    Wellness Worldwide Finals

    Bikini Worldwide Finals

    Arnold Basic Finals


    Sunday, March 6

    Arnold Showcase

    USA Powerlifting

    Arnold Expo

    5K Pump & Run

    XPC Powerlifting


    Full schedule and occasion location data might be discovered at arnoldsportsfestival.com.

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    When: Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. ET

    The place: Columbus Conference Heart



    When: Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

    The place: Columbus Conference Heart



    William Bonac (Netherlands)

    Maxx Charles (USA)

    Brandon Curry (USA)

    Samson Dauda (United Kingdom)

    Regan Grimes (Canada)

    Steve Kuclo (USA)

    Fabio Giga Rezende (Brazil)

    Justin Rodriguez (USA)

    Brett Wilkin (USA)

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    This 12 months’s Arnold Basic will characteristic a subject of 9 worthy rivals. The sector was 10 robust initially, however Cedric McMillan withdrew in late February due to private well being points.

    Final 12 months’s Basic winner, Nick Walker, will not be on this 12 months’s lineup, both, as he prepares to make a run on the Olympia in December.

    “With the blokes that beat me on the Olympia, it simply does not make sense to proceed to compete with out making the enhancements wanted to beat these guys on the Olympia,” Walker stated on Instagram (h/t Doug Murray of Health Volt). “I want the offseason to make massive enhancements for the Olympia 2022.”

    Nevertheless, this may nonetheless be a powerful subject, headlined by 2019 Arnold Basic and Mr. Olympia winner Brandon Curry. In response to Roger Lockridge of BarBend, Curry has carried out substantial work to carry his legs extra according to his highly effective higher physique.

    “[Curry’s] been coaching in Kuwait since late December with the deal with bringing them up much more and being as ripped as doable when he takes the stage at round 250 kilos,” Lockridge wrote.

    Curry completed second within the 2021 Mr. Olympia.

    William Bonac is one other prime contender, having received the Basic in each 2018 and 2020. He was unable to compete in Columbus final 12 months due to journey points, however he did return for the 2021 Olympia. As Lockridge famous, although, Bonac has completed behind Curry the previous 4 instances they’ve confronted off.

    Bonac completed second within the 2019 Mr. Olympia.

    Steve Kuclo and Justin Rodriguez are two different names to observe, as each completed within the prime 5 ultimately 12 months’s occasion—third and fourth, respectively.

    Followers who wish to try the Arnold Basic dwell—together with highlights occasions from the Arnold Sports activities Competition—can stream the occasion through pay-per-view from Fanmio.