The 2022 Arnold Traditional will happen as a part of the 2022 Arnold Sports activities Competition (ASF) in Columbus, OH, on March 4-5, 2022. The thirty fourth version of the second-most prestigious bodybuilding contest behind the Olympia will function prejudging on Friday, March 4, and finals on Saturday, March 5. Each prejudging and finals will happen within the Battelle Grand Ballroom within the Higher Columbus Conference Heart.
The 2022 Arnold Traditional will out there to observe by way of pay-per-view on FanMio for $24.99. It may be bought from any gadget and solid to a bigger display by way of Roku, Chromecast, and different main streaming units. The official roster on the time of this text’s publication for Males’s Open bodybuilding is the next:
2022 Arnold Traditional — Open Bodybuilding
A number of rivals have introduced their withdrawals from the competition as a consequence of accidents, together with Cedric McMillan, Nathan De Asha, Akim Williams, Mohamed Shaaban, and Rafael Brandão.
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A New Champion
The 2022 Arnold Traditional is assured to see a brand new champion stand atop the rostrum. The reigning 2021 Arnold Traditional champion Nick Walker selected to not take part, vacating the title. Walker is unlikely to compete once more till the 2022 Olympia weekend on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV, the place he intends to enhance upon his fifth-place end from 2021 and probably increase the Sandow trophy overhead.
Of the 9 remaining rivals, two of them are earlier Arnold Traditional champions — two-time Arnold Traditional champion William Bonac (2018, 2020) and 2019 Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry. Curry received the 2019 Arnold Traditional. Curry is one in all solely three males to ever win the Arnold Traditional and the Olympia in the identical yr. The opposite two are eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman (2001) and Dexter Jackson (2008). Jackson holds the file for many Arnold Traditional victories at 5 (2005-06, 2008, 2013, 2015).
Based mostly on current performances at elite degree exhibits, Curry is the favourite to win the 2022 Arnold Traditional, as he has been within the prime two on the Olympia for the previous three years (champion in 2019, runner-up to Mamdouh “Massive Ramy” Elssbiay in 2020-21). Ought to anybody upset Curry for the highest spot in Columbus, it’ll generate them a ton of momentum heading into the 2022 Olympia.
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