The Arnold Strongman Classic is held every March in Columbus, Ohio and is one of the biggest sports competitions. For some fans, this event is more important even than the World’s Strongest Man competition. All the athletes competing at the event are considered the sport elite.
According to Brent Lalonde of the Arnold Sports Festival, they try to share all the opportunities for promoting athletes and sports.
“The people that compete at our events are the elite of the world. We understand that without these athletes, we can’t do these events and raise awareness of the sport so we appreciate them and want to give them as much exposure as possible.”
Lalonde also said that the event is the Schwarzenegger’s idea in fact. “Arnold wanted to bring the guys and the sport to California because he wanted to showcase the sport and its athletes. We spoke with the people at the Santa Monica pier, they get thousands of people a day coming by there, and on that day they’ll get to see these great strength athletes perform and compete.”
The Arnold Pro Strongman World Series includes multiple events held on various continents. Those who win qualify for the Arnold Sports Festival on Columbus.
They have already announced on their Arnold Sports Instagram page earlier in December the newest event to be a part of this series. They have invited nine top strongmen to compete at the Arnold Strongman USA in Santa Monica, LA, California on the 19th of January. The athletes will compete at five events, and the winner of the day will join Hafthor Bjornsson, Brian Shaw, and other elite strongmen in Columbus as a part of the 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic.
Below, check out the list of athletes to compete in Santa Monica.
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Here is the list of five events the athletes will participate at:
- Log Press for Reps (385 pounds)
- Last Man Standing Deadlift (Opening at 700 pounds)
- ROGUE Sandbag Carry (400 pounds)
- Atlas Stone to Shoulder for Reps (400 pounds)
- Antique Fire Truck Pull
You can find more information on the official site www.arnoldstrongmanusa.com .