2008 Arnold Classic – Arnold’s Sunday Seminar & Posing
The Date & Place: Sunday March 2, 2008 Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Camerawork by Timo Sorger for GMV Productions.
It was the 20th Anniversary Arnold Classic event and our FIRST EVER offering from the Sunday Seminar. Jim Lorimer shared some wonderful words with the audience as he welcomed the Sunday morning fans to the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.
The current Governor of CA, Arnold Schwarzenegger was next on stage and he held the audience spellbound as he recounted some stories from the past, and shared his training wisdom in a fascinating Questions and Answers session lasting almost 1 hour.
The next hour consisted of short personal background speeches followed by questions from the 4 individual winners of the weekend’s events, starting with KIM SCHEIDELER KLEIN. Kim was a 2 times winner of the Fitness International. Next up it was Figure International winner GINA ALIOTTI, followed by YAXENI ORIQUEN who had a fun but serious posedown with Dexter Jackson.
Finally it was the 2008 Arnold Classic winner, DEXTER JACKSON who talked about his career and then answered fan’s questions. Dexter had won the Arnold Classic in 2005 and 2006 and was 2nd to Victor in 2007, making this his 3rd victory. To finish off a fantastic morning, Dexter removed his shirt and posed for the fans.