2015 Arnold Strongman Classic
The 27th Arnold Classic was held in Columbus, Ohio on March 5-8, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Battelle Grand Ballroom. The Presenting Sponsor for the whole event was Europa Sports Products and the Arnold Strongman Major Sponsor was MHP.
The Arnold Strongman Classic had the first 4 events staged at the Expo stage, and the final exciting event, the Cyr Dumbbell, was held at the Battelle Grand Ballroom on Saturday night.
Enjoy the full coverage of this incredible display of skill and strength. Split over two days, the competitors battled it out over five horrendously heavy and stressful events to see if reigning champion, Big Z from Lithuania could retain his much coveted title, and take home the major prize again. But it was not to be with Brian Shaw winning 3 of the 5 events.
1. The Austrian Oak log press – won by Zydrunas Savickas
2. The Timber Carry – won by Hafthor Bjornsson
3. The Longbar Tire Deadlift – won by Brian Shaw
4. The Bale Tote – won by Brian Shaw
5. The Cyr Dumbbell – won by Brian Shaw
The decider was the final event, the CYR DUMBBELL LIFT, where an incredible performance by USA’s BRIAN SHAW saw him power to victory over Zydrunas Savickas by 1 point.
Thanks again to my good friend and longtime helper and photographer at the Arnold Classic, JASON BREEZE, for these wonderful strongman photos that appear on the cover and in the GALLERY. jasonbreeze.com
2015 Arnold Strongman Classic Results
1. Brian Shaw – USA 42.5
2. Zydrunas Savickas – Lithuania 41.5
3. Mateusz Kieliszkowski – Poland 31
T4. Dimitar Savatinov – Bulgaria 30
T4. Mike Burke – USA 30
6. Eddie Hall – UK 29
7. Hafthor Bjornsson – Iceland 28
8. Jerry Pritchett – USA 26
9. Benedikt Magnusson – Iceland 5
10. Warrick Brant – Australia 4
OSU Men’s Glee Club – Medley & National Anthem
Arnold Schwarzenegger LTA presented to JIM MANION
Arnold Strongman Photo Gallery