2019 Arnold Strongman Classic
“HAFTHOR BJORNSSON WINS HIS 2nd ARNOLD STRONGMAN CLASSIC”.
The 2019 IFBB Arnold Classic and Arnold Sports Festival are Presented by Classic Productions.
Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the IFBB Arnold Classic and the 13th Arnold Amateur Championships.
Feb 28 – March 2, 2019, Columbus, Ohio.
Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center – Expo stage and Battelle Grand. The 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic was sponsored by ROGUE Fitness.
The Arnold Strongman Classic had the first 4 events staged at the Expo stage, and the final exciting event, Stone To Shoulder, was held at the Battelle Grand Ballroom on Saturday night.
Enjoy the full coverage of this incredible display of skill, power and strength. Split over two days, the competitors battled it out over five incredibly heavy and stressful events.
Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland won the Arnold Strongman Classic title for the second straight year with a dominating performance. The event also serves as the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship. Bjornsson was competing in the Arnold Strongman Classic for the 9th straight year.
Martins Licis of Los Angeles, who won two qualifying events in the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series, was second and the upstart Mateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland was third.
The highlight of the final event, though, was Kieliszkowski, who set a world record in the Stone To Shoulder with five reps at 410 pounds. The performance brought the sold-out Arnold Classic crowd to its feet.
For the victory, Bjornsson received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $72,000 and the Louis Cyr Trophy. Licis earned $22,000 for finishing second.
This DVD covers each of the 5 events which were held in this order:
1. ROGUE Elephant Bar
2. Husafell Stone Carry
3. Conan’s Wheel of Pain
4. Austrian Oak
5. Stone To Shoulder
Right before the Austrian Oak there is a video tribute to the late Dr Terry Todd.
2019 ARNOLD PRO STRONGMAN RESULTS:
1. Hafthor Bjornsson – Iceland, 45 points
2. Martins Licis – USA 40.5 points
3. Mateusz Kieliszkowski – Poland 31.5 points
4. Mikhail Shivlyakov – Russia 30.5 points
5. Matjaz Belsak – Slovenia 28 points
6. Rauno Heinla – Estonia 27 points
7. Oleksii Novikov – Ukraine 25 points
8. Brian Shaw – USA 21 points
9. Jerry Pritchett – USA 14.5 points
10. Jean-Francois Caron – Canada 1 point
Bjornsson broke his old record in setting a new world record in the ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift by hoisting an amazing 1,045 pounds. This earned Hafthor a bonus of $5000 from Rogue.
Photography for the DVD
Jason Breeze jasonbreeze.com
Additional photos courtesy Arnold Sports Festival
The 2019 IFBB Arnold Classic & Arnold Sports Festival are Presented by Classic Productions.
This Event is Officially Sanctioned by the IFBB Professional League.
President: Jim Manion