2020 Arnold Strongman Classic
Celebrating 32 Years of the Arnold Classic.
The 2020 Arnold Classic and Arnold Sports Festival are Presented by Classic Productions. Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of the IFBB Pro League Arnold Classic and the 13th Arnold Amateur NPC Championships. March 5 – 8, 2020 Columbus, Ohio. The first 5 events were held at the Rogue Strongman Arena at the Greater Columbus Convention Centre, and the final event was at the Battelle Grand Ballroom. The Presenting Sponsor was ROGUE Fitness.
This year saw some challenges, but all of the contests took place as usual. The Arnold Sports Festival is the world’s largest multi-sport festival.
Congratulations to the winner HAFTHOR BJORNSSON of Iceland, winning his third ARNOLD STRONGMAN CLASSIC. Mateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland was second, 2 points behind Hafthor and Martins Licis of USA was third. Mateusz Kieliszkowski broke the Arnold Strongman Classic world record by locking 320lbs in the Cyr dumbbell strategic challenge. Hafthor Bjornsson also won the Elephant Bar Deadlift Event with a lift of 465kg / 1026lbs on the second attempt!
Enjoy the full coverage of this incredible display of skill, power and strength. Split over two days, the competitors battled it out over six incredibly heavy and stressful events.
ORDER OF EVENTS:
Trial By Stone
Bag Over Bar
Wheel of Pain
Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift
Cyr Strategic Dumbbell Challenge
2020 Arnold Pro Strongman Final Results:
1. Hafthor Bjornsson – Iceland, 52.5 points
2. Mateusz Kieliszkowski – Poland, 50.5 points
3. Martins Licis – USA, 36.5 points
4. Jean-Francois Caron – Canada, 33 points
5. Oleksii Novikov – Ukraine, 31 points
6. Mikhail Shivlyakov – Russia, 29 points
6. Rob Kearney – USA, 29 points
8. Jerry Pritchett – USA, 27 points
9. Bobby Thompson – USA, 24 points
10. Matjaz Belsak – Estonia, 17.5 points
DVD Front Cover Photo: Jason Breeze jasonbreeze.com.. Other photos Lou Ann Weisenstein courtesy ASF.
The 2020 IFBB Arnold Classic & Arnold Sports Festival are Presented by Classic Productions.
This Event is Officially Sanctioned by the IFBB Professional League; President: Jim Manion
Event Promoters: Jim Lorimer, Bob Lorimer of Classic Productions
Meet Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Amateur Contest Producers:
Event Chair: Bob Lorimer
Director of Communications: Brent LaLonde
Masters of Ceremony:
Dr. Jan Todd
Magnús Ver Magnússon
Strongman Head Judge: Karl Gillingham
Photography for Pro DVDs:
Jason Breeze jasonbreeze.com
Lou Ann Weisenstein courtesy ASF.
Video Production: Wayne R. Gallasch, GMV Productions.