2021 Arnold Classic USA official competitor lists.
The official 2021 Arnold Classic USA competitor lists have been published. The Arnold Classic organizers have selected the athletes for this prestigious event.
12 athletes have been invited for the Men’s Bodybuilding Open Class division, while 10 athletes have been selected for the Classic Men’s Physique division.
William Bonac will be back to defend his title for the second time and earn his qualification for the 2022 Mr. Olympia.
A very good line up of bodybuilders have been selected that will surely excite the bodybuilding world.
Sergio Oliva Jr. is focussed on this competition, after just recently deciding to skip the 2021 Chicago Pro due to personal reasons. We can expect one of the best versions ever of Sergio for this event.
A number of the biggest bodybuilders will also be stepping on this prestigious stage. Lionel Beyeke, Maxx Charles, Cedric McMillan and Steve Kuklo will all be fighting for the top prize.
Hassan Mostafa can destroy the dreams of his fellow competitors if he manages to get his condition right.
Open Bodybuilding Competitors List
Seung Chul Lee
Mokhamed El Eman
Sergio Oliva, Jr.
The story so far
The Arnold Classic is back on the 2021 NPC/Pro League competition schedule, but it will not be the large event that bodybuilding and fitness fans are expecting.
Up until 2020, the Arnold Sports Festival, Ohio, was one of the biggest events of the year. Not only was the Arnold Classic a bodybuilding and fitness event, but it had a very successful expo as well.
This all changed in 2020 when Covid-19 devastated the world. The 2020 version of the Arnold Classic was hit hard as restrictions were implemented just a day before the event was to start.
The expo was cancelled and a limited number of spectators were given access to watch the bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
The venue will be the same location as it was held in previous years, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio.
What many athletes and spectators failed to notice is that the 2021 version of the Arnold Classic will only have four divisions. The organizers wish to “pay homage to its roots as competitors in the Arnold Classic.”
Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International will be the only divisions at this years event.
It’s still not confirmed if the organizers will include the famous Strongman competition that has become a highlight of this event.
Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding championships and a number of pro divisions such as Wellness and Men’s Physique have been excluded from this years event.
Official Press Release
Bonac, Combronero, Truscott & Pecini to defend titles at 2021 Arnold Classic
The four defending champions from the 2020 Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International highlight the fields of IFBB Pro League athletes who will take the stage at the 33rd Arnold Classic at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand on Sept. 25.
Bonac, who won the Arnold Classic in 2020 and 2018, will try to join Arnold Classic legends Dexter Jackson, Flex Wheeler, Jay Cutler and Kai Greene with at least three Arnold Classic titles. Jackson holds the record with five titles, while Wheeler has four and Cuter and Greene three each.
Those expected to challenge Bonac include Steve Kuclo, who finished a career-best fourth in Columbus in 2020; Sergio Oliva Jr., fifth here last year; and Akim Wllliams, seventh in 2020.
The Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International will attract the world’s best bodybuilders and the fittest men and women on the planet to Columbus to battle for $412,000 in prize money.
The 2021 Arnold Sports Festival, originally scheduled for March, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cambronero, who won last year in his Arnold Classic debut, and 2020 runner-up Terrence Ruffin top a field of 10 in Arnold Classic Physique. Fabian Mayr earned the automatic invitation for winning the overall Classic Physique title at the 2020 Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding Championships.
Truscott, four-time champion Oksana Grishina and 2018 winner Whitney Jones highlight a field of 10 in the Fitness International. Amanda Ciani will make her Arnold debut after winning the overall at the 2020 Arnold Amateur.
In Bikini International, 2020 winner Pecini, two-time winner Ashley Kaltwasser and 2020 Arnold Amateur winner Gabriella Messias highlight a field of 10.
The Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Finals will begin at 7 p.m. Prejudging will be held at 10 a.m. Tickets will go on sale July 1 at www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
2021 Arnold Classic, Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International Official Invite Lists:
Arnold Classic Athletes
Seung Chul Lee
Mokhamed El Eman
Sergio Oliva, Jr.
Classic Physique Athletes
Fitness International Athletes
Bikini International Athletes