2022 Arnold Classic preview and how to watch


Taking place in Columbus, Ohio from March 3-6, for the 34th time Arnold Classic the second biggest bodybuilding show after Olympia.

The bodybuilding events will start as early as Thursday the 3rd with Amateur Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Wellness, Men’s Physique categories.

On Friday from 3pm London time we will have Amateur Women’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique and Men’s Bodybuilding with Andy Scott from Scotland fighting for Pro Card in Super Heavies.

Prejudging of Arnold Classic will start at midnight London time at the Battelle Grand Ballroom in the Columbus Convention Center. The finals will occur the following evening from Midnight.

Bodybuilders will gather fighting for prestigious statue at the Battelle Grand Ballroom of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio. Earlier this year, the show attracted plenty of attention after it was announced that Classic Physique prize money would be incresed from $6,000 to $60,000.

Returning 2019 Arnold champ, Brandon Curry will participate at the show and has a chip on his shoulder after scoring runner-up at Olympia back-to-back years. 2020 Arnold Classic winner William Bonac will also be looking to re-establish himself as one of the best in the world. 2021 Arnold Classic champ, Nick Walker has decided to focus on improving his physique for 2022 Mr. Olympia instead of trying to defend his Arnold title. Meanwhile, defending Arnold Classic Physique champion Terrence Ruffin is also a big favorite heading into the second biggest show of the year. 

How To Watch The 2022 Arnold Classic – LIVE STREAM

Arnold Classic will be available via live stream pay-per-view. 

All other IFBB Pro League Prejudging will be held on Arnold Expo Stage. There will not be a dedicated Prejudging event at Noon Saturday, March 5 in Battelle Grand in 2022.

PREJUDGING Friday, Mar 04 12pm Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand

FINALS Saturday, Mar 05 12pm Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand

You can catch the Arnold Classic live on pay-per-view, via Fanmio, which price will go up on Friday to $34.99.

Available at Fanmio.com/ppv and via the Fanmio app which is available on Apple, App Stores, Google Play Stores, and the Amazon App Store and accessible through a number of devices including Apple TV (4th Gen+), Fire TV, iOS, and Android TV and mobile.

Arnold Classic 2022 Schedule

Friday, Mar 04


  • 5pm London times
    • Classic Physique
    • Figure International
    • Fitness International
  • 12pm
    • Arnold Classic 


  • 12pm
    • Classic Physique
    • Figure International
    • Fitness International

Saturday, Mar 05


  • 3pm
    • Bikini International
    • Men’s Physique
    • Wellness International


  • 5pm
    • Pro Wheelchair
  • 12pm
    • Wellness International
  • 12pm
    • Arnold Classic
    • Bikini International
    • Men’s Physique

Men’s Open Bodybuilding Lineup

2019 Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic winner Brandon Curry will look gather his second AC title after placing in second two years running at Mr. Olympia. In addition, 2020 Arnold champ, William Bonac will also fighting for the number at Columbus, Ohio. We will be keeping fingers closed for Samson.

While four notable competitors have withdrew due to injury, the lineup still looks incredibly strong. Some of the younger athletes like Samson Dauda, Brett Wilkin and Regan Grimes determined to join the battle for top spot.

  • William Bonac (Netherlands)
  • Maxx Charles (United States)
  • Brandon Curry (United States)
  • Samson Dauda (United Kingdom)
  • Nathan De Asha (United Kingdom)
  • Regan Grimes (Canada)
  • Steve Kuclo (United States)
  • Cedric McMillan (United States)
  • Fabio Giga Rezende (Brazil)
  • Justin Rodriguez (United States)
  • Mohamed Shaaban (Egypt)
  • Brett Wilkin (United States)
  • Akim Williams (United States)

Classic Physique Lineup

2021 Arnold Classic Physique champion Terrence Ruffin is an obvious favorite to win the show this year. But of course the 2018 Arnold Classic champ Breon Ansley is always a strong threat, other names to watch are obviously Michael Daboul UK`s Arnold champion and Urs Kalecinski from Germany.

  • Breon Ansley (USA)
  • Michael Daboul (United Kingdom)
  • Urs Kalecinski (Germany)
  • Peter Molnar (Hungary)
  • Terrence Ruffin (USA)
  • Ramon Rocha Queiroz (Brasil)
  • Darwin Uribe (USA)
  • Lenny Wicks (USA)
  • Divine Wilson (USA)

Men’s Physique Lineup

Diogo Montenegro and Erin Banks has had a lot of hype entering the show both place in top 3 at Mr. Olympia last year. 

  • Erin Banks (USA)
  • Choi Bong Seok (South Korea)
  • Riccardo Croci (Italy)
  • Terrence Teo Kok Hua (Malaysia)
  • Drelyn Hunt (USA)
  • Emanuel Hunter (USA)
  • Daniel Leone (Italy)
  • Vincius Mateus (Brasil)
  • Diogo Montenegro (Brasil)
  • Ramses Rams (Spain)
  • Antoine Weatherspoon (USA)

Fitness International

Looking to defend her title second time, Missy Truscott. Other 2021 Arnold Classic — Ariel Khadr (3rd), Jaclyn Baker (4th), and Aurika Tyrgale (5th) will also participate and look to earn their first title at the show. We are keeping fingers crossed for Kate Errington who won silver in 2018.

  • Jaclyn Baker (USA)
  • Amanda Ciani (USA)
  • Kate Errington (United Kingdom)
  • Ariel Khadr (USA)
  • Sara Kovach (USA)
  • Allison Kramer (USA)
  • Minna Pajulahti (Finland)
  • Missy Truscott (USA)
  • Aurika Tyrgale (Russia)
  • Tamara Vahn (Canada)

Figure International 

The past two champions, Natalia Soltero and Cydney Gillon will both be looking to grab another gold . 

  • An Da Jong (South Korea)
  • Latoya Farley (USA)
  • Wendy Fortino (USA)
  • Cydney Gillon (USA)
  • Nicole Zenobia Graham (USA)
  • Lola Montez (Canada)
  • Jessica Reyes Padilla (Puerto Rico)
  • Larhannah Robinson (USA)
  • Natalia Soltero (Mexico)
  • Bojana Vasiljevic (USA)

Bikini International

Former Bikini champions Elisa Pecini, Ashley Kaltwasser and inaugural Arnold Sports Festival UK winner Phoebe Hagan will be joined in competing for the Bikini International title this year.

  • Maureen Blanquisco (USA)
  • Lauren Dannenmiller (USA)
  • Alessia Facchin (Italy)
  • Phoebe Hagan (United Kingdom)
  • Ashley Kaltwasser (USA)
  • Jourdanne Lee (USA)
  • Lucia Malavaze (USA)
  • Elisa Pecini (Brasil)
  • Danielle Phelps (USA)
  • Allison Testu (France)

Wellness International

This will be the inaugural wellness international contest. Five of the top six from the 2021 Wellness Olympia will battle for the title.

  • Sunny Andrews (USA)
  • Yarishna Ayala (USA)
  • Angela Borges (Brasil)
  • Devyn Cambre (USA)
  • Barbara Cesar (USA)
  • Julia Chitarra (Brasil)
  • Casey DeLong (USA)
  • Kassandra Gillis (Canada)
  • Isabelle Nunes (USA)
  • Lorena Ragusa (USA)

Arnold Pro Wheelchair

5x time defending champion Harold Kelley is the favorite to make it six wins in a row.

  • Gabriele Andriulli (Italy)
  • Anand Arnold (India)
  • Bradley Betts (USA)
  • Adelfo Cerame Jr. (USA)
  • Harold Kelley (USA)
  • Antoni Khadraoui (Algeria)
  • Chad McCrary (USA)
  • Daniel Minster (Czech Republic)
  • Johnny Quinn (USA)

The 2022 Arnold Classic is almost here to propelry kick start 2022 bodybuilding season. 


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