Arnold Amateur Bikini
Bodybuilding fans are well aware of Arnold Amateur bodybuilding champions Roelly Winklaair and Essa Obaid, who both won IFBB Pro League titles in 2010. Fitness fans will soon know the name Noemi Olah, too.
Like the more well-known Winklaar and Obaid, Olah has quickly gone from the Arnold Amateur stage to the IFBB winner's circle by taking the IFBB Detroit Pro Bikini in her pro debut in September 2010.
Olah, of Hungary, qualified for the Olympia with the victory, and competed in the inaugural Bikini International at the Arnold Classic in March 2011.
Ashley Kaltwasser of Akron, Ohio, might be next next IFBB Pro League star to be discovered at the Arnold Amatuer. Kaltwasser won the Arnold Amateur in March 2013 and then earned her pro card at NPC Team Universe.
The seventh-annual Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships will once again include amateurs from USA's NPC and IFBB and competitors from throughout Europe, Asia, and Canada.
U.S. competitors in men's bodybuilding, women's bodybuilding, fitness and figure must finish in the top five at an NPC national qualifying-sanctioned event to be eligible for the Arnold Amateur. No qualifications needed for classic bodybuilding and bikini. Get entry form at www.arnoldamateur.com.
This is a tremendous and unique opportunity to secure a spot in one of the most prestigious professional bodybuilding shows in the world.
Arnold Amateur winners also receive two tickets to the Arnold Classic bodybuilding finals on Saturday, March 2, 2013 and will be recognized on stage and be photographed with Arnold. The Arnold Amateur receives a tremendous amount of national and international coverage from leading publications, offering winners an unprecedented amount of media exposure.
ATHLETE NOTICE: THE IFBB HAS BANNED ALL TANS THAT CAN BE WIPED OFF. AN OFFICIAL WILL CHECK THE TAN OF ALL ATHLETES BACKSTAGE AND IF THE TAN COMES OFF BY SIMPLY WIPING, THE ATHLETE WILL BE TOLD TO REMOVE THE TAN BEFORE GOING ON STAGE.
Rock Star Bikini Online Contest
The Rock Star Bikini Contest is the Official Online Bikini Contest of the Arnold Sports Festival. The overall winners of the Rock Star Bikini Contest earns a prize pack that includes $1,000 cash and entry into the Arnold Amateur. Deadline to enter is Jan. 31, 2013.
Arnold Amateur Registration Information
January 31, 2013 registration deadline
Other IFBB Amateur Events
Arnold Amateur Sponsors
EVENTS AT VETERANS MEMORIAL REQUIRE A $25 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET. EVENTS AT THE GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER ARE INCLUDED IN A DAILY EXPO TICKET ($10 IN ADVANCE, $15 AT THE DOOR).
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure Bikini Prejudging
Classic Bodybuilding Finals
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Men's & Women's Bodybuilding, Men's & Women's Physique, Figure Masters Prejudging
Figure Masters Finals
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Men's & Women's Physique Finals
Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Men's & Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Finals
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage