Arnold Amateur

More than 700 of the of the top amateur competitors from around the world will compete in the 12th Annual Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships at Battelle Grand and the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 1-3, 2018.

The Arnold Amateur will offer classic physique for the first time in 2018. Other categories include men's bodybuilding, men's physique, fitness, figure, masters figure, bikini, masters bikini and women's physique.

Competitor Eligibility
The 2018 Arnold Amateur will affiliate with the National Physique Committee in 2018 and be OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS around the world, regardless of federation affiliation. No qualifications for necessary for any division or class. USA athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee. 2018 NPC cards can be purchased at online at or at the show.

Pro Cards
The 2018 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure and Bikini will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League. The top two overall in Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

Registration Fee
Each athlete must pay $200 USD (with an additional $100 fee for crossovers, crossovers are allowed in all divisions) as a registration fee for the 2018 Arnold Amateur. This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted by the early registration deadline of January 31, 2018 with the registration form. After January 31, the registration fee increases to $300 USD. Registration will remain open through check-in on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10 p.m.

Entry forms available at

2017 Arnold Amateur Results

Overall winners received tickets to the Arnold Classic finals and were recognized on stage and photographed with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The winners of each weight or height class received a Tony Nowak Arnold Classic jacket. The top five competitors in each weight or height class received trophies.

Official DVDs & Video

Contact GMV at for details on ordering a video file of YOUR CLASS, or you can order the separate Men’s or Women’s Amateur DVDs.

2018 Arnold Amateur DVD Entry Form

2017 Overall Winners

Bodybuilding: Paul Poloczek of Germany
Classic Bodybuilding: Svetozar Milenkovic of Serbia
Masters Bodybuilding: Ahmed Fauzi of Switzerland
Fitness: Kate Errington of United Kingdom
Figure: Mou Cong of China
Masters Figure: Donya Jackson of USA
Bikini: Ekaterina Lapteva of Russia
Master Bikini: Marbellis Ballestas of Colombia
Men’s Physique: Geder Gomes of Brasil
Women’s Physique: Priscila Cavilha of Brasil

2017 Arnold Amateur Overall Winners

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