The 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic will again feature the finals of Arnold Strongman Pro World Series that featured qualifiers throughout the world at Arnold Classic multi-sport festivals in Australia, South America, Africa and Europe in 2017.
Arnold Strongman Classic
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
The Bag Over Bar (3:30-4:45 p.m.)
Competitors will toss bags weighing approximately 50 pounds to more than 100 pounds over a 15-foot high bar. The bags are custom-maded by ROGUE Fitness. Event judged on weight and number of times bag successfully tossed over bar.
The Stone Shoulder (4:45-5:30 p.m.)
Timber Carry (4:45-5:30 p.m.)
Competitors will carry a wooden frame weighing approximately 1,140 pounds up a 35-foot ramp (10.7 meters). Event judged on time and distance. Straps are allowed. The Timber Carry has been an Arnold Strongman Classic staple since 2002.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Appolon's Wheel (1:45-3:15 p.m.)
The ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift (3:15-5:30 p.m.)
Rising bar deadlift with a minimum starting weight of 749 pounds. The event features the ROGUE Elephant Bar, which is much longer an a regulation Olympic bar. Competitors have 30 seconds per attempt. Event judged on weight.
The Timber Carry (Approximately 9 p.m.)
NOTE: First four events will be held on Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage. Final event in Battelle Grand in conjunction with Arnold Classic Finals.
Arnold Strongman Classic Champions
2002: Mark Henry
2003: Zydrunas Savickas
2004: Zydrunas Savickas
2005: Zydrunas Savickas
2006: Zydrunas Savickas
2007: Zydrunas Savickas
2008: Zydrunas Savickas
2009: Derek Poundstone
2010: Derek Poundstone
2011: Brian Shaw
2012: Michael Jenkins
2013: Vytautas Lalas
2014: Zydrunas Savickas
2015: Brian Shaw
2016: Zydrunas Savickas
2017: Brian Shaw