Arnold Strongman Classic

The 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic will feature the finals of the newly-created Arnold Strongman Pro World Series that featured qualifiers throughout at Arnold Classic multi-sport festivals in Australia, South America, Africa, Europe and Hong Kong and at the 2016 Bill Kazmaier Classic in Dallas, Texas.

Zydrunas Savickas of Lithuania, winner of the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2016, is among seven of the world's best Strongman athletes qualified for the 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman World Championships.

Others include Hafthor Bjornsson (Iceland), Krysztof Radzikowksi (Poland), Masteusz Kieliskowski (Poland), Vytautas Lalas (Lithuania), Brian Shaw (United States) and Zach Hadge (United States). All qualified through victories or high finishes at the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series qualifiers except for Hadge, who earned a spot in the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championships by winning the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival.

Dimitar Savatinov earned the final guaranteed spot when he won the Arnold Pro Strongman event 2016 Bill Kazmaier Classic on Dec. 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Two additional spots will be awarded through points awarded at 2016 qualifying events.

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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

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