Arnold Pro Strongwoman, the first major women’s professional Strongwoman contest in the world, will be held at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival. The ground-breaking competition will be produced by Strongman Corporation.
Amateur Strongwomen divisions have been held the past two years at the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships held at the Arnold Sports Festival. The popularity of the competitions and the impressive accomplishments of Strongwomen led to the establishment the Pro Strongwoman division and the creation of Arnold Pro Strongwoman.
Strongman Corporation also produces the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships in addition to hundreds of professional and amateur events worldwide each year. Strongman Corporation produced the world’s first women’s pro Strongwoman event in August 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla.
“The sports of Strongman continues to grow by leaps and bounds, but some of the fastest growth recently has been in Strongwoman contests,” said Dione Wessels, CEO and President of Strongman Corporation. “The time is right to elevate the best Strongwomen in the world to professional status and give them a platform to compete.” The inaugural Arnold Pro Strongwoman event will be held at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival set for March 2-5, 2017 in Columbus. The world’s top Strongwomen will be invited to compete for cash prizes and the Katie Sandwina Trophy.
The Arnold Pro Strongwoman contest is modeled after the Arnold Strongman Classic, which has been held annually at the Arnold Sports Festival since 2002 and is regarded as the most prestigious title in professional Strongman. The event is coordinated by Drs. Terry and Jan Todd and features the world’s strongest athletes from Strongman, powerlifting and other strength disciplines.
This year, the Arnold Sports Festival will host the Arnold Strongman World Series Championship, the grand finale event of the Arnold Strongman World Series.
The Arnold Sports Festival has hosted the Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships since 2010. Amateur Strongwoman events were added in 2015.
For more information, visit www.strongmancorporation.com.