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Event Overview

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The 2021 Arnold Classic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2021 Arnold Classic will feature four IFBB Pro League divisions - Arnold Classic men’s open bodybuilding, Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International.


Prejudging will be held at 10 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.


The 2021 IFBB Pro League Meet & Greet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. All athletes competing in the Arnold Classic, Arnold Classic Physique, Fitness International and Bikini International.

The 2021 Arnold Friday Night Showcase Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger* will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Battelle Grand. The Showcase will feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and past Arnold Classic champions Ronnie Coleman, Cedric McMillan, Victor Martinez and Mike Ashley.

*Please note the 2021 Meet & Greet was canceled due to increasing coronavirus cases and replaced with the Friday Night Showcase.

2021 Arnold Classic Schedule


Friday, Sept. 24

Friday Night Showcase Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger*
8:30 PM

Just like the popular Arnold Sunday Showcase but now on Friday night! The Friday Night Showcase is your opportunity to hear from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arnold Classic champions Ronnie Coleman, Cedric McMillan, Victor Martinez and Mike Ashley. The showcase is hosted by the Voice of Bodybuilding, Bob Cicherillo.

*Please note the 2021 Meet & Greet was canceled due to increasing coronavirus cases and replaced with the Friday Night Showcase.


Saturday, Sept. 25

Prejudging
10:00 AM

Bikini Prejudging
Arnold Classic Physique Prejudging
Fitness Prejudging
Arnold Classic Men’s Open Prejudging

Finals
7:00 PM

Fitness International Routines
Arnold Classic Men’s Open Routines
Arnold Classic Men’s Open Comparisons
Arnold Classic Pose Down
Bikini International Finals & Awards
Arnold Classic Physique Routines
Arnold Classic Physique Pose Down & Awards
Fitness International Awards
Arnold Classic Awards


Please note that all events will be held at Greater Columbus Convention Center. All tickets include admission to both prejudging and finals. Arnold Classic Physique routines will be performed during prejudging. Arnold Classic and Fitness International routines will be performed during finals.

The 2021 Arnold Classic will not feature an expo or sports other than the four IFBB Pro League divisions listed above. The full Arnold Sports Festival and Arnold Fitness EXPO will return March 3-6, 2022. For exhibition information for March 2022, visit www.arnoldexpo.com