Arnold Classic

Curry Wins 31st Arnold Classic

Brandon “The Prodigy” Curry, a veteran from Murfreesboro, Tenn., scored a stunning win over defending champion William Bonac to win the 31st Arnold Classic at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival.

Curry, with his wife Brandy Leaver and four children in the audience, won the Arnold Classic for the first time. He also owns wins at the 2013 Arnold Classic Brasil and 2017 Arnold Classic Australia.

Curry received congratulations from Arnold Schwarzenegger, a check for $130,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket, and the champion’s trophy from Carol Zawadzki of Midway Labs USA and Steve Slater of ROGUE Fitness.

Bonac, of the Netherlands, who won the 2018 Arnold Classic and finished fourth at the 2018 Mr. Olympia finished second. Curry received $75,000 and a medal from VPX Sports and Jan Tana. Bonac recieved and $10,000 for Most Muscular Award.

In a surprise, Luke Sandoe of the United Kingdom, competing in the Arnold Classic for just the second time, finished third. He received a check for $50,000 and a medal from Europa Sports and Animal.

Cedric McMillan, the 2017 champion from Heath Springs, S.C., was fourth and received $30,000 and a medal from ALLMAX and Blackstone Labs.

Roelly Winklaar
of the Netherlands finished fifth and received $15,000 from Rule One Protein / Rivalus and Pure Protein.

Steve Kuclo of Dallas, Texas was sixth received $10,000 from Ricart Automotive and Monster Energy / Muscle Monster.

Also competing and finishing seventh through 12th, respectively, were Rafael Brandao (Brasil), Josh Lenartowicz (Australia), Akim Williams (Pompton Lakes, N.J), Victor Martinez (New York, New York), Charles Dixon (Greenville, S.C) and Mikhail Volinkin (Uzbekistan).  Lenartowicz took home $10,000 for the inaugural Ed Corney Best Posing Award.

2019 COMPETITORS

William Bonac
Rafael Brandão
Brandon Curry
Charles Dixon
Steve Kuclo
Josh Lenartowicz

Victor Martinez
Cedric McMillan
Luke Sandoe
Mikhail Volinkin
Akim Williams
Roelly Winklaar

Arnold Classic Champions

1989: Rich Gaspari
1990: Mike Ashley
1991: Shawn Ray
1992: Vince Taylor
1993: Flex Wheeler
1994: Kevin Levrone
1995: Michael Francois
1996: Kevin Levrone
1997: Flex Wheeler
1998: Flex Wheeler
1999: Nasser El Sonbaty
2000: Flex Wheeler
2001: Ronnie Coleman
2002: Jay Cutler
2003: Jay Cutler
2004: Jay Cutler

2005: Dexter Jackson
2006: Dexter Jackson
2007: Victor Martinez
2008: Dexter Jackson
2009: Kai Greene
2010: Kai Greene
2011: Branch Warren
2012: Branch Warren
2013: Dexter Jackson
2014: Dennis Wolf
2015: Dexter Jackson
2016: Kai Greene
2017: Cedric McMillan
2018: William Bonac
2019: Brandon Curry