Arnold Strongman USA

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FINAL RESULTS

1. Martins Licis (USA)
2. Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland)
3. Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
4. Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia)
5. Jitse Kramer (Holland)
6. Jerry Pritchett (USA)
7. Brian Clark (USA)
8. Jean-Francois Caron (Canada)
9. Mateusz Ostaszewski (Poland)

The Arnold Pro Strongman USA was held on Saturday, January 19 on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California.

The event will also featured the World's Strongest Firefighter Contest and benefited the Santa Monica, Ventura and CALFire Benevolent Funds.

The Arnold Pro Strongman USA was a qualifier for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship to be held March 2-3, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted the event. Special Guests included 2018 Arnold Classic Strongman champion Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and two-time Arnold Strongman Classic champ Brian Shaw.

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COMPETITORS

The Arnold Pro Strongman USA will featured nine of the world's greatest Strongman competitors:

* Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia) - 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman Europe Champion
* Brian Clark (USA) - 2016 Arizona's Strongest Man
* Jean-Francois Caron (Canada) - 2018 Arnold Pro Strongman Africa Champion
* Rauno Heinla (Estonia) - 2018 Arnold Pro Strongman Australia Champion
* Jitse Kramer (Holland) - 2018 Arnold Pro Strongman Africa Runner-Up
* Martins Liciss (USA) - 2018 Arnold Pro Strongman Europe Champion
* Jerry Pritchett (USA) - 2017 America's Strongest Man
* Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland) - 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman Africa Champion
* Mateusz Ostaszewski (Poland) - 2017 Arnold Amateur World Champion

FEATS OF STRENGTH

The Arnold Pro Strongman USA was contested over five events:

* Log Press For Reps (385 pounds)
* Last Man Standing Deadlift (Opening at 700 pounds)
* ROGUE Sandbag Carry (400 pounds)
* Atlas Stone To Shoulder For Reps (400 pounds)
* Antique Fire Truck Pull

Martins Licas, the winner of Arnold Strongman USA, was already qualified for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship, so second-place finisher ateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland earned the automatic invitation. In addion, Matjaz Belsak and Jerry Pritchett locked up spots in Columbus with fourth- and sixth-place finishes, respectively. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson of Iceland is the defending Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Champion.

The Arnold Pro Strongman World Series features qualifying contests at Arnold Classic multi-sport festivals in Australia, South America, Africa and Europe. Additional qualifying events will be held at Festival Hommes Forts Warwick Warwick, Quebec, Canada with winners advancing to compete at the 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

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