The 23rd Annual Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge will determine who among the world’s top arm sports athletes has the most “pull” during the Arnold Sports Festival. Each year the best arm wrestlers in the world gather at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for two days of armwrestling action.

The preliminary round is Friday, March 6 from 9:30-11 a.m. on the Arnold EXPO Stage and the final round will Saturday, March 7, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the ROGUE Strength Stage.

“Armwrestling popularity has been on the rise in the US,” said Denise Wattles, event co-director. “2019 will be our biggest and best event ever with more than 275 qualified competitors.”

“The Arnold is the premiere arm sport event in the world,” said Fairfax Hackley, event co-director. “The top athletes from 15 countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United States and Uzbekistan will compete.”