Arnold Pro Strongwoman

Arnold Pro Strongwoman became the first major women’s professional Strongwoman contest in the world when it was held at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival. The ground-breaking competition is produced by Strongman Corporation.

Amateur Strongwomen divisions have been since 2015 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 third-annual Arnold Pro Strongwoman event will be held March 1-3 at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival 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.

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Great Britain's Moore Captures 2018 Arnold Pro Strongwoman

Donna Moore of Great Britain won the second-annual Arnold Pro Strongman Contest at the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival by besting defending champion Liefia Ingalls of California.

Moore was a steady force over the five events with first-place efforts in the Thumb Flip and Deadlift, a second-place finish in the Stones, tied for second in the Max Log and fourth-place in the Hercules Hold.

Moore won the Sandwina Trophy, $5,000 and an automatic invite to the 2019 Arnold Pro Strongwoman Contest.

Moore held a slim 33.5-32.5 lead over Ingalls before the final event, but her event-leading eight reps at 525 pounds on the Deadlift sealed the victory.

Moore qualified for the 2018 Arnold Pro Strongwoman Contest by winning the 2017 Arnold Amateur Strongwoman Championship at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival. She is also a former winner of Europe's Strongest Woman.

2018 Arnold Pro Strongwoman Results

1. Donna Moore (Great Britain), 43.5 points, $5,000
2. Liefia Ingalls  (USA(, 39, $2,500
3. Kristin Rhodes (USA), 36, $2,000
4. Britteny Cornelius (USA), 32.5, $750
5. Olga Liaschuk (Ukraine), 30, $500
6. Lidia Hunko (Ukraine), 27, $250
7. Brittany Diamond (United Kingdom), 21, $250
8. Laura Anderson (USA), 14, $250
9. Jessica Theaker (Canada), 12, $250
10. Keya Woodland (Australia), 10

2017 Arnold Pro Strongwoman Results

1. Liefa Ingalls, $5,000
2. Kaitlin Burgess, $2,500
3. Julie Rader, $2,000
4. Britteny Cornelius, $750
5. Kimberly Lawrence, $500
6. Brooke Sousa, $250
7. Kristin Johnson, $250
8. Jessica Kite, $250
9. Leslie Hofheins, $250
10. Jamie Christenson


2017: Leifia Ingalls (USA)
2018: Donna Moore (USA)

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