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.
Olga Liaschuck (Ukraine)
Danielle Vaji (USA)
Anna Harrjapaa (Sweden)
Lucia Del Noci (Australia)
Rhianon Lovelace (South Africa)
Jessica Fithen (USA)
Brooke Sousa (USA)
Britteny Cornelius (USA)
Bailey Duschene (Canada)
Jessica Theaker (Canada)
Christina Bangma (USA)
* Axle Press (220 pounds for reps, 60 second time limit)
* Frame Carry (540 pounds for distance, 60 feet with 60 second time limit)
* Husafell Stone Carry (300 pounds for distance)
* Blob Deadlift (375 pounds)
* Stone To Shoulder (220 pounds for reps, 60 second time limit)
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.
For more information, visit www.strongmancorporation.com
ARNOLD PRO STRONGWOMAN CHAMPIONS
2017: Leifia Ingalls (USA)
2018: Donna Moore (United Kingdom)
2019: Olga Liaschuck (Ukraine)