Arnold Pro Strongman Competition To Be Held On Santa Monica Pier On Jan. 19

December 29, 2018

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

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

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host the event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit California Firefighters.



The Arnold Pro Strongman USA will feature up to 10 of the world's greatest Strongman competitors, including:

Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia) - 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman Europe Champion
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 Licics (USA) - 2018 Arnold Pro Strongman Europe Champion
Jimmy Paquet (Canada) - 2016 Canada's Strongest Man Runner-Up
Jerry Pritchett (USA) - 2017 America's Strongest Man
Mateusz Kieliskowski (Poland) - 2017 Arnold Pro Strongman Africa Champion
Mateusz Ostazsewski (Poland) - 2017 Arnold Amateur World Champion


The Arnold Pro Strongman USA will be 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

The winner of Arnold Strongman USA will qualify for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship. In addition, the top two in Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Qualifying Points will also qualify to compete in Columbus.

Heading into Arnold Strongman USA, Mateusz KielszikowskiJerry Pritchettand Matjaz Belsak are tied for first in points with 25.

Hafthor Bjornsson 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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