Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Held at Santa Monica Pier
Arnold Pro Strongman USA was held in Sanat Monica Pier in LA
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host Arnold Pro Strongman USA and a portion of the proceeds benefited California Firefighters.
The Arnold Pro Strongman USA is a qualifier for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championships to be held March 2-3, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. It featured the world's greatest Strongmen, 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 was contested for over 5 events:
*Log Press For Reps (385 pounds)
*Last Man Standing Deadlift (Opening at 700 pounds)
*ROGUE Cyclone Strongman Sandbag Carry (400 pounds)
*Atlas Stone to Shoulder For Reps (375 pounds)
*Antique Fire Truck Pull (weight TBD)
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 Championship. In addition, the top two in Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Qualifying Points will also earn spots in Columbus. Kieliszkowski, Pritchett and Belsak are currently tied for first with 25 points.
Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland is the defending Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Champion and will return to Columbus to defend his title.
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, Quebec, Canada with winnners advancing to compete at the 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship.