2007 Arnold Classic Weekend Info!

The 2007 Arnold Class Fitness Weekend took place in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the full results, pictures, webcast replays, and more...

Competition Information

This Year will be fantastic! We will present the greatest Arnold Classic Fitness Weekend ever. We now have 36 sports and events -- 15 of them Olympic sports -- more than 17,000 competitors -- and an expanded 650 booth EXPO.

We will again be bringing world class entertainment to the Arnold Fitness EXPO stage, plus a martial arts festival, international bodybuilding, fitness, and figure contests, strongman, gymnastics, cheerleading/dance, armwrestling, world powerlifting, pump & run, weightlifting, fencing, table tennis, archery, youth dancesport, boxing, wrestling, fitness fashion show, figure skating, speed skating, hockey skills, and new in 2007 -- an amateur bodybuilding, fitness, and figure competition.


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-> When:

    March 2nd - 4th, 2007

-> Where:

    If traveling from the North, take I-71 South to Broad Street and turn right. Continue across the bridge and the facility is on the right after the bridge. If traveling from the South, take I-71 North to 4th Street. Turn left onto Broad Street and continue across the bridge. The facility is on the right after the bridge.

    Available in lot beside building. Fee is $3.00 per car.

    Public Transportation:
    For COTA bus schedule information, call (614) 228-1776.

    General Rules:
    The use of snapshot and video recorders varies per show. There are no carry-ins.

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arrow 2007 Arnold Classic Competitor Line-up

    Men - Arnold Classic:

    * Last updated: February 26, 2007.

    1. Gustavo Badell
    2. Mark Dugdale
    3. Tony Freeman
    4. Marcus Haley
    5. Phillip Heath
    6. David Henry
    7. Dexter Jackson
    8. Victor Martinez
    9. Ronny Rockel
    10. Markus Ruhl
    11. Sergey Shelestov
    12. Vince Taylor
    13. Branch Warren
    14. Luke Wood
    15. Silvio Samuel
    16. Hidetada Yamagishi

    Ms. International:

    1. Lisa Aukland
    2. Dayana Cadeau
    3. Rosemary Jennings
    4. Iris Kyle
    5. Cathy LeFrancois
    6. Denise Masino
    7. Colette Nelson
    8. Susanne Niederhauser
    9. Antoinette Norman
    10. Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
    11. Lora Ottenad
    12. Betty Pariso
    13. Kim Perez
    14. Heather Policky
    15. Bonny Priest
    16. Annie Rivieccio

    Fitness International:

    1. Debra Czempinski
    2. Heidi Fletcher
    3. Bethany Gainey
    4. Adela Garcia
    5. Tracey Greenwood
    6. Amy Haddad
    7. Jennifer Hendershott
    8. Tanji Johnson
    9. Kimberly Klein
    10. Angela Monteleone-Semsch
    11. Mindi O’Brien
    12. Julie Palmer
    13. Julie Shipley-Childs
    14. Hollie Stewart
    15. Amy Villa-Nelson

    Figure International:

    1. Sonia Adcock
    2. Gina Aliotti
    3. Jane Awad
    4. Zena Collins
    5. Mary Elizabeth Lado
    6. Deborah Leung
    7. Corry Matthews
    8. Inga Neverauskaite
    9. Amanda Savell
    10. Chastity Slone
    11. Briana Tindall
    12. Julie Wallis
    13. Christine Wan
    14. Valerie Waugaman
    15. Latisha Wilder

    Dennis James has withdrawn due to injury.
    Zhanna Rotar has withdrawn
    Johnnie Jackson has withdrawn
    Gina Camacho has withdrawn due to injury

-> Hotel Information:

    This page shows hotels NORTH of the Columbus Convention Center which have special rates for visitors to the Arnold Fitness Weekend. Each hotel has put aside a large number of rooms for the weekend but they go very quickly. Other rooms may be available but at different rates.

    Make early reservations to be assured you receive the proper room rate.

    • North • South • East • West • Downtown

    • Map of Downtown (pdf)
    • Greater Columbus (pdf)

-> Event Schedule:

    Fri, 03/02/07
    09:00 AM 2007 Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships

    Fri, 03/02/07
    07:00 PM 2007 Arnold Classic: Fitness, Figure, and Ms. International Finals

    Sat, 03/03/07
    12:00 PM 2007 Arnold Classic: Men's Bodybuilding Prejudging

    Sat, 03/03/07
    07:00 PM 2007 Arnold Classic: Men's Bodybuilding Finals

    Sun, 03/04/07
    09:00 AM 2007 Arnold Classic: Training Seminar

-> Tickets:

    Purchase event tickets here!

    * VIP tickets for the 2006 Arnold Fitness Weekend are now available from ticketmaster.

Sports Festival Events

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    Go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    Full Event Details Here.

-> 5K Pump & Run:

    Changing the Sport of Running

    The Arnold 5K Pump and Run has changed the sport of running. What began as a way for athletes to show their overall fitness by pressing their body weight and completing a simple 5K run has evolved into the premiere event to demonstrate complete fitness for athletes.

    Some athletes prefer running as their test of fitness. Others use strength to measure their prowess. The athletes who participate in the Arnold 5K Pum & Run have changed the way others view fitness.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Armwrestling:

    Champion armwrestlers from England, Switzerland, and Canada joined top athletes from the United States to compete for the ten thousand dollars awarded in prize money at the 2006 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge. The Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge held at the annual Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio is the culmination of five qualifying events.

    Only the best of the best qualify to participate in this prestigious event and the battles that took place over the two days of competition proved just that to the thousands of spectators.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Bench Press Championship:

    The Arnold Bench Press Championship is the oldest competition held on the stage of the Arnold Fitness EXPO.

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    2006 Bench Press Competitor.
    More Pictures From 2006 Arnold Here!

    History says the strength competitions are what started the bodybuilding events. They are not distance cousins in any discussion. More like equal siblings. One's just a few years younger than the other.

    Registration information is available at the World Powerlifting Organization web site.

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    2006 PowerLifting Competitor.
    More Pictures From The 2006 Arnold Here!

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Boxing:

    The inaugural Arnold Championship Friday Nights Fights in 2006 began a new era in sports action at the Arnold Sports Festival.

    We added Nationwide Arena to the venue list for the weekend, taking virtually all convention space near downtown Columbus.

    This means more action, more athletes, more fitness stars and more for you to do at the weekend.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Cheerleading / Dance:

    About 4,000 competitors will be participating in this year's Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship as part of the Arnold Sports Festival, March 2-4, 2007.

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    2006 Cheerleaders.
    More Pictures From The 2006 Arnold Here!

    This highly-charged and competitive event promises to be exciting and impressive. �"This is one of the most exciting events of the weekend,� said Brian Hallam, President of US Spirit and event chairman. �"It’s athletic, fast paced and very exciting.�

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Youth DanceSport:

    Youth DanceSport is widely recognized as a leading exercise style that incorporates significant mastery of posture, presentation, total body coordination, costuming, physical endurance, and great fun. It offers young boys and girls an opportunity to be mutually engaged in activity that is comfortable and stylistic.

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    2006 Youth Dance Competitors.
    More Pictures From 2006 The Arnold Here!

    The event annually attracts a packed audience who have come to enjoy this oasis of glamour within the Arnold Sports Festival.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Fencing:

    One of only six sports participating in every modern Olympics, fencing requires speed, timing, tactics and lightning-fast reflexes to win the duel of armed combat. Athletes compete in three types of swords - foil, epee and sabre - in this fast and emotionally charged sport.

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    2006 Fencing Competitors.
    More Pictures From The 2006 Arnold Here!

    The Arnold Fencing Classic is a newer event in the Arnold Fitness Weekend . Over the past two decades, the AFW has become the largest weekend fitness show in North America, and in 2007 is expecting 175,000 spectators and 15,000 athletes from around the world competing in martial arts, gymnastics, bodybuilding, fencing, cheerleading, Olympic lifting, running, power lifting, and more.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Figure Skating:

    Arnold Classic Youth Figure Skating Competition.
    Dispatch Ice Haus,
    200 W Nationwide Blvd
    Columbus, Ohio

    Figure skating competition for skaters Pre-Alpha through Freestyle 10, ages 4-21.

    The Arnold Youth Figure Skating Competition features more than 100 beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of skaters ages 4-21. Competition will take place from 8:00 a.m. to -7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Hockey Skills:

    The Arnold Hockey Skills Challenge is open to players ages 6 to adult. Similar to the National Hockey League All Star Skills Competition, this event will allow players to measure themselves against their peers in four areas: puck control, skating speed, shot accuracy and shot speed. Competition will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Martial Arts:

    Full Event Details Here!

New Events For 2007

-> Sumo Wrestling:

    The Arnold Sports Festival will bring another first to Columbus, Ohio in 2007 ... the time honored Japanese sport of SUMO Wrestling. Jim Lorimer, Producer of the Weekend events commented, �"We will host a world-level SUMO demonstration event in 2007. This is another exciting extension of the international scope of the Arnold Sports Festival.�

    The concept of bringing SUMO to the Weekend has been in discussion since 2002. In 2006, Jim Seitzer, a longtime associate of the Weekend presented the idea anew to Jim Lorimer. Seitzer commented, �"Sumo is over-the-top. It is exotic and is surrounded by a mystery that appeals to all sports enthusiasts. Sumo has an intangible that connects a broad fan base and it is fun to watch.

    Full Event Details Here!

-> Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships:

    Future Champions in Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Fitness & Figure to Compete on the Legendary Veterans Memorial Stage.

    The Arnold Sports Festival 2007 will premiere the two-day Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 in Columbus, Ohio. This exciting and inspirational two-day event will showcase the aspiring talents of top male and female competitors from across the United States vying for top amateur status in men’s and women’s bodybuilding, and women’s fitness and figure.

    Full Event Details Here!

Sponsorship & Booths

    Interested in becoming an Arnold EXPO Sponsor? Want your logo displayed here and the other Arnold Sports Festival Web sites?

    Information about becoming a sponsor for the weekend is available at our Sponsorship Page. If you want to know how to go about reserving booth space at the Arnold EXPO, look here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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