FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 2007
More than 300 amateur athletes expected:
Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Contests debut
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The First Annual Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships will debut at historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the Greater Columbus Convention Center March 2-3, welcoming amateur competitors in a major new event at the 2007 Arnold Sports Festival.
About The Amateur Competitions:
"These four amateur contests will let spectators see 'The physiques of the future', the promising new athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, and figure from around the nation," said Bob Lorimer, event co-promoter with the Fitness Factory's Mike Davies. More than 300 amateur athletes from more than 40 states will compete in the four events.
Overall winners will have their photographs taken with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and will receive tickets to attend their corresponding professional competitions, the Arnold Classic, or the Ms. International, Fitness International and Figure International competitions.
The Arnold Sports Festival, with bodybuilding as the heart of the weekend, features 39 events, 14 Olympic sports, 17,000 competitors, and more than 132,000 spectators.
Prejudging for all four events and fitness and figure finals will be Friday, March 2 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 9:00am-2:00pm. tickets are $25. The men's and women's amateur bodybuilding finals will be March 3 at the Arnold Fitness EXPO at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 9:00am-11:00am. admission is $10.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com/arnold or (614) 431-3600. For more information see our websites: www.arnoldclassicamateurbodybuilding.com, and www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships Sponsors: World Gym, The Fitness Factory, American Physiques, Cathy Savage Fitness, Collins McDonald & Gann, Healthy Image, Live Technologies, Pepsi.
Arnold Sports Festival National Sponsors: GNC, Amino Vital, ct pro, Cytodyne, EAS, Fizogen, Gaspari Nutrition, Gold's Gym, Jan Tana, MET-Rx, MHP, MuscleTech, Muscular Development, NetJets, NxLabs, Solae, Star Trac, Sunrider, Twinlab, Ultimate Nutrition, Vitamin Shoppe, VPX.
Arnold Fitness EXPO Sponsors: Bodybuilding.com, BSN, Bulk Nutrition, Dymatize, Iron-Tek, ISS, Labrada Nutrition, MRI, MRM, Optimum Nutrition, Plaza Travel, Prolab, SAN, StarChem, STS, Supplements to Go, Triarco, Ultimate Burn Machine, Universal Nutrition.
Arnold Sports Festival Local Sponsors: American Dairy Association Mideast, Blitz 99.7, Columbus Dispatch, Huntington Banks, Raisin Rack, Ricart Automotive, Time Warner Cable, WBNS 10-TV, World Gym-Columbus.
For more information see our website: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.