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2018 Arnold Strongman Classic Athletes & Events

The Arnold Sports Festival has released the events and schedule for what many consider the pinnacle of the sport a long with the qualified athletes. The big news is the Austrian Oak is out and back in its place the Appolon’s Axle, the reintroduction of Atlas Stones and no Zydrunas Savickas

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The 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic will again feature the finals of Arnold Strongman Pro World Series that featured qualifiers throughout the world at Arnold Classic multi-sport festivals in Australia, South America, Africa and Europe in 2017.



The Bag Over Bar (3:30-4:45 p.m.)
Competitors will toss bags weighing approximately 50 pounds to more than 100 pounds over a 15-foot high bar. The bags are custom-maded by ROGUE Fitness. Event judged on weight and number of times bag successfully tossed over bar.

The Stone Shoulder (4:45-5:30 p.m.


Appolon’s Wheel (1:45-3:15 p.m.)

The ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift (3:15-5:30 p.m.)
Rising bar deadlift with a minimum starting weight of 749 pounds. The event features the ROGUE Elephant Bar, which is much longer an a regulation Olympic bar. Competitors have 30 seconds per attempt. Event judged on weight.

The Timber Carry (Approximately 9 p.m.)

Competitors will carry a wooden frame weighing approximately 1,140 pounds up a 35-foot ramp (10.7 meters). Event judged on time and distance. Straps are allowed. The Timber Carry has been an Arnold Strongman Classic staple since 2002.


  • Brian Shaw (USA)
  • Mikhael Shivlyakov (Russia)
  • Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
  • Mateusz Kieliskowski (Poland)
  • Hafthor Bjornsson (Iceland)
  • Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia)
  • Mateusz Ostazsewski (Poland)
  • Jerry Pritchett (USA)
  • Jean-Francois Caron (Canada)
  • Dimitar Savatinov (Bulgaria)
  • 1st Alternate Vytautas Lalas (Lithuania)

All athletes would have qualified through the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series more information on how athletes qualified or why certain athletes may be missing can be found here https://www.strongmancorporation.com/arnold-pro-strongman-world-series-update/

Source: http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/sports-and-events/strength-sports/arnold-strongman-classic/

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