RESULTADOS SÁBADO NOCHE, BODYBUILDING, BIKINI, MENS PHYSIQUE Y STRONGMAN, EN EL ARNOLD CLASSIC OHIO 2017
Cedric McMillan Wins Arnold Classic For Career-Defining Victory
COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 4, 2017) – Cedric McMillan of Heath Springs, South Carolina outlasted fast-rising Dallas “Big Country” McCarver of Blue Goose, Tenn., to win the prestigious Arnold Classic for the first time and finally notch the career-defining victory that has long eluded the popular eight-year IFBB Pro League veteran.
McMillan finished second to Kai Greene last year and had finished in the top 6 in Columbus in each of the past four years,
McMillan received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a check for $130,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion’s trophy from Catherine Colle of Midway Labs USA and Jeff Howe of Optimum Nutrition.
McCarver, 25, who many believe is on a fast-track to the top of the sport, received $75,000 and a medal from ROGUE Fitness and BSN.
Maxx Charles, an upstart pro from Huntington, New York, was third and received $50,000 from Muscle & Fitness Magazine and The Columbus Dispatch. Charles was seventh in his Arnold Classic debut in 2016.
Lionel Beyeke of France was fourth and received $30,000 from Animal and Ultimate Nutrition. The finish was his best in three appearances in the Arnold Classic.
Juan “Diesel” Morel of Deer Park, New York was fifth and received $15,000 from Rule One Proteins and Complete Nutrition. Morel was sixth in his Arnold Classic debut in 2016.
Fouad “Hoss” Abiad of Canada, competing in thee Arnold Classic for the fourth time, was sixth and received $10,000 from Muscle Egg and Generation Iron. His previous best finish was 10th in 2013.
Also competing and finishing seventh through 10th, respectively, were Michael Lockett of Cleveland, Ohio; Luke Sandoe of the United Kingdom; Vitaly Fateev of Russia; and Will Harris of Los Angeles, Calif.
Brasilian Native Angelica Teixeira Wins 2017 Bikini International
COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 4, 2017) – Angelica Teixeira, a native of Brasil who lives in Bergenfield New Jersey, won the Bikini International for the biggest victory of her short IFBB Pro League career.
Teixeira, who won her third contest since turning pro in 2015, received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $7,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion’s trophy from Catherine Colle Midway Labs USA and Jeff Howe of Optimum Nutrition. Teixeira was fourth in Columbus in her Bikini International debut in 2016.
The remainder of the Bikini International top six:
- 2nd place: Courtney King of Chicago, Ill., received $3,000 and a trophy from ROGUE Fitness and Ultimate Nutrition.
- 3rd place: Jennifer Ronzitti of Severna Park, Md., received $2,000 and a trophy from Jan Tana and BSN.
- 4th place: Janet Layug of Lakeland, Fla., received $1,000 and a trophy from Animal and MHP.
- 5th place: India Paulino of Weston, Fla., received $1,000 and a trophy from Muscle Egg and SBD Apparel.
- 6th place: Justine Munro of Canada received $1,000 and a trophy from Cytosport and Allmax.
Ryan Terry Outlasts Large Field To Win Arnold Men’s Physique
Ryan Terry of England outlasted a field of 35 competitors to win the Arnold Classic Men’s Physique for the biggest win of his three-year career in the IFBB Pro League. Terry received congratulations from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, $5,000, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and the champion’s trophy from Jeff Howe of Optimum Nutrition and Catherine Colle of Midway Labs USA. Terry was fourth in Columbus in 2016.
The remainder of the Arnold Men’s Physique top six:
- 2nd place: Andre Ferguson received $2,000 and a trophy from ROGUE Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.
- 3rd place: Defending champion Brandon Hendrickson of Bartlett, Ill., received $1,500 and a trophy from The Columbus Dispatch and Complete Nutrition.
- 4th place: George Brown of Columbus, Ohio received $1,500 and a trophy from Ultimate Nutrition and Generation Iron.
- 5th place: Jeremy Potvin received $1,000 and a trophy from Rule One Proteins and VPX.
- 6th place: Raymont Edmonds received $500 and a trophy from Rivalus and Animal.
Harold “King Kong” Kelley Wins 2nd Straight Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair
Harold Kelley of Grand Prairie, Texas, continued his dominance of the sport of professional wheelchair bodybuilding when he won the Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair Presented by Bodybuilding.com for the second straight year.
Kelly earned $3,000 and a one-of-a-kind Arnold Classic Pro Wheelchair Championship Ring from event founder Nick Scott. Gabriele Andriulli of Italy finished second and earned $2,000, while Daniel Minster of Czech Republic was third and earned $1,000. Adelfo Cerame Jr. of Cerritos, Calif., was fourth and Antoni Khadraoui of Sweden was fifth. Cerame Jr. was named Best Poser and earned an extra $1,000.
Brian Shaw Dominates In Winning 3rd Arnold Strongman Classic Crown
COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 4, 2017) – Brian Shaw of Lupton, Colo., won his third Arnold Strongman Classic title in dominating fashion at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus. The event also served as the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Championship.
Shaw won the contest’s first three events and was second in the fourth event to take a commanding 39-31.5 lead over second-place finisher Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland going into the final event.
In the Austrian Oak event, held on the Battelle Grand Stage during the Arnold Classic Finals, Shaw tied for second after he lifted the 430-pound version of the Austrian Oak overhead two times. Bjornsson won the event with three lifts. Shaw finished with 47.5 points and Bjornsson 41.5.
For the victory, Shaw received congratulations from Arnold Schwarzenegger, $72,000 and the Louis Cyr Trophy. Bjornsson earned $22,000 for finishing second.
On Friday, Shaw won the Bale Tote by carrying the 1,565-pound apparatus 13 feet in 14.87 seconds. He then won the Timber Carry by moving the 1,102-pound frame up a 35-foot ramp in 22.48 seconds.
Earlier on Saturday, Shaw took first in the ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift (991 pounds). Shaw was second in the Bag Over Bar by tossing an 85-pound weight over a 15-foot bar. Bjornsson won Bag Over Bar by clearing 90 pounds.
Shaw also won the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2015 and 2011. His three Cyr trophies is the third-most in history. Zavickas, who was injured and did not compete, has a record eight titles. Derek Poundstone of Connecticut is the only other man to win the event more than once, earning the Cyr Trophy in 2009 and 2010.
Shaw qualified for the Arnold Strongman Classic by winning the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series qualifier held at Arnold Classic Europe in September 2016. The Arnold Pro Strongman World Series features qualifying events at Arnold Sports Festival events around the world, with winners advancing to compete in the Arnold Pro Strongman World Series Championship at the Arnold Sports Festival.
Also competing in the 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic were:
- 3rd place (39.5 points): Jerry Pritchett of Phoenix, Ariz., received $17,000.
- 4th place (31): Mateusz Kielszikowski of Poland received $12,000.
- 5th place (29): Mikhail Shivlyakov of Russia received $10,000.
- 6th place (25): Vytautas Lalas of Russia, received $7,000
- 7th place (22.5): Dimitar Savatinov of Bulgaria received $6,000
- 8th place (20.5): Martins Licis of USA received $4,000.
- 9th place (12.5): Zach Hadge of the USA received $3,000.
- 10th place (3): Krzystof Radzikowski of Poland received $2,000.
The 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic was contested over two days in five events: The Bale Tote, The Timber Carry, ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift, The Bag Over Bar and The Austrian Oak. The Austrian Oak was held at the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Arnold Men’s Physique Finals.
For more information and complete results, visit www.arnoldstrongmanclassic.com.
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