Competitors took the stage at one of the biggest bodybuilding shows of the year.

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The Arnold Classic is one of the most notable competitions on the bodybuilding calendar. Held annually for more than 30 years, it takes its name from event co-founder and undoubtedly the most popular bodybuilder of all time — Arnold Schwarzenegger.

While the Men’s Open division is often considered the primary bodybuilding event, multiple divisions have been added over the years. Ranging from Men’s Physique to Women’s Wellness, top-level competitors make the Arnold Classic a high priority in their competitive season.

The 2023 contest is drawing even more excitement in the Men’s Open division after promoters increased the prize money awarded, up 50% from the previous year. The champion is now set to bring home $300,000 along with one of the most prestigious titles in the sport.

How to Watch The Arnold Classic

It’s not too late to tune in and watch the competitors on stage. Fans can visit FanMio to purchase the pay-per-view for $59.99. It can be played on any Apple device, as well as on an Android TV, Google TV, and Amazon’s Fire TV.

Pre-judging and Finals for each division are distributed across the afternoons and evenings of Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4.

2023 Arnold Classic Results

Here are the results from this year’s Arnold Classic contest.

Men’s Open Arnold Classic

The Men’s Open division is scheduled for pre-judging from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST, Friday, March 3. The Finals are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Saturday, March 4. Results will be updated as they become available.

2023 Arnold Classic Competitors

By the end of the pre-judging round, front-runners appeared to include 2021 Arnold Classic winner Nick Walker, Andrew Jacked in his Arnold Classic debut, and Samson Dauda who placed 4th at the 2022 Arnold Classic.


Classic Physique

The competitive field included 2020 Arnold Classic winner Alex Cambronero, as well as 2022 Classic Physique Olympia finalists Ramon Rocha Quiroz, Urs Kalecinski, and Mike Sommerfeld (who finished runner-up, third, and fifth, respectively). Ramon “Dino” Rocha Quiroz improved on his runner-up status from the 2022 Arnold Classic and won his first Arnold Classic title.

2023 Arnold Classic Classic Physique Competitors

  • Jason Brown
  • Alex Cambronero
  • Junior Javorski
  • Courage Opara
  • Urs Kalecinski
  • Ramon Rocha Queiroz
  • Mike Sommerfeld


  1. Ramon Rocha Queiroz
  2. Urs Kalecinski
  3. Alex Cambronero
  4. Mike Sommerfeld
  5. Courage Opara
  6. Junior Javorski

Note: Urs Kalecinski additionally received the Best Poser award.


Competitors put on an impressive display of gymnastic agility, power, and strength. Defending Arnold Fitness champion Ariel Khadr aimed to retain her title and, after individual routines were performed, Khadr became a two-time winner.

2023 Arnold Classic Fitness Competitors

  • Ariel Khadr (2022 champion)
  • Jaclyn Baker
  • Tiffany Chandler
  • Oksana Grishina
  • Allison Kramer
  • Michelle Fredua-Mensah
  • Minna Pajulahti
  • Terra Plum
  • Kristin Pope
  • Tamara Vahn


  1. Ariel Khadr
  2. Jaclyn Baker
  3. Michelle Fredua-Mensah
  4. Allison Kramer
  5. Terra Plum
  6. Tiffany Chandler


The Wellness division is appearing for only the second year at the Arnold Classic. Isabelle Nunes won the inaugural show in 2022 and, with Nunes sitting out of this year’s contest, the lower-body focused category saw a new champion crowned as Kassandra Gillis took the win.

2023 Arnold Classic Wellness Competitors

  • Alexis Adams
  • Marissa Andrews
  • Sunny Andrews
  • Angela Borges
  • Amanda Burnett
  • Rayane Fogal
  • Kassandra Gillis
  • Andrea Hrenko


  1. Kassandra Gillis
  2. Angela Borges
  3. Rayane Fogal
  4. Alexis Adams
  5. Marissa Andrews
  6. Andrea Hrenko

Men’s Physique

The Men’s Physique division is scheduled to begin pre-judging Saturday, March 4, at 11 p.m. EST and is scheduled to conclude Finals at 10 p.m. EST. Results will be updated as they become available.

2023 Arnold Classic Men’s Physique Competitors

  • Erin Banks (2022 champion)
  • Vitor Chaves
  • Carlos DeOliveira
  • Myron Griffin
  • Juan Manuel Gomez
  • Emanual Hunter
  • Youcef Djoudi
  • Diogo Montenegro
  • Edvan Ferriera Palmeira
  • Antoine Weatherspoon



The Bikini division is scheduled to begin pre-judging Saturday, March 4, at 11 p.m. EST and is scheduled to conclude Finals at 10 p.m. EST. Results will be updated as they become available.

2023 Arnold Classic Bikini Competitors

  • Lauralie Chapados (2022 champion)
  • Romina Basualdo
  • Maureen Blanquisco 
  • Jennifer Dorie
  • Ivanna Escandar
  • Eli Fernandez
  • Alessia Fachin
  • Phoebe Hagan
  • Ashley Kaltwasser
  • Ukachi Onyejiaka


The Arnold Classic Weekend Continues

For many fans, bodybuilding competitions are the highlight of the Arnold Sports Festival weekend. Several divisions will continue competing in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, 2023. However, the Arnold Strongman Classic is also taking place with five events across two days and a slew of champions in the mix to earn another strength sport title.

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