Brandon Curry went into the 2022 Arnold Classic with hopes of becoming a member of Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler, Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Dexter Jackson, Branch Warren, and WIlliam Bonac as the one multi-time Arnold winners within the 34-year historical past of the competition. Not solely did he do it, however he needed to maintain off a really aggressive Bonac within the course of.
Curry and Bonac needed to undergo two full comparisons earlier than a winner might be decided. Curry additionally received the Ed Corney Best Poser award whereas Bonac received the Franco Columbu Most Muscular award. Aside from these honors, Curry additionally received the $200,000 first place prize cash and lots of momentum going into the 2022 Olympia, the place he hopes to regain the title from Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay.
Third place went to Steve Kuclo for the second yr in a row. Coming in fourth was the very spectacular Samson Dauda, and Justin Rodriguez rounded out the highest 5.
2022 Arnold Classic Division Winners
Between Friday and Saturday evening, six different professional division titles had been up for grabs, together with the anticipated matchup in Classic Physique between Terrence Ruffin, Breon Ansley, and Urs Kalecinski. Ruffin would emerge victorious and is now a back-to-back 2021 and 2022 Arnold Classic Physique champion. Ramon Rocha Queiroz really upset each Ansley and Kalecinski for second place in that division.
In Men’s Physique, Erin Banks and Emmanuel Hunter went forwards and backwards in each prejudging and the finals on March 5. In the top, Banks earns his first Arnold title, and now units his sights on defending Olympia champion Brandon Hendrickson.
Four girls divisions had been additionally contested within the Batelle Grand Ballroom. The largest upset was in Fitness the place Ariel Khadr defeated reigning Fitness International champion Missy Truscott to win her first Arnold championship. Truscott completed because the runner-up.
There was little question that Cydney Gillon was going to handle the Figure International contest. She now has two of these to associate with her 5 Olympia titles, and he or she plans to defend that this December in Las Vegas.
After a number of occasions because the runner-up at main contests, Lauralie Chapados lastly received her first title and is now 2022 Bikini International champion. Maureen Blanquisco, Ashley Kaltwasser, Elisa Pecini, and Jourdanne Lee rounded out the highest 5.
In the brand new Wellness division, Isabelle Nunes grew to become the primary Arnold Wellness champion. In a detailed contest, she edged out 2021 Olympia runner-up Angela Borges.