INFO: 2015 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (ACAC) │ PROMO VIDEO


The 2015 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge will test which of the world’s top athletes in arm sports has the most “pull” during the Arnold Sports Festival.

Each year the titans of arm sports gather inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the Arnold EXPO stage for two days of armsport action. The preliminary round is Friday, March 6 from 9:30-11 a.m. and the thrilling final round is Saturday, March 7, from 9-10 a.m.

“Armwrestling has been on the rise in the US with the popularity of the AMC show Game of Arms,” said Denise Wattles, event co-director. “ Many of the shows stars are returning Arnold Champions.”

Champions competing include Craig Tullier, Bill Logsdon, Micheal Selearis, Don Underwood, Cobra Rhodes, Richard Lupkes, George Iszakouits and Tamara Mitts.

All competitors had to qualify by winning a national or world level event.

“The Arnold is the premiere arm sport event in the world,” said Fairfax Hackley, event co-director. “The top athletes from Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Poland, Republic of Georgia, South Korea and the United States will compete including many world champions.”

Need To Know

The Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge attracts the world’s best “arm sport” athletes, all of which must qualify to compete at the Arnold Sports Festival. 

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Friday, March 6, 2015
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage


Event Chair
Denise Wattles

Brent LaLonde ”


Leonard Harkless –

” This years Arnold’s Fitness Classic will have a Thors Hammer for first place instead of a jacket.
See you there.
LH “

Denise Wattles –

” Remember all past Arnold Champions are invited to attend this year. Please contact me at
and I will get an invitation to you. “

Denise Wattles –

” If you are competing at the Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge you do not have to pay to get in. Anyone that is coming with you can save money by purchasing tickets in advance.

Daily EXPO Ticket
The most popular ticket to the Arnold Sports Festival is the Daily EXPO Ticket, which in 2015 will again cost $10 in advance (plus Ticketmaster fees) and $15 at the door.

All tickets are available at

The Daily EXPO Ticket offers admission to the Arnold Fitness EXPO on March 6-8, 2015 and most other sports and events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and other venues, including: Amateur Strongman, Archery, Armwrestling, Art At The Arnold, Boxing, Cheerleading & Dance, DanceSport, 50+ DanceSport, Fencing, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Martial Arts Festival, Powerlifting, Pump & Run, 5K Run/Walk, Arnold Strongman Classic, Table Tennis, Ultimate Teen Challenge, Track & Field, Weightlifting, XPC Powerlifting, Swimming, Tennis, CrossFit Endeavor and Zumba Fitness and More.

Also included in the Daily EXPO Tickets are Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International prejudging, Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and Women’s Physique International prejudging and finals and Arnold Amateur Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Men’s & Women’s Physique finals that are held on the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage on Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The Daily EXPO Ticket also includes access to the first-annual Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO at the Ohio Expo Center, March 7-8, 2015 and the various competitions and events that will be held at the Ohio Expo Center for the first time in 2015. These events include cheerleading, table tennis and others.

Daily EXPO Tickets are NOT DATE SPECIFIC. For example, you cannot purchase an EXPO ticket in advance for Friday, March 6. The EXPO ticket you purchase can be used Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

A package of three (3) Daily EXPO Tickets is available for $27 in advance ($33 including Ticketmaster fees). The three Daily EXPO Tickets for $33 (fees included) is the BEST VALUE as you can SAVE $12 on the cost of three admissions at the door ($45). “

Armwrestling Table with USA flag for the 2015 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (ACAC) │ Image Source: PAL – Professional Armwrestling League
Armwrestling Table with USA flag for the 2015 Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge (ACAC) │ Image Source: PAL – Professional Armwrestling League

PAL – Professional Armwrestling League:

This year, armwrestling fights at Arnold Classic will take place on exclusive tables with U.S. design. The tables are on their way already. All the armwrestling fans are invited to the tournament organized by Denise Wattles and Leonard Harkless!

Arnold Sports Festival 2015 Promo
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