That’s another one in the books for the Australian fitness industry’s biggest weekend of the year at the Arnold Sports Festival 2019 in Melbourne. The biggest highlights (apart from rubbing shoulders with the man himself Arnold Schwarzenegger) was to see so many Perth athletes completely dominate across the festival.
With over 10 champions, 5 powerlifting records (in one lift) and 3 new IFBB Pro Cards brought back home to Perth… here are our champions:
Sinead was our first Pro Card winner over the weekend, taking out the Women’s Fitness category with an amazingly athletic routine.
After winning the Overall Champion here in Perth at the Josh Lenartowicz Classic, Nicole went on to not only win her division but the Overall Bikini Champion at the Arnold Sports Festival.
Reza went up against Australian Bodybuilding legend Nick Jones to take out his category and later go on to win the Men’s Classic Physique Overall and secure his Pro Card along the way. Reza is fresh out of juniors and has a solid future ahead alongside current Perth Classic Physique Pro Paulie Vu.
After a dominating performance here in Perth, James went on to improve his conditioning and take out the under 90’s category in convincing fashion. Holding his own in the Overall against Australia’s newest Pro, Jake Nikolopoulos, James is next in line to earning his Pro Card in the coming years.
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Very proud of my achievements on the weekend. Not specifically a medal or my title.. those are a bonus. But proud of my physique and the overall outcome of my prep. Yes, I made some good progress from last year but I strengthened who I am as a person more than anything. Taking away what I can. There is ALWAYS a reason and point to take home from all wins and losses. Thank you @ifbbproleagueoz for running another amazing Arnolds Classic Aus. It got even better since last year, and I would 100% do it again in 12months time! Special mention to the @protanaustraliaofficial1 team, your group of tanners are exceptional. Congratulations to ALL competitors who got on stage. Your physique will always talk for you and time will always tell you what’s next. Now for us all to go back to the drawing board and progress some more. Spend more time where it’s needed in life and on physique. Rest and recover. ✌🏼❤️
The giant from the West, Dylan Hellriegel broke five powerlifting records at the meet including:
Whilst becoming the champion of the ProRaw XI and well on the way to becoming the GOAT.
Coming from a Crossfit Games athlete to Strongman competitor, Ngarimu can now call himself Australia’s Strongest Man under 90kgs.
As seen in our Road to Arnold’s trailer, Matt Lynch Blanch has now been crowned Australia’s Strongest Man and earned himself a spot in the Pros to compete amongst the strongest men in the World.
Our Perth Kettlebell team represented by taking home five gold medals across the different events with the athletes receiving an invitation to compete on the World stage.
Pole Dancing duo, Brenda and Cassie took home the gold for the Couple’s division at the Pole Championships earning them a spot to the Worlds.
Congratulations to all our Perth athletes who represented WA so well at the Arnold Sports Festival, you guys should all be proud.