The 2022 Arnold Classic was a two-day extravaganza for Men’s Open competitors. Brandon Curry took home first place at the second most prestigious show of the year.
On Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. bodybuilders from across the globe took part in the Arnold Classic in hopes of securing a major title. Saturday saw the Open Men’s competitors take the stage for the finals as the show kicked off at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
2021 Arnold Classic champ Nick Walker has opted not to compete this year so he could solely focus on preparing for Mr. Olympia in Dec. Nevertheless, the lineup is stacked with talent and will see the return of 2020 Arnold Classic champion William Bonac.
In the leadup to the event, most fans pegged Brandon Curry as an early favorite since he won the 2019 Arnold Classic and 2019 Mr. Olympia. After coming in second place the last two years at Olympia, Brandon appears to have taken the criticism to heart and worked on improving his legs.
The show didn’t lack excitement and there was a number of younger bodybuilders who had a huge impact on the results. Regan Grimes and Brett Wilkin made waves on Friday, and still have plenty of room to grow as bodybuilders.
In one of the most stacked lineups at the 2022 Arnold Classic, it was Brandon Curry who pulled off first place. The judges made all of the competitors work hard on stage. Drama was high on Saturday night as William Bonac put forth an impressive overall package. However, Brandon Curry won the Arnold Classic Men’s Open title with Bonac coming in second. Steve Kuclo trailed behind in third place and brought a well-rounded physique.
Samson Dauda surprised a lot of people when he came in fourth place. After pushing Justin Rodrguez on stage, it appeared the two were fighting for placement. Dauda maintained a hard physique for the show’s entirety which will definitely be a talking point in bodybuilding for weeks to come.
2022 Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Results:
- Winner — Brandon Curry, $200,000
- Second Place — William Bonac, $120,000
- Third Place — Steve Kuclo, $70,000
- Fourth Place — Samson Dauda, $37,500
- Fifth Place — Justin Rodriguez, $20,000
- Sixth Place — Brett Wilkin, $12,500
- Seventh Place — Regan Grimes, $2000
- Eighth Place — Maxx Charles, $2000
- Ninth Place — Fabio Giga Rezende, $2000
Best Poser Award
Brandon Curry wins Arnold Classic Physique best poser award.
- Ed Corney Best Poser Award: Brandon Curry ($10,000)
Most Muscular Award
William Bonac wins the Franco Columbu most muscular award!
- Most Muscular Award: William Bonac ($10,000)
Check out the 2022 Arnold Classic Results For All Divisions
Arnold Classic Winners
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2022 Arnold Classic Scorecard
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