Today on Saturday, January 18, 2020, the second annual Arnold Pro Strongman USA Qualifier was held at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California.
It was the last event for athletes to qualify for the 2020 Arnold Strongman Classic, which will take place from March 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio.
In today’s event, we witnessed many top Strongman athletes give their absolute best in an effort to come out on top. They participated in five events and in the end the 2019’s World’s Strongest Man Martin Licis emerged victorious with a score of 52, while Brian Shaw placed second with a score of 51; which means the 4x World’s Strongest Man champion did not qualify for the Arnold Classic in March.
Canada’s Maxime Boudreault was third with 50.5 points. Boudreault won the first three events of the competition and was in position to advance to Columbus before Licis and Shaw rallied in the final two events.
Check the official results below:
Final Results: 2020 Arnold Strongman USA
Arnold Pro Strongman USA 2020 Events & Results
Event 1: Slater Log Press and Clean
- Maxime Boudreault: 5 Reps
Event 2: Farmers Walk
- Maxime Boudreault: 2 For 2
Event 3: Rogue Strongman Sandbag Toss Over the Bar
- Maxime Boudreault: 4 Bags
Event 4: Deadlift for Reps
- Rauno Heinla: 9 Reps
Event 5: Rogue Strongman Sandbag Load
- Martins Licis finishes Sandbag load at 32.84s
2020 Arnold Strongman Classic Final Qualified Competitors List
- Hafthor Bjornsson (Iceland) – 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic USA Champion
- Rob Kearney (USA) – 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman Australia Champion
- Bobby Thompson (USA) – 2019 Arnold Amateur World Champion
- Olexii Novikov (Ukraine) – 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman South America Champion
- Mateusz Kielszikowski (Poland) – 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman Africa Runner-Up
- Jean-Francois Caron (Canada) – 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman Forts Warwick Champion
- Mikhail Shivlyakov (Russia) – 2019 Arnold Pro Strongman Europe Fourth-Place Finisher
- Martins Licis (USA) – 2020 Arnold Pro Strongman USA Champion
- Matjaz Belsak (Slovenia) – First Place, Season Qualifying Points
- Jerry Pritchett (USA) – Second Place, Qualifying Points
1st Alternate: Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
Arnold Strongman Classic 2020 will be held March 6-7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
It was an exhilarating yet nerve-racking experience for the many Strongman athletes who competed today but we’d like to congratulate Martins Licis for his big win.
Be sure to check back often for more updates related to Strongman events.