Arnold Classic 2020 Results

Arnold Classic 2020 Results – This year’s Arnold Classic was hobbled up front by the news of the canceled Arnold Fitness Expo and barring of most spectators entrance to observe the dozens of competitions and contest. A state ordered blockade of large expo type events caused havoc as COVID-19/Coronavirus raised threat levels to “ We will take legal action to shut down” quotes from the government. Mid-week they did find a compromise and allow spectators for the larger IFBB type events and Strongman Events, which made a lot of fans happy and brought some much needed energy to the events defeated feeling.

Regardless, the 2020 Arnold Classic still took place with some fire and while a few international competitors dropped out we saw the top dogs do their thing and set the tone for the Olympia to come later in the year (as well as the hyped up Athleticon via the Rock). Here are the top 6 places, with first time winner William Bonac inching out Dexter Jackson and Big Ramy ( the favorites of many at the start).

Arnold Classic 2020 Results

  1. William Bonac
  2. Dexter Jackson
  3. Big Ramy
  4. Steve Kuclo
  5. Sergio Oliva Jr.
  6. Cedric McMillan

In prejudging the First call out, which is indicative of the top 5-7 was:

  • William Bonac
  • Big Ramy
  • Cedric McMillan
  • Akim Williams
  • Dexter Jackson
  • Steve Kuclo

In Prejudging the final call out, which usually determines the top placings of the events were:

  • Steve Kuclo
  • Dexter Jackson
  • Big Ramy
  • William Bonac

For those less familiar call outs are basically the judge’s way of comparing the stand out competitors. The first call out and last call out being the most important as the pre-judging is almost always the final decider of winners in these types of competitions, whereas the finals/posing tend to be for competitors display and possibly to decide a split decision in scores between two closely matched competitors. Once in a while someone who was flat in prejudging can gain some placement showing up laced in the routines portion. Middle call outs tend to determine top 10-15 placements. Basically, you want to called out first and last at that level of show.

Awards Given:

Most Muscular – Big Ramy

Best Posing – Sergio Oliva Jr.

For more on the Arnold 2020 Classic click here.

For more on Bodybuild3rs coverage on the Arnold click here.

 

 

 

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