Arnold Strongman Classic 2020 Results

Arnold Strongman Classic 2020 Results and Recap

The “Mountain” takes home his third ( in a row) victory at the Arnold Strongman Classic in Columbus, Ohio last week barely edging out 2019 Arnold Africa Runner Up, Mateusz Kieliszkowski. The event was 6 events split up over 2 days, spread out over the Arnold Festival Arenas. While for a short time no spectators were going to be allowed to attend this competition, mid week the city officials gave a reprieve and allowed spectators to enjoy the IFBB and Strongman events in full, but the Arnold Expo stayed canceled. Without a crowd it would likely have been a little awkward for the giants among men to generate the pure god-like strength they needed to achieve victory.

Thor won his 3rd consecutive Arnold Class Strongman competition and is on his way to chasing Zydrunas Savickas who won 6 consecutive titles at the Arnold Strongman Classic back in the 2000s. “The Mountain” won the Bag Over Bar and the ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift events. He lifted an astounding 1,026 lbs in the Elephant Deadlift Event. He basically had the event locked up by the final Cyr Strategic Event having only needed his introduction rep to establish his victory. In a points style competition, every rep counts and “The Mountain” made the most of his early wins and high placings to guarantee his after party.


Arnold Strongman Classic 2020 Results

1st place (52.5 points): Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland, $72,000 – (3x in a row)

2nd place (50.5): Mateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland, $22,000

3rd place (36.5): Martins Licis of Los Angeles, $17,000

4th place (33): Jean-Francois Caron of Canada, $12,000

5th place (31): Oleksii Novikov of Ukraine, $10,000

6th place (29), tie: Mikhail Shivlyakov of Russia, $6,500 and Rob Kearney of Easthampton, Mass., $6,500

8th place (27): Jerry Pritchett of Phoenix, Ariz., $4,000.

9th place (24): Bobby Thompson of Fredericksburg, Virginia $3,000.

10th place (17.5): Matjaz Belsak of Estonia, $2,000.

Previous Strongman Winners

  • 2019: Hafthor Bjornsson
  • 2018: Hafthor Bjornsson
  • 2017: Brian Shaw


  • Trial By Stone, Bag Over Bar, Wheel Of Pain, ROGUE Elephant Bar Deadlift, Timber Carry and Cyr Strategic Challenge.

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