The Arnold Strongman USA Championship will return to the Santa Monica Pier on January 18, 2020 for the second year in a row with some of the world’s strongest men to compete against each other and raise money for California firefighter funds.
The Arnold Strongman USA Championship is an annual competition featuring strength athletes from all over the world. Created by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer, it is an offshoot of the Arnold Sports Festival which takes place annually in Columbus, OH. Instead of focusing on endurance, speed and athleticism like the World’s Strongest Man, the competition is geared towards the heaviest instruments in the world to find out who truly is the strongest man.
The Arnold Strongman USA Championship
Saturday, January 18, 2020; 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pier Parking Peck, West end of Colorado Ave. on the Pier
General Admission- $30+
Here’s some highlights from the 2019 Championship:
In addition to ten of the world’s strongest powerlifters competing against each other, firefighters from around the state will have their own version of the strongman events to find “The World’s Strongest Firefighter.” This charity competition was designed to highlight the strength of firefighters and give them the spotlight they deserve, while raising money for charity. Last year, while raising over $75,000, competitors were cheered on and encouraged by the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Spectators also enjoyed several other celebrity sightings, such as Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello, along with watching the powerlifters beat incredible feats such as deadlifting 950 pounds and pulling an antique firetruck down the Pier deck. There’s so much in store for 2020’s competition! Watch this short YouTube clip displaying Arnold Schwarzenegger’s excitement and click here for more information about the show.
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