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from Roger Lockridge, Bodybuilding.com Writer
What's good, everybody? Hope all of you are having a wonderful Holiday season so far. We are around three months away from the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival which means the updates will be coming in often. So make sure you come check out the Arnold Blog and stay informed on all the happenings with one of the biggest weekends of the year. There are 50 events this year including the Arnold Classic, Arnold 212, Rock Star Bikini, International Sports Hall of Fame, the Expo, and so many more!
If you're with a company or a group that is involved and want to send updates for us to post, send them to me at email@example.com and we will get them posted ASAP.
You can also find more information at the ASF website www.arnoldsportsfestival.com .
From Roger Lockridge via Arnold Sports Festival:
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships will celebrate its 26th Anniversary in 2014 when the health and fitness celebration grows to a record 50 sports and events.
The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival will be held Feb. 27-March 2 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Arnold Sports Festival will again attract 175,000 sports and fitness fans to watch 18,000 athletes compete in 50 sports and events, including 13 Olympic events.
New events in 2014 include Tennis and Swimming, Arnold Classic 212 (lighter weight class for professional bodybuilders) and Pole Sport (an elegant display of strength with top competitors holding their bodies completely horizontal with only their arms like a human flag).
Olympic sports in which youth compete and Olympians or Olympic hopefuls appear include archery, boxing, fencing, gymnastics, judo, running, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, track & field, weightlifting and wrestling.
For more information, go to www.arnoldsportsfestival.com .
From Roger Lockridge via Arnold Sports Festival.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Arnold Sports Festival will add the 212-pound professional men’s bodybuilding division to its IFBB Pro League contests in 2014, event promoter Jim Lorimer announced today.
The men’s bodybuilding lightweight division has become one of the IFBB Pro League’s most popular since being introduced in 2008 as the 202-pound division. The allowed weight was increased to 212 pounds effective November 2011.
The first-annual Arnold Classic 212 will be held Feb. 28, 2014. Prejudging will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage, with finals sets for 7 p.m. that night at Veterans Memorial.
The Arnold Classic 212 will replace the Ms. International women’s bodybuilding competition at the Arnold Sports Festival. The Ms. International was part of the Arnold Sports Festival for 25 years, with Iris Kyle winning her record seventh title in 2013.
“The Arnold Sports Festival was proud to support women’s bodybuilding through the Ms. International for the past quarter century,” Lorimer said. “But in keeping with demands of our fans, the time has come to introduce the Arnold Classic 212 beginning in 2014. We are excited to create a professional competitive platform for some of the IFBB Pro League’s most popular competitors.”
The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival will again feature five IFBB Pro League events: men’s bodybuilding, 212 men’s bodybuilding, women’s fitness, figure and bikini.
The 2014 Arnold Sports Festival – which will once again feature 18,000 athletes from more than 80 nations competing in 45 sports and events – will be held Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. Arnold
Classic 212, Fitness International and Figure International competitions will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Veterans Memorial. The 26th Annual Arnold Classic and Bikini International will be held on Saturday, March 1 at Veterans Memorial.
The Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held March Feb. 27-28 at Veterans Memorial and March 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com for more information.
MRI Performance, PROLAB and Natrol Make a Successful Return to Arnold Sports Festival, celebrating 25th Anniversary!
Schwarzenegger and many more gathered around crowded booth, as MRI and PROLAB Athletes revealed exciting new products and discussed latest workout routines
MRI Performance and PROLAB, the leader of innovative sports nutrition products, returned this weekend to the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the country, located in Columbus, Ohio. As a first-time major title sponsor for the Festival's 25th Anniversary, MRI and PROLAB athletes shared fitness tips and advice, and distributed exciting new products to over 175,000 professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Athletes live sampled popular new supplements - crowd favorites included MRI’s popular new NO2 Black Full Cycle, Black Powder Ultra, as well as E02 Edge, the breakthrough new non-stimulant pre-training formula. Each day, one lucky booth attendee was awarded a $500 prize pack of products.
Bodybuilding legend and the event co-producer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was spotted hanging out at the always popular MRI/PROLAB/Natrol booth, chatting with the MRI and PROLAB athletes about the amazing products their brands have to offer, as well as taking some fun photos. MRI and PROLAB Athletes who attended this year's Arnold included Kyle Clarke, Charles Fuller, Nick Bolton, Maribel Burgos, Emily Nicholson, Sue Knott, Jessica Clay, Jeremy Scott, Thanh Le, Malcolm Marshall, Moji Oluwa and Kayla Deuley.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the MRI Endurance Cycling Team shared another victory as they competed in the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic in Merced, California where team members Randall Coxworth won the Stage 4 Almond Blossom Road Race, Chris Dimarchi placed 2nd in the Merced Irrigation District Road Race, and Kayle LeoGrande took home the overall win. In addition, this weekend at the Surf City Cyclery Criterium in Costa Mesa, California team member Philip Tinstman came in 1 st for both the 35+ masters and the pro-race back to back.
The MRI Endurance powered by Monster Media race team is owned and operated by MMR Sports Group, LLC. The primary focus has been to help grow the sport of cycling by building an all-encompassing program where young riders can begin their careers, evolve, and ride throughout their later years.
MRI Performance is the subsidiary sports nutrition brand of the Natrol, Inc, a global leader in the nutrition industry and trusted manufacturer and marketer of superior quality supplements. Natrol’s Family of Brands also includes: Natrol, PROLAB, NuHair, Shen Min, Promensil, Trinovin and Laci Le Beau.
For more information on MRI, please visit www.mri-performance.com
For more information on PROLAB, please visit www.prolab.com
For more information on Natrol, please visit www.natrol.com
from Roger Lockridge via MRI
MRI Performance – the leader in innovative sports nutrition products – will be surrounded by more than 175,000 fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes at the Arnold Sports Festival this March, the largest multi-sport event in the country. Having attended for over 11 years, this year marks MRI's first as a major title sponsor.
MRI is a subsidiary-brand of Natrol, Inc., a global leader in the nutrition industry and trusted manufacturer and marketer of superior quality supplements. Natrol, Inc.’s family of brands also includes: Natrol, PROLAB, NuHair, Shen Min, Promensil, Trinovin, and Laci Le Beau. MRI will share a booth (#545-549 and #644-648) with PROLAB and Natrol inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Main Hall in Columbus, Ohio.
“This year, we will have our most prominent presence at the Arnold Sports Festival, one of our favorites to attend as we love educating and being surrounded and inspired by people who are truly passionate about sports fitness,” said Grace Manzano, Director of Marketing, Sports Nutrition. “We will be live sampling MRI’s popular new NO2 Black Full Cycle, Black Powder Ultra, as well as EO2 Edge, our new non-stimulant pre-training formula. Those three products comprise a significant trio of new best sellers engineered to enhance workout proficiency, endurance, and drive peak performance.”
The team of MRI athletes will also be available to meet their fans and share tips and advice. Expected to attend are: Kyle Clarke, Charles Fuller, Nick Bolton, Maribel Burgos, Emily Nicholson, Sue Knott, Jessica Clay, Jeremy Scott, Thanh Le, Malcolm Marshall, Moji Oluwa, and Kayla Deuley. In addition to free samples, there will be a $500 prize pack of Natrol, MRI, and PROLAB products awarded. A lucky winner will be randomly chosen at the end of each day, and other surprises will occur throughout the weekend.
The Arnold Sports Festival, co-produced by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be held from March 1-3. Each year, 18,000 athletes compete in more than 45 sports and events, including 12 Olympic sports. At the heart of the festival is the Arnold Fitness EXPO, which features 700 booths and the EXPO stage hosts the Arnold Strongman Classic and prejudging for the Ms. International, Fitness International and Figure International competitions.
For more information on MRI, please visit http://www.mri-performance.com/.
For more information on PROLAB, please visit http://www.prolab.com/.
For more information on Natrol, please visit http://www.natrol.com/.
Medical Research Institute (MRI) was founded in 1997 to develop nutraceuticals that combine novel active ingredients with cutting edge delivery technology, to create the safest and most advanced performance products on the planet. MRI continues to push the limits of nutraceutical technology by providing exciting technology advancements in a growing number of product categories. MRI products only make it to the shelf if they have been shown to help alter human metabolism and affect positive transformations in body composition and athletic performance.
Most importantly, all MRI products hold high industry leading standards for quality and safety. Products are manufactured at audited facilities that adhere to the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines. All products pass tests for ingredient purity and integrity.
from Roger Lockridge via Kurt Angle
Active teens from around the nation are invited to compete at the Ultimate Teen Challenge on March 1 and 2 as a part of the 25th Anniversary of the Arnold Sports Festival. Events include tire flip, bench press, pull ups, CrossFit events, and more!
Plus TNA Wrestling Superstars Kurt Angle, Rob Terry, and Brooke Tessmacher along with other celebrities will be in the house meeting fans and cheering competitors on. There will be giveaways and other surprises as well.
For more information, go to http://anglesteenchallenge.com/eventinfo/.
From Roger Lockridge via Rock Star Bikinig
Shonda Lewis of Rock Star Bikini has announced that her panel of judges has narrowed the vast field of contenders for the 2013 Rock Star Bikini Title down to the Top 12 and they are as follows.
1. Paola Terry- Anchorage, AK
2. Eve Freeman- Salisbury, NC
3. Kelsey Byers-Magnolia, TX
4. Elspeth Dana- Dayton, OH
5. Rita Catolino- London Ontario
6. Tracy Gramer- Atlanta, GA
7. Tiffany Mast- Warren, OH
8. Caryn Paolini-Aurora, IL
9. Andrea Gordon-Denver, CO
10. Midori Rutledge- London Ontario
11. Jessica Valencia- Chelsea, AL
12. Samantha Leete- Farr West, UT
The Top 12 will now battle at the finals at the 25th Anniversary of the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH to see who will be crowned 2013 Rock Star Bikini Champion. To see photos of the Top 12 and for more information about Rock Star Bikini, go to www.rockstarbikini.com.
In case you missed the big announcement, Bodybuilding.com will once again be bringing you the live webcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Arnold Classic. The best part is once again it is FREE for you to to watch. For full details, check out the link below.