2014 Arnold Classic Preview

Wolf, Rhoden, Warren, and others destined to clash in Columbus for the 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic.



DENNIS JAMES: Your 2014 Arnold Classic champ, without a doubt! He was second two years in a row when we all know he should have won. But here’s the clincher: His improvements speak for themselves. For the past three years whenever we trained, it was always back and hamstrings. I told him he didn’t have to worry about anything else other than those two body parts, and at the last Olympia, he showed how much time and energy he put into them because they’re now strong points. He had the best rear double biceps on the Olympia stage, and we all know he beat Kai on Friday night. He achieved his goal, which was to medal at the Olympia so now it’s time to set higher goals, and the Arnold Classic is the next step. He will outsize and overpower everyone. A win here will make him a major factor heading into the 2014 Olympia.

CHAD NICHOLLS: Without a doubt Wolf comes in as the favorite to take this title. He’s been on the verge numerous times and every time he steps onstage he gets better. You can see that he’s figuring out how his physique works. I’d like to see Dennis a bit harder from the back and if he can accomplish that, he’ll be tough to beat.


There was a lot of excitement building around The Beast's appearance on the 2014 Arnold Classic stage.  "This is a guy to watch!", said Dennis James.  We finally saw the real Roelly at the last O and if he can keep the size and bring a little tighter condition, he'll do serious damage."  Chad Nicholls said, "I felt Roelly should have placed higher at the Olympia, and if he looks anything like he did in Vegas, he's going to be tough!"  Unfortunately, in the final days leading up to the 2014 Arnold Classic, Roelly was in an accident and suffered injuries that will keep him from competing this time around.  To watch the official announcement regarding the accident and to see photos of Roelly's injuries, click HERE.

Even with the regrettable absence of Roelly Winklaar, the 2014 Arnold Classic is going to be a fierce competition, so stay tuned to FLEXOnline.com and the FLEX Facebook page for up-to-the-minute contest coverage.