Tales From Columbus

Behind-the-scenes stories from the Arnold Classic


Once upon a time, in March 1989, in the blue-collar town of Columbus, Ohio, the first Arnold Classic Weekend was staged. Since then, much has been written about the yearly event. What you may know — that Rich Gaspari won that inaugural edition, that Dexter Jackson and Jay Cutler won three, and Flex Wheeler a record four — will not, for the most part, be repeated here. But, in celebration of its 25-year tenure, we review some of the more interesting story lines that have marked the prestigious event’s history as we take you behind-the-scenes to reveal facts and anecdotes you may not have heard.

Be warned: in these tales, not everyone lives happily ever after.

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