Who Will Claim the 2013 Arnold Classic Title?

Team AMI/Weider experts Dennis James, Chad Nicholls, and Fakhri Mubarak give us their take on whom to watch and who might surprise us all before the night is over at the 2013 Arnold Classic.

Who Will Claim the 2013 Arnold Classic Title?

Michael Kefalianos


JAMES: He’s always in shape. He just has some structural flaws and those will be magnified by the guys who are ahead of him with better genetics. But he has all the body parts, so if he can put it together, he can continue doing well. You never know who will be on or a bit off so if Michael is on, he might have a shot at moving ahead of a couple of guys.

MUBARAK: Michael has come a long way. He has steadily climbed the ladder and had a few really good showings in 2012. I think he’s getting better and as always, he will show up giving it all he’s got at the Arnold. Michael needs to keep tight when he’s onstage and make sure he hits all his poses correctly to be considered in the first two callouts.

NICHOLLS: This could be a really good show for Michael. Though he is structurally lacking in this lineup, he is always in shape and hard as nails, a deadly combination in a lineup of competitors where many need to prove themselves in the conditioning department. Michael definitely has the potential to do very well but it will depend on him fully nailing it. And others will need to miss the mark. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.