The Arnold Weightlifting Championships

The 2015 Arnold Weightlifting Championships

Columbus Weightlifting (CWLC), has hosted the Arnold Weightlifting Championships in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Arnold Sports Festival since 2003. Since its inception, CWLC and its partners have awarded nearly $200,000 to the competition’s top finishers in the form of cash, prizes, and scholarships.


See what we did last year…

2014 Award Breakdown


Final Sinclair Results

All Results

Final Results – 6 Lifts

Event Info

2015 Participant Information

Start List

Start List Will Be Out February 2015

Volunteer List

Sign Up Will Open Late 2014


Registration will Open December 2014

Meet Hotel

2015 Hotel Booking Here

USAW Qualifier

Info to Come Late 2014

2014 Proud Sponsors

Our Sponsors


 Arnold FAQ:

Q: Where do I find all the information for the Arnold Weightlifting Championships?

A: You can find all the detailed information for the Arnold Weightlifting Championships on this PDF :2015 Participant Information

Q: Can anyone lift in this years Arnold Weightlifting Championships?

A: Yes! This year is an open format which means that there are no qualification totals needed to enter. Also, there are sections for Youth (17 – Under), Junior (18-20), Senior (open), Master (35+) lifters, and two special divisions CrossFit and adaptive athlete. Please see above PDF for more.

Q: When does Registration End?

A: Once registration is announced in December 2014, we will have the closing dates listed.

Q: What is the lifting Schedule

A: The exact lifting schedule will not be available until the start list is released after registration ends. A general guideline for divisions exist:

  • Thursday Afternoon -Masters
  • Friday – Masters/CrossFit/Open Athletes
  • Saturday – Open and Qualifier Athletes
  • Sunday – Youth, Junior, and Open Overflow athletes.

The meet sessions are NOT run by weight classes. Athletes are grouped by their entry total into sessions with athletes lifting similar weight. Please see above PDF for more.

Q: Why Can’t I Upload a Picture on the Registration

A: Please try using one of the three browsers: FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (Safari is not supported) Please also try the following steps if upload is failing on the above browsers: 1. Check for updates on your browser and update if available 2. Clear the Cache on your browser 3. Make sure third party cookies are enabled on your browser

Q: How do we sign up for the Rotary Scholarship?

A: To sign up for the Rotary Scholarship you must fill out the form locate here:  2015 Rotary Application Form. Please submit this completed form to: