The Arnold Weightlifting Championships

The 2014 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 $150,000 to the competition’s top finishers in the form of cash, prizes, and scholarships.



2014 Award Breakdown


Final Sinclair Results

Live Webcast

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Event Info

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Start List

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Volunteer List

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Meet Hotel

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USAW Qualifier

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2014 Proud Sponsors

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 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 : 2014 Info PDF Here

Q: How do I register to lift in the qualifying sessions?

A: If you have not already registered for the Arnold and wish to register for the International Competitions Trials Sessions on March 1st, you may register directly with USAW on a first come, first served basis, up to 15 men and 15 women. No registrations for Trials Sessions will be accepted after February 24th or after the fifteen-person limit is reached. Those who have already registered for the Arnold will be considered for remaining slots for the Trials Sessions based on eligibility and will be contacted after February 24th.

Please Direct All Qualifier Questions to Laurie:

Register on USAW Hangastar

Q: When does Registration End?

A: Early Bird Registration will end January 15th. Regular Registration will end February 13th or until all spots are filled.

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: Friday – Masters/CrossFit/Open Athletes, Saturday – Open and Qualifier Athletes, and 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
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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 a special CrossFit section. Please see above PDF for more.

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: (This will download a .zip file to your computer) Rotary Scholarship Form. Please submit this completed form to: