Arnold Classic 2024 Update: From Ronnie Coleman to Sam Sulek, List of Bodybuilding Celebrities Attending the Event

Published 02/24/2024, 8:57 AM EST

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In the heart of March 2024, fitness enthusiasts are gearing up for the grand spectacle of the Arnold Classic. This year’s lineup reads like a who’s who of bodybuilding, promising an event packed with muscle, motivation, and a dash of stardom. From the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman to rising stars like Sam Sulek, the Arnold Classic is set to be an unmissable experience.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the grand stage

Kicking off the Arnold Sunday Showcase at Battelle Grand on March 3, the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will grace the event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s not every day that fans get a chance to witness the living legend in action. The energy is bound to be infectious, setting the tone for an adrenaline-pumping weekend.


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The excitement doesn’t end with Schwarzenegger though. Photo ops are now on sale, offering fans the chance to capture unforgettable moments with their favorite bodybuilding celebrities like Chris Bumstead and Jay Cutler, who have won many Olympia titles. And guess what? Eight-time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, will be there too, sharing his wisdom and motivating the next generation of champions.


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But that’s not all! Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, known as “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, will also be there. He’s not just an actor; he’s the World’s Strongest Man. And don’t forget about Sam Sulek, a rising star in bodybuilding. He’s making a name for himself with his awesome physique and never-give-up attitude. Nonetheless, when the poster featuring the guests was released by Arnold Sport on Instagram, many asked Cutler for his opinion about Sam Sulek gracing the poster with the legends.

In the Fouad Abiad podcast, when asked about the Arnold Classic poster featuring stars like Mr. Olympia winners and Hafthor Bjornsson, along with YouTuber Sam Sulek, Jay Cutler had a surprisingly positive response. Cutler remarked, “I think it’s great, I think it’s awesome.” He further added, “I think he’ll [Sam Sulek] have the biggest lineup at the Arnold.” Cutler praised Bumstead and Sulek’s enthusiastic fan bases, highlighting their inspirational journeys as a testament to dedication and hard work. However, the excitement and the lineup didn’t just end there!

Strength and Wisdom: C.T. Fletcher and Jen Thompson

The ultimate experience for fitness fanatics of all ages awaits. Now, let’s take a closer look at some additional stars who will be lighting up the stage. On Saturday, March 2, at The Strength Co. #1245. C.T. Fletcher, known for his motivational prowess, takes the stage at 1:30 p.m. Following him, Jen Thompson, a force to be reckoned with, will grace the event at 5 p.m. Brace yourself for a dose of inspiration and a journey into the world of pure strength.

Moreover, at BODYARMOR #1321, on Saturday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m., catch the showdown between powerhouses John Haack and Austen Alexander. These athletes embody the essence of dedication and perseverance, and their performance is bound to be nothing short of spectacular.

Nutrition Wisdom: Chris Farmer and Julian Smith

Head over to Arms Race Nutrition #1537 for a nutrition education session like no other. Chris Farmer and Julian Smith will be sharing their insights on Friday, March 1, and enlightening attendees on the importance of fueling the body right for optimal performance.

Animal Kingdom: Martyn Ford, Dan Green, and More

The Animal booth, located at #701 & #801, is a must-visit for fans of the iron game. Martyn Ford, Dan Green, Evan Centopani, John Jewett, Renee Jewett, and more will be representing the Animal brand. Engage with these giants of the fitness world, absorb their knowledge, and witness their dedication to the craft.

Mutant Nutrition: Ron Partlow, Shawn Ray, and Dusty Hanshaw

Mutant Nutrition #833 is the place to be for fans of Ron Partlow, Shawn Ray, and Dusty Hanshaw. These bodybuilding veterans will be present to share their experiences and insights into the world of professional bodybuilding.

Pure Vita Labs Powerhouse: Emily Hammond, Shai Ross, and Emily Adams

For those seeking a balance between fitness and wellness, Pure Vita Labs #1011 is the spot. Emily Hammond, Shai Ross, and Emily Adams will be representing Pure Vita Labs, imparting wisdom on holistic well-being and the symbiotic relationship between physical and mental health.

Angel Competition Bikinis Showcase: Courtney Starr, Rhoda Allie, and More

Angel Competition Bikinis #758 is not just a stage for fierce competition; it’s also a platform for glamour and style. After prejudging on Friday and Saturday, meet the stunning athletes including Courtney Starr, Rhoda Allie, Eli Fernandez, Phoebe Hagan, Johanna Calcano, Andrea Hrenko, and Tamekia Carter. These are the elite athletes who will be at the Arnold Classic.


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How 21-Y.O. Sam Sulek Landed a Spot at Arnold Classic 2024 Alongside Legends Like Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler

The Arnold Classic 2024 is not just an event: it’s a celebration of strength, determination, and the unwavering spirit of the fitness community. With icons like Arnold Schwarzenegger, seasoned veterans, and rising stars, this year’s lineup promises an unforgettable experience. So, mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and prepare for a weekend filled with inspiration, education, and the sheer joy of celebrating the beauty of the human body in motion.

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Written by:

Arpita Shrivastava


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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in tracking the lifestyles of bodybuilders. A master’s degree holder in Mass Communication, Arpita is a frequent contributor to coverage about her idols Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler. She likes going behind the scenes to understand the nitty-gritty of building a shredded physique.
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Ariva Debnath