After prejudging on March 3, 2023, it appeared that Samson Dauda, Nick Walker, and Andrew Jacked had been within the combine for the victory. Nevertheless, nothing was sure within the eyes of the judges. The finals happened on Saturday, March 4, 2023, within the Better Columbus Conference Middle with Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance.
Walker, Jacked, and Dauda had been joined onstage within the first callout by Mamdouh “Massive Ramy” Elssbiay. They got a break earlier than returning for a further spherical of comparisons—. Beneath are the general outcomes:
2023 Arnold Basic Outcomes | Males’s Open
- Samson Dauda
- Nick Walker
- Andrew Jacked
- Mamdouh “Massive Ramy” Elssbiay
- Shaun Clarida
- Akim Williams
- William Bonac
- Justin Rodriguez
- Kamal Elgargni
- Patrick Moore
The crispness of Walker’s pores and skin and the chiseling of his legs appeared to be the difference-maker towards everybody however Dauda.
Dauda obtained $300,000 in addition to the Arnold Basic trophy from the promoter himself. Schwarzenegger applauded Dauda whereas the champion hoisted the trophy excessive to finish the evening.
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The viewers was loud for his or her favorites as they went by way of their particular person routines. Jacked was the primary of the favorites to carry out his routine. He had proven enchancment in his again poses whereas showcasing his measurement and element within the entrance poses. He completed with a cut up with a entrance double biceps flex.
Dauda adopted Jacked and wished to enhance upon his fourth-place end on this contest in 2022. He carried out a sluggish routine with classical music enjoying, whereas 2021 winner Nick Walker had a extra upbeat track enjoying throughout his routine.
It was clear that Walker has continued to enhance upon his stability whereas posing, as his flexibility was on show through lengthy lateral lunges that emphasised the standard of conditioning in his quads.
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The fan favourite could have been two-time Olympia 212 champion Shaun Clarida, who was the lightest man within the lineup with a sub-200-pound physique weight. This was Clarida’s second Males’s Open look in his profession, as he’s presently the two-time reigning 212 Olympia champion.
Throughout the present, four-time Arnold Basic champion Flex Wheeler was honored with the Arnold Basic Lifetime Achievement Award. Schwarzenegger and Wheeler shared a second onstage, adopted by a speech from Wheeler. Subsequent, former Arnold Basic champions all through the competition’s 35-year historical past had been launched to the group.
Amongst these champions had been Walker and two-time winner William Bonac, who returned to the stage with the remainder of the sector for last comparisons. Walker, Jacked, and Dauda had been joined onstage within the first callout by Mamdouh “Massive Ramy” Elssbiay.
Dauda and Jacked remained within the heart of that callout all through the poses. The identical 4 males had been introduced again out for the ultimate callout as nicely. Walker was within the center with Dauda.
Every man gave all they needed to the poses with the $300,000 first-place prize on the road. Schwarzenegger was providing commentary on the pay-per-view through the comparability and posedown for the group.
The evening concluded with the thirty fifth Arnold Basic trophy being introduced to the champion. With 2022 Arnold Basic winner Brandon Curry not within the lineup, a brand new champion was assured.
First, Jacked was awarded the 2023 Finest Poser award in addition to $10,000 for his efforts. Walker obtained the Most Muscular award, which additionally got here with a $10,000 bonus.
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