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The 2022 NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held March 3-5, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2022 Arnold Amateur will offer the OPEN and MASTERS categories in the following divisions:

Men’s Bodybuilding
Classic Physique
Men’s Physique
Women’s Physique
Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Wellness

Competitor Eligibility
The 2022 Arnold Amateur is OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS around the world, regardless of federation affiliation. No qualifications are necessary for any division or class. USA athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee. 2022 NPC cards can be purchased online at npcnewsonline.com or at the show.

Pro Cards
The 2022 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Wellness will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League. The top two overall in Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

Cost
The fee to enter the 2022 Arnold Amateur is $250, with an additional $150 fee for crossovers. Crossovers are allowed in all divisions. Registration fee increases to $300 and $200 on Feb. 1, 2022.

Tickets
Admission to the Arnold Amateur is $25 each on Thursday, March 3 (Day #1), Friday, March 4 (Day #2) and Saturday, March 5 (Day #3 - Masters Day). A three-day pass for $60 is also av  and $25 on Friday, March 4 (Day #2). BUY NOW

Rules
The 2022 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlined by the National Physique Committee. Please see the NPC RULES tab for more information.

ARNOLD AMATEUR NPC DAY #1
$25 (+ applicable service fees)
GENERAL ADMISSION
Thursday, March 3, 2022
BATTELLE GRAND
Noon

ARNOLD AMATEUR NPC DAY #2
$25 (+ applicable service fees)
GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday, March 4, 2022
BATTELLE GRAND
10 a.m.

NPC ARNOLD AMATEUR NPC DAY #3
MASTERS DAY

$25 (+ applicable service fees)
GENERAL ADMISSION
Saturday, March 5, 2022
BATTELLE GRAND
8 A.M.

ARNOLD AMATEUR NPC 3-DAY PASS
$60 (+ applicable service fees)
GENERAL ADMISSION
Arnold Amateur NPC Admission Thursday + Friday + Saturday
Thursday, March 3-Saturday, March 5, 2022
BATTELLE GRAND

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INFORMATION COMING SOON

The 2022 NPC Arnold Amateur will be governed by rules set forth by the National Physique Committee.

NPC Rules Website

For those of you with tanning or makeup needs, contact Jan Tana at www.jantana.com to book an appointment.

THE NPC HAS BANNED ALL TANS THAT CAN BE WIPED OFF. AN OFFICIAL WILL CHECK THE TAN OF ALL ATHLETES BACKSTAGE AND IF THE TAN COMES OFF BY SIMPLY WIPING, THE ATHLETE WILL BE TOLD TO REMOVE THE TAN BEFORE GOING ON STAGE.

The Arnold Sports Festival offers unprecedented international exposure to the Arnold Amateur Championships. The Arnold Amateur draws more than 800 competitors from 80 nations to compete at the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand, home of the world-famous Arnold Classic.

Previous overall winners include IFBB Pro League stars Ashley Kaltwasser, Roelly Winklaar and Essa Obaid.

The Arnold Amateur also receives worldwide coverage as more than 600 media are credential each year for the Weekend.

The Arnold Amateur offers the unique opportunity for companies to market themselves to the athletes, coaches and fans of the future stars of professional bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s physique. The images and exposure for this event are seen worldwide and shared with hundreds of thousands through the extensive media coverage of the event.

Gaspari Nutrition has been the title sponsor of this event for 11 years and only a limited number of additional sponsorships are available. This year we are providing more value to the sponsorship packages, which include both online and onsite activations at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Sponsorship Contacts:
Mike Davies
Arnold Amateur
beefcakedavies@aol.com
614-306-9484

Mike Davies
Arnold Amateur
beefcakedavies@aol.com
614-306-9484

INFORMATION COMING SOON

Centrally located in Ohio with a diverse mix of air carriers, Port Columbus International Airport is the airport of choice for millions of passengers each year. The airport is operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees the operation of cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker International Airport and general aviation airport Bolton Field.

Port Columbus International Airport
4600 International Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614-239-4000
www.flycolumbus.com

Suggested travel from Airport to downtown Columbus and surrounding Greater Columbus area (transportation suggestions / not endorsements)

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday, March 3, 2022. The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Greater Columbus Convention Center to Columbus Renaissance Hotel to Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square to Holiday Inn Downtown to Westin Hotel to DoubleTree Hotel to Hotel LeVeque to Courtyard by Marriott to Greater Columbus Convention Center

Hours of Shuttle Service Operation:

  • Thursday – 9 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Friday – 7 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Saturday – 7 AM to 2:30 AM (Sunday)
  • Sunday – 7 AM to 6 PM

The shuttle service will allow people to leave their cars at their hotels and alleviate some of the parking congestion that always accompanies an event of this magnitude.