We get to part four of our series celebrating history of the Arnold Classic. We continue with and Jay Cutler makes it three out of three. Cutler was definitely laying the foundations to dominate the sport in the new future with four Mr. Olympia victories.
2008 Arnold Classic Pro Women – Finals (Download)
Arnold Sports Festival Events
2008 Arnold Classic: Prejudging (Download)
It was established in and is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is considered the second most prestigious event in professional men's bodybuilding , physique, figure and bikini after Joe Weider's Olympia ; as well as formerly the second most prestigious event in professional female bodybuilding. A lucrative sports competition, the ASF offers a number of large prizes.
On a night when all past Arnold Classic champions were honored, it only seemed fitting that one of the men from the past would seize the moment in the present. In the process, Jackson became the third competitor to win three titles in the year history of the event, joining four-time champion Flex Wheeler and three-time champion Jay Cutler. Heath, for his part, was much improved from a year ago when, after winning the first two professional contests of his career, he came into the Arnold riding a wave of pre-contest hype and a boatload of questions concerning just how good he actually was. After a relatively disappointing fifth-place finish last year, he took the year off with an eye on adding some much-needed size for his return to Columbus. Mission accomplished, as Heath took the stage at pounds - 18 more than his weight a year ago - and more than held his own against Jackson for most of the prejudging.