Bodybuilding buffs look forward to the Arnold Classic every year. The expo is full of activities for competitors, industry folk and families, but fans are always curious about the Arnold roster. The Arnold is an invitation only bodybuilding event, and the competitors on the list are there to defend or win the coveted titles.
This year’s roster includes six time Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle. If she wins the 2012 Ms. International title it will be the third consective year. Debi Laszewski will also participate in the Ms. International. Last year, Laszewski placed fourth behind Iris Kyle, Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia, and Brigita Brezovac.
Branch Warren is competing
Warren, who tore his right quadriceps tendon four weeks before the Mr. Olympia, is also on the roster for the Arnold Classic. The lineup is tough, but Warren’s fans and supporters still expect him to place in the top half of the top six athletes.
Defending the international titles
Once again, Adela Garcia and Tanji Johnson will fight for the top spots in the Fitness International with excellent acrobatics and costumes. Nicole Nagrani will defend her title from the first inaugural 2010 Bikini International, while Nicole Wilkins will defend her Figure International title.
Arnold Classic Competitor List
2012 Arnold Classic (14)
2012 Ms. International (15)
Maria Rita Bello
2012 Fitness International (17)
Regiane Da Silva
2012 Figure International (16)
Gloria Keplinger Tarpley
2012 Bikini International (18)