Rigo_picSince 1989, the unparalleled Arnold Sports Festival has attracted fans across the world yearly to Columbus, Ohio, for a myriad sporting events like archery, fencing, and gymnastics, just to name a few. Of course, the reason bodybuilding fans love this time of year is the Arnold Classic. The world's best IFBB pro bodybuilders will come together gunning for the top coveted prize. This year's Arnold stage will see no shortage of incredible bodies from a variety of promising newcomers and established seasoned veterans.

Two of those participants are no other than two of our very own Belizeans, Ms. Belize-Fitness Cricel Castillo and Mr. Belize Rigo Vellos. Cricel will compete in the Women’s Figure B Class among 40 competitors while Rigo will compete in the Light Heavyweight Men’s Bodybuilding Category among 22 competitors from all over the world.


Both athletes must compete in a preliminary stage in order to advance to the finals which will be held on Saturday, March 1st.

The Arnold Classic is one of the most recognized bodybuilding tournaments in the globe. It was named after bodybuilding icon, 7-time Mr. Olympia/4-time Mr. Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The competition has been a stepping stone for many world bodybuilding champions including Jay Cutler, Phil Heath and Kai Greene. As we speak our two representatives are competing to advance to the finals that is schedule for this coming Saturday. We will have more as the competition unfolds.

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