2022 Boston Pro Preview: Who Will Win the Arnold Classic Rematch?

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Many Men’s Open competitors will be back on stage just one week after the Arnold Classic

The 2022 Arnold Classic took place just one week ago. Brandon Curry took home the title in Men’s Open and he will be present at the 2022 Boston Pro. This time, it will not be on stage but part of the meet-and-greet. Many competitors that Curry defeated will return to the stage in hopes of winning the big event.

In a way, this is viewed as the Arnold Classic rematch. A total of six competitors in Men’s Open will take the stage in Boston after appearing at the Arnold Classic. It will be interesting to see who will be able to take command of the stage. William Bonac finished second to Curry last week while Steve Kuclo rounded out the top three.

The 2022 Boston Pro features seven divisions and hand out Olympia qualifications to the champions. This event will take place on Saturday at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Check out the full list of Men’s Open competitors below along with some analysis on the top competitors.

2022 Boston Pro Lineup

  • William Bonac
  • Maxx Charles
  • Phil Clahar
  • Samson Dauda
  • Douglas Fruchey
  • Regan Grimes
  • Steve Kuclo
  • Justin Maki
  • Eslam Mohamed
  • Justin Rodriguez
  • Nathan Spear

William Bonac

William Bonac entered the Arnold Classic looking to make an impact and that is what he did. After missing the show in 2020, Bonac took the stage and presented a championship physique. Many thought that he deserved to win the show but was slightly bested by Curry. If he shows up like he did in Columbus, Bonac will be difficult to beat and has to be considered the favorite during the Boston Pro.

Steve Kuclo

Steve Kuclo is a mass monster and he showed that in Columbus. Leading up to the Arnold Classic, Kuclo was sharing physique updates looking massive, especially his arms and legs. This earned him another third-place finish and he will compete once again here. With Curry out of the lineup, the matchup between Kuclo and Bonac might be the main headline going into the weekend.

Samson Dauda

There are some competitors that emerge during the finals and that is what Dauda did at the Arnold Classic. After displaying just pure size and conditioning during prejudging, Dauda stuck out during the finals and earned a fourth place finish at the show. This could set the tone for the upcoming season as Dauda looks to put his name next to some of the elite competitors in the sport.

Justin Rodriguez

Rodriguez entered this session with plenty of hype as one of the up-and-coming stars. He showed glimpses of that at the Arnold Classic and will continue to improve. Rodriguez made an impression during prejudging but was passed by Dauda come the finals on Saturday night. This will be another chance for Rodriguez to show what he has in a big competition.

Regan Grimes

Regan Grimes is 28 years old and entering his prime. He is already qualified for the 2022 Olympia by winning the KO Pro Egypt back in October. This does not mean that he is done competing as Grimes will see how he stacks up against other elite competitors. He earned a seventh place finish at the Arnold Classic and will look to build upon this in Boston.

The full lineups from the rest of the divisions can be found below.

Classic Physique 

  • Michael Bell
  • Antonio Cummings
  • Tony Duong
  • Urs Kalecinski
  • Jared Keys
  • Lamar Shaw
  • Bartley Weaver IV
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Divine Wilson

Men’s Physique

  • Erin Banks
  • Riccardo Croci
  • Daniele D’Onofrio
  • Joshua Guidry
  • Lee Harvey
  • Jeremy Henry
  • Drelyn Hunt
  • Emanual Hunter
  • Julian Ibes
  • Daniel Leone
  • Diogo Montenegro
  • Puwanat Putoya
  • Sharif Reid
  • Franklin Turner
  • Antoine Weatherspoon

Fitness

  • Jaclyn Baker
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Kristin Pope
  • Missy Truscott
  • Aurika Tyrgale
  • Tamara Vahn

Figure

  • Luana Carparelli
  • Maude Exantus
  • Wendy Fortino
  • Nicole Zenobia Graham
  • Neli Mitreva
  • Lola Montez
  • Kiah Tiller
  • Bojana Vasiljevic
  • Ronshende Whittington

Bikini

  • Maureen Blanquisco
  • Jessica Nicole Dolias
  • Alessia Facchin
  • Eli Fernandez
  • Nittaya Kongthun
  • Crystal Leigh
  • Anya Nicholson
  • Elisa Pecini

Wellness

  • Vanessa Bernardo
  • Angela Borges
  • Daisha Johnson
  • Julia Chitarra de Mello
  • Celeste Morales
  • Yarishna Ayala Otero
  • Lorena Ragusa
  • Tracy Williams
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