2020 Arnold Strongman Classic: Part 1 | Full Recap

Coverage from the first day of the 2020 Arnold Strongman Classic, as re-broadcast on the CBS Sports Spectacular. The competition took place the weekend of March 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio, and brought together 10 of the most accomplished Strongman athletes from around the world, including 2x defending Arnold Classic champion Hafthor Bjornsson (Iceland), Martins Licis (USA), Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland), Jean-Francois Caron (Canada), and Mikhail Shivlyakov (Russia). Due to early Covid-19 safety protocols, the event was held without live spectators.

The CBS broadcast begins with an episode of the Rogue Iron Game, hosted by Sam Farber and Dr. Bill Crawford, previewing the weekend. This is followed by extended highlights from the three Day One events: Trial By Stone, Bag Over Bar, and the infamous Wheel of Pain (inspired by one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s own classic films).

For additional coverage, final standings, and full event recaps from the 2020 Arnold, visit