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  • Branch Warren Wins Arnold Classic 2012! Full Results and THE HARRIS REPORT


    2012 Arnold Classic

    Report by Ron Harris
    Branch defends title!
    In one of the greatest – and fastest – comebacks in the history of pro bodybuilding, Branch Warren successfully defended his Arnold Classic title and won for the second year in a row after fully tearing his quadriceps off the patellar tendon just six months ago. Branch was shredded at 249 pounds and was the strong favorite to win from the minute he stepped on stage this afternoon at judging. The injured leg was a bit smaller and lacked the same sweep as the other one, but you only really noticed if you were looking for it.
    Runner-up for the second year in a row went to Dennis Wolf, who looked about the same as last year, which isn’t to say he didn’t look fantastic – he did. He owned the front double biceps and most muscular poses with his wide delts and tiny waist.
    Moving up a spot from last year was Evan Centopani, who had improved his back significantly. His color was also much better, as was his presentation. Evan oozed confidence and seemed much more comfortable on the big Arnold stage this time around, even being more aggressive in the posedown. It’s only a matter of time before Evan brings up his chest and hams and really comes into his own. By then, he will be the man to beat at a show like this.
    A big surprise – literally – was Ben Pakulski. Ben was huge and insanely shredded, with the best lower body in the show and enormous delts. He still needs more lower lats and arms, but this was a big step up for him – considering he beat Lionel Beyeke, who beat him two weeks ago at the Flex Pro.
    Dexter Jackson seemed shocked to take fourth, which is understandable given that he’s won this show three times as well as the Mr. Olympia. Problem was, Dexter was flat at judging, and his legs especially lacked fullness and detail.
    And rounding out sixth place was France’s Lionel Beyeke, who based on how he looked from the front, could have been a couple slots higher. Lionel has amazingly round, full muscle bellies and will be a force to reckon with very soon once he learns to nail his condition.
    Congratulations to Branch on a job well done, as well as all the athletes who worked so hard to be there best today.
    First place:
    Branch Warren $130,000
    Second place:
    Dennis Wolf $ 75,000
    Third place:
    Evan Centopani $50,000
    Fourth place:
    Ben Pakulski $30,000
    Fifth place:
    Dexter Jackson $15,000
    Sixth place:
    Lionel Beyeke $10,000
    Most muscular award: (sixth time he has earned it)
    Branch Warren
    Most entertaining posting routine: $10,000
    Branch Warren
    Competitors

    Arnold Classic 2012 Results:

    1.
    Branch Warren
    2. Dennis Wolf
    3. Evan Centopani
    4. Ben Pakulski
    5. Dexter Jackson
    6. Lionel Beyeke
    7. Brandon Curry
    8. Shawn Rhoden
    9. Michael Kefalianos
    10. Eduardo Correa
    11. Fouad Abiad
    12. Ben White
    13. Gustavo Badell
    14. Matthias Botthof

    Most Entertaining Poser:

    1. Branch Warren

    Most Muscular Award

    1. Branch Warren



    Judging Callouts:
    #1
    Evan, Dexter, Branch, Pakulski, Wolf
    #2
    Lionel, Fouad, Brandon, Michael, Shawn
    # 3
    Ben White, Eduardo, Gustavo, Matthias
    #4
    Dexter, Pakulski, Lionel
    #5
    Evan, Branch, Wolf


    Click Here for Stage Photos of Branch Warren




    IFBB Pro Bikini Results

    1. Sonia Gonzales
    2. India Paulino
    3. Nicole Nagrani
    4. Jaime Baird
    5. Nathalia Melo
    6.
    Juliana Danieli









    Ever wonder what the scene is like backstage in the pump up room of the Arnold Classic? Well here is a quick video by Joel Barham that gives you a brief glimpse of the behind the scenes action.

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  • #2
    Go Branch!

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    • #3
      Congratulations to Branch!

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      • #4
        Congratulations Branch!! Your the man!!!

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        • #5
          Dennis Wolf should have won! wtf

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          • #6
            FALSE

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            • #7
              Awful judging, should have been wolf, or evan, sorry branch has a fugly physique

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              • #8
                i wanted evan to win but had no problem admitting that wolf has made the improvements he needed to and should have won here. evan would have been 2nd with big ben or branch 3rd. i would of had no problem with branch falling down to 5th or 6th. his structure is just horrible and both evan and wolf made him look like a child up there with their height difference.

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                • #9
                  This contest must be so rigged! Disgraceful

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                  • #10
                    Big congrats to him, wife, and new daughter!

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                    • #11
                      Wolf wasn't sharp enough he really blew it. Branch deserved it!!

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                      • #12
                        Oh they screwed dennis. I hope branch knows that he should go ahead and prepare for 4th place at the "O" because he aint beating phil, kai, or jay if he shows up. branch is a train wreck of body parts just like kevin english to me just my opinion. feel bad for dennis and evan

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                        • #13
                          Congrats!!!!
                          Branch Warren

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dlea View Post
                            Wolf wasn't sharp enough he really blew it. Branch deserved it!!
                            so a man of that size with that small waist dosnt trump a toad shaped man.

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                            • #15
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