Dennis Wolf wins his very first Arnold Classic over Shawn Rhoden. Cedric McMillan finished in 3rd which is his highest position to date in this event. Victor Martinez charges back from the grave to take 4th place. Evan Centipani gets the last Olympia qualification with 5th place and Branch Warren is left with a 6th place finish meaning that he’ll have to do at least another show to earn a spot in the Mr Olympia this year.
Now when Dennis was announced the winner, there was a surprisingly large number of boos which was so loud that Lonnie Teper, the MC at this event, had to tell the audience to be respectable. I believe the reason for the boos was due to Dennis not being penalized for the distended gut unlike the rest of the competitors. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, the fact is that its the judges that make the decisions and not the competitors so its kind of immature to be disrespectful just because your favorite competitor didn’t win. Hopefully, everyone will simply had back to their rooms or to the after-party and knock down a few bottles of Zima and Brass Monkey to calm down.
Congratulations again to Dennis Wolf, the 2014 Arnold Classic Champion.