2011 Arnold Classic Final Results

2011 Arnold Classic Finals
Branch scores the big win at last!
Report by Ron Harris

Despite very strong competition from both Dennis Wolf at his best ever and Victor Martinez in top condition, Branch Warren did indeed leave the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium tonight not only with his fifth Most Muscular award, but also first place and all that goes with it: a $130,000 check, a $20,000 Audemars Piquet watch, a Tony Nowak leather jacket, and a Joska crystal trophy. He also now joins the list of legends that have won the Arnold Classic that includes Rich Gaspari, Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler, Ronnie Coleman, and Jay Cutler.

After hearing his name announced by emcee Lonnie Teper as the winner, Branch dropped to the floor much the way Ronnie Coleman was known to do back in the day. Arnold came out to give the congratulatory interview, and commended Branch for refusing to give up even though he came up short at this event several times over the last four years. Branch took the time to thank his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, his wife Trish, his good friend Brian Dobson who believed in his potential twenty years ago when no one else did, and his sponsors: Steve Blechman and MD, Muscletech, and GASP clothing, and his nutrition coach George Farah.

All in all, it was an excellent night for Team MD, as we had the entire top four. I also want to personally give Branch props for bringing up his back to the point where what was once a major liability has now become a strong point. And furthermore, I want to go on record as saying that until tonight I honestly never saw Branch as a future Mr. Olympia. Now, I’d say that this September, Jay, Phil, and Kai had all better bring their A-game, because Branch Warren is breathing down their necks and will be a serious threat. Tonight wasn’t just a victory for Branch or MD though – it was a win for the underdog. For anyone who’s ever been told they’ll never be good enough, that they don’t have what it takes to be the best, Branch showed that hard work, determination, and belief in yourself can beat any odds. Congratulations Branch my brother, I am truly happy for you.

Final results and prize money:

1. Branch Warren $130,000
2. Dennis Wolf $75,000
3. Victor Martinez $50,000
4. Evan Centopani $30,000
5. Dexter Jackson $15,000
6. Ronny Rockel $10,000

7. Johnnie Jackson
8. Roelly Winklaar
9. Toney Freeman
10. Ben Pakulski
11. Sergey Shelestov
12. Fouad Abiad
13. Essa Ibrahim Obaid
14. Robert Piotrkowicz

Womens Bodybuilding

1. Iris Kyle
2. Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
3. Alina Popa
4. Debi Laszewski
5. Betty Viana-Adkins
6. Cathy LeFrancois
7. Jeannie Paparone
8. Tina Chandler
9. Dayana Cadeau
10. Maria Rita Bello
11. Maria Segura
12. Antoinette Thompson
13. Sarah Hayes

Fitness

1. Adela Garcia
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Trish Warren
4. Camala Rodriguez
5. Myriam Capes
6. Bethany Wagner
7. Regiane Da Silva
8. Oksana Grishina
9. Tina Durkin
10. Nicole Duncan
11. Erin Riley
12. Daniela O’Mara
13. Allison Ethier
13. Sylvia Tremblay

Figure

1. Nicole Wilkins
2. Erin Stern
3. Ava Cowan
4. Felicia Romero
5. Cheryl Brown
6. Courtney West
7. Teresa Anthony
8. Candice Keene
9. Latisha Wilder
10. Jennifer Gates
11. Larissa Reis
12. Rosa-Maria Romero
13. Chelsey Morgenstern
14. Alicia Harris
15. Monica Specking
16. Natalia Revajova

Bikini

1. Nicole Nagrani
2. Sonia Gonzales
3. Nathalia Melo
4. Jessica Paxson-Putnam
5. Jaime Baird
6. Amanda Latona
7. Alison Rosen
8. Justine Munro
9. Jennifer Andrews
10. Noemi Olah
11. Jelena Abbou
12. Dina Al-Sabah
12. Shelsea Montes
14. Jessica Clay
15. Missy Coles
16. Willeke Davis

Best posing presentation:
Dennis Wolf $10,000

Most Muscular Award: Branch Warren

Lifetime achievement award: Lou Ferrigno

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