2022 Olympia Men’s Open Prejudging Report & Analysis

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Here is a full breakdown from the Men’s Open prejudging from Friday night.

The Men’s Open division is the biggest in the sport and there was some extra hype around it this year. The 2022 version has a chance to be one of the best of all-time and it kicked off on Friday night. After winners were announced in six divisions, Men’s Open took the stage for prejudging.

Big Ramy is viewed as the favorite to win his third consecutive title but it will not be an easy task. Not only did the full top five, and more, return from last year but the division is full of newcomers that are expected to make an impact — such as Andrew Jacked and Michal Krizo. Derek Lunsford is also in the mix after making the jump from 212, where he was crowned champion in 2021.

As expected, Ramy headlined the first callout, along with Hadi Choopan and Brandon CurryLunsford represented the newcomers in the first group and Nick Walker also made an appearance. Samson Dauda impressed early on and is a dark-horse to keep an eye on during the finals on Saturday.

As judges made their way through the group, it was clear that there was insane depth. Dauda was brought back out during the sixth callout, along with Jacked, William Bonac, and Hunter Labrada. The judges must have seen what they were looking for from Dauda because he remained out there for the seventh and final callout. This group was made up of the same six from the first.

At this point, the Men’s Open division is anyone’s race. Check out a full breakdown of the prejudging of Men’s Open from Friday night.

Callout Report

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First Callout 

  • Hadi Choopan
  • Derek Lunsford
  • Nick Walker
  • Brandon Curry
  • Samson Dauda
  • Mamdouh Elssbiay

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Second Callout

  • Andrew Jacked
  • William Bonac
  • Iain Valliere
  • Michal Krizo
  • Hunter Labrada
  • Rafael Brandao

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Third Callout

  • James Hollingshead
  • Antoine Vaillant
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Charles Griffen
  • Justin Rodriguez
  • Akim Williams

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Fourth Callout

  • Tonio Burton
  • Vladyslav Sukhoruchko
  • Mohamed Shabaan
  • Joel Thomas
  • Mohamed Alnsoor
  • Blessing Awodibu

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Fifth Callout

  • Vitor Boff
  • Andrea Presti
  • Theo Leguerrier
  • Andrea Muzi

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Sixth Callout

  • Andrew Jacked
  • William Bonac
  • Hunter Labrada
  • Samson Dauda

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Seventh Callout

  • Hadi Choopan
  • Derek Lunsford
  • Brandon Curry
  • Nick Walker
  • Samson Dauda
  • Mamdouh Elssbiay

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