The Arnold Strict Curl Challenge Lived Up to Hype With These Epic Lifters

The strict curl challenge featured the impressive LeRoy Walker and Wyatt Lozano.

At this year’s Arnold’s Sports Festival the expo featured an epic strict curl event. The strict curl challenge featured some impressive lifters namely LeRoy Walker and Wyatt Lozano. Both Walker and Lozano looked impressive at the event and showcased some truly awesome strength.

The two lifters would would go head to head hoping to prove themselves the strict curl king. While Wyatt Lozano acquitted himself well, it would be LeRoy Walker that would prove to put up bigger numbers.

226lb #nothingcrazy ???? New American all time record in @strict_curl_nation fed. As a master in open class. Just think if I was in my 20s or 30s like those who curl over 200lb . I’ll open with light weight the rest of my career as I’m just getting better .

 

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Wyatt Lozano didn’t go down without a fight, pushing his mind and body to the limit.

This experience at the arnold was an absolute blessing. To share the stage with the best curlers in the world and the best strict curler of all time @lwthemachine was an absolute honor. Much love to all of you. All the support I recieved from my hometown and complete strangers is mindblowing..Dream BIG. Shoot your shot…

-Juggernaut

1st lift 200 Heaviest opener for a tested strict curler ever

2nd lift Heaviest tested strict curl ever 210

3rd lift shooting my shot at 227.

An Epic Battle

The Instagram page Strict Curl Nation would go on to recap the battle. It was clear that LeRoy Walker was the man to beat, but Wyatt Lozano was not going away easy.

Well… THE BATTLE RAGED ON AT THE ARNOLD AND LIVED UP TO THE HYPE! The Juggernaut Wyatt Lozano vs LeRoy the Machine Walker was a great battle and we’re excited for what’s to come!

Big Wyatt @wyatt_juggernaut_lozano stepped up to the platform and easily hit 200 lbs, and the battle began!

Next up, LeRoy @lwthemachine opened with 226 lbs and hit it and it was back to Wyatt!

Wyatt then went for 209.5 lbs and hit that with ease again, gaining momentum!

LeRoy went for 238 and gave a valiant effort but missed. Then all eyes were on Juggernaut!

The crowd erupted as Coach Russo gave an intro that Bruce Buffer would be proud of, announcing THE JUGGERNAUT, WYATT LOZANO, from the 315, going for 227 lbs, a lb heavier than LeRoys current weight lifted. While Wyatt gave a tremendous effort with a full Arnold Expo crowd behind him, he just missed 227.

LeRoy would then go for it again and would miss but would retain the title of heaviest curl of the day, but Wyatt nearly hit 227 and gave everyone a glimpse of what’s to come from round 2!!!

While LeRoy Walker was clearly the stronger lifter, plenty of credit should be given to Wyatt Lozano. He was the only tested athlete at the event meaning he was all natural while completing his lifts. Both Lozano and Walker are clearly the strict curl athletes to beat on the circuit.

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News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.