Ramon Dino triumphant / Instagram

The dinosaur beat the bear. Fresh off their second- and third-place finishes in December’s Classic Physique Olympia (behind Chris Bumstead), Brazil’s Ramon “Dino” Queiroz and Germany’s Urs “The Miracle Bear” Kalecinski dueled in Columbus for the Arnold Classic’s classic physique title. It was Dino who again came out ahead. The popular Brazilian became the fifth Arnold classic physique champion in its six-year history and pocked $60,000, $10,000 more than Bumstead won at the Olympia. Kalecinski sported a better V-taper and back, but Queiroz had a slimmer waist and was utterly shredded. That latter quality was enough to seal the deal for the judges.

2023 Arnold Classic physique
The first callout (left to right): Alex Cambronero, Urs Kalecinski, Ramon “Dino”, Mike Summerfield / Arnold Classic PPV

Bouncing back after his disappointing ninth at the Olympia was Costa Rica’s Alex Cambronero, who took this title in 2020. Germany’s Mike Sommerfield was too smooth and only his great shape carried him to fourth place. American Courage Opara sported the biggest wheels in the seven-man contest.

The top 6 strike the Arnold pose (left to right): Junior Javorski, Mike Sommerfield, Urs Kalecinski, Ramon Rocha Queiroz, Alex Cambronero, Courage Opara / Arnold Sports

With his break-dancing moves, Urs Kalecinski won the Arnold Classic classic physique best poser award of $10,000.


March 3, 2023 / Columbus, Ohio

1. Ramon Rocha Queiroz ($60,000)

2. Urs Kalecinski ($30,000)

3. Alex Cambronero ($20,000)

4. Mike Sommerfield ($7000)

5. Courage Opara ($4000)

6. Junior Javorski ($2000)

7. Jason Brown

2023 Arnold Classic scorecard