You may have read my 2015 edition where my predictions were near perfect . Dexter won his 5th Arnold Classic. Justin Compton finished top 3 at the Arnold, Kai Greene finished outside the top 2 at the Mr. Olympia (Okay, he didn’t show), Phil Heath won #5, and William Bonac finished 8th.
Predictions for 2016:
Kai Greene will win the 2016 Arnold Classic
Kai Greene didn’t compete at the 2015 Mr. Olympia because he didn’t sign the damn contract. Kai Greene will take advantage of the fairly strong 2016 Arnold Classic lineup and win. He will then go to the Mr. Olympia and finish in the top 3.
Josh Lenartowicz will finish top 10 at the Mr. Olympia
This guy is an animal and came out of nowhere. He is from Australia and has the mass and conditioning to compete with anyone.
Arnold Classic Top 5
- Kai Greene
- Justin Compton
- Cedric McMillan
- Josh Lenartowicz
- Evan Centopani
The Rise and Fall of Branch Warren
Branch had a great year in 2015. I was actually at the Charlotte Pro Show where he won his first pro competition. I’m a huge fan, but I think this will be the year he starts to regress. Too many injuries in his great career will start taking a toll on his placings.
Dexter Jackson will win the 2016 New York Pro
Dexter is one of my all-time favorites. With a win at the 2016 New York Pro, he will surpass Ronnie Coleman as the winner of the most pro competitions ever. Dexter will also move on to the Olympia where he will finish again in the top 5.
Sergio Oliva Jr. will compete in his first pro competition this summer and win
I think that Sergio is ready for the big time after winning his pro card last year. Sergio has size and conditioning to win at mid-level shows.
Cody Montgomery, not ready yet…
I am a huge fan of this kid. His conditioning and style reminds me of some of the greats. I think with the current bodybuilding judging mindset, Cody will be penalized for not being big and thick enough to compete with the elder-statesman of the league. I think Cody can compete in mid-level shows, but will need a few more years to win a coveted title.
Phil Heath will win #6, but the competition is closing in…
Phil will win his sixth title this coming September, but the people behind him will start pushing. I think Cedric, Compton, and Big Ramy will be pushing Phil, while others will start falling.
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