Here is a full breakdown of the Men’s Open prejudging from Friday night.
The Men’s Open division is the most anticipated event in the whole sport. The Olympia stage is where the best competitors in the world come to show the progress they have made and take home a championship. This year, Big Ramy is defending his title and is going to be very hard to beat.
There is plenty of competition as we observed in prejudging. Nick Walker was part of the first callout. Walker won the New York Pro and Arnold Classic this year. William Bonac put all of his focus into the Olympia after being forced to miss the Arnold Classic due to travel issues— a competition he won back in 2020. Former Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry and Hadi Choopan, who finished second last year, were also part of the first callout.
As the callouts progressed, it was pretty obvious who the top competitors were. The judges went through an intense variation of poses and it went on for six callouts. In the final callout, there were only 2 athletes. Big Ramy and Curry stood side-by-side for comparisons and put on a show for the crowd. In the fifth callout, Walker and Choopan joined the likes of Bonac, Labrada, and Valliere.
2021 Mr. Olympia FIRST CALLOUT