Nick Walker Sets Sights on 2024 Mr. Olympia After Sitting Out Arnold Classic

Bodybuilding star Nick Walker recently announced he will not be competing at the 2024 Arnold Classic, instead choosing to qualify for the Mr. Olympia through the New York Pro show.

In a video posted to social media, Walker explained that he felt unprepared for the Arnold Classic given it’s just a few weeks away. Though he likely could have received a special invite to the Olympia based on his 3rd place finish last year, Walker stated he would “rather earn my qualification.”

The talented young bodybuilder emphasized his intent to come back even better than before and win the coveted Mr. Olympia title.

By skipping the Arnold and prepping for the New York Pro in May, Walker allows himself adequate time to bring his best-ever package. Adding intrigue, the New York show will feature a stacked lineup including Tonio Burton, Stuart Solland, Quinton Eriah and more. Only the winner will qualify for the Olympia, raising the stakes.

Nick Walker burst onto the pro scene in 2021 with a commanding win at the New York Pro. His stocky, dense physique and outgoing personality quickly made him a fan favorite. After earning 5th at the 2021 Olympia, Walker returned bigger and better in 2022, claiming 3rd behind Hadi Choopan and eventual champ Big Ramy.

Though disappointed to miss out on the top spot, Walker seemed determined to take the lessons learned and improve his weak points. With a bit more time to train and dial-in his physique, the 27-year-old could certainly contend for the Olympia title this year.

Walker’s decision to qualify the traditional way rather than accept an invite is a testament to his old school roots and work ethic. It also adds an intriguing storyline heading into the 2024 Olympia, as Nick Walker looks to fulfill his destiny as Mr. Olympia.

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