Whitney Jones of Gilbert, Arizona, who has overcome a serious back injury in the past year, earned the biggest win of her career when she won the Fitness International for the first time. Jones received the champion’s trophy from Arnold, a $25,000 check, a Tony Nowak Official Champions Jacket and congratulations from Catherine Colle of Midway Labs USA and Darin Sliker of Animal.
The remainder of the Fitness International top six:
- 2nd place: Kate Errington of England received $13,000 and a trophy from VPX and Europa Sports.
- 3rd place: Bethany Wagner of Somerset, N.J., received $8,000 and a trophy from Body Fortress and Pure Protein.
- 4th place: Regiane Da Silva of Germany received $5,000 and a trophy from Musclegen Research and Jan Tana.
- 5th place: Ariel Khadr Miami, Fla., received $3,000 and a trophy from Monster Energy and EAS.
- 6th place: Derina Wilson of Islip Terrace, N.Y., received $2,000 and a trophy from MuscleEgg and the Columbus Dispatch.