Shout out to all athletes, fans, staff, performers, volunteers, coaches and supporters who joined us for Pole at the Arnold, March 3-6, 2022!

About the PCS

PCS (Pole Championship Series) is an elite competition series for amateur and professional pole athletes. PCS is hosted annually at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio and is comprised of the PCS Pole Open and PCS Championship. 

The PCS Pole Open is open to women, men, masters, juniors and doubles of all skill levels and residencies. Competitor registration guarantees a spot on stage, and access to the competition is included with an Arnold Expo ticket.

The professional champion of the top pole competitions throughout the world advances to compete in the annual PCS Championship, one of the highest level honors for an elite professional pole athlete. The winner of the PCS Championship becomes the overall PCS Champion for that year.

Why compete at the PCS?

How Does The PCS Benefit You?

PCS has many benefits, including the ability to gauge where you rank amongst top pole athletes across the globe, the chance to win cash prizes, exposure and sponsorship opportunities that arise from your presence on the grand stage! Want to know what our past athletes had to say? Read on.

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4 Core Reasons to Compete at the PCS

PCS is the only pole competition that shares the stage with 80+ recognized sports. Showcase your talent in front of major television networks and sponsors. Competing in the PCS Championship is an honor for elite pole athletes throughout the world.

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What Makes the PCS Different?

PCS invites top professional pole athletes from across the world to compete in the PCS Championship Pro Pole Fitness Finals, where some of the best talent takes the stage to earn the PCS Champion title. Winning the PCS can open doors for the athletes including the ability to become an X-POLE athlete, receive sponsorship and more.

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The World of Pole Competitions

Whose Move Is It, Anyway?

When we share cool stuff, from time to time someone will mention that we “should have credited A-B-C as the originator of that move.” This brings up an interesting point of discussion: how does anyone determine who gets credited with X move?

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Pros and Cons

I am by nature a people person and enjoy the energy of training with and around other polers but – as is the case for many others – I cannot spend every waking moment at the studio.I have two children, a house to run, and a million other things going on.

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Thoughts: Is It Worth It?

Choosing to compete has taught me many things about dance, perfecting tricks and performance techniques, but more importantly it has taught me to not be afraid… You get back in life what you’re willing to put out there.

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PCS Finals at the Arnold Sports Festival

Follow our Journey @Polechampionshipseries

Our Trusted Partners

Arnold Sports Festival
The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the world, is comprised of 20,000+ athletes, 80+ nations, and 60+ sports and events.
X-POLE is your one-stop shop for all things pole and aerial. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, looking for a new way to keep fit or sharpening your skills for your next competition, X-POLE provides you with the equipment and skills to reach your goals!
XPERT Fitness
XPERT Fitness is one of the largest face-to-face and online pole and aerial teacher training programs worldwide. Powered by leading gym chain Crunch and X-POLE, XPERT provides you with the tools to teach safely and effectively.