The forty fifth rendition of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) is sort of right here. It should happen on Might 24-29, 2022, at Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA. Thirty of the world’s high strongmen will vie for the legendary Barry Frank Trophy, and to seize the esteemed honor of calling themselves the finest strongman on the planet.
The 2022 WSM roster hosts 4 earlier winners, with a number of greater than worthy up-and-comers making an attempt to notch their first-ever title. There will likely be three days of Qualifying Spherical occasions, figuring out who competes within the two-day Finals.
Followers who need to view the 2022 WSM in full have two choices. They will journey to Sacramento to observe it reside or wait till CBS Sports activities Community broadcasts a tv replay of all the occasion later this summer season in america. On the time of this writing, the WSM group has not introduced particular air instances and dates.
The best way to Watch the 2022 WSM
If followers can’t journey to Sacramento and don’t need to wait till CBS airs the complete replay, the WSM group will supply a reside present — Backstage Reside! Introduced by The Beard Wrestle — that may air on WSM’s Fb web page and YouTube channel.
Terry Hollands — who competed in 15 separate WSM competitions — will host the present. Hollands will recap every day’s occasions whereas providing inside entry to backstage interviews with the athletes and occasion organizers.
If, by likelihood, followers can attend in individual, the WSM group can have a first-ever Fan Pageant that is freed from cost to the general public. The competition will function an assortment of meals vehicles, giveaways, and different particular occasions.
What to Count on From the 2022 WSM
Tom Stoltman is the defending champion, and he’s seeking to develop into the primary repeat winner since Brian Shaw (2015-2016). In the meantime, Shaw seeks uncommon standing as he’s making an attempt to develop into the second-ever, five-time WSM champion. Poland’s Mariusz Pudzianowski is the one five-time champion within the competitors’s historical past.
Search for 2020 WSM Champion Oleksii Novikov and 2019 WSM Champion Martin Licis, respectively, to push for standing because the tenth strongman to win a number of championships.
On the time of this publishing, right here is the roster of 30 athletes for this 12 months’s competitors:
2022 WSM Roster
- Tom Stoltman (United Kingdom) — Reigning WSM Champion
- Brian Shaw (United States) — 2021 WSM 2nd place
- Maxime Boudreault (Canada) — 2021 WSM third place
- Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
- Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
- Rob Kearney (United States)
- Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
- Kelvin de Ruiter (Netherlands)
- Kim Ujarak (Greenland)
- Mark Felix (United Kingdom)
- Pa O’Dwyer (Eire)
- Shane Flowers (United Kingdom)
- Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (Australia)
- Bobby Thompson (United States)
- Aivars Smaukstelis (Latvia)
- Adam Bishop (United Kingdom)
- Evan Singleton (United States)
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
- Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
- Charles “Trey” Mitchell (United States)
- Mika Törrö (Finland)
- Manuel Angulo (Chile)
- Luke Stoltman (United Kingdom)
- Bobby Thompson (United States)
- Kevin Faires (United States)
- Nedžmin Ambešković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Gabriel Rheaume (Canada)
- Martins Licis (United States)
- Gavin Bilton (United Kingdom)
- Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
From the Qualifying Spherical to the Finals, right here is the order of official 2022 WSM occasions:
Qualifying Spherical, Day 1 — Tuesday, Might twenty fourth, 2022
- Loading Race
- Deadlift Ladder
Qualifying Spherical, Day 2 — Wednesday, Might twenty fifth, 2022
Qualifying Spherical, Day 3 — Thursday, Might twenty sixth, 2022
- Wrecking Ball Maintain
- Stone Off
Remaining, Day 1 — Saturday, Might twenty eighth, 2022
Remaining, Day 2 — Sunday, Might twenty ninth, 2022
- Bus Pull
- Reign Complete Physique Gas Energy Stairs
- Atlas Stones
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