The Covid-19 health crisis caused a lot of uncertainty in 2020. The closest thing to Strongman competition thus far has been the 2020 World’s Ultimate Strongman Feats of Strength Series where top strength athletes attempted world records from remote locations.
But now we look forward to the big show; the World’s Strongest Man competition, set to take place once again in Bradenton, Florida; November 11-15.
Below is the list that includes the competitors scheduled to compete at the World’s Strongest Man contest.
2020 World’s Strongest Man Roster:
Note: This list is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
1: Ervin Toots – Estonia
2: Terry Hollands – UK
3: Pa O’Dwyer – Ireland
4: Graham Hicks – UK
5: Luke Richardson – UK
6: Maxime Boudreault – Canada
7: Tom Stoltman – UK
8: Robert Oberst – United States
9: Evan Singleton – United States
10: Brian Shaw – United States
11: Trey Mitchell III – United States
12: Mateusz Kieliszkowski – Poland
13: Martin Forsmark – Sweden
14: Adam Bishop – UK
15: Oleksii Novikov – Ukraine
16: Jerry Pritchett – United States
17: Konstantine Janashia – Georgia
18: Kevin Faires – United States
19: Luke Stoltman – UK
20: Mark Felix – UK
21: Aivars Smaukstelis – Latvia
22: JF Caron – Canada
23: Mikhail Shivlyakov – Russia
24: Gabriel Pena – Mexico
25: Bobby Thompson – United States
- Wesley Claborn
- Nick Best
- Eythor Ingolfsson
It’s an incredibly stacked lineup with fierce competition this year, although, the defending World’s Strongest Man champion Martins Licis (USA) and 2019 Arnold Strongman champion Hafthor Bjornsson (Iceland) will not be competing. So the title is up for grabs and we’re super excited for the upcoming event.
Licis is recovering from injuries sustained due to an accident when he was hit by a car riding his bike, while Bjornsson announced his retirement in August to focus on his boxing match with Eddie Hall, his family, and his health.
The next two guys that are favorites are Poland’s Mateusz Kieliszkowski and 4x World’s Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw. But anything could happen especially because 2020 has just been so different all around compared to years prior. And as expected, there will be safety precautions and fans will not be able to crowd around as usual.
The 2017 World’s Strongest Man champion Eddie Hall will be the presenter for this event, while 4x champion Magnus Ver Magnusson will be the head referee. The tournament Director is former Olympic Bobsledder and TV presenter Colin Bryce.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the competition gets closer.