The Official Strongman Games are famous for their stacked rosters across multiple weight classes and divisions. That won’t change this year, as hundreds of athletes will gather in Daytona Beach, FL, to take part in the 2022 Official Strongman Games. It will last three days, between November 11 and 13, 2022. Gold medals won’t come easy, but every competitor will strive to achieve them.
The 2022 Official Strongman Games have now revealed the events for this contest, which are of great importance to many athletes. The Strongmen and Strongwomen will now have four months to specifically train for this contest. They shared the news through their Instagram account.
2022 Official Strongman Games Events
Day 1 — November 11th, 2022
- Viking Press
- Farmer’s Walk
Day 2 — November 12th, 2022
- Axle Deadlift
- Sandbag to Shoulder
Day 3 / Finals — November 13th, 2022
- Car Walk
- Circus Dumbbell
- Atlas Stones
Official Strongman Games have not yet revealed the weight of the Viking Press. However, we know that the athletes will perform as many reps as possible in the time span of 60 seconds. The athletes will press this implement from the shoulder rack position to overhead.
The athletes will firstly pick up a pair of Farmer’s Walk implements and carry them for two distances of 50 feet / 15.25 meters. Upon completing this, they will then pick up another heavier pair of these implements and carry them for another 50 feet / 15.25 meters. So, they will have a time cap of 60 seconds to cover 150 feet / 45.75 meters as fast as possible.
For the third event of the 2022 Official Strongman Games, the athletes will have to deadlift as many reps as possible in 60 seconds. Although the height of the bar will be standard, they will use the Axle barbell and tires instead of weight plates.
Sandbag To Shoulder
Once again the time limit will be 60 seconds. The athletes will have to pick up five increasingly heavy sandbags and display control upon placing them on their shoulders.
Car Walk — Finals
For the first time, the 2022 Official Strongman Games will consist of three Finals events. The first one of those will be the Car Walk. Athletes will pick up a car of currently unknown weight and carry it for 50 feet / 15.25 meters. They will attempt to do so in the fastest manner possible, while the time cap will be 60 seconds.
The 2022 Official Strongman Games will test the overhead pressing strength one more time as the competition is closing. They will do this through the Circus Dumbbell, which is basically bigger than usual in every aspect. Four increasingly heavier dumbbells will face the competitors, who will then attempt to lift all of them with one hand in the shortest time possible.
A classic finish to a classic competition, as Atlas Stones are set to be the final event of the 2022 Official Strongman Games. The weight has not yet been determined, but six progressively heavier atlas stones could determine the winner in the final seconds.
While a lot of Strongmen and Strongwomen will get the chance to perform in the first two days of the 2022 Official Strongman Games. Only the top 10 from each division will go through to the finals. Although the rosters have not yet been revealed, athletes like Nick Best have confirmed their participation.