The 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition promises to be an exciting event, featuring a diverse lineup of athletes from all over the world. From seasoned champions to up-and-coming talent, this year’s competition is sure to be one of the most intense and competitive yet. The 2023 WSM is set to take place on April 19-23, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The man to beat will once again be Tom Stoltman, as he has won the previous two editions of the World’s Strongest Man contest, making him the reigning champion. While the full lineup sheet is not yet available, it is already obvious that the battle at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man will be of epic proportions.
2023 World’s Strongest Man Lineup [So Far]
Note: The 2023 World’s Strongest Man still has some spots left to fill, but we will update this article as soon as all the competitors are revealed.
- Tom Stoltman — GBR
- Pavlo Kordiyaka — Ukraine
- Evan Singleton — USA
- Mitchell Hooper — Canada
- Trey Mitchell — USA
- Adam Bishop — GBR
- Aivars Smaukstelis — Latvia
- Kevin Faires — USA
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — Iceland
- Paul Smith — GBR
- Rauno Heinla — Estonia
- Bobby Thompson — USA
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski — Poland
- Gavin Bilton — GBR
- Spenser Remick — USA
- Eddie Williams — Australia
- Pavlo Nakonechnyy — Ukraine
- Konstantine Janashia — Georgia
- Graham Hicks — GBR
- Luke Stoltman — GBR
- Mathew Ragg — New Zealand
- Gabriel Rheaume — Canada
- Brian Shaw — USA
- Jaco Schoonwinkel — South Africa
- Oleksii Novikov — Ukraine
- Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — France
- Mark Felix — GBR
- Fadi El Masri — Lebanon
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Several former champions are aiming to win gold again. Tom Stoltman, who will be looking to add a third win to his resume, is arguably the most notable participant on this list. However, the athlete who everyone will be paying attention to is Brian Shaw, as the 4x champion announced that the 2023 World’s Strongest Man will be his final appearance at this show. Hence, this is his last chance to win the elusive fifth title.
Although the previous champions are the favorites for the 2023 World’s Strongest Man, there are still a few names that could make a podium appearance. Luke Stoltman is one of them, as he has experience winning major shows, having previously claimed the title of 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man. One other possible podium finisher is Adam Bishop, who was crowned the 2023 Britain’s Strongest Man just days ago.
However, the year 2022 resulted in the rise of a couple of young athletes who have the potential to surprise everyone. The first one is Mitchell Hooper, a youngster who has taken the Strongman scene by storm. Hooper made his Pro Strongman debut at the 2022 WSM, but has since won three International competitions and stood on four more podiums. Some other youngsters who could make a breakthrough are definitely Pavlo Nakonechnyy and Mateusz Kieliszkowski.
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2023 World’s Strongest Man Events
Day One — Qualifying
- First Event — Loading Race
- Second Event — Deadlift Machine
- Third Event — Log Ladder
Day Two — Qualifying
- Fourth Event — Conan’s Wheel
- Fifth Event — Kettlebell Toss
- Special Event — Stone Off
Day Three — Finals
- First Event — Fingal’s Fingers
- Second Event — Deadlift
- Third Event — Shield Carry
Day Four — Finals
- Fourth Event — Max Dumbbell
- Fifth Event — Vehicle Pull
- Sixth Event — Atlas Stones
The 2023 World’s Strongest Man lineup has once again justified the reputation of the competition, seeing that only the greatest Strongman athletes in the world were invited. More than two months remain until the competition begins, so these athletes will be putting their all into preparing for it.
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