World’s Strongest Man simply launched the occasion listing for the 2022 World’s Strongest Man competitors scheduled to happen subsequent month from May 24-Twenty ninth in Sacramento, California. This 12 months’s occasion is totally different from all of the earlier WSM occasions!
2022 World’s Strongest Man Events
The most important distinction on this 12 months’s version of WSM is that each one athletes within the 6 qualifying heats might be competing in the identical occasions! This is the primary time in historical past that the competitors will see all of the strongmen compete in the very same occasions whatever the warmth they’re in. This is nice for the followers who need to see how the athletes fare throughout all of the occasions.
The 30 strongmen are break up into 6 heats of 5 athletes. Then they may begin competing within the qualifying occasions through the first 3 days of the competitors. The athlete in first place in every of the 6 heats will transfer onto the finals. The second and third place athletes should go face to face within the Stone Off occasion. The winners from the Stone Off occasion will transfer onto the finals.
The following occasions will happen over the course of three days as follows:
Qualifying Day 1 – Tuesday, May twenty fourth, 2022
Qualifying Day 2 – Wednesday, May twenty fifth, 2022
Log Lift For Reps
Qualifying Day 3 – Thursday, May twenty sixth, 2022
Wrecking Ball Hold
EVENT 1 Loading Race
Loading races are a typical method of kicking off a WSM occasion. Two athletes per warmth will compete head-to-head to load 3-4 implements, normally over a distance of 10-12 meters for every implement. These may very well be sandbags, kegs, anvils, or a neighborhood object which usually weigh between 100-140 kg (220-308 lb).
EVENT 2: Deadlift Ladder
This is the primary look of the deadlift ladder at a WSM occasion. We did see this occasion on the 2022 Europe’s Strongest Man, so we are able to count on it to be very related. There might be two athletes at a time that compete to carry 5 totally different bars from 300-400kg (660-880 lb). Each carry would possibly improve 20 kg (44 lb); let’s examine how the massive males can conquer this intense occasion.
EVENT: 3 Car Walk
This is the primary time the well-known automobile stroll is coming again since 2014 WSM. Athletes might be positioned contained in the automobile and should stroll a distance for time. This occasion is much like the yoke occasion apart from the very fact there’s extra instability within the automobile stroll as the load can bounce round whereas transferring it from level A to B. It would possibly weigh round 1000 lb if it is much like previous occasions.
EVENT 4: Log Lift For Reps
The fourth occasion sees the athletes competing utilizing the picket Slater logs. This is a typical occasion in WSM; normally, the load will vary round 150-160 kg (330-352 lb). The athletes will clear the load from the ground to overhead with their arms locked out for as many reps as doable.
EVENT 5: Wrecking Ball Hold
The wrecking ball maintain is a brand new occasion to WSM; it’s principally a grip energy take a look at. Athletes might be on a raised platform whereas holding a wrecking ball dangling down beneath them. The athletes should attempt to maintain the ball for the longest time doable. This occasion is much like a Hercules maintain or automobile maintain; will probably be fascinating to see how the giants fare with this one.
EVENT 6: Stone Off
This occasion will solely see the 2 athletes in second and third place in every warmth battle it out for an opportunity to maneuver onto the finals. The two will commute, passing a big stone over a barrier. The benefit is being in second place as they simply should match what the third-place athlete is doing. If they’re tied on the finish of the course, they may commute till one man cannot go any longer.
The ultimate occasions of 2022 WSM will happen over two days with the schedule as follows:
Finals Day 1 – Saturday, May twenty eighth, 2022
KNAACK Giant’s Medley
Deadlift For Reps
Finals Day 2 – Sunday, May Twenty ninth, 2022
Reign Total Body Fuel Power Stairs
EVENT 1: KNAACK Giant’s Medley
This occasion features a field carry and a brilliant yoke. The athletes should carry a heavy field after which both place the field on the yoke or shut by; then, they’re going to have to choose up the yoke and carry it for a distance. This may very well be a heavy load of round 1000 lb.
Event 2: Deadlift For Reps
The deadlift for reps is extra of a standard deadlift for optimum reps. The athletes will almost certainly have straps and deadlift fits after which should carry out as many deadlifts as they will. The load may very well be anyplace from 300-350 kg (660-770 lb).
Event 3: Flintsone Barbell
The final time we noticed the Flintsone Barbell in a WSM occasion was again in 1997 as a qualifying occasion. The athletes may be lifting a load of round 200-230 kg (440-506 lb). The athletes can press the load up from behind the neck till it is locked out above the top. The identify comes from the model weights used that are rough-looking stones seem like one thing out of the Flintstones.
Event 4: Vehicle Pull
This is a traditional WSM occasion the place athletes should pull a bus a predetermined distance whereas strapped right into a harness. The distance may very well be round 25 meters, with the load anticipated to be large.
Event 5: Reign Total Body Fuel Power Stairs
This is an occasion we’ve not seen because the 2015 WSM. This is a good occasion to check the athlete’s energy and endurance as they carry heavy hundreds up a set of stairs.
Event 6: Atlas Stones
This is a brilliant conventional occasion the place the athletes should carry the stones in earlier than they convey the stones up onto the platforms. This occasion is bound to push the athletes to their limits.
2022 World’s Strongest Man Lineup
Below is the whole listing of strongmen which are set to compete subsequent month after Mateusz Kieliszkowski dropped out then Rauno Heinla withdrew. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order.
Nedžmin Ambešković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Gavin Bilton (UK)
Adam Bishop (UK)
Maxime Boudreault (Canada)
Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (Australia)
Kevin Faires (USA)
Mark Felix (UK)
Shane Flowers (UK)
Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
Rob Kearney (USA)
Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
Martins Licis (USA)
Peiman Maheripourehir (Iran)
Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
Trey Mitchell (USA)
Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
Pa O’Dwyer (Ireland)
Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
Gabriel Rheaume (Canada)
Kelvin de Ruiter (Netherlands)
Brian Shaw (USA)
Evan Singleton (USA)
Aivars Smaukstelis (Latvia)
Luke Stoltman (UK)
Tom Stoltman (UK)
Grzegorz Szymański (PL)
Bobby Thompson (USA)
Mika Törrö (Finland)
Kim Ujarak (Greenland)
This is shaping as much as be a improbable WSM occasion. We are completely happy to see that the organizers lastly have the athletes throughout all of the heats compete in the identical precise occasions. This makes the competition fairer for everybody.
To win the WSM comes right down to consistency, which strongman can keep aggressive all through the number of occasions.
Now that we all know what occasions are scheduled, who do you suppose has the very best probability to win the 2022 WSM?