On June 7, 2022, the 2022 Giants Live World Tour revealed its 13-person roster.
The strongman competitors will happen on October 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. From two-time reigning World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman and former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov, to rising stars like Charles “Trey” Mitchell, it’s a stacked subject with a number of the strongest folks on the planet.
Here is the present lineup because it stands:
2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals Roster
- Luke Stoltman — Defending Champion
- Tom Stoltman — 2021 second place
- Evan Singleton — 2021 third place
- Chieck “Iron Biby” Sanou
- Maxime Boudreault
- Pavlo Kordiyaka
- Oleksii Novikov
- Andy Black
- Tyler Cotton
- Kevin Faires
- Graham Hicks
- Trey Mitchell
- Pa O’Dwyer
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Luke Stoltman is the defending champion of this competitors. He captured the highest spot in 2021 after Evan Singleton and his brother, Tom Stoltman, moved so quick throughout a head-to-head Atlas Stones occasion that they each mishandled a stone and threw off their instances. A single level separated the Stoltman brothers between first and second place, whereas Singleton completed a mere 4 factors behind.
After simply narrowly lacking out on a victory, each athletes will assuredly be on the lookout for redemption and an opportunity to unseat Luke Stoltman in Scotland this October.
What to Expect
The Giants Live group has but to announce the occasions for the 2022 World Tour Finals.
Given that the competitors is in Scotland, some have speculated that the Nicol Stones — functionally just like the Scottish custom of the famed Dinnie Stones — will doubtless be featured. The Nicol Stones weigh 114 kilograms (251 kilos) and 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos), respectively, whereas the Dinnie Stones weigh 144.5 kilograms (318.5 kilos) and 188 kilograms (414.5 kilos)
Kevin Faires would possibly significantly excel throughout this occasion. Faires owns the Nicol Stones World Record of twenty-two.2 meters from the 2021 World Tour Finals. He additionally possesses the Dinnie Stones World Record of 25 ft, which he achieved on the 2022 Rogue Record Breakers.
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If the Log Lift makes a comeback, anticipate the Stoltman brothers to duke it out for high standing. Both Luke and Tom managed to press a 150-kilogram (330.7-pound) log overhead for 9 reps in 2021. Maxime Boudreault wasn’t far behind with eight presses. Chieck Sanou is the present Log Lift World Record holder with a press of 229 kilograms (504 kilos) from the 2021 Giants Live World Tour Finals.
Finally, as a staple of many strongman contests, the trademark Atlas Stones will most likely make a return. Boudrealt is the reigning winner of this occasion after he loaded 5 stones in 19.55 seconds over the last iteration of the World Tour Finals. However, be careful for Tom “King of the Stones” Stoltman.
Once Giants Live proclaims the occasions, there might be a clearer thought of anticipated contenders for the competitors. For now, with a number of WSM champions and quite a lot of completely different top-notch talent units, it looks like anybody might win this contest. It’ll be a tall order for anybody to separate themselves — even for defending champion Luke Stoltman.
The 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals will happen on October 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland.
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