The 2022 Official Strongman Games (OSG) will happen on November 11-13, 2022, in Daytona Beach, FL. As a big contest within the strongman sphere, the respective opponents will exhibit their energy and conditioning to try to seize a victory in East Florida. 

On July 13, 2022, the OSG group revealed the occasions for this yr’s contest over their Instagram profile. 

2022 Official Strongman Games Events Schedule 

Day 1 — Friday, November eleventh, 2022

  • Viking Press
  • Farmer’s Walk

Day 2 — Saturday, November twelfth, 2022

Day 3, Finals (Top 10 athletes in every division) — Sunday, November thirteenth, 2022

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At the time of this writing, the OSG group has not finished an official launch that reveals this yr’s roster of athletes. Names like Nick Best and a bunch of different Men’s Master’s division opponents are locked in, however Best revealed these additions on his private Instagram profile. He seems to be a relative exception on that entrance. 

Similarly, the aggressive divisions and their actual numbers are additionally unconfirmed. All that’s clear is that the highest 10 finishers in every division will advance to the Finals on Day 3. For the primary time, the Finals will even embrace a 3rd occasion.

If this yr’s OSG is something just like the 2021 version, it might characteristic these respective divisions:

  • Women 64 Kilograms
  • Women 73 Kilograms 
  • Women 82 Kilograms 
  • Women’s Open
  • Women’s Masters 
  • Men’s 80 Kilograms
  • Men’s 90 Kilograms 
  • Men’s 105 Kilograms 
  • Men’s Open
  • Men’s Masters 40+ 
  • Men’s Masters 50+ 

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2022 OSG Event Breakdown

Here are some extra specifics on the occasions that the opponents can doubtlessly count on in Daytona Beach primarily based on final yr’s iteration of the OSG.

Note: The total format, weights, and time restrictions, if any, are unconfirmed for the schedule of occasions. These particulars are primarily speculative.

Viking Press

A brand new addition to this yr’s OSG, the Viking Press will check the athletes’ overhead energy. They’ll use an implement with both a straight barbell or parallel handles which might be hooked up on the finish of both a lever system or a landmine equipment. The occasion could also be about capturing one max rep or making an attempt to complete as many reps as doable in a set period of time. 

Farmer’s Walk

In one other change-up from final yr’s competitors, the Farmer’s Walk will probably be part of the 2022 OSG. A Farmer’s Walk sometimes duties athletes with carrying two giant dumbbells (or different implements) of their palms to check their grip and core energy. Usually, the athletes should stroll with their implements for max distance in a set time. 

Axle Deadlift 

The Axle Deadlift may be the alternative for final yr’s Deadlift Ladder. An axle deadlift is a variation the place the barbell is a number of inches thicker than a conventional barbell, demanding extra of the athlete’s grip. This occasion will even possible both be for a max rep or to achieve as many reps as doable in a short while. 

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Sandbag to Shoulder

The Sandbag to Shoulder will doubtlessly give the athletes the duty of repeatedly lifting a sandbag to their shoulder from the ground for max reps. A choose might give the sign for a very good rep earlier than the athlete can drop the sandbag and begin the method anew. The Sandbag to Shoulder might resemble a stone-to-shoulder occasion the place opponents have the identical job with the identical set-up however with a big stone. 

Car Walk

In the primary return of an occasion from final yr’s competitors, the set-up for the Car Walk may be simpler to foretell. In 2021, the athletes needed to stroll a heavy automobile body down a 15-meter course as quick as they may inside a minute. Notably, this yr’s Car Walk begins the Finals, whereas final yr’s was featured on Day 1. 

Circus Dumbbell 

As the 2022 OSG attracts to a detailed, the finalists ought to once more see their overhead energy examined with the Circus Dumbbell. A circus dumbbell is actually a bigger dumbbell with a bigger grip and extra size. In strongman occasions, athletes usually have the duty of urgent the circus dumbbell with a single arm, both for a max rep or for max reps. 

Atlas Stones

In strongman custom, the OSG will end with the famed Atlas Stones. If this yr’s occasion is something like 2021, the opponents will possible need to carry six in another way weighted huge stones onto their respective pedestals earlier than time runs out. The winner is the one that lifts probably the most stones within the quickest time. 

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A Host of Intrigue

This yr’s OSG will undoubtedly showcase an assortment of fascinating storylines throughout the board. With a slight change-up in format and calls for, mid-November 2022 in Daytona Beach might show to be a doozy. 

Featured picture: @nickbeststrongman on Instagram