While it’s nonetheless rising in scope within the strongman sphere, the Shaw Classic already has loads of notoriety as a noteworthy competitors. This yr’s version, which is able to happen on the Budweiser Events Center on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO, ought to current a bunch of thrilling obstacles.

On May 18, 2022, titular competitors organizer Brian Shaw took to his YouTube channel to disclose the official occasions for the 2022 Shaw Classic

Aside from the occasion bulletins, Shaw famous that 2022 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) Oleksii Novikov would now be becoming a member of the competitors roster. There can also be an obvious plan for a livestream, with no additional particulars on the time of this publishing. 

From Shaw himself and defending champion Chance “Trey” Mitchell, to different strongman elites like 2021 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion Tom Stoltman, this yr’s roster doesn’t lack for giant names. Here’s the whole 16-person lineup that may make its approach to Colorado in mid-August:

2022 Shaw Classic Lineup

  • Trey Mitchell — Defending champion
  • Brian Shaw — 2021 Runner-up
  • JF Caron — 2021 Third place
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Oleksii Novikov
  • Evan Singleton
  • Žydrūnas Savickas
  • Graham Hicks
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Bobby Thompson
  • Maxime Boudreault
  • Konstantine Janashia
  • Adam Bishop
  • Kevin Faires
  • Jerry Pritchett

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2022 Shaw Classic Events

Here’s the schedule of occasions for each days of the 2022 Shaw Classic:

Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • Max Hummer Tire Deadlift
  • Super Yoke Event
  • Circus Dumbbell
  • Throwing Event (Bag or Keg)

Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Log Press 
  • Frame Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
  • Car Leg Press for Reps
  • Atlas Stones

Most of those occasions have made appearances in recent times, however some will current slight variations in spots. 

Max Hummer Tire Deadlift

The Max Hummer Tire Deadlift was a Day Two staple throughout the first two Shaw Classics. Shaw defined that the hope is that the athletes could have much less put on and tear now that the occasion kicks the competitors off. 

During final yr’s Shaw Classic, JF Caron set the Hummer tire deadlift world file with a pull of 545 kilograms (1,202 kilos). His show wasn’t the one unimaginable feat of energy. On the entire, seven of the 16 athletes managed to tug over 1,000 kilos. 

Super Yoke Event

In 2021, the athletes carried a 506.5-kilogram (1,117-pound) yoke for time throughout 80 meters. Shaw says he’ll in all probability maintain the identical weight for the occasion. Evan Singleton gained final yr’s Super Yoke by ending the 80-meter course in 30.61 seconds. 

Circus Dumbbell

Once extra, the athletes will press a circus dumbbell for reps. Per Shaw, every of the opponents will go head-to-head. Additionally, final yr’s 242-pound (110-kilogram) dumbbells will possible stay. Singleton hoisted the dumbbell seven instances within the allotted 75 seconds for first place in 2021, whereas Mitchell took second place with six reps.

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Throwing Event

At this time, Shaw famous that he hasn’t determined whether or not the opponents will toss a bag or a keg for this occasion. That mentioned, the 2021 Shaw Classic featured the opponents throwing luggage over a 15-foot bar. Canada’s Maxime Boudreault took first place when he tossed all eight luggage over the bar in 28.25 seconds.

Log Press

The log press will kick off Day Two, albeit with a brand new twist. As Shaw says, the athletes should judiciously accumulate their reps throughout three in a different way weighted logs, every of which could weigh 200 kilograms (441 kilos), 186 kilograms (410 kilos), and 172 kilograms (380 kilos).

American Log Press Record holder Bobby Thomspon and Mitchell tied for first once they each log-pressed 206.3 kilograms (455 kilos) throughout the 2021 competitors. 

Frame Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley

Another occasion with a head-to-head format, this one will characteristic a straight body carry that transitions into a large arm-over-arm tower. The 2021 medley had an arm-over-arm pull however began with sandbags as a substitute.

Car Leg Press for Reps

Arguably probably the most thrilling addition to this yr’s catalog of occasions, the opponents will now get to leg press a automobile. According to Shaw, organizers are nonetheless determining the logistics of this occasion. At the very least, he says that there shall be strict stipulations. At its core, a automobile shall be on high of a leg press a machine, and it’s as much as the athletes to efficiently press it up. 

Atlas Stones

It merely wouldn’t be a strongman occasion with out an look from the Atlas Stones. The athletes will hoist 5 stones — from 158.7 to 204 kilograms (350 to 450 kilos) — onto their assigned podiums with a 60-second time restrict. According to Shaw, the occasion will function with the identical set-up as 2021.

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Shaw Classic Open

The weekend of the Shaw Classic may even have a showcase of an open class for each women and men. The high 16 opponents for every division submitted their feats of energy on-line and have obtained invites by way of electronic mail.

The males’s open occasions could have:

  • Log Press for Reps 
  • Deadlift for Reps
  • Yoke Carry
  • Frame Carry
  • Atlas Stones

The males will compete within the first 4 occasions head-to-head. On Day Two, the boys will carry out the identical heavy stone run as the professional class in entrance of the competitors viewers. The winner of the Men’s Open robotically qualifies for the 2023 Shaw Classic.

The girls’s open occasions could have:

  • Log Press for Reps
  • Deadlift for Reps
  • Yoke Carry
  • Frame Carry
  • Bag Toss Over Bar

As with the boys, the primary 4 girls’s occasions have a head-to-head construction, whereas the Bag Toss Over Bar may even be in entrance of the gang on the Budweiser Events Center.

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