Amidst ongoing triple-digit temperatures in Sacramento, CA, the aggressive warmth of the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) continues to cost alongside. 

On Day 1, the 30-person roster of elite strongmen tried the Loading Race and Deadlift Ladder throughout the Qualifying Round. On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 — throughout the second day of the Qualifying Round — the remaining rivals had the duty of pulling a Volkswagen Bug within the Car Walk and utilizing their overhead power to attempt to thrive within the Log Lift. 

The ensuing outcomes had been terrific to observe because the competitors builds towards the weekend’s Finals. Here’s the place the general leaderboard stands after Day 2 of the 2022 WSM, together with a brief recap of the athletes’ performances in each occasions. 

2022 WSM Leaderboard — Day 2

Rank Name Points
Group 1
1 Tom Stoltman — United Kingdom 24
2 Kevin Faires — USA 18
3 Gabriel Rheaume — Canada 16
4 Aivars Smaukstelis — Latvia 13
5 Andy Black — United Kingdom 7
6 Manuel Angulo — Chile 3
Group 2
1 Mitchell Hooper — Canada 22.5
2 Bobby Thompson — USA 17
3 Brian Shaw — USA 13.5
4 Gabriel Pena — Mexico 11
5 Konstantine Janashia — Georgia 10
6 Mark Felix — Canada 9
Group 3
1 Oleksii Novikov — Ukraine 21.5
2 Adam Bishop — United Kingdom 16
3 Trey Mitchell — USA 15.5
4 Rob Kearney — USA 14
5 Grzegorz Szymanski — Poland 9
6 Mika Törrö — Finland 8
Group 4
1 Martins Licis — USA 21.5
2 Maxime Boudreault — Canada 17
3 Pavlo Kordiyaka — Ukraine 16.5
4 Gavin Bilton — United Kingdom 15
5 Nedžmin Ambešković — Bosnia and Herzegovina 6
6 Shane Flowers — United Kingdom (withdrawn) 6
Group 5
1 Luke Stoltman — United Kingdom 23
2 Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — Iceland 16
3 Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — France 15
4 Kelvin De Ruiter — Netherlands 11
5 Evan Singleton — USA 9.5
6 Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — Greenland 9

2022 WSM Day 2

Wednesday was the right time to unveil the Car Walk and Log Lift — two traditional WSM occasions. Here’s how the rivals fared, and what it would imply for a few of them transferring ahead. 

Car Walk Results

The athletes stepped inside a roofless, hollowed-out automotive constructed round a Yoke bar. For this occasion, they needed to carry the 430-kilogram (950-pound) automobile 20 meters (66 toes) as quick as they might. 

With a 9.86-second run, Evan Singleton had the quickest time of all rivals on the Car Walk. Meanwhile, Rob Kearney turned in a blazing 11.63-second end, and newcomer Mitchell Hooper blitzed the occasion in 11.64 seconds to proceed his implausible WSM debut. 

Note: Unfortunately, Shane Flowers withdrew because of an obvious foot or ankle harm sustained throughout the Loading Race on Day 1. While he confirmed the grit of a champion in finishing yesterday’s Deadlift Ladder as properly, he was unable to proceed competing on Day 2 and has withdrawn from his first look on the WSM.

Group 1

  1. Tom Stoltman — 0:14.65s
  2. Gabriel Rhéaume — 0:16.44s
  3. Kevin Faires — 0:19.32s
  4. Aivars Šmaukstelis — 0:19.91s
  5. Andy Black — 0:32.71s
  6. Manuel Angulo — 1:00.00s

Group 2

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 0:11.64s
  2. Mark Felix — 0:13.96s
  3. Bobby Thompson — 0:16.05s
  4. Konstantine Janashia — 0:18.16s
  5. Brian Shaw — 0:19.97s
  6. Gabriel Peña — 18.90m (Did not end course)

Group 3

  1. Rob Kearney — 0:11.63s
  2. Grzegorz Szymanski — 0:14.26s
  3. Oleksii Novikov — 0:15.23s
  4. Trey Mitchell — 0:19.24s
  5. Adam Bishop — 0:23.38s
  6. Mika Törrö — 9.50m (Did not end course)

Group 4

  1. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 0:12.92s
  2. Martins Licis — 0:18.93s
  3. Gavin Bilton — 0:23.67s
  4. Maxime Boudreault — 0:49.28s
  5. Nedžmin Ambešković — 13.60m (Did not end course)
  6. Shane Flowers — Withdrawn

Group 5

  1. Evan Singleton — 0:09.86s
  2. Luke Stoltman — 0:16.65s
  3. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 0:29.07s
  4. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — 0:41.34s
  5. Kelvin De Ruiter — 1:00.00s
  6. Kim Ujarak — 11.40m (Did not end course)

Log Lift Results

The Log Lift made its first look throughout the 1980 WSM contest. In this 12 months’s occasion, rivals needed to carry the 145-kilogram (320-pound) log from the bottom to an overhead place for as many reps as attainable inside a 75-second time restrict.

As the temperature acquired to 100-plus levels, the log itself took on warmth. It is right here the place holding the load for the period was a problem for lots of the rivals. Event organizers had been conserving the log coated in an try to offer shade and make the occasion the standard take a look at of power moderately than ache tolerance.

Maxime Boudreault and Luke Stoltman tied for the most effective end on the Log Lift by urgent 10 reps. Oleksii Novikov, Trey Mitchell, Martin Licis, and Pavlo Kordiyaka weren’t far behind with 9 reps every. 

Group 1

  1. Tom Stoltman — 8 reps
  2. Kevin Faires — 7 reps
  3. Gabriel Rhéaume — 6 rep
  4. Aivars Šmaukstelis — 4 reps
  5. Andy Black — No reps
  6. Manuel Angulo — No reps

Group 2

  1. Bobby Thompson — 8 reps
  2. Mitchell Hooper — 7 reps
  3. Brian Shaw — 7 reps
  4. Konstantine Janashia — 5 reps
  5. Gabriel Peña — 1 rep
  6. Mark Felix — No reps

Group 3

  1. Oleksii Novikov — 9 reps
  2. Trey Mitchell — 9 reps
  3. Adam Bishop — 7 reps
  4. Rob Kearney — 6 reps
  5. Grzegorz Szymanski — 3 reps
  6. Mika Törrö — 2 reps

Group 4

  1. Maxime Boudreault — 10 reps
  2. Martins Licis — 9 reps
  3. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 9 reps
  4. Gavin Bilton — 7 reps
  5. Nedžmin Ambešković — 2 reps
  6. Shane Flowers — Withdrawn

Group 5

  1. Luke Stoltman — 10 reps
  2. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 8 reps
  3. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — 7 reps
  4. Kim Ujarak — 6 reps
  5. Kelvin De Ruiter — 1 rep
  6. Evan Singleton — 1 rep

Day 3 Is Next

As the competitors inches nearer to the weekend’s Finals, the depth will seemingly solely improve. With readability in some teams already carved out, the ultimate day of qualifying on Thursday ought to make for a good end. Those on the borderline nonetheless making an attempt to qualify will want each level they will get.

On Day 3, all the athletes should maintain a wrecking ball so long as attainable within the Wrecking Ball Hold. Then, this 12 months’s WSM will see the primary look of the Atlas Stones within the Stone-Off because the athletes battle for the final spots within the Finals. 

A clutch efficiency or two from among the sport’s high contenders doubtlessly awaits. 

Featured picture: Joe Martinez/World’s Strongest Man