The forty fifth rendition of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) is sort of right here. It will happen on May 24-29, 2022, at Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA. Thirty of the world’s high strongmen will vie for the legendary Barry Frank Trophy, and to seize the esteemed honor of calling themselves the perfect strongman on the planet. 

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The 2022 WSM roster hosts 4 earlier winners, with a number of greater than worthy up-and-comers making an attempt to notch their first-ever title. There will likely be three days of Qualifying Round occasions, figuring out who competes within the two-day Finals. 

Fans who need to view the 2022 WSM in full have two choices. They can journey to Sacramento to look at it reside or wait till CBS Sports Network broadcasts a tv replay of your complete occasion later this summer time within the United States. At the time of this writing, the WSM group has not introduced particular air instances and dates.

How to Watch the 2022 WSM

If followers can’t journey to Sacramento and don’t need to wait till CBS airs the complete replay, the WSM group will provide a reside present — Backstage Live! Presented by The Beard Struggle — that may air on WSM’s Facebook web page and YouTube channel

Terry Hollands — who competed in 15 separate WSM competitions — will host the present. Hollands will recap every day’s occasions whereas providing inside entry to backstage interviews with the athletes and occasion organizers. 

If, by likelihood, followers can attend in individual, the WSM group could have a first-ever Fan Festival that is freed from cost to the general public. The pageant will characteristic an assortment of meals vans, giveaways, and different particular occasions. 

What to Expect From the 2022 WSM

Tom Stoltman is the defending champion, and he’s seeking to turn out to be the primary repeat winner since Brian Shaw (2015-2016). Meanwhile, Shaw seeks uncommon standing as he’s making an attempt to turn out to be the second-ever, five-time WSM champion. Poland’s Mariusz Pudzianowski is the one five-time champion within the competitors’s historical past.

Look for 2020 WSM Champion Oleksii Novikov and 2019 WSM Champion Martin Licis, respectively, to push for standing because the tenth strongman to win a number of championships. 

At the time of this publishing, right here is the roster of 30 athletes for this yr’s competitors:

2022 WSM Roster

  1. Tom Stoltman (United Kingdom) — Reigning WSM Champion
  2. Brian Shaw (United States) — 2021 WSM 2nd place
  3. Maxime Boudreault (Canada) — 2021 WSM third place
  4. Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
  5. Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
  6. Rob Kearney (United States)
  7. Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
  8. Kelvin de Ruiter (Netherlands)
  9. Kim Ujarak (Greenland)
  10. Mark Felix (United Kingdom)
  11. Pa O’Dwyer (Ireland)
  12. Shane Flowers (United Kingdom)
  13. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (Australia)
  14. Bobby Thompson (United States)
  15. Aivars Smaukstelis (Latvia)
  16. Adam Bishop (United Kingdom)
  17. Evan Singleton (United States)
  18. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
  19. Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
  20. Charles “Trey” Mitchell (United States)
  21. Mika Törrö (Finland)
  22. Manuel Angulo (Chile)
  23. Luke Stoltman (United Kingdom)
  24. Bobby Thompson (United States)
  25. Kevin Faires (United States)
  26. Nedžmin Ambešković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  27. Gabriel Rheaume (Canada)
  28. Martins Licis (United States)
  29. Gavin Bilton (United Kingdom)
  30. Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)

From the Qualifying Round to the Finals, right here is the order of official 2022 WSM occasions:

Qualifying Round, Day 1 — Tuesday, May twenty fourth, 2022

  • Loading Race 
  • Deadlift Ladder

Qualifying Round, Day 2 — Wednesday, May twenty fifth, 2022

Qualifying Round, Day 3 — Thursday, May twenty sixth, 2022

  • Wrecking Ball Hold
  • Stone Off

Final, Day 1 — Saturday, May twenty eighth, 2022

Final, Day 2 — Sunday, May twenty ninth, 2022

  • Bus Pull 
  • Reign Total Body Fuel Power Stairs
  • Atlas Stones

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