Maxime Boudreault has pieced collectively a lot of his elite strongman fame round stellar overhead energy and proficiency. On July 27, 2022, the Canadian strongman confirmed why with a 195-kilogram (430-pound) log press throughout a coaching session that he posted to his Instagram profile.

According to the caption of Boudreault’s put up, he referred to the large log press as “final tuning” for the upcoming 2022 Shaw Classic. The Log Press is without doubt one of the staple occasions on the ultimate day of the competitors. That contest will happen on August 13-14 on the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. 

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Boudreault urgent heavy logs overhead is nothing new for the Canadian athlete. According to Strongman Archives, his all-time competitors greatest was a 205-kilogram (451.9-pound) press through the 2021 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Final, which was sufficient to tie him for second with Trey Mitchell and Bobby Thompson through the occasion. That log press additionally made Boudreault the official Canadian World Record holder. He ultimately completed third general in that WSM contest to Brian Shaw and Tom Stoltman, respectively.

The 2021 WSM and that log press weren’t the one noteworthy milestones for Boudreault throughout that calendar yr. Later, in November 2021, Boudreault notched the primary victory of his skilled profession by successful the inaugural Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic in places throughout Iceland. 

Some of Boudreault’s more moderen aggressive outcomes embody a fifth-place end within the 2022 WSM and a fourth-place consequence on the 2022 Giants Live Strongman Classic. 

Now, Boudreault will try to enhance his Shaw Classic historical past subsequent month after competing in every of the primary two editions (2020-2021). He captured an eighth-place consequence (of 10 athletes) in 2020 and one other eighth-place end in 2021 (of 16 rivals). 

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At the time of this writing, right here is the confirmed lineup for the 2022 Shaw Classic:

2022 Shaw Classic Lineup

Here’s the anticipated schedule of occasions for the competitors:

2022 Shaw Classic Schedule & Events

Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022

Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022

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

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At simply 29 years outdated, Boudreault continues to be looking for to construct an acclaimed strongman profession. The Canadian athlete is off to a powerful begin, however he may flip many heads within the energy sports activities world with a wonderful efficiency on the 2022 Shaw Classic. 

Featured picture: @max.boudreault23 on Instagram