On July 8, 2022, over Instagram, the Shaw Classic confirmed the 16 athletes that may check their energy and compete on the third iteration of the present. The namesake competitors of four-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Brian Shaw will happen on the Budweiser Events Center on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.

One of the extra noteworthy athletes featured this yr is one other four-time WSM Champion (2009-2010, 2012, 2014) Žydrūnas Savickas. Not to be outdone, there’s additionally defending Shaw Classic Champion Trey Mitchell, two-time reigning WSM Champion (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman, former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov, and organizer, Shaw.

Here is the whole roster on the time of this writing:

2022 Shaw Classic Roster

  • Trey Mitchell — Defending Champion
  • Brian Shaw — 2021 Runner-up
  • Mitchell Hooper
  • Žydrūnas Savickas
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Oleksii Novikov
  • Evan Singleton
  • Gabriel Rheaume
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Bobby Thompson
  • Maxime Boudreault
  • Konstantine Janashia
  • Gabriel Peña
  • Kevin Faires
  • Jerry Pritchett

*Note: Bishop suffered a triceps tear in early July 2022, and his standing for the competition could also be unclear. 

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2022 Shaw Classic Events and Schedule

Here is the total schedule of occasions slated for this yr’s contest:

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

There may also be a Men’s and Women’s Open at this yr’s Shaw Classic, that includes 16 rivals in each divisions. The Shaw Classic has not revealed who these athletes are on the time of this writing.

Here is the slate of occasions for the Men’s Open:

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

The Women’s Open occasion schedule is identical because the Men’s, apart from the ultimate problem:

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

Each of the primary 4 occasions could have a head-to-head construction in each divisions. The Women’s Bag Toss Over Bar will happen in entrance of the group on the Budweiser Events Center.

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What to Expect

As the defending champion, Trey Mitchell faces a tall order of elite rivals to repeat his profitable methods on the 2022 Shaw Classic. With two occasion wins from final yr’s contest, it could be a mistake to miss the 28-year-old strongman.

According to Strongman Archives, Mitchell first made his hay on final yr’s Max Log Press, the place he tied with American Record Log Press Record holder Bobby Thompson by logging a 206.3-kilogram (455-pound) press. By the competitors’s finish with the Atlas Stones, Mitchell lifted all 5 stones in 28.04 seconds, giving him the occasion victory and a slender three-point total competitors win over Brian Shaw.

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Mitchell took dwelling $21,000 in prize cash for his first-place efforts on the 2021 Shaw Classic. Meanwhile, Shaw gained $15,000 (which he put again into the prize pool to be re-distributed to the opposite athletes), and J.F. Caron, in third place, gained $12,000. At the time of this publishing, the exact monetary rewards for the 2022 version are unclear.

The 2022 Shaw Classic will happen on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.

Featured picture: @theshawclassic on Instagram