The 2022 Shaw Classic Roster Has Been Confirmed

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On July 8, 2022, over Instagram, the Shaw Traditional confirmed the 16 athletes that may take a look at their strength 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 Occasions Heart on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.

One of many extra noteworthy athletes featured this 12 months is one other four-time WSM Champion (2009-2010, 2012, 2014) Žydrūnas Savickas. To not be outdone, there’s additionally defending Shaw Traditional Champion Trey Mitchell, two-time reigning WSM Champion (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman, former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov, and organizer, Shaw.

Right here is the whole roster on the time of this writing:

2022 Shaw Traditional 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

*Observe: 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 Traditional Occasions and Schedule

Right here is the full schedule of events slated for this 12 months’s contest:

Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • Max Hummer Tire Deadlift
  • Tremendous Yoke Occasion
  • Circus Dumbbell
  • Throwing Occasion (Bag or Keg)

Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Log Press 
  • Body Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
  • Automobile Leg Press for Reps
  • Atlas Stones

There may also be a Males’s and Ladies’s Open at this 12 months’s Shaw Traditional, that includes 16 rivals in each divisions. The Shaw Traditional has not revealed who these athletes are on the time of this writing.

Right here is the slate of occasions for the Males’s Open:

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

The Ladies’s Open occasion schedule is similar because the Males’s, aside from the ultimate problem:

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

Every of the primary 4 occasions may have a head-to-head construction in each divisions. The Ladies’s Bag Toss Over Bar will happen in entrance of the group on the Budweiser Occasions Heart.

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What to Count on

Because the defending champion, Trey Mitchell faces a tall order of elite rivals to repeat his profitable methods on the 2022 Shaw Traditional. With two occasion wins from final 12 months’s contest, it is perhaps a mistake to miss the 28-year-old strongman.

In line with Strongman Archives, Mitchell first made his hay on final 12 months’s Max Log Press, the place he tied with American Report Log Press Report 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 residence $21,000 in prize cash for his first-place efforts on the 2021 Shaw Traditional. In the meantime, 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. On the time of this publishing, the exact monetary rewards for the 2022 version are unclear.

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

Featured picture: @theshawclassic on Instagram

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