2022 World’s Strongest Man Results and Leaderboard

Once again, it’s time to find the strongest man on the face of the earth. The 45th annual World’s Strongest Man (WSM) will be running from Tuesday, May 24 through Sunday, May 29, with a one-day break between the Qualifying Stage and the Finals. The biggest event in strength sports is being held at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA.

Breaking Muscle will be consistently updating this results page to keep you on top of all the action throughout this year’s contest. There is no livestream of the event. However, WSM is offering a post-show featuring results and interviews with athletes, hosted by former WSM competitor Terry Hollands.

Editor’s Note: Results are from our official reporter in attendance. These results should not be considered final until after the World’s Strongest Man Facebook Live show: Backstage Live! Presented by The Beard Struggle, which airs throughout the competition.

2022 WSM Leaderboard

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6 Shane Flowers — United Kingdom (withdrawn) 6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 Two

Sacramento’s weather has taken a dip into the high-70s, compared to yesterday’s 100-degree heat, but competitors may not have time to notice. They’ll be focused on the car walk and log lift — two classic WSM events.

Car Walk Results

Competitors stepped into the center of a roofless, hollowed-out car set around a yoke-style bar. They then carried the 430kg (950-pound) vehicle 20 meters (66 feet) as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, Shane Flowers withdrew due to an apparent foot or ankle injury sustained during the Loading Race on Day One. While he showed the grit of a champion in completing yesterday’s Deadlift Ladder as well, he was unable to continue competing on Day Two and has withdrawn from his first appearance at 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 finish 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 finish 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 finish 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 finish course)

Log Lift Results

This time-honored event first appeared in the 1980 WSM contest. In this year’s challenge, competitors will have to lift the 145kg (320-pound) log from the ground to overhead for as many reps as possible within the 75-second time limit.

With the temperature spiking well-above 100 degrees, the log itself has become heated and simply holding the weight for the duration has become a challenge for many competitors. Event organizers have been keeping the log covered in an attempt to provide shade and make the event a test of strength rather than pain tolerance.

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

2022 WSM Day One Results

With Sacramento temperatures over 100 degrees, heavy weights and fierce competitors weren’t the only obstacles to winning today’s two events — a loading race and a deadlift ladder. Here are the results from each competitive Group, including each athlete’s results, corresponding time, and placing within the event.

Loading Race Results

Competitors completed a loading race traveling eight meters while carrying five separate implements — a 220-pound “cannonball” atlas stone, a 265-pound keg, a 275-pound anvil, and two Rogue sandbags weighing just under 300 pounds each.

Evan Singleton appeared to suffer an injury during the event and initially withdrew from competition, marking the third consecutive year his WSM contest was interrupted (after tearing his biceps in 2020 and catching a stomach virus in ’21). However, he was later cleared to continue competing.

Group 1

  1. Tom Stoltman — Five implements, 38.39 seconds
  2. Kevin Faires — Five implements, 43.36 seconds
  3. Aivars Šmaukstelis — Five implements, 44.37 seconds
  4. Andy Black —Five implements, 50.81 seconds
  5. Gabriel Rhéaume — Five implements, 53.39 seconds
  6. Manuel Angulo — Four implements, 70 seconds

Group 2

  1. Mitchell Hooper — Five implements, 38.31 seconds
  2. Brian Shaw — Five implements, 45 seconds
  3. Gabriel Peña — Five implements, 45.88 seconds
  4. Konstantine Janashia — Five implements, 49.47
  5. Bobby Thompson — Five implements, 49.70 seconds
  6. Mark Felix — Five implements, 54.96 seconds

Group 3

  1. Oleksii Novikov — Five implements, 37.25 seconds
  2. Adam Bishop — Five implements, 45.85 seconds
  3. Mika Törrö — Five implements, 47.84 seconds
  4. Trey Mitchell — Five implements, 48.76 seconds
  5. Rob Kearney — Five implements, 54.62 seconds
  6. Grzegorz Szymanski — Four implements, 29.89 seconds

Group 4

  1. Martins Licis — Five implements, 37.73 seconds
  2. Maxime Boudreault — Five implements, 40.68 seconds
  3. Pavlo Kordiyaka — Five implements, 43.70 seconds
  4. Gavin Bilton — Five implements, 45.76 seconds
  5. Shane Flowers — Five implements, 48.70 seconds
  6. Nedžmin Ambešković — One implement, 10.2 seconds

Group 5

  1. Luke Stoltman — Five implements, 37.95 seconds
  2. Kelvin De Ruiter — Five implements, 39.18 seconds
  3. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — Five implements, 49.69 seconds
  4. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — Five implements, 52.70 seconds
  5. Evan Singleton — Five implements, 1:08 (withdrawn)
  6. Kim Ujarak — Four implements, 34.49 seconds

Deadlift Ladder Results

The deadlift ladder is a serious test of strength, endurance, and fortitude. The competitors were challenged to perform one deadlift using five progressively heavier barbells — 300 kilograms (660 pounds), 320kg (705 pounds), 340kg (750 pounds), 360kg (795 pounds), and finally 380kg (840 pounds).

Shane Flowers had a bandage applied to his foot and ankle after his final deadlift attempt, possibly related to an injury initiated after the Loading Race event earlier in the day.

Group 1

  1. Tom Stoltman — 5 reps in 0:51.46s
  2. Kevin Faires — 4 reps in 0:45.89s
  3. Gabriel Rhéaume — 4 reps in 0:39.40s
  4. Aivars Šmaukstelis — 4 reps in 0:55.91s
  5. Andy Black —4 reps in 1:02.30s
  6. Manuel Angulo — 3 reps in 0:38.62s

Group 2

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 5 reps in 0:31.21s
  2. Bobby Thompson — 5 reps in 0:42.56s
  3. Gabriel Peña — 5 reps in 0:52.53s
  4. Mark Felix — 4 reps in 0:28.64s
  5. Brian Shaw — 4 reps in 0:32.20s
  6. Konstantine Janashia — 3 reps in 0:19.05s

Group 3

  1. Oleksii Novikov — 5 reps in 0:35.64s
  2. Adam Bishop — 5 reps in 0:37.44s
  3. Trey Mitchell — 5 reps in 0:59.00s
  4. Rob Kearney — 4 reps in 0:41.28s
  5. Mika Törrö — 2 reps in 0:26.65s
  6. Grzegorz Szymanski — 2 reps in 0:26.91s

Group 4

  1. Martins Licis — 5 reps in 0:43.59s
  2. Gavin Bilton — 5 reps in 0:52.28s
  3. Shane Flowers — 4 reps in 0:36.69s
  4. Maxime Boudreault — 3 reps in 0:21.12s
  5. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 3 reps in 0:38.50s
  6. Nedžmin Ambešković — 3 reps in 0:45.45s

Group 5

  1. Luke Stoltman — 4 reps in 0:42.87s
  2. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf — 4 reps in 0:53.87s
  3. Kim Ujarak — 4 reps in 0:56.48s
  4. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 3 reps in 0:40.88s
  5. Kelvin De Ruiter — 3 reps in 0:56.44s
  6. Evan Singleton —  (withdrawn)

2022 WSM Events

Here’s the complete schedule for the competition, including the three-day Qualifiers and the two-day Final.

Qualifying Round — Day One

  • Loading Race 
  • Deadlift Ladder

Qualifying Round — Day Two

Qualifying Round — Day Three

  • Wrecking Ball Hold
  • Stone Off

[Rest Day/No Events]

Final — Day One

  • KNAACK Giant’s Medley
  • Deadlift
  • Flintstone Barbell 

Final — Day Two

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

2022 WSM Competitor Withdrawals

While 30 men qualified to enter this year’s WSM, unexpected scenarios can occur. Here’s a list of the competitors who have withdrawn from the contest.

How Strongman is Scored

Scoring points in competitive strongman events relates to the overall field of competitors. First place can earn as many points as there are competitors, and points descend accordingly.

In the Qualifying stage, you can earn a maximum of six points because there are six athletes in each group. First place gets six points; second gets five, and so on. In the Finals, there will be 10 competitors in total, so first place earns 10 points; second gets nine; third gets eight; and so on.

In the event of any tied scores, points are split evenly. If two athletes tie for second, you would add up the second and third place points and divide by two. For example, in the WSM Finals, if two athletes tie for second place, they would each earn 8.5 points (nine plus eight divided by two).

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