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2017 Worlds Strongest Man Athletes & Events Announced

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With Worlds Strongest Man just a few weeks away the athlete list grouping and qualifying events have been found out and this year there are some interesting twists on qualifying and events


Group 1

  • Brian Shaw
  • Colm Woulfe
  • JF Caron
  • Mark Felix
  • Metjaz Belsak
  • Tom Stoltman

Group 1 Events

  • Load & Drag
  • Log Lift
  • Fingals Fingers
  • Deadlift
  • Overhead Toss
  • Last Man Standing Stones **

Group 2

  • Dimitar Savatinov
  • Hapthor Bjornsson
  • Jimmy Paquet
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Martins Licis
  • Rafael Gordzielik

Group 2 Events

  • Load & Drag
  • Squat Lift
  • Truck Pull
  • Overhead Press
  • Overhead Toss
  • Last Man Standing Stones **

Group 3

  • Johan Els
  • Konstantine Janashia
  • Laurence Shahlaei
  • Mikhail Shivlyakov
  • Mikkel Leicht
  • Robert Kearney

Group 3 Events

  • Load & Drag
  • Log Lift
  • Truck Pull
  • Deadlift
  • Elephant Carry *
  • Last Man Standing Stones **

Group 4

  • Ari Gunnarson
  • Derek DeVaughn
  • Eddie Hall
  • Gerhard Van Staden
  • Lauri Nami
  • Mateusz Kieliszkowski

Group 4 Events

  • Load & Drag
  • Log Lift
  • Truck Pull
  • Deadlift
  • Overhead Toss
  • Last Man Standing Atlas Stones **

Group 5

  • Bryan Benzel
  • Stefan Solvi Petursson
  • Nick Best
  • Pieman Maheripourehir
  • Terry Hollands
  • Zydrunas Savickas

Group 5 Events

  • Load & Drag
  • Squat Lift
  • Fingals Fingers
  • Overhead Press
  • Elephant Carry *
  • Last Man Standing Stones **

Finals Events 

Viking Press
Tire flip & drag
Squat lift
Truck pull

* Elephant Carry is similar to the Africa stone of years past (front carry)

**Last Man Standing Stones how we understand it is it is a stone over bar and 6th vs 5th goes against each other until one can’t complete a rep then 4th steps in, etc until one man is left standing and that athlete qualifies for the finals.

1st place overall also qualifies for the finals

We will clarify info as it comes in!

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  1. Rick Riekert permalink

    Glad to see Zydrunas back in the mix. My wildcard pick for a spot on the podium at this year’s WSM is Konstantine Janashia, the complete package who was very impressive as a rookie last year and finished just 3 points behind an injured Eddie Hall.

  2. Mateus Dassie permalink

    Did they release the events for the final?

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