The 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) competition is slated to take place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from April 19–23. The 12 tournament events, spread over five days, with a qualifying round and a final, were made public in January 2023.
Here’s everything you will know how to Watch the World’s Strongest Man 2023, participants, full schedule and broadcast information of 2023 WSM contest.
2023 World’s Strongest Man Roster
- Tom Stoltman (UK)
- Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
- Evan Singleton (USA)
- Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
- Trey Mitchell (USA)
- Adam Bishop (UK)
- Aivars Šmaukstelis (Latvia)
- Kevin Faires (USA)
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
- Paul Smith (UK)
- Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
- Bobby Thompson (USA)
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland)
- Gavin Bilton (UK)
- Spenser Remick (USA)
- Eddie Williams (Australia)
- Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
- Graham Hicks (UK)
- Luke Stoltman (UK)
- Mathew Ragg (New Zealand)
- Gabriel Rhéaume (Canada)
- Brian Shaw (USA)
- Fadi El Masri (Australia)
- Jaco Schoonwinkel (South Africa)
- Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
- Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (Australia)
- Mark Felix (UK)
- Pa O’Dwyer (Ireland)
- Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou (Burkina Faso)
- Thomas Evans (USA)
The Albatross fights The Moose
Canada’s Mitchell Hooper, who won the Arnold Classic two weeks prior, may be the WSM 2023’s most competitive athlete. Hooper won the November Giants Live World Tour Finals and had a great inaugural season.
Hooper must defeat Tom Stoltman, who won in 2021 and 2022, to finish off an impressive rookie season at Myrtle Beach. Stoltman’s Sacramento performance from the year before was a lesson in having no defects. The Albatross took one third, four seconds, and an event win on his way to a 10.5-point win. Last year, Stoltman’s performance in Columbus was disappointing after a nine-month hiatus from competition.
Shaw Goes for Five
Brian Shaw, a four-time champion, has plenty of experience winning the tournament. If he wins, he will double Magnsson’s 1991–1994 record for longest period between victories. The Denver resident tied Žydrūnas Savickas with 10 podium finishes.
Only Mariusz Pudzianowski has won five championships. Shaw has said he will retire from World’s Strongest Man after this year’s competition.
Novikov is Back from the Last Year
Novikov, a fierce competitor, won the Rogue Invitational, The Strongman Classic, and Europe’s Strongest Man last year. He will arrive in South Carolina in peak condition and ready to compete at a level few can match. Last year’s finals saw him win Deadlift, Vehicle Pull, and Dumbbell Max. Oleksii lifted 153 kg (338 lb) in training for an unofficial Dumbbell Max world record.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski will return, and his Arnold’s performance shows he’s serious!
Kieliszkowski’s second-place Arnold Classic finish this month marked a turning point in his rehabilitation. The Pole won three of five events and finished second, four points behind Hooper. The Max Deadlift, his weakest event, cost him the most points. Even without a maximum deadlift, if he makes the final, he’ll be in the mix.
How to watch World’s Strongest Man live stream?
Unfortunately there are no live coverage or stream will available for the 2023 World’s Strongest Man. The 2021 WSM competition will be filmed and aired on CBS Sports Network in the United States and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom when the competition is over, much like it was with the 2020 WSM competition. The following is the schedule for each broadcast in each nation:
2021 World’s Strongest Man Broadcast Dates
- United States — all on CBS Sports Network
- July 3: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. — also on Paramount+ Premium
- July 7: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- July 22: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- July 29: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Aug. 5: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Aug. 12: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Aug.19: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Aug. 26: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sept. 2: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sept. 4 (Competition Finals): 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — also on Paramount+ Premium
- Thursday, September 9 (Encore Show): TBD on CBS Sports Network
- United Kingdom — December 26, 2021 — Channel 5
2023 World’s Strongest Man Schedule
- Event One | Loading Race — Day One
- Event Two | Deadlift Machine — Day One
- Event Three | Log Ladder — Day One
- Event Four | Conan’s Wheel — Day Two
- Event Five | Kettlebell Toss — Day Two
- Stone Off — Day Two
2023 WSM Final
- Event One | Fingal’s Fingers — Day Three
- Event Two | Deadlift — Day Three
- Event Three | Shield Carry — Day Three
- Event Four | Max Dumbbell — Day Four
- Event Five | Vehicle Pull — Day Four
- Event Six | Atlas Stones — Day Four