Brian Shaw Wins 2020 Shaw Classic — Recap and Results

Here's how all of the athletes placed, the events they completed, and the prize money.

In August of 2020, four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw announced that he’d be promoting a strongman show called the Shaw Classic. It was a contest put together for strongmen by strongmen, with Shaw even announcing that he put in $25,000 of his own money and stating that he wouldn’t accept any of the prize pool if he won. And guess what — Shaw did win his namesake show, which was huge for the 38-year old who placed fifth in the 2020 World’s Strongest Man competition to many’s surprise and shock. 

Fans could sign up for a one-month trial of the Shaw Strength Club for $8.99 to watch the event. In addition to putting up his own money, Shaw said that the money from the stream would go into the athlete’s prize pool. This is also why Shaw asked viewers of the stream to keep the details hush-hush. In the end, thanks to a lot of fan interest, the prize pool was more than doubled to $53,900. Overall, the consensus is that the event was organized, fun to watch, and went off without a hitch. 

2020 Shaw Classic Results

Here’s how each of how the 10 athletes placed and the amount of prize money that they were awarded.

“I really wanted to make sure there was an even breakdown of prize money,” Shaw said “Everybody who came to this contest worked hard, and I feel like they ended to be rewarded for that. We were able to do that.”

  • First Place — Brian Shaw, N/A
  • Second PlaceJF Caron, $12,100
  • Third PlaceOleksii Novikov, $9,100
  • Fourth Place — Trey Mitchell, $7,100
  • Fifth PlaceJerry Pritchett, $6,100
  • Sixth Place —Adam Bishop, $5,100
  • Seventh Place — Luke Stoltman, $4,100
  • Eighth Place — Maxime Boudreault, $3,800
  • Ninth Place — Kevin Faires, $3,400
  • 10th Place — Terry Hollands, $3,100

You can check out the recap on Shaw’s YouTube channel below:


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“This contest was super tight, from top to bottom. All of the guys were performing really well,” Shaw said in his YouTube recap video. “Points were jumping around. Even competing it, you were on the edge of your seat as a fan of the sport.”

Fans were clamoring to check out this new strongman show — which also saw Todd Harris, a former WSM commentator, and four-time WSM champion Magnus Ver Magnusson host the event — that the Shaw Strength Club site crashed on day one. However, Shaw and his team were able to fix the situation quickly, and all was good. Those who bought access can rewatch the action whenever they want as the completion was recorded and uploaded afterward.

2020 Shaw Classic Events

Here’s a list of the six Shaw Classic events in the order that they were held. For complete results, you’ll have to sign up for the Shaw Strength Club to watch the full event.

Day 1

  • Log Press
  • Super Yoke
  • The Medley

Day 2

  • Hummer Tire Deadlift
  • Circus Dumbbell for Reps
  • Atlas Stones

If and when the complete results are released, stay tuned. BarBend will update this page as details are revealed. 

Featured Image: @shawstrength on Instagram