2022 Shaw Classic Results — Trey Mitchell Defends His Title

Mitchell, Brian Shaw, and Mitchell Hooper stood on the podium in Colorado.

The 2022 Shaw Classic, taking place on the weekend of Aug. 13-14 in Loveland, CO, is in the history books, and the champion is again Trey Mitchell. Mitchell and promoter Brian Shaw went head-to-head in the final event for the second straight year, and the strongman from Texas came through. Shaw finished second, and Canada’s Mitchell Hooper ranked third. The final standings are below:

2022 Shaw Classic Results

  1. Trey Mitchell — 100.5 points
  2. Brian Shaw — 99.5 points
  3. Mitchell Hooper — 95 points
  4. Oleksii Novikov79 points
  5. Maxime Boudreault69.5 points
  6. Kevin Faires68 points
  7. Aivars Smaukstelis 67 points
  8. Evan Singleton60.5 points
  9. Konstantine Janashia — 52 points
  10. Žydrūnas Savickas48.5 points
  11. Bobby Thompson42 points (withdrew)
  12. Gabriel Peña 39 points
  13. Gabriel Rheaume — 36.5 points
  14. Jerry Pritchett28 points
  15. Luke StoltmanOne point (withdrew)

Check out the recaps for each of the eight events below.


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Hummer Tire Deadlift

The opening event of the competition was a former Arnold Strongman Classic event, the Hummer Tire Deadlift. This was a max event, and 2020 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Oleksii Novikov maxed out at 549 kilograms (1,210 pounds) to win the event and set a new world record. Texas’ Gabriel Peña came in second with 522 kilograms. They were the only two strongmen to break the 500-kilogram mark. 2021 Shaw Classic champion Trey Mitchell came close with 499 kilograms and took third place as a result.

  1. Oleksii Novikov — 549 kilograms
  2. Gabriel Peña — 522 kilograms
  3. Trey Mitchell — 499 kilograms
  4. Mitchell Hooper — 476 kilograms
  5. Bobby Thompson — 476 kilograms (T-fifth)
  6. Konstantine Janashia — 476 kilograms (T-fifth)
  7. Brain Shaw—  431 kilograms (T-seventh)
  8. Kevin Faires — 431 kilograms (T-seventh)
  9. Evan Singleton — 408 kilograms
  10. Aivars Smaukstelis — 408 kilograms (T-10th)
  11. Gabriel Rheaume — 408 kilograms (T-10th)
  12. Žydrūnas Savickas — 408 kilograms (T-10th)
  13. Jerry Pritchett — 408 kilograms (T-10th)
  14. Maxime Boudreault — No Lift
  15. Luke Stoltman — No Lift

Bag Over Bar

The second event was a bag toss. Athletes had to toss eight bags, weighing 22 to 29 kilograms, over a 15-foot bar. In the event of a tie, the man who tossed the bags over in the fastest time ranked higher. The only times announced on the stream were those of winner Trey Mitchell and Brian Shaw — the only two men to finish all eight bags. The others were scored accordingly, and their placings were as follows:

  1. Trey Mitchell — Eight bags in 47.4 seconds
  2. Brian Shaw — Eight bags in 51.12 seconds
  3. Maxime Boudreault — Seven bags
  4. Aivars Smaukstelis — Six bags
  5. Oleksii Novikov — Six bags
  6. Bobby Thompson — Six bags
  7. Konstantine Janashia — Six bags
  8. Evan Singleton — Five bags
  9. Mitchell Hooper — Five bags
  10. Gabriel Peña — Four bags
  11. Žydrūnas Savickas — Three bags
  12. Jerry Pritchett — Three bags
  13. Kevin Faires — Two bags
  14. Gabriel Rheaume — Two bags
  15. Luke Stoltman — Two bags

Super Yoke

Before this event, Luke Stoltman withdrew from the contest. The yoke for the third event of Day One weighed 506 kilograms (1,117 pounds). The strongmen had to carry it 60 feet in the fastest time possible. Athletes that weren’t able to finish were scored based on distance.

Hooper dominated this event by completing the course in just over 11 seconds. His stride was fast and consistent from start to finish. He appeared to suffer a leg injury but took first place by four seconds over Janashia. Novikov finished third. Rheaume and Peña failed to complete the course, but they were credited for distance and scored accordingly. Their distances weren’t announced on the stream.

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 11.06 seconds
  2. Konstantine Janashia — 15.67 seconds
  3. Oleksii Novikov — 16.49 seconds
  4. Trey Mitchell — 17.07 seconds
  5. Evan Singleton — 17.59 seconds
  6. Brian Shaw — 18.56 seconds
  7. Bobby Thompson — 18.59 seconds
  8. Aivars Smaukstelis — 22.4 seconds
  9. Kevin Faires — 22.7 seconds
  10. Žydrūnas Savickas — 27.1 seconds
  11. Jerry Pritchett — 27.2 seconds
  12. Maxime Boudreault — 43.21 seconds
  13. Gabriel Rheaume Did Not Finish
  14. Gabriel Peña Did Not Finish

Circus Dumbbell for Reps

The task was simple: lift the 110 kilograms (242 pounds) circus dumbbell up to the shoulder and overhead to a lockout. When the judge gives the signal, the athlete can drop the weight and go again. The most reps in 75 seconds determined the winner.

Novikov is a specialist in this movement, and he proved it by winning the event with eight reps to his credit. Announcer Matt Iseman reported to the crowd that Novikov’s performance resulted in his second world record of the day. Mitchell came in second with six reps. Hooper came in third place with five reps. It’s worth noting that Peña, Pritchett, and Savickas all waived their attempts for this event.

  1. Oleksii Novikov — eight reps
  2. Trey Mitchell — six reps
  3. Mitchell Hooper — five reps (T-third)
  4. Brian Shaw — five reps (T-third)
  5. Bobby Thompson — five reps (T-third)
  6. Evan Singleton — four reps (T-sixth)
  7. Aivars Smaukstelis — three reps (T-seventh)
  8. Gabriel Rheaume — three reps (T-seventh)
  9. Kevin Faires — two reps (T-ninth)
  10. Maxime Boudreault — two reps (T-ninth)
  11. Konstantine Janashia — zero reps
  12. Gabriel Peña — Did Not Attempt
  13. Žydrūnas Savickas — Did Not Attempt
  14. Jerry Pritchett — Did Not Attempt

Log Press Medley

Day Two began with a pressing event. This was a unique version of the Log Press. The lifters chose the weight they lifted of 172, 186, and 200 kilograms (380, 410, and 440 pounds). They could perform as many reps as possible within the 90-second time limit. However, weight trumped reps. So, one man could press 200 kilograms for two reps while another could perform 186 kilograms for four reps. The man with the 200 kilograms ranked higher.

Out of the first 10 men to compete, only Boudreault of Canada completed the 186-kilogram log for a rep. Thompson came close to pressing the 200-kilogram log but could not sustain the lockout. He also suffered a hamstring injury and had to withdraw from the competition. Hooper made a valiant effort but was unable to finish the lift. His best effort was 186 kilograms for a single.

Mitchell was the first to press the heaviest log and did it for a double. Novikov played to strategy and pressed 186 kilograms for one rep to tie for third and stay in the hunt while preserving energy. The 2021 champion took the win in the first event on Day Two.

  1. Trey Mitchell — 200 kilograms for two reps
  2. Brian Shaw — 186 kilograms for two reps
  3. Oleksii Novikov — 186 kilograms for one rep (T-third)
  4. Maxime Boudreault — 186 kilograms for one rep (T-third)
  5. Mitchell Hooper — 186 kilograms for one rep (T-third)
  6. Kevin Faires — 172 kilograms for two reps (T-sixth)
  7. Aivars Šmaukstelis — 172 kilograms for two reps (T-sixth)
  8. Žydrūnas Savickas — 172 kilograms for two reps (T-sixth)
  9. Bobby ThompsonNo Lift
  10. Evan SingletonNo Lift
  11. Gabriel RheaumeNo Lift
  12. Konstantine JanashiaNo Lift
  13. Jerry PritchettNo Lift
  14. Gabriel PeñaNo Lift


With Thompson out, only 13 athletes remained. This event features two implements: a 363-kilogram (800-pound) frame to be walked 60 feet and an arm-over-arm pull with 318 kilograms (700 pounds. They had 75 seconds to complete both. If the athlete could not finish, the height of the pull or distance for the carry determined the order of finish.

The two overall leaders were the bottom two in this event. Novikov was unable to complete the carry and ranked last. Mitchell finished second to last as he made it to the arm-over-arm but was last out of those that did. Boudreault blitzed through the event, finishing in 24.29 seconds. Americans Evan Singleton and Kevin Faires finished in the top three and were the only other athletes to finish in less than 30 seconds. The order of finish is below, but the distances or heights of those that didn’t complete the event weren’t announced.

  1. Maxime Boudreault — 24.29 seconds
  2. Evan Singleton — 26.32 seconds
  3. Kevin Faires — 27.65 seconds
  4. Brian Shaw — 30.62 seconds
  5. Gabriel Rheaume — 37 seconds
  6. Mitchell Hooper — 39.68 seconds
  7. Konstantine Janashia — 44.3 seconds
  8. Jerry PritchettDid Not Finish
  9. Žydrūnas SavickasDid Not Finish
  10. Aivars SmaukstelisDid Not Finish
  11. Gabriel Peña Did Not Finish
  12. Trey MitchellDid Not Finish Did Not Finish
  13. Oleksii NovikovDid Not Finish

Car Leg Press

The penultimate event features the lift that has been the topic of conversation with fans leading up to the competition — the Car Leg Press. The weight of the car and sled totaled 839 kilograms (1,850 pounds). The athletes performed as many reps as possible to failure within 90 seconds.

Hooper surprised the crowd with seven reps. Then the namesake athlete stepped up. Shaw got eight reps and stopped with plenty left in the tank to take the lead in the event. Boudreault went last but developed a cramp before the whistle blew to begin. After a few minutes, the officials allowed him to return. He completed two reps. Shaw won the event, with Hooper and Mitchell rounding out the top three. Peña skipped the event.

  1. Brian Shaw — eight reps
  2. Mitchell Hooper — seven reps
  3. Trey Mitchell — five reps
  4. Žydrūnas Savickas — five reps (T-fourth)
  5. Kevin Faires — four reps (T-fourth)
  6. Aivars Šmaukstelis — three reps (T-sixth)
  7. Evan Singleton — three reps (T-sixth)
  8. Maxime Boudreault — two reps
  9. Oleksii Novikov — one rep
  10. Gabriel Rheaume — zero reps (T-10th)
  11. Konstantine Janashia — zero reps (T-10th)
  12. Jerry Pritchett — zero reps (T-10th)
  13. Gabriel PeñaDid Not Attempt

Atlas Stones

The Atlas Stones was the final event to determine the 2022 champion; the first two previous champions were tied for the overall lead. The five stones weighed between 159 to 204 kilograms (350 to 450 pounds). This was a head-to-head event with the platforms lined up, so the competitors faced each other. The time limit was 60 seconds.

Before the final pairing between Shaw and Mitchell, only Hooper and Peña successfully lifted all five stones. Mitchell managed to load all five stones before Shaw to take the event win and his second straight Shaw Classic title. Not all times were announced. The standings below are how they were listed on the scoring:

  1. Trey Mitchell — five in 25.0 seconds
  2. Brian Shaw — five in 29.2 seconds
  3. Mitchell Hooper — five in 35.1 seconds
  4. Gabriel Peña — five 42.99 seconds
  5. Maxime Boudreault — four in 17.3 seconds
  6. Kevin Faires — four in 25.3 seconds
  7. Konstantine Janashia — four in 27.1 seconds
  8. Aivars Smaukstelis — four in 34.7 seconds
  9. Gabriel Rheaume — four in 41.8 seconds
  10. Jerry Pritchett — three stones
  11. Žydrūnas Savickas — three stones
  12. Oleksii Novikov — three stones
  13. Evan Singleton — one stone

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