2022 World’s Strongest Man Roster Released

Thirty of the world's top strongmen will vie for the sport's most coveted title.

The 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest will take place from May 24-29, 2022, in Sacramento, CA. It will feature the top strongman in the world vying for the most coveted title in the sport. On March 4, 2022, the first 10 confirmed athletes on the 2022 WSM roster were announced. On March 27, 2022, the final athlete was confirmed.

2022 World’s Strongest Man Roster

  1. Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
  2. Rob Kearney (USA)
  3. Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
  4. Kelvin de Ruiter (Netherlands)
  5. Kim Ujarak (Greenland)
  6. Maxime Boudreault (Canada)
  7. Mark Felix (UK)
  8. Andy Black (UK)
  9. Shane Flowers (UK)
  10. Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf (France)
  11. Bobby Thompson (USA)
  12. Aivars Smaukstelis (Latvia)
  13. Adam Bishop (UK)
  14. Evan Singleton (USA)
  15. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
  16. Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
  17. Trey Mitchell (USA)
  18. Mika Törrö (Finland)
  19. Luke Stoltman (UK)
  20. Brian Shaw (USA)
  21. Tom Stoltman (UK) — Reigning WSM Champion
  22. Gabriel Rheaume (Canada)
  23. Martins Licis (USA)
  24. Gavin Bilton (UK)
  25. Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
  26. Kevin Faires (USA)
  27. Nedžmin Ambešković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  28. Grzegorz Szymanski
  29. Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
  30. Manuel Angulo (Chile)

Qualifying Groups

The Groups for the Qualifying Stage of WSM were announced on May 21, 2022. There are six athletes in five groups, and only the top athletes in each group will advance to the Finals. In 2021, the winner of each group went to the Finals. Each group’s second and third-place finishers battled in a Stone-Off, and the victor advanced to the Finals.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

2022 WSM Withdrawals 

Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for strongmen to drop out of contests — either before the event starts or during. Here’s a list of competitors who have already withdrawn.


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