Brian Shaw Wins the 2016 America’s Strongest Man

This weekend, the America’s Strongest Man competition took place in St. Louis, Missouri, and a familiar name emerged victorious in the heavyweight division:

Brian Shaw

Shaw won every event on his way to a resounding victory, scoring 30 out of a possible 30 points throughout the five events.

In the Car Deadlift for Reps, he was the only competitor to complete any repetitions, finishing with two. It was a runaway victory for the reigning and 4-time World’s Strongest Man.

The final standings for the men’s heavyweight division are below:

1. Brian Shaw (30 points)
2. Casey Garrison (18.5 points)
3. Dimitar Savatinov (16.5 poitns)
4. Wesley Claborn (13 points)
5. Alan Colley (5 points)
6. Jacob Bodi (5 points)

Savatinov was the reigning America’s Strongest Man coming into the competition.

In the men’s middleweight division, Sean Demarinis won by 1.5 points over Andrew Clayton. The final standings for that division are as follows:

1. Sean Demarinis (29 points)
2. Andrew Clayton (27.5 points)
3. Adam Lane (24.5 points)
4. Zach Hadge (22.5 points)
5. Nicholas Cambi (20 points)
6. James Deffinbaugh (19.5 points)
7. Tyler Stickle (17 points)
8. Johnn Wasiczko (16 points)

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David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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