Four-time World’s Strongest Man and eight-time Arnold Strongman Classic winner Žydrūnas Savickas won his third Masters World’s Strongest Man title, further cementing the Lithuanian strongman as one of, if not the, greatest strongman to ever compete.
Savickas edged out Rauno Heinla to earn the championship at the 2022 Official Strongman Games in Miami, FL on the weekend of Nov. 12-13, 2022. The top 10 for that contest are below.
Men’s Master’s Winners
- Zydrunas Savickas
- Rauno Heinla
- Jitse Kramer
- Matt Webb
- Dimitar Savatinov
- Dainius Repsys
- Romek Velt
- Washington Flores
- Tim Filus
- Peter Rundberg
Other Champions Crowned
There were contests held for other Masters categories as well as open and non-open divisions. The winners of each contest are below.
- Men’s Open — Spenser Remick
- Men’s U105 Kilograms — Andrew Clayton
- Men’s U90 Kilograms — Tyler Davis
- Men’s U80 Kilograms — Benjamin Donin
- Men’s Masters 50+ — Mark Felix
- Women’s Open — Olga Liaschuk
- Women’s U82.5 Kilograms — Nadia Stowers
- Women’s U73 Kilograms — Hannah Brock
- Women’s U64 Kilograms — Rhianon Lovelace
- Women’s Masters — Mary Colasanto
The event was streamed on the Official Strongman Games website for subscribers. Subscribers can also replay the contest from the website
Master’s Final Event Results
Thirty-five athletes faced off in elimination heats to narrow the field down to 10. Those 10 competed in three events on the final day of competition to determine the champion.
The contestants had to carry the 408-kilogram (900-pound) car frame down a 50-foot course in the fastest time possible with a 60 second time cap.
No athlete needed more than 35 seconds to get the job done. Heinla won this event with a time of 12.41 seconds, which was only 0.15 seconds ahead of Jitse Kramer. The final standings for the event are as follows.
- Rauno Heinla — 12.41 seconds
- Jitse Kramer — 12.56 seconds
- Mat Webb — 13.66 seconds
- Tim Filus — 14.25 seconds
- Zydrunas Savickas — 14.56 seconds
- Dimitar Savatinov — 15.02 seconds
- Dainius Repsys — 16.44 seconds
- Washington Flores — 17.65 seconds
- Romek Velt — 20.00 seconds
- Peter Rundberg — 31.16 seconds
The men had one minute to lift four circus dumbbells up and overhead to a judge’s approval. The weights ranged from 72.5 kilograms to to 100 kilograms (160 to 220 pounds). Heinla placed first once again, followed by Savatinov and Repsys.
- Rauno Heinla — 27.36 seconds
- Dimitar Savatinov — 36.14 seconds
- Dainius Repsys — 49.94 seconds
- Zydruanas Savickas — 3 in 20.78 seconds
- Romek Velt — 2 in 16.41 seconds
- Jitse Kramer — 2 in 21.66 seconds
- Matt Webb — 2 in 23.57 seconds
- Tim Filus — 2 in 29.38 seconds
- Peter Rundberg — 1 in 10.65 seconds
- Washington Flores — 1 in 24.58 seconds
The final event of the weekend was the Atlas Stones. The six stones weighed in a range of 125 to 181.5 kilograms (275 to 400 pounds). They all had to be picked up and placed on their pedestals in one minute.
Savickas won the event in dominating fashion, which led to an overall tie on points with Heinla. Since Savickas won the final event, that broke the tie and gave him the victory. Kramer and Repsys were the only other men to lift all six stones successfully.
- Zydrunas Savickas — 33.28 seconds
- Jitse Kramer — 46.51 seconds
- Dainius Repsys — 59.99 seconds
- Rauno Heinla — 5 in 30.51 seconds
- Romek Velt — 5 in 39.07 seconds
- Peter Rundberg — 5 in 50.77 seconds
- Matt Webb — 4 in 26.82 seconds
- Washington Flores — 3 in 32.86 seconds
- Dimitar Savatinov — 1 in 13.91 seconds
- Tim Filus — 0
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