2023 World’s Strongest Man Occasions Revealed

Here’s what’s on the schedule for South Carolina.

The World’s Strongest Man (WSM) 2023 will be held April 19-23, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, SC. With less than 12 weeks before the competition actually kicks off, the official list of strength obstacles has been unveiled. On January 26, 2023 the WSM organization revealed the 12 events that will comprise the latest iteration of the premier event in Strongman. There will be six events during the qualifiers and six during the finals. The WSM 2023 announcement also clarified that this year’s competition would now begin a day later on April 19, 2023after initially announcing a launch date for April 18th.

Here are the events scheduled for WSM 2023 in mid-April. Even with a change in the tighter schedule, there may still be a built-in rest day between the qualifiers and the finals, as has been the norm in recent editions of the WSM. However, on a relatively tight schedule, fatigue could play a role in the final stages of the competition and possibly even decide the champion.

2023 event schedule for World’s Strongest Man

qualifying round

  • Event one: Loader Race – Day one
  • Event Two: Deadlift Machine – Day one
  • Event Three: Log Ladder – Day one
  • Event Four: Conan’s Wheel – Day two
  • Event Five: Kettlebell Toss – Day two
  • Event Six: Stone Off – Day two


  • Event One | Fingal’s fingers – Day three
  • Event Two | deadlift – Day three
  • Event Three | carry shield – Day three
  • Event Four | Max dumbbell – Day four
  • event five | tow vehicle – Day four
  • Event Six | Atlas Stones – Day four

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At the time of writing this article, the exact structure of each WSM 2023 event is unclear.

A safe assumption would be that the Stone Off, the final event of the qualifying round, will go head-to-head. In the past, the runners-up and third-place finishers of each group competed to determine who would advance to the finals. Such a consistent line-up would once again favor the respective group winners.

At the time of writing this article, neither the full final lineup for WSM 2023 nor the composition of each group has been announced. It is likely that reigning two-time WSM champion Tom Stoltman will return to defend his title. In January 2023, former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov announced that he would once again be fighting for the biggest prize in strongman. Four-time WSM champion (2011, 2013, 2015-2016) Brian Shaw previously announced that WSM 2023 would be his last appearance at the competition.

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When WSM 2023 kicks off in Myrtle Beach, some of the world’s strongest people will already be well-prepared for the gauntlet that lies ahead. Regardless of who’s on the roster and exactly how the events are structured, there’s likely to be an intriguing fight ahead in the spring.

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