The 2022 Shaw Classic will take place on August 13-14 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO. In the third edition of the growing strongman contest, 15 athletes will battle in eight events over two days.
In an August 12, 2022, Instagram post, the Shaw Classic’s organizing body announced that this year’s contest will be live-streamed by ADL Productions. Members of the Shaw Strength Club can use this link — https://club.shawstrength.com — before 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on August 13, 2022, to view the competition’s stream.
For non-members, a one-time $14.99 fee grants access to the main portion of the Shaw Classic. A one-time $4,99 fee allows spectators to watch the Men’s and Women’s Open portions. Access to the stream can be purchased at the ADL website: http://adlpro.live.
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Here’s the confirmed roster of athletes that fans can expect at the 2022 Shaw Classic:
2022 Shaw Classic Roster
- Trey Mitchell — Defending Champion
- Brian Shaw — 2021 Runner-up
- Mitchell Hooper
- Žydrūnas Savickas
- Luke Stoltman
- Oleksii Novikov
- Evan Singleton
- Gabriel Rheaume
- Aivars Smaukstelis
- Bobby Thompson
- Maxime Boudreault
- Konstantine Janashia
- Gabriel Peña
- Kevin Faires
- Jerry Pritchett
*Note: The roster now consists of 15 athletes after two-time reigning World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman withdrew from the competition on August 11, 2022.
Here’s the schedule of events for fans to keep an eye on at this year’s contest.
2022 Shaw Classic Events
Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022
- Max Hummer Tire Deadlift
- Super Yoke Event
- Circus Dumbbell
- Throwing Event (Bag or Keg)
Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022
- Log Press
- Frame Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
- Car Leg Press for Reps
- Atlas Stones
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While Trey Mitchell is the defending champion, there could be some shuffling around on the podium.Before his runner-up result in 2021, Brian Shaw won the 2020 Shaw Classic. However, as the contest grows, Shaw has more and more responsibility leading up to his performance. How the presumed increase in work will affect his performance is unknown.
Plus, with a previous two-time podium finisher JF Caron not a participant in 2022, that leaves a new opening for the other athletes. A newcomer that could take advantage is Mitchell Hooper, from Canada, who has recently captured a second-place result in two straight Giants Live strongman contests. The ambitious Hooper is still seeking his first major international victory, and the 2022 Shaw Classic would be a great start.
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The strongman world will learn whether Mitchell successfully defends his title or an upstart like Hooper or a veteran like Shaw stands on the top of the podium on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.
Featured image: @theshawclassic on Instagram