The 2021 World’s Strongest Man Will Take Place in Sacramento, California June 15-20

After seven years, the World’s Strongest Man competition is returning to California.

Amidst the chaos that was 2020, it seemed like all events, big or small, sporting or otherwise were being cancelled left and right. From basketball to strongman, everything had been affected by the global health crisis.

Eventually things got back on track, events once again got underway and those in the sporting world took a breath of relief. Sporting events returned including the more niche sports of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and strongman.

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The latter saw its biggest event take place last November. After a major delay the World’s Strongest Man 2020 took place in Brandenton, Florida. It saw some fresh faces take to the competition with gusto. Ultimately it was the young Oleksii Novikov who took the championship last year.

But a new year means a new competition. The 2021 show will be even bigger than last year’s show. This year the World’s Strongest Man will take place in Sacramento, California.

The last show that took place in California was held in Los Angeles and saw Zydrunas Savickas take home his fourth WSM title. Hafthor Bjornsson would come in second at the show, while Brian Shaw took third.

Now with new blood like Oleksii Novikov on the scene ready to carve out a new legacy, the 2021 WSM is sure to be a hot ticket. What better place to hold the event than in California.

World’s Strongest Man announced a multi year deal with the Visit Sacramento Sports Commission. This new deal with the VSSC will see the WSM competition take place in Sacramento, California in 2021, 2022, and a third date yet to be disclosed.

The competition will take place June 15-20 and will once again air on CBS Sports Network and CBS Television in the U.S. at a later date.

World's Strongest Man 2020 Deadlift World Record“We’re very excited to confirm Sacramento as the host of the SBD World’s Strongest Man competition,” said Rebecca Levin, Vice President of Media at IMG, producers of World’s Strongest Man. “We love bringing the competition to new places and with the city’s rich history, world-class facilities, and beautiful waterfront, it’s the perfect fit.”

“The Visit Sacramento Sports Commission is thrilled to welcome World’s Strongest Man to our city,” said Visit Sacramento President & CEO Mike Testa. “In a moment when so many of us are looking for fun and entertainment, the World’s Strongest Man competition is an ideal event, both for visitors, locals and viewers everywhere.”

With Oleksii Novikov breaking the world record in the partial deadlift at the 2020 show, a whopping 1185lbs, could we be in store even more incredible feats at the 2021 show?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.