2023 World’s Strongest Man Finals Results

2023 World's Strongest Man
Image via Todd Burandt / World's Strongest Man

Here’s a complete breakdown of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man final results. 

Prepare for the ultimate showdown at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition in Myrtle Beach. The finals have officially come to a close and Mitchell Hooper claimed the title of World’s Strongest Man – get a complete breakdown of the standings and results below.

We have 10 titans of strength who out-muscled over 30 other contestants to earn their spots. Who will emerge victorious and become the strongest man on the planet? We’ll keep you updated with live results as each grueling event unfolds. Meanwhile, catch up on all the thrills and spills of the competition so far in our full recap. 

The 2023 World’s Strongest Man takes place from April 19 to 23 in Myrtle Beach, SC, at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion. Thankfully, the conditions are a lot milder this year, and Generation Iron has been working closely with the WSM team to bring you the results as they happen. All the strongmen have been giving it their all lifting weights to ensure they come out victorious from the qualifiers. 

The list of 30 competitors has dwindled to just 10, with a battle of the Titans standoff over two qualifying days earlier this week. The first qualifying day had three events: Loading Race, Deadlift Machine, and Log Ladder. The Log Ladder event saw Tom Stoltsman claim his dominance as the reigning champion, with a dominating 5 log lifts in 41.50 seconds to top his group.

The day two events included: Conan’s Wheel, Kettlebell Toss, and Stone Off. The Stone Off was the final event before the finals, where the second and third-place finishers in each group went face to face before deciphering who would make it to the final ten list. 

Of course, it’s no surprise that the defending champion Tom Stoltman and his brother Luke Stoltman made the list. Other competitive strongmen, which include former champions, clinched a spot in the top ten as well, including Oleksii Novikov (2020 WSM champion), Mitchell Hooper (2023 Arnold Strongman Classic champion), and Brian Shaw (four-time WSM).  

2023 World's Strongest Man
Image via Todd Burandt / World’s Strongest Man

2023 World’s Strongest Man Finalists

The top 10 competitors to beat out the qualifiers to make it onto the finals this Saturday and Sunday are the following (in no particular order): 

  1. Pavlo Kordiyaka 
  2. Tom Stoltman 
  3. Oleksii Novikov 
  4. Luke Stoltman 
  5. Mitchell Hooper 
  6. Mathew Ragg 
  7. Jaco Schoonwinkel 
  8. Brian Shaw 
  9. Trey Mitchell
  10. Evan Singleton 

World’s Strongest Man 2023 Leaderboard

No.  Name Points
1 Mitchell Hooper — Canada  53.5
2 Tom Stoltman — UK 49
3 Oleksii Novikov – Ukraine 41
4 Trey Mitchell — US 39.5
5 Evan Singleton US 39.5
6 Pavlo Kordiyaka — Ukraine 31.5
7 Brian Shaw — US 27.5
8 Luke Stoltman — UK 21.5
9 Mathew Ragg — New Zealand 18.5
10 Jaco Schoonwinkel — South Africa (Withdrawn) 5.5

2023 World’s Strongest Man Finals: Day 2 Results

The 2023 World’s Strongest Man finals day three is Sunday, April 23. This is the most important day of the event since it’s the last day and will be the competitor’s final roundup for collecting the WSM title. It will end with the awards ceremony announcing the champion and final standings. Generation Iron will update the final results as they come in. 

Below are the scheduled events for the 2023 World’s Strongest Man day two of the finals (Sunday): 

World’s Strongest Man 2023 Finals Day 2 Events

  • Event One: Max Dumbbell 
  • Event Two: Vehicle Pull
  • Event Three: Atlas Stones 

Max Dumbbell

The first event of the final day of 2023 World’s Strongest Man involves a single-arm overhead dumbbell press with a massive oversized dumbbell. Competitors will press in rounds, with the dumbbell lifted getting progressively heavier in each round. The weight progression ranges from 115 kilograms through to 155 kilograms (253-342 pounds).

Both Mitchell Hooper and Evan Singleton hit four reps typing for the first place spot and sharing those points. Oleksii Novikov and Tom Stoltman, who are both in the tight running for the overall first place spot – landed three reps alongside Pavlo Kordiyaka and Luke Stoltman.

Unfortunately, Jaco Schoonwikel appeared to have suffered an injury during this event and later confirmed that he has withdrawn from the competition.

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 4 reps
  2. Evan Singleton — 4 reps
  3. Oleksii Novikov — 3 reps
  4. Tom Stoltman — 3 reps
  5. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 3 reps
  6. Luke Stoltman — 3 reps
  7. Trey Mitchell — 2 reps
  8. Brian Shaw —2 reps
  9. Mathew Ragg — 2 reps
  10. Jaco Schoonwinkel — Withdrawn

Vehicle Pull

As the name suggests, the second event of the final day involves the athletes pulling a vehicle — last year at the 2022 World’s Strongest Man, a tour bus weighing 18.5 tons was pulled 30 meters as fast as possible. 

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 0:30.24
  2. Tom Stoltman — 0:32.27
  3. Evan Singleton — 0:32.27
  4. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 032.46
  5. Trey Mitchell — 0:32.49
  6. Brian Shaw — 0:32.65
  7. Luke Stoltman  — 0:32.83
  8. Oleksii Novikov — 0:33.35
  9. Mathew Ragg — 0:36.29
  10. Jaco Schoonwinkel — Withdrawn

Atlas Stones

The Atlas Stones is traditionally the final event of the World’s Strongest Man. In this finale, the strongmen have to lift five stones running from 140 kilograms (310 pounds) to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) as quickly as possible. 

  1. Tom Stoltman — 5 reps, 0:33.26
  2. Mitchell Hooper — 5 reps, 0:36.96
  3. Trey Mitchell — 5 reps, 0:45.72
  4. Oleksii Novikov — 4 reps, 0:27.43
  5. Evan Singleton — 4 reps, 0:28.16
  6. Brian Shaw — 4 reps, 0:35.88
  7. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 4 reps, 0:45.86
  8. Luke Stoltman  — 4 reps, 0:48.49
  9. Mathew Ragg — 4 reps, 0:49.50
  10. Jaco SchoonwinkelWithdrawn
2023 World's Strongest Man
Image via Todd Burandt / World’s Strongest Man

World’s Strongest Man 2023 Finals: Day 1 Results

The first day of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man held in Myrtle Beach, SC has begun with the top 10 finalists from qualifying rounds battling it out in three events – Fingal’s Fingers, KNAACK Deadlift, and the Reign Shield Carry. Below Generation Iron will be updating the results live as they become available.

Due to weather, the original start time of 8:00 a.m. EST was delayed and the event order shifts. The Shield Carry was moved to be the first event with a start time at 9:30 a.m EST.

The 2023 WSM embarked with the following three events:

World’s Strongest Man 2023 Finals Day 1 Events

  • Event One: Fingal’s Fingers
  • Event Two: KNAACK Deadlift
  • Event Three: Reign Shield Carry

Reign Shield Carry

For this event, competitors must pick up the shield from the ground and lift it up to their chests. The athletes then walk with the shield for maximum distance. The shield itself weights 196 kilograms (432 pounds). The strongman with the longest distance earns the most points.

Mitchell Hooper took the lead in the first event of the 2023 WSM finals showcasing an incredible amount of effort and mental strength to rise up against the other competitors. Tom Stoltman followed behind Hooper with a second place finish. Stoltman started off strong and with confidence but an unexpected drop of the shield set him back with his ultimate time.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Pavlo Kordiyaka, who managed the longest run of the Shield Carry, was deducted 20 meters due to failing to comply with the rules. Kordiyaka was found to be crossing the marked line on the pavement during his run.

  1. Mitchell Hooper — 64.8 m
  2. Tom Stoltman — 63.15 m
  3. Oleksii Novikov — 55.87 m
  4. Trey Mitchell — 50.83 m
  5. Evan Singleton — 48.3 m
  6. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 46.59 m
  7. Luke Stoltman — 44.62 m
  8. Brian Shaw — 39.1 m
  9. Mathew Ragg — 37.65 m
  10. Jaco Schoonwinkel — 15.92 m

KNAACK Deadlift

The next event up at the 2023 World’s Strongest Man finals was the KNAACK Deadlift for reps. Athletes must deadlift a barbell loaded with two gigantic KNAACK boxes on either side for a total weight of 353 kilograms (778.2 pounds). Strongmen must perform as many reps as possible within the 60 second time limit.

The deadlift event was much looked forward to as many of the competitors in this lineup have proven themselves exceptional at this lift. Mitchell Hooper remained on top by the end of the second event with eight reps and earning him the maximum 10 points – further breaking ahead against the rest of the pack.

Oleskii Novikov, Trey Mitchell, Mathew Ragg, and Brian Shaw all matched seven reps each – splitting the score for 7.5 points each. This put positions two through four on the leader board neck in neck all struggling at least 5 points behind Michetell Hooper’s lead.

  • Mitchell Hooper — 8 reps
  • Oleksii Novikov — 7 reps
  • Trey Mitchell — 7 reps
  • Mathew Ragg — 7 reps
  • Brian Shaw — 7 reps
  • Tom Stoltman — 6 reps
  • Jaco Schoonwinkel — 5 reps
  • Evan Singleton — 5 reps
  • Pavlo Kordiyaka — 4 reps
  • Luke Stoltman — 3 reps

Fingal’s Fingers

For the final event of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man Day One Finals, competitors must lift five long poles placed horizontally on the ground. Athletes then move the pole into an upright position and must push the pole to the opposite side. Each pole increases in weight ranging from 145 kilograms to 172 kilograms (319.7-379.2 pounds). Athletes have a 60 second limit to complete this event.

Tom Stoltman pulled a first place finish in the third event of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man finals – moving the fastest to complete the Fingal’s Fingers. Stoltman faced off against Brian Shaw – who moved quickly for the first four poles but failed to complete the fifth one.

This left Oleksii Novikov with a second place finish followed by Trey Mitchell in third. Ultimately at the close of the first day, Mitchell Hooper maintained his first place lead followed by Novikov in second and Tom Stoltman in third. Each of these three competitors are close in points leaving for day two to be an intense competition indeed.

  1. Tom Stoltman — 5 in 39.36 sec
  2. Oleksii Novikov — 5 in 42.26 sec
  3. Trey Mitchell — 5 in 48.46 sec
  4. Pavlo Kordiyaka — 5 in 48.69 sec
  5. Evan Singleton — 5 in 49.85 sec
  6. Mitchell Hooper — 5 in 49.89 sec
  7. Brian Shaw — 4 in 26.61 sec
  8. Mathew Ragg — 4 in 35.03 sec
  9. Luke Stoltman — 4 in 32.54 sec
  10. Jaco Schoonwinkel — 4 in 40.76 sec

Full 2023 WSM Coverage Recap

Below are the previous days of results, coverage, and recaps from the 2023 World’s Strongest Man:

Tune in to our 2023 World’s Strongest Man event coverage for more updates. Follow Generation Iron on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news.

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