2023 World’s Strongest Man Finalists Roster Revealed

2023 World's Strongest Man Tom Stoltman
Photo credit: Todd Burandt

After an epic two-day battle in the qualifiers – we now have our 10 2023 World’s Strongest Man finalists.

The 2023 World’s Strongest Man contest now has an official roster. It was previously shared that the event would take place from April 19-23 in Myrtle Beach, SC. There will be 12 events over the five days as competitions work through the qualifying phase and into the finals.

Headlining the group will be reigning two-time champion Tom StoltmanHe made it known that he would be competing looking for his third-consecutive title.

Only 10 athletes would continue on after the first two days of qualifiers – and after a brutal battle of strength, the qualified athletes have been determined. Check out the official list for this weekend’s finals below.

2023 World’s Strongest Man Finalists

  • Pavlo Kordiyaka — Ukraine
  • Oleksii Novikov — Ukraine
  • Mitchell Hooper — Canada
  • Jaco Schoonwinkel — South Africa
  • Trey Mitchell — USA
  • Tom Stoltman — UK
  • Luke Stoltman — UK
  • Mathew Ragg — New Zealand
  • Brian Shaw — USA
  • Evan Singleton — USA

Originally 30 athletes entered the arena of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man, all fighting for the right to rise up and win the title – and claim of being the current strongest man in the world.

Below is the original roster that kicked off the event.

2023 World’s Strongest Man Competitors 

  • Tom Stoltman (UK)
  • Pavlo Kordiyaka (Ukraine)
  • Evan Singleton (USA)
  • Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
  • Trey Mitchell (USA)
  • Adam Bishop (UK)
  • Maxime Boudreault (Canada)
  • Aivars Šmaukstelis (Latvia)
  • Kevin Faires (USA)
  • Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (Iceland)
  • Paul Smith (UK)
  • Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
  • Bobby Thompson (USA)
  • Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland)
  • Gavin Bilton (UK)
  • Spenser Remick (USA)
  • Eddie Williams (Australia)
  • Pavlo Nakonechnyy (Ukraine)
  • Konstantine Janashia (Georgia)
  • Graham Hicks (UK)
  • Luke Stoltman (UK)
  • Mathew Ragg (New Zealand)
  • Gabriel Rhéaume (Canada)
  • Brian Shaw (USA)

There is a total of 24 Strongmen on the roster to this point. That is six less than the total from 2022. There are two glaring absences from the list and that is Martins Licis and Oleksii Novikov, who won the 2019 and 2020 World’s Strongest Man titles respectively.

There is a chance that Novikov, who has been seen training on his YouTube page, is added later. Mark Felix is also assumed to be added if he is healthy enough to make it to Myrtle Beach.

There is officially a roster and likely some to be added in the future. Fans can not begin preparing for one of the biggest weeks in Strongman.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.