2023 World’s Strongest Nation Team USA vs Team UK Results

Who won the battle of the World’s Strongest Nations, Team USA or Team UK?

The 2023 World’s Strongest Nation team event featured strongmen and strongwomen from the United States and the United Kingdom. Both Team USA and Team UK featured some of the strongest humans to walk the Earth. Team captains Martins Licis for the USA and Eddie Hall for the UK led their squads throughout the event and battled toe to toe for top honors.

The event took place on November 18, 2023, at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. The competition featured seven events — Team Power Stairs, Tug-of-War, Wrecking Ball Hold, Head-to-Head Circus Dumbbell, Head-to-Head Axle Deadlift, Team Farmer’s Carry, and Team Sandbag Steeplechase.

When it was all said and done it would be Martins Licis and Team USA that would secure victory over Eddie Hall and Team UK. Below is the roster list for both nation’s team representatives.

2023 World’s Strongest Nation Rosters

  1. Team USA
    • Martins Licis — Team Captain
    • Evan Singleton
    • Kevin Faires
    • Spenser Remick
    • Gabi Dixson
    • Inez Carrasquillo
    • Nadia Stowers 
    • Erin Murray 
    • Rob Kearney
  2. Team UK

Below is a blow-by-blow of each event at the show. The competition was neck and neck, but Team USA was able to push through for a victory over their UK rivals.

2023 World’s Strongest Nation Event Results

Team Sandbag Steeplechase

  1. Evan Singleton — 17.56 seconds
  2. Gavin Bilton — 17.66 seconds
  3. Luke Stoltman — 18 seconds
  4. Tom Stoltman — 18.12 seconds
  5. Inez Carrasquillo — 18.19 seconds
  6. Inez Carrasquillo — 18.20 seconds*
  7. Erin Murray — 19.59 seconds
  8. Rebecca Roberts — 19.99 seconds
  9. Kevin Faires — 20.44 seconds
  10. Spenser Remick — 21.39 seconds
  11. Rob Kearney — 21.39 seconds
  12. Nadia Stowers — 22.63 seconds
  13. Donna Moore — 24.43 seconds
  14. Mark Felix — 29.63 seconds
  15. Lucy Underdown — 32.47 seconds
  16. Andrea Thompson — 33.57 seconds
  • First — Team USA — 2:39.39 
  • Second — Team UK — 3:13.87

*Carrasquillo ran the event twice in place of Gabi Dixson

Farmer’s Carry

  1. Evan Singleton — 18.19 seconds
  2. Tom Stoltman — 19.94 seconds
  3. Luke Stoltman — 20.11 seconds
  4. Kevin Faires — 20.36 seconds
  5. Rebecca Roberts — 20.87 seconds
  6. Martins Licis — 21.12 seconds
  7. Gabi Dixson — 21.48 seconds
  8. Inez Carrasquillo — 21.68 seconds
  9. Andrea Thompson — 21.87 seconds
  10. Spenser Remick — 23.26 seconds
  11. Erin Murray — 24.65 seconds
  12. Gavin Bilton — 25.17 seconds
  13. Lucy Underdown — 26.55 seconds
  14. Mark Felix — 26.61 seconds
  15. Nadia Stowers — 32.53 seconds
  16. Donna Moore — 34.25 seconds
  • First — Team USA — 3:04.90 
  • Second — Team UK — 3:13.65

Head-to-Head Axle Deadlift

  1. Lucy Underdown — 13 reps
  2. Gabi Dixson — 10 reps
  3. Andrea Thompson — Eight reps
  4. Nadia Stowers — Six reps
  5. Gavin Bilton (T-fifth) — Four reps
  6. Rob Kearney (T-fifth) — Four reps
  7. Evan Singleton (T-seventh) — Three reps
  8. Tom Stoltman (T-seventh) — Three reps
  • First — Team UK — 28 reps
  • Second — Team USA — 23 reps

Head-to-Head Circus Dumbbell

  1. Evan Singleton — Seven reps
  2. Andrea Thompson — Six reps (T-second)
  3. Rob Kearney — Six reps (T-second)
  4. Luke Stoltman — Six reps (T-second)
  5. Inez Carrasquillo — Five resp
  6. Donna Moore — Four reps (T-sixth)
  7. Nadia Stowers — Four reps (T-sixth)
  8. Gavin Bilton — Three reps
  • First — Team USA — 22 reps
  • Second — Team UK — 19 reps

Wrecking Ball Hold

  1. Kevin Faires — 113 seconds
  2. Mark Felix — 97.38 seconds
  3. Evan Singleton — 75.99 seconds
  4. Gavin Bilton — 62.02 seconds
  5. Rebecca Roberts — 57.47 seconds
  6. Lucy Underdown — 46.43 seconds
  7. Nadia Stowers — 46.10 seconds
  8. Gabi Dixson — 6.84 seconds
  • First — Team UK — 4:23.30 
  • Second — Team USA — 4:01.84

Tug-of-War

This event was scored in rounds:

  1. Round One — UK def. USA
  2. Round Two — UK def. USA
  3. Round Three — UK def. USA
  • First — Team UK — Three wins 
  • Second — Team USA — Zero wins

Team Power Stairs

  • Team USA def. Team UK

Congratulations to Team USA on their hard-fought victory over Team UK. At least for this year, Team USA is the World’s Strongest Nation.

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