Brian Shaw Announces Competitors For Shaw Classic, Plan For Podcast

Brian Shaw reveals the athletes that will take part in this year’s event.

Brian Shaw is starting the new year with a bang. In a recent YouTube video posted to his page, the strongman shared some big news regarding many different areas.

First, Shaw shared an early list of competitors that will take part in the Shaw Classic 2022. There is still time for other competitors to qualify for the event. Also, Shaw is planning to relaunch his “SHAWSTRENGTH” podcast. The Shaw Classic is scheduled for Aug. 13-14 in Loveland, CO. Below, you can find the early list of competitors.

Shaw Classic Lineup

  • Maxime Boudreau
  • J.F. Carron
  • Kevin Farris
  • Graham Hicks
  • Konstantine Janashia
  • Trey Mitchel
  • Jerry Pritchett
  • Zydrunas Savickas
  • Evan Singleton
  • Brian Shaw
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Bobby Thompson

The Stoltman Brothers

The Stoltman Brothers have taken over strongman and turned into two of the best in the world. Tom Stoltman is the reigning World’s Strongest Man while Luke Stoltman won last year’s Europe’s Strongest Man competition. They will both be participating at the Arnold Strongman Classic and will continue to dominate.

Brian Shaw

Shaw began this event in 2020 and Shaw was victorious. This is one of many victories he has compiled over the years. Shaw is one of the biggest names in strongman and has plenty of records to his name over the years. He has won the World’s Strongest Man competition four times. In 2011, Shaw became the first competitor to win the WSM and Arnold Strongman Classic in the same year and did it once again in 2015.

Konstantine Janashia

Janashia has become a force in Georgia and is known as the “Georgia Bull.” He has won the Georgia’s Strongest Man competition five times in a row. This is in addition to many top finishes at competitions he enters. Janashia is a dark-horse competitor entering the Shaw Classic and has a chance to take home the prize.

Zydrunas Savickas

Big Z has been a force in strongman for over a decade now. He thrives in the log lift and has set many records. Savickas still has plenty to offer despite being one of the longest-tenured athletes. He is considered by some to be the best strength athlete of all-time. He has a chance to add another title to his resume in this one.

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