World’s Strongest Man 2021 Day Three Results & Finalists

World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finalists have been announced. Check out our complete breakdown of the day three qualifier

After day two of the World’s Strongest Man 2021 Brian Shaw maintained his lead and list of finalists have been announced. Shaw dominated Fingal’s Fingers which pushed him further ahead of the competition. Today saw the final round of qualification rounds and the selection of the finalists moving onto the final two days of the competition. WSM 2021 runs from June 15-20th in Sacramento, California.

With Friday being an off day before the finals, only 10 athletes will move into the weekend finals. Day Three of the World’s Strongest Man 2021 was made up of two events – the Overhead Medley and the Pickaxe Hold. In addition to these two events – second and third place athletes in each group moved onto a face off in the Atlas Stone Off.

To move onto the finals, the top scoring athlete in each group would move into the next round. Those who won the Atlas Stone Off also earned qualification into the two day finals set for this weekend.

What started as a group of 25 strongman athletes dwindled even before the final qualification for finals. Graham Hicks dropped out before the World’s Strongest Man even began and was replaced by Ervin Toots. Shortly after the events began, Luke Richardson and Terry Hollands suffered injuries and had to withdraw. Finally, on Day Two, Chris van der Linde also dropped out.

Qualifying Round — Day Three

  • Overhead Medley
  • Pickaxe Hold
  • Atlas Stone Off

2021 World’s Strongest Man Finalists

  1. Brian Shaw
  2. Trey Mitchell
  3. JF Caron
  4. Konstantine Janashia
  5. Bobby Thompson
  6. Maxime Boudreault
  7. Tom Stoltman
  8. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted
  9. Adam Bishop
  10. Luke Stoltman

With day three of the event coming to a close, here are the results and current standings.

WSM 2021 Leaderboard

*Note: official results are still pending as the train pull event is still in progress.

Rank Name Points
Group 1
1 Brian Shaw 19.5
2 Maxime Boudreault 17
3 Aivars Smaukstelis 16.5
4 Gavin Bilton 12
5 Travis Ortmayer 10
Group 2
1 Trey Mitchell 19
2 Tom Stoltman 18
3 Mark Felix 14
4 Evan Singleton 13
5 Johnny Hansson 11
Group 3
1 JF Caron 20
2 Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted 17
3 Robert Oberst 16
4 Mikhail Shivlyakov 15
5 Luke Richardson 2 (withdrew)
Group 4
1 Konstantine Janashia 21
2 Adam Bishop 17
3 Jerry Pritchett 15
4 Chris van der Linde 7 (withdrew)
5 Terry Hollands 3 (withdrew)
Group 5
1 Bobby Thompson 18
2 Luke Stoltman 18
3 Oleksii Novikov 17
4 Kevin Faires 17
5 Ervin Toots 5

Trey Mitchell World's Strongest Man 2021 Day Three

WSM 2021 Day Three Qualifier Results

Overhead Medley

Strongman athletes needed to overhead press a 210 pound dumbbell, 220 pound dumbell, 342 pound circus barbell, and a 260 pound axle barbell. The athletes were scored for time.

Group One
  1. Brian Shaw – 4 in 0:34:72
  2. Maxime Boudreault – 4 in 0:37:19
  3. Gavin Bilton – 4 in 0:49:84
  4. Aivars Smaukstelis – 3 in 0:19:87
  5. Travis Ortmayer – 1 in 0:06:90
Group Two
  1. Trey Mitchell – 4 in 0:29:77
  2. Evan Singleton 4 in 0:32:08
  3. Tom Stoltman – 4 in 0:38:02
  4. Johnny Hansson – 3 in 0:29:02
  5. Mark Felix – 1 in 0:06:42
Group Three
  1. JF Caron – 4 in 0:33:72
  2. Mikhail Shivlyakov – 4 in 0:38:18
  3. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted – 4 in 0:39:77
  4. Robert Oberst – 4 in 0:52:25
  5. Luke Richardson – withdrew
Group Four
  1. Adam Bishop – 3 in 0:27:74
  2. Konstantine Janashia – 3 in 0:48:42
  3. Jerry Pritchett – on in 1:15:00
  4. Terry Hollands – withdrew
  5. Chris Van Der Linde – withdrew
Group Five
  1. Oleksii Novikov – 4 in 0:24:83
  2. Luke Stoltman – 4 in 0:25:63
  3. Kevin Faires – 4 in 0:29:23
  4. Bobby Thompson – 4 in 0:43:43
  5. Ervin Toots – 2 in 0:21:88

Pickaxe Hold

Back for the first time since 1992, strongman athletes had to hold a large pickaxe with both hands, arms straight out and fully extended for as long as possible. The pickaxe weighed approx. 60 pounds. Athletes were scored for time.

This even is currently still in progress. Some points have been reported but final times have not yet been revealed.

Group One
  1. Aivars Smaukstelis – 32.51 seconds
  2. Gavin Bilton – 31.02 seconds
  3. Maxime Boudreault – 30.64 seconds
  4. Travis Ortmayer – 20.28 seconds
  5. Brian Shaw – 5.64 seconds
Group Two
  1. Trey Mitchell –46.13 seconds
  2. Mark Felix – 40.82 seconds
  3. Tom Stoltman – 36.90 seconds
  4. Evan Singleton 28.90 seconds
  5. Johnny Hansson – 28.15 seconds
Group Three
  1. Robert Oberst – 48.03 seconds
  2. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted – 43.67 seconds
  3. JF Caron –29.09 seconds
  4. Mikhail Shivlyakov –23.25 seconds
  5. Luke Richardson – withdrew
Group Four
  1. Jerry Pritchett –35:39 seconds
  2. Konstantine Janashia – 25.07 seconds
  3. Adam Bishop – 10.97 seconds
  4. Terry Hollands – withdrew
  5. Chris Van Der Linde – withdrew
Group Five
  1. Bobby Thompson – 41.62 seconds
  2. Kevin Faires – 35.38 seconds
  3. Luke Stoltman – 34.60 seconds
  4. Oleksii Novikov – 32.81 seconds
  5. Ervin Toots – 24.42 seconds

Atlas Stone Off

Strongman athletes who ranked second and third place in the previous two events of the day moved on to the Atlas Stone Off. This determined the final qualified athletes that would move on to the two day finals.

Facing each other, just inches apart, the strongman athletes must lift six atlas stones ranging from 310-465 pounds over a series of four foot bars until one athlete fails to clear a stone.

This event is currently in progress and will be updated as soon as points are announced.

Group One
  1. Maxime Boudreault (winner)
  2. Aivars Smaukstelis
Group Two
  1. Tom Stoltman (winner)
  2. Mark Felix
Group Three
  1. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted (winner)
  2. Robert Oberst
Group Four
  1. Adam Bishop (winner)
  2. Jerry Pritchett
Group Five
  1. Luke Stoltman (winner)
  2. Kevin Faires

More to come for 2021 The World’s Strongest Man

Now that the qualifiers are complete, all that is left are the two-day finals. We can expect a lot more exciting events to take place.

Day 4 (Finals Day 1) – Finals Day 1: Saturday, June 19th

  • GIANT’S MEDLEY
  • TITAN’S TURNTABLE
  • REIGN KEG TOSS

Day 4 (Finals Day 2) – Finals Day 2: Sunday, June 20th

  • LOG LIFT
  • KNAACK DEADLIFT
  • ATLAS STONES
  • 2021 SBD WSM AWARDS

Full WSM 2021 Coverage Recap

Below are the previous days of results, coverage, and recaps from the World’s Strongest Man 2021.

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*Photo credit: Joe Martinez / World’s Strongest Man

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