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
- Brian Shaw
- Trey Mitchell
- JF Caron
- Konstantine Janashia
- Bobby Thompson
- Maxime Boudreault
- Tom Stoltman
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted
- Adam Bishop
- 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.
|2||Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted||17|
|5||Luke Richardson||2 (withdrew)|
|4||Chris van der Linde||7 (withdrew)|
|5||Terry Hollands||3 (withdrew)|
WSM 2021 Day Three Qualifier Results
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.
- Brian Shaw – 4 in 0:34:72
- Maxime Boudreault – 4 in 0:37:19
- Gavin Bilton – 4 in 0:49:84
- Aivars Smaukstelis – 3 in 0:19:87
- Travis Ortmayer – 1 in 0:06:90
- Trey Mitchell – 4 in 0:29:77
- Evan Singleton – 4 in 0:32:08
- Tom Stoltman – 4 in 0:38:02
- Johnny Hansson – 3 in 0:29:02
- Mark Felix – 1 in 0:06:42
- JF Caron – 4 in 0:33:72
- Mikhail Shivlyakov – 4 in 0:38:18
- Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted – 4 in 0:39:77
- Robert Oberst – 4 in 0:52:25
- Luke Richardson – withdrew
- Adam Bishop – 3 in 0:27:74
- Konstantine Janashia – 3 in 0:48:42
- Jerry Pritchett – on in 1:15:00
- Terry Hollands – withdrew
- Chris Van Der Linde – withdrew
- Oleksii Novikov – 4 in 0:24:83
- Luke Stoltman – 4 in 0:25:63
- Kevin Faires – 4 in 0:29:23
- Bobby Thompson – 4 in 0:43:43
- Ervin Toots – 2 in 0:21:88
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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.
- Aivars Smaukstelis – 32.51 seconds
- Gavin Bilton – 31.02 seconds
- Maxime Boudreault – 30.64 seconds
- Travis Ortmayer – 20.28 seconds
- Brian Shaw – 5.64 seconds
- Trey Mitchell –46.13 seconds
- Mark Felix – 40.82 seconds
- Tom Stoltman – 36.90 seconds
- Evan Singleton –28.90 seconds
- Johnny Hansson – 28.15 seconds
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.
- World’s Strongest Man 2021 Day One Results and Recap
- World’s Strongest Man 2021 Day Two Results and Recap
*Photo credit: Joe Martinez / World’s Strongest Man