World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finals Results (LIVE UPDATES)

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A complete breakdown of the World’s Strongest Man 2021 finals results.

The World’s Strongest Man 2021 has come to an end. After a grueling three days of qualifiers – 10 strongman competitors battled it out to win the title of World’s Strongest Man. After a close match and some shocking twists in turns between the final two days – Tom Stoltman was victorious and earned the title of World’s Strongest Man. Read on for our full recap and breakdown of the finals.

The World’s Strongest Man 2021 runs from June 15-20th in Sacramento, California. This is first time in seven years that the event has taken place in California and Generation Iron has been working with WSM’s IMG team to bring you direct coverage. The strongman competitors have been giving their all throughout the entirety of the event – which has also brought in some dramatic turns of events.

Luke Richardson and Graham Hicks have pulled out of the competition early on in the qualifier rounds. Hicks first announced dropping out via his Instagram on June 14. Ervin Toots from Estonia replaced Hicks – who also switched qualifier group spots with Gavin Bilton.

Terry Hollands also suffered an injury during the first round of qualifiers and later announced that he would be officially retiring from the World’s Strongest Man competition completely. Additionally, last year’s champion Oleksii Novikov had some trouble early on with the loading medley event and was unable to finish. This put him at a disadvantage going into the rest of the competition.

After three great days of competition, notable names to watch have begun to emerge. Brian Shaw remains rather dominate along with Trey Mitchell, JF Caron, and Konstantine Janashia. Moving into the final stages and last chances for these athletes to stake their claims, all eyes will be on the finalists as they test their strength and sheer will to be crowned champion.

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World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finalists

Ultimately, only 10 competitors were able to move onto the finals Saturday and Sunday. Below are the ten competitors who are battling it out for the first place spot this weekend.

  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 the day two finals coming to a close, here are the results and complete standings.

World’s Strongest Man 2021 Leaderboard

No.  Name Points
1 Tom Stoltman 45.5
2 Brian Shaw 42.5
3 Maxime Boudreault 36.5
4 Trey Mitchell 35
5 JF Caron 34
6 Konstantine Janashia 32.5
7 Luke Stoltman 32
8 Adam Bishop 27
9 Bobby Thompson 23.5 (withdrew)
10 Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted 20.5

World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finals Day Two Results

The first day of the World’s Strongest Man 2021 finals starting brining in a clearer picture of who will be the frontrunners for the final day of the competition. Though there’s still room for some major change – Tom Stoltman and Brian Shaw led the back – with Stoltman standing tall in first with 28.5 points and Shaw trailing behind with 23 points.

Stoltman has back to back wins in the Giant Medley and the Titan’s Turntable followed by a second place finish in the Keg Toss. Brian Shaw, a four-time World’s Strongest Man champion, set the world record in the Keg Toss at 7.75 meters.

The final day presented the last chance for these Strongman athletes to make an impact and possibly dethrone either Tom Stoltman or Brian Shaw from their runaway lead. See the results from the WSM day two finals below.

World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finals Day 2 Events

  • Giant’s Medley
  • Titan’s Turntable
  • Reign Keg Toss

Log Lift

The log lift event gave each strongman competitor the opportunity to lift specific weight tiers in each round to advance to the next. Below are a list of the event rounds and weights.

  • Round One — 170 kilograms (375 pounds)
  • Round Two — 185 kilograms (408 pounds)
  • Round Three — 195 kilograms (430 pounds)
  • Round Four — 205 kilograms (452 pounds)
  • Round Five — 215 kilograms (474 pounds)
Round Five: 215 Kilograms (474 Pounds)
  • Luke Stoltman — 10 points
Round Four: 205 Kilograms (452 Pounds)
  • Trey Mitchell — 8 points
  • Bobby Thompson — 8 points
  • Maxime Boudreault — 8 points
Round Three: 195 Kilograms (430 Pounds)
  • JF Caron — 5 points
  • Konstantine Janashia — 5 points
  • Brian Shaw — 5 points
Round Two: 185 Kilograms (408 Pounds)
  • Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted — 2.5 points
  • Tom Stoltman — 2.5 points
Round One: 170 Kilograms (375 Pounds)
  • Adam Bishop — 1 point

KNAACK Lift

Strongman athletes needed to deadlift a pair of KNAACK job site boxes, weighing 350kg (771.6 pounds). Athletes were scored for max reps during this event – done within a sixty second time limit.

In an exciting turn of events, there was a three-way tie for first place during the KNAACK lift. Trey Mitchell, JF Caron, and Adam Bishop all lifted ten reps during the event.

  1. Trey Mitchell – 10 reps (9 points)
  2. JF Caron – 10 reps (9 points)
  3. Adam Bishop – 10 reps (9 points)
  4. Brian Shaw – 9 reps (6.5 points)
  5. Bobby Thompson – 9 reps (6.5 points)
  6. Tom Stoltman – 8 reps (4.5 points)
  7. Konstantine Janashia – 8 reps (4.5 points)
  8. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted – 7 reps (3 points)
  9. Luke Stoltman – 6 reps (2 points)
  10. Maxime Boudreault – 3 reps (1 point)

Atlas Stones

By the time WSM hit the final event, the battle for first place victory was neck and neck. Tom Stoltman was exactly one point ahead of Brian Shaw. It seemed, unless there was a major shakeup, that either of these two athletes would become the victor of the entire competition.

In the Atlas Stone event, strongman athletes lifted a medley of stones ranging from 140kg-210kg until they could not continue on. Just before the events tarted, Bobby Thompson was forced to withdraw from the finals

  1. Tom Stoltman – 5 stones (10 points)
  2. Maxime Boudreault – 5 stones in 0:28:63 (9 points)
  3. Brian Shaw – 5 stones (8 points)
  4. JF Caron – 5 stones in 0:37:17 (7 points)
  5. Trey Mitchell – 5 stones in 0:37:26 (6 points)
  6. Konstantine Janashia – 4 stones in 0:20:81 (5 points)
  7. Adam Bishop – 4 stones in 0:30:61 (4 points)
  8. Luke Stoltman – 4 stones in 0:33:50 (3 points)
  9. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted 4 stones in 0:33:65 (2 points)
  10. Bobby Thompson – withdrew

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World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finals Day One Results

After a hot start to the finals round, these 10 athletes have begun competition with serious force. To begin with the Giant’s Medley, Tom Stoltman won the event with a time of 18.36 seconds with Konstantine Janashia and Brian Shaw closely behind. For the Titan’s Turntable, competitors at the top felt a push from the rest of the field as guys like Trey Mitchell made a nice push and finished in second. Tom Stoltman continued to be dominant and finished first with a great time of 46.89 seconds, a fair distance from the rest of the field.

World’s Strongest Man 2021 Finals Day 1 Events

  • Giant’s Medley
  • Titan’s Turntable
  • Reign Keg Toss

Giant’s Medley

For the Giant’s Medley, competitors faced off in the ultimate medley test, having to carry a 970-pound Super Yoke a distance of 10 meters before transitioning to a 772-pound Frame Carry which was set at 15 meters from the finish.

  1. Tom Stoltman – 18.36 seconds
  2. Konstantine Janashia – 20.31 seconds
  3. Brian Shaw – 20.53 seconds a
  4. Luke Stoltman – 20.72 seconds
  5. JF Caron – 21.31 seconds
  6. Adam Bishop – 22.39 seconds
  7. Bobby Thompson – 25.06 seconds
  8. Maxime Boudreault – 31.43 seconds
  9. Trey Mitchell – 45.61 seconds
  10. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted – 12.75 meters

Titan’s Turntable

All competitors were tasked with rotating a 30-ton train around a massive wooden turntable. A real test of strength and will, the heat added to the grueling nature of this event.

  1. Tom Stoltman – 46.89 seconds
  2. Trey Mitchell – 52.34 seconds
  3. Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted – 52.83 seconds
  4. Maxime Boudreault – 55.16 seconds
  5. Luke Stoltman – 55.94 seconds
  6. Brian Shaw – 56.73 seconds
  7. Adam Bishop – 57.78 seconds
  8. JF Caron – 57.84 seconds
  9. Konstantine Janashia – 60.15 seconds
  10. Bobby Thompson – 62.31 seconds

Reign Keg Toss

For the Reign Keg Toss, competitors had to throw a 15kg keg as high as possible over a platform. The platform will increase starting at 5.75m and will then go to 6.5m, 6.75m, 7m, and will end at the highest toss.

7.75m

  • Brian Shaw

7.5m

  • Maxime Boudreault
  • Tom Stoltman

7.26m

  • Konstantine Janashia

6.75m

  • Bobby Thompson
  • JF Caron
  • Adam Bishop
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Eythor Ingolfsson Melsted

6.00m

  • Trey Mitchell

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