The 21st annual Arnold Strongman Classic takes place March 3-4, 2023. Ten top-level competitors filled the ranks in both the strongman and strongwoman classes, with world champions and record-breakers among them.
Below you’ll find coverage of the event, which Breaking Muscle will update in real-time. We’ll cover both the Strongman and Strongwoman results, taking place in Columbus, OH.
2023 Arnold Strongman Classic Day One
The first day of competition kicked off with the massive Wheel of Pain, inspired by the torturous device that build Conan’s fictional strength and physique. Competitors had a 60-second time limit to carry the massively weighted bar along a fixed track for maximum distance.
The final event of the day is a specialized log lift. Competitors has 90 seconds to achieve as many repetitions as possible with either 195 kilograms (430 pounds) or 175 kilograms (386 pounds). Points are adjusted in favor of the heavier weight, though some competitors may strategically use the lighter implement to yield more overall repetitions.
Women’s Wheel of Pain Results
Men’s Wheel of Pain Results
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski —30.68 meters
- Trey Mitchell — 29.57 meters
- Mitchell Hooper — 28.65 meters
- Pavlo Nakonechnyy — 28.02 meters
- Tom Stoltman — 27.94 meters
- Luke Stoltman — 25.07 meters
- Tom Evans —24.61 meters
- Kevin Faires — 23.44 meters
- Rob Kearney — 21.31 meters
- Bobby Thompson — 18.11 meters
Women’s Austrian Oak Log Press Results
Men’s Austrian Oak Log Press Results
2023 Arnold Strongman Classic Roster | Men
- Tom Stoltman (United Kingdom)
- Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
- Trey Mitchell (United States)
- Mateusz Kieliszkowski (Poland)
- Pavlo Nakonechnyy (Ukraine)
- Luke Stoltman (United Kingdom)
- Rob Kearney (United States)
- Kevin Faires (United States)
- Tom Evans (United States)
- Bobby Thompson (United States)
2023 Arnold Strongman Classic Roster | Women
- Tamara Walcott (United States)
- Andrea Thompson (United Kingdom)
- Olga Liashchuk (Ukraine)
- Inez Carrasquillo (United States)
- Melissa Peacock (Canada)
- Hannah Linzay (United States)
- Rebecca Roberts (United Kingdom)
- Victoria Long (United States)
- Samantha Belliveau (Canada)
- Donna Moore (United Kingdom)
2023 Arnold Strongman Classic Events
Here’s the complete event schedule for both days of the competition.
- Wheel of Pain
- Austrian Oak Log Press
- Elephant Bar Deadlift
- Unspunnen Stone Throw
- Frame Carry
How Strongman is Scored
Scoring points in competitive strongman events relates to the overall field of competitors. First place can earn as many points as there are competitors, and points descend accordingly.
For example, with 10 competitors in total, first place earns 10 points; second place receives nine; third receives eight; and so on.
In the event of any tied scores, points are split evenly. If two athletes tie for a position, add up the respective placing points and divide by two. For example, if two athletes tie for second place, they would each earn 8.5 points (nine [second place] plus eight [third place] divided by two).
2023 Arnold Strongman Classic Day Two
The contest will continue Saturday, March 4. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Women’s Elephant Bar Deadlift Results
Men’s Elephant Bar Deadlift Results
Women’s Unspunnen Stone Throw Results
Men’s Unspunnen Stone Throw Results
Women’s Frame Carry Results
Men’s Frame Carry Results
Watch More as The Contest Continues
After one day of intense competition, the elite athletes will have less than a day’s rest before returning for more bone-stressing, mind-bending feats of strength.
It’s not too late to tune in and watch the competitors in action. To watch the strongman competitions, head to Rogue Fitness’ YouTube channel. For the bodybuilding events, fans can visit FanMio to purchase the pay-per-view for $59.99. It can be played on any Apple device, as well as on an Android TV, Google TV, and Amazon’s Fire TV.
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