October 3, 2023


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2023 Arnold Strongman Basic Rosters Revealed

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Here is who heading to Columbus in March.

There are some strongperson contests which may have extra gravitas to them. Competitions that develop into forks within the street in stellar careers. One in all them is the annual Arnold Strongman Basic (ASC). With the 2023 version mere months away in Columbus, OH, a few of its puzzle items are beginning to fall into place.

On Dec. 7-8, 2022, the Arnold Sports activities Competition Instagram web page revealed the respective Males’s and Ladies’s rosters for the 2023 ASC, scheduled to happen on March 2-5, 2023.

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On the Males’s aspect, some noteworthy confirmed opponents embody two-time defending World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman and 2022 Giants Dwell World Tour Finals champion Mitchell Hooper. On the Ladies’s aspect, powerlifter Tamara Walcott — the deadlift and complete World Document holder within the 90-plus kilogram division — will make her strongwoman debut. In the meantime, present Log Elevate World Document holder, former World’s Strongest Lady (WSW) champion (2018), and 2022 WSW runner-up Andrea Thompson will attempt to parlay her current momentum right into a victory.

Right here’s an summary of each rosters for the 2023 ASC:

2023 Arnold Strongman Basic Roster | Males

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2023 Arnold Strongman Basic Roster | Ladies

  • Tamara Walcott (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Andrea Thompson (United Kingdom)
  • Olga Liashchuk (Ukraine)
  • Inez Carrasquillo (Puerto Rico)
  • Melissa Peacock (Canada)
  • Hannah Linzay (United States)
  • Nadia Stowers (United States)
  • Victoria Lengthy (United States)
  • Samantha Belliveau (Canada)
  • Donna Moore (United Kingdom)

For the Males, the reigning champion Martins Licis won’t seem to defend his title. Nor will the 2022 runner-up Oleksii Novikov. General, the Males’s area has 4 challengers taking vacated roster spots from the 2022 version — Hooper, Mateusz Kieliszkowski, Pavlo Nakonechnyy, and Tom Evans.

Notably, Kieliszkowski returns to the ASC after notching two consecutive podium finishes in 2019-2020. Luke Stoltman and Bobby Thompson additionally return after tying for third place in 2022. Somebody like Hooper — who received two of his final three strongman appearances to shut out 2022 — could make noise, too. That respective group may make for an enchanting battle, ought to any of them enhance upon their previous outcomes.

In the meantime, high contenders for the Ladies’s title may embody 2022 WSW champion Olga Liashchuk, three-time WSW winner Donna Moore (2016-2017, 2019), and Thompson. With no established precedent at a strongwoman contest, it’s troublesome to determine how an athlete like Walcott may fare. Nonetheless, her distinctive power may make her a possible darkish horse, too.

2022 ASC Occasions

Shortly after the official rosters had been introduced, the Arnold Sports activities Competition revealed the occasion lineup — which is notably the identical for each the boys’s and girls’s fields. The occasions are as follows:

  • Wheel of Ache
  • The Austrian Oak
  • Elephant Bar Deadlift
  • Unspunnen Stone Throw
  • Timber Body Carry

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There’s nonetheless loads of time earlier than the 2023 ASC formally launches. Which means all bets could possibly be off as these star-studded rosters of elite strongpeople attempt to shine in Columbus in March.

Featured picture: @mitchellhooper on Instagram

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