Trey Mitchell is the champion of the 2022 Shaw Classic. On Aug. 13-14, 2022, the American strongman successfully made it back-to-back years (2021-22) as the winner of the strength contest.
Joining Mitchell on the podium in Loveland, CO were competition organizer Brian Shaw and Mitchell Hooper in second and third place, respectively. It is Shaw’s second consecutive finish in second place after winning the inaugural contest in 2020. Meanwhile, after solid performances in the Giants Live Strongman Classic and Giants Live World Open, Hooper continues an impressive string of performances with a third straight podium result in a major strongman competition.
Here are the final standings from this year’s Shaw Classic:
2022 Shaw Classic Results
- Trey Mitchell — 100.5 points | Repeat Champion (2021-2022)
- Brian Shaw — 99.5 points
- Mitchell Hooper — 95 points
- Oleksii Novikov — 79 points
- Maxime Boudreault — 69.5 points
- Kevin Faires — 68 points
- Aivars Smaukstelis — 67 points
- Evan Singleton — 60.5 points
- Konstantine Janashia — 52 points
- Žydrūnas Savickas — 48.5 points
- Bobby Thompson — 42 points (withdrew)
- Gabriel Peña — 39 points
- Gabriel Rheaume — 36.5 points
- Jerry Pritchett — 28 points
- Luke Stoltman — One point (withdrew)
Check out an event-by-event breakdown below.
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Here’s a short recap of how the respective strongmen fared in each of the 2022 Shaw Classic’s events.
Hummer Tire Deadlift
The Hummer Tire Deadlift opened the contest. During this max rep event, former 2020 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion Oleksii Novikov successfully pulled 549 kilograms (1,210 pounds) to win and set a new World Record. Gabriel Peña followed at 522 kilograms (1,150.8 pounds) and was the only other athlete to deadlift at least 500 kilograms. A solid 499 kilograms (1,100.1 pounds) gave Mitchell third place.
- Oleksii Novikov — 549 kilograms (1,210.3 pounds)
- Gabriel Peña — 522 kilograms (1,150.8 pounds)
- Trey Mitchell — 499 kilograms (1,100.1 pounds)
- Mitchell Hooper — 476 kilograms (1,049.4 pounds) | Tied for fifth
- Bobby Thompson — 476 kilograms(1,049.4 pounds) | Tied for fifth
- Konstantine Janashia — 476 kilograms | Tied for fifth
- Brain Shaw— 431 kilograms (950.1 pounds) | Tied for seventh
- Kevin Faires — 431 kilograms (950.1 pounds) | Tied for seventh
- Evan Singleton — 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds)
- Aivars Smaukstelis — 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds) | Tied for 10th
- Gabriel Rheaume — 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds) | Tied for 10th
- Žydrūnas Savickas — 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds) | Tied for 10th
- Jerry Pritchett — 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds) | Tied for 10th
- Maxime Boudreault — No attempt
- Luke Stoltman — No attempt
Bag Over Bar
In the Bag Over Bar, the athletes had to toss eight bags, ranging from 22 to 29 kilograms (48.5 to 63.9 pounds), over a 15-foot bar. Speed was the tiebreaker if anyone threw the same number of bags. Trey Mitchell (first place) and Brian Shaw (second place) were the only two competitors to toss all eight bags — Mitchell won with the faster time.
- Trey Mitchell — Eight bags in 47.4 seconds
- Brian Shaw — Eight bags in 51.12 seconds
- Maxime Boudreault — Seven bags
- Aivars Smaukstelis — Six bags
- Oleksii Novikov — Six bags
- Bobby Thompson — Six bags
- Konstantine Janashia — Six bags
- Evan Singleton — Five bags
- Mitchell Hooper — Five bags
- Gabriel Peña — Four bags
- Žydrūnas Savickas — Three bags
- Jerry Pritchett — Three bags
- Kevin Faires — Two bags
- Gabriel Rheaume — Two bags
- Luke Stoltman — Two bags
On the third event of Day One, the yoke weighed 506 kilograms (1,117 pounds). The strongman had to carry it 60 meters in the fastest possible time. Hooper strode ahead of the field, beating second-place finisher Konstantine Janashia by over four seconds.
- Mitchell Hooper — 11.06 seconds
- Konstantine Janashia — 15.67 seconds
- Oleksii Novikov — 16.49 seconds
- Trey Mitchell — 17.07 seconds
- Evan Singleton — 17.59 seconds
- Brian Shaw — 18.56 seconds
- Bobby Thompson — 18.59 seconds
- Aivars Smaukstelis — 22.4 seconds
- Kevin Faires — 22.7 seconds
- Žydrūnas Savickas — 27.1 seconds
- Jerry Pritchett — 27.2 seconds
- Maxime Boudreault — 43.21 seconds
- Gabriel Rheaume — No finish
- Gabriel Peña — No finish
*Note: Luke Stoltman withdrew after this event.
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Circus Dumbbell for Reps
During the Circus Dumbbell for Reps, athletes had to lift the titular implement to their shoulder and overhead press it to a complete lockout. On an official’s signal, a competitor could drop the weight and start the process anew. Whoever completed the most reps in 75 seconds would be the victor.
Eight reps for Novikov gave him the event victor. Mitchell (six) and Hooper (five) followed behind.
- Oleksii Novikov — Eight reps
- Trey Mitchell — Six reps
- Mitchell Hooper — Five reps (Tied for third)
- Brian Shaw — Five reps (Tied for third)
- Bobby Thompson — Five reps (Tied third)
- Evan Singleton — Four reps (Tied for sixth)
- Aivars Smaukstelis — Three reps (Tied for seventh)
- Gabriel Rheaume — Three reps (Tied for seventh)
- Kevin Faires — Two reps (Tied for ninth)
- Maxime Boudreault — Two reps (Tied for ninth)
- Konstantine Janashia — Zero reps
- Gabriel Peña — No lift
- Žydrūnas Savickas — No lift
- Jerry Pritchett — No lift
Log Press Medley
To start the second day of the competition, competitors had to push through the Log Press Medley. The athletes had the choice of their weight at 172, 186, and 200 kilograms (380, 410, and 440 pounds) and had to perform as many reps as they could within a 90-second time limit. Notably, those who lifted a higher weight but with fewer reps had higher scores.
Mitchell successfully worked his way up to the 200-kilogram (440-kilogram) log, and a double gave him the event victory. Shaw took second place by pressing 186 kilograms (410 pounds) for his own double in second place, while Novikov, Boudreault, and Hooper each pressed that weight for one rep to tie for third.
- Trey Mitchell — 200 kilograms for two reps
- Brian Shaw — 186 kilograms for two reps
- Oleksii Novikov — 186 kilograms for one rep (Tied for third)
- Maxime Boudreault — 186 kilograms for one rep (Tied for third)
- Mitchell Hooper — 186 kilograms for one rep (Tied for third)
- Kevin Faires — 172 kilograms for two reps (Tied for sixth)
- Aivars Šmaukstelis — 172 kilograms for two reps (Tied for sixth)
- Žydrūnas Savickas — 172 kilograms for two reps (Tied for sixth)
- Bobby Thompson — No Lift
- Evan Singleton — No Lift
- Gabriel Rheaume — No Lift
- Konstantine Janashia — No Lift
- Jerry Pritchett — No Lift
- Gabriel Peña — No Lift
*Note: Bobby Thompson withdrew after this event.
As the contest shifted to the Medley, there were just 13 competitors left in the field. The athletes had to carry a 363-kilogram (800-pound) frame 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm pull with a 318-kilogram (700-pound) implement. The time limit was 75 seconds. In the event anyone didn’t finish, the height of the pull or distance for the carry determined the final results.
- Maxime Boudreault — 24.29 seconds
- Evan Singleton — 26.32 seconds
- Kevin Faires — 27.65 seconds
- Brian Shaw — 30.62 seconds
- Gabriel Rheaume — 37 seconds
- Mitchell Hooper — 39.68 seconds
- Konstantine Janashia — 44.3 seconds
- Jerry Pritchett — No finish
- Žydrūnas Savickas — No finish
- Aivars Smaukstelis — No finish
- Gabriel Peña — No finish
- Trey Mitchell — No finish
- Oleksii Novikov — No finish
Maxime Boudreault won with a stellar time of 24.29 seconds. Evan Singleton (second in 26.32 seconds) and Kevin Faires (third in 27.65 seconds) were the only other athletes to finish in less than 30 seconds. The two overall leaders, Mitchell and Novikov, were the bottom two in this event.
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Car Leg Press
The Car Leg Press was one of the more exciting events for the competitors and fans alike. The weight of the car and sled had a total of 839 kilograms (1,850 pounds). Whichever athlete could complete the most reps before failing or within 90 seconds would be the winner.
- Brian Shaw — Eight reps
- Mitchell Hooper — Seven reps
- Trey Mitchell — Five reps
- Žydrūnas Savickas — Five reps (Tied for fourth)
- Kevin Faires — Four reps (Tied for fourth)
- Aivars Šmaukstelis — Three reps (Tied for sixth)
- Evan Singleton — Three reps (Tied for sixth)
- Maxime Boudreault — Two reps
- Oleksii Novikov — One rep
- Gabriel Rheaume — Zero reps (Tied for 10th)
- Konstantine Janashia — Zero reps (Tied for 10th)
- Jerry Pritchett — Zero reps (Tied for 10th)
- Gabriel Peña — Did Not Attempt
Shaw demonstrated his leg strength by winning the event with eight reps. Hooper (seven) and Mitchell (five) rounded out the top three.
As is a custom in many strongman competitions, the Atlas Stones were the final event and would determine the winner of the 2022 Shaw Classic. The five stones weighed between 159 to 204 kilograms (350 to 450 pounds). Competitors faced each other in this head-to-head event with a time limit of 60 seconds.
- Trey Mitchell — Five in 25.0 seconds
- Brian Shaw — Five in 29.2 seconds
- Mitchell Hooper — Five in 35.1 seconds
- Gabriel Peña — Five in 42.99 seconds
- Maxime Boudreault — Four in 17.3 seconds
- Kevin Faires — Four in 25.3 seconds
- Konstantine Janashia — Four in 27.1 seconds
- Aivars Smaukstelis — Four in 34.7 seconds
- Gabriel Rheaume — Four in 41.8 seconds
- Jerry Pritchett — Three stones
- Žydrūnas Savickas — Three stones
- Oleksii Novikov — Three stones
- Evan Singleton — One stone
Mitchell and Shaw were the final pairing as Mitchell beat Shaw to the fifth stone by four seconds to win his second straight Shaw Classic title.
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With this edition of the Shaw Classic now in the rearview mirror, this might be the last contest for a little while for some of these competitors. In the meantime, someone like Mitchell can bask in the glory of a second-straight win in what certainly seems to be a competition only growing in more prestige.
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