Shaw will step away after the most recent version of this Colorado contest.
The 2023 Shaw Traditional (SC) is about for Aug. 19-20, 2023, in Loveland, CO. With the competition roughly a half-year away, the rising competitors’s namesake not too long ago revealed what’s partly in retailer.
On Feb. 27, 2023, strongman legend Brian Shaw posted a YouTube video saying the roster of rivals for this 12 months’s SC. Within the course of, Shaw additionally introduced that the 2023 SC can be the ultimate skilled strongman contest of his illustrious profession.
Shaw disclosed that there can be a sixteenth athlete on the contest. That athlete is unnamed on the time of this writing. Right here’s an outline of the roster for the 2023 SC this summer time:
2023 Shaw Traditional Roster
Given his profession of accomplishments — together with 4 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) titles (2011, 2013, 2015-2016) and three Arnold Strongman Traditional (ASC) victories (2011, 2015, 2017) — Shaw was understandably emotional. It gave the impression to be a little bit of a problem revealing he’d quickly put a bow on his skilled strongman endeavors. Earlier within the 12 months, Shaw additionally mentioned that the 2023 WSM, occurring in April, will be his last.
“It’s powerful to say these phrases, ‘this shall be my remaining time,’ but it surely’s going to be,” Shaw mentioned. It’s time to shut this chapter of my profession.”
In accordance with Strongman Archives, Shaw made his first main strongman look on the 2007 America’s Strongest Man (ASM) contest. He would end in sixth. Earlier than changing into one of many biggest strongmen in historical past, Shaw would notch his first victory on the 2009 Venice Seashore Grand Prix. After roughly 16 years of high-level competitors, he’ll quickly raise his remaining Atlas Stone onto a podium.
As for the 2023 SC, whereas the roster is confirmed, the occasions for the competition have but to be introduced. Shaw didn’t disclose when that reveal will occur, however Shaw says the format will take the occasion to “the following stage.”
Among the many confirmed athletes, Maxime Boudreault recently broke a shin bone. The damage compelled the Canadian strongman to withdraw from the 2023 WSM and the 2023 ASC. In accordance with Shaw, Boudreault has maintained that he shall be wholesome and able to go by the 2023 SC. The highest three from the 2022 version of the Shaw Traditional — Trey Mitchell (defending champion), Shaw, and Mitchell Hooper — will return to the competition. Mitchell shall be vying for a “three-peat” in a more moderen competitors that can have had simply 4 iterations come August.
The most recent SC would have doubtless already been a tentpole contest within the 2023 strongman calendar. The announcement that an icon like Shaw shall be stepping away from the game at its conclusion provides a strong and nostalgic be aware.
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