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2014 World's Strongest Man

The 2014 World's Strongest Man was the 37th edition of World's Strongest Man.[2] The event was held at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California, the same host city as the 2012 World's Strongest Man contest.[2] The qualifying heats were held from March 22–25 and the finals on March 28 & 29.[2] Unlike previous years when 10 athletes qualified for the finals, this year there were 12 qualifying spots. The top 2 from each heat qualified, as well as the 2 highest scoring 3rd place athletes from all 5 heats. The event was sponsored by the Commerce Casino and will begin broadcasting in the United States on the CBS Sports Network from July 4-August 13, 2014.[3][4] Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania finished in first place, this was his fourth WSM title.[1] Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson from Iceland finished in second place, and Brian Shaw from the United States came in third.[1]

2014 World's Strongest Man
Host city United States Los Angeles, California United States
Winner Lithuania Zydrunas Savickas[1]
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 30

Contents

Line-upEdit

Qualified athletesEdit

Name Nationality WSM record other achievements
BestNick Best[5]   United States 6th place 2010 World's Strongest Man 2nd place Giants Live Australia 2012 & 2013
1st place 2010 All-American Strongman Challenge, 2nd place 2011, 3rd place 2012
9th place 2006 IFSA Strongman World Championships
2nd place Strongman Super Series Romania 2009
3rd overall 2009 Strongman Super Series
2nd place Strongman Super Series 2010 Sweden
9th place 2010 Arnold Strongman Classic, 7th place 2011
3rd place 2007 America's Strongest Man, 4th place 2008
1996 & 1997 USAPL National Powerlifting Champion 125 kg class
1996 WDFPF World Powerlifting Champion 125 kg class
BurkeMike Burke   United States 5th place 2012 World's Strongest Man 1st place Giants Live Hungary 2013
3rd place Giants Live Australia 2012
1st place 2011 Olympia Strongman Challenge
3rd place 2011 America's Strongest Man
1st place 2012 All-American Strongman Challenge
5th place 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic
SavickasŽydrūnas Savickas   Lithuania 2009, 2010 & 2012 World's Strongest Man champion
2nd place 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013 World's Strongest Man
7-time winner of Arnold Strongman Classic from 2003–2008, and 2014, 2nd place 2010, 3rd place 2011
2-time winner IFSA Strongman World Championships, 3rd place 2007
2008 & 2012 Strongman Champions League overall champion, 2nd place overall 2011
2009 Fortissimus champion, 2nd place 2008
2004 overall winner Strongman Super Series, 3rd in 2002, 2nd in 2003
4-time winner World Log Lift Championships 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012
2010, 2012 & 2013 Europe's Strongest Man winner
1st place Giants Live Turkey 2010
10-time winner of Lithuania's Strongest Man
2nd place 2000 IPF World Powerlifting Championships in +125 kg class
HallEddie Hall   United Kingdom 3 times UK's Strongest Man champion 2012-2014
2nd place 2013 Giants Live Hungary
ShawBrian Shaw   United States 2011 and 2013 World's Strongest Man champion
2nd place 2010 World's Strongest Man, 3rd place 2009 World's Strongest Man, 4th place 2012 World's Strongest Man
2011 Arnold Strongman Classic champion, 4th place 2012, 2nd place 2013 & 2014
2013 Arnold Classic Spain champion
2009 & 2010 Strongman Super Series overall champion
winner Giants Live London 2011 event
3rd place Fortissimus 2009
2nd place Giants Live Turkey 2010
Lauri NamiLauri Nami   Estonia 3rd place 2013 Giants Live Poland
3rd place 2012 Giants Live Finland
3rd place 2012 Strongman Champions League Serbia
HollandsTerry Hollands   United Kingdom 3rd place 2007 World's Strongest Man
3rd place 2011 World's Strongest Man
7th place 2006
10th place 2008
6th place 2009
8th place 2010
8th place 2012
Britain's Strongest Man 2007 champion
UK's Strongest Man 2005 champion
England's Strongest Man (WSM) 2009
Strongman Champions League 2010 overall champion
1st place 2011 All-American Strongman Challenge
7th place 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic
PritchettJerry Pritchett   United States 2nd place 2013 Giants Live England
6th place 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic
OstlundDave Ostlund   United States 3rd place 2008 World's Strongest Man, 6th place 2007, 8th place 2009, 9th place 2005 1st place 2007 Strongman Super Series Venice Beach Grand Prix

Qualifying HeatsEdit

Heat 1Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Mike Burke   29
2 Terry Hollands   27.5
3 Warrick Brant   26
4 Tomas Rodriguez   17.5
5 Øyvind Rein   12
6 Frankie Scheun - Withdrew   9

Heat 2Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson   33.5
2 Jean-Francois Caron   26
3 Dave Ostlund   25.5
4 Rafal Kobylarz   16
5 Ben Kelsey   11
6 Robert Oberst - Withdrew   10

Heat 3Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Jerry Pritchett   25.5
2 Eddie Hall   24.5
3 Mike Caruso   20.5
4 Grzegorz Szymanski   20
5 Dimitar Savatinov   19.5
6 Lauri Nami   16

Heat 4Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Zydrunas Savickas   28.5
2 Laurence Shahlaei   25.5
3 Mark Felix   23.5
4 Nick Best   22
5 Bjørn Andre Solvang   16.5
6 Eben Le Roux   9

Heat 5Edit

# Name Nationality Pts
1 Brian Shaw   27
2 Martin Wildauer   26
3 Graham Hicks   22
4 Mikhail Shivlyakov   18
5 Gerhard Van Staden   17.5
6 Scott Cummine   14.5

FinalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Zydrunas Savickas Wins World’s Strongest Man". Ironmind.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "It’s Official: World’s Strongest Man 2014 is Returning to Los Angeles". Ironmind.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "World’s Strongest Man: Trailer and CBS Sports Broadcast Schedule". Ironmind.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Press - CBS Sports Network". Cbssportsnetwork.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Giants Live–Melbourne FitX: Poundstone Wins with One Arm". Ironmind.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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