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Brian Shaw Reveals 2023 Shaw Traditional Roster Whereas Saying Strongman Retirement


Shaw will step away after the newest version of this Colorado contest.

The 2023 Shaw Traditional (SC) is ready 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.

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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 appeared 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 stated that the 2023 WSM, occurring in April, shall be his final.

“It’s robust to say these phrases, ‘this shall be my last time,’ nevertheless it’s going to be,” Shaw stated. 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 turning into one of many best 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 elevate his last 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 structure will take the occasion to “the subsequent stage.”

Among the many confirmed athletes, Maxime Boudreault not too long ago broke a shin bone. The harm 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 recent competitors that can have had simply 4 iterations come August.

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The most recent SC would have seemingly 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 word.

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Featured picture: @theshawclassic on Instagram

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