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 asserting the roster of opponents 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 summary of the roster for the 2023 SC this summer season:
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, will be his last.
“It’s robust to say these phrases, ‘this will probably be my remaining time,’ however it’s going to be,” Shaw stated. It’s time to shut this chapter of my profession.”
In line 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 Seaside Grand Prix. After roughly 16 years of high-level competitors, he’ll quickly elevate 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 subsequent degree.”
Among the many confirmed athletes, Maxime Boudreault recently broke a shin bone. The harm pressured the Canadian strongman to withdraw from the 2023 WSM and the 2023 ASC. In line with Shaw, Boudreault has maintained that he will probably 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 will probably be vying for a “three-peat” in a more moderen competitors that may have had simply 4 iterations come August.
The newest SC would have doubtless already been a tentpole contest within the 2023 strongman calendar. The announcement that an icon like Shaw will probably be stepping away from the game at its conclusion provides a robust and mawkish word.
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