How to Watch the 2023 World’s Strongest Man – Fitnessnacks

For the first time in the contest’s storied 46-year history, the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) will take place in South Carolina. But unless you’re on the ground in Myrtle Beach from April 19-23, you won’t be able to watch the 2023 WSM live. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the action.

During the 2022 contest, WSM produced a live show, Backstage Live! Presented by The Beard Struggle, hosted by 15-time WSM competitor Terry Hollands. While that show won’t take place in 2023, you can follow the World’s Strongest Man on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from the event. 

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While fans can attend the in-person event and Fan Festival for free, you’ll have to wait to watch the full competition if you’re not on location for the action. For those in the United States, the 2023 WSM will tentatively air beginning on May 28 on the CBS Sports Network. Fans in the UK will have to wait even longer for the contest to air in December on Channel 5.

2023 World’s Strongest Man Roster

As of April 18 — the eve of the contest — the current 2023 WSM roster is as follows:

2023 World’s Strongest Man Event Schedule

The event structure of the 2023 WSM will be familiar to fans of the sport. As in years past, 30 athletes will be split into groups to battle through the Qualifying stage. Only 10 athletes will move forward to the Final. 

The Qualifying stage will take place on April 19 and 20. There will be a rest day for all athletes on April 21. Then, the Final will take place on April 22 and 23. 

Below, you’ll find the schedule of events. All times are provided in EST. Fans in attendance will be admitted to the venue at 7 a.m. EST each day of the competition.

Qualifying Stage Day One

  • Event One — Loading Race — April 19 | 8 a.m., Sand Stage
  • Event Two — Deadlift Machine — April 19 | 11:29 a.m., Land Stage
  • Event Three — Log Ladder — April 19 | 4:49 p.m., Sand Stage

Qualifying Stage Day Two

  • Event Four — Conan’s Wheel — April 20 | 8 a.m., Land Stage
  • Event Five — Kettlebell Toss — April 20 | 1:20 p.m., Sand Stage
  • Event Six — Stone Off — April 20 | 6:13 p.m., Land Stage

*Rest Day — April 21, 2023*

Final Day One

Ten athletes will advance from the Qualifying stage to the Final.

  • Event One — Fingal’s Fingers — April 22 | 8 a.m., Street Stage
  • Event Two — KNAACK Deadlift — April 22 | 10:41 a.m., Sand Stage
  • Event Three — Reign Shield Carry — April 22 | 2:18 p.m., Street Stage

Final Day Two

  • Event Four — Max Dumbbell — April 23 | 8 a.m., Land Stage
  • Event Five — Vehicle Pull — April 23 | 10:10 a.m., Street Stage
  • Event Six — Atlas Stones — April 23 | 1:54 p.m., Sand Stage

Stay Tuned

The 2023 WSM promises to be a clash of powerhouse athletes. And since the action won’t be live-streamed, stay tuned to BarBend for continuous news and updates as events unfold.

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