The Commerce World's Strongest Man 2016 Qualifying Group Details

The Commerce World's Strongest Man 2016 is around the corner and we're starting to get some details about the week of competition. WSM uses a tournament style format where 30 competitors are split into 5 groups. Each group competes in their own set of events and the winners qualify for the WSM finals, which has its own separate set of events. Here are the qualifying groups and their respective events for the 2016 World's Strongest Man:

WSM 2016 Group 1


Group 1:
  • Johannes Arsjo, SWE
  • Mark Felix, GRB
  • Martins Licis, USA
  • Luke Stoltman, GBR
  • Matjaz Belsak, SLO
  • Robert Oberst, USA
Group 1 Events:
  1. Loading race with oil drums
  2. Hercules Hold
  3. Fingal's Fingers
  4. Squat lift
  5. Dumbbell Press
  6. Atlas Stones


WSM 2016 Group 2


Group 2:
  • Eddie Hall, GBR
  • Gregorz Szymanski, POL
  • Nick Best, USA
  • Adam Bishop, GBR
  • Jon Olav Granli, NOR
  • Frank Okalome, NIG
Group 2 Events:
  1. Loading race with oil drums
  2. Truck pull
  3. Keg toss for height
  4. Deadlift
  5. Viking press
  6. Atlas Stones


WSM 2016 Group 3


Group 3:
  • Derek Devaughan, USA
  • Terry Hollands, GBR
  • Hafthor Bjornsson, ISL
  • Colm Woulfe, NZW
  • Johnny Hansson, SWE
  • Konstantine Janashia, GEO
Group 3 Events:
  1. Loading race with TBD
  2. Fingal's Fingers
  3. Keg toss for height
  4. Deadlift
  5. Dumbbell press
  6. Atlas Stones


WSM 2016 Group 4


Group 4:
  • Laurence Shahlei, GBR
  • Mikkel Leicht, DEN
  • Bryan Benzel, USA
  • Jean-Francois Caron, CAN
  • Misha Shivlyakov, RUS
  • Ari Gunnarsson, ISL
Group 4 Events:
  1. Loading Race with oil drums
  2. Hercules Hold
  3. Truck Pull
  4. Squat lift
  5. Dumbbell press
  6. Atlas Stones


WSM 2016 Group 5


Group 5:
  • Benedikt Magnusson, ISL
  • Mateusz Kieliszkowski, POL
  • Brian Shaw, USA
  • Eben Le Roux, AUS
  • Charlie Gough, GBR
  • Gerhard Van Staten, RSA
Group 5 Events:
  1. Loading Race with TBD
  2. Truck Pull
  3. Keg toss for height
  4. Deadlift
  5. Viking Press
  6. Atlas Stones

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