GET TO KNOW The Commerce World’s Strongest Man 2015

CATEGORIES: WSM NEWS. | | by Rob Pratt

Finally, the wait is over to witness The Commerce World’s Strongest Man 2015!

On June 25th, at 6:00PM EST, The Commerce World’s Strongest Man will debut a full hour of exciting strength challenges on the CBS Television Network.

Before you tune in, join us in getting to know some of the men competing for the esteemed title: The World’s Strongest Man.

BIG Z (Zydrunas Savickas)

Zydrunas Savickas, worlds strongest man

The Most Consistent Strongman of All Time, 39-year-old Big Z has aged like a fine wine. Growing older has made him wiser, and most importantly – STRONGER!

Lithuania’s pride and joy is a 4X World’s Strongest Man winner, and since 2002, has never finished below 2nd place when competed. Combined, he holds more Top-3 places than any other competitor ever, including legendary WSM Hall of Fame members Jon Pall Sigmarsson and Mariusz Pudzianowski.

Recently, Zydrunas Savickas set the World Record Log Lift (overhead press) at 228kg (503lbs), during the Arnold Classic Brasil. It’s not his first record, and he’s determined not to let it be his last.

THOR (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson)

hafthor bjornsson, worlds strongest man

You may already know him as “The Mountain” from HBO’s Game of Thrones, but you will soon learn to recognize him as Thor, one of the strongest men on Earth.

Hafthor Bjornsson is a young man at 26-years-old, and judging by his past – his future is bright! Iceland’s Strongest Man for four years running, he follows in the footsteps of World’s Strongest Man greats Magnus Ver Magnusson and Jon Pall Sigmarsson.

After four finishes in the Top-3, he’ll look to earn his first victory over Zydrunas Savickas.

THE GIANT (Brian Shaw)

brian shaw, worlds strongest man

At 6-foot-8 (2.03m), 434lbs (197kg), it does not take a vivid imagination to see why he’s named The Giant from Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Brian Shaw is a massive man with strength to match. The only current WSM athlete to defeat Big Z, he is ranked #2 in the world among strongmen. This year, he’ll work to hold Savickas back in second place, in an attempt to earn his 3rd WSM Championship.


eddie hall, worlds strongest man

Eddie Hall finished 6th in the 2014 World’s Strongest Man competition, but after a tremendous World Record setting deadlift at the Arnold Classic in Australia, he’s expected to improve to a Top-5 placement.

Succeeding to lift 462kg (72-stone+) (1018.5lbs) in front of the Terminator, himself, UK’s Eddie Hall earned a spot in the history books, and a whole lot of well-deserved popularity.

THE ELDER (Mike Burke)

Mike Burke, worlds strongest man

At 41-years-old, Mike Burke of the USA is one of the World’s Strongest Man competition’s newest athletes. Beginning his run as a qualifier in 2012, he has gone onto two Top-5 finishes back-to-back in 2013 and ’14.

This year, the 6’6” (1.98m), 335lb (152kg) strongman looks to prove his consistency with another Top-5 placement.

The Commerce World’s Strongest Man 2015

The Commerce World’s Strongest Man 2015 takes place in Putrajaya, Malaysia, and features many more world-class strongmen. You can read the full list of competitors right here, or wait to learn their names and faces on June 25th, at 6:00PM EST, on the CBS Television Network.

This post was written by Dane Curley