The 2023 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) contest is scheduled for April 1, 2023, in Leeds, England, on the First Direct Enviornment. The full roster was launched on Feb. 10, 2023, which incorporates the defending champion, 2020 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Oleksii Novikov of Ukraine.
Two weeks later, the 5 occasions that comprise the single-day 2023 ESM contest had been launched. They’re as follows:
The small print of the above occasions, corresponding to the burden of the logs, load on the barbell, implements for the load & push, or weight of the stones, haven’t been launched on the time of this text’s publication.
Log Press Ladder
With the Stoltman brothers (Tom and Luke) noticeably absent from the 2023 ESM roster, a number of of the occasions, such because the log press and chateau stones, are extra in flux. Luke Stoltman is thought for his overhead energy, however with out him in Leeds, different elite pressers, like Graham Hicks, can step into the highlight.
Pavlo Nakonechnyy is one other standout in urgent occasions. Nonetheless, it’s unclear on the time of this text’s publication if Nakonechnyy will likely be 100% bodily healed from the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional by the point the 2023 ESM rolls in.
Nakonechnyy injured his knee in Columbus, OH, throughout the Elephant Bar Deadlift occasion however continued within the competitors. He stumbled out of the Timber Body throughout the remaining carry occasion resulting from additional tweaking of mentioned harm.
Deadlift for Reps
The Deadlift for Reps occasion will doubtless be probably the most aggressive of the 5 occasions. The roster is stacked with powerhouse monsters within the occasion, together with Novikov, who holds the tire deadlift world report; Rauno Heinla, who holds the silver greenback deadlift world report; Konstantine Janashia, Adam Bishop, and extra.