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October 18, 2015

World's Strongest Man – Competitors
Thomas Kieller

Facts

  • 153 athletes have participated in the WSM since the first one in 1977.
  • Athlete height average: 1.89 m (6 feet 2 inches).
  • Athlete weight average: 143.07 kg (315.26 pounds).
  • An athlete participates in average to 2.28 WSM.
  • An athlete accumulates in average 83.96 points (in all the WSM that he competed in).
  • An athlete wins in average 2,01 events (in all the WSM that he competed in).
Competitors of the 1991 World's Strongest Man. Competitors of the 1988 World's Strongest Man.
World's Strongest Man competitors
AthleteCountryBirthdayDiedHeightWeightParticipationTimesTotal points (WSM)First place (events)
Jouko AholaFinlandDec. 1, 1970
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
125 kg
(276 lb)
1997 to 199931886
Bill AndersonUnited KingdomJune 6, 1937
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
136 kg
(300 lb)
197911.330
Johannes ĹrsjöSwedenJune 21, 1985
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
155 kg
(340 lb)
2012 and 2013235.50
Gerrit BadenhorstSouth AfricaOct. 10, 1962
1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
147 kg
(324 lb)
1992 to 1996 and 20006193.510
Jamie BarrUnited Kingdom



1999122.50
Ralf BerAustriaApr. 9, 1974
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
136 kg
(300 lb)
2005133.50
Raimunds BergmanisUSSR
(now Latvia)
July 25, 1966
1.92 m
(6 ft 4 in)
140 kg
(309 lb)
1996, 1997, 2002 to 200451762
Jason BergmannUnited StatesMar. 13, 1978
1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
127 kg
(280)
2008 and 20102440
Nick BestUnited StatesJune 6, 1969
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
140 kg
(310 lb)
20101270
Keith BishopUnited StatesMar. 10, 1957
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
129 kg
(285 lb)
1981161.51
Hafţór Júlíus BjörnssonIcelandNov. 26, 1988
2.06 m
(6 ft 9 in)
190 kg
(419 lb)
2011 to 20155226.59
Jerry BlackwellUnited StatesApr. 26, 1949Jan. 22, 19951.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
215 kg
(474 lb)
1979100
Anton BoucherSouth West Africa
(now Namibia)
June 6, 1973Unknown date1.83 m
(6 ft)
135 kg
(298 lb)
1994131.50
Derek BoyerFijiJune 14, 1969
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
138 kg
(304 lb)
1997128.50
Warrick BrantAustraliaNov. 1, 1979
1.78 m
(5 ft 10 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
2014128.50
Rick BrownUnited StatesApr. 4, 1960Jan. 2, 20021.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
190 kg
(418 lb)
1985 and 19862433
Ross BrownerUnited StatesMar. 22, 1954
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
113 kg
(250 lb)
19821350
Jean-Pierre BruloisFranceApr. 18, 1957

140 kg
(308 lb)
1985, 1986 and 1988366.50
Mike BurkeUnited StatesJune 14, 1974
1.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
159 kg
(351 lb)
2013 to 201531190
Geoff CapesUnited KingdomAug. 23, 1949
1.97 m
(6 ft 6 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
1980 to 19867428.515
Jean-François CaronCanadaJune 29, 1982
1.89 m
(6 ft 2 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
2012, 2014 and 20153750
Jon ColeUnited StatesApr. 1, 1943
1.78 m
(5 ft 10 in)

1977121.50
Harolds CollinsUnited StatesMay 25, 1957
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
159 kg
(350 lb)
1993 and 1997252.52
Franco ColumbuItalyAug. 7, 1941
1.65 m
(5 ft 5 in)
83 kg
(182 lb)
1977123.250
Forbes CowanUnited KingdomOct. 16, 1964
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
135 kg
(298 lb)
1994 and 1996270.50
Mike DaytonUnited StatesJan. 1, 1949
1.78 m
(5 ft 10 in)

1977119.251
Pieter de BruynSouth Africa

1.92 m
(6 ft 3 in)
136 kg
(300 lb)
19981460
Cees de VreugdNetherlandsMar. 9, 1952Oct. 7, 19981.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
141 kg
(311 lb)
1985145.52
Cleve DeanUnited StatesDec. 15, 1953May 10, 20112.01 m
(6 ft 7 in)
211 kg
(465 lb)
1979 and 1980247.41
Rob DixonUnited KingdomJuly 13, 1964
1.75 m
(5 ft 8 in)
120 kg
(265 lb)
2000150
Boris DjerassiIsraelFeb. 3, 1952


1978115.230
Geoff DolanCanadaApr. 17, 1974
1.89 m
(6 ft 2 in)
132 kg
(291 lb)
20031210
Zbigniew Bishop DolegiewiczCanadaJuly 8, 1953Oct. 29, 20081.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)
140 kg
(308 lb)
1980 and 198121021
Gerard du PrieNetherlands

1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
118 kg
(260 lb)
1980135.50
Josph DubeUnited StatesFeb. 15, 1944
1.83 m
(6 ft)
146 kg
(322 lb)
1979114.40
Bill DunnUnited States


163 kg
(360 lb)
1982140.50
Jarek DymekPolandJan. 21, 1971
1.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
132 kg
(291 lb)
2001 to 2003, 2005 and 200651290
Gregor EdmundsUnited KingdomApr. 25, 1977
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
120 kg
(265 lb)
2002127.50
Roger EkstromFinland



1985125.50
Gregg ErnstCanadaSept. 30, 1961
1.83 m
(6 ft)
148 kg
(326 lb)
1991 and 1992267.51
Laszlo FeketeHungaryJan. 28, 1985
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
130 kg
(287 lb)
1988 to 1990 and 19994972
Mark FelixGrenadaApr. 17, 1966
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
140 kg
(309 lb)
2006, 2007 and 20153512
Lou FerrignoUnited StatesNov. 9, 1951
1.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)
126 kg
(278 lb)
1977127.52
Dominic FiliouCanadaFeb. 14, 1977
1.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)
182 kg
(402 lb)
20051420
George FrennUnited StatesDec. 26, 1941June 26, 20061.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
111 kg
(245 lb)
19771100
John GambleUnited States

1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
132 kg
(290 lb)
1982 and 198321032
Hugo GirardCanadaDec. 20, 1971
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
152 kg
(335 lb)
1998 to 20036168.52
Billy GrahamUnited StatesJune 7, 1943
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
143 kg
(315 lb)
19801370
Yngre GustavssonSweden



1984121.50
Ernie HackettUnited States


136 kg
(300 lb)
1984165.52
Eddie HallUnited KingdomJan. 15, 1988
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
172 kg
(380 lb)
2014 and 2015277.50
Alan HallbergNew Zealand



19831220
Jerry HannanUnited States


154 kg
(340 lb)
1980 and 19812113.51
Arild HaugenNorwayDec. 30, 1985
1.89 m
(6 ft 2 in)
140 kg
(309 lb)
20081261
George HechterUnited StatesAug. 14, 1961
1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
155 kg
(341 lb)
19851361
Lard HedlundSwedenJan. 24, 1949
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
140 kg
(308 lb)
1978 to 19803163.55
Manfred HoeberlAustriaMay 12, 1964
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
135 kg
(298 lb)
1991, 1993 and 19943113.53
Terry HollandsUnited KingdomJune 6, 1979
1.99 m
(6 ft 6 in)
180 kg
(397 lb)
2006 to 20149276.53
Jim HoughUnited StatesAug. 4, 1946
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
122 kg
(270 lb)
1982136.50
Louis-Philippe JeanCanadaAug. 15, 1984
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
2009114.50
Mike JenkinsUnited StatesNov. 3, 1982Nov. 28, 20131.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
182 kg
(401 lb)
2011 to 2013379.53
Dave JohnsUnited StatesAug. 5, 1945
1.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
98 kg
(216 lb)
1979120
Svend KarlsenNorwayOct. 6, 1967
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
138 kg
(304)
1997, 1999 to 200472367
Ervin KatonaYougoslavia
(now Serbia)
Jan. 5, 1977
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
2010 to 20123420
Bill KazmaierUnited StatesDec. 30, 1953
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
152 kg
(335 lb)
1979 to 1982, 1988 and 19896380.520
Doyle KenadyUnited StatesAug. 29, 1948
1.75 m
(5 ft 10 in)
143 kg
(315)
19831240
Larry KidneyUnited StatesAug. 29, 1939

128 kg
(283 lb)
1980144.50
Ilkka KinnunenFinland

1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
133 kg
(293 lb)
19921190
Riku KiriFinlandApr. 5, 1963
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
1993, 1994, 1996 and 19984165.56
Mikhail KoklyaevUSSR
(now Russia)
Dec. 17, 1978
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
165 kg
(364 lb)
2010 and 20132480
John KolbUnited StatesAug. 30, 1947
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
118 kg
(260 lb)
1978 and 1979269.835
Rudolf KüsterWest Germany
(now Germany)
Apr. 7, 1955Nov. 6, 20121.87 m
(6 ft 2 in)
130 kg
(287 lb)
1984 and 19892540
Vytautas LalasUSSR
(now Lithuania)
July 21, 1982
1.78 m
(5 ft 10)
160 kg
(353 lb)
2011 to 2013378.50
Tom MageeCanadaJuly 1, 1958
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
129 kg
(285 lb)
1982, 1983 and 19853149.54
Dusko MarkovicCanada

1.87 m
(6 ft 2 in)
136 kg
(300 lb)
1986 and 1989251.50
Curt MarshUnited StatesAug. 25, 1959
1.95 m
(6 ft 5 in)
129 kg
(285 lb)
19821641
Phil MartinUnited StatesOct. 27, 1964
1.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
163 kg
(359 lb)
19951400
Jesse MarundeUnited StatesJuly 25, 1979July 25, 20071.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
20051461
John MatuszakUnited StatesOct. 25, 1950June 17, 19892.03 m
(6 ft 8 in)
140 kg
(308 lb)
1978140
René MinkwitzDenmarkFeb. 7, 1970
1.99 m
(6 ft 6 in)
142 kg
(313)
1999110
Tarmo MittUSSR
(now Estonia)
May 22, 1977
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
157 kg
(346 lb)
2005 to 20084102.51
Martin MuhrWest Germany
(now Germany)
June 17, 1971
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
128 kg
(282 lb)
2000 and 20012801
Kevin NeeUnited StatesAug. 21, 1985
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
127 kg
(280 lb)
20071310
Elbrus NigmatulinUSSR
(now Russia)
Mar. 30, 1974
1.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
130 kg
(286 lb)
20051300
Ilkka NummistoFinlandApr. 24, 1944
1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
146 kg
(322 lb)
1986, 1988 to 1990 and 19925135.51
Robert OberstUnited States

2.03 m
(6 ft 8 in)
182 kg
(401 lb)
20131140
Pius OchiengKenyaJuly 20, 1960
1.68 m
(5 ft 6 in)
99 kg
(218 lb)
1984118.50
Jorma OjanahoFinlandFeb. 23, 1970
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
135 kg
(298)
1996132.51
Chris OkonkwoNigeriaApr. 29, 1941
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
125 kg
(276 lb)
1983125.50
Torfi ÓlafssonIcelandApr. 13, 1965
2.00 m
(6 ft 6 in)
170 kg
(375 lb)
1997 to 19993941
Brian OldfieldUnited StatesJune 1, 1945
1.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)
125 kg
(276 lb)
19781121
Heinz OlleschWest Germany
(now Germany)
Nov. 27, 1966
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
1995 and 1997289.51
Joe OnosaiWestern SamoaOct. 10, 1965
1.94 m
(6 ft 4 in)
174 kg
(384 lb)
1994 and 19952420
Travis OrtmayerUnited StatesAug. 9, 1981
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
1995 and 1997289.51
Dave OstlundUnited StatesMay 7, 1981
2.01 m
(6 ft 7 in)
161 kg
(355 lb)
2005, 2007 to 2009 and 20145176.50
Ken PateraUnited StatesNov. 7, 1942
1.87 m
(6 ft 2 in)
130 kg
(286 lb)
19771341
Jessen PaulinCanadaMay 29, 1974
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
135 kg
(298 lb)
20031291
James PerryUnited States

1.83 m
(6 ft)
196 kg
(432 lb)
19921250
Johnny PerryUnited StatesOct. 24, 1972Nov. 21, 20021.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
175 kg
(386 lb)
20021420
Stefán Sölvi PéturssonIcelandMar. 20, 1986
1.95 m
(6 ft 5 in)
164 kg
(362 lb)
2010 and 2011255.50
Phil PfisterUnited StatesMay 15, 1971
1.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
155 kg
(342 lb)
1998, 2000, 2001, 2006 to 200972689
Mark PhilippiUnited StatesMar. 21, 1963
1.83 m
(6 ft)
136 kg
(300 lb)
1997 and 1998258.51
Stago PiczkoNetherlands


171 kg
(378 lb)
19811590
Durwin PiperUnited States


186 kg
(410 lb)
19811581
Don PopeUnited StatesJan. 10, 1972
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
2005 to 2007399.50
Daniel PoulinCanada



19841221
Derek PoundstoneUnited StatesSept. 28, 1981
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
154 kg
(340 lb)
2008 to 20114153.52
Wayne PriceSouth Africa

1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
1995138.50
Jerry PritchettUnited StatesDec. 18, 1980
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
163 kg
(360 lb)
2014 and 20152370
Mariusz PudzianowskiPolandFeb. 7, 1977
1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
140 kg
(309 lb)
2000, 2002 to 2009946123
Ivan PutskiPolandJan. 21, 1941
1.73 m
(5 ft 8 in)
110 kg
(243 lb)
197815.40
Joe QuigleyAustraliaDec. 5, 1961


1988123.50
Krzysztof RadzikowskiPolandAug. 18, 1981
1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
2012132.50
Juha-Matti RäsänenFinlandMay 19, 1974
1.98 m
(6 ft 6 in)
132 kg
(291 lb)
2001 and 20022640
Flemming RasmussenDenmarkMar. 12, 1968
1.97 m
(6 ft 6 in)
160 kg
(353 lb)
1995 to 199731353
Henrik RavnDenmark

1.82 m
(6 ft)
123 kg
(271 lb)
19931230
Andrew RaynesUnited KingdomApr. 7, 1973
1.65 m
(5 ft 5 in)
123 kg
(271 lb)
2001118.50
Jamie ReevesUnited KingdomMay 3, 1962
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
146 kg
(322 lb)
1988, 1989 and 199231645
Don ReinhoudtUnited StatesMar. 5, 1945
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
1978 to 19803149.87
Gus RethwischUnited States

1.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)

1978116.730
Magnus SamuelssonSwedenDec. 21, 1969
2.00 m
(6 ft 7 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
1995, 1997 to 2004 and 20071041713
Dimitar SavatinovBulgariaMay 5, 1980
1.75 m
(5 ft 9 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
20151220
Žydrunas SavickasUSSR
(now Lithuania)
July 15, 1975
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
175 kg
(386 lb)
2002 to 2004, 2009 to 20151050018
Laurence ShahlaeiUnited KingdomDec. 25, 1982
1.89 m
(6 ft 2 in)
150 kg
(331 lb)
2009, 2011 and 2014382.50
Brian ShawUnited StatesFeb. 26, 1982
2.03 m
(6 ft 8 in)
188 kg
(415 lb)
2009 to 20157355.512
Mikhael ShivlyakovUSSR
(now Russia)
April 30, 1980
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
133 kg
(293 lb)
20151130
Jón Páll SigmarssonIcelandApr. 28, 1960Jan. 16, 19931.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
133 kg
(293 lb)
1983 to 1986, 1988 to 1990736519
Adrian SmithUnited KingdomMar. 18, 1964
1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
121 kg
(266 lb)
1990133.51
Markku SuonenvirtaFinlandApr. 12, 1955
1.84 m
(6 ft)
127 kg
(280 lb)
1991125.51
Gary TaylorUnited KingdomOct. 14, 1961
1.83 m
(6 ft 1 in)
130 kg
(287 lb)
1991 to 1993 and 19954178.56
Henning ThorsenDenmarkOct. 20, 1959
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
137 kg
(302 lb)
1990 to 19923123.53
Slawomir ToczekPolandMay 10, 1975
1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
127 kg
(276 lb)
2006120.50
Aap UspenskiUSSR
(now Estonia)
July 17, 1966
1.88 m
(6 ft 2 in)
112 kg
(246 lb)
1990125.50
Regin VagadalFaroe IslandsMar. 22, 1970
1.86 m
(6 ft 1 in)
137 kg
(302 lb)
1996 and 20002500
Tjalling van den BoschNetherlandsJune 28, 1958
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
140 kg
(308 lb)
1990128.50
Ted van der ParreNetherlandsSept. 21, 1955
2.13 m
(7 ft)
157 kg
(346 lb)
1991, 1992 and 19943105.53
Marko VaralahtiFinland

2.01 m
(6 ft 7 in)
140 kg
(309 lb)
1995148.53
Berend VenebergNetherlandsNov. 5, 1963
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
130 kg
(287 lb)
1993, 1998 and 19993760
Magnús Ver MagnússonIcelandApr. 22, 1963
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
130 kg
(287 lb)
1991 to 19966340.512
Raivis VidzisUSSR
(now Latvia)
Mar. 22, 1976
1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
125 kg
(276 lb)
20061260
Vasyl VirastyukUSSR
(now Ukraine)
Apr. 22, 1974
1.91 m
(6 ft 3 in)
145 kg
(320 lb)
2003 and 20042803
Janne VirtanenFinlandNov. 16, 1969
1.96 m
(6 ft 5 in)
135 kg
(298 lb)
1999 to 2001 and 200541993
Dave WaddingtonUnited StatesOct. 5, 1952
1.83 m
(6 ft)
147 kg
(325 lb)
1981, 1982 and 19843164.53
Klaus WallasAustriaMar. 31, 1953
1.89 m
(6 ft 2 in)
110 kg
(243 lb)
19861220
Sebastian WentaPolandMay 4, 1975
2.00 m
(6 ft 7 in)
155 kg
(342 lb)
2006 to 20083128.53
Martin WildauerAustriaNov. 27, 1987
1.90 m
(6 ft 3 in)
144 kg
(317 lb)
20141220
Bruce WilhelmUnited StatesJuly 13, 1945
1.93 m
(6 ft 4 in)
148 kg
(326 lb)
1977 and 19782137.588
O.D. WilsonUnited StatesSept. 12, 1954Oct. 29, 19911.95 m
(6 ft 5 in)
184 kg
(406 lb)
1990 and 1991278.53
Ab WoldersNetherlandsJune 10, 1951
1.83 m
(6 ft)
125 kg
(276 lb)
1984, 1986, 1988 and 198941805
Craig WolfleyUnited StatesMay 19, 1958
1.85 m
(6 ft 2 in)
129 kg
(285 lb)
19811630
Jack WrightUnited States

1.80 m
(5 ft 11 in)
112 kg
(248 lb)
1978100
Simon WulfseNetherlandsJan. 12, 1952
1.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
120 kg
(264 lb)
19831471
Bob YoungUnited StatesSept. 3, 1942June 17, 19951.85 m
(6 ft 1 in)
131 kg
(288 lb)
1977 and 1979265.581
Joe ZaliezniakUnited States


127 kg
(280 lb)
19811481
Wout ZijlstraNetherlandsAug. 4, 1964
1.97 m
(6 ft 6 in)
134 kg
(295 lb)
1998 and 2001290.50