The annual World’s Strongest Nation (WSN) is a fitting battle of strength between two international superstars. This year, with former World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champions Eddie Hall (2017) and Martins Licis (2019) once again captaining Team UK and Team USA, respectively, the contest is sure to present another entertaining gauntlet in Liverpool, England. That’s especially true now that both superstars know who’s on their team.
On July 22, 2023, the Giants Live organization — which organizes the WSN and promotes the competition — revealed the full rosters for Team UK and Team USA over its Instagram page. Both lineups are star-studded with some of the biggest active names in strongman and strongwoman. The contest is scheduled to take place across the pond on November 18, 2023.
Here’s an overview of the Team UK roster at the 2023 WSN:
2023 World’s Strongest Nation Roster | Team UK
Eddie Hall | Captain
Team UK has a few unique qualities. They are as follows:
Team UK By The Numbers
Two former WSM champions (Hall in 2017, Tom Stoltman from 2021-2022)
Three former World’s Strongest Woman champions (Moore in 2016-2017, 2019, Thompson in 2018, Roberts in 2021)
The current strongwoman deadlift World Record holder (Underdown, 300 kilograms/661.4 pounds from 2021)
The current Wrecking Ball Hold World Record holder (Felix, time of 2:20.49 from 2022)
Here’s a rundown of the Team USA roster at the 2023 WSN:
2023 World’s Strongest Nation Roster | Team USA
Martins Licis | Captain
Team USA also has a few distinctive attributes. They are:
Team USA By The Numbers
One former WSM champion (Licis in 2019)
The two-time reigning Shaw Classic (SC) champion (Mitchell from 2021-2022)
The 2023 Giants Live Strongman Classic (GLSC) champion (Singleton)
The 2023 Arnold Strongwoman Classic (ASWC) champion (Long)
The Dinnie Stones World Record holder (Faires, 31 feet and seven inches from 2023)
The strongwoman Log Lift World Record holder (Carrasquillo, 145.9 kilograms/321.6 pounds from 2023)
With such a diverse catalog of achievements and repertoire of skill sets, the 2023 WSN seems like a balanced duel of strength on paper between both teams.
There aren’t many team-oriented contests in strongman and strongwoman, let alone any like the WSN, that feature so many accomplished athletes. One thing’s for sure — these two squads should put on a unique show in Liverpool this fall.
Featured image: @giantslivestrongman on Instagram
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