Trey Mitchell is the winner of the 2023 North America’s Strongest Man (NASM). The American competitor prevailed in the contest that took place on July 15-16, 2023, in Victoriaville, Canada. It’s Mitchell’s first victory of the 2023 strongman season after finishing in fourth place at the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC), the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM), and the 2023 Giants Live Strongman Classic (GLSC). It’s also Mitchell’s first win since his successful title defense at the 2022 Shaw Classic (SC). He will try to retain that title once again in Loveland, CO, in August 2023.
Joining Mitchell on the NASM podium was the United States’ Lucas Hatton (second place) and Canada’s Wesley Derwinsky (third). According to his page on Strongman Archives, Hatton has now finished as the runner-up in two consecutive contests after a second-place result at the 2023 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships (AASWC). Meanwhile, with his third-place finish, Derwinsky has now stood on a podium in five of seven career strongman competitions.
The 2023 NASM featured eight events over two days, which were as follows: Max Log Lift, Fingal’s Fingers and Yoke Medley, Atlas Stones, Truck Pull, Wheelbarrow Carry, Car Deadlift, Viking Press, and Power Stairs. Twelve competitors participated in the competition.
Here are the final standings for the roster:
2023 North America’s Strongest Man Results
- Trey Mitchell (United States) — 76.5 points | Champion
- Lucas Hatton (United States) — 71 points
- Wesley Derwinsky (Canada) — 71 points
- Maxime Boudreault (Canada) — 64 points
- Frédérick Rhéaume (Canada) — 63 points
- Gabriel Rhéaume (Canada) — 62 points
- Joey Lavallée (Canada) — 56.5 points
- Sean Hayes (Canada) — 41.5 points
- Spenser Remick (United States) — 39.5 points
- Andrew Montoya (United States) — 28 points
- Ben Court (Canada) — 19 points
- Mitch Hughes (United States) — 19 points
To win the 2023 NASM title, Mitchell dominantly took first in five of eight events. Here’s an overview of the athlete’s performance in every event, including his corresponding finish:
Trey Mitchell | 2023 North America’s Strongest Man Event By Event Performance
- Max Log Lift — 200 kilograms (Tied for first place)
- Fingal’s Fingers and Yoke Medley — 34.38 seconds (First place)
- Atlas Stones — Five in 40.33 seconds (First place)
- Truck Pull — 52.7 seconds (Fourth place)
- Wheelbarrow Carry — No lift (Twelfth place)
- Car Deadlift — 11 reps (First place)
- Viking Press — 16 reps (First place)
- Power Stairs — [time not disclosed] (Sixth place)
The 2023 NASM was Mitchell’s debut at the contest. In 2014, when the NASM was last held, four-time WSM champion (2011, 2013, 2015-2016) Brian Shaw claimed victory. It may be fitting that Mitchell spent his 30th birthday, which fell on the final day of the contest, earning such prestigious status.
Mitchell’s name and reputation have grown plenty beyond his status as a two-time defending SC champion. However, if he can stack a three-peat and, with it, earn a new title of “The Strongest Man on Earth” on top of some recent performances, his billing as a superstar will be undebatable.
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