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Brian Shaw of Lupton, CO won the contest over an international field to capture the 8th Annual Arnold Strongman Classic title. Shaw received a $45,000 check and the Louis Cyr trophy by Gerard Dente of MHP, an Audemars Piquet watch from Shane Dixon of Ricart.com, and congratulations from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shaw set three world records, in the Dead Lift, Manhood Stones and Timber Carry. Shaw astonished the crowd by lifting a 535 lb. round stone over a 4 ft. bar for a new world record.
Finishing seven points behind Shaw in second was Mike Jenkins. This was Jenkins first pro show, he won the amateur contest in 2010. He received $20,000 from Brian Cavanaugh of GNC.
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The order of the other finishers was:
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