2022 England’s Strongest Man and Woman Results — Lucy Underdown and Paul Smith Take Charge


The respective winners of the 2022 England’s Strongest Man and Woman are strongman Paul Smith and strongwoman Lucy Underdown.

Smith successfully captured the victory in the strength competition by overcoming Andrew Flynn by a single point. Meanwhile, in line with recent achievements from training, Underdown won all five events in a dominant performance to notch the second win of her career. The Ultimate Strongman organizing body facilitated this year’s contest, which took place on August 28, 2022, in Warrington, England.

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Here’s a rundown of the standings for the Men’s portion of the contest:

2022 England’s Strongest Man Rankings

  1. Paul Smith — 51 points
  2. Andrew Flynn — 50 points
  3. Lewis Packham — 46 points
  4. Daniel Cave — 40 points
  5. Ellis Vine — 35 points
  6. Joe Oliver — 29.5 points
  7. Mason Fessey — 28 points
  8. Josh Norton — 28 points
  9. Dean Evans — 25 points
  10. Dan Hewson — 23 points
  11. Joe Bromiley — 19 points
  12. John Ford — 6.5 points

Here’s a rundown of the standings for the Women’s portion of the contest:

2022 England’s Strongest Woman Rankings

  1. Lucy Underdown — 40 points
  2. Katie Smith — 27 points
  3. Shannon Clifford — 24 points
  4. Becca Worgan — 23.5 points
  5. Chloe Brennan — 22 points
  6. Naomi Hadley — 20 points
  7. Nadine Guy — 11.5 points
  8. Andrea Seed — 5 points

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Men’s Recap

Here’s an overview of how the Men’s competitors fared in each event during their contest portion.

Event One — Farmer’s Walk 

The first event for the Men was a Farmer’s Walk for time with implements of 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds). None of the competitors made it the entire distance. Andrew Flynn had the farthest carry of 27.82 meters, giving him the event victory.  

  1. Andrew Flynn — 27.82 meters
  2. Paul Smith — 21.22 meters
  3. Ellis Vine — 18.25 meters
  4. Lewis Packham — 7.53 meters
  5. Josh Norton — 7.48 meters
  6. Daniel Cave — 7 meters
  7. Joe Bromiley — 6.78 meters
  8. Dean Evans — 2.29 meters
  9. Joe Oliver — 1.35 meters
  10. John Ford — Zero meters
  11. Mason Fessey — Zero meters
  12. Dan Hewson — Zero meters

Event Two — Block Press

During the second event, the athletes had the task of completing a Block Press with four separate implements. The fastest time would win out in a situation with a tie. After a second-place result to start, Smith took the overall lead by completing his presses nearly five seconds ahead of the next best competitor

  1. Paul Smith — Four in 52.96 seconds
  2. Lewis Packham — Four in 57.95 seconds
  3. Mason Fessey — Four in 64.58 seconds
  4. Andrew Flynn — Three in 48.63 seconds
  5. Josh Norton — Three in 53.13 seconds
  6. Joe Oliver — Three in 66.64 seconds
  7. Dan Hewson — Two in 23.96 seconds
  8. Daniel Cave — Two in 28.55 seconds
  9. Ellis Vine — Two in 35.34 seconds
  10. Dean Evans — One in 12.06 seconds
  11. Joe Bromiley — None completed
  12. John Ford — None completed

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Event Three — Tire Flip

The third event of the contest gave the Men’s athletes the task of flipping a massive tire for 30 meters in 75 seconds. Daniel Cave was just one of two competitors to finish and beat Joe Oliver by fractions of a second for the event win. 

  1. Daniel Cave — 74.23 seconds
  2. Joe Oliver — 74.95 seconds
  3. Paul Smith — 18 meters
  4. Andrew Flynn — 18 meters
  5. Lewis Packham — 18 meters
  6. Mason Fessey — 14 meters
  7. Ellis Vine — 12 meters
  8. Josh Norton — 12 meters
  9. Dan Hewson — 12 meters
  10. Dean Evans — Four meters
  11. Joe Bromiley — Two meters
  12. John Ford — Two meters

Event Four — Max Deadlift

The winner of this event was straightforward. Whoever could deadlift the most weight with one rep would get the victory. Dean Evans won by being the only athlete to pull at least 400 kilograms (881.8 pounds)

  1. Dean Evans — 400 kilograms (881.8 pounds)
  2. Daniel Cave — 380 kilograms (837.7 pounds)
  3. Dan Hewson — 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds)
  4. Paul Smith — 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds)
  5. Andrew Flynn — 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds)
  6. Lewis Packham — 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds)
  7. Ellis Vine — 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds)
  8. Mason Fessey — 340 kilograms (749.6 pounds)
  9. John Ford — 340 kilograms (749.6 pounds)
  10. Josh Norton — 340 kilograms (749.6 pounds)
  11. Joe Oliver — 320 kilograms (705.5 pounds)
  12. Joe Bromiley — 320 kilograms (705.5 pounds)

Event Five — Atlas Stones

In strongman tradition, the Atlas Stones closed the competition. At the time of this article’s publication, it is unclear how the below results were tabulated. Breaking Muscle will update with all relevant information at the soonest notice. 

  1. Andrew Flynn — 12 points
  2. Paul Smith — 11 points
  3. Joe Bromiley — 10 points
  4. Lewis Packham — Nine points
  5. Ellis Vine — Eight points
  6. Daniel Cave — Five points
  7. Joe Oliver — Six points
  8. Mason Fessey — Seven points
  9. Josh Norton — Three points
  10. Dean Evans — Two points
  11. Dan Hewson — Four points
  12. John Ford — One point

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Women’s Recap

Here’s an overview of how the Women’s competitors fared in each event during their contest portion.

Event One — Anvil Walk

The Women’s first event was a 25-meter walk with a 50-kilogram (110.2 pounds) anvil. Underdown took charge with the event win and a walk under seven seconds

  1. Lucy Underdown — 6.63 seconds
  2. Shannon Clifford — 7.5 seconds
  3. Katie Smith — 10.41 seconds
  4. Naomi Hadley — 10.41 seconds
  5. Becca Worgan — 10.44 seconds
  6. Nadine Guy — 22.71 seconds
  7. Chloe Brennan — 42.03 seconds
  8. Andrea Seed — 67.9 seconds

Event Two — Max Deadlift

Underdown holds the All-Time Strongwoman World Record deadlift and showed that skill during this event. In an eventual victory, Underdown’s top pull was 10 kilograms (22 pounds) more than the next best athlete

  1. Lucy Underdown — 240 kilograms (529.1 pounds)
  2. Katie Smith — 230 kilograms (507 pounds)
  3. Naomi Hadley — 230 kilograms (507 pounds)
  4. Shannon Clifford — 220 kilograms (485 pounds)
  5. Chloe Brennan — 200 kilograms (440.9 pounds)
  6. Nadine Guy — 200 kilograms (440.9 pounds)
  7. Andrea Seed — 180 kilograms (396.8 pounds)
  8. Becca Worgan — No successful attempt

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Event Three — Bag Toss Medley

The bags from the Bag Toss Medley ranged from 10 to 18 kilograms (22 to 39.6 pounds). The fastest finisher was the winner, which was once again Underdown (five in 19.62 seconds)

  1. Lucy Underdown — Five in 19.62 seconds
  2. Becca Worgan — Four in 33.72 seconds
  3. Shannon Clifford — Four in 41.08 seconds
  4. Chloe Brennan — Three in 12.73 seconds
  5. Naomi Hadley — Three in 20.21 seconds
  6. Katie Smith — Three in 33.51 seconds
  7. Nadine Guy — Two in 20.62 seconds
  8. Andrea Seed — One in 27.39 seconds

Event Four — Circus Dumbell Press

Note: The full results for the Women’s Circus Dumbbell Press are unclear at this time. Breaking Muscle will update this article as soon as all information is ready. At the time of this writing, all that is clear is Underdown made it four of four event wins

Event Five — Atlas Stones

The famous Atlas Stones made an appearance as the closing event for the Women. The fifth and last stone weighed 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds). Underdown capped a perfect performance with a fifth event win by lifting all five of her stones in just over 30 seconds

  1. Lucy Underdown — Five in 30.07 seconds
  2. Katie Smith — Five in 35.49 seconds
  3. Becca Worgan — Four in 36.97 seconds
  4. Chloe Brennan — Four in 45.85 seconds
  5. Naomi Hadley — Four in 51.87 seconds
  6. Nadine Guy — Three in 19.97 seconds
  7. Shannon Clifford — Three in 23.34 seconds
  8. Andrea Seed — Two in 33.85 seconds

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According to Strongman Archives, this competition win is the second for Smith over the last few months. The strongman from the United Kingdom won the 2022 UK’s Strongest Man in early June. As for Underdown, after starting her career with a few records but no victories, the strongwoman has now won two straight contests. In addition to her win in Warrington, Underdown also won the 2022 Britain’s Strongest Woman in mid-August. 

The careers of both athletes continue to evolve at a promising pace. 

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