The United Kingdom will look to defend their title against the USA as Liverpool hosts the World’s Strongest Nation this weekend. 

The last time the two powerhouse nations met, Team UK won by a landslide 17 points to nine.

But it was not as easy as the scorecard shows, as the US mounted a comeback before the UK won the last two competitions of the night to secure the win.

This year’s event at the M&S Bank Arena will consist of a mix of competitions. Four will be a team relay style and the other three will be for individual best performance.

Team events will include sandbag steeplechase, farmer’s carry, tug of war and power stairs. Individual events will be axle deadlift, circus dumbbell and wrecking ball hold.

Former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall will captain Team UK in what is tipped to be a ferocious battle. 


  • Gavin Bilton.
  • Rebecca Roberts.
  • Mark Felix.
  • Donna Moore.
  • Luke Stoltman.
  • Andrea Thompson.
  • Tom Stoltman.
  • Lucy Underdown.

Meanwhile Team USA skipper Martin Licis, calls to action:

  • Rob Kearney.
  • Inez Carrasquillo.
  • Evan Singleton.
  • Gabi Dixson.
  • Kevin Faires.
  • Nadia Stowers.
  • Spencer Remick.
  • Erin Murray.

There are two changes for Team UK from last year’s competition with the Stoltman brothers replacing legend Adam Bishop and Graham Hicks. Lucy Underdown is also added to the squad.

Meanwhile team USA will swap Bobby Thompson and Trey Mitchell for Singleton (T-Rex) and Rob Kearney, and the adding of rooster Murray.

Felix the Miracle Man will be the oldest in the squad at 57.

Will Team USA’s perfect combination of youth and experience be able to snatch the title of the strongest nation from the hands of the UK?