Originally from Latvia, Martins Licis achieved an astounding 6th place finish in his rookie year at World’s Strongest Man. The exuberant gym owner and personal trainer has quickly established himself as not just a fan favourite, but a bookies' favourite too.
“The Dragon,” as he is known, is the protégé of strongman legend Odd Haugen. He arrived in California aged just 20 and continues to live in Los Angeles. Winning his first strongman show in 2015, he followed his 6th place 2016 WSM finish with a 4th place finish in 2017. Martins' future World's Strongest Man credentials have been endorsed by arguably the greatest strongman ever, Zydrunas Savickas, who tipped him as one of a handful of athletes with the future of the sport in their hands.
2017 WSM: 4th Place
3 times WSM Competitor
3rd place Giants Live Iceland, 2016