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Tom Stoltman

Competing at The USA Strongman Championships & World Deadlift Championships 2024
Nickname The Albatross Date of birth 30/05/1994 Country Scotland Height 2.03m (6ft 8in) Weight 175kg (386lbs)
About Tom Stoltman

Life

Tom Stoltman, one of the Stoltman brothers, is a two-time World’s Strongest Man winner from Invergordon in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. The 29-year-old is the younger brother of 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man, Luke Stoltman. The Stoltman brothers are regarded as the strongest siblings in history and the only brothers to have both competed at the World’s Strongest Man finals.

At 6’ 8” (2.03m) and 29 stone, Tom is a true giant, even among the supersized behemoths of strongman. “The Albatross,” as he is known because of his huge arm span, is the first Scot to ever win World’s Strongest Man and is a world record holder in the Atlas Stones.

At just 5 years of age Tom was diagnosed with autism. It’s something he is proud to speak about in order to inspire other young people with the same condition. Tom has often stated that for his strongman career his autism has been a positive influence, as it has helped him to maintain a focused and single-minded approach to achieving his goals. He has referred to it as his superpower!

Career

At 29 years of age Tom has already achieved a huge amount in his career, although the best may be yet to come. He began competing in strongman at 18 and by the age of 20 was making the podium at Scotland’s Strongest Man. Scottish titles came quickly, but not before making his debut at World’s Strongest Man in 2017. Within four years Tom had captured the world’s most prestigious title, as well as Britain’s Strongest Man, achieving this remarkable double in 2021.

Tom was able to successfully defend his title in 2022, defeating Martins Licis and Oleksii Novikov by some 10.5 points in Sacramento, California. Tom has also finished runner-up on two occasions, most recently in 2023 where he was beaten to a third successive title by Mitchell Hooper.

Best Title

In 2021 Tom achieved what so many strongmen set out to accomplish, yet so few succeed in doing, by winning the 2021 World’s Strongest Man title in Sacramento, California. Tom defeated four-time winner Brian Shaw (USA) and Canada’s Maxime Boudreault. On his way to victory, The Invergordon Goliath, as he is sometimes known, won three of the final’s six events, including victories in the Giant’s Medley, Titan’s Turntable and the Atlas Stones.

Competition Results

  • World’s Strongest Man
    • Winner: 2021, 2022
    • Runner-up: 2020, 2023
  • Britain’s Strongest Man
    • Winner: 2021, 2022, 2024
    • Runner-up: 2020, 3rd place: 2019
  • Arnold Strongman Classic: 2023 – 6th place, 2022 – 7th place
  • Giants Live
    • Strongman Classic: 2023 – Runner-up, 2021 – 5th place
    • World Tour Finals 2021: 3rd place
    • Rogue Invitational 2021: Runner-up
  • Shaw Classic 2023: 3rd place
  • Scotland’s Strongest Man
    • Winner: 2018, 2019
    • Runner-up: 2015, 2016, 2017

Best Lifts

Tom’s best competition lifts:

  • Deadlift (strongman rules): 430kg (947lb)
  • 18-inch Deadlift: 478kg (1,054lb)
  • Log Lift: 190kg (419lb)
  • Axle Press: 190kg (418lb)
  • Atlas Stones: 5 in 16.01 sec (World Record for Giants Live 100kg – 180kg)
  • Single Atlas Stone: 286kg (630lb) – World Record
  • Keg Toss for Height: 7.50m (24.6 ft) with 15kg (33lb) keg

Tom’s best training lifts:

  • Log Press: 215kg (474lb)
  • Deadlift: 420kg (924lb) x 2 reps
  • Axle deadlift: 400kg (880lb)
  • Squat: 345kg (761lb)

Present Day

2022 was a sparse competitive year for The Albatross, but he has been much busier in 2023, having competed at all the main contests, including World’s Strongest Man, where he finished 2nd, the Arnold Classic, the Strongman Classic and the Shaw Classic. He will be rounding off the season with appearances at the World Tour Finals as well as the UK vs USA World’s Strongest Nation contest in Liverpool.

Media

Following his 2021 World’s Strongest Man win, Tom made numerous TV appearances, including BBC1’s Breakfast show, The Nine and ITV’s This Morning.

Both Tom and his brother Luke have a growing online presence with over 230,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel, Stoltman Brothers. @tomstoltmanofficial on Instagram is another way to keep up with Tom’s life and training. His channel Stoltman Brothers has over 400k followers.

Tom has also filled many column inches in the online and printed press, featuring, not surprisingly, The Scotsman, where Tom has sought to reach out to other young people dealing with special educational needs. Stoltman calls his autism “just another additional hurdle we have to get over.”

Videos of Tom Stoltman

4:39

Luke Stoltman | 3x World’s Strongest Man!

Luke Stoltman | 3x World’s Strongest Man!
6:15

Tom Stoltman wins NEW EVENT Blacksmith Medley | BSM 2024

Tom Stoltman wins NEW EVENT Blacksmith Medley | BSM 2024
6:44

Tom Stoltman | Britain’s Strongest Man 2024 – Highlights

Tom Stoltman | Britain’s Strongest Man 2024 – Highlights
3:05

ADAM BISHOP – 400kg/882lbs x 5 reps

ADAM BISHOP – 400kg/882lbs x 5 reps
15:05

Did we just witness the HEAVIEST strongman competition of all time?!

Did we just witness the HEAVIEST strongman competition of all time?!
3:06

Tom Stoltman vs Adam Bishop – 400kg/882lbs deadlift for reps!

Tom Stoltman vs Adam Bishop – 400kg/882lbs deadlift for reps!
1:14:38

World’s Strongest Nation 2023: UK vs USA

World’s Strongest Nation 2023: UK vs USA
3:41

Is this the closest race in Strongman? Mitch Hooper vs Tom Stoltman

Is this the closest race in Strongman? Mitch Hooper vs Tom Stoltman
4:10

200kg/441lb Log Presses! | World Tour Finals 2023

200kg/441lb Log Presses! | World Tour Finals 2023
3:49

UK vs USA | WORLD’S STRONGEST TUG OF WAR

UK vs USA | WORLD’S STRONGEST TUG OF WAR
17:31

Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?

Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?
8:15

Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!

Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!
18:03

Strongman Classic 2023 – INSANE finish

Strongman Classic 2023 – INSANE finish
16:46

IRON BIBY broke AXLE PRESS World Record

IRON BIBY broke AXLE PRESS World Record
24.43

Arnold Strongman Classic UK 2021 – Events 1 & 2

Arnold Strongman Classic UK 2021 – Events 1 & 2
8:09

Tom Stoltman wins 1st Britain’s Strongest Man Title! 💪

Tom Stoltman wins 1st Britain’s Strongest Man Title! 💪
1:48

200KG Shield Carry WORLD RECORD | 360° VR

200KG Shield Carry WORLD RECORD | 360° VR
2:35

200kg/440lbs Shield Carry WORLD RECORD!

200kg/440lbs Shield Carry WORLD RECORD!
7:12

155kg/340lbs Axle Press for REPS!

155kg/340lbs Axle Press for REPS!
8:06

Final STONES SHOWDOWN! Britain’s Strongest Man 2022

Final STONES SHOWDOWN! Britain’s Strongest Man 2022
8:37

New GIANT Castle Stone causes upset!

New GIANT Castle Stone causes upset!
6:34

WOW! 2 World Records in 1 Event!

WOW! 2 World Records in 1 Event!
10:11

Tom Stoltman DESTROYS gym wall while training with Eddie Hall

Tom Stoltman DESTROYS gym wall while training with Eddie Hall
13:59

Tom Stoltman Rise to Greatness

Tom Stoltman Rise to Greatness
7:21

Can ANYONE beat 8 reps!? Deadlift MONSTERS attempt 350kg Axle

Can ANYONE beat 8 reps!? Deadlift MONSTERS attempt 350kg Axle
3:32

“Nice of you to let Luke win one” – Eddie Hall congratulates Luke and Tom Stoltman

“Nice of you to let Luke win one” – Eddie Hall congratulates Luke and Tom Stoltman
8:07

Stoltmans take on 150kg Log Press!

Stoltmans take on 150kg Log Press!
3:36

TOO CLOSE TO CALL! Car Carry SHOOTOUT in Scotland

TOO CLOSE TO CALL! Car Carry SHOOTOUT in Scotland
21:06

Tom Stoltman is ready for the FIRST giants live in SCOTLAND!

Tom Stoltman is ready for the FIRST giants live in SCOTLAND!

Frequently asked questions about Tom Stoltman

How old is Tom Stoltman?

Tom Stoltman was born on 30th May 1994 so is currently 29. Tom Stoltman is the 2021 and 2022 World's Strongest Man winner.

How tall is Tom Stoltman?

Tom Stoltman is 2.03m (6ft 8inches) tall.

Is Tom Stoltman autistic?

Yes, Tom is autistic, he was diagnosed at just 5 years of age. It’s something he is proud to speak about in order to inspire other young people with the same condition. Tom has often stated that for his strongman career his autism has been a positive influence, as it has helped him to maintain a focused and single-minded approach to achieving his goals. He has referred to it as his superpower!

Where is Tom Stoltman from?

Tom was born and lives in Invergordon in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, just outside Inverness. Tom Stoltman is the two-times World's Strongest Man and his brother Luke Stoltman is Europe's Strongest Man. Invergordon is officially home to the World's Strongest Brothers.

Who are the Stoltman Brothers?

Tom and Luke Stoltman 'The Stoltman Brothers' are known as the World's Strongest Brothers. Tom Stoltman is two times World's Strongest Man and Luke Stoltman is Europe's Strongest Man. Both brothers train together in their home town, Invergorden in Scotland.

Who wins World’s Strongest Man 2022?

Tom Stoltman wins World's Strongest Man 2022. This is the second time he has won World's Strongest Man, also winning the contest in 2021 in Sacramento, California.

Who won World’s Strongest Man 2021?

Tom Stoltman, from Invergordon Scotland, won World's Strongest Man for the first time in 2021. The event took place in Sacramento, California. He was the winner of World's Strongest Man in 2021 and 2022.

Who won the World’s Strongest Man 2023?

Mitchell Hooper won World's Strongest Man 2023. The contest took place in Myrtle Beach, Florida in April where Hooper narrowly beat 2022's World's Strongest Man, Tom Stoltman.

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