Oakmont’s Packard sees World’s Strongest Man Competition


Pack meets WSM, Shaw

Oakmont senior student-athlete and powerlifter, Joe Packard went to the 2023 SBD World’s Strongest Man competition in Myrtle Beach, SC and met his all-time hero Brian Shaw who has won 4 WSM titles. Brian Shaw has competed since 2005 and retired this year (2023) and has brought popularity to the sport in America.

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Packard started following the WSM competitions in 2019 and lifting weights because he was inspired by what these guys do. This year they had a WSM competition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and that was an opportunity he knew he couldn’t turn down.

Packard described the experience as “once and a lifetime,” saying, “I’m super grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such an event and I hope to see another one in the near future.”