How tall is Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw's Height

6ft 7 ½ (201.9 cm)

American strongman, 4-time winner of World's Strongest Man. On his own website, his stats were listed: "Height: 6'8", Weight: 425 lbs" and says he has a 6ft 11 wingspan.

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Average Guess (55 Votes)
6ft 7.38in (201.6cm)
tree said on 10/Jun/19
Brian with good posture looked over 200cm with 180cm Arnold too Click Here
tree said on 8/Jun/19
Oberst looked 6ft6 with 6ft2 Bill Kazmaier Click Here
and with 6ft8 Thor Click Here
tree said on 8/Jun/19
Robert Oberst could be 198cm next to Eddie Hall Click Here
Martyn Ford Click Here Click Here
Brian Shaw around 1:30 and 10:40 Click Here

Here he can look the same as Shaw but other times he looked 198 Click Here

Rob 6ft6 or 6ft7 for Oberst?
tree said on 8/Jun/19
Robert Oberst could be 198cm next to Eddie Hall Click Here
Martyn Ford Click Here Click Here
Brian Shaw around 1:30 and 10:40 Click Here
Shane Gray said on 6/Jun/19
Come on, Rob. Shaw had a 6'8" basketball listing which was almost for sure an in shoe measurement. No way his low is 6'7 1/2" barefoot. He is probably 6'8" in shoes earlier in day. His low is likely more like 6'6 1/2" barefoot or an inch lower than listed here. This listing is likely an inch off. Not to mention as much powerlifting as he has done the last 10 years he may have already lost a little height. You really need to drop this to 6'7" flat AT THE VERY MOST. 6'6 3/4" would be fair. My guess is he drops to 6'6" flat at times.
Editor Rob
6ft 7 is a possibility, as that would make sense with a 6ft 8 basketball height in many colleges.
Mm said on 28/May/19
I never thought Brian was 6’8, and I wasn’t sure of 6’7. That 198cm listing doesn’t surprise me. Max height 6’6.5? He usually looks about 3/4” shorter than 6’7 1/4 Thor.
tree said on 28/May/19
With 5ft10 Mike Tyson Click Here Click Here
I think 201 would be a better listing then the current 202cm
tree said on 25/May/19
Rob here he was listed 198cm how can that be possible? Click Here
Editor Rob
It seems a bit low for him.
Hammad said on 4/Apr/19
This Is me 5’10.5 barefoot and around 6ft in those shoes next to Brian Shaw. What do you think?

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Editor Rob
He's not looking his claim, that's for sure, although I don't know how far off his tallest stance he might be in that moment.
Myself said on 28/Mar/19
Interesting that the average vote is the same both for Thor and Shaw! Although the latter has less votes, it's still kinda ridiculous, considering they look pretty much an inch apart.
JD1996 said on 18/Mar/19
6'7" barefoot and 6'8" with shoes on seems around what he could be.
Vincent Chao said on 9/Mar/19
With hair he is 6 foot 8, but without like now he is 6 foot 7 and a half.
tree said on 5/Mar/19
A bit shorter than Thor Click Here
There looked 6ft7 if Thor is 6ft8
Jonathan 6'8 said on 28/Feb/19
Would guess 6'6 3/4 = a solid 200 cm
Myself said on 23/Feb/19
6'6.75-6'7, sometimes I thought shorter but maybe it's posture or angles.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 21/Feb/19
@Charlie
Shaw's listing is definitely a bit too high. I highly doubt Hafthor's any taller than what he's currently listed.
Charlie said on 20/Feb/19
Either Shaw is to high here or Hafthor is to low on his page. Hafthor is always noticeably taller than shaw when positioned fair.
Yuva said on 9/Dec/18
He has a wingspan of 7 feet. Measured in a video with Jujimufu.He also claimed again being 6'8. I thing he is really close to that mark..he is huge.
Hammad said on 8/Dec/18
I have a photo from today that I think might help but idk how tobposr it. I’m 5’10.5 barefoot in the evening and 6’0 in the shoes I’m wearing in the pic. I can say with 100% confidence he is not 6’8. My guess is 6’6.5.
Editor Rob
You can uplooad photos to something like imgur.com
WalkingTall6ft3.35 said on 23/Oct/18
Here is Brian next to Terry Hollands(second and third from the left) in what is an ideal photograph to compare their heights for example.

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Now the thing is,Hollands is listed at 199cm but i am not sure about the difference here being 3cm,looks more like 5cm+ to me.Based on this i think you could also add Terry to the site but i am not sure at which height.How tall does he look next to Brian in your opinion Rob?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Aug/18
I agree with Shane. Shaw has 1/2" footwear advantage and still looks no taller than Thor.
Shane said on 13/Aug/18
@Duhon likely a half inch difference in those sneaker types for sure as Bjornsson ha a flat sole powerlifting shoe on and Shaw has a tall Nike basketball type shoe on. Bjornsson is also slightly closer to a high camera as well which makes more difference than one would think.
Shane said on 13/Aug/18
@Duhon likely a half inch difference in those sneaker types for sure as Bjornsson ha a flat sole powerlifting shoe on and Shaw has a tall Nike basketball type shoe on. Bjornsson is also slightly closer to a high camera as well which makes more difference than one would think.
Duhon said on 10/Aug/18
Finally a pic of the 2 of them in equal footwear Click Here almost no height difference. Rob's listing of the two of them seem to match-up well here.
Shane said on 10/Aug/18
@Christian: Well said. @Canson: I believe Shaw is way overdue for a downgrade of a bare minimum of a half inch from current 6'7 1/2" listing (if using celebheights afternoon barefoot standards). We know his 6'8" is from his college basketball days (shoe listing). Shaw may not even ever be a full 6'7 1/2" barefoot out of bed. If he was, he may have been listed as high as 6'9" in college. 6'7" at most afternoon barefoot. I'd argue 6'6 1/2 to 3/4" range that time of day personally, especially considering his massive body weight.
Shane said on 10/Aug/18
@Christian: Well said. @Canson: I believe Shaw is way overdue for a downgrade of a bare minimum of a half inch from current 6'7 1/2" listing (if using celebheights afternoon barefoot standards). We know his 6'8" is from his college basketball days (shoe listing). Shaw may not even ever be a full 6'7 1/2" barefoot out of bed. If he was, he may have been listed as high as 6'9" in college. 6'7" at most afternoon barefoot. I'd argue 6'6 1/2 to 3/4" range that time of day personally, especially considering his massive body weight.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Aug/18
@Shane

You're right that Shaw's 6'7" at his typical afternoon low but dips to about 6'6.5" after a heavy lifting session. A normal person will lose about 1/4" from typical to extreme low but for a guy of Shaw's height and size he can lose 1/2".
Shane said on 9/Aug/18
@Duhon: notice he has his feet spread out a mile. That makes a difference. Shaw has at least a half inch footwear advantage at minimum and looks at least a half inch shorter in almost all pics so there is at least an inch there total.
Duhon said on 8/Aug/18
Another pic from that same event Click Here Shaw does have the footwear advantage but Hafthor's sandals are not the super-thin type. All things equal Hafthor is taller but by not much more than .5".
Shane said on 8/Aug/18
@Rob: great point! They may dip another 1/4 inch+ below a normal extreme low due to the extreme compression of massive weights on their bodies day after day during the competition.
Shane said on 8/Aug/18
@Duhon Meant to say zoomed out not zoomed in on photo to give better perspective. Easier to see height difference zoomed out. Also? Shaw a bit closer to camera which adds jeight and looking closer at show Bjornnson has around a half inch to 5/8" inch sandal and Shaw looks to have on perhaps an Air Max Prime which give about 1 3/8" inch so if wo we are talking slightly over 3/4 inch footwear advantage then again at least 1/2 Inch shorter in photo and that gets one too 1.25 inch shorter range .
Shane said on 8/Aug/18
@Duhon in that photo I think he has some noticeable height on Shaw if you look very close zoomed and also at eye level lines zoomed in. In addition, Shaw likely has a bare, bare minimum of .5 inch footwear advantage but likely. 75 inch range advantage but potentially close to a full inch on Bjornsson's sandals. Finally, keep in mind the standard here on this site is afternoon barefoot heights. I think Bjornsson looks at least 5/8 inch taller in this photo and very, very close to an inch could be legit argued. THEN, again, you have to account for a bare minimum of another 1/2 inch off Shaw due to footwear advantage (and likely at least a 3/4 inch footwear advantage) and it starts becoming clear Shaw is a full inch shorter at the very, very least with up to 1.5 being arguable (.75 to almost inch footwear and .75 range shooter in photo).
Duhon said on 6/Aug/18
There's very little difference in height between Shaw and Bjornsson Click Here. If Hafthor is just under 6'8", Shaw is a little over 6'7" at minimum.
Shane said on 6/Aug/18
@Rob: Yes, 6'7" barefoot TOPS going by your traditional afternoon, barefoot height listings. Again, his 6'8" listing goes back to his college basketball days and those are ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY in shoe heights. I am convinced he dips safely to 6'6 1/2" range at most and very possibly a little lower. I urge you to drop his listing to no higher than 6'7" flat when we know his 6'8" listing is with shoes. I'm not even sure he is EVER 6'7 1/2 barefoot even out of bed. If he was, he could have gotten a 6'9" basketball listing.
Editor Rob
It would be interesting to measure strongmen after they compete in a really heavy lifting session. The forces on their discs are extreme, maybe pushing them down half inch below their typical lows.
Shane said on 29/Jul/18
@Rob: really surprised you have Shaw at 6'7 1/2 barefoot afternoon. He is nowhere near this. His hoop listing is a shoe height. Afternoon height is safely in the inch range under your listing. More like 6'6 1/2" afternoon and maybe a lower max low than that. No chance this listing is even close my friend.
Editor Rob
I can see 6ft 7 flat is probably a good shout but 6ft 6.5 maybe with poorer posture
Shane said on 18/Jun/18
@Canson: agree with you 100%.
Canson said on 16/Jun/18
@Shane: I think both claims and both measurements are legitimate. Neither is more than the other in my opinion. It’s more a matter of what you believe in personally
Shane said on 15/Jun/18
@Canson yes indeed re: Shaw's hoop listing. I'm guessing some posting here arent aware of this dynamic like you and I are.
Shane said on 15/Jun/18
@Canson & @Christian: fair enough and well explained as for celebheights standards. Good job detailing that. But Christian, your earlier post I first replied to didnt word it that way and acted as if it was an legitimate height, not real or false and it isn't. Things for explaining further.
Canson said on 15/Jun/18
@Christian: but saying you and Rampage are 6’6 1/8 and 6’4 5/8 is also the same as saying technically you’re 6’5.25 and Rampage 6’4” since the low is no less genuine than claiming an out of bed.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 14/Jun/18
@Shane & Rampage

I'm not saying that Nick isn't 6'2". Technically he is, but it's inconsistent with Celebheights' standard of listing noon heights as the true height. Technically I'm 6'6 1/8" and Rampage's 6'4 5/8" but we don't consider ourselves to be that height because it's a morning height that we only hold for the first few minutes of the day.
Canson said on 14/Jun/18
@Shane: I agree that Nick did measure it. However, for comparison sake, Christian is right since the site is based on Afternoon heights. Meaning if Nick compared himself to Shaw and Rob were judging them he would use the afternoon heights for both. Nick is entitled to claim what he wants but Rob tries to list celebs at a normal low vs a morning height unless he’s using a pre draft and has nothing else. Even then I’ve seen him drop a guy like Tim Tebow
Canson said on 14/Jun/18
@Shane: and a 6’8” listing usually means they’re 6’6” range or maybe back in the day 6’7” max
Shane said on 14/Jun/18
The 6'8" barefoot comments are laughable. He was listed 6'8" in US college basketball which are in basketball shoe heights almost every single time. If he were 6'8" barefoot in the states he would have been listed 6'9" or 6'10".
Shane said on 13/Jun/18
@Christian: that's an absurd comment. If a person can measure a height barefoot then THEY ARE INDEED that tall as is obvious. If they werent they couldn't measure it. To say he measured 6'2" but isnt what the tape measure showed is absolutely ridiculous. He simply measured his full height and it IS ABSOLUTELY legitimate.
Myself said on 11/May/18
@Rampage
How can you be 6'4 if you wake up at about 194.5? This means that you shrink 1.5 cm, and this is pretty hard to believe, still possible though...
I wake up at 194.3, and i'm 192.3 or 192 at late afternoon/night (depending on how much my herniated discs are stressed), although i can be 192.5/192.7 if i was sitting for a good amount of time.
If in need of a quick answer, i would have claimed 6'4 in USA.
tree said on 7/May/18
He had a page and he was listed at 188
berta said on 28/Apr/18
rob what happened to the bill kazmaier page? if i remmeber correctly he had a paige here some years ago and was listed 188 ore 189?
Editor Rob
It was retired years ago, I can't remember which of those he was down as.
RP said on 10/Apr/18
6'7" spot on
Danimal said on 31/Mar/18
Rob, here is hafthor bjornsson in FLAT SANDALS having at least 1-1.5" on Brian who is in HUGE baskebtall shoes with a heel. PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS. Brian is NOT only .25" shorter than Hafthor barefoot. Brian is MAX 6'6" and Hafthor is MAX 6'7.5":
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Editor Rob
There are times he looks 6ft 7 at most, I'm not sure he'd be as short as 6ft 6. With poor posture maybe he can look it.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/18
Rob, you HAVE TO LOWER his height. I have been following him for years!! Brian is MAX 6'6" if not shorter!!! Here he is with LEGIT 6'11" Sean O’ Hagen who has a good 5"+ on Brian Shaw. They've been overbilling him for years.
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Yas said on 26/Feb/18
He's more than a quarter inch shorter than Hafthor. I'd say a flat 6'7.
ManKo said on 23/Jan/18
Met him as well at the Arnold Classic, he was really huge. I would say that he was easily 6ft 8
star69 said on 20/Jan/18
6'7-6'7 1/4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
Christian, technically speaking he isn't but since he did LEGITIMATELY get measured at that mark as part of a routine check up, hes certainly entitled to claim it. If you yourself got measured at 6ft6 early in the morning nobody would fault you for going with that. I got 6ft4⅝ out of bed (have a stadiometer in my room). I still stick with 6ft4 (which I did get before bed after midnight) but I could if I wanted to say "a bit under 6ft5"...certainly a distinction between guys who do measure a certain height (regardless of what time) and guys who claim their heights in shoes or have deep insecurities and add 2in to their heights

Right Rob?
tree said on 21/Dec/17
This listing looks fine he is 1cm shorter than Thor,their shoes probably give the same height Click Here
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/Dec/17
@Nick

If you measure 6'2" in the morning, then you aren't a "legit" 6'2". People shrink from morning to night.
Nick said on 7/Dec/17
I met him yesterday at a Strongman Seminar in the UK. He defiantly had to duck under our doorways. I stood next to him as a legit 6ft 2” guy (measured that morning in my gym for my routine check ins) and he dwarfed me.
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/17
Very difficult to estimate his average height. Maybe sometimes looks shorter than Thor because he is heavier. But it's just optical illusion. And not so great posture either(always leaning a bit). Hm...Nothing under 6'7.5'' in my opinion, but, if man said 6'8'' why don't believe him? He is definitely very tall. 6'6''? HAHA...no way...He is taller than your 2-meter door. 6'7.5''-6'8'' range.
A Man said on 3/Nov/17
Thor - 6,7.75"
Brian - 6,7"
Junior said on 23/Oct/17
He was shorter than 6'7.75" Hafthor even with advantage footwear so how can he be 6'8? Check on the link below.

Click Here: Look a weak 6'8 with shoes on next to Thor in flat sandals.
Zahid said on 23/Oct/17
Has always looked shorter than Thor.
Charlie said on 14/Oct/17
He is about an inch shorter than Thor, so 202 cm seems right. Thor is measured at 204,5 cm.
berta said on 26/Sep/17
about the same height as thor. i think 202-203 cm seems right
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/17
He was listed at 204 cm at World's Strongest Man 2016.
WF said on 7/Aug/17
Looks like a legit 6'8 to me. His posture is usually a little worse than Hafthor's.
BIG N said on 20/Jul/17
Im 1.97 meters tall I met him in the arnold classic back in 2016 and i have to say he was at least 2.02 meters.
hunt said on 11/Jun/17
In a couple strongman competition he was listed at 202cm
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jun/17
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Does have a bit of hair advantage there but in the film it's difficult to see only one inch between them.
Oanh said on 30/May/17
Brian's size can be a bit deceiving. He is a very large man, but I would have thought he was no more than 360lbs. It's probably the suit that makes him
appear slimmer. Anyway, he looks 6'7" when next to men of known height. He's shorter than Hafthor, who is arguably under 6'8", so there's no way Brian's 6'8".
His claim of 6'8" has to be with shoes on.
Shane said on 29/May/17
@Danimal: Agreed 100%. He's shorter than Thor and was listed at 6'8" for American college basketball, where almost every single height is an in-shoe height. He's likely 6'6" 1/3 to 6'7" barefoot.
Shane said on 29/May/17
@Arch Stanton: not good photos to go by. Shaw is closer to camera in both. In true side by sides, Shaw seems shorter. I'm guessing -- like many Americans -- Shaw is claiming shoe height.
189night said on 28/May/17
rob, how tall do you think mateusz kielskowski is? here next to shaw: Click Here
Editor Rob: looks like he'd be no less than 6ft 4 there, even giving Brian a weak 6ft 8 range.
LG69 said on 28/May/17
6'7 tops
Arch Stanton said on 21/May/17
@ Rob, Click Here see 1:15 onwards, claims a 6'11 wingspan and size 17 (US) feet, mnight be worth mentioning above.
Editor Rob: yeah a nearly 7ft wingspan is very big.
A Man said on 21/May/17
Thor has looked taller in almost every picture. Brian is about 6,7" in reality.
Ice said on 3/May/17
ROB do you think He has a Small head ?
Editor Rob: not that small, maybe for his height little under average.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 3/May/17
He's a bit overlisted . He looks no more than a strong 6ft7. But I don't think he's anything under 2m though.
Duhon said on 29/Apr/17
If Hafthor is a weak 6'8", Shaw at the shortest is 6'7.25". There is not much difference between them with the very slight edge to Thor.
Canson said on 29/Apr/17
I have to agree with danimal. He isn't more than maybe Dominique Wilkins in height. If he is it isn't by much.

199-200 at his lowest
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 28/Apr/17
Rob, can´t see him taller than Thor, most likely about 0.5" shorter.
Is 6´8" just a start for him because of his claim or do you already have something showing him taller than Thor?
Danimal said on 28/Apr/17
Aza said on 27/Apr/17
Great listing Rob for this mountain of a man!

No it's not. Brian is between 6'6" and 6'7" BAREFOOT. 6'8" was his college basketball listing in basketball shoes which he always wears.
Aza said on 27/Apr/17
Great listing Rob for this mountain of a man!
Danimal said on 27/Apr/17
HUGE fan of WSM for MANY MANY years. There are backstage pics of Brian with 6'6"-6'7" Dave Ostlund (he used to be listed as 6'6" in his early days of strongman and then 6'7". Him and Brian were the EXACT SAME height. Brian was listed as 6'8" in his college basketball days. 6'8" IN basketball shoes. 6'6"-6'7" barefoot. ROB, he is shorter than Hafthor who is 6'7.5"-6'8".
Johan said on 26/Apr/17
6'7.5" a small fraction shorter than Thor.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 25/Apr/17
Not as tall as a legit 6ft8, but I would be surprised if he measured anything below 6ft7. 201-202 would be my best guess.
Realist said on 25/Apr/17
Wow I am 5'9.5 he would dwarf me and at 180 his leg weigh the same as my whole body.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/17
Randomdude said on 23/Apr/17
@Arch Furious pete is around 6'0 maybe 6'1 on a good day if lucky


Well there's no chance of Shaw being 6'6 or 6'7, sorry. 6'7.5 is arguable though, the lowest I can see.
Miguel said on 25/Apr/17
Hafthor Bjornsson is taller than Brian shaw by around an inch.
Bard said on 24/Apr/17
He's absolutely massive, but I wouldn't be surprised if 6'8 was in shoes.
:D said on 24/Apr/17
In every photo he is shorter than Thor...
andre said on 24/Apr/17
Rob who is stronger mark henry or brian shaw? what is your opinion / my vote is for mark henry have a bone mass like no other human i was listed 2 strongest man in fitness magazine

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Editor Rob: I still think Shaw is extremely strong, I'd give it to him.
Zahid said on 24/Apr/17
Has to be 6'7.5" or less. He is shorter than Thor. Check the full body shot here:
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Randomdude said on 23/Apr/17
@Arch Furious pete is around 6'0 maybe 6'1 on a good day if lucky
Arch Stanton said on 23/Apr/17
LOL, well if people seriously think Shaw is under even 6 ft 7 then there's no chance of trusting "what the people say". Ridiculous. To me he looks to edge out Thor and looks an honest 6'8. The worst I think you could really argue is 6'7.5. He's a massive bloke.
MSJC said on 22/Apr/17
Bigger than Braun Strowman Rob?
Editor Rob: if measured I think he is...he's deceptive I feel because of his bulk.
5'4 stump said on 22/Apr/17
Short legs...

Looks much shorter in this pic
S.J.H said on 22/Apr/17
A little shorter than Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who look more 6'7 then 6'7.75 , 6'6.75 for shaw
joe### said on 22/Apr/17
6´7
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/17
Rob isn't there a category for Strongmen yet?
Editor Rob: not yet, I'm not sure there are that many on the site.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/17
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To me he looks to have the edge on Thor anyway. I'm sure a lot of people will vote 6 ft 7 range though.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/17
Actually, yes there is an argument for 6'7.5-.75 but I think at times he doesn't always stand his best. From what I've seen up him he really looks a legit 6'8 and seems to have the edge on Thor.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/17
I think if you were to formally measure him on the stadio there's a chance he could measure in a tad over 6'8 flat, I'm going with 6'8.25 anyway.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/17
Thanks. He's a smashing guy, really one of the nicest going. Does look to have the edge on Thor, and can even look a bit over 6'8 at times. I had a good look at him yesterday and he absolutely dwarfed that 5'11 Crossfit guy and had easily 6 inches on speed eating Furius Pete who is around 6'2. It would be hard to see him under this. If people, including Rob aren't familiar with him I recommend seeing him Click Here Classic gentle giant.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 22/Apr/17
I doubt Shaw's quite 6ft8. He's a bit shorter than 6ft7.75 Hafthor. Click Here

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