Athlete Bio
Stefán Karel Torfason

Years Active: 2017-2023
Born: 1994-04-20 (age 29)
Height: 2.03 m (6' 8")
Weight: 150 kg (331 lbs)

Competition Totals:
TypeContestsWins
International20
National91
Regional40
Date Contest Contest Type Division Location Placing
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Open Reykjavík, Iceland 4 of 7
2018-06-17 2018 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Open Mosfellsbær, Iceland 8 of 10
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Open Reykjavík, Iceland 1 of 9
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsUltimate Strongman Junior World Championships Juniors Gatineau, Canada 9 of 10
2022-06-12 2022 Strongest Man in IcelandStrongest Man in Iceland Open Hafnarfjördur, Iceland 11 of 12
2021-06-06 2021 Strongest Man in IcelandStrongest Man in Iceland Open Hafnarfjördur, Iceland 5 of 13
2020-07-26 2020 Strongest Man in IcelandStrongest Man in Iceland Open Grafarvogur, Iceland 2 of 8
2019-06-02 2019 Strongest Man in IcelandStrongest Man in Iceland Open Sudureyri, Iceland 6 of 11
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Open Reykjavík, Iceland 2 of 6
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicMagnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic Open Iceland 6 of 14
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingIceland's Strongest Viking Open Iceland 3 of 10
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingIceland's Strongest Viking Open Iceland 3 of 13
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingIceland's Strongest Viking Open Stykkishólmur, Iceland 2 of 10
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandStrongest Man in Iceland Open Iceland 5 of 10
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingIceland's Strongest Viking Open Iceland 5 of 9
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingNatural Stones
(90 to 150 kg)
3 in 31.63 s 7 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingMax Log Lift 150 kg 5 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingFront Hold 46.92 s 6 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingHercules Hold 41.16 s 8 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingMooring Bitt Carry
(For distance)
46.75 m 2 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingDeadlift Ladder 340 kg 2 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingBag Over Bar
(For height)
5.4 m 2 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingViking Press 5 reps 5 of 9
2023-07-16 2023 Iceland's Strongest VikingConan's Wheel 48.80 m 6 of 9
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandArm Over Arm Pull 12.4 m 3 of 10
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandMax Deadlift 360 kg 3 of 10
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandFront Hold 44.19 s 2 of 10
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandBag Over Bar
(16 to 32 kg, 4.30 m)
6 in 18.67 s 1 of 10
2023-06-03 2023 Strongest Man in IcelandMax Dumbbell 100 kg 3 of 10
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicLog Medley 2 in 19.46 s 11 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicDeadlift 3 reps 8 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicFarmer's Walk 29.4 m 3 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicStone to Shoulder 2 in 12.39 s 14 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicHúsafell Stone 70.9 m 4 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicHammer Throw 9.9 m 1 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicNatural Stones 4 in 45.41 s 6 of 14
2022-11-20 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman ClassicRock Press 112 kg 5 of 14
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManNatural Stones 3 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManOverhead Press 3 in 35.00 s 2 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManSuper Yoke 18.73 m 3 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManWeight Throw 5 in 12.70 s 2 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManFront Hold ~41s 1 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManDeadlift 350 kg 3 of 6
2022-08-07 2022 Iceland's Strongest ManTruck Pull 6.7 m 2 of 6
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingDeadlift Ladder
(Axle bar)
320 kg 2 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingLog Medley 130 kg 3 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingKeg Toss
(For height)
5.7 m 2 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingFarmer's Walk 22.06 s 2 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingSuper Yoke 30.02 s 4 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingLoading Race 2 in 56.24 s 1 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingStone Over Bar 7 reps 3 of 10
2022-07-03 2022 Iceland's Strongest VikingDumbbell Press 5 reps (90 kg) 4 of 10
2022-06-12 2022 Strongest Man in IcelandNatural Stone Loading 3 in 31.33 s 4 of 12
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManHúsafell Stone
(For distance)
60 m 1 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManAtlas Stones
(120 to 202 kg)
4 in 17.43 s 2 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManDeadlift Hold 2 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManSquat Lift 3 reps (300 kg) 3 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManOverhead Medley
(94 kg natural stone, 81 kg Inch
dumbbell, 90 kg dumbbell, 140 kg log)
2 implements 6 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManMax Deadlift 350 kg 2 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManMedley
(110 kg sack carry + 130 kg farmer's
walk + chain drag)
1 of 9
2021-08-08 2021 Iceland's Strongest ManTruck Pull 3 of 9
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingMax Deadlift
(Axle bar)
330 kg 2 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingNatural Stones
(140 to 191 kg)
3 in 14.50 s 2 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingSuper Yoke 21.72 s 5 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingRock Press
(75 to 123 kg)
2 in 13.84 s 5 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingTombstone Carry
(For distance)
17.1 m 5 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingKeg Toss
(16 to 25 kg)
6 in 27.42 s 3 of 13
2021-07-04 2021 Iceland's Strongest VikingFarmer's Walk
(For distance)
45 m 4 of 13
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManHúsafell Stone 62.9 m 3 of 7
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManOverhead Medley
(2x 81 kg dumbbell, 95 kg dumbbell, 140
kg log)
2 in 20.78 s 5 of 7
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManArm Over Arm Pull 27.30 s 2 of 7
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManDeadlift 3 reps (300 kg) 5 of 7
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManWeight Throw
(22 to 30 kg, 4.50 metres)
4 in 21.05 s 4 of 7
2020-08-09 2020 Iceland's Strongest ManMedley
(Farmer's walk + 2 sacks)
51.78 s 4 of 7
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingMedley
(130 kg farmer's walk + 190 kg duck walk
+ 140 kg mooring bitt)
65.78 s 2 of 10
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingBag Over Bar 32 kg 3 of 10
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingArm Over Arm Pull 31.89 s 1 of 10
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingDumbbell Medley
(70 to 110 kg)
3 in 56.20 s 4 of 10
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingNatural Stones
(108 & 122 kg to shoulder, 137 & 173 kg
to platform)
3 in 37.22 s 4 of 10
2020-07-05 2020 Iceland's Strongest VikingMax Deadlift 320 kg 5 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsCarry & Drag 8.2 m 9 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsAtlas Stones 2 in 21.13 s 7 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsWheelbarrow Carry 839 kg (2.90 m) 8 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsLog Lift 0 reps 10 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsDeadlift Hold 41.30 s 7 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsArm Over Arm Pull 12.5 m 7 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsMax Deadlift
(18-inch deadlift)
317.5 kg 10 of 10
2017-09-04 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World ChampionshipsTire Flip 14.2 m 8 of 10
Stefán Karel is the son of former strongman and 3-time WSM finalist Torfi Ólafsson.
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 360 kg (794 lbs) 2023 Strongest Man in Iceland
2 Max. 18-inch Deadlift 317.5 kg (700 lbs) 2017 Ultimate Strongman Junior World Championships
3 Max. Log Lift 150 kg (331 lbs) 2023 Iceland's Strongest Viking