I can’t believe he totaled over 1,900 at 181. That is just beyond comprehension. He’ll probably crack 2,000 in the next year or two when he fills out the weight class properly.
Wade Hooper really is a powerlifting god.
I read that he only weighed 176. Unbelievable. And you have to give some dap to Ricks for setting the Master’s World Record with a 744 at 48 years old.
Yeah I was looking for his weight cos I heard he came in light. That really is insane.
What I don’t understand tho is why Hoop’s squat was an American record. Mike Bridges currently holds the 181 WR @ 836 and he’s American, and it was done in the US too… But it was set 26 years ago, so I assume it was in the ADFPA and hence not a USAPL record? (btw, how insane is that considering the level of equipment back then!!!)
Hooper’s squat is an “American record” because the IPF expelled the USPF in 1997 and affiliated with the USAPL (formerly the ADFPA). This is also why Siders has the “American record” despite Shane Hamman holding the IPF world record.
I guess that explains all of Ed Coan’s world records too. Good to know.[/quote]
Shit that’s the one alright. I figured it had something to do about fed changes, I just wasn’t sure which one!!