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Wade Hooper Smashes USAPL Record Squat

Wade Hooper, 181, set a USAPL American and National Record yesterday with his squat of 815 pounds at Men’s Nationals. Hooper’s squat surpasses Rob Wagner’s 766 pound squat which has stood in the record books since 1992.

This was Hooper’s first competition in the 181 lbs weightclass, moving up from 165. News in from http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/8340

I can’t find any video yet, if someone has one, please post it. This is insane.

RAW? at 181lbs… holy fuck.

i weigh that and i probably wouldn’t even be able to get it off the pins.

that’s a 4.5x bodyweight squat… godly

Not Raw.

Not raw, and not a world record. An American record, however, and not too far from the world record of 836. Still really, really damn impressive.

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.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
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.[/quote]

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.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
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. [/quote]

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!!!)

Mike Bridges total is insane as well. 2100 pounds, if I got the conversion right (952.5kg).

Must be, I never even thought of that. I’m interested to see the results from today to see what Siders did and how Cardela/Truchscherer played out.

I wish he had gotten 804 @ 165 like he had been planning last year. STILL an incredible lift. Just wow, 1900 totals in 165 and 181.

If he can push his deadlift up, maybe he can diet down and get 2000 @ 165.

Quick summary from PLWatch:

[quote]Men’s Results
123

  1. Billy Naquin - 1,096
  2. Chris Tran - 1,091

132

  1. Hennis Washington - 1,405
  2. Mike Kuhns - 1,394
  3. Tim Smith - 1,140
  4. Wes McCormick - 1,118

148

  1. Marcus Williams - 600/352/622 - 1,576
  2. Vincent Niedoliwka - 1,554
  3. Michael Broussard - 1,396

165

  1. Ereik Nickson - 589/413/628 - 1,631
  2. David Hammers - 606/440/567 - 1,591
  3. Knute Douglas
  4. Mike Stanley
  5. Brian Warren

181

  1. Wade Hooper - 815/540/585 - 1,940
  2. David Ricks - 744/468/661 - 1,873
  3. Terry Acosta
  4. Ron Garofalo
  5. Nicholas Gutierrez
  6. Dustin Witte
  7. Josh Rohr
  8. Darren Nemow

198

  1. Daniel Williams - 699/436/716 - 1,851
  2. Justin Walker - 711/440/700 - 1,851
  3. Greg Jones - 667/496/683 - 1,846
  4. Tom Hines - 650/462/622 - 1,736
  5. Erik Kasebuske
  6. Benjamin Rowe
  7. Kristopher Hunt

220

  1. Jeremy Hartmann - 733/518/755 - 2,006
  2. Nick Tylutki - 771/501/733 - 2,006
  3. Ken Gack
  4. Chris Skinner - 716/407/ -
  5. Michael Pratt
  6. Jeff Thompson

242

  1. Mike Mastrean - 857/484/699 - 2,039
  2. Jeff Douglas - 804/523/672 - 2,000
  3. Travis Werner

275

  1. Mike Tuchscherer - 903/622/804 - 2,331
  2. Tony Cardella - 837/606/749 - 2,193
  3. Greg Wagner
  4. Jon Krogman
  5. Pat Anderson
  6. Jay Goussett
  7. Daren Cressionnie

Shw

  1. Brian Siders - 992/744/815 - 2,551
  2. Jason Christus - 843/633/694 - 2,171
  3. Randall Harris
  4. Jeff Fiss

Bombs
Ervin Gainer (123) - on squat
Eric Kupperstein (132) - on deadlift
Jonathan Kariv (165)
Daniel Ghebretzadick (165)
Anthony Scolaro (198)
Steve Lemarie (198)
Tony Succarotte (220) - on bench
Jesse Canton (220) - on bench
Jerome Williams (220)
Nathaniel Glover (275)[/quote]

Siders missed all but his very last bench, and passed on his final deadlift attempts because he tore up his hand. So even on a bad day, he was still best lifter with a 639 something Wilk’s. America will be represented well in the heavy’s this year with him and Mike T.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know Wade Hooper’s height? I saw some videos of him in youtube and some comments below said he was 5 feet 3 inches. He looks really short in the video but it could also be that the spotters are pretty tall.

[quote]Jetric9 wrote:
Out of curiosity, does anyone know Wade Hooper’s height? I saw some videos of him in youtube and some comments below said he was 5 feet 3 inches. He looks really short in the video but it could also be that the spotters are pretty tall.[/quote]

5ft3 at the most…he’s all ass and legs.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
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!!!)[/quote]

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.

[quote]ChaseT wrote:
Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
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.[/quote]

I guess that explains all of Ed Coan’s world records too. Good to know.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
ChaseT wrote:
Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
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!!

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
I read that he only weighed 176. Unbelievable. [/quote]

Where did you read this? My friend who lifted at this meet said Hooper weighed in very close to 181. The day before he was 179, but seemed to have gained two pounds by the weigh in.

[quote]Gael wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
I read that he only weighed 176. Unbelievable.

Where did you read this? My friend who lifted at this meet said Hooper weighed in very close to 181. The day before he was 179, but seemed to have gained two pounds by the weigh in.

[/quote]

Someone posted that at PLWatch, so chances are good it was a bunch of bullshit and your friend is correct.

Wade has his own youtube channel as you probably all know. Funny thing with his training, he doesn’t do anything fancy. I’ve never seen him do any other squat than his normal back squat, he does deadlifts sometimes from different heights, he benches with a board sometimes, but that’s about it. Just the basics for him…

I’d hardly call Sheiko “non-fancy”.