On July 13, 2022, over Instagram, strongman Mitchell Hooper shared footage of himself capturing a 184-kilogram (406-pound) log press for 2 reps. Per Hooper, this log press feat is a brand new private report (PR).
Hooper’s log press coaching is a part of his preparation for the 2022 Shaw Traditional. The Log Press is one in all this yr’s staple occasions and can kick off Day Two of the competitors. The competition will happen on the Budweiser Occasions Middle on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO.
Right here’s the confirmed, present roster for the 2022 Shaw Traditional:
2022 Shaw Traditional Roster
Right here’s the schedule of occasions for each days of the 2022 Shaw Traditional:
Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022
Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022
- Log Press
- Body Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
- Automobile Leg Press for Reps
- Atlas Stones
It’s been fairly an eventful previous few months for the 26-year-0ld Hooper.
Ever since a promising debut on the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) — the place Hooper blitzed Group 2 of the Qualifying Spherical and positioned eighth within the Finals — the Canadian turn out to be one of many extra noteworthy names in strongman. That WSM efficiency helped earn a Wild Card nod to the 2022 Giants Stay Strongman Traditional in early July, the place he completed in second place. Now, with the 2022 Shaw Traditional roughly a month away on the time of this writing, Hooper can have competed in three main strongman contests in simply over two and a half months.
Hooper is staying occupied and diligent together with his coaching, too. Earlier than this new log press double PR, the strongman deadlifted a staggering 425 kilograms (937 kilos) for 2 singles throughout a late June 2022 coaching session. (His best-ever deadlift is 475 kilograms.) That carry occured earlier than the Strongman Traditional, but it surely might additionally assist Hooper excel on the Max Hummer Tire Deadlift on the Shaw Traditional.
A Tall Hurdle
In response to Strongman Archives, Hooper has by no means received a global contest. If he’s going to alter that historical past on the Shaw Traditional, he’ll should high among the greatest names in strongman.
The sphere consists of four-time WSM Champion (2009-2010, 2012, 2014) Žydrūnas Savickas, eponymous organizer, and fellow former WSM winner (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) Brian Shaw, 2020 WSM champion Oleksii Novikov, and two-time reigning WSM champion (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman.
Hooper has arguably already put himself on the strongman map. If he can beat these legends, there shall be no denying his arrival as a strongman famous person.
Featured picture: @mitchellhooper on Instagram