On July 26, 2022, strongman Mitchell Hooper shared footage on his Instagram profile the place he carried out a 907.2-kilogram (2,000-pound) leg press for eight reps. Per the caption of his publish, Hooper says the show of staggering leg energy was a part of his preparation for the upcoming Shaw Classic, which can happen on August 13-14, 2022, on the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. 

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At the time of this writing, occasions for the 2022 Shaw Classic have been public information for over two months. Hooper was most likely impressed to showcase his leg press prowess after seeing Brian Shaw urgent the a 2,000-pound automobile rigged to a leg press — which is similar set-up the athletes will use in Colorado. (Shaw is the occasion organizer and is competing.) Hooper’s leg press clip got here an approximate day after Shaw confirmed off an instance of the Car Leg Press for Reps in the course of the competitors. 

Hooper is leaving no weight unlifted concerning his coaching for the competition. In mid-July 2022, the strongman captured a private file (PR) 406-pound log press double. The Log Press is one other staple occasion on this version of the Shaw Classic. Judging by the convenience with which Hooper cruises by each the leg press and log press in his current coaching feats — the athlete may not have a lot of a difficulty when it’s time to compete once more. 

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Here’s the schedule and full listing of occasions for the 2022 Shaw Classic:

2022 Shaw Classic Events

Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022

Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Log Press 
  • Frame Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
  • Car Leg Press for Reps
  • Atlas Stones

At the time of this text’s publication, right here’s the confirmed roster for the competition:

2022 Shaw Classic Roster

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At this tempo, it’s obvious Hooper will tackle any problem offered to him.

Over the previous couple of months, the rising star was a outstanding a part of the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) and Giants Live Strongman Classic contests. A qualifying spherical blitz within the 2022 WSM — the place he virtually doubled Shaw’s factors output — is what put him on the map within the first place. To observe that stellar debut efficiency with a second-place end to former WSM champ (2020) Oleksii Novikov within the Strongman Classic might converse to Hooper’s speedy progress as a competitor.

It appears the promising 26-year-old strongman desires to make his third contest in as many months — the 2022 Shaw Classic — his greatest but. 

Featured picture: @mitchellhooper on Instagram