On July 30, 2022, while competing with wraps, powerlifter Andrew Hause set the All-Time World Record Total with wraps in the 140-kilogram weight class at 1,117.5 kilograms (2,463.6 pounds). Hause, who weighed 10 kilograms under the weight limit, set the record at the 2022 WRPF American Pro meet in Manassas, VA.
2022 WRPF American Pro — Andrew Hause | 140KG, Raw (w/Wraps)
Squat — 460 kilograms (1,014.1 pounds)
Bench Press — 247.5 kilograms (545.6 pounds)
Deadlift — 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds)
Total — 1,117.5 pounds (2,463.7 pounds) — All-Time World Record
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According to Open Powerlifting, Hause surpassed Eric Lilliebridge’s former All-Time World Record total of 1,115 kilograms (2,458.1.pounds) from the 2016 United Powerlifting Association (UPA) Iron Battle on the Mississippi.
In the caption of his Instagram post, where he shares a video of his performance, Hause says he weighed 288 pounds the day before the contest — 20 pounds under the weight cap for his division. He even maintained that he “could’ve easily made the cut to 275 [pounds]” if he had pushed for it, which would’ve placed him in the 125-kilogram division.
Despite what Hause called a “horrendous day” — because he only successfully completed six of nine lifts — the powerlifter goes on to honor his strength peer as he surpasses one of his more esteemed marks.
“I still managed to chip an All-Time World Record Total that’s stood since 2016,” Hause writes. “It was only being re-broken by the same man over and over for even longer. [Eric Lilliebridge] is a legend, and it is an absolute honor to be on the board with him.”
Hause adds the All-Time World Record Total with wraps to an impressive resume in the 140-kilogram division. His 456.3-kilogram (1,006-pound) squat and total of 1,105.9 kilograms (2,438 pounds) from the 2021 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) Showcase Super Classic are both All-Time Junior World Records with wraps.
Aside from the record total that demonstrated Hause’s unique upper body and lower body strength across the board, his performance was marked by personal competition bests on the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
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Back to the Drawing Board
As he put a bow on this record-breaking performance, Hause alludes to his long-term ambitions.
Per the “Operation2650” hashtag to close out his post (which is also featured prominently in many of his Instagram shares), Hause would like to eventually capture at least a 1,202-kilogram (2,650-pound) total. Such a number would give the athlete the All-Time World Record with wraps among all powerlifters. It would exceed Daniel Bell’s current mark of 1,182.4 kilograms (2,609.9 pounds) from the 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II.
Indeed, as Hause says, it’s “back to the drawing board.” That hallowed World Record could fall whenever his time in an official contest comes again.
Featured image: @daspowerhause on Instagram