Ever since making his worldwide contest debut on the 2022 World’s Strongest Man (WSM), Mitchell Hooper has taken the game by storm. He completed eighth general on the WSM and adopted it up with a slew of podium finishes on the Giants Dwell circuit, together with silver-medal finishes on the 2022 World Tour Open and 2022 Strongman Traditional. He additionally scored a bronze on the 2022 Shaw Traditional.
On Sept. 17, 2022, Hooper took to his Instagram web page to point out off his shoulder beneficial properties in coaching for the 2022 Rogue Invitational, set for Oct. 28-30, 2022, in Austin, TX. Within the video put up, he single-arm shoulder presses an individual — his spouse — along with his left arm. Test it out under:
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Hooper is one in every of 10 elite strongmen slated to compete on the 2022 Rogue Invitational. Though heavy hitters like four-time WSM champion Brian Shaw, two-time reigning WSM champion Tom Stoltman, and Luke Stoltman declined their invitations, the roster remains to be loaded. Returning champion Martins Licis and bronze medalist Oleksii Novikov — each former WSM champions — are amongst those that Hooper will compete towards.
Talking of Novikov, he laid waste to everybody within the Heavy Dumbbell Ladder on the 2021 Rogue Invitational because the lone athlete capable of lock out all 5 implements — nobody else made it previous the third. Whereas the occasions haven’t been revealed on the time of this text’s publication, it could not be unreasonable to anticipate the Heavy Dumbbell Ladder to return in 2022 and for Novikov to run it again.
Nevertheless, if Hooper has been placing in critical work on his single-arm shoulder urgent mechanics and energy, as his lifting of a literal human would possibly recommend, then, maybe, Hooper versus Novikov is the matchup to look out for throughout the Halloween season.
We’ll see if Hooper can proceed being probably the most vital shake-up to elite strongman competitors in 2022 and go trick-or-treating with one other podium end on the 2022 Rogue Invitational. If he does, it’ll seemingly be his most appreciable paycheck as a pro-strongman.
Featured picture: @mitchellhooper on Instagram