SQ: 766 BP: 534; DL: 611; Total: 1,890
There have been few dominant champions like Wade Hooper. Year after year, Wade secures his spot on the World team, and with having just set 2 IPF records in 2006, we are willing to bet this trend will continue. Wade set the IPF World Squat record of 766lbs. and a new World Bench mark of 534 lbs. last November at the IPF Worlds in Stavanger, NOR. The lifts carried Wade to his 2nd Open World title in 3 years and brings to mind the question of "What will we be in store for once the Nationals arrive?"
The safe bet is that there will be more IPF World Records attempted and that the place will be in an uproar; but this author is willing to go a little farther and bet the farm that more records will fall. Come this July, you won't want to miss the 165's!