Andrew Hause - Image credit @daspowerhause Instagram
Andrew Hause has not made too many official appearances during his professional powerlifting career. However, he has quickly made a name for himself since the majority of his performances are record breaking. This was the case once again as Andrew took the stage on November 11th after not competing for over a year. His long-awaited appearance came at the 2023 USPC The Shack Showdown. Andrew took part in the raw 140-kilogram weight class, where he set new Squat and Total All-Time World Records.
Andrew Hause opened up with a humongous 409-kilogram (901.7-pound) squat. He followed it up with a 25-kilogram (55.1-pound) weight jump for his second attempt, which was already over the record. So, Andrew decided to demolish the U140KG All-Time World Record on his third attempt with a 440-kilogram (970-pound) lift.
Andrew Hause only put on a lifting belt and knee sleeves for his 440-kilogram (970-pound) record-breaking attempt, both of which were allowed in the raw division. He stepped under the barbell with blood running down his forehead, where he took a few deep breaths to brace properly as well. It was interesting to see how the competition featured a monolift, a specialized rack that retracts as soon as the barbell is lifted. So, Andrew did not need to take any steps backward, which helped him preserve some energy. So, Andrew immediately began lowering down with the weight and propelled back up with the same speed.
Shane Haller held the previous U140KG All-Time Raw Squat World Record of 420 kilograms (925.9 pounds). He set it at the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash, but it has now been claimed by Andrew Hause.
Andrew Hause weighed in at 135.1 kilograms (297.8 pounds) for the 2023 USPC The Shack Showdown, which is the heaviest he has ever appeared in a competition. During the meet, he only missed two bench press attempts, but did not even try to deadlift any weight on his final attempt either.
409 kilograms (901.7 pounds)
434 kilograms (956.8 pounds)
440 kilograms (970 pounds) — U140KG All-Time World Record
Unsuccessful — 241 kilograms (531.3 pounds)
Unsuccessful — 256 kilograms (564.3 pounds)
264 kilograms (582 pounds)
378 kilograms (833.3 pounds)
397 kilograms (875.2 pounds)
Did not attempt
Total — 1101 kilograms (2,427.3 pounds) — U140KG All-Time World Record
Zac Meyers held the previous Total World Record, having accumulated 1,077.5 kilograms (2,375.5 pounds) at the 2023 WRPF King of the Cave 3.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Andrew Hause has been competing for seven years now, during which he has taken part in eight sanctioned competitions. He won all eight and set countless World Records in the process. Andrew is mostly known for competing in the Wraps division, so his switch to the Raw division came as a surprise. But he swiftly showed that he’s among the best, no matter which division he’s in.
It is important to keep in mind that Andrew Hause is still just 26 years old. So, he still has a lot of potential to improve if he decides to chase more success in powerlifting. His plans for the future are currently unknown, but there is no doubt that Hause will continue putting up huge lifts soon enough.
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