Andrew Hause has his sights set on one of the more hallowed marks in strength sports — Daniel Bell’s All-Time World Record total of 1,182.4 kilograms (2,609.9 pounds) with wraps. Per a training feat achieved right before the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro, it seems the 140-kilogram powerlifter remains on track toward rewriting the history books one day.
On August 3, 2022, Hause shared footage of himself capturing a 1,143-kilogram (2,522-pound) total with wraps during a recent workout. That Total is 26.5 kilograms (58.4 pounds) more than Hause’s recent All-Time World Record in the 140-kilogram weight class at the 2022 WRPF American Pro. Hause did not disclose his weight for this session nor the precise date of the workout.
Andrew Hause — Raw (W/Wraps) Training Stats
- Squat — 476.6 kilograms (1,031 pounds) | Personal Record
- Bench Press — 256.3 kilograms (565 pounds) | Personal Record
- Deadlift — 420 kilograms (926 pounds) | Personal Record
- Total —1,144 kilograms (2,522 pounds) | Personal Record
As the powerlifter alluded to in an Instagram post, Hause found it challenging to transfer these stats to the 2022 WRPF American Pro. The training session nonetheless remains a potential preview of the power Hause might be able to harness on a sanctioned lifting platform in the future.
“Not the cleanest lifts, but here are my best numbers from last meet prep,” Hause wrote. “[It was] a whole different monster to hit them in a meet on the same day. I need to keep pushing. Operation 2,650!”
Hause’s High Ambitions
Even with his recent All-Time World Record in the 140-kilogram weight class, Hause still needs 66.4 kilograms (146.4 pounds) to surpass Bell’s heaviest recorded total in the history of powerlifting. However, Hause has ambitions to do more than exceed Bell’s legendary mark in a competition. He apparently wants to smash that figure.
The 24-year-old Hause frequently references “Operation 2,650” in many of his social media posts, which is a nod to his goal of someday scoring a 1,202-kilogram (2,650-pound) total with wraps. This achievement would be 18.8 kilograms (40.1 pounds) more than Bell’s record. If he attains that number, it would also make Hause the first-ever powerlifter to log a total of at least 1,200 kilograms (2,645.5 pounds) (in the Raw With Wraps category).
At the time of this article’s publication, according to Open Powerlifting, Hause possesses the fourth-highest ever total with wraps regardless of weight class. With due time and steady progress, the athlete could find himself on the top of the mountain while completely separating himself from his peers.
Featured image: @daspowerhause on Instagram