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March 06, 2022
On the last day of the Arnold Sports Festival, we got to see some new records set in the Rogue Record Breakers events. Three notable records were set, including powerlifter, Tamara Walcott’s Elephant Bar Deadlift, strongman Kevin Faires’ Dinnie Stone Carry, and Trey Mitchell’s Thor’s Hammer Hold. Continue on to see the Rogue Record Breakers results and amazing lifts below!
The Rogue Record Breakers event lived up to the hype at the 2022 Arnold Sports Festival. This event wrapped up the weekend's action on March 6, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at 3 incredible new records that were set during the event.
Tamara Walcott is a prolific powerlifter from the US who continues to set the bar higher with some monstrous lifts. Last year in October 2021, she set a new World Raw Powerlifting Federation world record by deadlifting 288.5kg (634.76lbs). At the Rogue Record Breaker’s event, she managed to pull 641 pounds in the Elephant deadlift. Walcott’s lift broke the previous record by 20 pounds which was held by Andrea Thompson.
Walcott looked cool, calm, and collected as she set the new Elephant Bar Deadlift world record. Her hands were covered in chalk, and she was wearing a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and shin protectors. Walcott employed a mixed grip to execute the lift as she pulled the weight from the ground. She finished out the lift in convincing fashion and won a nice paycheck of $5,000 from Rogue for her efforts.
Check out her record-setting lift below!
Strongman Kevin Faires' history-making Dinnie Stone Carry was the first of its kind at the Rogue Record Breakers event. The Dinnie Stone is named after the strongman Donald Dinnie. The stones weigh in at 414lbs and 318lbs for a total of 733lbs! Faires is no stranger to events that require a massive amount of grip strength as he also performs well with the Nicols Stones carry. These Dinnie Stones are replicas as there are only one pair of original stones.
Faires was able to smash the previous Dinnie Stone Carry world record after he cleared the measuring tape that was set up and finished with a staggering 25 feet eight inches. Laurence Shahlaei held the previous record with 14 feet 10 inches. Faires also won $5,000 for his superb effort.
Watch Faires set the new standard below!
Strongman Charles Trey Mitchell was able to set a new world record in the Thor’s Hammer Hold. This event consists of holding a 65lb Thor’s Hammer in front of their body for as long as possible. Mitchell, at 28 years old, is no stranger to the world of strongmen and has been competing in the sport for years. He’s attended the World Strongest Man event, and he even won the 2021 Shaw Classic.
Athletes had to hold Thor’s Hammer out in front of their body with arms extended and the hammer between the shoulder and eye level while their back and head had to stay in contact with a post behind them the entire time. Mitchell didn’t use any assistance from lifting belts or wrist wraps, making his effort even more impressive. Mitchell held the hammer for 60.72 seconds which beat out the previous record of 49.24 seconds.
Have a look at this record-setting feat below on Rogue’s YouTube Channel, where you can see the entire World Record Breakers event. *(Mitchell’s lift is at the 1:54:41 mark).
The Rogue Record Breakers event was a perfect way to close out the Arnold Sports Festival. SET FOR SET sends our congratulations to the winners and other contestants.
Which new record do you think is the most impressive?
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