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April 12, 2022
In Missouri, the KC Metro Novice Showdown took place over the weekend on April 9th, 2022. Although this isn't one of the larger or well-known powerlifting meets, there was once a performance that we thought deserved to be covered. 22-year-old Hagen Henderson broke the 2000 lb raw total mark for the first time in his young career.
Hagen Henderson popped up in the powerlifting world over the recent years by putting up some impressive lifts on his social media and in competition. This event was no different for Henderson as he continued to push himself, breaking through the intimidating 2000lb total mark while competing in the 140kg (308lb) weight class.
Perhaps Henderson's most impressive lift was his squat which was a hair under 800lbs. Using only a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves, Henderson was able to press up from a squat position without any sticking issues. He completed this lift in a dominant fashion, we think he'll be adding more to the bar for his next meet.
Hagen's bench press looked equally as seamless as his squat, and he pressed up from his chest without any struggle. His effortless lift even made the spotter do a double-take!
Henderson's only lift to show him fight through some adversity to lockout was his third attempt of deadlift at 340kg. Using a shoulder-width stance and a mixed grip and lifting belt, he battled the weight up until he was able to lock it out. This showed his determination to be excellent.
We're sure that we haven't seen the last of Henderson as he shows promise to be one of the best in the sport. At only 22 years old, he's undefeated in competition, winning all 6 sanctioned events he competed in.
Let's look at his perfect performance for the day as he went 9 for 9.
Total: 907.5kg (2000.7lb)
Watch Hagen Henderson break the 2000lb raw total mark below:
It's amazing to see so many new strength athletes coming up through the ranks these days. Henderson is definitely one we'll keep our eyes on moving forward, stay tuned.
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