The 2022 Rogue Invitational saw three world records set new marks.
The 2022 Rogue Invitational is one of the best strongman events of the year where competitors have a chance to compete and even set some new world records.
The competition took place on Sunday at the Dell Diamond Stadium in Austin, TX. Oleksii Novikov won the overall prize but Mitchell Hooper and Kevin Faires also put on quite a performance with record-setting days. Both strongmen set new world records in different events.
Mitchell Hooper Sets Dinnie Stone Hold Record At 39.85 Seconds
Mitchell Hooper finished third at the 2022 Rogue Invitational and highlighted his performance by setting a new mark in the Dinnie Stone Hold.
Hooper stepped up to the stones, weighing a total of 332kg (723lb) and was able to hold them for 39.85 seconds using a hook grip.
Kevin Faires Sets Thor’s Hammer Deadlift Record Of 325 Pounds
Kevin Faires placed last during the 2022 Rogue Invitational but he was able to make it a memorable weekend by setting a new mark in Thor’s Hammer Deadlift.
Because of the unique shape and nature of the lift, grip strength is put on display and Faires was able to make it count. The hammer weighed 147.4kg (325lb) and was able to get it off the ground to set a new mark. Faires’ record beats the previous mark by 11.4kg. Just one year ago, Martins Licis completed a 136kg (300lb) lift.
The 2022 Rogue Invitational was one for the record books, both literally and figuratively. Mitchell Hooper and Kevin Faires now put their names in the history books with record-setting lifts.