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Mitchell Hooper

Competing at The Strongman Classic 2024
Nickname The Moose Date of birth 29/08/1995 Place of birth Canada Country Canada Height 1.93m (6'4") Weight 145kg (320lbs)
About Mitchell Hooper

Life

Born in Barrie, Ontario, Mitchell Hooper is the first Canadian strongman to ever win World’s Strongest Man, having captured the title in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2023. He works as an exercise physiology clinician and has one of the biggest deadlifts in strongman history, with a massive personal best of 475kg/1,047lb.

At 1.93m (6’ 4”) and 145kg (320lb), Mitchell is not as big as some of his giants-sized competitors but has shown huge static strength, as well as an ability to move under load at lightning speed. He is a tremendously versatile athletes who has competed in several sports prior to strongman, including American football, golf, marathon running and ice hockey.

Career

Hooper’s sporting background involves 10 years of Ice Hockey, as well as a period playing golf before settling to play football at the University of Guelph. His transition into lifting came as a result of a weight loss regime that saw him enter a men’s physique contest in Barrie, Ontario. Mitchell lost 40kg/88lb and after a brief spell running marathons (his best time was 3 hours 24 minutes) he began powerlifting whilst completing his master’s degree in Sydney, Australia.

Hooper competed at national and state level, establishing national records, lifting raw in the -120kg weight class. He began strongman competitions around this time and was able to win everything he entered, immediately producing world class performances in yoke and farmer’s walk/medley events.

During 2021 Hooper was able to drastically improve his already brilliant deadlift. His meteoric development in what is regarded as possibly the greatest test of strength, culminated in him successfully deadlifting 475kg/1,047lb at the Excalibur Max Deadlift Exhibition. This performance grabbed the strength community’s attention, resulting in his invite to the 2022 World’s Strongest Man contest, where he qualified for the final following a dominant display in his heat.

The 2022 season ended with victory at the World Tour Finals and in March the following year, Hooper took 1st at the Arnold Classic – the biggest win of his career at that point. Returning to World’s Strongest Man he was able to defeat defending champion, Tom Stoltman, to become the first Canadian to win the title. Since then he has managed a 3rdplace finish at the Strongman Classic and secured the runner-up spot at the 2023 Shaw Classic.

Best Title

At the 2023 World’s Strongest Man contest, Mitchell came through his heat with supreme confidence and looked to be favourite to win the final. Winning the opening two event, the Shield Carry and Deadlift, a minor slip-up in the Fingal’s Fingers was soon put behind him as he took joint 1st in the Dumbbell and won the Bus Pull outright. A 4.5-point margin over Tom Stoltman secured victory for The Moose, making Mitchell Hooper the first Canadian World’s Strongest Man.

Competition Results

  • World’s Strongest Man:
    • 2023 – Winner
    • 2022 – 8th place (1st place in heat)
  • Arnold Strongman Classic 2023 – Winner
  • Australia’s Strongest International 2023 – Winner
  • Giants Live:
    • World Tour Finals 2022 – Winner
    • Strongman Classic: 2023 – 3rd place, 2022 – Runner-up
    • World Open 2022 – Runner-up
  • Shaw Classic:
    • 2023 – Runner-up
    • 2022 – 3rd place
  • Rogue Invitational 2022 – 3rd place
  • Arnold Strongman UK 2022 – Winner
  • Excalibur Max Deadlift Charity Event: 1st Place – 475kg/1,047lb
  • 2021 New South Wales’s Strongest Man: 1st place

Best Lifts

Competition Lifts

  • Deadlift: 475kg/1,047lb
  • 18” Deadlift: 485kg/1,089lb
  • Log lift: 195kg/430lb for 3 repetitions
  • Circus Dumbell: 140kg/308lb
  • Flintstone Lift: 200kg/441lb
  • Single Atlas Stone: 232kg/511lb (over 1.2m bar)

Training lifts

  • Deadlift: 420kg/926lb
  • Push Press: 212.5kg/475lb
  • Squat: 350kg/771lb x 3 repetitions

Present Day

Hooper is fully committed to being the best strength athlete he can be. Mitchell Hooper’s 2023 World’s Strongest Man victory and the steep curve of improvement he seems to be on suggest that plenty more success lies ahead of him.

The Canadian is confirmed to compete at the 2023 Giants Live World Tour Finals at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on October 21st, 2023.

Media

Mitchell has an extensive media presence including accounts on Facebook: Mitchell Hooper Strength Athlete, Instagram: @mitchellhooper, where he has 135k followers and on YouTube where his channel, Mitchell Hooper has over 5k subscribers. He also has his own website: www.mitchellhooperstrongman.com.

There are a multitude of YouTube videos available either profiling, interviewing, or showing highlights from Hooper’s training and competing. Mitchell has appeared on the Giants Live Strongman podcast, following his exploits at the 2022 WSM contest. His 2023 WSM, as well as his 2023 Giants Live appearances will be aired on UK television’s Channel 5, over the festive period.

Videos of Mitchell Hooper

3:40

World’s Strongest Men vs 1000lb Deadlift

World’s Strongest Men vs 1000lb Deadlift
4:48

56 Year Old Mark FELIX Crushes DEADLIFT

56 Year Old Mark FELIX Crushes DEADLIFT
4:46

(Another!) 505kg-1113lbs World Record DEADLIFT Attempt

(Another!) 505kg-1113lbs World Record DEADLIFT Attempt
3:41

Is this the closest race in Strongman? Mitch Hooper vs Tom Stoltman

Is this the closest race in Strongman? Mitch Hooper vs Tom Stoltman
4:10

200kg/441lb Log Presses! | World Tour Finals 2023

200kg/441lb Log Presses! | World Tour Finals 2023
17:31

Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?

Did we just witness the most impressive WORLD RECORD of all time?
8:15

Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!

Conan’s Wheel pushes Strongmen to the LIMIT!
18:03

Strongman Classic 2023 – INSANE finish

Strongman Classic 2023 – INSANE finish
12:32

Stone Carry Record – The Strongman Classic 2023

Stone Carry Record – The Strongman Classic 2023
23:23

World’s most EPIC DEADLIFTS

World’s most EPIC DEADLIFTS

Frequently asked questions about Mitchell Hooper

Is Mitchell Hooper the World’s Strongest Man?

Yes, Mitchell Hooper is the current World's Strongest Man winning the contest in April 2023.

Who is Mitchell World’s Strongest Man?

Mitchell Hooper is the 2023 World's Strongest Man.

Who is World’s Strongest Man (WSM)?

Canadian born Mitchell Hooper is the World's Strongest Man. He won the contest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April 2023. Mitchell Hooper was born on 29th September 1995.

Who is the World’s Strongest Man currently?

The 2023 World's Strongest Man is Canadian, Mitchell Hooper. He won the title in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The World's Strongest Man 2023 contest took place between the 19th and 23rd April.

Who is the current World’s Strongest Man?

The current World's Strongest Man is Mitchell Hooper. The Canadian-born was crowned World's Strongest Man in 2023 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Who is the number 1 strongest man in the world?

Mitchell Hooper is the strongest man in the world. One of Hooper's strongest events is the yoke. He won World's Strongest Man at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April 2023.

Who is the strongest man in the world now?

The strongest man in the world now is Mitchell Hooper. He won the 2023 World's Strongest Man event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Who were the 2023 World’s Strongest Men finalists?

The 2023 World's Strongest Man contest took place in April in Myrtle Beach. The competition started with 30 contestants competing in heats with 10 athletes reaching the final day to then compete for the coveted World's Strongest Man trophy. The results of the final day were as follows where Mitchell Hooper crowned the World's Strongest Man 2023.

Placing Name Points
1 Mitchell Hooper — Canada 53.5
2 Tom Stoltman — United Kingdom 49
3 Oleksii Novikov — Ukraine 41
4 Trey Mitchell — USA 39.5
5 Evan Singleton — USA 39.5
6 Pavlo Kordiyaka — Ukraine 31.5
7 Brian Shaw — USA 27.5
8 Luke Stoltman — United Kingdom 21.5
9 Mathew Ragg — New Zealand 18.5
10 Jaco Schoonwinkel — South Africa (Withdrawn due to injury) 5.5

Who won the World’s Strongest Man 2023?

Mitchell Hooper won World's Strongest Man 2023. The contest took place in Myrtle Beach, Florida in April where Hooper narrowly beat 2022's World's Strongest Man, Tom Stoltman.

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