As an officer with the U.S. Military and a present doctoral candidate, Ashton Rouska appears to be an individual of many abilities. It’s his power as a powerlifter that not too long ago garnered quite a lot of consideration.
On Might 21, 2022, Rouska shared footage of himself squatting 375.1 kilograms (827 kilos) throughout a coaching session. Later, he bench-pressed 215.4 kilograms (475 kilos) and deadlifted 381 kilograms (840 kilos), giving him a 971.6-kilogram (2,142-pound) whole. Rouska donned a lifting belt and knee sleeves for his squat, and only a belt for his bench press and deadlift.
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The squat is Rouska’s new PR, exceeding his earlier competitors better of 370 kilograms (815.7 kilos) from the 2022 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Arnold A7 Grand Prix. The bench press is a brand new PR, too, surpassing Rouska’s earlier better of 210 kilograms (462.9 kilos) that he set on the 2021 USAPL Virginia Professional. Lastly, Rouska even eclipsed his high previous uncooked whole of 955 kilograms (2,105.4 kilos), which he additionally notched on the 2022 USAPL Arnold A7 Grand Prix.
Listed here are Rouska’s full stats from this coaching session:
Ashton Rouska | Might 21, 2022 Carry Stats
- Squat — 375.1 kilograms (827 kilos) | New PR
- Bench Press — 215.4 kilograms (475 kilos) | New PR
- Deadlift — 381 kilograms (840 kilos)
- Whole — 971.6 kilograms (2,142 kilos) | New PR
Notably, the squat and whole would’ve additionally unofficially exceeded the since-defunct USAPL U105-kilogram weight class information — every of which Rouska held. With the USAPL group formally returning to “outdated weight courses” at the beginning of 2022, Rouska is not going to have a chance to interrupt both former U105-kilogram mark at his subsequent competitors. That would be the 2022 USAPL Mega Nationals in early June.
All of that mentioned, Rouska capturing three PRs in a single fell swoop stays nothing to sneeze at.
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Rouska at a Look
In his near-decade as a aggressive powerlifter, Rouska has saved busy. Since Spring 2014, the athlete has participated in 39 separate sanctioned competitions. A prolific and constant winner, he hasn’t completed in one thing aside from first place since October 2019.
Right here’s a rundown of a few of Rouska’s extra notable profession outcomes:
Ashton Rouska | Notable Profession Outcomes
- 2014 USAPL Uncooked Nationals (Uncooked) — First place
- 2014 Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Sub-Juniors and Juniors Powerlifting Championships (Single) — First place
- 2015 USAPL Males’s and Ladies’s Nationals (Single) — First place
- 2016 USAPL Uncooked Nationals (Uncooked) — First place
- 2017 USAPL Uncooked Nationwide Championships (Uncooked) — First place
- 2019 USAPL Collegiate Nationals (Uncooked) — First place
- 2020 North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Arnold Grand Prix by SBD (Uncooked) — First place
- 2020 USAPL Virginia Winter Wrecker (Uncooked) — First place
- 2021 USAPL Virginia Professional (Uncooked) — First place
- 2022 Arnold A7 Grand Prix (Uncooked) — First place
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The Mega Nationals Are Subsequent
On the time of this writing, Rouska has not confirmed his weight class for the 2022 USAPL Mega Nationals on June 7-12, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. His solely competitors up to now beneath the brand new USAPL tips — the 2022 USAPL Arnold A7 Grand Prix — was an Open meet, giving him leeway to compete the place he pleases.
Rouska did disclose on his Instagram submit that he at present weighs 103.4 kilograms (228 kilos). With the Mega Nationals meet so shut, if it’s not Open and Rouska plans to compete within the USAPL 100-kilogram weight class, he should reduce some weight. If not, it seems he’ll compete within the 110-kilogram weight class. Although, that might be uncharted territory contemplating Rouska has by no means competed above 105 kilograms in his profession.
No matter path Rouska takes, he’ll assuredly look to make his mark wherever he can in the course of the meet.
Featured picture: @some_strongash_guy on Instagram