Mitchell Hooper (aka the Moose) exploded onto the Strongman scene in 2021 after deadlifting 475kg at under 140kg body weight.
Mitchell has only been doing strength sports for three years and recently made his professional debut, representing Canada at the 2022 World’s Strongest Man competition. Mitchell won his qualifying heat against seasoned competitors and made the final where he finished 8th in the world as a rookie.
Mitchell recently placed 2nd at the Giant's Live Strongman Classic and Giant's Live World Open, and 3rd at the Shaw Classic and 1st at the UK Arnold. Mitchell is currently training for the Giant's Live contest in Glasgow and Rogue invitational.
During his amateur lifting career Mitchell competed in Strongman and Powerlifting while living and working in Australia. Mitchell won every competition he entered and broke multiple national records including a 475kg deadlift and 232kg atlas stone. In 2021, Mitchell also placed first in the Static Monsters Worldwide competition with a new World Record total of 665kg. Mitchell draws on his varied sporting background which included marathon running, bodybuilding, NFL, golf and swimming.
Outside of Strongman, Mitchell runs an Exercise Physiology Clinic in Barrie, Ontario where he hopes to use exercise to improve the quality of life of the general population. Mitchell is also focused on growing his Strength Coaching business – Team Moose which provides sport strength specific coaching and programming to athletes interested in powerlifting and strongman.
Mitchell is focused on creating a positive legacy and lives by the motto “Good Enough, Every Day.”
Mitchell is sponsored by Evolution Athletics who provide the highest quality supportive equipment available. Evolution Athletics was developed by Brian Shaw, 4-times World’s Strongest Man.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.
Mitchell is supported by Athletic Kulture, Barrie which is one of the best equipped gyms in Canada. If you are in the area and are looking for somewhere to train be sure to check it out.