This was bound to happen. Ashton Rouska’s inevitability as the dominant player in the -93kg weight class could have been predicted when he first stepped on the competitive stage at just 15 years old and won the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) 2013 Alaska State Championships. In his very young powerlifting career since then, the now 22 year old Rouska has won twenty-eight of the thirty competitive meets he has appeared in.
His recent win at the Arnold Grand Prix by SBD this past weekend was his most substantial. Not only did he stand atop the podium but he set two new world records in the squat and total and a new American record in the deadlift along the way.