CAPTAIN MARVEL is the #1 movie in America and there's a new AVENGERS trailer out this morning, but the best superhero footage of the week came via @HawkeyeFootball and Tristan Wirfs. You've probably seen it by now, but take a gander at this:
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) March 12, 2019
That's Tristan Wirfs, Iowa's true junior left tackle, doing four reps of 450 lbs in the hang clean and making it look easy. (Well, the first three reps, anyway.) That ain't right. He just might be a mutant or the last survivor of an alien planet or the result of a government-sponsored super-soldier program.
Here's a video from a slightly different angle too:
The best thing about this video other than @TristanWirfs74 being an absolute freak is the atmosphere and energy in this team. The @HawkeyeFootball Culture is everything here. We want those who are going to add to and strengthen this culture! #IowaEdge pic.twitter.com/PuvVA3KqkA
— Tyler Barnes (@TylerBarnesIOWA) March 13, 2019
Wirfs broke the previous Iowa program record in this lift of 443 lbs, held by Brandon Scherff. Scherff was suitably impressed:
— Brandon Scherff (@bscherff68) March 12, 2019
We are all A.J. Epenesa's expression watching that lift:
So yeah: Tristan Wirfs is INCREDIBLY STRONG, y'all.