Fredrick Hatfield

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Frederick Hatfield
Born (1942-10-21)October 21, 1942
Died May 14, 2017(2017-05-14) (aged 74)
Residence United States Williamstown, Massachusetts
Other names "Dr. Squat"
Occupation Powerlifter, Teacher
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg) in 1986
Competition record
Representing  United States
IPF World Games[1]
Silver medal – second place 1981 100kg
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[2]
1st 1981 100 kg
1st 1986 110 kg
USPF National Championships[2]
2nd 1981 100 kg
2nd 1983 100 kg
3rd 1984 100 kg
2nd 1985 110 kg
2nd 1986 110 kg
AAU National Championships[2]
3rd 1977 82.5 kg

Frederick C. Hatfield (October 21, 1942 – May 14, 2017), nicknamed Dr. Squat, was an American world champion powerlifter and PhD holder in sports sciences and gaming.[3] He was also the co-founder and president of the International Sports Sciences Association,[4] an organization of fitness experts which certifies personal fitness trainers from around the world. He went on to make the ICOPRO bodybuilding protein and supplements for Vince McMahon's World Bodybuilding Federation and even after the promotion folded, Vince continued to market the product until 1995.

Academic career[edit]

Hatfield was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1942.[3] He was raised in a Connecticut orphanage until 1961, when he graduated from Cromwell High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps until 1964, when he enrolled in Southern Connecticut State University.

Upon graduating, Hatfield earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation.[3] He then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Master's degree in the social sciences of sport. He went on to earn his PhD in psychology, sociology and motor learning from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Hatfield held positions at Newark State College, Bowie State University, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He taught undergraduate students, and conducted research in sport psychology. He has written over 60 books, some of them best-sellers.[5]

Accomplishments in powerlifting[edit]

As a powerlifter, Hatfield won 2 IPF World Powerlifting Championships titles in 1983 and 1986.[4] At the age of 45, he set a squat world record by lifting 1014 pounds in the 100 kg weight class, becoming the first person to squat more than 1000lbs.[5]

Personal Records[6]
Squat 1014 pounds
Bench 523 pounds
Deadlift 766 pounds
Snatch 275 pounds
Clean and Jerk 369 pounds


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