I've met Eric and his family. They are incredible lifters and it really comas down to comfort and what one wants to do. Eric chose raw and use of a mono. Does it diminish what he does. I say it doesn't. He is still crazy strong and has a ton of upside. I've watched Eric evolve from a 242er to now a 308er. Barring injury, I see him continuing his accent to bigger numbers. Andrey is bigger but I agree in this case, weight isn't much of a factor. Audrey's speed is just sick. He too looks to do more weight. As for Eric's weight, I only mention that because his dad jokes that he always lies about his weight and has to cut. Ernie Sr. Keeps him humble and will hopefully keep him on the path to greatness. Regardless, those two are playing with weight I couldn't even fathom unracking let alone squatting!