17-Year-Old Alex Sydor Paused Deadlifts a Humongous 600lb

At age 16, Alex Sydor embarked on his competitive powerlifting career at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) United Barbell Classic on January 12th, 2019 where he placed third in the -83kg weight class after hitting a 490kg/1,080lb total. Since then, the now 17-year-old Sydor has competed in three more sanctioned meets and took home the gold in all three of them. The most substantial win coming last October at the USAPL 2019 Raw National Championships. Here are Sydor’s first place stats from that event:

  • Squat — 220kg/485lb
  • Bench Press — 137.5kg/303lb
  • Deadlift — 247.5kg/546lb
  • Total — 605kg/1,334lb

Sydor’s competition best deadlift came at his most recent meet — a 255kg/562lb pull at the USAPL Northeast Iron Beast Pro Winter Classic VII on January 18th,

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