2021 Kern US Open

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2021 Kern US Open Recap — No World Record Was Safe in San Diego

The 2021 Kern US Open has given powerlifting fans a lot to talk about since it took place from April 24-25. Many world records were set, a couple of divisions saw new lifters claim the top of the leaderboard, and fans watching in person in San Diego, CA, or on the live stream, got to …

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Powerlifter Blake Lehew (82.5KG) Sets New World Record Total at 910 Kilograms, Raw W/ Wraps

The 2021 Kern US Open — held from April 25-25, 2021, in San Diego, CA — was a monumental meet that saw numerous world records. As the event approached the finish line, Blake Lehew, who competed in the 82.5 kilogram raw with wraps division, rounded out the Kern US Open with a new all-time world …

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Powerlifter Chad Penson (90KG) Totals 11 Times His Bodyweight, Seizes Two World Records

Leading up to the 2021 Kern US Open, all eyes were on John Haack, and for good reason. Haack was considered the favorite in the 90-kilogram Raw With Wraps division. However, the fans watching in San Diego, CA as well as on the live stream saw another 9o-kilogram competitor dominate the day. Chad Penson had …

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Powerlifter Dan Bell Takes All-Time Raw W/ Wraps Squat Record with 505-KG Lift

For fans of powerlifting, Dan Bell has become what Patrick Mahomes is to professional football. Whenever the super heavyweight powerlifter (140+ kilograms) competes, it’s a must-see event because anything can happen. The Florida native has reached the rarified air that any third attempt he takes can go down in powerlifting history. Fans in attendance at …

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Powerlifter Chad Penson is the First Man to Squat 400 Kilograms at 90KG, Raw W/ Wraps

The 2021 Kern US Open, sanctioned by the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF), was expected to be a proving ground for world records — and the first one is now in the books. Many people associate 90-kilogram dominance with powerlifter John Haack. After all, the man does own two world records. However, on April 24, …

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2021 Kern US Open Preview — How and Who to Watch

Every strength sport has its major events that highlight the competitive season. Strongman has the World’s Strongest Man, Arnold Strongman Classic, and the World’s Ultimate Strongman. Bodybuilding has the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic. Of course, Olympic weightlifting has, well, the Olympics. Powerlifting has its big contests as well, and one of them is the …

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