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18-Year-Old Powerlifter Jackson Powell Totals 942 Kilograms (2076.7 Pounds)

In April 2021, after 18-year-old Jackson Powell squatted a colossal 419.6-kilograms (925-pound) double, he told BarBend of his goal to squat 452.6 kilograms (1,000 pounds) and total 998 kilograms (2,200 pounds) at the World Powerlifting USA (WPUSA) Tennessee State Championship on May 8, 2021. If successful, he would be the first teen to ever hit …

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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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Will Barotti Bench Presses 1,090 Pounds to Win “Baddest Benchers” Contest

Very few people know what it is like to bench press 1,000 pounds. Even in a sport like equipped powerlifting, there are few opportunities to see that amount of weight being moved by the upper body. On March 20, 2021, seven men who have successfully done so gathered to see who would be the strongest …

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Chris Weist Deadlifts Unofficial World Record: 428 Kilograms At 140 KG Bodyweight

On February 6th, Allentown, Pennsylvania hosted the 2021 MM Northeast Power Bowl powerlifting meet. It was at this event that a new standard has been set for the deadlift in the 308 pound/140kg bodyweight class. Twenty-five year old Chris Weist was one of the 13 competitors taking part in this meet, and he competed in …

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Jimmy Kolb Bench Presses 476 Kilograms (1,050 Pounds) in Single-Ply Equipment

On Jan. 30-31, 2021, Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, hosted Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate’s (RPS) North American and New Jersey Championships. Everyone that was in attendance got to witness a lift that may have historic implications. Jimmy Kolb competed in the single-ply equipped division and only took part in the bench press portion of the …

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Powerlifter Jesus Olivares Sets Unofficial Junior World Record Total of 1,055.5 Kilograms (2,326.9 Pounds)

In just his third United States Powerlifting (USAPL) meet, 22-year old Jesus Olivares set three Junior American powerlifting records and an unofficial world record. On Dec. 13, 2020, Olivares competed in the USAPL Texas Open in San Antonio, TX in the 264-pound plus weight class (120 kilograms), raw, and managed to put on his best …

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Petr Petras Breaks All-Time World Raw Powerlifting Total Record

Super-heavyweight powerlifter Petr Petras of Czechia made history in his sport on December 5,2020 That is since he completed at a meet in Odessa, Ukraine, and by the conclusion of that fulfill, he took ownership of the all-time world record in the raw total with knee wraps as a superheavyweight. The new mark is now …

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Powerlifter Amanda Lawrence Sets Three American Records

A lot can happen in a year. If you’re Amanda Lawrence, you apparently add 73 pounds to your already elite powerlifting total and set three new American and unofficial world records. On Nov. 21, 2020, Lawrence competed in the 84-kilogram (185-pound) weight division at the USAPL (USA Powerlifting) Gainzgiving powerlifting meet, held in Appleton, WI. …

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Taylor Atwood Becomes First 74-Kilogram Powerlifter to Total Over 800 Kilograms

Taylor Atwood has actually solidified himself as one of the best powerlifters in any weight class. Atwood amounted to 812 kgs (or 1,790 pounds) raw in the 74- kg weight class at the 38 th yearly USA Powerlifting Florida State Championships held in Orlando, FL on Oct. 18,2020 He’s the first powerlifter in his weight …

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Joe Sullivan Squats 822 Pounds/372 Kilograms for a New World Record

Brave Enough CrossFit in North Kansas City, Missouri was the site of the 2020 edition of “The Face-off” powerlifting meet, approved by the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF). Anyone that remained in attendance got to see powerlifting history be made thanks to Ohio native Joe Sullivan Sullivan was competing in the 220 pound (100 kg) …

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