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 already made powerlifting history once by becoming the first man at 90 kilos to squat 400 kilograms (881 pounds) raw with wraps. By the end of that meet — which takes place from April 24-25,