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 the 2021 Kern US Open in San Diego, CA, saw Bell add to his impressive powerlifting legacy. Competing in the meet raw with wraps, he was in a three-way tie for the all-time world record in the squat with a lift of 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds).