Competition Results

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Powerlifter Amanda Lawrence Wins USAPL 84-Kilogram National Title By Over 100 Kilos

Amanda Lawrence went into the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals in Daytona, FL as the reigning International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion in the under 84-kilogram category. So it makes sense that she would be the favorite in the field to win the meet. By the end of the day (June 18) she not only …

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Heather Connor Sets Three American Records, Wins 47KG Title at 2021 USAPL Nationals

USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals is one of the most anticipated meets in the sport of powerlifting, and 2021’s edition had a lot of buzz around it. One reason is that Heather Connor was competing in it. The 47-kilogram lifter is considered one of the pound-for-pound strongest lifters in the sport, and her performance in Daytona, …

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Powerlifter Russel Orhii Squats 323 Kilograms at 83KG Bodyweight, Breaks American Record

Competitive powerlifter Russel Orhii has been making moves in his sport, and the latest one came on June 17th at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals. Competing in the 83 kilogram Raw class, Orhii broke the USAPL American Raw squat record not once, but twice. Orhii weighed in at 82.54 kilograms (182 pounds), and competed …

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Tbilisi 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup Results

The 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup took place from May 20-23, 2021, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The host country was able to post seven medals with nine competitors to finish only behind Kazahkstan, which posted eight medals with 14 competitors. Twenty-five countries were represented in the competition, with 17 of them taking home at least one …

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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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