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 bench presser of all.
The “Baddest Benchers” contest took place at the Nathaniel Center in Kingwood, Texas. The contest was sanctioned by the International Powerlifting Association (IPA) with Tiny Meeker serving as the promoter. There were no weight classes,