This just in from the final day of the IPF World Benchpress Championships in Sundsvall, Sweden:
Freddi Smulter won the Super Heavyweight with an incredible 401 kilo lift.
Freddi did it in his opening attempt, and it is with a big margin the biggest opener in IPF history.
We're three weeks out from the APF Raw Nationals in Grand Rapids, MI. Get your entry in this week! The deadline for late entries is this coming Friday the 29th. After the deadline hits we'll post the initial roster. We can't wait to see everyone!
The BPO British Powerlifting Championships made its way north of the border for the first time in 2015, and the loyal federation members showed their support by filling the full allocation of lifters!
Alexandria Leisure centre was the location for a magnificent championships that saw athletes travel the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to see who the best in Britain was.
The 2 day event was a great success, with over 100 records broken and the standard of lifting was at an all-time high.
Saturday, May 16 in Springfield, MO at Strong Gym's SPF Kings and Queens of Spring meet Ben Moore went 7/9 squatting 855lbs, benching 475lbs, and deadlifting 775lbs to total 2105lbs in the 308lbs raw w/wraps weight class! Ben's squat places him at #4 in the raw w/wraps category. His deadlift is #10 and his 2105lbs total slides him up the rankings tied for #5 in the USA! Huge total, congrats Ben!
Gage Smith lifting at an AAU May 16th 2015
pulled 290 pounds at 143 lbs and only 11 years old!
He narrowly missed 300. Never the less, the 290 pull was a national AAU record.
Watch footage of this young iron man!
Blaine Sumner great both in and out of gear! One of the few lifters who can really say that! At the USAPL Mens Open, Blaine busted out an incredible total head lined by a massive 1,069 pound squat!
Incredible world records and gold medals by the Japanese lifters Kodama (74 kilos) and Fukushima (83 kilos at the current world Benchpress championships in Sundsvall Sweden.
Kodama 300 kilos (661 lbs)
Saturday 16th May, The Pit in Hamrun hosted the first MDFPA Open Powerlifting Challenge ever, combined with the eight edition of the Maltese National Championships. No less than 28 Maltese Athletes competed for the honours, together with 9 foreigners, members of the Royal Airforce Powerlifting Team. A total of 14 female lifters took part in this event, which was over three times the previous record of female participants in a local event.
"2015 Open Nationals was this past weekend and I have to say it went pretty well. 827/475/832 (375/215/377.5) 6 new American records, unofficially broke the world record in the deadlift, 610 wilks, and some new prs. Getting close to the world records for the junior squat and total also. Here is my last dl, 832. Now it's on to the next one, 2015 IPF Juniors"
From 16 to 18 October 2015 in the heart of Russia, in Ekaterinburg, will be held Europe's largest power sports festival "Golden Tiger - IX».
The site of the festival: http://www.golden-tiger.ru/
The festival program includes 20 sports. Total number of athletes: 4000 Total quantitative of spectators: 10,000.
The April issue of STRONG LIFE Magazine is now available on Powerlifting Watch and at www.StrongLife610.net. Featured in the April issue is Tony Conyers' stellar performance at the 2015 Masters Championships and an update on the 2015 Men's & Women's Senior Championships on July 18-19 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
"Squat training at NBS Fitness hitting a walked out PR of 820.
4 weeks out from SPF Braggin Rights."
Another client from joshstrength! Check out Craig Koffler popping
a big 515 raw bench at only 198 pounds!
Looks like a bit more in him:
Willis McCoy from the Iron Chamber Gym in Canton Ohio moved even further up the 148 Masters Rankings with a solid outing at the USPA Midwest Regional Powerlifting Championships in Dayton, Ohio on May 16th, 2015. McCoy posted a strong 485 squat, a 336 bench press and a 551 deadlift for a convincing 1372 single-ply total. The performance moves McCoy from 10th to 5th on the squat rankings, deadlift from tied for 4th to 3rd and full meet total from 5th to 3rd.
Lindsey Craft weighed in at 51.2kg (112.8) and went 9/9 at the USPA Midwest Regionals in the raw classic division. 133.5/80/141 for a 354.5 total (781), setting all 4 state records, placing in the all-time american rankings (now concurrently ranked in 3 consecutive weight classes), and placing in the all-time international for squat.