Shannon Pole-Summers Sets World Record Female Bench Press With 531 Pounds

Shannon Pole-Summers has set the all time World Record female bench press with a 531 pound bench at the APA Southeast Regional Powerlifting Championships in Powdersville, South Carolina on Saturday. Summer's effort tops the former record of 530 pounds held by Becca Swanson. Summers, lifting as a superheavyweight, also made attempts at 475 and 500 pounds. She missed a fourth attempt at 550 pounds.

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Kick ass nice to see women nailing some HUGE weights, congrats to Kara also for hitting a huge 450 plus bench in Alabama

It's also going to be nice to see how Becca Swanson responds to Summers' effort. Nothing like a little competition to push the records even further.

Holy fuck! My jaw just dropped.

I disagree calling any record an All time record. Its only a record for that federation regardless if its State, American or a World record. Becca lifts in the APF. Shannon lifts in the APA. Becca would have to go to an APA meet to break Shannon's record and vice versa.

Steve has a good point..., but CONGRATULATIONS Shannon! Awesome!!
Lift..., what else?

On one level it is an APA record. It's certainly not an APF record. Different rules make for different conditions under which one must lift. But on another level, it is the highest competition bench press by a women. That's what makes it an all time record.

I agree with Jon, anytime you lift more weight than anyone else has ever done before than it is an all time record.

hey nick how are you feeling read on a another board that you hurt your self

All I can say is wow!!! Congratulations Shannon. Now watch out for Becca.

"hey nick how are you feeling read on a another board that you hurt your self"

Which one, lol. I have proximal biceps tendonitis and a tweaked pec (just did that today, getting over the flu and still a bit dehydrated, shouldn't have gone heavy). Everything will be fine in a week or two, the bicep is feeling much better.

Good luck healing and training for the New England Record Breakers.

i hear on another board you are eyeing 735 on the bench press

Shannon Pole Summers bench 531 at a closed door APA meet, ran by her friends! There was no pictures or videos of her lifts! I know my girlfriend is friends with her! It was a fraud. Swanson needs to bring her to the dance floor. Summers couldn't even hit 360lb last year at bench america 2 !

IF SHE DID 531 THEN PROVE IT WITH VIDEO.

Haw, what a hoax!

Now days saying you did it is meaningless..vidoe is great but are still debated...the best proof is when you did the weight at a meet run and judged by those with a great reputation for adherance to the rules...so for now must will not believe it at all.

It is total BS, no photos or video of an alegged WR feat of power?

Becca is for real, in real meets. It is a smoke screen and most of us know this..

FM

Ryan, e-mail me if you like and I can give you the details of the lift as I was the head judge at that meet when she benched.

I can't believe this is even still an issue.

Wade No one wants your details. We all know its bull. You said months ago you had videos and pictures but yet you think we all would forget about it. This record should be deleted. No evidence, just your word. Of course she hasn't lifted after that to. Come on..

Wade ain't you a friend of her fathers? Thats what I thought! Why hasn't she competed after that large lift? Did she leave country or something?

Anonymous wrote:
Wade No one wants your details. We all know its bull. You said months ago you had videos and pictures but yet you think we all would forget about it.

I never said that. That was someone else.

This record should be deleted. No evidence, just your word. Of course she hasn't lifted after that to. Come on..
You post without your name and I'm supposed to take you serious.

Let it go for God's sake. This will be my last post. All you bravehearts that want to discuss this via e-mail and welcomed to e-mail me directly.

Jon, this is pretty dissapointing across the board. Do you really need this?

Anonymous wrote:
Wade ain't you a friend of her fathers? Thats what I thought!

I posted that I was. That was never a secret.

Anonymous wrote:
Why hasn't she competed after that large lift?

Last Iheard, and it's been a while, was due to injury. I don't know anything beyond that.

Anonymous wrote:
Did she leave country or something?

Not that I'm aware of.

The mark is no longer the record. Becca Swanson now owns the record. Please contact Wade directly for more information as nothing more can come of this thread unless video is forthcoming.