Mazza Best of All!
(Updated with Vid)
Yesterday November 6th at the IPA Autumn Apocalypse in Wildwood, NJ, Joe Mazza established himself as the greatest 165 bencher of alltime. Much the way Mendleson did holding the biggest raw bench and the biggest geared bench, Joe now holds both at 165. Joe holds the biggest bench in gear at 705 and now he breaks the legendary bench of Rick Weil with 487! Weil's mark of 485 raw has stood since 1983. It has withstood the onslaught of lifters like Gary Allor, a man who benched 470 raw at 165. Chris Confessore in his early years, made a 460 bench. The record that Weil took was from James Rouse who made a 479 effort. Will Joe become the first to go 500 raw just as he went 700+ in gear? Only time will tell but for now, Joe Mazza is best of both worlds.