Create: 01/25/2016 - 09:47
Every so often an athlete shows an exceptional talent in his sport that baffles the mind. In powerlifting we have had lifters such as Pacifico who many times totaled more than the heavyweights in the early years of powerlifting. You had Mike Bridges who astonished the world with his absolute dominance and ground breaking lifts. Then there was the king, Ed Coan. Ed defied gravity like no other with lifts that at one time were the highest in the world regardless of body weight and at only a mere 220. Now, many years later we have another chance to see greatness... the name is Maliek Derstine. With lifts that add up to a mind boggling 1,901 raw @ 181 pounds, he dominates his nearest competitor by 150 pounds! If he can remain healthy he has the ability to reach the level of these mentioned greats. After all hes as good as Bridges in the squat and bench.... a little work on the deadlift and boom!!!