Sergiy Karnaukhov Holds Biggest Raw SQ of All-Time

Create: 02/20/2010 - 09:44
After further research, Johnny Vasquez has determined the the biggest raw squat in powerlifting history was performed by Ukrainian Sergiy Karnaukhov. Karnaukhov (308) squatted 970 pounds in 2007 at the WPO Semifinals in Togliatti, Russia. It has long been thought that Mark Henry held the all-time biggest squat at 953 pounds. Vasquez's Raw World Records.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please post a longer explanation why this was missed. Why so long?

Submitted by Rich on
this dude squated 1035 in a single ply suit last year at the pro am....dude is a fucking monster. I remeber reading somewhere that JJ Thomas said he tried something like 992 raw at some meet

Submitted by Johnny Vasquez on
Ive known about his lift for awhile but every video I saw at the time was of his 2nd attempt. That lift was missed due to depth. I didnt know that, I thought it was his third. In time, people started emailing me about this attempt and I searched for the meet results and to my surprise he in fact made the lift on his third attempt and then video surfaced of his 3rd attempt. I think two indiviudals sent me the video. Thanks to Everette Wade and a Markus B.

Submitted by mastermonster on
Proudly sponsored by Titan Support Systems Inc. Just wondering if it's varified that he was not lifting in briefs and singlet. If all we look for is a singlet at an equipped meet where judges aren't looking for briefs under it, how can you really know it's raw and call it the record. I opened at 2008 worlds in briefs and a singlet to be safe and in the pic of it you'd never know. You risk opening a big ugly can of worms allowing anything in a singlet at equipped meet to be counted as an all-time raw record. JMO.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
henrys 953 squat was walked out, should have him as the record for the highest walked out raw squat.

Submitted by Paul MacManus (not verified) on
Sorry I've lost respect for your raw records after seeing that lift included. Sure it's a great lift, but there's no way he could have walked it out, and if it's the video posted above by Danny F the depth is suspect.

Submitted by BioLayne on
[quote=Paul MacManus]Sorry I've lost respect for your raw records after seeing that lift included. Sure it's a great lift, but there's no way he could have walked it out, and if it's the video posted above by Danny F the depth is suspect. [/quote] it's the greatest non-walked out raw squat of all time. it's still raw; not walking it out doesn't change that. But obviously comparing it to Henry's squat is impossible. So compare it to other non-walked out squats and it is the greatest for that.

Submitted by michael tillotson (not verified) on
I just watched his 968lbs. squat and that was a smoke show. It looked good on depth and he could have walked it out.

Submitted by ghost (not verified) on
He wasn't wearing briefs because I was in the warm up room. His attempts in warm ups were incredible. We kept waiting for him to suit up but he never did. I also liked the fact that he wore a singlet that was a brighter color so you could easily see his hip crease in relation to the top of his knee. Alot of the guys now days wear the darker singlets because they know that it is harder to tell depth in a black singlet with big quads.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
How do you judge squat depth with all 3 referees sitting in front of the lifter?

Submitted by Ed Kutin on
[quote=Anonymous]How do you judge squat depth with all 3 referees sitting in front of the lifter?[/quote] There is no way to judge depth from that video. The angle that would have given a good view of depth was switched to as he was coming up, but that didn't show him at the bottom. The view of him at the bottom was looking down at him from the front; pretty much no view at all.

Submitted by JJ Thomas (not verified) on
Yeah 2005 AWPC Worlds in Flint, I saw this dude smoke 903(I think) RAW and kill 992 RAW, but was redlighted for depth. From where I was standing it was low! This dude is a freak.

Submitted by Zach (not verified) on
Is there any video of Henry's squat? I've never actually seen the lift before.