Robert Wilkerson Totals 2,200 Raw and Sets New WR

Create: 06/08/2010 - 11:01
Updated with High Definition Video 11:01am EST At the SPF Nationals yesterday, Robert Wilkerson (SHW) squatted 975 raw (with knee wraps), benched 625, and deadlifted 600 for a 2,200 pound total. The 975 squat is a new all time raw world record with wraps. The previous SHW raw world record was held by Mark Henry at 953 pounds. Henry's record was set in 1995 in the WDFPF. Wilkerson's squat will also rank him #1 on the Powerlifting Watch raw (with wraps) Lifter Rankings, his bench press #1, and his total #1.
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Submitted by hulk242 on
Still shaking my head on this one. That was some crazy lifting you did yesterday! Congrats on the record! Adam Hires

Submitted by Austin S. WABDL... on
Robert is an awesome lifter and down to earth guy. I think if he can get his deadlift stronger, and if his squat and bench keep going up at this rate, he will hold the all time raw total.

Submitted by D0m1n90 on
that squat was extremely high im srry im not trying to hate just being honest roberts a super strong guys jus wish he would walk it out and take it 2 depth Domingo Nothing in the hands I bring,Only to the Cross I cling...

Submitted by BWilson on
[quote=D0m1n90]that squat was extremely high im srry im not trying to hate just being honest roberts a super strong guys jus wish he would walk it out and take it 2 depth Domingo [/quote] You must have xray vision to confidently call depth on an internet video shot from the 3d row of a black guy wearing all black. LOL

Submitted by Steve Winburn on
[quote=D0m1n90]that squat was extremely high im srry im not trying to hate just being honest roberts a super strong guys jus wish he would walk it out and take it 2 depth Domingo Nothing in the hands I bring,Only to the Cross I cling...[/quote] I would add to just take a look at his youtube page and decide if you think it was possible he hit depth? The video is dark of this attempt. I agree.

Submitted by April Mathis on
[quote=D0m1n90]that squat was extremely high im srry im not trying to hate just being honest roberts a super strong guys jus wish he would walk it out and take it 2 depth Domingo Nothing in the hands I bring,Only to the Cross I cling...[/quote] It's pretty clear that his hips break parallel at the bottom, even from the angle of the video.

Submitted by mike kidd on
[quote=D0m1n90]that squat was extremely high im srry im not trying to hate just being honest roberts a super strong guys jus wish he would walk it out and take it 2 depth Domingo Nothing in the hands I bring,Only to the Cross I cling...[/quote] squats looked good but none of his dl's were locked out

Submitted by Zwhalen0 on
Theres no way to tell depth on a guy with that much mass and the video being shot from the front.

Submitted by Dan Harrison on
[quote=Zwhalen0]Theres no way to tell depth on a guy with that much mass and the video being shot from the front.[/quote] Actually, yes there is. That is a cheap cop-out. If squats are borderline then it can be hard to tell but if they're obviously high then it's easy to see.

Submitted by chip big hoot edalgo on
THAT WAS A SQUAT FOR THE AGES! big rob totaled 2200, adding a 625 bench. thats from another world and j cool is right, bring that dead up and it's your world rob! you are the real deal and you back it up on the platform, hoot

Submitted by Steve Winburn on
[quote=Sean Katterle]Rather than argue, just stick to the facts. I'm sure that the squat was low enough for the SPF. The lifts count in the SPF. The squat record counts in the SPF. No other fed or promotional group recognizes the record (or any of the lifts for that matter) so there shouldn't be any drama over the squats. Most people who understand the factors involved with the sport don't pay any attention to "all time records" because that claim is virtually meaningless. Robert set a new SPF raw squat record, period. Congrats to him for doing so. Stay Strong, Sean HardcorePowerlifting.com[/quote] Excellent response Sean.

Submitted by briangodsen on
[quote=Sean Katterle]Rather than argue, just stick to the facts. I'm sure that the squat was low enough for the SPF. The lifts count in the SPF. The squat record counts in the SPF. No other fed or promotional group recognizes the record (or any of the lifts for that matter) so there shouldn't be any drama over the squats. Most people who understand the factors involved with the sport don't pay any attention to "all time records" because that claim is virtually meaningless. Robert set a new SPF raw squat record, period. Congrats to him for doing so. Stay Strong, Sean HardcorePowerlifting.com[/quote] I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a fair number of people don't share your sentiments, including the guy who just broke the record. In any case, that is some strong lifting.

Submitted by Carl on
[quote=Sean Katterle]Rather than argue, just stick to the facts. I'm sure that the squat was low enough for the SPF. The lifts count in the SPF. The squat record counts in the SPF. No other fed or promotional group recognizes the record (or any of the lifts for that matter) so there shouldn't be any drama over the squats. Most people who understand the factors involved with the sport don't pay any attention to "all time records" because that claim is virtually meaningless. Robert set a new SPF raw squat record, period. Congrats to him for doing so. Stay Strong, Sean HardcorePowerlifting.com[/quote] Damn, that actually made sense to me.

Submitted by zane geeting on
[quote=Sean Katterle]Rather than argue, just stick to the facts. I'm sure that the squat was low enough for the SPF. The lifts count in the SPF. The squat record counts in the SPF. No other fed or promotional group recognizes the record (or any of the lifts for that matter) so there shouldn't be any drama over the squats. Most people who understand the factors involved with the sport don't pay any attention to "all time records" because that claim is virtually meaningless. Robert set a new SPF raw squat record, period. Congrats to him for doing so. Stay Strong, Sean HardcorePowerlifting.com[/quote] Sean, That couldn't be any farther from the truth. I train with and correspond with some of the top lifters in the nation right now. You also have some of the top lifters at your meets. You should know very well that the numbers these guys all want are the all time records. I'm not gonna start name dropping, but I do train and talk with 4 guys that are on the all time top 20 lists right now. The number one concern of all of them is hitting a certain number, directly followed by where it will place them in the all time rankings. So stop the SPF hating and dillusions.

Submitted by Jonathan LOUD M... on
And there I was in a distant 2nd place! haha, anyway it was great meeting you and like chip said you are the real deal! Here is my 2 cents, I was in the crowd I saw your squat and you burried it in my eyes!

Submitted by JC Carter on
[quote=Jonathan LOUD MOUTH Vick]And there I was in a distant 2nd place! haha, anyway it was great meeting you and like chip said you are the real deal! Here is my 2 cents, I was in the crowd I saw your squat and you burried it in my eyes! [/quote] thats one shallow grave

Submitted by Jake Impastato on
Serious squat! You got to be thinking 1000lbs. Go for it you look like you have it in you!

Submitted by April Mathis on
That is a very legit squat to depth. And the best raw squat ever with a huge 625 bench right after. Robert will be the first to squat 1000 raw. I think he could have got it this time no problem. Awesome lifting Robert.

Submitted by wernerstrength on
I've been a harsh critic in regards to SPF judging, but that one certainly looked good. maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. But it certainly "looked" good from this angle. Geat Job!!!!

Submitted by NASH-T on
I WAS THERE. Standing just behind the right side judge. i saw it LIVE, up close with a PERFECT view. the squat was legit. he went as low as was PHYSICALLY possible. I squatted over 900 raw last sept, i was there chasing the same squat rob GOT. if anyone wanted to nick-pick wouldn't it be me? he got the squat. he has the biggest raw squat in history. celebrate the man.

Submitted by Nathan Holt on
I was watching with an unimpeded view from the second row. He buried it, you can tell in person, and if you pause the video at the bottom of his descent you can tell the crease of the hip is below the top of the knee (which is the rule for the SPF). Not only that, but if you visualize where his bones are in relation to his joints, his femurs exceeded parallel with the ground. It was a perfect squat. Congratulations Big Rob!

Submitted by mastermonster on
Buddy McKee. Proudly sponsored by Titan Support Systems Inc. and 'Monster Barbell' Training Log: wannabebig.com / Pro Journals. "Mastermonster's Quest for the Records" Rob, congrats big man! The vids looked great!

Submitted by gregoryprince on
Gregory Prince This is an awesome squat but didn't Paul Anderson do 1200 lbs on the squat several times?

Submitted by zane geeting on
[quote=gregoryprince]Gregory Prince This is an awesome squat but didn't Paul Anderson do 1200 lbs on the squat several times?[/quote] NO

Submitted by vdizenzo on
[quote=Michael Hart]What constitutes "sinking" the bar on a bench attempt?[/quote] In most federations a lifter can sink the bar as much as he or she would like, however, once the press call is given the bar cannot sink lower and then be pressed. I learned to bench 25 years ago from powerlifters when most benching was done raw. Most all of the heavier guys would sink the weight.

Submitted by dondell blue on
Dondell Blue your the best thing since sliced bread....the biggest total ever.. truly the raw KING.. ps tell tommy sorry I could not make the orlando meet to help spot him on the bench.

Submitted by BWilson on
This is some incredible lifting. That squat and bench looked EASY. Incredible strength.

Submitted by T.Johnson on
Regardless of whether anyone believes it was high or not, he handled that weight like it was a feather. Damned fine lifting Rob.

Submitted by admin on
Sean and Zane- If this becomes a back and forth between you and it is not about the topic-which is Robert's lifting-then I will have to pull the comments. Thanks.

Submitted by Stebbins on
That was some HUGE "raw" weight!! I liked the 5 min pause on the bench too, That was awesome! Way to go Big Man!

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