USAPL Southern Raw Open And Ray Williams New Record!

Create: 12/15/2013 - 17:11
USAPL Southern Raw Open held at Revolution Fitness in Hattiesburg,MS December 14 Ray Williams of Fulton,MS broke the American Record SHW raw Squat and total record with at 903 squat on his opener and was very close with 953 with bench 523 and deadlift 750 for total record 2,177. By Arnold Sports Festival 2200+ should fall. The 2,177 is the new drug tested All time World record total! The most impressive lifting of the day was done by Michael Whities of Brandon,MS also in the SHW class Squat 485 Bench 115-Deadlift 303 -909 total but Michaeldid this with just one arm he lost his left arm in industrail accident. Video's will come this week.

Comments

Submitted by Jeff Hackett 1 on
That's some tough judging, 3rd squat looked good and may have come done quick on the DL but it looked good to me. J Hack. ... all things are possible to him that believeth.

Submitted by Iaink on
Fantastic stuff! Huge total raw! Hope he can get down to SA for IPF Raw Worlds next June. I heard he missed last squat as he beat the rack command?

Submitted by Aaron on
953 in only knee sleeves.. Wow.. Maybe the Greatest Raw Squat All-Time.. Looked good without any quesitonsl hit the hip stretch reflex and everything WTF... 3 blind mice in the chair..

Submitted by Ken Ufford on
Wow all I can say is that was unreal. That is Mark Henry like. I was not there and can not be an arm chair judge but in the video the squats all looked the same to me. I thought they all looked great. He is the real deal congrats. Ken Ufford

Submitted by superhoop on
Side judge here....Nothing would had made me happier than to white light Rays second and third squat. They were both plenty deep and very explosive. However, on both those squats, he got loose at the top and the bar descended back down a bit. He will get 2300+ very soon and I believe he has a legitimate shot at 2400. Wade Hooper

Submitted by Iaink on
[quote=superhoop]Side judge here....Nothing would had made me happier than to white light Rays second and third squat. They were both plenty deep and very explosive. However, on both those squats, he got loose at the top and the bar descended back down a bit. He will get 2300+ very soon and I believe he has a legitimate shot at 2400. Wade Hooper [/quote] Nice to hear from the horses mouth so to speak :)

Submitted by Jeff Douglas on
Ray is very stong and humble man all the lifts he missed had nothing to do with strenght just techinal issues.I believe he will go 1003-534-804 sometime next year maybe even at the IPF raw worlds in June 2014.

Submitted by Zach.S on
[quote=Jeff Douglas]Ray is very stong and humble man all the lifts he missed had nothing to do with strenght just techinal issues.I believe he will go 1003-534-804 sometime next year maybe even at the IPF raw worlds in June 2014.[/quote] So it is only a matter of time before Ray takes on Reinhoudt's 2,298 lb w/o wraps total. That's awesome. Will be rooting for him.

Submitted by Karl Davenport on
WOW!

Submitted by BTMAC on
Thats some serious lifting. Doing it drug free and without knee wraps too. Ray is the real deal. Probably the greatest raw lifter of all time.

Submitted by Michael Whities on
Jeff, Thank you for posting. I'm super excited and ready to go bigger this year. Ray is awesome. Great guy and very inspiring.