Powerlifting Moment of the Year

Wed, 12/27/2006 - 14:55 -- admin
Andy Bolton Pulling 1,003 to Break the 1,000 Pound Barrier
55% (512 votes)
Sam Byrd Squatting 1,003 @ 198 For the All-time Record
5% (45 votes)
Jeremy Hoornstra Benching 615 @ 242 Raw to Break Mike McDonald's Longstanding Record
6% (57 votes)
Oleksandr Kutcher Totalling 2,172 @ 165 at the WPO Finals for the All-time Record
8% (74 votes)
Scot Mendelson Benching 1,008 For the then Highest Bench in History
4% (38 votes)
Mike Miller Squatting 1,220 For the Largest Squat in History
2% (15 votes)
Priscilla Ribic Winning Champion of Champions at IPF Worlds
12% (109 votes)
Becca Swanson Benching 551 For the Largest Female Bench in History
2% (23 votes)
Brad Vargason Totalling 2,230 @ 181 for the All-time Record
3% (29 votes)
Gene Rychlak Benching 1,010 For the Highest Bench in History
4% (33 votes)
Total votes: 935

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
One option on the pole should be when Justin Graalfs Squated 1,085 @ 242

Submitted by James "Priest" ... (not verified) on
i had to vote for kutchers 2172 total. amazing numbers. ribic would be my number 2! great liftin this year.

Submitted by admin on
[quote=James "Priest" Burdette]i had to vote for kutchers 2172 total. amazing numbers. ribic would be my number 2! great liftin this year.[/quote] A lot of great accomplishments by all of these lifters as well as many more which aren't on these list, including yourself.

Submitted by James "Priest" ... (not verified) on
In my opinion, i think that the powerlifting moment of the year is The PowerliftingUnlimited movie. I thought this was a huge step in the right direction towards letting everyone know more about the sport. No arguements about raw vs. geared. No arguements about feds. Just folks commin together to promote the sport.

Submitted by big_byrd52 on
is the movie out yet? This is 10% Luck, 20% Skill, 15% Concentrated Power of Will... 5% Pleasure, 50% Pain, and 100% Reason to Remember the Name!

Submitted by admin on
[quote=Anonymous]Gene benching 1,010!!!!![/quote] An argument certainly can be made. It seems too late to add it to the list though.

Submitted by Wilber (not verified) on
A human being finally deadlifted over a grand and being the first to do so. Ahhhh...that rightly deserves the best moment in powerlifting by far.

Submitted by admin on
I've added Rychlak's bench although he's at a severe disadvantage. However, it should be recognized.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
its great he broke 1000. thats why it should be on there. but, i dont know about by far. he has two or three people that are pretty close to his lift.(benni, konstantinov) nobody is even close to kutchers accomplishments or swansons.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
how can yall even think that a dead lift of 1003 can even compair to a bench of 1008. its natural that someone can deadlift alot, but not even close to natural that someone can bench in the 1000s.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Maybe because a shirt is "assisting" with 300+ lbs of the lift??!!! Duh. Bar has to move farther in DL than bench.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
the deadlift bench comparison is stupid. I saw a video were Kennely couldn't make 980 touch????? Vargesson? never heard of him. What Kutcher is doing at 165 is incredible, deadlifting more than all competitors 242 and under (except konsti) and most 275'ers.... just amazing.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
it would be nice to get 300 pounds out of a shirt. i get the same out of my shirt as i do my double max dl.