Ryan Kennelly Hits Biggest BP Ever

Create: 11/09/2008 - 12:06
Ryan Kennelly, 308, bench pressed 1,075 pounds on Saturday at the Pride Strength Wars in Kennewick, Washington. That moves his own all-time 308 class record up from 985 pounds and is the biggest bench press ever, regardless of weight class. Kennelly held the prior record, benching 1,074 pounds while weighing 332 pounds. Kennelly opened with a successful attempt of 1,010 pounds, then hit 1,055 pounds on his second, before the record-setting bench press.

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Submitted by Chris Ziesat on
THIS IS NUTS!!! WHERE WILL HE STOP???? HE JUST BLEW AWAY ALL OF THE COMPETITION. No one is even close at this point, I can't wait to see the video. I hope it's as clean as his 1074 at SHW. Fear the Turtle.

Submitted by M (not verified) on
So...Ryan drops nearly 50lbs. bodyweight and goes on to break his absolute world record?! Damn, that's impressive! Nice work, Ryan!

Submitted by James (not verified) on
His final lift was the best of all 4 attempts...Ryan is a machine. Great guy, and a great lifter. James

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nobody believed me when I said he was out of everyone's league. People were saying "It'll be a good race between Ryan, Scot, and Tiny", and the first thing I said was "No it won't, Ryan will win and nobody will even come close to him", and now everyone knows I was right. Inzer you created an animal, and now he's turned against you and your "world class" gear. But this brings up the real question. If Ryan hit 1075 at 308, is it possible for others to maybe vrawl up the ladder and catch up with him?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]Nobody believed me when I said he was out of everyone's league. People were saying "It'll be a good race between Ryan, Scot, and Tiny", and the first thing I said was "No it won't, Ryan will win and nobody will even come close to him", and now everyone knows I was right. Inzer you created an animal, and now he's turned against you and your "world class" gear. But this brings up the real question. If Ryan hit 1075 at 308, is it possible for others to maybe vrawl up the ladder and catch up with him? [/quote] is pride even a fed? he lost 50 pounds and did the same weight. he still wears an inzer shirt. without inzer he couldnt have done these lifts.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Its unreal to think this was done using a shirt made out of the curtains from his bedroom,lol. THIS GUY IS AMAZING

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]Its unreal to think this was done using a shirt made out of the curtains from his bedroom,lol. THIS GUY IS AMAZING[/quote] Why is it "unreal"? The shirt Ryan says he is making is made from polyster. There is no doubt in my mind that Inzer's first shirts also were used for other purposes, like curtains. He ordered material from a textile manufacture, just like Kennelly says he did, tested it, and tweaked material to add support and rebound as necessary. It is not outlandish to think another motivated person could go through the same process and build an great bench shirt. Brian Mc

Submitted by Jon Rock on
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]Its unreal to think this was done using a shirt made out of the curtains from his bedroom,lol. THIS GUY IS AMAZING[/quote] Why is it "unreal"? The shirt Ryan says he is making is made from polyster. There is no doubt in my mind that Inzer's first shirts also were used for other purposes, like curtains. He ordered material from a textile manufacture, just like Kennelly says he did, tested it, and tweaked material to add support and rebound as necessary. It is not outlandish to think another motivated person could go through the same process and build an great bench shirt. Brian Mc[/quote] congrats to ryan and all, but if you know the shirt well enough, take a look at the arms on the shirt for the yellow triangles that are semi blacked out. did you figure it out yet?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Jon Rock][quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]Its unreal to think this was done using a shirt made out of the curtains from his bedroom,lol. THIS GUY IS AMAZING[/quote] Why is it "unreal"? The shirt Ryan says he is making is made from polyster. There is no doubt in my mind that Inzer's first shirts also were used for other purposes, like curtains. He ordered material from a textile manufacture, just like Kennelly says he did, tested it, and tweaked material to add support and rebound as necessary. It is not outlandish to think another motivated person could go through the same process and build an great bench shirt. Brian Mc[/quote] congrats to ryan and all, but if you know the shirt well enough, take a look at the arms on the shirt for the yellow triangles that are semi blacked out. did you figure it out yet? [/quote] lol good eye man.

Submitted by Putt Houston on
hard to argue that Ryan is not the shit. WOW! that's the bomb... Putt Houston.... now with more Bom Chicka Wahwahhhhhh

The Putt Houston

Submitted by zane geeting on
you guys actually believe that shit about the stealth shirt? truly sad... ryan proves it once again, he is the man, no one is in his league right now. i can't wait to see the video, and then on to 1100. its amazing to think that just 6 years ago the all time record was 800. how times have changed.

Submitted by Jesse Noell on
[quote=zane geeting]you guys actually believe that shit about the stealth shirt? truly sad... [/quote] And you need to get a technician to come in and fix your sarcasm radar. Joking aside, that is an unbelievable lift! Great job Ryan and congratulations!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=zane geeting]you guys actually believe that shit about the stealth shirt? truly sad... ryan proves it once again, he is the man, no one is in his league right now. i can't wait to see the video, and then on to 1100. its amazing to think that just 6 years ago the all time record was 800. how times have changed.[/quote] Shirts have changed. The end.

Submitted by zane geeting on
lol

Submitted by cwfarmer on
He's from Jupiter, have'nt you noticed the black finger nails at time's, he's actually got clear polish on now to cover the black. Congratulations on the biggest lift of all, you said you where going to go over the 1074 mark and you did.the Judge's said not only did you do it but you smoked it. The video's should start appearing very soon, there where plenty of camcorders rolling I'm told. I hope his closest competitors piss him off some more,it will just give him that much more drive.I hear he was just spotted walking on water..

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Aleksandar]BEST BENCHER EVER!PERIOD![/quote] That's not a period. It's an exclamation point. Why would you type an exclamation point and then write "period"?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Sean Katterle]I knew it would just take him a few design alterations to get his Kennelly Stealth Shirt dialed in. Ryan's been working closely with MHP so he's been able to diet down and retain his strength thanks to their products, a smart diet and adding in an intelligent level of cardio for a 308 power bencher. You can read about that program by going to http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/ and then scrolling down to Kennelly's latest interview. They're gonna have to either wait for the next generation of shirts to come out or until someone dusts off the fake bodybuilding photo shoot plates before his used-to-be competition can catch up to that shirt bench record. [/quote] your serious, sean?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Sean Katterle] His records won't get broken until an even newer shirt comes out that adds even more pounds to what a person can bench on their own or until someone uses fake plates.[/quote] Like those 100lbs plates that Kennelly has been using for all his +1000lbs record lifts?

Submitted by Kenny Dinolfo (not verified) on
Like those 100lbs plates that Kennelly has been using for all his +1000lbs record lifts?[/quote] why would you insult the man by saying he used fake plates? come on man, don't be like that and disrespect benchmonster and his hard work.. don't be a hater!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Katterle, you are such a liar. Stealth shirt, we are all sure it's an Inzer Super Duper Phenom just like the last time. Maybe Ryan has blackened the letters better this time. I'm sure Ryan's bench is legit. However, you bringing up Mendy at his own meet. That's not much different than Pride in Ryan's backyard. Don't throw stones.

Submitted by theBarzeen (not verified) on
1075 is still 1075 regardless of what shirt/ wrist wraps/ jock strap the lifter is wearing.... I can't wait to see video, this is pretty freaking cool....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nobody, not one single person believes this stealth shirt nonesense. And you trying to drop MHP's name every two seconds is pretty weak as well. Congrats to Ryan, but you comming in like his publiscist and trying to convince us of this stealth shirt crap is only putting a smudge on his accomplishments

Submitted by Kenny Dinolfo (not verified) on
ryan you rock again and again!! Good job bro wish i was there for it. however im glad i got see you in kennewick with your new shirt.. pretty tight man, congrats to you and your dominance once again.. for skeptics why wouldnt BenchMonster be able to come up with his own shirt? he has only been destroying the bench shirt scene for gee i don't know maybe 10 years now... and it is no secret if you live in the tri-cities area that he has been working on his new shirt.. hopefully BenchMonster is smart and reaps in some dough for his new high tech shirt..

Submitted by Jon Rock on
somebody post a pic of the stealth shirt.i am sure someone at the meet took a few pics of him in the shirt. lets take a look at it.

Submitted by zane geeting on
right? give me one shred of evidence that this shirt exists, then i'll believe it last time you could clearly see it was a SDP with a half-assed job of blacking the letters out

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
there is a stealth shirt, it is in the early stages of testing, its still needs the bugs work out of it, look for it on you-tube in the near future.

Submitted by zane geeting on
seanzilla, you are such a joke. kennelly is the fucking man without a doubt but don't sit here and patronize people with bullshit claims of a fairytale shirt. you could clearly see the blacked out logos on the shirt when he broke the 308 record last time

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Sean Katterle] Nobody and I mean NOBODY but a gear mfg. or distributor gives a crap about what brand of shirt an athlete wore when an athlete breaks a record. You can attend any NFL Super Bowl party and people aren't like "Yeah! The guy with the ADIDAS shoes on scored the TD !" Go on to a baseball forum and see if someone's fighting over the brand of baseball the guy hit when he broke a homerun record. [/quote] Star NFL players have quite lucrative shoe contracts, so some consumers must care about what shoe their favorite player wears. The same is even more true with basketball, where some players make more from their shoe contracts than they do playing the game. As far as baseball, every single baseball is from the same manufacturer. However, the bat manufacturer will vary, the batting gloves will vary, both of which have marketing deals with the players. So your comparison is way off, as it's true that fans of some sports, including powerlifting, do care what equipment their favorite player/lifter wears.

Submitted by zane geeting on
[quote=Sean Katterle][quote=zane geeting]seanzilla, you are such a joke. kennelly is the fucking man without a doubt but don't sit here and patronize people with bullshit claims of a fairytale shirt. you could clearly see the blacked out logos on the shirt when he broke the 308 record last time[/quote] I'm the joke? Nobody and I mean NOBODY but a gear mfg. or distributor gives a crap about what brand of shirt an athlete wore when an athlete breaks a record. You can attend any NFL Super Bowl party and people aren't like "Yeah! The guy with the ADIDAS shoes on scored the TD !" Go on to a baseball forum and see if someone's fighting over the brand of baseball the guy hit when he broke a homerun record. See if the hockey fans are obsessing over the brand of skates a guy wore. See if they're super focused on the type of shoe laces a runner used to lace his shoes. Sheesh, so Ryan made his own shirt. Big deal. Get over it Flying Monkey. You've done your job as an forum attack goof and you'll get your freebie in the mail so relax and just get over it. Lighten the heck up and just focus on the lifter and on the lifting. [/quote] it has nothing to do with what shirt he was wearing. its about you being an assclown and making shit up. i bench in the same shirt ryan wears, and its not called "the stealth" its a fucking super phenom. get over it

Submitted by Joel Rosario (not verified) on
Any word yet on the video...I want to see this thing already!!...anybody?????

Submitted by d.m. (not verified) on
What's Ryan's email? I want to ask him a couple of questions about MHP products and I want his honest opinion. Thanks in advance, and congrats BenchMonster. ~Dave Webb

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Hey Sean, didn't you and Ryan have issues at one point? The answer is yes so don't try and deny it. So the fact that Ryan once had a problem with Wes is not exactly the best way to make your point. We are all sure Ryan's bench was great.

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