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All Time Raw Powerlifting Records


#1

Seen this at Sherdog.com and thought I would share. These numbers are fucking crazy.

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/11186

SQUAT
Knee Wraps
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 551 Mike Booker 2002 AAU
132 551 Mike Booker v 2002 AAU
148 575 Rick Crain 1977 AAU*
165 644 George Crawford 1974 AAU*
181 710 Jack Barnes 1972 AAU*
198 735 Jack Barnes 1972 AAU*
220 760 Larry Pacifico 1975 AAU*
242 853 George Frenn 1971 AAU*
275 865 Jon Cole 1972 AAU*
308 901 Jon Cole 1972 AAU*
SHW 953 Mark Henry 1995 ADFPA

No Knee Wraps
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 551 Mike Booker 2002 AAU
132 551 Mike Booker 2002 AAU
148 550 Mike Kuhns 2006 ADAU
165 600 George Crawford 1973 AAU*
181 650 Bob Mckee 1973 AAU*
198 688 Tony Fratto 1974 AAU*
220 710 Sam Bird 2005 NERB
242 826 Kirk Karwoski 2005 AAU
275 850 Greg Lowe 2001 ADAU
308 826 Scot Weech 2008 100%
SHW 934 Don Reinhoudt 1975 AAU*

BENCH PRESS
Full Power
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 380 Mike Booker 2005 AAU
132 397 Joe Bradley 1980 USPF
148 424 Joe Bradley 1982 USPF
165 485 Rick Weil 1984 USPF
181 556 Rick Weil 1986 APF
198 565 Larry Danaher 1986 USPF
220 582 Mike McDonald 1979 AAU*
242 603 Mike McDonald 1977 AAU*
275 614 Tom Hardman 1982 USPF
308 666 Ted Arcidi 1984 USPF
SHW 710 James Henderson 1997 USPF

Single Lift
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 392 Mike Booker 2004 AAU
132 410 Rick Couch 1993 APA
148 435 Alex Pocu 1990 APA
165 485 Rick Weil 1984 USPF
181 556 Rick Weil 1986 APF
198 565 Larry Danaher 1986 USPF
220 582 Mike McDonald 1979 AAU*
242 615 Jeremy Hoornstra 2006 WPO
275 650 Ted Arcidi 1983 NSM
308 701 Scot Mendelson 2002 APF
SHW 715 Scot Mendelson 2005 Atlantis

DEADLIFT
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 617 Lamar Gant 1979 AAU*
132 628 Lamar Gant 1981 USPF
148 666 Dan Austin 1987 USPF
165 714 Rick Gaugler 1981 USPF
181 791 Ed Coan 1984 USPF
198 859 Ed Coan 1985 USPF
220 901 Ed Coan 1991 USPF
242 870 John Kuc 1980 USPF
275 856 John Kuc 1985 ADFPA
308 825 Don Cundy 1970 AAU*
SHW 903 Mark Henry 1995 ADFPA

TOTAL
Knee Wraps
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 1344 Lamar Gant 1978 AAU*
132 1410 Lamar Gant 1978 AAU*
148 1580 Tony Conyers 1999 WNPF
165 1714 Rick Gaugler 1978 AAU*
181 1745 Jack Barnes 1972 AAU*
198 1935 Larry Pacifico 1976 AAU*
220 2061 Larry Pacifico 1977 AAU*
242 2204 John Kuc 1980 AAU*
275 2250 Jon Cole 1972 AAU*
308 2363 Jon Cole 1972 AAU*
SHW 2391 Don Reinhoudt 1975 AAU*

No Knee Wraps
Class Amount Lifter Year Federation
123 1278 Mike Booker 2002 AAU
132 1275 Franklin Riley 1972 AAU*
148 1430 Don Blue 1973 AAU*
165 1532 Tony Conyers 2009 RUPC
181 1700 Bob Mckee 1973 AAU*
198 1807 Ryan Celli 2009 RUPC
220 1910 Larry Pacifico 1973 AAU*
242 2080 Larry Pacifico 1973 AAU*
275 2130 Greg Lowe 2001 ADAU
308 2160 Hugh Cassidy 1971 AAU*
SHW 2298 Don Reinhoudt 1974 AAU*


#2

With raw lifting coming back in popularity, it’ll be interesting to see if some of these records start to fall.


#3

Buncha looong standing records in that bunch


#4

don reinhought is still the man. also, is greg lowe the same as greg “beetle” lowe? he was a prison lifter if i remember correctly.


#5

The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.


#6

Those are all-time American records.


#7

Looks like I would be pretty competitive if I dropped 130lbs or so. :frowning:


#8

[quote]Modi wrote:
Looks like I would be pretty competitive if I dropped 130lbs or so. :([/quote]

AND kept your strength!
I need to equal my all time SQ PR, drop the same as you and don’t wear a suit or wraps!


#9

[quote]Boffin wrote:
Modi wrote:
Looks like I would be pretty competitive if I dropped 130lbs or so. :frowning:

AND kept your strength!
I need to equal my all time SQ PR, drop the same as you and don’t wear a suit or wraps![/quote]

Sweet. We’re in the same boat.


#10

[quote]Hanley wrote:
The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.[/quote]

They are only American records. Gathering world records for a definition of lifting that didn’t even really exist until recently, and still doesn’t exist in a lot of big powerlifting countries, would be a daunting task.


#11

[quote]heavythrower wrote:
don reinhought is still the man.[/quote]

+1


#12

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.

They are only American records. Gathering world records for a definition of lifting that didn’t even really exist until recently, and still doesn’t exist in a lot of big powerlifting countries, would be a daunting task.[/quote]

Shouldn’t really be “all time” then, should they??

It’s kinda a US thing to think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting… Like you see people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear” when in fact a tiny % of the worlds powerliftres do… but it’s what they’re exposed to so they assume it’s fact!


#13

[quote]heavythrower wrote:
don reinhought is still the man. also, is greg lowe the same as greg “beetle” lowe? he was a prison lifter if i remember correctly.[/quote]

Damn… That must be the guy they interviewed for T-Nation a while ago then.


#14

I dont see a problem in calling them what they are listed as. All time american records. If anyone is claiming they are world records then they are wrong.

I am currently chasing the 198 total record.


#15

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.

They are only American records. Gathering world records for a definition of lifting that didn’t even really exist until recently, and still doesn’t exist in a lot of big powerlifting countries, would be a daunting task.

Shouldn’t really be “all time” then, should they??

It’s kinda a US thing to think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting… Like you see people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear” when in fact a tiny % of the worlds powerliftres do… but it’s what they’re exposed to so they assume it’s fact![/quote]

I dont agree with that. It was made pretty clear on PLWatch that these were the all-time American records. As for “people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear”” - well, half those people don’t even know what they’re looking at and think they can draw conclusions from a video of kroc taken 100 ft away and from a lower vantage point, or a video of donnie that’s so shaky it looks like it was filmed during an earthquake

It’s kinda an irish thing to think Americans are arrogant … Like you see people talking on forums about how “Americans think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting” when in fact only a tiny % of americans think that… but it’s what they’re [the irish] exposed to so they assume it’s fact!

:wink:


#16

[quote]coffee wrote:

I am currently chasing the 198 total record.[/quote]

what is your current total?


#17

[quote]stringer wrote:
coffee wrote:

I am currently chasing the 198 total record.

what is your current total?

[/quote]

Coffee can correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it’s 573/446/705 = 1725

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/10421


#18

220 901 Ed Coan 1991 USPF

Has to be the most impressive lift on that list.

Some of those numbers and totals are just insane.


#19

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.

They are only American records. Gathering world records for a definition of lifting that didn’t even really exist until recently, and still doesn’t exist in a lot of big powerlifting countries, would be a daunting task.

Shouldn’t really be “all time” then, should they??

It’s kinda a US thing to think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting… Like you see people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear” when in fact a tiny % of the worlds powerliftres do… but it’s what they’re exposed to so they assume it’s fact!

I dont agree with that. It was made pretty clear on PLWatch that these were the all-time American records. As for “people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear”” - well, half those people don’t even know what they’re looking at and think they can draw conclusions from a video of kroc taken 100 ft away and from a lower vantage point, or a video of donnie that’s so shaky it looks like it was filmed during an earthquake

It’s kinda an irish thing to think Americans are arrogant … Like you see people talking on forums about how “Americans think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting” when in fact only a tiny % of americans think that… but it’s what they’re [the irish] exposed to so they assume it’s fact!

;-)[/quote]

Hahaha jerk!!!

The link says “all time powerlifting records”. No implication they’re American only like!


#20

[quote]Hanley wrote:
KBCThird wrote:
Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
Hanley wrote:
The first and most obvious error is in the deadlift tables. Bolton pull 947 or something along those lines raw. That’s enough to make me skeptical of the rest!! Some serious numbers there tho.

They are only American records. Gathering world records for a definition of lifting that didn’t even really exist until recently, and still doesn’t exist in a lot of big powerlifting countries, would be a daunting task.

Shouldn’t really be “all time” then, should they??

It’s kinda a US thing to think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting… Like you see people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear” when in fact a tiny % of the worlds powerliftres do… but it’s what they’re exposed to so they assume it’s fact!

I dont agree with that. It was made pretty clear on PLWatch that these were the all-time American records. As for “people talking on forums about how “powerlifters squat high out of a mono and wear multiply gear”” - well, half those people don’t even know what they’re looking at and think they can draw conclusions from a video of kroc taken 100 ft away and from a lower vantage point, or a video of donnie that’s so shaky it looks like it was filmed during an earthquake

It’s kinda an irish thing to think Americans are arrogant … Like you see people talking on forums about how “Americans think they’re the centre of the world in powerlifting” when in fact only a tiny % of americans think that… but it’s what they’re [the irish] exposed to so they assume it’s fact!

:wink:

Hahaha jerk!!!

The link says “all time powerlifting records”. No implication they’re American only like![/quote]

The headline on PLWatch does say that, and probably shouldn’t, but the very first sentence clarifies that it’s all-time american records

if I recall correctly from when this was first posted, there was some dispute over lifts that people said had been done raw, but not in a specifically raw division, and there was no photo/video proof that the lifts had been done raw, so no real way to verify it. shame.