On July 30, 2022, powerlifter Danny Grigsby (125 kilograms) captured a uncooked deadlift of 487.5 kilograms (1,074.7 kilos) in the course of the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro. The pull is a new All-Time World Record.

The deadlift appeared so informal to Grigsby that whereas holding his loaded barbell up for a number of seconds, he beamed a large smile earlier than the official available signaled that he might launch the burden. Grigsby wore a lifting belt and utilized a sumo stance to assist him obtain the staggering feat. 

Check out the clip of Grigsby’s large file deadlift by way of the Instagram profile of DMV Powerlifting Club:

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Entering this version of the WRPF American Pro, Grigsby was already powerlifting’s biggest deadlifter at each 125 kilograms and 140 kilograms. 

In an illustration of his stellar deadlift power, Grigsby exceeded his personal earlier All-Time World Record from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Virginia Beach Classic earlier within the contest. The powerlifter efficiently pulled 467.5 kilograms (1,031 kilos) on his second try — surpassing his previous file mark by 2.5 kilograms (5.5 kilos). When Grigsby stepped on stage for his third try of 487.5 kilograms (1,074.7 kilos), he not solely smashed his earlier determine by 22.5 kilograms (49.6 kilos) — he turned the first individual to ever deadlift over 1,000 kilos uncooked twice in the identical full powerlifting meet. 

Notably, Grigsby’s deadlift file of 465 kilograms (1,025.2 kilos) continues to be the very best ever within the 140-kilogram weight class. 

In addition to his new file deadlift, Grigsby notched uncooked private competitors bests on his bench press (207.5 kilograms/457.4 kilos), squat (350 kilograms/771.6 kilos), and complete (1045 kilograms/2,303.8 kilos). That complete is the second-heaviest all-time, placing Grigsby inside 17.7 kilos of Zac Meyers’ All-Time World Record from the 2020 USPA No Luck Needed Open. 

Here’s a rundown of Grigsby’s high stats from the 2022 WRPF American Pro:

Danny Grigsby (125KG) | 2022 WRPF American Pro Top Stats

  • Squat — 350 kilograms (771 kilos) | Competition Best
  • Bench Press — 207.5 kilograms (457 kilos) | Competition Best
  • Deadlift — 487.5 kilograms (1,074.75 kilos) | All-Time Raw Deadlift World Record
  • Total — 1,045 kilograms (2,302.75 kilos) | Second-Heaviest All-Time Raw Total

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Hard Work Rewarded 

In a submit on his Instagram profile, Grigsby mirrored on his new achievements and the prolonged efforts he made to achieve them. 

“Looking back on this year, it’s been a blur because of back-to-back meet preps, six weeks apart and being dialed in during that whole time the last seven months,” Grigsby wrote. “I took the 308-pound [weight class] all-time deadlift record from 940 [pounds] to 1025 and the 275-pound [weight class] all-time deadlift record from 970 [pounds] to 1,074 [pounds].”

Even after reaching his lofty objective of not less than a 1,043.2-kilogram (2,300-pound) complete, Grigsby made it clear he’s not happy. The powerlifter needs to maintain pushing for much more vital milestones as he begins to look towards the 12 months 2023. 

“I’m proud of all that [his records], but I’m even more hungry now to keep solidifying my squat and bench and push to the total more next year.”

Featured picture: @dmvpowerlifting on Instagram