On Sept. 24, 2022, throughout the newest version of the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Raw Pro, Sullivan captured a 385-kilogram (848.8-pound) uncooked again squat. It is a brand new World Record within the 100-kilogram weight class, surpassing his earlier personal report mark by 5 kilograms. Sullivan scored that previous determine of 380 kilograms (837.7 kilos) on the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The Bucked Up Showdown.

The 2022 USPA Raw Pro in North Kansas City, MO, was Sullivan’s first meet since that WRPF competitors. The athlete wore a lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps for his squat report. 

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In his general efficiency, Sullivan additionally logged a bench press of 237.2 kilograms (523 kilos) and a deadlift of 274.9 kilograms (606 kilos). However, in line with a recap on his Instagram, Sullivan wrote that he broke technical guidelines on his bench press, and it didn’t depend.

As a end result, he deliberately scratched on a 3rd deadlift try and left extra on the desk together with his prime pull as soon as the general complete (purpose undisclosed) he needed was out of attain due to his bench press misstep. (Note: Full outlined outcomes for the 2022 USPA Raw Pro will not be out there on the time of this text’s publication.)

“I felt electrical after my opener and knew I would not be missing whatever I loaded on the bar that day,” Sullivan wrote. “You can see that in the celebration of my second attempt.”

In an Instagram submit from the aftermath of the competition, Sullivan seemed to be appreciative of his new staggering squat report and the assist he obtained from family members alongside the best way. 

“What a day it was yesterday [Sept. 24, 2022],” Sullivan wrote. “I didn’t know I could feel that much love and support, but [expletive], was it more and more as the day went on. With all of that love, power, and support for not only me but the work I’ve put in, how could I possibly fail? As soon as I touched a bar in the warm-up room, I knew I was not missing today.”

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Should Sullivan add 20 kilograms (44 kilos) to his squat within the coming weeks and months, he’d change into the primary 100-kilogram athlete to squat 400 kilograms (881.8 kilos) uncooked. If the athlete continues this potential new precedent of competing in a sanctioned contest roughly yearly, he might nicely come near that lofty achievement someday subsequent 12 months. 

Featured picture: @joesullivan_aod on Instagram