On May 3, 2022, Marissa Wilson stepped into the squat rack and confirmed off spectacular energy on the compound raise. During the coaching session, the powerlifter squatted an unimaginable 260.8 kilograms (575 kilos). Wilson — who most just lately competed within the 110-kilogram-plus weight class — accomplished the squat whereas sporting knee sleeves and wrist wraps. It is unclear whether or not she wore a lifting belt, although it may very well be underneath her shirt.
The staggering squat double eclipses Wilson’s best-ever official max rep of 252.4 kilograms (556.6 kilos) from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Drug Tested Hershey Winter Classic by virtually 20 kilograms.
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In her second of triumph, Wilson couldn’t maintain again her satisfaction. The powerlifter just lately introduced over her social media that she would compete within the 2022 USPA National Championships on May 27-31, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.
With that meet somewhat underneath a month away, it’s comprehensible she exhibits somewhat satisfaction in exceeding her earlier greatest squat twice.
“I am at a loss of words, to be honest,” Wilson wrote in her submit’s caption. “I am just beyond proud of myself! Four weeks out!”
In notching such a stellar feat of energy, Wilson had a noteworthy individual to thank — fellow powerlifter and good friend, Tamara Walcott — for being a supportive inspiration in her journey.
“Thank you [Walcott] for pouring into me,” Wilson wrote. “And believing in me. And always just hyping me up. It’s never a competition with us, and I love that!”
It appears iron does sharpen iron for Wilson, Walcott, and different aggressive powerlifters.
Wilson has solely been professionally powerlifting since mid-2018. Given a penchant for victory, it will be onerous to inform she ever had any inexperience as a powerlifter. Wilson possesses six first-place finishes in eight profession competitions and one other second-place end result. Here’s her notable report of finishes to this point:
Marissa Wilson | Notable Career Results
- 2018 RAW Potomac Open — 1st place
- 2018 USPA Drug Tested Maryland State Championships — 1st place
- 2019 USPA Drug Tested NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo — 2nd place
- 2019 USPA Drug Tested M.A.S.S Weekend Classic — 1st place
- 2019 USPA Drug Tested NOVA Fall Classic — 1st place
- 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) FQ Classic — 1st place
- 2022 USPA Drug Tested Hershey Winter Classic — 1st place
Wilson competed within the 110-kilogram weight class for the primary time through the 2022 USPA Drug Tested Hershey Winter Classic. Before that, she at all times competed with +90-kilogram powerlifters. Wilson could carry her newest weight class distinction over to the 2022 USPA National Championships.
With a longtime observe report for unbelievable lifts all through her aggressive profession, Wilson has turn out to be one of many rising names within the sport. Here are her all-time bests so far:
Marissa Wilson | Competition PRs
- Squat — 252.4 kilograms (556.6 kilos) | Raw
- Bench Press — 139.9 kilograms (308.6 kilos) | Raw
- Deadlift — 204.9 kilograms (451.9 kilos) | Raw
- Total — 597.4 kilograms (1,317.2 kilos) | Raw
[Related: Powerlifter Hunter Henderson (82.5KG) Crushes 304.8-Kilogram (672-Pound) Squat, Sets All-Time Record W/Wraps]
The USPA National Championships Are Next
A mixture of ambition and assist from her buddies seemingly helped take Wilson this far. With this new squat PR, amongst different feats, she would possibly make much more noise in Atlanta within the coming weeks.
The 2022 USPA National Championships will happen on May 27-31, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.
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