March 30, 2022
The young phenom powerlifter Liam Newell just set a new American raw deadlift record with 777lbs for the 18-19-year-old division at the 2022 USAPL Collegiate Nationals. The 2022 USAPL Collegiate Nationals took place from March 27-30th in Westin Lombard, Illinois. High Schoolers competed at the same event from March 23-26th. Check out Liam's amazing performance below!
Liam Newell of Penn State University went 9 for 9 in the event and finished in fourth place overall. Newell only used a lifting belt, a sumo stance, and a hook grip to muscle up the record-setting 777lbs deadlift. This lift edged out the previous record held by Ian Bell, which was 771.6lbs.
Liam competed in the 88kg weight class, which is a step up from the 83kg weight class he competed in at his previous competitions. Liam's deadlift lift ranks second in the all-time raw deadlift for the 18-19-year-old age division.
Here's a look at Liam's lifts during the 2022 USAPL Collegiate Nationals event:
Total: 745 kg (1,642.4 lbs) Competition PR
Let's look at Liam Newell's record-setting deadlift below:
Liam Newell is a young American powerlifter that burst onto the scene a few years ago. At just 17 years old, Liam's massive deadlifts caught the attention of the internet while multiple media outlets covered some of his head-turning lifts. Lifting over 4 times his body weight, he is a true specimen.
Newell has two prior sanctioned competitions under his belt from 2021, in which he placed first in both of them while competing in the 83kg weight class. His heaviest deadlift in competition before the 2022 USAPL Collegiate Nationals was 722lbs that he pulled at the Drug Tested CrossFit Gamma Winter Classic in January 2021.
With almost a 50lb increase in his deadlift in just over one year's time, Newell is undoubtedly destined for great things in the world of powerlifting if he stays on this trajectory.
Liam Newell is another example of the new generation of powerlifters that continue to push the limits of what we thought was possible. We can't wait to see what the future has in store for Newell.
Stay tuned for updates on his lifting achievements!
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