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February 16, 2022
18-Year-Old Mahailya Reeves puts up an impressive 380 bench press to close out her senior year in high school at the 2022 Girls State Weightlifting Championships in Florida. The young phenom has surprised everyone with her astonishing lifts over the past few years. Watch her new record below!
Mahailya Reeves, now 18 years old, is from Union County, Florida, who began her weightlifting journey at the young age of 10. In a story published on ESPN, weightlifting coach Bryan Griffis details the first time he met Mahailya when she asked if she could give weightlifting a shot.
In the first session at 10 years old, she was squatting 125lbs without any problems. It might be something in her genes as her cousin Gerard Warren was a former 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft.
Reeves lifting prowess made its rounds on social media a few years ago when people saw her bench pressing 355lbs at 15 years old. Later that same year, she set an all-time world record at 15 years old for the +198lb female group at 2019 USAPL Raw Nationals, where she bench pressed 369.2 lbs, squatted 540.1lbs, and deadlifted 440.9 lbs.
In 2020 at the Girls Weightlifting State Championships broke her own bench press record when she put up 375lbs.
On February 10th, 2022, Reeves competed in the 2022 Girls Weightlifting State (Florida) Championships, where she benched 380 lbs and won her fourth state championship. Watch the awesome lift below:
Needless to say, Reeves is something special; there are really no limits for this young woman. We’d love to see her continue on this path of becoming the strongest woman or maybe even in the Olympics representing the US.
Check out Mahailya's Instagram for more unbelievable lifts like her recent PR box squat with 565lbs!
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