The deadlift king claims one other crown.
It had been some time since anybody within the powerlifting group has seen Danny Grigsby step onto a sanctioned lifting platform. In his first aggressive look since July 2022, the deadlifting dynamo “pulled” his method again into the speedy purview.
On Mar. 25, 2023, on the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Metroflex Battle for the Yard 8, Grigsby (110KG) captured a 467.5-kilogram (1,030.6-pound) uncooked deadlift whereas carrying only a lifting belt. Grigsby utilized a sumo stance and a hook grip. The athlete’s pull is an all-time uncooked World File within the 110-kilogram weight class. It surpasses Grigsby’s peer, Jamal Browner, by 12.4 kilograms (27.5 kilos). Browner achieved the previous report milestone of 455 kilograms (1,003.1 kilos) on the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Pro Raw Championships.
Over the previous yr or so, Grigsby has fluctuated between the 110-kilogram, 125-kilogram, and 140-kilogram divisions. Such versatility has facilitated the athlete now possessing the uncooked deadlift World File in all three lessons.
In keeping with Open Powerlifting, Grigsby achieved his 125-kilogram report deadlift mark of 487.4 kilograms (1,074.7 kilos) on the 2022 WRPF American Pro. The powerlifting star would notch his 140-kilogram achievement of 464.9 kilograms (1,025.1 kilos) on the 2022 USPA Virginia Beach Classic 2. It was particularly this latter pull that noticed Grigsby turn out to be the first-ever powerlifter to drag a uncooked deadlift with at the least 453.6 kilograms (1,000 kilos) in a full energy meet. Think about Grigsby’s recent 110-kilogram deadlift accomplishment, and he now has full pulling dominion over three separate sections of the report books.
Danny Grigsby (110KG) | High Stats WRPF Metroflex Battle for the Yard 8
- Squat — 352.4 kilograms (777 kilos) | Private Finest in Competitors
- Bench Press — 196.8 kilograms (434 kilos)
- Deadlift — 467.5 kilograms (1,030.6 kilos) | All-Time Uncooked World File
- Complete — 1,016.5 kilograms (2,241 kilos)
In an Instagram put up instantly following the competition, the athlete apparently “got here brief” of his total expectations with out elaborating. That stated, he wrote that his newest report deadlift let him finish the meet on a “excessive notice.” In a separate put up, Grigsby additionally introduced plans to return to the 125-kilogram (275-pound) class for the WRPF American Professional 2, going down October 27-29 in Manassas, Virginia.
At this level, hoping for a flourish from Grigsby any time he plans to deadlift ought to in all probability be the baseline expectation. He’s established himself as deadlifting royalty, seemingly all the time prepared to beat one other loaded barbell.
Featured picture: @dan_grigs on Instagram