Tremendous heavyweight powerlifter Ray Williams stays unstoppable. The five-time uncooked world champion claimed his seventh nationwide uncooked powerlifting title on Feb. 24, 2023, on the 2023 Powerlifting America (AMP) Traditional Nationwide Championships.
Competing within the +120-kilograms weight class, the 36-year-old Williams went seven for 9 in makes an attempt throughout the three massive lifts en path to his victory. Listed here are the stats from his efficiency in Austin, TX, in line with Lifting Forged:
2023 AMP Traditional Nationwide Championship Outcomes | Ray Williams (+120KG)
- 395 kilograms (870.8 kilos)
- 415 kilograms (914.9 kilos)
- 435 kilograms (959 kilos)
- Bench Press
- 215 kilograms (474 kilos)
- 225 kilograms (496 kilos)
230 kilograms (507.1 kilos)
- 320 kilograms (705.5 kilos)
- 340 kilograms (749.6 kilos)
355 kilograms (782.6 kilos)
- Complete — 1,000 kilograms (2,204.6 kilos)
Williams weighed in at 194.85 kilograms (429.6 kilos) and was certainly one of six athletes competing within the +120-kilogram weight class. The opposite 5 so as of their efficiency, in descending order from the runner-up, had been Jonathan Avril, Brayden Pierce, Tony Tillman, Kevin Dinh, and Matthew Buchbinder.
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Williams’ efficiency in all three lifts on the 2023 AMP Traditional Nationwide Championship had been with considerably much less weight than his competition-best lifts. In response to Open Powerlifting, Williams’ prime uncooked lifts are:
Ray Williams Competitors-Greatest Uncooked Lifts
- Squat — 490 kilograms (1,080.3 kilos) — All-Time Uncooked World File
- Bench Press — 247.5 kilograms (545.6 kilos)
- Deadlift — 398.5 kilograms (878.5 kilos)
- Complete — 1,112.5 kilograms (2,452.6 kilos) — Second All-Time Heaviest Uncooked Complete (Dan Bell‘s 1,127.5-kilogram complete is the uncooked report)
Though Williams received his seventh nationwide title, he shared a publish on his Instagram web page with a caption that expressed disappointment in his efficiency:
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I received a title, and it felt like I bombed out. These nice folks jogged my memory that it’s cool to be upset and proud on the identical time.
Williams lacking his ultimate deadlift try prevented him from reaching a 1,013.5-kilogram (2,234.4-pound) complete — the requisite complete he wanted to safe a spot on the US Nationwide Crew that may subsequently let him contend for a sixth world title.
Williams’ first six nationwide titles had been in USA Powerlifting (USAPL) competitions. Nevertheless, USAPL was voted out of the IPF in late 2021. AMP was provisionally accredited as a brand new IPF affiliate.
As of this text’s publication, Williams has not disclosed when he intends to step on the aggressive lifting platform subsequent or what his goal complete or weights in every elevate will probably be.
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