5 Massive Performances From 2019 USAPL Raw Nationals

All kinds of American records and unofficial World Records were set!

The USAPL Raw Nationals wrapped up on Sunday in Lombard, Illinois. The meet brought together the best-of-the-best USAPL powerlifters from all 50 states. The competition kicked off on October 16th and ran through October 20th. A lot went down over the weekend, from all kinds of American records, to come-from-behind big-time wins, and even some unofficial World Records here and there. We’ve selected five performances from over the weekend that seriously fired us up!

Marisa Inda, 52kg

Marisa Inda claimed the title as 52kg National Champion! Her 190kg deadlift was a new American Record. Inda preciously set the raw deadlift American Record of 187.5kg at the 2017 Arnold Grand Prix. 

Check out her results from Raw Nats below:

  • Squat: 140kg
  • Bench press: 97.5kg
  • Deadlift: 190kg (American record)
  • Total: 427.5 kg

Jonathan Cayco, 93kg

Jonathan Cayco was crowned 93kg National Champion after setting two new American Records and an Unofficial World Record total! He benched 231kg for a new American Record, and his 868.5kg total was a new American Record and an Unofficial World Record. 

  • Squat: 302.5kg
  • Bench 231kg (American Record)
  • Deadlift: 335kg
  • Total: 868.5kg (American Record & Unofficial World Record)

Amanda Lawrence, 84kg

Amanda Lawrence won the title as 84kg National Champion! This is her second major title this year, with also winning the 84kg weight class at the 2019 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. Her lifts over the weekend were big-time, and she ended up tying her world record total that she set at IPF Worlds (613kg)

  • Squat: 250.5kg 
  • Bench: 115kg
  • Deadlift: 247.5
  • Total: 613kg

Bryce Lewis, 105kg

Bryce Lewis came from behind to regain his title and win the 105kg weight class! His total was a new unofficial World Record! The craziest part is, he even missed his final bench and deadlift attempt, yet still posted an unofficial World Record Total!

  • Squat: 322.5kg
  • Bench: 220kg
  • Deadlift: 360kg
  • Total: 902.5kg

Ray Williams, +120kg

Ray Williams closed out the USAPL Raw Nationals with a dominant performance in the +120kg weight class. We expected to see big things out of Williams, especially after he squatted an insane 490kg at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival. That 490kg squat was on his third attempt and went on to earn him a USAPL national record and an Unofficial IPF World Record. Despite his squat being significantly lower than what we’ve seen, a 937.5kg total is still all kinds of impressive. 

  • Squat: 400kg
  • Bench: 200kg
  • Deadlift: 337.5kg 
  • Total: 937.5kg 

There were plenty of other massive performances from the weekend, but here’s a taste of just some of the insanity that went down!

Featured image from @miss.amanda.ann’s Instagram page.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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