The 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The Ghost Clash on Feb. 13, 2022, in Miami, FL, was an extremely hostile event towards all-time world record squats. First Naomi Sheppard shattered the 67.5-kilogram all-time squat world record in wraps lifting 262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds). Then Shane Haller took an all-time world record raw squat of 420 kilograms (925.9 pounds) to the top of the record books in the 140-kilogram class.
Sheppard and Haller weren’t alone rearranging the order of the record books. Daniel Misencik also set an all-time world record raw squat in wraps in the 110-kilogram class locking out 432.5 kilograms (953.5 pounds). Here are Misencik’s full results from the meet:
2022 The Ghost Clash Results — Daniel Misencik | 110KG
- 395 kilograms (870.8 pounds)
- 417.5 kilograms (920.4 pounds)
- 432.4 kilograms (953.3 pounds)
- Bench Press
- 190 kilograms (418.9 pounds)
- 200 kilograms (440.9 pounds)
- 202.5 kilograms (446.4 pounds)
350 kilograms (771.6 pounds)
- 350 kilograms (771.6 pounds)
370 kilograms (815.7 pounds)
- Total — 985 kilograms (2,171.6 pounds)
Check out Misencik’s world record 432.5-kilogram (953.5-pound) squat in the video below, courtesy of his Instagram page:
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Misencik’s new world record squat is on the cusp of four times his competition bodyweight. It exceeded the previous all-time world record of 430.9 kilograms (950 pounds) scored by Phillip Herndon at the 2021 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) NJ and North American Championships.
The above squat is the 27-year-old Misencik’s first world record since he began his competitive powerlifting career in 2014 at the 2014 American Powerlifting Association (APA) Buckeye Raw Winter Classic. He spoke to how the barbell felt on his back during The Ghost Clash in the caption of his Instagram post:
“From time to time I have dreams where I lift huge weights and it literally feels like nothing. I can’t describe it, but that [is] how my first two attempts felt. Even after rushing up to the bar for my opener, I felt like I could have done it for 5. My opener and second were so fast, it made fast people look not fast. I set a world record. My first. Maybe one day I’ll be able to put into words what that means to me.”
Daniel Misencik’s Powerlifting Career
Misencik has competed in 16 sanctioned powerlifting meets since 2014. He has reached the podium in all but three of them and has not finished lower than second since 2016. In 2015, he won the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Ohio State Championships in the 120-kilogram raw Junior division. Two years later, he earned gold at the 2017 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World University Powerlifting Cup in South Africa.
Since 2018, Misencik has continued a streak of eight consecutive wins including the 2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash. To celebrate his squat world record, Misencik said:
I’m getting absolutely hammered in South Beach…four beers and in bed by 7 p.m. watching season 16 of Survivor.
After Misencik’s done watching Survivor host Jeff Probst snuff the final castaway’s torch, we’ll find out the competition he plans to compete in next.
Featured image: @daniel_misencik on Instagram