Danny Grigsby continues to add to his deadlift legacy in powerlifting. His latest feat came at the 2023 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Metroflex Battle of the Yard 8 Meet in Murrieta, GA, on Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023.
At that meet, Grigsby deadlifted 457.5 kilograms (1,008.6 pounds) on his second attempt to set the record in the 110-kilogram raw class. He tacked 10 kilograms on it on his third attempt by pulling 467.5 kilograms (1,030.7 pounds). You can see the new world record lift below, courtesy of Grigsby’s Instagram page:
On the final pull, Grigsby approached the barbell with his usual sumo stance, grabbed it with an overhand hook grip, and pulled it quickly to full lockout. Once the head judge gave the down command, Grigsby returned the bar to the floor, and all three judges gave white lights for the effort.
This was the second world record set at the meet. Earlier in the day, 100-kilogram lifter Joe Sullivan chipped his own raw squat world record by one kilogram to set the new mark at 386 kilograms (851.1 pounds).
2023 WRPF Metroflex Battle of the Yard 8 Results | Danny Grigsby, 110KG RAW
Grigsby placed first in the 110-kilogram category at the meet. The summary of his overall day is below:
- Squat — 352.5 kilograms (777.2 pounds)
- Bench Press — 197.5 kilograms (435.4 pounds)
- Deadlift — 467.5 kilograms (1.030.8 pounds) — New All-Time World Record
- Total — 1,017.5 kilograms (2,243.4 pounds)
According to LiftingCast, Grigsby weighed in at 109.8 kilograms (242 pounds) for the meet. His record-setting lift broke the previous record of 455 kilograms (1,003 pounds) set by Jamal Browner at the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Pro Raw Championships on Sept. 24, 2022, in North Kansas City, MO.
This is Grigsby’s third deadlift world record within the last year across three weight classes. He has the all-time world raw deadlift record regardless of weight class with his pull of 487.5 kilograms (1,074.5 pounds) at the 2022 WRPF American Pro. That lift was performed in the 125-kilogram category.
Grigsby also holds the raw world record in the 140-kilogram class thanks to his lift of 465 kilograms (1,025.1 pounds) almost one year ago to the day of his new record at the 2022 USPA Virginia Beach Classic on Mar. 26, 2022. That lift was the first raw deadlift of over 1,000 in history.
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Featured Image: @dan_grigs on Instagram.