Keith Correa bounces back and forth between the -67.5kg and -75kg weight classes and even spent his most recent competition — the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) 2019 Apeman Elite Open, where he placed third — up in the 90kg weight class. The 23-year-old Correa kicked off his competitive powerlifting career at age 17 with a first place finish at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Hawaii State Powerlifting Championships with a 482.5kg/1,064lb total. His deadlift at that event was 220kg/485lb.
In the 6 years since then, Correa has added over one and a half times the weight to his deadlift. Check out the recent video below that he shared on his Instagram page of a gigantic 332.5kg/733lb deadlift personal record:
[Related: Watch Keith Correa deadlift a 295kg/650lb triple.]
Correa’s bodyweight at the time of this lift was 170lb — 5lb over the threshold to compete in the -75kg class. This means that the deadlift above was over four times his current bodyweight.
The world record deadlift in the -75kg class is 335kg/738.5lb by Rostislav Petkov, which Correa’s lift is only 2.5kg/5.5lb shy of tying. If Correa is able to drop 2.5kg/5.5lb of bodyweight and add 2.5kg/5.5lb to the barbell, he would have a mutual claim to the heaviest deadlift ever at 75kg.
He may be able to make that happen sooner than one might think. It was just a month and a half ago that Correa posted his previous deadlift PR of a 327.5kg/722lb. If you did not catch that lift then, check it out now below from Correa’s Instagram page:
In the last six years, Correa has competed competed in nine sanctioned events, took home gold in four of them, and has never missed the podium — highlights being a silver and bronze finish at the 2018 (WRPF) and 2019 (USPA) Kern US Open respectively.
Whenever Correa is able to compete next, if he calls for weight on the barbell just a bit heavier than the weight he is pulling in the gym, he might not only continue his unblemished streak of podium finishes, but also place his name in the record books.
Feature image from Keith Correa’s Instagram page: @itschiefkeith