Nathan Damron (94kg, USA) Cleans 207kg in Training

We’ve seen Nathan Damron squat 700 pounds, block clean 212kg, and even do a one-legged backflip. Now, the 94kg weightlifter out of Mash Elite looks like he’s tuning up for his next competition, American Open Series 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Yesterday, Damron posted a training video update with a 207kg clean. We’re not going to say it looked light, but at the end of a workout with lots of heavy lifts, this is certainly still in his wheelhouse.

Oh, and check out that sweet BarBend banner in the background!

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That’s 456 pounds for those of us who are kilogram-challenged. (Note that if you’re serious about your weightlifting fandom, it’s a good idea to get used to kilos!)

Last week, Damron also posted a video of his 162kg block snatch PR.

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And then there was this snappy looking 200kg hang clean PR from just over a week ago.

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Damron last competed at the 2017 Pan American Weightlifting Championships, where he finished with a 150kg snatch and 193kg clean & jerk for 6th place overall in the Men’s 94kg category. We’ve seen him attempt heavier in competition, though a big priority at Pan Ams was getting lifters to total in order to score Pan American Games qualification points for Team USA; because of that, we saw a few Americans open up a little lower than in previous competitions.

Over the past few years, Damron made a name for himself as one of USA Weightlifting’s top Junior lifters, competing both nationally and internationally in both the 85kg and 94kg weight categories. Now a Senior lifter, Damron is squarely a 94kg lifter and doesn’t seem like he’s got plans to drop back down anytime soon.

We’re wishing Damron and all the other lifters at American Open Series 3 (which runs from September 8th through the 10th) a successful and safe competition!

Featured image: @nathandamron94 on Instagram

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