Nick Urankar Hits 315 Snatch, 395 Clean & Jerk. Is This the New Normal for Games Athletes?

The CrossFit Liftoff is currently underway, which means new personal records are stacking up for functional fitness enthusiasts across the globe. More women than ever are snatching above 200 pounds, and a seemingly countless stream of males are crossing the 300 pound barrier on their snatches as well.

Two lifts that caught our eye came from multi-time CrossFit Games competitor Nick Urankar. While he just missed out on qualifying for the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, Urankar is obviously still training hard and staying competitive. Though Urankar is known for his strength, in recent years, it seemed like a lot of other well-rounded athletes were catching up to him in terms of top weightlifting numbers.

Urankar’s 315 snatch and 395 pound clean & jerk suggest he’s still among the upper echelon of strong fitness athletes. Check out the lifts below, both new PRs for the 32 year old.

315 pound snatch:

395 pound clean & jerk:

Which lifts have impressed you most from the 2016 CrossFit Liftoff? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image: @nickurankar on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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