The 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The Ghost Clash on Feb. 13, 2022, was a spectacle of squat world records from a roster filled with a who’s who of elite powerlifters. Shane Haller, Daniel Misencik, and Naomi Sheppard scored all-time world record squats in their respective weight classes.
Sherine Marcelle also competed at that event, and while she didn’t set the all-time world record squat in the 90-kilogram weight class, she did attempt to after successfully scoring the second heaviest squat ever. Here are her full results:
2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash — Sherine Marcelle | 90KG | Raw (w/Wraps)
280 kilograms (617.3 pounds)
- 280 kilograms (617.3 pounds)
292.5 kilograms (644.9 pounds)
- Bench Press
115 kilograms (253.5 pounds)
- 115 kilograms (253.5 pounds)
125 kilograms (275.6 pounds)
- 210 kilograms (463 pounds)
- 225 kilograms (496 pounds)
237.5 kilograms (523.6 pounds)
- Total — 620 kilograms (1,366.9 pounds)
A week after that contest, Marcelle got back into the gym to hit some high-volume squats, including the blisteringly fast set in the video below of 142.9 kilograms (315 pounds) for 20 reps, while wearing a lifting belt and knee sleeves. Check it out, courtesy of her Instagram page:
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According to Open Powerlifting, the all-time world record squat in the raw (w/wraps) category in the Women’s 90-kilogram class is 290.3 kilograms (640 pounds) by Crystal Tate. She hit that lift at the 2017 Xtreme Powerlifting Coalition (XPC) Finals. Marcelle’s 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) squat at the 2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash leaped her into second position all-time ahead of Chakera Ingram‘s 265-kilogram (584.2-pound) squat from the 2018 USPA The Tribute.
Marcelle’s 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) squat at the 2022 WRPF The Ghost Clash was a 17-pound PR and was the result of an excellent prep, according to the caption of her Instagram post following the competition:
This was by far the best prep I physically came out of. I intend on giving an unquestionable world record.
Marcelle explained that the reason for her missing the world record attempt was less a matter of ability and more of a mental hurdle. However, she intends to learn from that mistake, adjust her mindset for competitions in the future to score the all-time world record before her coach Corey Hayes “hangs his belt up.”
We’ll see what weight Marcelle calls for on the barbell at whichever competition she appears in next. One thing that seems certain: the world record squat has a massive target on it.
Featured image: @sincerelysherine on Instagram