Powerlifter Sawyer Klatt (105KG) Deadlifts 3.3 Kilograms Over IPF Junior World Record In Training

An insanely heavy lift just four days after competition by the 19-year-old.

After intense competition, many athletes might take a week or two off, give their bodies a break, and relax for a bit. Not Sawyer Klatt.

The 19-year-old powerlifter who competes in the 105-kilogram weight class got back into the gym four days after his most recent powerlifting meet. He loaded a barbell with enough weight plates to exceed the current International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) raw deadlift Teen and Junior world records and locked the lift out. Check out his insane 363.3-kilogram (800.9-pound) deadlift in the video below, courtesy of Klatt’s Instagram page. He did not specify when the competition he referred to was but posted the video on June 4, 2021.


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Klatt also neglected to specify his exact weight at the time of the lift, but the lift is just shy of three and a half times his competition body weight. Additionally, he did not wear lifting shoes when performing this lift — instead opted to lift in just socks. He also eschewed knee sleeves and lifting straps. (He did wear a weightlifting belt.)

According to Open Powerlifting, had Klatt’s lift been performed in competition, he would have shattered the raw deadlift record at 105-kilograms in the Teen 18-19 division by a whopping 33.3 kilograms (73.4 pounds). The current record is 330 kilograms (727.5 pounds) scored by Branden Clay at the 2020 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Big Tex Open. To reiterate, the 105-kilogram class is only recognized by the IPF.

However, it appears Klatt did best the Teen 18-19 division deadlift record at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Mayhem Open on May 15 — which is, to the best of our knowledge, his most recent meet. Klatt went a perfect nine for nine to score the following stats:

  • Squat —  285 kilograms (628.3 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 162.5 kilograms (358.3 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 347.5 kilograms (766.1 pounds)
  • Total — 795 kilograms (1,752.7 pounds)

Note: Open Powerlifting has not been updated with the results of Klatt’s competition. 

The current IPF Junior (20-23 years old) world record deadlift is the 360-kilogram (793.7-pound) pull by Sweden’s Emil Norling from the 2019 European Classic Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.


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When Klatt steps onto the competitive stage again, we will have to see if he calls for 363.3 kilograms (800 pounds) on the barbell for any of his deadlift attempts. He would be the first Junior powerlifter ever in the IPF to hit that milestone weight.

Feature image: @sawyer_klatt on Instagram