Stacy Burr Breaks Two All-Time World Records, Closely Misses All-Time Wilks

Over the weekend, powerlifter Stacy Burr had what could be described as a meet of a lifetime. Burr took the platform to compete in the 148 lb weight class at the RPS Braggin’ Rights meet held in Greenville, North Carolina. She competed in the wraps division and set two all-time world records and closely missed breaking the highest all-time Wilks Score.

To kick off her near all-time Wilks shattering performance, Burr finished her squats with an all-time world record 247kg/545 lb lift. This feat tops Rheta West’s 242kg/535 lb all-time squat record from 2016. Check out the amazing fight Burr put into the lift below.

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Today was a good day. Totaled 1390 for the 148 wrapped ATWR total and here’s my favorite lift of the day, 545.6 lb for the ATWR wrapped squat. Benched a PR with 319lb. Only miss of the day was my third attempt deadlift. Had the option to play it safe and build the 1400lb total with a sure thing or go for what I came for, to walk away with the best wilks score of all time. 562lbs wasn’t there today but you know I went for it all. I may still not be the #1 Powerlifter and the world, but we sent it. It just wasn’t quite my time yet. I couldn’t have done it without @jaffestrength @norrisstrong @fueledbyiron @triciaking2 @dalton520 i am beyond grateful for all the messages, good luck texts and just everyone who understands how much this means to me. Words will never express how thankful I am. The environment today was second to none. Special thank you to @ironmafia_4brosgym for running an amazing meet and just for everything the Miller family does for powerlifting. 🎥 @gilcoproductions #bamabricksquad #livelargefitness #lvlg #empoweredbyiron #powerlifting #uspapower #raw #gwpl #squat #benchpress #deadlift #whateverittakes #gym #fitness #power #raw #squat #benchpress #deadlift #deadlifttilimdead #strong #motivation #staysleeping #stronghouse #stronghouseproject #gym ————————————- @livelargefitness Use "BAMA" 10% off @stronghouseproject "BURR15" 15% off

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Moving onto the bench press, Burr hit a very smooth (and impressive) 144.5kg/319 lb bench press.

Now onto her deadlift, aka the lift that could have sealed Burr’s name at the very top of the all-time Wilks Score. For her second attempt, Burr completed an easy 237kg/523 lb deadlift, which earned her an all-time world record total of 630kg/1,390 lbs. Then going into the third deadlift, Burr had two options: Play it safe and hit a 1,400 lb total, or take 254kg/562 lbs for a ride and attempt to break Marianna Gasparyan’s all-time Wilks Score.

If you know Burr, then you can probably guess what she chose. In part of Burr’s deadlift Instagram video’s caption she writes, “I needed 562 on the bar to break the highest all time wilks score and secure that #1 ranking bag.So we loaded the bar. The most I have ever pulled was 535, but I knew I had it in me. Because of the work I had done. 

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This was the full send and my only missed attempt yesterday: @jaffestrength asked me if I wanted a 1400+ total or everything. . I wanted what I came for. . I needed 562 on the bar to break the highest all time wilks score and secure that #1 ranking bag. So we loaded the bar. The most I have ever pulled was 535, but I knew I had it in me. Because of the work I had done. I knew what I came here to get and if that was the number I needed- that is what I wanted on the bar. Playing it safe has never really been my thing. All or nothing. I had already secured the WR total on the second pull so I wanted it all, not a padding or just a prettier total. . I came up just short. I put my heart out there and pulled until the lights went out. Never stop chasing what you know you’re capable of. Never stop pulling. And just keep showing up. Your time will come. #bamabricksquad #livelargefitness #lvlg #empoweredbyiron #powerlifting #uspapower #raw #gwpl #squat #benchpress #deadlift #whateverittakes #gym #fitness #power #raw #squat #benchpress #deadlift #deadlifttilimdead #strong #motivation #staysleeping #stronghouse #stronghouseproject #gym

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I knew what I came here to get and if that was the number I needed- that is what I wanted on the bar. Playing it safe has never really been my thing. All or nothing. I had already secured the WR total on the second pull so I wanted it all, not a padding or just a prettier total.”

Unfortunately, Burr came up just short of completing the pull, but if you ask us, her miss wasn’t by too much and we don’t think it will be long until 254kg/562 lbs is a routine competition lift for her. While Burr may have fell just short of breaking the all-time Wilks Score, she still walked away with two all-time world records — not a bad day if you ask us!

Feature image from @bamaburr Instagram page.