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chris mason
09-05-2004, 09:41 AM
One of our sponsored athletes, James "Pitt Bull" Searcy just squatted 1003 lbs in competition last night.

Other than the ridiculous weight, what makes this so amazing is that he just got his first squat suit about a week before the contest (an Inzer Leviathan). He had no time to acclimate to the suit.

His intention was to try 1150 lbs for a new record but he had to do 1003 lbs twice due to missing depth. He needs to get used to his suit and learn how to get to depth with it. As he told me, he had a "lot" left in him with 1003 lbs. The suit just made it hard for him to hit depth.

He also mentioned he will be training with Jon Grove and Steve Goggins at the North Georgia Barbell Club with some regularity now. This is awesome as anyone who knows powerlifting knows those 2 men are giants of the game (no pun intended).

Congratulations to big James!

Beebs
09-05-2004, 01:28 PM
Thats insane, just insane.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-05-2004, 01:32 PM
No videos of it, Chris?

How tall/heavy is the lad?

Maki Riddington
09-05-2004, 01:35 PM
Nutty.

chris mason
09-05-2004, 03:13 PM
Nope, no video. I did not attend the meet.

James is 6'2" tall and roughly 330 lbs. The lift will not be officially recognized due to the fact that he only squatted in the meet. His suit took so long to get on it interfered with his completing the rest of the meet. He is going to have the suit altered a bit to make it easier to use.

The meet was the APF Georgia State Championships held by Jon Grove another of our athletes.

James has informed me that he plans to go for 1100 lbs + sometime in December. With the help of Mr. Goggins and Mr. Grove I think it is only history from here for James.

biggimp
09-06-2004, 12:14 AM
nice squat! i still think it will be a while before anyone catches big brent mikesell though.

chris mason
09-06-2004, 11:04 AM
Trust me, he will have the record in the next 6 months.

SW
09-07-2004, 03:44 PM
I take it Fred Hatfield's record is shot now by Mikesell? What's James taking?

Adam
09-07-2004, 06:51 PM
Fred's record was gone for a while i believe.

chris mason
09-07-2004, 07:45 PM
I take it Fred Hatfield's record is shot now by Mikesell? What's James taking?

James claims to be clean in terms of drug use and I believe him. I do so because I have met him in person and spoken to him several times and I believe he is a truthful man.

In terms of AtLarge's products, he goes through a ton of Opticen and Creatine 500 every month. He also uses Nitrean, but not to the extent he uses Opticen.

SW
09-07-2004, 09:05 PM
^^ Thanks for the info guys. :)

biggimp
09-08-2004, 07:51 PM
brent mikesell currently holds the record at 1141.

one day i want to squat 1000 pounds. only 550 to go!

Alke
09-09-2004, 02:32 PM
wow

Mic Soloist
10-02-2004, 08:08 AM
brent mikesell currently holds the record at 1141.

one day i want to squat 1000 pounds. only 550 to go!



Brent:

#1 Ranking PL USA 2002 SQUAT 1074
#70 Ranking PL USA 2002 BENCH 562
TIE #9 Ranking PL USA 2002 DEAD 788
2500 PLUS Total 03/22/03 (2503 pounds)
2400 PLUS Totals (4 Times!)
2300 PLUS Totals (8 Times!)

c.u.fan
10-15-2004, 08:00 PM
The man is a total beast! I competed at a meet in 2003 where he was head judge. On one of the bench attempts, in which the bar was loaded with over 500 lbs., he apparently didn't like the position of the bench. So he effortly reached over and slid the bench to a position of his liking, all while staying seated in his chair.

superdeathflame
10-16-2004, 12:48 AM
Does it really count if he's wearing a squat suit? Isn't that a bit like wearing body armour in a boxing match?

CiteCollegiale
10-16-2004, 07:05 AM
You have alot of different powerlifting leagues...some will allow single ply suits....double...and otheres none at all

Adam
10-16-2004, 12:13 PM
Does it really count if he's wearing a squat suit? Isn't that a bit like wearing body armour in a boxing match?

You can wear some 'armour' too, if you'd like.