Andy Bolton (confirmed)
Zydrunas Savickas (confirmed)
Benedict Magnusson (confirmed)
Mark Felix (confirmed)
Derek Poundstone (confirmed)
Chuck Fought (confirmed)
Terry Hollands (confirmed)
Heaviest Deadlift Wins!
PL rules - no straps.
I think I will definitely have to make a road trip for that one.
Savickas is a beast!! I hope that KK competes.
Oh sweet, Benny Magnussun too!!
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Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
This should be an awesome event to see in person. I may have to make the trip from Chicago to Cleveland to see this. I think KK ,Savickas and Benedict could surpass it, KK trains raw, have never seen him pull with any gear. So KK's sky is pretty high considering that. Savickas and Benedict are just beasts.
Wow, some serious pullers there. Should be awesome.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
What a great idea, meet sounds awesome.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
That's going to be awesome. What gear is going to be allowed?
Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
Training since Dec 2008.
too bad it's not a raw event...that would really put things into perspective.
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raw is stupid. just lift as much as you can. Def cant wait for this.
Just seeing a quarter of these guys go head to head would be awesome, let alone all these names together. Definitely going to make the trip if this goes down.
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Sounds like a trip worth making for sure
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This is going to be epic. holy **** i cant wait
was that supposed to be June 2010 not 2011 right?
didn't see location?
"Andy Bolton issued the challenge. Now organizers have stepped up to the plate. It only remains for the challengers to Bolton's crown to accept.
Ty Phillips of Gorilla Pit, Alex Campbell of NOTLD and Mike Maxwell of Iron House Gym have been given the contract and official word to promote the Andy Bolton Deadlift Challenge. Phillips, Campbell and Maxwell will be working as a team on the event.
The meet will be held in Cleveland, Ohio in May or June of 2011. Negotiations have begun with the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a venue. The meet will will be unsanctioned, but will have judges from IPF, USAPL, IPA and APC.
The organizers will be inviting the top 10 best deadlifters in the world. The winner will be the person who lifts the most weight. Says Phillips, "Basically, break the 1008lb WR and take the crown away from Andy or walk away acknowledging Andy is king of DL."
Unbelievable.... I cant wait to see this Titans of strength on the same platform!!!
I'm there in 2011!
thats cool benny will be coming back... In my mind i can only see KK, benny, and big Z beating boltons WR. but we will see.
well that's well over a year away, lots can change with competitors list between now and then.
also gives KK time to put on more weight if he's gonna have a chance.
this is incredible lineup..poundstone lifting with no straps? thats hard to believe...but this should be a raw meet because the suit doesnt make that much of a difference unlike the squat suit and is a true lift of strength...
I was thinking about this earlier.... Do you think they are going to offer some prize money or something??? Obviously all of these guys are pretty big names, and some of them make help support themselves on the side with their lifting feats...
So what I'm getting at is this: Do you really think all of these guys are going to switch their training focus for a good while in order to break a DL world record for the simple sake of breaking a record?
I'm not saying it'll be $20K but I think there will be a decent payout given the amount of press this will stir up
KK pulled in a suit before he took time off and came back doing everything raw. I'm sure he will do just fine in a suit.