The 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals was an extravaganza of incredible performances from powerlifting athletes all across the States. It took place on April 01-03, in Austin, Texas, and multiple athletes broke American and Unofficial IPF World Records. However, Amanda Lawrence didn’t score any records but was still proclaimed as the Best Overall Female Lifter across all weight classes. She won the raw 84 kg division with a total of 625.5 kg (1378.9 lbs).
On April 6th, through her Instagram, Amanda Lawrence revealed her thought process going into this competition. It seems like she treated this contest as a general rehearsal for the upcoming 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, which will take place from June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa.
“The main goals leading into this meet were to go 9/9, leaving some room in the tank, & securing a spot on the 2022 IPF Worlds Team in South Africa this June. We did just that🎉, but it’s back to work now. We have 9 more weeks to prepare for the world championships & to bring our best package yet! *Hint, hint, going for that three-peat* 👀.”
Amanda Lawrence’s Full Performance
Amanda Lawrence weighed in at 83.81 kg (184.8 lbs). She was successful in all of her attempts, but didn’t want to try and improve her Competition PRs. Amanda was competing in the raw division
- 227.5 kg (501.5 lbs)
- 237.5 kg (523.6 lbs)
- 242.5 kg (534.6 lbs)
*Amanda Lawrence’s squat competition PR is 256 kg (564.3 lbs) from the 2020 USAPL Gainsgiving Open.
- 120 kg (264.5 lbs)
- 127.5 kg (281.1 lbs)
- 130 kg (286.6 lbs)
*Amanda Lawrence’s bench press competition PR is 132.5 kg (292.1) from the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
- 235 kg (518.1 lbs)
- 245 kg (540.1 lbs)
- 253 kg (557.7 lbs)
*Amanda Lawrence’s deadlift competition PR is 260.5 kg (574.3 lbs) from the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Total – 625.5 kg (1379 lbs)
*Amanda Lawrence’s total competition PR is 646 kg (1424.2 lbs) from the 2020 USAPL Gainsgiving Open.
IPF Points – 118.23
Related: Jesus Olivares Scores A Raw Unofficial World Record Deadlift & All-Time Third-Heaviest Total at 2022 Classic Open Nationals
You can watch all of her lifts here:
Related: Jonathan Cayco (93 kg) Scores Two Raw Unofficial IPF World Records at 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals
It is incredible to think that Amanda Lawrence is just 24-years-old, but has already accomplished so much in her career. She started competing in 2016, and has taken part in 20 sanctioned competitions thus far, coming out victorious in 15 of them. Her most notable wins are in three American National Championships, and the 2019 & 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
- (2019) IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships: 1st
- (2019) USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals: 1st
- (2020) USAPL Gainsgiving Open: 1st
- (2021) USAPL Raw Nationals: 1st
- (2021) IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships: 1st
Amanda Lawrence just proved how dominant she is across all the women’s weight classes. Even when she is not performing at her all-time best, Amanda can still easily outperform some of the best powerlifters in the world. It seems like this year will also be very successful for her, as she is the heavy favorite for the 2022 IPF World Championships.
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