The legend Cailer Woolam has crushed yet another record deadlift and asserted his dominance as a World-class lifter in the 100kg/220lb class. He opened the Kern US Open going 3/3 on squats with a 661lbs/300kg best. Then he took to the deadlifts where he opened with 887lbs, 402.5kg, hit 931lbs, 422.5kg on his second attempt, and lifted an all-time record 950lbs, 431kg.
He then finished with the bench press going 2 for 3 after missing his second attempt but he hit 474lbs/215kg which is still a great performance.
He posted all three deadlift attempts on his Instagram so you can view them below:
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Ok I know this all anyone cares about anyways. So here you go. All 3 of my pulls from the meet. Vid 1: openers 887lbs, 402.5kg Vid2: 2nd- 931lbs, 422.5kg Vid3: 3rd – 950lbs , 431kg. All time world record at 100kg class Breaking my deadlift record wasn't the biggest priority for this meet, a big PR total was. But it just happened to be there that day. Only 1kg PR here, but this time it was on standard plates compared to the larger ones in Russia. So I was very pleased with this because of that. My knees were shot and I was kinda smoked after squats. But somehow deads just felt great at the meet. Best they have ever felt! 5th meet in a row to break a world record! @thekilocartel @jbboss_lifters4lifters @mbslingshot @riseperformanceus @herbstrong
Cailer explained that he just wanted to achieve a big PR total but that wasn’t entirely the case…
“Breaking my deadlift record wasn’t the biggest priority for this meet, a big PR total was. But it just happened to be there that day. Only 1kg PR here, but this time it was on standard plates compared to the larger ones in Russia. So I was very pleased with this because of that. My knees were shot and I was kinda smoked after squats. But somehow deads just felt great at the meet. Best they have ever felt! 5th meet in a row to break a world record!”
Now, he did pretty good on the squat, although he explains he had a minor mishap. But he was still extremely pleased with his squat performance.
“661lbs/300kg. 3 for 3 on squats. This is a 22lb meet PR. I messed this one up making it pretty hard out of the hole. But this is the number I wanted and I got it. Im pumped!”
Cailer then went 2 for 3 on the bench hitting a number he was happy with and it was an 11-pound meet PR.
“474lbs/215kg. Went 2 for 3 on bench. Missed this weight on my 2nd but got it on the 3rd. Happy with this number. 11lb meet PR!”
Here’s a recap of his performances…
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Meet Recap! Went 8/9, missed 2nd bench. 661,474,950 (300kg,215kg ,431kg) Finished with a 2085lb(946kg) total in sleeves @214lbs BW. 85lb total PR. Got PRs on all 3 lifts and set a new world record deadlift for the 100kg class. I couldn't have hoped for a better day. Got first place in the 100kg class next to @ransonlee and @phillip_herndon and @tomma_skwaatz. Had a great time competing with these guys. It always makes the meet more fun when the competition is just there to have a good time as well as compete. Huge thanks to @jesseburdick for being my coach over the last 2 years and teaching me how to be a better lifter. And for handling me all day and making sure I was ready to go. Happy to see my friend @belkin_one_power crush another meet and set an ungodly total world record yet again. Overall I thought the @kernusopen was very well ran and put together. The meet was ran very smooth and the crew helping out was Incredible. Please everyone just shut up about the wobbly stage too. It really didn't make lifting that much harder. This was an amazing meet all around. And I was honored to be a part of it. Above all and as always. My favorite part was getting to hangout with all of the other lifters all day. Always a fun experience. And thanks to @thekilocartel for e everything they did to help me get here. Thank you to @mbslingshot for having a crew here this weekend to support us. And thank you to everyone who wished me good luck and has stuck along with me through this journey! And thank you to my other sponsors for helping me out through me prep as well! @riseperformanceus @herbstrong @jbboss_lifters4lifters
Overall, Cailer Woolam finished with a 945kg/2,085 lb total, and he was thrilled that it was an 85-pound meet PR. And although he wasn’t looking to shatter any records as he explained in an Instagram post, it was just a side effect of being a pure beast!