Daniel Bell, one of the greatest powerlifters in the sport’s history, is back to competing after a difficult year in terms of injuries. Bell took part and won the overall raw w/wraps division of the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash, which took place on February 13th, 2022, in Miami. He had some kidney problems and suffered a hamstring tear last year, and has only trained for two months to prepare for this competition.
Daniel Bell excelled in the squat event, which gave him a big advantage at the start of the competition. He squatted 490 kg (1080.3 lbs), just 15 kg less than the World Record which is held by him, as he has done 505 kg (1113.3 lbs) at the 2021 Kern US Open.
You can watch his 490 kg squat here:
“Really makes me hungry to get back under 500 kg.”
Daniel Bell’s Full Results
Daniel Bell won the overall wraps division with a WILKS score of 612.533. Only one other competitor got a score of over 600 WILKS, which shows how good of a performance Bell put up. He also got $5,000 of prize money.
- 455 kg (1003.1 lbs)
- 480 kg (1058.2 lbs)
- 490 kg (1080.3 lbs)
Bench Press (Raw)
- 240 kg (529.1 lbs)
- 255 kg (562.2 lbs)
- 260 kg (573.2 lbs) Unsuccessful
- 365 kg (804.7 lbs)
- 380 kg (837.8 lbs)
- 390 kg (859.8 lbs)
Total: 1135 kg (2502.2 lbs)
Courtesy of Alpowerliftingtv YouTube channel, you can watch all his lifts here:
Daniel Bell Career
Daniel Bell is a 35-year-old veteran of the sport who has had a lot of success and accomplishments throughout his career. His first sanctioned competition was in 2005, although he didn’t start seriously competing until 2014. He has won numerous American National Championships and usually competes in the raw or wrapped categories. Daniel also holds Three All-Time World Records, and he is in a handful of people that have squatted over 1000 lbs (453.6 kg) raw.
Daniel Bell’s current competition raw PRs:
- Squat: 455 kg (1003.1 lbs) (2020 RPS Sarasota Showdown)
- Bench Press: 275 kg (606.3 lbs) (2021 WRPF Kern US Open)
- Deadlift: 410 kg (903.9 lbs) (2020 RPS Sarasota Showdown)
- Total: 1127.5 kg (2485.7 lbs) All-Time World Record (2020 RPS Sarasota Showdown)
Since Daniel also competes in the squats with wraps category, his competition PRs in this category are:
- Squat: 505 kg (1113.3 lbs) All-Time Full Power World Record (2021 WRPF Kern US Open)
- Total: 1182.5 kg (2607 lbs) All-Time World Record (2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III)
Daniel Bell was a great addition to the roster for the 2022 Ghost Clash. He is almost back to his best, and with a bit more training, he could break the world record again.