The 2019 Slingshot Record Breakers turned out to be a huge meet for record breaking. Not least of which, was the epic showdown between Kristy Hawkins and Brianny Terry.
Both Hawkins and Terry came to this meet with high aspirations. This was the same event, in Dublin, California, where Cailer Woolam stole the show. However, these two ladies were not far behind him. Not only did they go head to head, but their battle would end with a new world record.
By the end of the competition, Kristy Hawkins established that she was the stronger of the two, winning first place. However, even with her second placing, Brianny Terrry gave her a run for her money. Brianny was able to outlift Kristy’s squat, but fell to Hawkin’s bench press. Nevertheless, it was the squats that had the most intense action.
Headed into this meet, Hawkins held the record for the heaviest deadlift, at 557lb. However, Brianny would not be deterred, hitting 563lb on her second attempt, breaking that record. This did not last long though, as Kristy would follow her up with a 567lb second lift. Unfortunately, Terry would fail her third try, when she went for 586lb. Top put a cherry on top of an epic performance, Kristy would extend her new record farther, hitting 578lb on her final go. In addition to the deadlift record, this was also enough for a record breaking total lift.
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I feel deadlifts need a post of their own 🤷🏽♀️ #sorrynotsorry While I made significant improvements across the board, dead’s will always be my favorite. Despite the outcome I’m still stoked with how well I moved the weight and handled myself in such a competitive fight with @kristy_hawkins . Such an unreal thing to experience. 529 opener 563 2nd (the shortest lived WR ever) The elusive 586 on 3rd attempt. Shitty technical error. We’ll get em next time. #slingshotrecordbreakers #nobodycaresworkharder @mbslingshot
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Starting with deadlifts from #slingshotrecordbreakers since it was definitely the most fun. Opened with 245kg, then went back and forth for the world record with @briannyt on my 2nd at 257.5kg, we both kept upping our 3rd attempt but I had the higher 2nd attempt so when she missed 266kg, I dropped down to 262.5kg/578lb for my 3rd to secure the total world record in sleeves. As much as I get mad when I’m challenged, it’s a fucking competition and it makes us all better in the end. If @sarah.lewis_ hadn’t beaten my total record 1 week after I set it, I probably would’ve retired two years ago…I still really want to retire. I’m tired. Lifting weights is exhausting. #pugsanddpowerlifting #bossladysofbbbc
These were they total scores:
1st: Kristy Hawkins
- Squat: 230kg/507lbs
- Bench Press: 152.5kg/336lbs
- Deadlift: 262.5kg/578lbs*
- Total: 645kg/1,425lbs *
2nd Brianny Terry
- Squat: 235kg/508lbs
- Bench Press: 122.5kg/270lbs
- Deadlift: 255kg/563lbs
- Total: 612.5kg/1,350lbs
* = New Record
If this weekend was any indication, these Record Breaker events certainly bring the best out of competitors. Both Kristy Hawkins and Brianny Terry are among the top female powerlifters in the world. To see them go against each other like this, was truly a treat.
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