This week, the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) held the 2021 Cincinnati Women’s Pro/Am on April 11th. Powerlifter Jaclyn Cornwell came out the winner with a new all-time world record (ATWR) squat of 258.5kg/570lbs raw in wraps.
Jaclyn Cornwell’s Squat
For this powerlifting event, Jaclyn Cornwell wore Converse sneakers with knee wraps and a lifting belt for the squat, and won the 67.5k weight class with these numbers:
- Squat: 258.5kg/570lb, ATWR
- Bench Press: 113.4kg/250lb
- Deadlift: 213.2kg/470lb
- Total: 585.1kg/1,290lb
She posted the squat to Instagram with her stats and thanked her coach, husband, family, and supporters. She also sent shout outs to fellow powerlifting competitors, saying,
“I’m truly blessed with amazing friends and family! Rivercity members thank you all for all your support for Danielle and I. You all helped us more than you all know! Congratulations @_danielleblair for hitting her 1200lb total such a big day for us both! Thanks to my coach Zac @rivercity_barbell for molding me into the powerlifters that I am! @veteran_physio Thank you keeping my body in check and keeping me healthy! My husband for dealing with me on a daily basis and pushing me to the best of my ability! @powerpack_ali for always being my mama duck and being there for me! @queenbeepower thank you for always throwing a badass meet! All the sponsors for the gifts, spotters you were truly amazing! Judges thank you for your fair judgements! I’m still in amazement over today! Thank you everyone involved today you all are the best!”
The new record for Cornwell is 3.8 times her body weight. This squat beat the previous record by just over five pounds, with Cornwell beating Stacy Burr, who squat 256.2kg/564.8lb in 2019 at the 2019 Xtreme Powerlifting Coalition (XPC) Pro Finals. Burr still holds the ATWR total in the same weight class with a total of 650.9kg/1,435lb.
Check out the squat:
Jaclyn Cornwell’s Records
By many powerlifting standards, Jaclyn Cornwell is new in the powerlifting competition world, as this is only her fourth competitive appearance. Her reputation so far is that, when she shows up, she wins, and she holds four contest wins earned since 2017.
Her records are as follows:
2020 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) Beast of the Bluegrass: 1st place, 67.5kg
- Squat: 237.5kg/523.6lb
- Bench Press: 107.5kg/237lb
- Deadlift: 200kg/440.9lb
- Total: 545kg/1,201.5lb
2018 RPS Women’s Worlds and Supreme Iron Warrior: 1st place, 75 kg
- Squat: 219.9kg/485lb
- Bench Press: 99.7kg/220lb
- Deadlift: 190.5kg/420lb
- Total: 510.2kg/1,125lb
2017 RPS Lexen Fall Classic: 1st place, 67.5kg, amateur division
- Squat: 183.7kg/405lb
- Bench Press: 81.6kg/180lb
- Deadlift: 167.8kg/370lb
- Total: 433.1kg/955lb
For this most recent record, Jaclyn Cornwell made not only a new ATWR but also a personal record for her competition. She has not yet announced her next competition, but we will keep you posted when we find out.