Jessica Buettner is arguably one of the most impressive powerlifters in the sport and competes in the 76 kg weight class. Jessica continuously shows what it takes to become an elite-level athlete through her training videos. She is currently in her off-season and has gained some weight. This resulted in her squatting 217.5 kg (479.5 lbs), which is her new Personal Best.
Her current bodyweight is 80.7 kg (178 lbs), which would place her in the 84 kg weight class at an IPF sanctioned meet. Jessica will lose the excess pounds for her next competition, but her 217.5 kg (479.5 lbs) squat proves she could find success either way. Furthermore, this is Unofficially the IPF’s Third-Heaviest Squat in the 84 kg weight class. Jessica also surpassed her previous PR by 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs). She only used a lifting belt and knee sleeves to aid her in the lift.
You can watch the squat here:
“PR from yesterday!!! I’m extremely happy with 217.5kgs since last time I squatted my old PR of 215kgs, I weighed over 193lbs (now I’m 178 lbs). I’m also PUMPED because it’s a lot closer to my goal of a 500lb squat!”
Jessica Buettner excels in the deadlift event, and recently published a new rep PR from training. Deadlifts have a big carryover to squats, so it is not surprising to see her improve.
Jessica Buettner’s Career
Jessica Buettner is widely considered as one of the greatest powerlifting athletes ever, and she has a great resume to show for it. She is the reigning 2021 IPF World Champion and holds 3 IPF World Records in the 76 kg weight class. In addition, Jessica still holds the IPF Deadlift World Record in the Juniors 76 kg weight class.
Throughout her career, Jessica has taken part in 17 competitions and won 15 of them. In the other two competitions, she grabbed a close second-place finish. Jessica is also a five-time Canadian National Champion.
Jessica Buettner’s World Records
- Squat: 210.5 kg (464.1 lbs) 76 kg IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift: 247.5 kg (545.6 lbs) 76 kg IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Total: 563 kg (1241.2 lbs) 76 kg IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift (Juniors): 227.5 kg (501.6 lbs) 76 kg IPF World Record (2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
Jessica Buettner did not recently disclose when she plans to compete. However, she certainly won’t miss the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championship, which is scheduled for June 06-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa. Only three months are left until the competition, and it looks like Jessica will be ready to further improve her records. Jessica will do a meet and greet at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She will be stationed in the booth number 1729.