The reigning 2021 IPF World Champion, Jessica Buettner, is most notorious for her deadlifting prowess and is known as “The Canadian Forklift” for that reason. Jessica executes massive pulls on a weekly basis, and somehow constantly improves. Recently, she deadlifted more than her competition PR in training, but on February 17th, 2022, Jessica posted a new raw deadlift rep PR of 240 kg (529.1 lbs), which is also very impressive.
Jessica pulled 240 kg (529.1 lbs) for three reps, and has done it with insane speed. It is truly bewildering to see how quickly she moved the weight. Even Jessica was surprised, and judging by her caption, she thinks that at least one more rep was possible. In addition, the lift was raw, as she only used a lifting belt.
You can watch the lift here:
“Deadlifts were feeling amazing today. I felt like I coulda done at least one more rep. But then I almost passed out at the end, so who knows 😂 dropped my phone and almost hit my head on a bench.”
The most recent bodyweight update from Jessica came on February 7th, and she weighed 82.5 kg (182 lbs). Assuming her weight remained the same, this deadlift triple would be 2.9x her bodyweight.
Jessica Buettner’s Career
Jessica Buettner’s first competition was the 2014 CPU Saskatchewan Provincials. Since then, she took part in 17 sanctioned competitions to this day and has won 15 of those. Jessica’s greatest success is winning three IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships and claiming three IPF World Records in the 76 kg category. In addition, she was the National Champion of Canada many times.
Jessica Buettner’s official (done in competition PR’s):
- Squat: 210.5 kg (464.1 lbs) IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Bench Press: 105 kg (231.5 lbs) (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift: 250 kg (551.2 lbs) (2020 CPU Nationals)
- Total: 563 kg (1241.2 lbs) IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
Jessica’s third IPF World Record is in the deadlift event. However, for IPF to count the lift, it has to be in a competition which is sanctioned by them. For that reason, Jessica’s IPF World Record is not the same as her PR. The Deadlift IPF World Record is 247.5 kg (545.6 lbs), and Jessica set it at the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Jessica Buettner has not revealed if she is preparing for a specific competition. Canadian Powerlifting phenom does not compete often in her career, having competed only twice in the last two years. However, Jessica seems very excited to put on some weight, which will definitely result in more PRs and massive lifts in the future.