The California State Championships saw one incredible set of performances over the weekend as 93kg/205lb athlete Jonathan Cayco set an American record as well as an unofficial World record.
And he shattered the previous record by 28 pounds (1874) set by Jesse Norris back in 2015. Cayco achieved a 1902lb/863kg total with the following lifts…
- Squat -300kg/661 lbs
- Bench press -230.5kg/508 lbs
- Deadlift -332.5kg/733 lbs
The California State Championships is a drug-tested USA Powerlifting event with no wraps.
After the event, Cayco posted a lengthy Instagram message about his performance…
“Post Meet Recap: Best footage I have rn, lol. Ready to knock out soo I’ll throw this out there.
CA State Championships, 93 kg tings’
Squat: 300 kg / 661 lbs
Bench Press: (American Record)
230.5 kg / 508 lbs
Deadlift: 332.5 kg / 733 lbs
Total: (American Record + Unofficial World Record )
863 kg / 1902 lbs
IPF Score: 834 points / 543 Wilks /
Thank you to @c.ninarun @[email protected]_tornado and the Flexx Fam for getting me through today and this prep! Literally coudn’t do this without your guidance and support. Thank you to @sbd.usa for coming out and filming + making sure I’m lookin’ freshhh on the platform. I appreciate all the support you all give, it means the world to me. 🙏
Also thank you to the CA Refs and Staff for running a great mini-nats @carleon44
Thanks @genopowerlifting for making meets 100x more hyped 😆
Still a little bittersweet cuz’ I missed my 3rd Bench and 3rd Dead so I learned a lot and am hungry to get better. 👍”
He also explained that he’s ready to start prepping for the Raw Nationals in October…
“Ready to start prepping for Raw Nationals aka The Tournament of Power in October!! I’m excited!”
In another Instagram post, Cayco discussed his game plan going into the California State Championships and the Raw Nationals. “I want to make a statement“. “I want to go into this RAW Nationals extremely confident, with like a total that everyone is like ‘oh, everyone is going to have to step their game up’.”
With an impressive performance behind him, Jonathan Cayco will be looking to dominate the Raw Nationals and we can’t wait to see how he does!