Powerlifter Kheycie Romero showed up and showed out at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II over the weekend. Romero competed in the +89kg/198lb weight class and because she’s known to crush some pretty heavy weight (recently deadlifting 625lbs with straps in training) we expected no less in her most recent meet.
Well, she did just that, achieving three new competition personal records while blowing away the numbers from her previous best performance which was almost a year ago… but here are her numbers from the Hybrid Showdown II.
- Squat: 219.5kg/484lb (20kg/44lb meet PR)⠀
- Bench Press: 105kg/232lb (13kg/29lb meet PR)⠀
- Deadlift: 245kg/540lb (15kg/33lb meet PR)
- Total: 569.7kg/1,256lb (52kg/115lb meet PR)
She wrote on Instagram…
“Quick meet recap:⠀
S: 484 (44lb meet PR)⠀
B: 232 (29lb meet PR)⠀
D: 540 (33lb meet PR)⠀
I’m honestly looking forward to going back to training and perfecting my lifts so I am more comfortable when platform time comes.
Thank you @depth_beforedishonor_squatco for helping this meet go a lot smoother. Thank you @animalpak for all the support you guys constantly gave me. I can’t wait to show you guys what I am truly capable of in future meets.⠀
Thank you @gainz4dayz_ and @too_hotti for handling me. Thank you @sylva_sbc , @jaffestrength , @rodgersreset for the mentoring and help you gave throughout this prep. Thank you @cierrajoan__ for dealing with me haha. Thank you @damn_its_reggie for all the help you lent out during this prep. There’s a lot more people who played a part in this prep, so seriously thank you to all of you guys. I only want to become a better lifter all around and I hope to show you all that throughout the rest of this year.”
Watch her performances below (click the arrow on the right to see the other lifts).
The last time Romero competed was at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Battle of the Bay V on February 8th, 2019 which was nearly a year ago today. Well, it’s evident she put some serious work in to be able to improve her numbers as much as she did.
And as for the 625lb deadlift from January… well, Romero was very proud of this moment because in different conditions it would have been an all-time world record in all classes and federations. However, it was done in practice while wearing wraps. But either way, that’s some pretty big weight and it’d have to give her a huge boost of confidence as well as she looks forward to her future competing.
We’ll definitely be looking forward to what Kheycie Romero brings to her next competition although we don’t have information on when that’ll be just yet. But be sure to stay in the loop for updates.