Kristy Hawkins Meet - Image via @kristy_hawkins
On December 04, 2022, Kristy Hawkins achieved a historic feat at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) PPC Finals. She broke both the squat and total All-Time World Records with the new marks now standing at a staggering 265 kilograms (584.2 pounds) and 687.5 kilograms (1,515.7 pounds), respectively. Both records were raw, while Hawkins set them in the 75-kilogram weight class. As a result of setting two new World Records, Kristy won the overall women’s division quite easily.
The previous All-Time Squat World Record was held by Kristy Hawkins, since she squatted 262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds) at the 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown. She now moved the mark by an additional 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds), but she hoped to do more. Kristy loaded 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds) for her final attempt, but was not successful in completing the lift.
“I honestly wanted to go home after missing the 600 pound squat, but I finished with a small total and squat world record.”
Apart from the squat, Kristy Hawkins also made a 2.5-kilogram (5.5-pound) advancement in the U75KG All-Time Total World Record. She held the previous record in this event as well, having totaled 685 kilograms (1,510.2 pounds) at the 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown.
Her impressive performance earned her not only the world records, but also a significant amount of prize money. She achieved her goals, made history in the process, and took home over $15,000 in prizes.
Kristy Hawkins’ Full Performance
Kristy weighed in at 73.6 kilograms (162.3 pounds) for the 2022 WRPF PPC Finals. She pushed hard to set new records and PRs, but failed to successfully complete any of her third attempts in either of the squat, bench, or deadlift events.
252.5 kilograms (556.6 pounds)
265 kilograms (584.2 pounds) — U75KG All-Time Raw World Record & Competition PR
Unsuccessful — 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
142.5 kilograms (314.1 pounds)
150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
Unsuccessful — 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds)
*Competition PR: 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds) — 2020 USPA Only the Strong
260 kilograms (573.2 pounds)
272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
Unsuccessful — 280 kilograms (617.3 pounds)
*Competition PR: 277.5 kilograms (611.7 pounds) — 2022 WRPF American Pro
Total — 687.5 kilograms (1,515.7 pounds) — U75KG All-Time Raw World Record & Competition PR
This was the 21st sanctioned powerlifting competition for Kristy Hawkins, as well as her 17th victory. Impressively, Kristy is now on a 12-competition win streak and hasn’t lost for the past five years. Apart from her powerlifting success, Kristy was also a very successful bodybuilder, which was evident by the fact that she also earned an IFBB Pro Card.
2003 NPC Pittsburgh Open-1st Place Middleweight and Overall
2003 NPC Lone Star Classic-1st Place Heavyweight and Overall
2003 NPC Jr. Nationals-4th Place Middleweight
2004 NPC Jr. Nationals-5th Place Light-heavyweight
2004 IFBB North Americans-4th Place Light-heavyweight
2005 NPC Nationals-4th Place Light-heavyweight
2006 NPC Nationals-3rd Place Light-heavyweight
2007 NPC Nationals-1st Place Light-heavyweight and Overall (earned IFBB pro card)
2008 IFBB Ms. International – 14th place
2009 IFBB Atlantic City Pro – 2nd place
2009 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 7th place
2010 IFBB New York Pro – 1oth place
The 2022 WRPF PPC Finals is one of the most prestigious powerlifting events in the world, and Kristy Hawkins’ achievement is a testament to her skill and determination. She has proven herself to be a true champion once again, so hopefully, she continues going on this path for many years to come.
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