The 2023 WRPF American Pro 2 has displayed some immeasurable success, across all three days of competition on October 27-29, in Manassas, VA. The women’s division was particularly active, as the majority of records were broken by them. Samantha Rice was one of those, as she put up multiple incredible lifts throughout the competition, one of which turned out to be a new Raw Deadlift All-Time World Record. Samantha set that record by deadlifting 291 kilograms (641.5 pounds).
Samantha Rice’s first deadlift attempt turned out to be 270 kilograms (595.2 pounds), a weight that she knew should not pose a challenge to her. After that was out of the way, Samantha moved on to 282.5 kilograms (622.8 pounds) for her second attempt. This once again moved at a decent speed, proving that there is more left in the tank.
So, on her third attempt, Samantha Rice decided to take on the 291-kilogram (641.5-pound) deadlift. She locked her lifting belt in, got to the bar, set up a sumo stance, and began pulling. In the beginning, it seemed that the weight would not move from the floor, but Samantha’s strenuous work paid off, and it started lifting off. Soon after, Samantha found herself in a fully locked out position with 291 kilograms (641.5 pounds) in her hands.
The previous U82.5KG All-Time World Record was in possession of Chakera Ingram, who deadlifted 282.5 kilograms (622.8 pounds) at the 2018 USPA Gulf Coast Open.
Watch the lift here:
The lift is on the second slide of the post below.
Samantha Rice usually competes in the 90-kilogram weight class, but this time she came in at a much lighter bodyweight. So, she ended up taking part in the 82.5-kilogram weight class at the 2023 WRPF American Pro 2. Samantha Rice still had the best competition of her career. She set new competition PRs in all events, even in the squat, where she missed her final attempt.
265 kilograms (584.2 pounds)
280 kilograms (617.3 pounds) — Competition PR
Unsuccessful — 287.5 kilograms (633.8 pounds)
152.5 kilograms (336.2 pounds)
155 kilograms (341.7 pounds)
157.5 kilograms (347.2 pounds) — Competition PR
270 kilograms (595.2 pounds)
282.5 kilograms (622.8 pounds)
291 kilograms (641.5 pounds) — U82.5KG All-Time World Record
Total — 728.5 kilograms (1,606 pounds) — Competition PR
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Samantha Rice has been competing in powerlifting since 2014, meaning she is nearing a full decade in the sport. During this time, she has appeared in 20 sanctioned powerlifting competitions, all of which saw her take home the gold medal. So, Samantha is one of the rare few competitors who has a 100% win rate.
Now at 33 years old, Samantha Rice is clearly in the best shape of her life and is one of the greatest powerlifters that the powerlifting community has ever seen. So, it is exciting to think about what will come next for Samantha and her powerlifting career.
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