Samantha Rice put on an absolute show at The Hybrid Showdown 4, held on January 15-16th, 2022 At the HYBRID Performance Method Gym Miami, FL. She competed in the 90kg category and managed to break two all-time World Records, and win the female division.
The competition was packed with some very impressive record-breaking performances from the likes of John Haack, Blake Lehew, Hunter Henderson, and more, but Samantha’s performance was the most impressive of them all.
Samantha claimed the deadlift World Record with a 273.5 kg (603 lbs) lift. Her total was 681 kg (1501.3 lbs), which is the new All-Time World Record, and is 10 kg (22 lbs) heavier than the previous record.
You can watch all her lifts here, Courtesy of ALpowerliftingTV YouTube Channel:
Both previous records were held by Chakera Ingram, she held the deadlift record of 273 kg (681.9 lbs), and the total world record of 671 kg (1479.3 lbs). Ingram set both world records at the 2018 USPA American Cup.
Samantha Rice’s Hybrid Showdown 4 Performance
Samantha drastically improved her competition records in all three of her lifts, which got her the win, and $20,000 of prize money. Her final DOTS score was 616.78, which is the sixth-highest all-time of any female lifter in the raw division.
- Squat: 250 kilograms (551.1 pounds)
- Bench Press: 157.5 kilograms (347.2 pounds)
- Deadlift: 273.5 kilograms (603 pounds) All-Time Raw World Record
- Total: 681 kilograms (1,501.3 pounds) All-Time Raw World Record
Samantha Rice’s Powerlifting Career
The participation at the Hybrid Showdown marks her 17th powerlifting competition, and what is one of the most impressive stats in the powerlifting world is that she has won all 17 competitions, making her win rate 100%. Her debut contest was back in 2014, at the 2014 NASA World Cup.
Samantha’s most notable wins came in the 2021 WRPF Kern US Open, and the 2020 XPC Arnold.
For the past two years, Samantha has competed in the 90 kg division, and with her new records, she is officially the greatest athlete in the division. At the age of 31-years-old, she is breaking her previous personal records by a very impressive margin.