Sherry Berdigan is an amazing Junior powerlifter, and her recent performance is par excellent. On April 14th, 2022 Sherry took to her Instagram account to share a video where she pulled a monstrous deadlift of 200 kg (441 lbs) in training, which is one of the greatest lifts in her still-young career. She usually weighs in at around 57 kg (125.5 lbs), so she pulled 3.5x her bodyweight.
Sherry Berdigan’s lift is unofficially equal to the current IPF Junior World Record, which Jacob Jade set at the 2021 EPF European Classic Powerlifting Championships. Sherry’s 200 kg (441 lbs) deadlift was also completely raw, as she did not even use a lifting belt to aid her in the lift. Her style of deadlifting is with a sumo stance, and it looks like she has mastered it. For a split moment, before the video ends, the pure exhilaration and happiness of Sherry Berdigan could be seen.
“I wasn’t supposed to go this heavy today but when everyone is hyping you up and telling you to hit a PR, it’s kinda hard not to 😂🤷🏽♀️.”
You can watch the lift here:
Sherry Berdigan’s Powerlifting Journey
Sherry’s Berdigan is still very young and is just entering her final year of competing in the Junior age division. Her first sanctioned powerlifting competition was in January 2019, which means that she has been doing the sport professionally for only three years. Sherry has taken part in 7 contests, and came out victorious 4 times. However, her greatest success currently is a third-place finish in the 2021 IPF Junior Worlds. She is also the 57 kg weight class Canadian Junior Record holder in the squat, deadlift, and total events.
Sherry Berdigan’s Greatest Performances
- 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships – 3rd place (Junior)
- 2020 CPU Nationals – 1st place
- 2020 & 2021 CPU Alberta Provincials – 1st place
Sherry Berdigan’s Raw Competition PRs:
- Squat: 162.5 kg (358.2 lbs) (2021 CPU Alberta Provincials) U57 kg Canadian Junior Record
- Bench Press: 90 kg (198.4 lbs) (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift: 183 kg (403.4 lbs) (2021 CPU Alberta Provincials) U57 kg Canadian Junior Record
- Total: 433 kg (954.6 lbs) (2021 CPU Alberta Provincials) U57 kg Canadian Junior Record
Sherry Berdigan has had a slow start to her powerlifting career, but she has quickly gained pace and is looking much better now. Her 200 kg (441 lbs) deadlift has equaled the IPF Junior record, but she will get the chance to make it official at the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. The competition will take place on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa. This means that Sherry has almost two months to prepare, so a World Record would not be surprising.