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Summary of Powerlifting Contests, USA Rankings, Records, and Times Bodyweight

by Gary F. Zeolla

Below is a summary of my contest performances from April 2003 through June 2009.
Then from February 2015 to the present.
All weights are in pounds.

See also My Powerlifting Accomplishments


Contests I Have Entered

Date Contest Gear Class/ Bwt. Squat Bench Deadlift Ratio - Total Place
4/12/03 IPA Iron House Equipped, single ply 114s/ 113.5 275, 290, 305 175, 190, 195 325, 340, 350 9/9  -  850 1st, 1sta
8/8/03 IPA Worlds Equipped, single ply 114s/ 113.7 310, 325, 335 185, 200, 205 340, 355, 365 8/9  -  900 1st, 1st
11/14/03 IPA Nationals Equipped, multi-ply 114s/ 113.6 365, 385, 385 195, 205, 205 355, 370, 380 5/9  -  940 1st, 1st
7/10/04 IPA Worlds Equipped, multi-ply 114s/ 113.5 370, 390, 405 195, 210, 220 390, 410, 410 7/9 - 1025 1st, 1st
4/16/05 IPA Iron House Equipped, multi-ply 114s/ 113.5 370, 390, 410 200, 215, 225 370, 390, 405, 415 8/10 - 1030 1st, 1st
4/8/06 WNPF Western PA Raw with wraps 123s/ 121.0 365, 385, 400 175, 190, 200 365, 385, 400 7/9 - 975 1st, 1stb, Best Raw Lifter
9/2/06 APF PA States Equipped, multi-ply 114s/ 114.5 375, 400, 415 200, 215, 220 375, 400, 410 7/9 - 1030 1st, Best Lifter
9/22/07 IPA PA States Equipped, multi-ply 114s/ 114.5 380, 400, 415 200, 210, 220 370, 390, 405 7/9 - 1010 1st, 1st
6/7/08 NASA NE Raw with sleeves 114s/ 114.0 281, 309, 331 160, 176, 187 342, 375, 402 9/9 - 920 1st, 1st
6/13/09 RAWU NE & PA Raw with sleeves 114s/ 114-3/8 295, 295, 315 160, 180, 190 340, 370, 390, 400 7/10 - 865 1st, 1st, Best Lifter
                 
2/28/15 IPA PA States Raw with wraps 114s/ 113.6 280, 300, 310 145, 155, 165 345, 365, 375 9/9 - 850 1st, 1stc
3/5/16 IPA PA States Raw with wraps 114s/ 114.2 285, 300, 315 160, 170, 175 350, 365, 380 9/9 - 870 1stc
9/10/16 AAPF Ohio States Raw with wraps 114s/ 114.6 290, 305, 320 160, 170, 180 350, 370, 385 9/9 - 885 1std
3/4/17 IPA PA States Raw with wraps 114s/ 114.5 290, 310, 325 155, 165, 175 350, 370, 390 9/9 - 890 1std
9/9/17 AAPF Ohio States Raw with wraps 114s/ 113.5 305, 325, 335 155, 165, 175 360, 385, 395 8/9 - 895 1std
8/18/18 RPS Dog Days Raw with sleeves 114s/ 144.0 275, 290, 300 150, 160, 170 360, 380, 400 9/9 - 870 1std

 

a Open and master (40-44) divisions, respectively.
b
Open and master (45-49) divisions, respectively.
c Open and/ or master (50-54) divisions, respectively.
d Open and/ or master (55-59) divisions, respectively.

For details on the above contests, follow the links or see Contest Reports.


Best Rankings on Powerlifting USA's Ranking Lists

My best placement on the Top 100 lifters in the USA for 114s.
(This magazine was the premier powerlifting magazine, but it ceased its 35 year publication run in 2012. Its ranking lists grouped lifts done with all types of gear together.)

Lift Year Rank
Squat 2007 #4
Bench 2005 #14
Deadlift 2005 #6
Total 2005 #5

My best placement on the Top 20 Masters chart was for 2006
(Powerlifting USA, July 2007, pp. 80,81).

Lift Year(s) Rank
Squat 2005, 07 #1
Bench 2007 #1
Deadlift 2004,05,07,10 #1
Total 2005, 07 #1

 

Powerlifting Watch’s Ranking Lists

Powerlifting Watch now has its own ranking lists, with separate lists for raw without wraps, raw with wraps, single-ply, and mutli-ply lifters. Unfortunately, they are lumping together 114s, 123s, and 132s under the 132 pound class. But despite competing against lifters as much as two weight classes above me, my rankings were not too bad. Below is my placements in their Best of the Best lists, meaning form when they started their ranking lists in 2007 to the present.

All-time/ All-federation, Open Ranking Lists

These lists are for All-time, meaning from the beginning of the sport of powerlifting in the early 1970s to the present. They are are for all-federations and all ages, but I was in my mid-40s for these lifts. The first is for the United States; the other three are for the world. The first is for all types of gear; the other three are for raw with or without wraps. Many thanks to Michael Soong for his effort in maintaining these lists. These lists are available by subscription on Powerlifting Watch. The asterisk indicates exact bodyweight not weight class limit used to calculate weight lifted times bodyweight.

114s, All types of gear:

Lift Weight Rank
Squat 415 #32

114s, Raw with or without wraps:

Lift Weight Rank
Squat 330.7 #14
Total 920.4 #11
 

123s, Raw with or without wraps:
 

Lift Weight Rank
Squat 385 #12

 


Records

From 2003 to 2009, I broke or set a total of 55 different federation records, set in six different powerlifting federations.

IPA, 114, Amateur, Open, World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 405 7/10/04
Deadlift 410 7/10/04
Total 1025 7/10/04

IPA, 114, Amateur, Master I (40-44), World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 405 7/10/04
Bench 210 7/10/04
Deadlift 410 7/10/04
Total 1025 7/10/04

IPA, 114, Pro, Open, World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 410 4/16/05
Bench 220 9/22/07
Deadlift 405 4/16/05
Total 1030 4/16/05

IPA, 114, Pro, Master I (40-44), World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 410 4/16/05
Bench 215 4/16/05
Deadlift 405 4/16/05
Total 1030 4/16/05

IPA, 114, Pro, Master II (45-49), World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 400 9/22/07
Bench 220 9/22/07
Deadlift 390 9/22/07
Total 1010 9/22/07

RPS, 114, Pro, Open, World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 400 9/22/07
Deadlift 390 9/22/07
Total 1010 9/22/07

RPS, 114, Pro, Master II (45-49), World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 400 9/22/07
Bench 220 9/22/07
Deadlift 390 9/22/07
Total 1010 9/22/07

WNPF, 123, Open, PA State Records, Raw Division

Lift Weight Date
Squat 385 4/8/06
Bench 190 4/8/06
Deadlift 400 4/8/06
Total 975 4/8/06

WNPF, 123, Master II (45-49), PA State Records, Raw Division

Lift Weight Date
Squat 385 4/8/06
Bench 190 4/8/06
Deadlift 400 4/8/06
Total 975 4/8/06

APF, 114, Master II (45-49), American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 415 9/2/06
Bench 215 9/2/06
Deadlift 400 9/2/06
Total 1030 9/2/06

NASA, 114, Unequipped, Open Pure, American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 331 6/708
Bench 187 6/7/08
Deadlift 402 6/708
Total 920 6/708

NASA, 114, Unequipped, Masters Pure, American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 331 6/708
Bench 187 6/7/08
Deadlift 402 6/708
Total 920 6/708

RAWU, 114, Raw, Open, American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 295 6/13/09
Bench 180 6/13/09
Deadlift 400 6/13/09
Total 865 6/13/09

RAWU, 114, Raw, Masters II (45-49), American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 295 6/13/09
Bench 180 6/13/09
Deadlift 400 6/13/09
Total 865 6/13/09

RAWU, 114, Masters Bench Record

Lift Weight Date
Bench 180 6/13/09

Since 2015, I have broken or set a total of 27 different federation records, set in two different powerlifting federations.

IPA, 114, Amateur, Open, Raw World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 310 2/28/15
Deadlift 375 2/28/15
Total 850 2/28/15

IPA, 114, Amateur, Master III (50-54), Raw World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 315 3/5/16
Bench 175 3/5/16
Deadlift 380 3/5/16
Total 870 3/5/16

AAPF, 114, Amateur, Open, Raw Classic World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 9/9/17
Bench 180 9/10/16
Deadlift 395 9/9/17
Total 895 9/9/17

AAPF, 114, Amateur, Master IV (55-59), Raw Classic World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 9/9/17
Bench 180 9/10/16
Deadlift 395 9/9/17
Total 895 9/9/17

IPA, 114, Amateur, Master IV (55-59), Raw World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 3/4/17
Bench 175 3/4/17
Deadlift 390 3/4/17
Total 890 3/4/17

RPS, 114, Professional, Open, Raw Modern World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 300 8/18/18
Bench 170 8/18/18
Deadlift 400 8/18/18
Total 870 8/18/18

RPS, 114, Professional, Master (55-59), Raw Modern World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 300 8/18/18
Bench 170 8/18/18
Deadlift 400 8/18/18
Total 870 8/18/18

All-time Records

These records are for All-time, meaning from the beginning of the sport of powerlifting in the early 1970s to the present. They are are for all-federations. They are for masters, 50-59 year old lifters and are for raw with or without wraps. I was wearing wraps for these lifts. These records lump together 114s and 123s, but I was at 114s for these lifts. Many thanks to Johnny Vasquez for his effort in developing and maintaining these records. These records are available by subscription on Powerlifting Watch.

114/123, Raw, Masters, American Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 3/4/17
Deadlift 400 8/18/18
Total 895 9/9/17

114/123, Raw, Masters, World Records

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 3/4/17
Deadlift 400 8/18/18

 


Personal Records

I competed in powerlifting in college (1979-82). Below are my best lifts at that time.

114s: College

Lift Weight Date
Squat 352 2/8/81
Bench 205 10/25/80
Deadlift 410 1/24/81
Total 953 2/8/81

123s: College

Lift Weight Date
Squat 425 2/20/82
Bench 240 2/20/82
Deadlift 435 6/19/82
Total 1095 2/20/82

These lifts were done wearing a belt, wrist wraps, and a single-ply poly "super suit" and 2.0 meter "super wraps." That is the only gear that was allowed at that time. Bench shirts were not invented yet.

My best lifts from 2003 to 2009 are as follows:

114s: Multi-ply gear, 2.5 meter wraps:

Lift Weight Date
Squat 415 9/2/06
Bench 220 9/22/07
Deadlift 410 7/10/04
Total 1030 4/16/05

As can be seen, I equaled or bettered all of my college lifts at 114s. But its not a fair comparison given that the multi-ply gear of today is much more beneficial than the gear I used in college.

114s: Raw without wraps

Lift Weight Date
Squat 331 6/708
Bench 187 6/7/08
Deadlift 402 6/708
Total 920 6/708

By "raw with wraps" is meant a belt and knee sleeves (not knee wraps) on squats and deadlifts and a belt and wrist wraps on benches, but no squat suit or bench press shirt. It can be seen that I am close to what I did in college.

123s: Raw with wraps

Lift Weight Date
Squat 385 4/8/06
Bench 190 4/8/06
Deadlift 400 4/8/06
Total 975 4/8/06

This was the only contest I entered at 123s during the 2000s. Here, "raw with wraps," meant a belt, wrist wraps, and 2.0 meter knee wraps.

114s: Raw with wraps

Lift Weight Date
Squat 325 3/4/17
Bench 180 9/10/16
Deadlift 395 9/9/17
Total 895 9/9/17

Here, "raw with wraps," means a belt, wrist wraps, and 2.5 or 3.0 meter knee wraps.

It needs to be noted, I stopped powerlifting when I was 21 and did not compete again until I was 42, then stopped again when I was 48, but restarted at 53. I severely regret not having been able to lift and compete through my 20s and 30s. I will always wonder what I might have accomplished if I had been able to do so.


Times Bodyweight

The following Times Bodyweight results are based on my best equipped lifts and my actual weigh-in weights.

Lift Weight Bodyweight Times Bwt.
Squat 415 114.5 3.62
Bench 220 114.5 1.92
Deadlift 410 113.5 3.61
Total 1030 113.5 9.07

The following is based on the Schwartz Formula. This is the type of formula used instead of times bodyweight to calculate "best lifter" awards at contests. The coefficient for one's bodyweight is multiplied by the weight lifted to give the points result.

Lift Weight Bodyweight Coefficient Points
Squat 415 114.5 .9578 393.462
Bench 220 114.5 .9578 210.716
Deadlift 410 113.5 .9578 392.698
Total 1030 113.5 .9578 986.534

The following is based on the Schwartz Master's Formula. This is the type of formula used to calculate "master (over 40) best lifter" awards at contests. The above Schwartz points are calculated first and then multiplied by the coefficient for one's age to give the points result.

Lift Age Coefficient Points
Squat 45 1.048 412.348
Bench 44 1.031 220.830
Deadlift 44 1.031 399.934
Total 44 1.031 1017.117

 

See also My Powerlifting Accomplishments.

Summary of Powerlifting Contests, USA Rankings, Records, and Times Bodyweight. Copyright 2003-2009, 2015-2018 by Gary F. Zeolla.

The above charts were first posted on this site November 23, 2003.
This page was last updated August 21, 2018.

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