The deal happened at Dan Green’s Boss Barbell Club in Mountain View, California. On Friday and Saturday, there was an excellent chance to see at least some of the lifts that took place at the WRPF Boss of Bosses V powerlifting meet.
Despite having a lot of big names in both the male and female weight classes the hype was aroused by Hybrid Performance Method athlete Stefi Cohen.
Arguably the most prominent performance from the weekend came precisely from her.
According to Bar Bend, Cohen competed in the 56kg/123 lb raw (with sleeves) weight class and weighed in for the meet at 121.4 lbs. To kick off the meet, Cohen opened with a 182.5kg/402 lb squat, which she moved with ease and was only 2.5kg shy of her current all-time world record.
For her second squat, she jumped to 190kg/419 lbs. This was a feat that sealed her with a new all-time world record.
On her third attempt, Cohen went for 195kg/429 lbs but closely missed. This feat would have smoked her previous world record heading into the meet by 10kg.
The publisher also admits that this weight is actually her training one, as Stefi squatted it about two weeks before hitting the platform.
On the bench press, she opened with 95kg/209 lb press and then moved to 100kg/220 lbs for her second (a 2.5kg PR). For her third bench press, Cohen jumped up to 105kg/231 lbs and hit a clean press, which was a 7.5kg PR.
What about deadlifts, Cohen kicked off with a 215kg/473 lb pull, which was looking like a warm-up for our athlete.
On her second, she moved to 225k/496 lbs, which was enough to seal her an all-time world record total.
Finally, the third attempt 230kg/507 lb deadlift. This is to say it was a lift that made Cohen’s performance one of the best in raw powerlifting history.
In addition, Cohen breezed through the pull and locked it out to not only push the total all-time world record further to 524kg/1,157 lbs but to earn the highest ever Wilks Score for raw (sleeved) competition with a huge 628.29.