2012 RPS Connecticut Battle of Champions – 625 Deadlift

2012 RPS Connecticut Battle of the Champions, sanctioned by Gene Rychlak’s Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate, was held at the EUROPA Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on June 30, 2012.

I weighed-in at 287.6 and competed in 308 Amateur “Raw Modern” (knee wraps allowed for Squat), Master 40-44.

This was my third and final Deadlift attempt at 625. The lift only received one “White Light” from the judges, and therefore was not counted in my total, yet it’s the lift I am most proud of because it represents a significant increase in my deadlift strength and I’ve worked really hard for it over the past two years.

I hit a 605 on my second lift, which is currently a RPS World Record for my Division, and was the first time I was able to pull north of 600 in competition.

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