Powerlifter Shane Hunt Crushes 317.5-Kilogram (700-Pound) Deadlift for 11 Reps at 2022 Olympia Expo


Hunt put on a deadlifting show in Las Vegas.

Shane Hunt is only in his mid-20s, which makes the potential for starting a productive and satisfying sports career as a powerlifter seem more likely. His latest milestone, performed in front of a capacity crowd in Las Vegas, NV, is a huge step forward for his promising energy.

On December 16-17, 2022, during the 2022 Olympia Expo, Hunt performed a 317.5-kilogram (700-pound) deadlift for 11 reps. While he paused for a moment at the end of the set, the athlete was usually loud in the set to the admiration of the audience watching him on his lifting platform. Hunt was able to demonstrate his deadlift strength-endurance without shoes, while using a lifting belt and lifting strap. It is unclear what his body weight was at the time of the lift. The Expo – as sponsored by the Olympia organizing body – acts as an ancillary showcase of power and strength for strength sports athletes, such as Hunt, who do not participate in the main Olympia bodybuilding competition.

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Hunt is partly known for his deadlift skills. The recent 120-kilogram-plus athlete currently has the second-heaviest raw deadlift of all time in that weight class with a pull of 425 kilograms (936.9 pounds) from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Pro Raw Championships. In the 120-kilogram-plus category, only all-time raw World Record holder Danny Grigsby has a heavier pull (487.5 kilograms/1,074.7 pounds) at the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro .

As a tease of his potential, in an early September 2022 training session, Hunt deadlifted 435 kilograms (959 pounds), or 10 kilograms (22.1 pounds) more than his all-time raw. which competition would ideally take place about three weeks later.

In pure competition, Hunt’s record so far has been much better.

The athlete can boasts 10 wins in 14 matches since his debut in February 2013. In general, Hunt can probably count on his work within the jurisdiction of the WRPF as his manager. The athlete made his WRPF debut with a win at the 2019 Hybrid Summer Slam. He followed that performance with two more victories in the 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III and an inspiring finish in the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash. At the time of publishing this article, Hunt won three of the four WRPF competitions.

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Going forward, with the holiday season now in full swing, it will be difficult to determine what Hunt’s future plans are. Chances are, he will drop jaws and open eyes every time he is seen in the gym or on a platform again.

Featured image: @huntpowerlifting on Instagram


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