USAPL High School/Teen Nationals
Wheeze Steals The Show
After a short vacation in Myrtle, I am back to writing and for today I will be recapping the USAPL High School and Teen Raw Nationals. Now just to make it easy this Raw Nationals is a big competition where only the best of the best in the USA come to compete. Now the Standout performance for Sean Mills a.k.a “Wheeze” is something to talk about. His overall total between Squat, Bench, and Deadlift was 818kg/1803.3Lb competing in the 105kg/230Lb weight class. He had a 689lb squat, 396lb bench, and a 717lb (American Record) deadlift at only 19 years old.
I always think I am decently strong but when someone the same age can bench more than your own squat max it very much humbles you. What is also crazy about Wheeze too is that he has squatted close to 700lbs in training and has benched well over 400lb in the lead up to this competition. Another big performance was from Grant Iverson, another 19-year-old that had a 757.5kg/1670lb total with 661Lb squat, a 430Lb bench, and a 690Lb Deadlift competing in the 120kg/264Lb weight class. The thing in common between these 2 lifters is that they are coached by the same person, Joe Ferratti a.k.a Joeyflexx.
Joeyflexx has a huge group of world class lifters under his belt including my all-time favorite lifter Russel Orhii and so many others. There are many powerlifting competitions in which you will 100% see a team Joeyflexx lifter be in the top 10 or even top 5. The Joeyflexx team has supreme domination in powerlifting, it is going to be fun to see what team can be as great or even greater than Joeyflexx.