Well this was my goal since I got into powerlifting this year was to pull 700 raw in the 220 weight class. Yesterday I got it at the AAPF Illinois Raw Power Challenge. I went for 711 for my third lift and I really believe that I'm strong enough to do it but I was out of gas and let the bar get too far out in front of me and just couldn't lock it out. I got 567.5 squat without knee wraps which is a PR for me as well and got a 331 bench. Bench was not impressive I know, but I tore my pec last year and i'm being cautious with it... especially since it was really cold in the building we were lifting in and I didn't want to chance it. Unfortunately, Eric Lillibridge wasn't as fortunate as me and I think he tore his hamstring on his 3rd deadlift attempt with 810 lbs. Eric is a great guy and I got to talk to him quite a bit. He's a beast and will be a big name in powerlifting. I didn't realize it but he was actually up right next to me on 711 lbs rooting me on which was really cool of him. I hope he heals up quickly and is back on the platform soon.
3-711 (no good)
Thread: 700 lb deadlift